Kingdom Grimlock and Mirage Reveal

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

  1. Sigmus Prime

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    My guess is that they're going with the BWII name to avoid confusion with the Fuzor character - though you'd think that would imply both characters would be on the shelves at the same time, and no rumours or listings have revealed Fuzor Silverbolt yet.
     
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    Fair enough, I can understand some of his criticisms for sure because some of these figures have not so great elements (weird proportions / coloring on Dinobot, the really sad excuse for guns that Rhinox comes with, etc.) but ultimately as long as he's not breaking the rules I see no reason to rag on someone for being negative about a product. Sometimes when you care about something a lot you end up being very critical of it because you want to see it do better.
     
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    I honestly don't know. I don't keep track of that stuff. There is just too many figures and characters. Good observation I guess. There is a first for everything though.
     
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    This version of Grimlock looks better than the original toy. Thanks for posting the comparison.
     
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    That car mode is still garbage. No interest in grimlock. Money saved!
     
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    The robot head looks good, but wish Grimlock had spots. Mirage is an improvement over siege simply by not having stupid transparent plastic legs.
    Wonder when we'll see the Sideswipe pack.
     
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    Skywarp was just in Earthrise though. And Scorponok is in the same situation. Inferno may be too next year. Seems like a strange decision.
     
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    Great,, another exclusive that is not easy available in Europe. We have amazon here so why can't we have amazon exclusives also here?
     
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    Does mirage not have holes on his shoulders for his weapons?
     
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    I'm still bewildered at this Grimlock deco. It's sooo left field. The new head is astonishingly good. But then they just gave up on the body, when it's sooo simple.

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    Ouch.

    While I really wanna like this new Grim, I love the head for sure, but god DAMN those colors be ugly as hell. Where the hell did the red come from?!
     
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    Megatron, too - Leader Megatron in Kingdom had the addition of (Beast) to his name on his packaging. But even so, I imagine it's easier to distinguish a G1 character from a BW character with the same name. Less so for two BW characters with bird attributes in the same line. If Fuzor Silverbolt eventually shows up all the same, I think it makes sense to have used the JP name for the other character.
     
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    I looked through the images and its possible some angles are missed, but I don't see a 5mm port on the shoulder or on top of the arm, did he loose the ability to shoulder mount ?

    Its possible that there is a 5mm on top of the shoulder but its difficult to see from light, angle, being in white etc

    Is there a 5mm port for shoulder mount?
     
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    I guess it's that it's reasonable for two different Cybertronians from different time periods to have the same name (like G1 and BW Megatron), but two Cybertronians existing at the same time with the same name (G1 and BW Silverbolt) is a bit weirder.

    Personally, I'm gonna take full advantage of this and pretend that Kingdom Skywarp is the future version of the G1 guy who after the war, was rebuilt from Cyclonus back to Skywarp and then joined the Autobots
     
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    My feelings exactly!!!! I still don't know why they changed the original BW deco, it looks like one of those Jurassic Park KO toys. Grimlock was my very first BW toy and I was more interested in him than Mirage. Head looks cool, but the neck also looks like Mekaneck from MOTU.
     
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    I just noticed the neck, too, lmao. Not as big a deal to me as the deco change, but it's there.
     
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    already thinking of painting the eyes green for beast-mode..
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    Grimlock doesn't really look like BW Grimlock to me but that's honestly fine. I'll just repurpose him. He vibes much better with me than Dinobot and, given that there isn't going to be a Nightprowler, is the more interesting of the obscure beasts. Didn't ever find Sunstreaker or Siege Mirage, so Mirage is also a natural pick.
     
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    I never found Siege Sunstreaker, either.

    I'm beginning to think he doesn't exist. ;) 
     
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    The answer to that question is so blatantly obvious that I feel bad for you that I actually have to point it out.

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    That is Maximal Grimlock. This Kingdom version is an awful take on the colour sceheme, thus, "Yuck".

    Figures to the same quality as the T30 versions would be nice.

    *Buzzer* Incorrect, but thanks for playing.
     
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