Cyberverse BAF Deluxe Grimlock

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by openchallenge, May 9, 2020.

  1. openchallenge

    openchallenge Skims over derails about scale

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Posts:
    2,735
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +8,066
    First off the paint on my copies crown is scuffed, it looks ok in hand but it doesn't stand up in macro photography so I'm leaving it out.

    My only problem with the figure is that the thigh swivels are tight enough to cause the hip ball sockets to inadvertently pop off. This can Happen A LOT while you are figuring out the transformation. Once you know how things should be oriented and learn how to get the leg panels clear of some joints it's a lot more avoidable.

    Besides that I think the figure is awesome.

    CVDLXGRIMLOCK2004.JPG CVDLXGRIMLOCK2003.JPG CVDLXGRIMLOCK2001.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 10, 2020
    • Like Like x 5
  2. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm To Infinity - and Your Mom TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Posts:
    18,549
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Likes:
    +2,729
    Ditto on the thigh swivels being too tight for the hip sockets. That and some aspects of the transformation involve a bit of wrestling to get all sides of a part tabbed in. For looks, it seems like the most screen-accurate version of Cyberverse Grimlock to me (either mode) in proportion, though it comes off kinda small, being a deluxe-size toy, and on the short side of that. Has just about the most innovative take on the "Standard Grimlock Transformation" I've seen.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Dachande

    Dachande Formerly Yaujta... Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Posts:
    32,412
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    South Central PA
    Likes:
    +65,447
    I have handled a few stinkers in my day, but this one is easily the "king". I can not believe just how awful this figure is to try to transform. Neither leg stays on, with one literally falling off with any movement at all. The mushroom pegs are so tight that they even swivel out of socket! Can NOT line up the sides without the legs falling off...
    Yeah, back to Amazon this thing goes.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Dirge121

    Dirge121 I'll be your end of days

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Posts:
    11,418
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +3,212
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    I got one from Amazon too because I like the design, mine oddly enough has no issues with the ball joints being loose. They’re all nice and tight, transformed him without instructions first time and nothing popped off or came loose. The shoulders especially are really nice and tight. I’m thinking there must be a second run of these with improved tolerances.

    63645D24-EFAA-4A3D-99C5-2015D8D3220B.jpeg 246D70C5-2400-4773-82D3-F4E744D70EDC.jpeg

    Effect part is nice but doesn’t really work as a handheld weapon in robot mode. Crown is pretty bad and the BAF part is just that, a part to a whole I will never bother to finish. I do wish he could bend his knees in dinosaur mode but he gets by enough on virtue of having an interesting transformation.

    4B0304D1-9AEF-4454-BFD1-DAEC2AD273F2.jpeg E7DF11CF-2846-4560-A87A-F14F0A630BF0.jpeg

    I dig him a lot but I don’t plan on picking up any other Cyberverse deluxes outside of Thunderhowl. $20 feels a little high for these, I’d gladly give up the effect part and BAF piece to bring them down to $15.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2020
    • Like Like x 1
  5. shamanking282

    shamanking282 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Posts:
    3,848
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +2,775
    If anyone has the BAF parts from this guy and Hot Rod and don't want em, I'll totally take em off your hands!
     
  6. Megasquared

    Megasquared Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2015
    Posts:
    2,568
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +4,493
    I have yet to transform this once without the right leg popping off. I may have a higher opinion of BAF Grimlock if it wasn't for that one problem but as it stands wave 2 Cyberverse deluxes are such a disappointment considering how much better wave 1 was.
     
  7. Sponge

    Sponge Herald of Unicron

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2014
    Posts:
    5,654
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Likes:
    +8,360
    Been modding mine, loosening the thighs, cleaning up mismatch, tryin to make the crown look less derpy in bot mode, got him close to where I want him to be, I actually like grimlock the most out of the deluxes so far, hopefully thunderhowl is good too 8BE00D0A-CE15-4D81-9428-E939E2B29C9B.jpeg DA85A791-DB90-4871-B360-4E319775EB85.jpeg 8D91A4D8-77B2-4566-BDFE-8015FE767752.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Posts:
    11,364
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +2,203
    20200530_201602.jpg Just got him from the wif . I like.crown is a bit big. I have no use for the baf piece
     
  9. SelectedLime375

    SelectedLime375 Luna1 Matrix Magic

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Posts:
    1,833
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Colorado
    Likes:
    +1,509
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Got him last night. The transformation is neat, but the legs like to pop off. It was also hard to get the bottom leg to tab into the neck and stay connected. It caused some stress marks once I did get it to stay.
     
  10. prfctcellrulz

    prfctcellrulz Pokémon Trainer/WWE Champion

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Posts:
    11,100
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    VIVA LAS VEGAS!!!
    Likes:
    +6,436
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    The only reason I would ever consider the Deluxe would be for the Maccadam/Alchemist Prime piece. I would then sell the figure and get the Ultimate Class Grimlock.

    41385D0A-347F-4352-8E02-48676603D2E3.jpeg
     
  11. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl Koruption_Kosplay

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Posts:
    2,592
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Anaheim, CA
    Likes:
    +724
    Ebay:
    Instagram:
    Just like Hot Rod im in love with this guy. His bot mode is just so dam accurate! I honestly getbsuch Animated vibes from all these deluxes since theyre so on model to the show and i love it! Even with all their little imperfections, i just think that makes them all the more interesting. Grimlock though is the star between him and hot rod. His transformation is a great twist on the classic transformation scheme and i love how his Dino mode looks so powerful in the legs! I do wish his elbows worked a little differently so he could have Dino knees but he still looks good just standing there. And my god the Crown is prolly my favorite accessory on him, i love how it looks so goofy in robot mode but fits his dino mode to a T! Overall i really enjoy this guy and the rest of the Deluxes. If no more come out then this will be a nice little set of figures to have pulled together but dang if im not missing Windblade in this set.