Magic Square MS-MB56 Tyrannosaurus Rex (Legends Grimlock)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Hougangkid, Feb 7, 2024.

  1. simonsays

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    Gotta say, i like the proportions of MS a lot more, i do hope they will release a painted version too in the future, just like with MS-02.
    Otherwise the NA will do fine on my shelf.
    But yeah, again MS nailed the sculpt (still don’t like the dino teeth though.
     
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  2. Hougangkid

    Hougangkid Constructicon Worker

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    Cut them a little slack. They didn't have braces back in prehistoric times.
     
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  3. Stardiver

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    Looks good, but not gooder enough to make me want to replace my improved NA KO. Phew!
     
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    I have newage but i like the proportions on MS's version better.
     
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  5. Hougangkid

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    Comparisons video with NA Grimlock:

     
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    Love the eye color change feature.

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  7. Hougangkid

    Hougangkid Constructicon Worker

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    Some screencaps:

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    Bot mode faction symbol placement can be hidden in Dino mode:

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    Dino leg bends both ways:

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    Both fishes looks the same:

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    Bot arms have butterfly joints, but loose
    (The reviewer is also doing something cheeky here):

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    MS is lighter than NA due to the diecast in NA.
     
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  8. Anduril74

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    No contest for me. MS wins in almost EVERY respect. He looks amazing and the crown he wears is very fitting given this is my favourite iteration of Grimlock I've ever seen!

    That rear view photo above, he looks so much more imposing. NA's looks way too slim. And I can't get over just how clean he looks. Crazy engineering.
     
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    Yeah, MS Grimlock looks more imposing, less scrawny, head sculpt is better, cleaner in both modes (even when NA uses filler parts), more cartoon accurate, bigger dinomode, better articulation (except for tail) etc. Clear win, for me personally anyway :) 
    Thanks for posting @Hougangkid :thumb 
     
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    That’s crazy about the fish though! You reckon MS scanned and copied the fish, or are they just friendly rivals and NA shared the mold/CAD file?
     
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    Maybe they both got the fish from the same supplier...
     
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    Damn it...
    I do wish it was a bit more yellow though.
    Probably keeping NA as bot mode and MS as dino mode.
     
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  13. TIKnTIN

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    i have to give points to MS for the larger dino size, the better articulated dino arms and legs, the chest faction gimmick and the integrated bot leg covers. but i don't like the overly thick/boxy chest and wide waist for the bot and still prefer NA bot sculpt/details being better, their articulated dino tail, and overall colour, look/feel and finish of the plastic they use. also the MS sword and blaster seems dwarfed by the shear bulk of the bot and definitely could have benefited from being larger like NA had.

    so given the four for four, i'd say it's about even between MS and NA for me with regards to what i like and don't like. i am surprised that NA looks a tad taller than MS and would have thought/liked it if MS bot was was significantly taller. that would have tipped it in MS favour. it's strange that NA bot mode, like jetfire, is taller than the MS counterpart.

    my ideal 3pl grimlock would have been NA with all the added improvements that MS brought to the table. :p 

    oh well… perhaps one day we'll get that. until then…

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  14. FredVIII

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    Huh, the difference in proportions is nowhere near what I thought it would be! Really, if only NA's ab and waist section were a bit wider, and everything else remained the same, I don't think I'd have any quibbles. But still, the bot modes are close to a wash for me, not enough of difference for me to pull a switcheroo. But then again, I do love that big MS dino mode . . . :bowdown: 
     
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    Seems about equal with all the + and - from each.

    Watching that video, almost felt like waiting on the painted version, but then, i wouldnt pick up the toy to transform as often, so i better keep sticking to original release.

    Do wish the filled up the bottom of the dino leg claws and detailed shoulders like the NA, but hopefully this wont be an issue in person, as they arent any bigger than the NA in bot mode like original thought.
     
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    MS fixed the Dino Arms. NA always looked awkward in Dino mode for the way the shoulders sat. Otherwise I'd say they look strikingly similar. Don't have much of a preference over the other.
     
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    while i was already in on this over NA, the pinholes/screw holes remove any competition for me.

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  18. magicube

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    I have to agree. I can’t look at NA and not see how many visible pins and panels he has. They are both trying to do a “smooth” cartoon aesthetic but Magic Square does it much better.
     
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  19. Stardiver

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    Tbh if they do a painted release I may buy it anyway for the fun toy shelf.
     
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  20. deaculpa

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    the screwhole in the jaw is an eyesore - its pretty repellant. i do appreciate how MS shows us we can deviate from convention, fuck that screw :) 
     
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