Planet X PX-C04 Cacus (IDW Grimlock)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Jhund, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. GrimLocke

    GrimLocke Green Energon Strike Coaltion

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Posts:
    2,882
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Location:
    ༺ Mew York ༻
    Likes:
    +4,605
    If price were no option, Planet X for Dino Mode and MMC for Robot Mode.

    So, if it’s any clue, I’m still really torn. Then again, unless MMC is way further ahead with their Trux than they’ve let on :) lol), Cacus will be available long before Trux, so budgeting both might not be such a big deal, after all.

    Yeah, this just is not right at all to me. I’m also still not completely sold on Ismenios or DZef or whether to hold out hope that Iron Trans throws their hat into the ring—or to wait for MasterMade or Iron Factory.

    But, I definitely think that Grimlock should at least be a smidge shorter than Deathsaurus. I will grant that PX Deathsie will have a greater bulk with their huge energy wings, but it’s still weird that Grimsy will be a bit taller.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Megatron118

    Megatron118 Excelsior! Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Posts:
    12,005
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Texas
    Likes:
    +18,129
    IDW 1.0 constantly loved throughout its run despite some occasional fumbles, and now that it’s over it suddenly seems cool to hate, just like with the MCU. What the heck? :lol  To each their own :rolleyes:  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    While this design isn’t as out there as something like AOE Grimlock, it’s still cool imo; always liked his head design. Still hyped for it


    Awesome sauce
     
    • Like Like x 5
  3. bakerjin

    bakerjin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2019
    Posts:
    1,119
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +1,216
    Unfortunately @RVDA said in the MMC Trux thread that their Grimlock isn't even in production phase yet, so it's probably going to be another 2 years or so.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Proud grandpa

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Posts:
    51,943
    News Credits:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    437
    Location:
    Rotterdam NY
    Likes:
    +40,659
    Ebay:
    I was hoping his pre-order would go up before I left for work so I could get him taken care of, but I guess today just isn't the day for him.:drunk 
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Thebricklord

    Thebricklord Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Posts:
    346
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +206
    He's BIGGER than Ismenios!?!? Ismenios is already a massive presence on my shelf I can't wait to get this guy to tower over the scavengers that I do have.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Chainlink

    Chainlink No real than you are

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Posts:
    3,126
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +4,184
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Tumblr:
    I'm curious as to how much articulation the Dino head has. There's gotta be some sort of movement on the back of the head at least.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. QuintusTheExaltedOne

    QuintusTheExaltedOne Creator of the Quintessons and ex-Prime

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2018
    Posts:
    1,695
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +5,376
    I agree that the FOC Dinobots are the best designs, but I love the IDW designs. Especially their dino modes.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  8. Triceradon

    Triceradon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Posts:
    1,252
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1,483
    Oh no, he's too big.:( 

    I suppose I could wait and hope for an undersized KO....
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Molini

    Molini spawn of a glitch

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Posts:
    2,513
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Location:
    San Diego
    Likes:
    +490
    Ahhh yes, but comic art depth perception and inconsistencies aside, while we as collectors would love the best of both worlds, the artwork takes a lot of liberties when it comes to scale.

    This is why I hope MMC moves forward with theirs, because at this size for PX, their Dino-mode for Grimlock would be the preferred mode, and MMC for Bot-mode. (BTW this is probably the case for Deathsaurus in terms of modes IMO, purely based on aesthetic preference)

    The transformation on this may make for an outrageously large Bot mode, but just the right level of imposing as T-Rex from some of the panel art and cover art.

    1517995218-ll4.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2020
    • Like Like x 3
  10. Sinanju13

    Sinanju13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2020
    Posts:
    86
    Trophy Points:
    42
    Likes:
    +57

    Sadly nothing can be done because fun fact the old Vulcan height is actually too SMALL for MMCs IDW line lol. Vulcan is at 7 inches with megatron at 8 inches and upcoming Orion Pax at 7.5, so to be fair there wasn’t really a workaround they had to upscale it.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. GrimLocke

    GrimLocke Green Energon Strike Coaltion

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Posts:
    2,882
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Location:
    ༺ Mew York ༻
    Likes:
    +4,605
    Eh, that’s not a big deal to me. They’re from different continuities, so all Vulcan needs to match up to are PX’s own other FOC figures.

    Yeah, that’s what I figured, so it’s highly unlikely that these two are actually directly competing, aside from the fact that they really are based on two different IDW Grimlocks, even if that’s most visible in Bot mode.

    I’d guess preorders might be in November at the earliest, but I don’t really have any clue, anyhoo.

    For what it’s worth, did anything else from the presentation get a preorder besides MakeToys Acid Storm, which I did get an email about from TFSource?

    Given the excellent articulation of Cacus’ tail like with Vulcan, it’d be surprising if their Dino head isn’t similarly posable like Vulcan, too, with at least a bit of bend.

    I highly doubt there will be an undersized KO, and, to the best of my knowledge, I don’t think PX has ever been KO’ed.

    If you’re interested and think you could display it separately somewhere, I’d suggest doing that. Since I’m mostly a legends collector, that’s what I’ll be doing anyway.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Posts:
    31,361
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +13,040
    Well I'm sold on this. :)  The fact that he's coming out in only a few months makes this better. If we get the other IDW Dinobots later on as well as make organic Dinosaur versions of them they have my money big time!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Friendross

    Friendross Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2014
    Posts:
    4,967
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +4,458
    as the person who owns this page. (definite unhumble brag) Im gonna need a coffin to go with that grimlock por favor

    fa44f1bb0b12608b708ea29eaf542366._SX1600_QL80_TTD_.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. Nook

    Nook Till all are gone

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Posts:
    422
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +443
    Well, that's a FLEX :) 
    I own 7 pages from MTMTE, and every one of them feels like a TREASURE

    Regarding Grimlock, 27cm is just to big, it won't fit anywhere :(  It is the size of MMC's Helex
     
    • Like Like x 2
  15. Prime time 101

    Prime time 101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2018
    Posts:
    1,015
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +2,065
    Facebook:
    Now I want Planet X to make a Tarn
     
    • Like Like x 4
  16. QuintusTheExaltedOne

    QuintusTheExaltedOne Creator of the Quintessons and ex-Prime

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2018
    Posts:
    1,695
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +5,376
    so hes the perfect size for a giant dinosaur robot? I still think him being too big is better than too small, Grimlock is always massive.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  17. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Posts:
    26,809
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +21,156
    I have my Flame Toys Tarn on the way. I am good. I also feel I am DJD'ed out ;) 
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Posts:
    26,809
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +21,156
    I think the price will shock us and not in a good way.

    Ah well I am dinoed out, so I am not too bothered.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Molini

    Molini spawn of a glitch

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Posts:
    2,513
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Location:
    San Diego
    Likes:
    +490
    I recommend his packaging be a coffin.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  20. Fallout

    Fallout Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Posts:
    19,768
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +19,856
    Instagram:
    love this design, even though it makes me sad. probably the most fleshed out grimlock we've gotten and he really needed friends (which he eventually got!)
     
    • Like Like x 4