MP-08 : Takara Grimlock VS Hasbro Grimlock

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  1. Greenspan

    Greenspan Monetary Maestro

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    Hi!

    I know the Hasbro MP Grimlock isn't out yet but considering Hasbro's intention of bringing him here for 2010 I was wondering if they would use the first MP grimlock color scheme by Takara-Tomy or the second with brighter gold and crown ? At any rate which do you prefer ? Personally I hope Hasbro will make it like the second "comic book accurate" version.

    Original MP-08 Grimlock
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    Special MP-08 King Grimlock
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  2. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    I hope they use the first version
     
  3. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    The 2nd version looks great IMO
     
  4. flik68

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    the first one is better imo
     
  5. Empir3

    Empir3 Bedstructicon Empir3

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    Second version is some japanese store exclusive and i prefer it. I hope they include a crown in the US version at the very least.
     
  6. RodimusDawg

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    I hope they do something completely different from the previous two. Like how Masterpiece Optimus Prime had the scuff mark and blast burns. If I am remembering correctly Takara version didn't have the cosmetic battle damage did it?

    And since HASBRO is all for repaints. I would pick up a Blue G2 Grimlock in a heartbeat.
     
  7. tony77tony77

    tony77tony77 Well-Known Member

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    i like the 2nd version color but the 1st one is more G1 colors.
     
  8. Brave Convoy

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    I like the first one. They should always start with the G1 toy color scheme and then re-release it as a comic/cartoon repaint.
     
  9. nOObiE do0

    nOObiE do0 noobious maximus

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    I'm going to say that the gold chrome will be painted yellow.
     
  10. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    blue g2 would be good

    personally i think hasbro is going to snub his dino mode fingers and the sword, as those claws are pretty sharp
     
  11. ComicGuy89

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    While aesthetically, it might look worse, I actually prefer it because this means it's going to last longer. (no flaking)
     
  12. Blackout2505

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    That thing looks almost like a movie figure o_O 
     
  13. OldDirtyBot

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    I want 2nd version but black instead of blue parts. Would look perfect.
     
  14. bcm77

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    I'll take either Takara version over whatever Hasbro do because they'll almost certainly make the best Grimlock mold ever look like crap.

    All or most of the chrome will vanish, the sharp areas like the claws and teeth will get cast in that horrible bendy plastic and if the ROTF line is anything to go by the main bulk of parts will be in that awful grey plastic.

    Cheaper it may be but I daresay it'll look noticeably so in terms of appearance and for once I haven't objected to paying the high price to import something because I have no faith in Hasbro's ability to deliver the goods.
     
  15. ComicGuy89

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    That's why Hasbro's always cheaper. :)  It's for us budget-conscious fans who simply can't afford to pay so much, and are willing to compromise. Takara's versions are for collectors who really want the paint job and have the means to afford it.
     
  16. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    well we could all just accept what we get, and be glad that they're even gonna release it at all.
     
  17. honcho

    honcho It's been a while.

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    I think Hasbro's going to have US Grim have the King Grimlock colors but with the black thighs of the original release. I like the colors from both and that's how I'd combine them, anyway. I don't care how they release big Grim, I just want one at an affordable price!
     
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    the second one's sword is beautiful
     
  19. guard convoy

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    um no it don't
     
  20. starscream-99

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    For me to buy it they would have to use the first.
     

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