MP-8 Grimlock Design Art Magazine Scan

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  1. Type-R

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    awesome just awesome
     
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    I'm in two minds.

    One, I don't have a G1 Grimlock and I want one.

    Two, I don't want to pay $$$ for a slavish G1 design. For something this size and the cost it would be, I want to see something in dino mode at least a lot closer to correct posture, and a robot mode that's a lot more than this appears to be so far.

    Not sure if I want. I'll wait and see what else comes out.
     
  4. RobotoChan

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    The transformation looks remarkably similar to G1 grimmy.

    The text seems to imply that he is a very popular character... is that so?
    In the west maybe, but I thought in Japan, nobody gave two hoots about the T-Rex.
     
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    I think it's more of a case where G1 Grimlock was already pretty bang-on in terms of overall transform accuracy. This version just takes that template and adds all the missing ingredients like better articulation, proper proportions, etc. And I'm glad. If it was an entirely new transform process (ala Classics Grimmy), it wouldn't feel right.

    Just to add to that a bit, I'd actually expect the same if we're ever lucky enough to get Masterpiece versions of Soundwave & Shockwave. Their G1 versions are already SO good that some people probably wouldn't be too impressed by their hypothetical MP versions since, just like Grimlock here, the overall transform basics would likely remain very similar.
     
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    Interesting, Grimlock has a flamethrower in his mouth. No wonder the figure is so expensive. But do you think it will pass U.S. toy safety standards?
     
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    the designers have probably done the best thing possible with grimlock: remained faithful to the G1 toy detailing and TF sequence but given him the cartoon dino look, i feel a much better robo mode has been allowed for with the godzilla type dino, a realistic t rex form would probably have given a skinnier looking robot, the robot is as bulky as anybody could ever want!
     
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    sparking mechanism maybe??
     
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    God that huge orange cap in his mouth is going to look horrendous!!!!!:lol 
     
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    If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!! :popcorn :p :drool: :thumb 
     
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    Why is there a Disney copyright on there?
     
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    The "Optimouse Prime" Disney figure was probably shown on the same page but cropped out in this scan.
     
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    While I love G1 stuff especially G-lock, I can't help but think that he looks more like Godzilla than an actual dinosaur. Maybe I'm trying to compare him to Megatron's beast mode oh well, I'll still pick him up.
     
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    Love the dinosaur. It looks more scary in this scan
     
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    I find the design/concept art here more appealing than the retailer catalog resin prototype image from last week. That one looked pretty underwhelming and coupled with the higher than usual price for an MP figure, I'm going to hold out for more pics of the toy before deciding whether or not to pre-order.
     
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    Why do people continue to say this? Upright vs. flat doesn't change proportions. It's still the same dino, just in a different position.

    Not that I dislike what we're seeing here, just saying it seems someone, somewhere, thinks that the t-rex suddenly becomes a skinny mini when it stands flat instead of upright.

    Flamethrower in the mouth? Hmm. That could be interesting.
     
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    not bad. What's with Disney in there?
     
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    Can't wait for it!! also just placed my pre-order for him yesterday woo hoo!:rock 
     
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    This figure looks awesome. Now lets see if they can paint it!
     
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    I hope the flamethrower makes it into the final toy - that would be the icing on the cake.
     

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