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TFW Beast Hunters Grimwing Gallery

Posted on 05-16-2013 at 05:39 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
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With all-new episodes of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters resuming at 7:30pm ET on Hub Network tomorrow, now seemed like a great time to share with you a new gallery of one of the newest releases in the Beast Hunters line. Grimwing is your classic noble villain archetype - a bad guy who believes in an honorable fight with a worthy foe, rather than trickery or elaborate schemes. He's partnered with Blackbeak, a drone beast like Laserbeak who is distinctly less honorable or chivalrous. They make an interesting pairing as characters - and all this is just from the bio!

As a toy, Grimwing is an imposing character in both modes. In beast mode, Grimwing is an Ursagrpyh, a change from the generic "dragon" types of the other Predacons. In beast mode, Grimwing clips together fairly tightly and can mount Blackbeak in two different locations, for two different two-headed looks. Grimwing's robot mode is a bit of a let down, though. While the main torso locks in relatively firmly, the shoulders do not lock into position - they hold in position almost entirely by friction, which I thought was a little disappointing. That being said, the robot mode does have an impressive silhouette and a nice, heroic stature. Blackbeak as an accessory is fun and versatile, though as a missile launcher he can't really shoot much further than an inch or two. He also cannot be firmly held in Grimwing's hand, but the missile fits in the hand quite nicely, and doubles up as an axe. Add into this that the capture claw also makes for a nice flail, and you have a weapon that does triple duty.

Overall, I feel my experience of Grimwing might have been biased slightly since right before him I got Springer and Blitzwing who honestly feel like a lot more toy for the same relative price point. Grimwing for his flaws is fun, and looks fantastic in both modes, so no faulting him there. But honestly this is a definite one to seek out at retail price rather than paying over the odds on the secondary market.

Open the link to check out our gallery:

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Grimwing Gallery
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Ktulu
Dem colors. That's all.
Jetbolt
Great photos, but something is missing.

No BW Silverbolt team up photo? The beast mode and bio kind of screams him.
jametron
Great review! This guy looks great. I don't prefer super simple transformations, but Grimwing looks good enough for me to get over that.
Sol Fury
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Originally Posted by Jetbolt View Post
Great photos, but something is missing.

No BW Silverbolt team up photo? The beast mode and bio kind of screams him.
BW Silverbolt is packed up somewhere, shameful I know! I'll maybe add a pic of him and Grimwing in once I get him out again.
Ravenxl7
Great looking mold. I'm just not sure I like it enough to buy it in these colors. I'm hoping we get to see a repaint of it before it's too late to buy this version at retail. The Takara version looks interesting, but I'm not sure I'm interested enough to pay that much for it.
conan050
Danget I initially passed on him when he was up on HTS. Now seeing these pics makes me want to get him!
Xformermike
pretty nice looking toy.

it looks like he's tying go push one out in one of those photos tho.
Starfire22
Great pictures as always.
AMG
Great looking shots.
Predaking
Nice! I am thinking about getting this and the Ultra sized Predaking and few of the deluxe sized Beast TFs and display them with the Cybertron line TFs from the jungle planet. Should make a great display.
Autovolt 127
I don't know why but this isn't doing anything for me. Maybe the Takara repaint will be worth my time?
Stygian360
Like this guy a lot. Like, not love. He's a little fiddly and no 'in show' creature on the horizon even further distances him from greatness. If he does show up in the cartoon though, perhaps his status will be elevated.
[Wing_Saber-X]
great gallery, Sol! Yeah, maybe he could be used potentially as a Silverbolt-repaint for a Botcon exclusive... But overall, it looks solid and a decently designed toy. The bonus is a pretty symmetrical bot mode and a darn solid beast mode... being a Griffin-type beast is a plus in my book!

Also, IMHO, the green colors are more fanciful and slightly garish. I'm biting on the Takaratomy release, natch.
TFW10
Thank you for sharing.

I chuckled a little when Grimwing's claw was around RC.
Fallout
can't wait for this toy, ugh.
Mr.Deflok
Which Dinobot is that? It's amazing.

EDIT: Henkei BW Dinobot
Roller81
Love this mold, hate the colors. I'll hold out to see what Tak puts out.
crewboy7
The toy looks good, but the transformation looks pretty simple and boring. As in, cyberverse figures have a more involved transformation. That's a little disappointing. :/

Thanks for the gallery!
BScorpinok75
Looks nice, makes wish I had reason to shoehorn him into my Classic-verse collection.
Liokaiser
I love it, can't wait to get it retail.
SAF7
Ursagryph? As in, part eagle part bear?


