Magic Square MS-MB56 Tyrannosaurus Rex (Legends Grimlock)

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  1. FredVIII

    FredVIII HUMAN GERM!

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    Another trick for making a water-based pin wash (as opposed to enamel or oil-based) is to add a little dishwasher detergent into the mix. It helps reduce the surface tension of the water, which allows the wash to flow better into recesses, panels, etc. Google "magic wash" for recipes.
     
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  2. TIKnTIN

    TIKnTIN turtles have hard shells, but are thin skinned! :P

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    so… finally got grimlock in hand. :p 

    the good…
    • love the bot arm/dino leg flip-flop dual rotation design to get proper bend orientation in both modes, just ingenious! also will say the same about the bot chest plate that hides away in dino mode. i am curious if they will attempt a clear chest piece in the future and if they can pull off without issues
    • the lines and panels are clean AF and surprisingly i actually really like the matte grey finish on this a lot. the yellow on the other hand… to be continued later
    the okay…
    • in hand i don't hate the top snaggle tooth as much, but it still annoying as it could have been easily made flush with the lower two teeth, or vise versa and it would have been perfect
    the bad…
    • my butterfly joints for the bot arms/dino legs is floppy AF and they flick out just by shaking it. there's absolutely no connection or friction going on at all with the tabs that's there on either side to hold them in place
    • the yellow is definitely not as saturated as g2 devy, which i found acceptable. sadly, grimlock's yellow sucks for me as it's too muted, but what can you do
    • as others have mentioned, those hollow claws in bot mode isn't a good look
    • the blaster is stupidly way too small
    overall i like MS grimlock, but it could have been a winner if those few gripes i had weren't there. also wished they had included another set of open hands that were more relaxed, versus the ones given that are overly styled/curved.

    now on to getting my hand on sludge next. :) 

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  3. er4smiths

    er4smiths MP Grimlock v2.0

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  4. Porkstew

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    Are the floppy butterfly joints fixable with floor polish?
     
  5. Autobrat Leader

    Autobrat Leader Bratwurst in Disguise

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    Yes. Mine wasn't terribly loose, but Kiki tightened it up noticeably.
     
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    Finally! First impressions, I immediately noticed the washed yellow color :D  The feel of the material is excellent, his weight is ideal and it's like he stepped out of a toon. I fixed the lose joint in his hands ( legs on dino mode ) and now I don't have any problems with the stability of my copy. Transformation is easy, after some time I forgot about the yellow color ... everything is fine :)  I am very satisfied with MS Grim, I can only say bravo MS :cool: 

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    Me Grimlock KING!

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    Me Grimlock KIN..

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  7. hardreturn

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    I just had an absolutely horrible thought.
    Someone needs to 3d print a tongue to plug into that port on Grimlock's mouth.
     
  9. gaseous clay

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    As mentioned in the MS Sludge thread got it and MS Grimlock from Toy Dojo today. You can never get enough legends Grimlocks:
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    Its also funny how in bot mode MS is only a smidge bigger than the NA one, but he's way bigger in dino mode:
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    The MS definitely has a lot going for it, though we're not gonna get the shiny decos like NA has:
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    The transformation is a little crazy, but I did manage it without having to resort to a video. But yeah, those arm butterfly joints are definitely way too loose- I didn't think it was that big a deal in robot mode, but its definitely an issue trying to stand him up properly in dino mode. I also like the chest plate tucking away in dino mode so the botmode chest Autobot symbol can be hidden for dino mode without having to get an aftermarket accessory like NA's.
     
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    I got mine a week ago or so and I gotta say, once you add a little Kiki, this guy's joints (including those butterfly joints) are SOLID and just begging for 80's movie poses…..

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    "Iiiii've haaad….the tiiime of my LIIiife!!!"
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    Sorry the pics aren't so hot but just focusing on this gun hack. Last night was adding MS grimlock box to my 10th storage bin of boxes and if you're like me, you have multiple versions of grimlock, one of mine being the 1 to 1 mk toys Ymir ko (which I paid $25 to get all Ymirs accessories that then didnt fit the original). So i see the ko box and think hey let me check the weapons out and boom, they all fit in MS grimlock hands perfectly. Point is, if anybody thought his gun was too small, and has the mk toys ymir KO, you can switch them out. All ya gotta do is slap a coat of black paint on it and you're good to go.
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  12. Hougangkid

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  13. deaculpa

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  14. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    I filled mine with Hot Glue and painted it, That way if someone does make a filler I can remove it, but they look solid in the mean time. You can see it in the pic I posted awhile back. That was the quick fixes I mentioned.
     
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  15. World of Depth

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    Do we have any intel on repaints? What would you estimate the odds of toy redecos? It makes me slightly antsy that we're on the 3rd dinobot without any "-X" versions, as they were pretty quick to put up pre-orders of those with their Combaticons…
     
  16. mlgpapalouie

    mlgpapalouie The King of Bad Luck

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    honestly slim to none. MS historically really doesn’t do toy decos. the Combaticons purely existed as an excuse to have the toy/toon combiner bits separated into two sets. my guess is in like a year they’ll rerelease this but metallic instead of grey or something like that
     
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  17. Rem48

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    Silver instead of gray? 100%.
     
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    Combaticons were a special case because they had two different sets of combiner parts and didn’t want to package them together, so we got two versions of each character instead.

    Whatever redeco they do will probably not be shown for like a year, like mlgpapalouie said, and it’s a roll of the dice what that redeco is. Might have metallic gold paint, might not. Who knows
     
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  19. er4smiths

    er4smiths MP Grimlock v2.0

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  20. deaculpa

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    nah son. i respectfully disagree.