Magic Square MS-MB56 Tyrannosaurus Rex (Legends Grimlock)

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  1. Snaku

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    Yeah, for me, the lack of greeble is one of the off-putting things about him. I vastly prefer the shoulders on NA over the flat discs on MST's. That and the very boxy shape of the robot chest (I might've mentioned that once or twice) are the big problems for me.

    However, the better leg articulation in dino mode and the lack of holes (or fewer smaller holes and hinges) make him very tempting. Still, I'll wait and see - if they give us a painted version like their Trailbreaker or Ironhide (which are gorgeous), I'll probably bite. Either that or a metallic non-toy deco (already have a toy version of NA).
     
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    I agree. The Newage does do a better job at adding greeble to the sculpt. It's not overdone like the current CHUG figures. There are just enough details to make it look interesting. Not to mention the extra details don't ruin the toon look. You're not going to mistake him for anything other than a toon accurate G1 Grimlock.
     
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    Agree, the detailing on the NA is fantastic and done just right and still full toon feeling, to my taste anyways.

    The biggest point i would have like NA Grimlock doing better are: dino arm swivel, integration of leg covers in the transformation, and better paint of the eyes to make it more visible.
     
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    So are you guys going to put an autobot sticker / decal for the Dino mode, and if so, where?

    I might not bother and just have it for Robot mode, or might put a reversed one on the inside where the bot mode goes...
     
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    I'd put it on the dino chest where it splits for the wings. Take advantage of that hidden bot chest mode!
    This thing looks amazing.
     
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    These latest pics are incredible.
    What a figure!!
    I especially like how imposing he is and his wings and dino head look on the back of the bot. Looks amazing in every angle!
    I totally underappreciated the lack of pinholes and screws until it's put up against NA version. Love that engineering and attention to detail.
    I'm going to LOVE MS dinos.
     
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    Man, he looks like he stepped out of the cartoon.

    Would have been cool if there was a 3rd state for the dino eyes and where they're grey for when he's in bot mode.

    Really looking forward to this guy (and the other dinos)
     
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    I might have missed it. The dino eyes can change to red, but is there a robot head with red eyes?
     
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    Not that we've seen. If he had an alternate head, we almost certainly would've seen it by now (they've shown all his accessories in at least one pic) so it's safe to assume that he won't come with a red eye head unless MST suddenly changes their minds.
     
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    So i guess in package pics should happen soon?
     
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    He doesn't. Those are not official photos, the effects are from somewhere else.
    The official product photos and review videos posted earlier already showed him with a sword.
     
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    Okay, that last batch of pics convinced me to get it. Even if I’m not fully convinced on the bot mode, that dino mode is outstanding. And I also love that it’s taller in dino mode than NA.

    I also didn’t realize how much I prefer the dino legs to bend correctly til now.
     
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