XM Studios Transformers Grimlock statue

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  1. Bob 121

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    So I just watched a review for Optimus and I'm so disappointed, purely because of one thing that makes no sense.

    Why the HELL are we still popping in tinyass button batteries on a $1700 product? Could they seriously not include a goddamn adapter for an outlet? Do they honestly expect people to go reach around and flip like 8 tiny switches for every statue with LEDs? What a travesty.
     
  2. er4smiths

    er4smiths MP Grimlock v2.0

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    Every site I’ve seen is around what I quoted.
    Which sites are you finding it for $2000?
    Albeit $2000 or $2400 is still a lot of dough

     
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    Just a quick Google search for "xm studios grimlock" and the first 3 results for me are:

    gemmint.store for $1709+$320 shipping
    specfictionshop for $1709 but shipping isn't estimated
    heroes-collectibles for $1699 and either $300 or $680 shipping depending on if you want economy or not.

    I'm thinking of pulling the trigger at the last one tonight.
     
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    er4smiths MP Grimlock v2.0

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    Ok cool I see those now. Man you’re making me want to do the same! This thing is titanically awesome
    It would be the center piece of any Grimlock fan collection

     
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    I've showed it to quite a few people who don't even know who Grimlock is and they think it would be quite the centerpiece.
     
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  6. er4smiths

    er4smiths MP Grimlock v2.0

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    man it’s SO tempting. The wait would be murder
     
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    I want this so badly but I can't justify paying that much even for something this high quality. I'll just have to admire it in pictures.
     
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    Guess who ordered it...

    Just a hint if anyone is planning on ordering from some of those sites I listed earlier: some of will offer a discount if you contact them ;) 
     
  9. er4smiths

    er4smiths MP Grimlock v2.0

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    Dang that’s awesome dude! I may be enjoying this beast of a centerpiece vicariously thru you,
    but either way - I’m excited for you!

     
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    Join me. JOIN ME:mad: :mad: :mad: 
     
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    er4smiths MP Grimlock v2.0

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    did you do deposit or all upfront or payments ?
     
  12. Bob 121

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    I did all upfront.
     
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    Wow!! I just came to after fainting !
    I’m excited for you !!

     
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    Thank goodness I'm in the same time zone as Singapore, I'll watch this after dinner.
     
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    Just finished watching and chatting and here are my highlights.

    Alex Thomas, XM Studios' Social Media Manager said if Optimus is big, Grimlock is HUGE.

    He's shown with two right arms, for a sword and a mace each, and two left arms, one with his double-barrel blaster.

    Size and weight: 105 × 80 × 80 cm, 47 kg. Mini T.rex is 25 × 38 × 17 cm, 1.5 kg.

    He's got huge claws on his "wing" in robot mode.

    Alex is reading Grimlock's TFWiki intro! Sweet.

    If you pause the video at 8:12, there appears to be a face on the lower jaw of his T.rex head which is flipped over his back. Of course it may be just due to the lighting.

    Batteries not included due to customs opening boxes if batteries are present.

    It will ship in three boxes:
    box 1: 82 x 72 cm x 32, 34 kg
    box 2: 82 x 62 × 39 cm, 29 kg
    box 3: 82 × 52 x 57 cm, 27 kg

    Only light up is the eyes. But this is still the prototype and not final.

    Someone asked about smaller Transformers statues but Alex said it was not cost-efficient.

    Soundwave with his cassettes down the line is also mentioned.

    Starscream will have a cape and crown.

    And the official page: XM STUDIOS