Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

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Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby AdamFett » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:52 pm

Motto: "''In the end, it was not guns or bombs that defeated the aliens, but that humblest of all God's creatures, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.''"
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
i have a few concerns/questions about MP Grimlock. So as some of you know who frequent the B/S/T forum, i've been looking for Grimlock for some time now. A few things come to mind that make me kinda on the edge about saving up and buying him. Here they are in numerical order.

1. Does he feel cheap? Like does the plastic feel like it will last awhile?
2. Does he have alot of hollow spaces?
3. Are there any particular ''points of stress''?


Thats it. Please tell of any problems you've had with yours.


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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby Arctorro » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:03 pm

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
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I've got the Tak version and he certainly doesn't feel cheap. After many transformations he has no stress marks and it never feels like I will break him.

The only hollow space in in the upper torso of the T-Rex mode, but that is rather show accurate when you watch him transform in the cartoon.

The only problem I have with him is that they didn't design his weapons to fold up to take advantage of that space :D

Overall he is a very nice figure IMHO.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby Cyber Bishop » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:14 pm

Motto: "Ker-Klick... Choom!"
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I have both versions, neither feel cheap or loose.. Excellent must buys IMHO.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby Shadowstream » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:57 pm

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Have the Hasbro version and I can answer all those questions with a resounding no.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby fenrir72 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:03 pm

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
Try getting the Takara version. Worth the pain and pleasure! Just watch out for battery leaks(he is quite old by now)
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby NTESHFT » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:08 pm

Motto: "60% of the time, it works every time!"
Weapon: Black Magic
Whichever one you get, you will be happy with, I'm sure. I have the Hasbro version......LOVE IT........
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby FortMacs » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:38 pm

Weapon: Gatling Cannon
deffinatly get one if you can. he is deffinatly worth getting. i still bring it out and transform it alot.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby Valandar » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:01 am

Motto: "It doesn't matter if the glass is half full or half empty, only that you work to make it full."
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MP Grimlock is like MP Prime (01 and 10, both) - a serious tank compared to Starscream and Megatron. Tough as nails, and utterly awesome.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby nickh » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:29 am

Weapon: Dino-Missiles
I was wondering the exact same thing the other day, AdamFett. Really glad to hear that MP Grimlock's as solid as they come.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby MGrotusque » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:08 am

Ain't nothin wrong with MP Grimlock. They nailed it with him. You can get some pretty dynamic poses with him too. I've had him balancing on one leg no problem.
I would like him to be tighter in the chest area but the slack is so minimal that it really is of little consequence.
I have the Hasbro version.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby MGrotusque » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:10 am

FortMacs wrote:deffinatly


Brutal!! I don't think it could be spelled any worse. :lol:
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby AdamFett » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:11 am

Motto: "''In the end, it was not guns or bombs that defeated the aliens, but that humblest of all God's creatures, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.''"
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
Sweet! I'm more then sold now! I can't wait to save up! Gonna have the time of my life with it... :grin:
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby nickh » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:12 am

Weapon: Dino-Missiles
monstergrotusque wrote:I would like him to be tighter in the chest area but the slack is so minimal that it really is of little consequence.


Do you know if the slack in the chest area also exists in the Takara version?
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby MGrotusque » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:17 am

I believe it is but i don't have first hand knowledge. It's not really a QC thing inasmuch as it's just a necessary (but unfortunate) variable due to transformation tolerances.

But don't quote me on that. ;) by no means is it a deal breaker though.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby AdamFett » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:34 am

Motto: "''In the end, it was not guns or bombs that defeated the aliens, but that humblest of all God's creatures, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.''"
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
monstergrotusque wrote:
FortMacs wrote:deffinatly


Brutal!! I don't think it could be spelled any worse. :lol:


LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby Mykltron » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:16 am

Motto: "If I win again I'm still the champion. If you win HAH! that's just impossible.

Weapon: tea cup."
He flails around a lot in mid transformation but he's sturdy, as everyone else said. I wish his shoulders had better articulation but his legs and neck are great.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby AdamFett » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:56 am

Motto: "''In the end, it was not guns or bombs that defeated the aliens, but that humblest of all God's creatures, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.''"
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
Gah!!! I need one ASAP now!

Should have one by Feb. :sad: :sad: :sad:
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby Cyber Bishop » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:40 am

Motto: "Ker-Klick... Choom!"
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FortMacs wrote:deffinatly get one if you can. he is deffinatly worth getting. i still bring it out and transform it alot.


So do I.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby AdamFett » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:44 am

Motto: "''In the end, it was not guns or bombs that defeated the aliens, but that humblest of all God's creatures, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.''"
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
nickh wrote:I was wondering the exact same thing the other day, AdamFett. Really glad to hear that MP Grimlock's as solid as they come.



IKR. Good thing. Grimlock will be a B-day present to myself this year. Hopefully. :lol:
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby zappatton2 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:59 am

I love my MP Grimlock, the great thing about him is he displays equally awesome in both modes, and unlike some MP figures, he's a lot of fun to transform. I still have a sneaking suspicion that Takara might release a bigger version now that scale is the big thing, but nonetheless, great figure!
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby SJ21 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:28 pm

Motto: "You don't know because you can't see me. Then you are dead."
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I have the takara version. He is fantastic. I display him in bot mode. He looks very intimidating on the shelf.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby AdamFett » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:35 am

Motto: "''In the end, it was not guns or bombs that defeated the aliens, but that humblest of all God's creatures, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.''"
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
I can't wait to finally get my hands on him!
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:56 pm

Motto: "Deal with it."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
fenrir72 wrote:Try getting the Takara version. Worth the pain and pleasure! Just watch out for battery leaks(he is quite old by now)


I wouldn't bother with the Takara version, unless they're the same price and you have a preference for the packaging & waiter accessories. Otherwise the Hasbro one is nearly the same and comes with the crown accessory which the regular Takara edition did not. If you can get the Hasbro one for cheaper, I say go for it!
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby fenrir72 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:30 am

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
Well, given I have a maido san fetish....go for the Takara version :lol:
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock Concerns

Postby AdamFett » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:53 am

Motto: "''In the end, it was not guns or bombs that defeated the aliens, but that humblest of all God's creatures, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.''"
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
fenrir72 wrote:Well, given I have a maido san fetish....go for the Takara version :lol:



:lol: :lol: :lol: sweet!
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