That Bot wrote:I can deal with having somewhat skinny legs because his tail is already fat as hell. If his legs were any bigger, the tail would be twice the size of the rest of the figure in T-rex mode. And honestly, this works just fine as a classics Grimlock. It has Grimlock's build, his colors, that perfect head, it has the timeless Grimlock transformation, and it's BIG. It turns into a more modernized robot T-Rex with a light-up gimmick in his mouth that you can pretend is him blowing fire. I haven't seen very many people here besides you, Rated X, who say they only care about classics-style figs, and even then, Hasbro's target with this figure is squarely kids. He's the most likely of any of the FOC Generations figures for kids to want, because he is a freaking robot t-rex. You don't have to play the games to appreciate that. That screams "cool" to pretty much any boy over the age of 4. So the goal with this figure isn't to appeal to the lucrative adult collector market as much as the Classics and first Generations line were, and thus the ideal of a Classics-style aesthetic isn't the priority. I'm sorry you don't like it, but I think you're being entirely too hard on it. If this figure doesn't fill your Classics Grimlock needs, get a Masterpiece.
I see youre point. But you must admit the Generations line wasnt designed to be hijacked by FOC. It is meant to be a homage line of different "Generations" and lately I havent seen anything but FOC under that line. (Im not counting GDO repaints, I mean new molds) I dont even consider a video game a continuity. Without a cartoon or comic storyline, it is nothing more than digital artwork and figures inspired by the likes of such. At least thats my opinion.
On to the figure itself. In my opinion they basicly took Animated Grimlock and changed his smooth round surfaces and replaced them with more flat surfaces with angles and details. I dont like the enlarged head with skinnier neck. It looks like the Geico Gekko. I want a Big dumb T-Rex that drags his tail. I dont want a streamlined scientificly correct T-Rex that looks more like a Raptor from Jurassic park. And I think everybody agrees that the tail sucks. Since Dino's are supposed to be big. Ive been using MP Grimlock as classics Grimlock for a long time and I dont see this version as an upgrade. Ill probally get it. But I dont have faith in Hasbro doing the other 4 Dinobots. But maybe a 3rd party add on kit might come out for this guy. I buy alot of Hasbro stuff based on that notion.
Now Blaster on the other hand, is just f**king awesome. He makes the perfect classics Blaster and theres even a fan made boombox mode that looks like a new school boombox. Im going for the Takara version, but I might consider buying a Hasbro Blaster and Soundwave to kitbash a Twincast. Or maybe I should just wait since they did Soundblaster.