GigaPower Grimlock

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by oku, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. 0tter

    0tter Well-Known Member

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    I'm with the minority in preferring Grinder.

    I've got FansToys' to display in bot mode, and Giga's to display in dino-mode.

    I always felt that FT better represented the toon aesthetic (where the robots looked better, the dinos always looked goofy to me), and GP's (dino-modes at least) better captured the feel of the G1 toys. Superator is disappointing in that regard, especially considering the upright posture and opposable thumb.

    I'm disappointed they didn't do more to capture a G1 toy aesthetic, and feel they compromised a bit on this release. Though hoping to get exactly what I wanted out of ten different toys always had long odds.
     
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  4. lordcryotek

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    Daaaamn. Blows the MP and FT version out of the water. I was kinda waiting on MMC's Grimlock, but what with their Reformatted line slowing down I might as well just opt for a G1ish version like this guy.
     
  5. rob_charb

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    Damn, he looks great! Looks pretty close to going into production, too.
     
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  6. Haydenite

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    Beautiful !!!
    Stunning !!!
    F*#king amazing !!

    The only thing that is a little off for me is the curved Dino neck, but, eh ! I'll get over it once I have this in my clutches !!!
     
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  7. bokuatrf

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    Damn... It's looking to be real good! Just release it already!

    The possibility that GP dinobots could be all assembled by mid-year is just gigalicious!
     
  8. Omega Riz

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    I know we are only seeing pics so far, but this seriously looks like it could be one of the best interpretations of a character we have seen from any company period!
     
  9. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    No one can get the shoulders right. I'm sure the renders had smaller than this?
     
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  10. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    I certainly don't want this rushed on quality but GP has no reason now to delay this to next year with a damn finished figure. We knew it was far along last year. Time to get this out by the end of summer. Hell release the throne first and add in the extra parts from the other bots that have not been available as fan service.
     
  12. RyanCharlie

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    What are you referencing as "right" though? Just the cartoon? The toys? Something in between?
     
  13. King Nergil

    King Nergil Ruler of a lost kingdom

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    Yeah, a few pages ago I have expressed my regret about this missed opportunity too. This Grimlock had much potential to be different in this regard. Instead he looks like a refined Reximus Prime. But he seems to turn out to be a fine figure nonetheless.
     
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  14. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    if fanstoys had not put those stupid gold bits that hold the ratchets inbetween the shoulders and torso it would be the perfect mp grimlock just wish i had good customizing skills so i could remove them and have his arms closer
     
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  15. Haydenite

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    If you were to spray those parts, the same metallic or plastic grey colour as the figure, would that help or would it just make the figure look just as it looks now. I don't own the figure so I'm just asking !?

    Co if you look at GP's Grimlock, they got a connector part for the shoulder as well that sits ever so slightly out, but it's grey like the figure and it doesnt look so out of place as if it were painted gold. Like on Grinder.
     
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    Both cartoon and toy. Basically g1 lol

    Neither had hulking massive shoulders yet all MP Grimlocks have them. Daft thing is the other Dinobots are fine. It's just Grimlock.
     
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    Good point. Exactly what i think. If it's gold, it'll look like part of the chest .. If it's gray, it'll look as part of the arm/shoulder. I don't own grinder as well, maybe someone can try that
     
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  18. ckchan

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    Cos if the arm is reduce in size, the trex will have tiny legs
     
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  19. metalwar2010

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    My gripes with these latest pics is the turtleneck he has in dino mod and if they decide to stick with the gun and the smoked clear plastic. The later, all the dinobots have a red tip on their guns. For consistency, I like to see that here on Grimlock too.

    I'm still in and can't wait to get this in hand.
     
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  20. Bebe13

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    This has to be really close to release...
    Did they do something similar with previous figures?