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has revealed one of the store exclusive items coming this summer as a part of the Transformers Age of Extinction toyline.
What we have for you here is a look at an "evolutions" two-pack, taking characters appearing in Transformers Age of Extinction and bundling them with toys from past Transformers toy lines to represent the characters as they appeared in Generation 1; which is also a great 30th anniversary celebration. The set we have a look at here is Grimlock
, and it's a Toys R Us Exclusive
In this set we have two Grimlocks. The "then" half of the equation is the Transformers Energon Grimlock
, representing the original Grimlock likely due to the prohibitive cost and mold quality of the Generation 1 original. The "now" half of the evolution is the new Generations Age of Extinction Voyager Grimlock
mold. The packaging has a particularly cool effect where the tray behind the original toy features the classic Generation 1 grid and gradient style - even the Autobot logo as it appeared on the original boxes.
This is not the first time that the evolution of a Transformer has been collected as a store exclusive set - in 2008, there was a "Legacy of Bumblebee" set which did the same for three Deluxe Bumblebees from Classics, Animated and Movie series. We also know that from the leaked upcoming toy list from Hasbro that there are some more "Then and Now" evolution sets planned, including Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Slug / Slag and Strafe / Swoop.