Evolution of Grimlock out at US Retail

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Depthcharge, May 29, 2014.

  1. Depthcharge

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    Just came from from Toys'R'Us in Davenport, Iowa and spotted the Evolution of Grimlock set on the shelf for $39.99.

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    might want to try your photo link again.
     
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    is AOE grimlock the same color as the normal one? he looks kinda orangey here...
     
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    No, there are some deco differences. The brown/copper color from the normal version is definitely lighter and does have a more orangey hue though I would not describe it as looking orange. He's also got some other black detailing on him. I didn't look too close because I didn't have any interest in buying it.
     
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    $39.99?!?! Forget it!
     
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    Man, What is going on with the 1984 Grimmy's hips? Hmm...
     
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    Is anyone actually going to buy this?
     
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    It's energon grimlock, not g1.
     
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    Ohhhh I see it now. (Had to look up Energon Grimmy from 2005)

    I thought it was going to be a G1 repaint of the FoC Grimlock Mold...

    Did any one else think that? I would have thought that to be the better Voyager mold to repaint.

    Shoot...

    What is that Grimlock on the far right? o_O 
     
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    Unfortunately, yes. ^see above photos.
     
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    an easy pass for me.
     
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    FOC Grimlock isn't that Great (proportions, color, head sculpt are all a bit off too me + the "new TF reality" hollowness) but he looks like a dang masterpiece when compared to Energon Grimlock.

    It is so completely, entirely bizarre to me they released this but didn't put Energon Swoop in the Swoop evolutions pack. SMH.
     
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    Can we get a pic of the boxart for G1 Grimlock?

    Thanks!
     
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    1984's Grimlock? Yeah right, and I'm Dickbutt!
     
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    I don't fault anyone for getting this. The voyager AOE Grimlock has proven to be a good figure. The Energon one ... I don't know ... I can't judge it since I've never had it. It looks mediocre at best, but to each their own.
     
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    I think that's a custom. I think.
     
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    That Grimlock reminds me of those weird KO Dragonball toys where like Krillin would have a blue fit instead of orange etc. Or like the huge bayformer KO Ironhide......

    It looks like something that would produce gumballs or maybe shampoo....


    I had evasion Optimus for a hot second, but ended up takin him back. Its a cool figure, but my classics crew is fine with RID Optimus (fire convoy), and I still have my chrome G1 Powermaster tucked away. I dont collect bayformers, so prime had to go, although he could pass for a good IDW representation. but nah

    I never knew there was an energon grimlock though

    also , the shelf said 19.99, when the hot clerk said it was 27.00 I almost shat myself.....I'm gonna take a couple months off from checking the aisles. It was weird cause she slammed the "lane closed" sign down mid-ring up. It was like the lord of the rings when they cant look alustriel in the eye....lol.

    I felt bad cause I was like , was she gonna pick that up for her nephew or somethin..... I know Im weird