Kingdom Grimlock and Mirage Reveal

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lazerwave, May 11, 2021.

  1. T-Hybrid

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    I'm waiting on that to be a payoff for whatever media follows Cyberverse. That started pretty straight forward and then ended on some alternate reality trip.

    I mean, that's his gimmick. He is to BW what GEEWUNNers are to G1. Nitpick everything to death while buying most if not all of it anyway.
     
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    Can Mirage no longer mount the cannon on his shoulder?
     
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    It's possible the paint apps will change. This thing doesn't come out until November. We've seen figures coming out sooner go through some adjustments prior to release. Rotorstorm's new head being probably the most noteable even compared to Prime's fists.

    You could probably get away with a bit of paint to fix the bot mode torso without hurting the overall beast mode. The chest parts form the back of his thighs, so maybe painting the entire thing would help?

    I mean, I'm on board anyway because I'm a suck for BW but it'll be interesting to see if adjustments are made between now and release. I think even if they don't add any black, just a dob of green on the feux eyes would go a long way.
     
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    I love that new head on Grimlock! Pretty disappointed with the paint job, though, if those photos are the final product. It'll make it an easy pass for me.
     
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    Maybe he just wasn't personally satisfied with the end result? Why do you care about his opinion so much?
     
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    I think Grimlock looks cool he just isn't what I wanted. The stark white and spots are sticking points for me. Not a fan of the choices they made on him. Probably skipping this which sucks because I was really looking forward to him.
     
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    If they wanted to fix WFC: Kingdom from being an angsty-boring trip to middle school, like Siege and Earthrise; they could use some characters with personality and a real threat to the universe. Cyberverse Megatron-X is perfectly positioned to rescue the WFC series... Plus maybe some other guest stars would find their way. I'd love to see how exasperated Dinobot would get with Cyberverse Grimlock. Maybe Cyberverse Cheetor can be brought back to life withe the WFC Allspark. And who could resist the idea of WFC and Cyberverse Wheeljack working together.
     
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    Oddly, the "orc" and the 23 only appear on his chest and not on the car's front. Really strange choice as the only reason those decals would exist on his chest is because it's supposed to be his car hood.
     
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    Why Him Grimlock no have dalmatian spots? I loved that about him... Otherwise, looks good.
     
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    It's way too late in the game to introduce a villain like that out of left field. Especially since we've already had a visit from an alternate timeline with Galvatron giving his past self the Golden Disc.

    Unless this Megatron is the one who became Megatron X.

    It would mean something if people who were so critical of the line weren't also admitting they bought it all anyway. It's one thing to be like "Yeah this figure has some issues" (because liking something despite it's flaws is perfectly healthy) but to be so consistently visceral in their response starts to come off as performative.
     
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    Hehe... they replaced the "elf" with "orc"... #nerdshit
     
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    Looks good, but I do think I'll be passing this one up. I'm very happy with Siege Mirage.
     
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    Yep, I was looking forward to that Dalmatian look, lol. The lack of spots + color distribution choices result in a rather lackluster appearance, imo. I'd be curious if the final product more closely resembles the box art, though - I think it looks a bit better there.
     
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    Here's an opportunity for TFW and it's news team to use whatever resources they've got to reach out to Hasbro contacts and ask about the Grimlock paint job. They've talked about how their inspiration is a mix of toy and television/comics...so it'd be interesting to find out what motivating factors lead to this paint job on Grimlock.

    Not even as a protest or attempt to get them to change course, just a great opportunity to get insight in to the design process.
     
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    So while I like the colors in dino mode, the more I look at it, his bot mode is very lacking.

    I really hope he gets more details added to his bot mode when he's released.
     
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    Already Pre-ordered. Might sell Mirage to someone who is interested
     
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    When should earth sideswipe be revealed, and what are the chances of earth hound in kingdom?
     
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    I'm not saying never, but not right now. There hasn't been a WFC figure that I've REALLY wanted I haven't been able to get, unlike a lot of folks probably more deserving. (Hopefully, there's some re releases coming for them.) However, I've had a lot of luck with sales, clearance, and Amazon Warehouse to get a lot of exclusives like G2 Sideswipe and the Fan Vote set for a lot less. Hopefully, it will happen again; if not, I'm not gonna lose sleep over this set. I've already got 3 mirages. I'm set. More power to everyone else though. I hope you guys are able to get them!
     
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  19. orangeitis

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    Yus! That one.

    It's still kinda weird that they're calling him Skywarp instead of Silverbolt. That might be why my brain didn't register the confusion. Thanks!
     
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    Bone white, bronze gold, blue spots, proto-feathers.

    How hard is that? We're this close. Instead, all I see is prototype 1996 Dinobot. Which is cool in its own right, but not what I wanted.
     
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