Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Type-R, Jan 4, 2009.
Hyper Hobby magazine scans courtesy of modxtoy.com.
Thank you for the scans.
Grimlock looks like $20. I love him, but the truth is most of Hasbro's $40 leader-class figures are far more intricate than this $150 "masterpiece" figure.
Megatron's swords are just stowed on the underside of the car. I suppose it was a bit ambitious of the designers to want to fit an arm cannon in there initially.
Some good photos there, ta for posting. More MP Grimlock goodness, that toy can't get released quick enough. Still like the look of Alternity Megatron, even without cannon, but I think the cash for that will now be going on that new Movie Leader Prime..
I'm luvvin' MP Grimlock, though Alternity Megs is slowly looking more and more like ass the more pics I see of it.
Grimlock is looking great. I can't wait to see what Hasbro has in store for their inevitable release of the mold. Only chrome on Takara's that bothers me is the red chrome on the sword. It seems pointless to me. While I'm not a big fan of most chrome, all the other chrome looks good on him, and makes sense. It may just be me, but something about Henkei Cyclonus makes him look hilarious. Probably the light coloration on him. Hasbro's looks a whole lot better than that, imo. Alternity Megs looks interesting, but I'm not interested in him. If we somehow get Alternity Optimus Prime here in the states, I might get him, but I currently don't see Hasbro ever bringing the line over here.
I love the job they have done on Grimlock, and will be picking one up on release without hesitation, but I am beginning to wonder where the $150 is in him too.
I'm hoping there is something not picked up yet in translation about materials, size or features to give him that 'got your money's worth' feeling I got with MP Convoy and Megs.
The more I see of MP Grimlock, the more I dislike the dino-mode. It'd dead-on to G1 cartoon accuracy, but that doesn't make it any better.
I just don't understand why they kept the Barney-mode. They changed Starscream enough to make it look like an updated G1, so why not a Maximum Dinobots-styled Grimlock?
Oh well, until something is reveaed to make it worth the pricetag, I'll just have to be disappointed and pass.
What Leader class figs are you buying? Most of the leader classes out there while detailed to and extent still leave ALOT to be desired in the detail department i.e. the Animated Leader class figs all needing alot more attention hell UM isn't even white.
As for Grimlock he is King while $150 is still steep imo I'll still gladly hand it over for him. I'm guessing he is going to have as much or more diecast then Prime at this point that is the only way I think they can justify the price point
It's not chrome; his sword and gun barrels light up.
it looks to me like he's channeling BWII Galvatron.
Fairlady Megatron looks... really lame.
Anywho, where's that pic somebody posted in the last FAIRLADY MEGATRON topic? Y'know, the literally fairlady Megatron? That was hilarious and actualy better than the toy in question.
I am lovin mp grimmy.
Well to be fair, Grimlock's transformation is scout-y, the only truly "amazing" thing is his eye change-thingy and light-up hand, stuff that Cybertron and Movie leaders... and ULTRAS and and... even Universe Deluxe Cheetor! Have done before and better.
Grimlock is a little high-priced, but I must have him anyway. Good thing I'm getting him for my b-day this year. Probably the only gift I'll get, me thinks.
I love MP Grimlock, I just hope there's a US release so I can get one for a decent price.
I know they light up, that's not what I'm talking about. I was refering to the red chrome on the handle part of the sword. The part imbetween his hand and the blade part. It's clearly a red chrome, and something I personally find pointless.
I am quite happy with Ani-Grimlock. Mickey looks better than MP-Grimlock.
He is quite correct.
MP Grimlock is teh sexy - pity his robo feet don't collapse down more in dino made though.
He's about the only thing I plan on picking up this year (except henkei hound & cyclonus)
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