Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lazerwave, May 11, 2021.
If anyone is preordering this and looking to offload Grimlock, pm me
Kind of where I'm at. I placed the order and I'll think about it. Probably will wait for the video reviews so I can see Mirage side by side. I think Grimlock is a plus for me, since I didn't buy the dinobot mold and am getting a few BW characters, so I think I'm in on this set and will just sell Siege Mirage. (But I'll wait for the Amazon set to sell out causing the price to skyrocket, ala Siege Ironhide of course)
It's not just the tail fins, the cockpit and entire front of the jet forward of the intakes are on a different plane than the body and wings.
It's probably all a matter of what they think will catch eyes and sell the most figures. "Megatron (Beast)" puts "Megatron" first which is the name they want to use to sell the figure. Kids will just go along with him being whatever version of Megatron they want while collectors know who he's meant to be.
The other thing to keep in mind is that they need stuff like that to help tell the figures apart when they're in the same line. There is "Megatron" at the Core price and there's "Megatron (Beast)" at the leader price point. Similar to how we had "Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime" and "Optimus Prime" in Siege.
"Maximal Grimlock" sets him apart from "Grimlock" in the SS86 line, which is handy since both are now available. It's why I pointed out the oddity that is neither Scorponok getting an additional titles in his name. Unless they don't think it's a problem and ER Scorpy is no longer available.
It's why I always assumed "Predacon Inferno" would be how they'd tell him apart from "Inferno" but perhaps that's why the fire ant isn't going to show up until after Kingdom. Because at that point, you'd have two Infernos possibly at the same price point and that could get confusing.
Gotta say, I love the Grimlock headsculpt and that's a great mold anyway but..... I can't stand the mismatched left/right halves of the feet and knees. The knee thing bothered me on Dinobot as well. I also think his faux chest parts need paint. They need some black to match the actual dino head and to break up the coloration of the chest. Would also be nice if they painted his faux dino eyes (or maybe not necessary if there was more black around them).
Hmm, not interested in mirage.
The grimlock headsculpt looks great, but im dissapointed theyre not going with the original colorscheme. And the fact the fake eyes aren't painted is a real loss here, alongside those legs. Im not buying anything in November so far, so if I have the money, and im bored, maybe I'll buy him. Itd be nice to have grimlock past and future.
I'll give mirage to my sister or something
So who doesn't want Mirage but wants Grimlock? I'll split the set with you
I haven't seen anyone mention it so far but we now have our first look at Waspinator. A couple interesting things I see are that he has 6 wings (2 big and 4 small) instead of the usual 4 (2 big and 2 medium) and his robot mode head's eyes appear to be slimmer. This could be because he is squinting but we will see.
Mirage is epic. So much better alt mode than the Siege one, and no crappy translucent plastic, yay! The robot mode looks mostly the same though. Wonder if the head is new? Weapons are the same.
\"orc\" on his chest cracks me up. See on the G1 toy, there was an \"elf\" logo, which was a french petrol company. Mirage changed teams to Sauron. TRAITOR!!!!
Grimlock is a maybe... I might keep him, we will see. I loved him in the Furman penned BW comic but he did not really appear anywhere else. New head is close to old toy head.
Preordered on UK Hasbro Pulse. I only want Mirage. I will sell off Grimlock. No way im buying Mirage on the after market.
Awesome 2 pack. Loving the new head sculpture on that Grimlock. Mirage ain\'t half bad looking as well. But it will be quite difficult to get, as with most 2 packs which were previously released under Earthrise. *cough Ratchet and Paradon Medic* cough
I\'ll at least try my luck with this set.
PreOrdered just for the Mirage. Will sell the Grimlock. Was just never a fan of BeastWars. Although I do have an original Optimal Optimus and Dragon Megatron. I just never got into the show as much as the original cartoon.
if anyone is interested ill sell the mirage
The set's also available on Hasbro Pulse, but exclusive to Pulse members. That's how I got the notice on this set. From them in e-mail with the link to order.
Hmmmmmm, I actually prefer Grimlock without the spots.
“Orc” is amazing and would 100% sell me on this set if I weren’t already getting it.
“They were Elves, once...”
Order in at Pulse pending any reviews that dissuade me.
Wow. I preordered before looking at the images. That Grimlock is tragic. How can you work at Hasbro and make a homage without barely resembling the original. It’s a f*cking disgrace to the original. I’d get the old one if it didn’t have it’s issues. Man I’m livid. Oooooooooooooo
Awesome stuff, kinda wish Grimlock still had his blatant Dalmatian deco but this isn’t a deal breaker. Preordered two sets, one to open and one to keep sealed like all my other kingdom beasts. If anyone needs a mirage pm me lol
you guys should talk...
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