AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More

Transformers News: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 4:54PM CST

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Seibertron.com member robotmel provided us with some exciting Age Of Extinction toy news, late last week, and now we have pictures of the Grimlock set courtesy of this Facebook post from Transformers Dioramas. And that's not all! Thanks to Seibertron.com member Primeultimus's discovery, we now have confirmation that there is an Optimus set, as well.

Toys R Us will be carrying a line of exclusives called the Evolution 2-Pack, which features an AoE figure (either Deluxe Class or Voyager Class) paired with an older generation figure, redecoed to match their original G1 counterparts.

As of now, the only images available are those of the Grimlock set. This set features AoE Voyager Class Grimlock paired with Energon Grimlock, redecoed in G1 colors!

We will update with the product images as soon as they become available.
robotmel provided the names of the upcoming sets for the upcoming 2-Packs. Keep these names handy for when you go hunting on May 17th!

robotmel wrote:Whilst browsing at my local Toys R Us, I asked an assistant to check their system for an item to see if stock was available.

Browsing down their lists of Transformers figures I spotted listings for upcoming items from what I believe to be part of the immenent Age of Extinction line with a twist.

Transformers Grimlock - Then and Now
Transformers Dinobot Slug - Then and Now
Transformers Strafe - Then and Now
Transformers Bumblebee - Then and Now

The Toys R Us assistant confirmed there are prices against each one but wasn't allowed to quote the prices as they where subject to changes, but confirmed the Grimlock Then and Now was considerably more than the other three.


It should be noted that the official packaging images state Evolution 2-Pack. "Then and Now" may just be an internal TRU naming system.

Primeultimus uncovered the previously unmentioned Optimus set.
Primeultimus wrote:Future Duo Evolution sets feature

TRA BUMBLEBEE A7726
TRA GRIMLOCK A7742
TRA OPTIMUS PRIME A7745
TRA STRAFE / SWOOP A7754
TRA SLAG / SLUG A7755


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Transformers News: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More

Transformers News: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More

Transformers News: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More

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Credit(s): robotmel, Transformers Dioramas, Primeultimus
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Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555329)
Posted by Genocide G2.0 on March 5th, 2014 @ 4:56pm CST
Any ideas on this , Legit ?? Fan made ?? ...

Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555330)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:03pm CST
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555331)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:06pm CST
Strafe and Swoop? Grimlock 2 pack?

Hello G1 Energon Mega Dinobot
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555332)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:08pm CST
Interesting mold choice for the "1984" Grimlock.
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555333)
Posted by Bouncy X on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:08pm CST
thats neat, too bad the G1 version looks like complete and utter crap. why not include the actual G1 toy or at least the Cybertron game version?
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555334)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:13pm CST
Bouncy X wrote:thats neat, too bad the G1 version looks like complete and utter crap. why not include the actual G1 toy or at least the Cybertron game version?


What's wrong with G1/Energon one? I'd rather have that one over the original G1 toy.
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555335)
Posted by Bouncy X on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:15pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:
Bouncy X wrote:thats neat, too bad the G1 version looks like complete and utter crap. why not include the actual G1 toy or at least the Cybertron game version?


What's wrong with G1/Energon one? I'd rather have that one over the original G1 toy.


i just think it looks terrible and cheap, like it was the "kiddie" version or something.
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555336)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:17pm CST
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555337)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:19pm CST
Bouncy X wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
Bouncy X wrote:thats neat, too bad the G1 version looks like complete and utter crap. why not include the actual G1 toy or at least the Cybertron game version?


What's wrong with G1/Energon one? I'd rather have that one over the original G1 toy.


i just think it looks terrible and cheap, like it was the "kiddie" version or something.


Oh, yeah, cuz these totally aren't for kids! :lol:


Go take refresher course. You need it.
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555338)
Posted by Bouncy X on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:25pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:
Bouncy X wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
Bouncy X wrote:thats neat, too bad the G1 version looks like complete and utter crap. why not include the actual G1 toy or at least the Cybertron game version?


What's wrong with G1/Energon one? I'd rather have that one over the original G1 toy.


i just think it looks terrible and cheap, like it was the "kiddie" version or something.


