Grimlock: Red Eyes VS Blue Eyes Debate.

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by GrimlockAutobot, Apr 24, 2009.

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What color eyes should Grimlock have in any form? (toy or otherwise.)

  1. Blue

    63 vote(s)
    57.8%
  2. Red

    46 vote(s)
    42.2%
  1. GrimlockAutobot

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    When and where did this debate start in the TF fandom? Was it because the G1 cartoon version of Grimlock has blue eyes and some of the toys (most notably G1 grimlock) had red eyes?

    Where do you stand in this debate and why?

    I think that Grimlock should have BLUE eyes in any form (toy, cartoon, or otherwise.) This is my opinion because I believe he should stay true to his G1 cartoon self and also because all Autobots should have blue eyes and all Decepticons should have red eyes.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this and/or post!!
     
  2. Batman

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    That is it right there.G1 toon had blue and the toy had red. Masterpiece Grimlock has a gimmick which allows you to switch between the two. Myself, I prefer the blue.
     
  3. smkspy

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    I prefer red because it implies that Grimlock walks the line between Autobot and Decepticon. Though honestly, I've never given the subject a second thought until this thread.
     
  4. Thundercrackah

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    I dont really mind to be honest.
    If I had to choose one it would be blue, simply because I like the blue they use for Autobot eyes.
     
  5. Midnight

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    In the G1 cartoon and I believe the orginal toy too,the dinosaur eyes were blue and the robot visor was red.

    I like it that way,having Grimlock with a blue visor always felt wrong from a character stand point.
     
  6. GrimlockAutobot

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    Does anyone know when the first time a Grimlock TOY had blue eyes? Was it Animated Grimlock?

    Also, to comment on a post above, I believe Grimlocks visor in the G1 cartoon was blue along with his dino-mode eyes. The G1 toy has red eyes in both robot and dino modes.
     
  7. Sol Fury

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    Grimlock's visor was indeed blue.

    Pretty sure Animated Grimlock was the first US released Grimlock with blue eyes - in Japan there were a lot of PVC Grimlocks with blue eyes, though.

    Myself, I like the way the Masterpiece has it. Blue and red. I see the red as Grimlock's "berserker" state, the "smash it all" form. Blue is the more collected and reasoned Grimlock.

    There's probably very little to distinguish between the two, though.
     
  8. GrimlockAutobot

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    That's funny because I was just thinking the same thing......his blue eyes are when he's calm and they turn red when he's enraged and ready to kick some Decepticon tail.
     
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    Blue. Because I'm not a filthy communist.
     
  10. Grimlock_13

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    Yep, that's my reason too. As far as Masterpiece Grimlock goes I stick to the red eyes for both Robot and Dino modes because I think it looks better anyway.
     
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    Red. I like to stick with the toys.
     
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    I'm on the blue eyes side. He's an Autobot, he should have nice, friendly, blue eyes.
     
  13. Pasaway

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    make that 3
     
  14. Chaos Muffin

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    Blue for when he's normal, and red for when he's pissed
     
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    I prefer the red because it's the color of anger. And to me, Grimlock is always angry.
     
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    I prefer the Blue eyes in dinosaur mode. I think they look good like that. However, I prefer red eyes in bot mode because it stands out more. he's got a lot more red in his bot mode and the eyes go well with that.
     
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    Blue. I always loved the cartoon look.
     
  18. Switch625

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    I'm kind of torn. I like blue because I prefer my Autobots to have blue eyes and it's true to the cartoon. I like red because it reflects the Dinobots' power levels and the fact that they're not quite as "true-blue good" as the rest of the Autobots. This is why I like the red/blue gimmick as much as I do, because I can change it whenever it suits me.
     
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    Grimlock is a badass, give him red eyes.
     
  20. payton34

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    I painted mine white, with a black dot in the middle. That way it looks more realistic.

    :popcorn 
     

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