I think that's reason enough for me to buy him.
Lumpy
I think he looks pretty fantastic, but I think i might wait for a sale after hearing your thoughts. I also feel spoiled after opening Springer and Blitzwing. They're so good that I feel I shouldn't settle for less, even though he still looks fun.
knight_wolf
am I alone in thinking this is more or less what Silverbolt should have looked like during Beast Machines?
And I would love if someone talented could digibash him in BM Siverbolt colors.
wikkiddavis
This guys Bio reminds me kinda as Dreadwing Reborn, I mean they also have the word wing in their names!
dwong1207
Am i the only one who thinks it looks like a giant parrot?
Ratchets Hatch
I can't get over how the glyph on his wing looks like a hammer and sickle. I dub thee Comrade Grimwing! For Mother Russia!!!
Karis Mahid
giant parrot. caw caw caw!
moreprimeland
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
With all-new episodes of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters resuming at 7:30pm ET on Hub Network tomorrow, now seemed like a great time to share with you a new gallery of one of the newest releases in the Beast Hunters line. Grimwing is your classic noble villain archetype - a bad guy who believes in an honorable fight with a worthy foe, rather than trickery or elaborate schemes. He's partnered with Blackbeak, a drone beast like Laserbeak who is distinctly less honorable or chivalrous. They make an interesting pairing as characters - and all this is just from the bio!

As a toy, Grimwing is an imposing character in both modes. In beast mode, Grimwing is an Ursagrpyh, a change from the generic "dragon" types of the other Predacons. In beast mode, Grimwing clips together fairly tightly and can mount Blackbeak in two different locations, for two different two-headed looks. Grimwing's robot mode is a bit of a let down, though. While the main torso locks in relatively firmly, the shoulders do not lock into position - they hold in position almost entirely by friction, which I thought was a little disappointing. That being said, the robot mode does have an impressive silhouette and a nice, heroic stature. Blackbeak as an accessory is fun and versatile, though as a missile launcher he can't really shoot much further than an inch or two. He also cannot be firmly held in Grimwing's hand, but the missile fits in the hand quite nicely, and doubles up as an axe. Add into this that the capture claw also makes for a nice flail, and you have a weapon that does triple duty.

Overall, I feel my experience of Grimwing might have been biased slightly since right before him I got Springer and Blitzwing who honestly feel like a lot more toy for the same relative price point. Grimwing for his flaws is fun, and looks fantastic in both modes, so no faulting him there. But honestly this is a definite one to seek out at retail price rather than paying over the odds on the secondary market.

Open the link to check out our gallery:

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Grimwing Gallery


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Beast Hunters Grimwing Robot Mode

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Beast Hunters Grimwing Ursagryph Mode

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Grimwing Ursagryph Mode with Blackbeak

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Grimwing using his capture claw accessory as a flail

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Grimwing using his projectile as an axe. I personally really like this arrangement.

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Grimwing with Beast Wars Dinobot (Henkei version)

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Grimwing with Fall of Cybertron Grimlock - I really hope this picture can become a reality in IDW's Beast Hunters comic!

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Grimwing quoting from Shakespeare. Or maybe Vergil.
To be or not to be?????

Great shots as usual...really lovin' his Bot mode better than beast mode... it would have been a great touch if his wings had actually had the folds, not just molded in.
BScorpinok75
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Originally Posted by knight_wolf View Post
am I alone in thinking this is more or less what Silverbolt should have looked like during Beast Machines?
And I would love if someone talented could DIGIBASH him in BM Siverbolt colors.
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Originally Posted by dwong1207 View Post
Am i the only one who thinks it looks like a GIANT PARROT?
Anybody able to digibash him into Firecon Flamefeather?
TCJJ
I think he looks pretty good, despite disliking pretty much everything Beast Hunters has to offer. However, I thought he was a Deluxe, so finding out that he is a Voyager..... well, he looks way too basic and uninteresting for a Voyager. Which is a shame, because if he was a Deluxe, I'd buy him (if he actually ever got released over here, or if BBTS had him cheap). For a Voyager price, though, I think I can pass.
Sol Fury
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Originally Posted by TCJJ View Post
I think he looks pretty good, despite disliking pretty much everything Beast Hunters has to offer. However, I thought he was a Deluxe, so finding out that he is a Voyager..... well, he looks way too basic and uninteresting for a Voyager. Which is a shame, because if he was a Deluxe, I'd buy him (if he actually ever got released over here, or if BBTS had him cheap). For a Voyager price, though, I think I can pass.
Yes I know what you mean - his transformation is, barring a couple of points, basically the same as Lazerback. Now I love Lazerback and I like Grimwing, but you're quite right - after Blitzwing and Springer, I was expecting a bit more in the Voyager scale.
Cadbane
These shots are well done.
AzNtRoN89
I notice that grimwing hands reminds me of transmetal Cheetors hand
Korito
i dont now if someone said it already, but you can remove the 2 "V" shape pieces of plastic on Grimwing Shoulders
Sol Fury
I didn't know that at the time, but as it happens, I'm going to do a shoot of Darksteel one of these days, so while I have Grimwing out for that, I'll add a few more pics here showing that off.

I like that concept. Feels like the robot equivalent of having a knife in a soldier's boot for emergencies.

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