Oh, yeah, cuz these totally aren't for kids! :lol:


Go take refresher course. You need it.


okay so it seems your little brain couldn't grasp what i meant by "kiddie" (even the quote marks were apparently not enough) .....it looks cheap and uncomplicated, like its made for little kids. the same way the rescue bots toys look or stuff like the bot shot toys. and sitting next to the movie toy, it makes it look even worse. and that toy doesn't look too good to begin with either.
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555339)
Posted by Primeultimus on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:27pm CST
As always I reserve judgement until I see in person. As I do not own a Energon Grimlock and this is my first time seeing it it looks alright. Cool pack better then none I suppose. The G1 Grimlock would of been sweet though instead.
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555340)
Posted by TGDweezl on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:29pm CST
I wonder what the price is going to be for it.
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555341)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:30pm CST
Not the best choice for an old-school Grimlock... >:oP
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555342)
Posted by Genocide G2.0 on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:31pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:It's legit


Thanks .

My laptop must be running slow or something i just checked the front page again and its up there now , i was unsure about it being legit as it hadn't been front paged .
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555343)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:33pm CST
Bouncy X wrote:
okay so it seems your little brain couldn't grasp what i meant by "kiddie" (even the quote marks were apparently not enough) .....it looks cheap and uncomplicated, like its made for little kids. the same way the rescue bots toys look or stuff like the bot shot toys. and sitting next to the movie toy, it makes it look even worse. and that toy doesn't look too good to begin with either.


So, this toy is apparently "uncomplicated" when the G1 toy is less complicated than it, and you say the G1 toy is worlds better and I'm the one with the small brain?

Whatever you say guy. It's your dream.
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555344)
Posted by Mudwire on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:37pm CST
Hm. Not really digging the G1 Grimlock there. This version of the AoE Grimlock, however, actually looks pretty solid, especially compared to the bigger AoE Grimlock. I feel that the same kinda thing was going on with the voyager and... larger Predaking figures, how the one in the smaller size was better.
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555345)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:40pm CST
Just to prepare you folks for what may come, here's Energon Swoop, for the Strafe/Swoop 2-pack:


Dino Mode


Robot Mode

And he combines with Grimlock into this beast:


Mega-Dinobot (seriously, that's his name)
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555346)
Posted by Dagon on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:44pm CST
I am super, super happy about this. I know I'll be one of the few who say this, but I loved -- LOVED -- the Energon Dinobots, and I had to sell them and it really killed me.
I am unbelievably happy that this set is coming out, and hope like crazy the Swoop set will have Energon Swoop.

You can all let them shelfwarm. That means I'll definately get a set. :lol:

Curious about the Slag; not too happy about the figures that come to mind like the Animated one or that Japanese Beast Wars one.

I know it's "Slug" these days, spare me the pointless correction post.

*EDIT: Yes JelZe, spread the hate. Ensure that I get these figures. Yes.
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555347)
Posted by Aceoftherebellion on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:45pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:

So, this toy is apparently "uncomplicated" when the G1 toy is less complicated than it, and you say the G1 toy is worlds better and I'm the one with the small brain?

Whatever you say guy. It's your dream.


The Energon line had some excellent figures, but this was not one of them. A poorly proportioned floppy mess further hampered by a poorly executed combiner gimmick that this set will be lacking due to the non-inclusion of the original release's partner figure, rendering an already poor quality toy's main gimmick nerfed.

Bouncy X was probably just talking about the figure's questionable proportion/aesthetics, but even without that it's by all accounters one of the crappier grimlock toys that's been released, and definitely not an exciting one to see paired with movie grimlock when there are vastly superior options (See- FoC Grimlock).
Re: AoE Evolution 2-Packs Coming, Featuring Grimlock And More (1555349)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 5th, 2014 @ 5:51pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:
Bouncy X wrote:thats neat, too bad the G1 version looks like complete and utter crap. why not include the actual G1 toy or at least the Cybertron game version?


What's wrong with G1/Energon one? I'd rather have that one over the original G1 toy.
It's a lousy figure with a poor design. It was engineered without Takara's help, just like the Star Wars and Marvel Crossovers Transformers toys. It's simply not that well made a figure, and this has nothing to do with simplicity or kid-friendliness, since the whole Energon line itself was simple and kid-friendly but still mostly good overall.

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