GigaPower Grimlock

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

  1. xavierleo

    xavierleo Well-Known Member

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    Really? I always found the Takara Grimlocks transformation clunky as best. I was always a bit disapointed with him. Maybe because I got the Soundwave first which was near perfect at the time, so all his flaws (and scale and action features) really stood out.
     
  2. GRAW

    GRAW Fulfill Your Destiny

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    Takara got some very interesting features, like the symbol automatically reveal in bot mode, red/blue eyes without swapping parts, there are also playable features with the tail and the head. Sadly most of them doesn't work very well on my KO, but I believe the original can do what they are supposed to be.
     
  3. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    This is my version before I sold it. This wasn't the X and came in the Masterpiece style box. What box did yours come in @GRAW

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    I don't think these features worked on any of the OS KO. Mine def didn't.
     
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    GRAW Fulfill Your Destiny

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    My bad, it is not MP08X then... and I dumped the box right after I open it...
     
  5. ckchan

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    Nah... I have the ori takara mp08. Other than the symbol and eye swappung feature, the rest of the gimmick just make the figure a floppy mess. It just felt like everything is not properly pegged in. I think takara just being too ambitious with cramping in as much feature as possible and sacrifice on the solidness of the figure.
     
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    Hey, thanks for answering my question without being an ass like some people in here :rolleyes:  .
    I've been buying a lot of 3rd party figures and having a QC issue with them is just disappointing, so I have to ask questions about simple issues like stability.
    I already have 3 of the GP dinobots, and may get them all since they are fantastic figures. I do have the two FT re-issues, but they don't have that shiny grey plastic like the GP dinos.

    Superator has that FT-X shiny look to it, and since I missed out on the FT X versions, I was thinking of getting this one and mabye the chrome OSKO of MP-8.

    The only thing I don't like about the Takara MP-8 is the fixed right fist in bot mode. FT and GP has the light up gimmick in the sword and not the hand, which is something Takara should have figured out.
     
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  7. GRAW

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    Seems I am too optimistic about all those features are implemented perfectly on the original TT Grimlock, I know all the floppy problem but I thought it is only because mine is a KO...
     
  8. ckchan

    ckchan Well-Known Member

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    YES....
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  9. FiVE1ZERO

    FiVE1ZERO ***MACROSS ROOKiE*** (aka Noob.!)

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    @ckchan It came with Scissors.!? Haha im jk but if I recall you're double dipping on the Dino's correct or was it just for Swoop?
     
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  11. ckchan

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    Yup. Double dipping. Metallic will be at my parents house while chrome will be at my own place
     
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  12. divinecomedy

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    Giga did a great job with the transformation, but I just don't get why they couldn't engineer some sort of ankle rocker. It's really stupid.
     
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    For as much as thing costs, the dino hand and arm shouldn't be coming off easily like that.
    See 11:35
     
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  14. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    I had the original also, before the OSKO. The neck feature worked but you don't use it when it's on display. Didn't really care for the light up either.
     
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    I agree ..a bit of clear nail polish will tighten it but like you said, it shouldn't be falling off in the first place ..hopefully this is just the odd few
     
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    Mine falls off easily, nail polish may not help because it is rather tight to turn already, it is more like there are nothing to lock the peg in place and it slips when you turns it.

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    GP should replace the dino arms as they are QC flaws..
     
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    It has ankle rocker, but tilted in the wrong direction :banghead: 
     
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  19. hal9000b

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    Got a shipping information from ShowZ what is rather odd because I asked them to hold it until it is clear how the replacement parts for Gaudenter will be released.
    Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to order him so soon.
    Getting the replacements from GP is a painful experience.
     
  20. Grimlock75

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    That's a shame ..maybe needs some superglue :eek: