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Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock?

Transformers News: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 6:09AM CDT

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The Facebook page for Lunar Toy Store has uploaded some images from what appears to be an Asian exclusive release of MP-08 Grimlock. Their website, however, shows nothing at the time of writing this. This might be limited to the Chinese market, or for CybertronCon, as the characters on the box spell out Grimlock's name in Mandarin.

Check out the images below, mirrored for those of you without Facebook access, and feel free to post your thoughs!

Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock?

Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock?

Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock?

Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock?

Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock?
Credit(s): Lunar Toy Store
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Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500088)
Posted by Trikeboy on July 2nd, 2013 @ 7:06am CDT
Awesome, it looks like the Hasbro version too. I have the Takara but not the Hasbro. I will be getting this.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500089)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 2nd, 2013 @ 7:15am CDT
Is this pic legit or photoshopped? If the former, then good that "King" Grimlock will get another release.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500143)
Posted by dillotron on July 2nd, 2013 @ 11:41am CDT
Could this be a hasbro re release? if you look at soundwave(marked mp-02) his box has japanese on it as well.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500146)
Posted by SkyWarpsGhost on July 2nd, 2013 @ 11:54am CDT
The fact it has both Hasbro and TomyTakara logos, but not together looks suspect to me.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500150)
Posted by evilcat005 on July 2nd, 2013 @ 11:59am CDT
Hi all

This is 100% legit! We will be having it for pre-order on our website very very soon. This is a limited edition Beijing toy show retail exclusive version. It took a lot of hard work to bring it to the state, i really hope people will enjoy this unique piece of art.

Enjoy!
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500193)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 2nd, 2013 @ 1:59pm CDT
evilcat005 wrote:Hi all

This is 100% legit! We will be having it for pre-order on our website very very soon. This is a limited edition Beijing toy show retail exclusive version. It took a lot of hard work to bring it to the state, i really hope people will enjoy this unique piece of art.

Enjoy!

Congrates! :D

I have to say, that is an awesome box, it's so unique. It's kinda like a more interesting Takara MP box, I love the ink brush look of it, especially the water marks around the Mandarin.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500245)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 2nd, 2013 @ 3:15pm CDT
Yeah, this definitely looks like a rerelease of the Hasbro version.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500292)
Posted by evilcat005 on July 2nd, 2013 @ 6:04pm CDT
Manufacture say its Takara. I think the mode is Takara Mode for Grimlock, and come with hasbro accessory. Thats why both Hasbro and Takara is on the box. If you think this is another Hasbro release you might be surprise. This is not another Omega.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500329)
Posted by Grimlockgravez on July 2nd, 2013 @ 8:09pm CDT
Do you by chance have a rough time of release an price?
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500330)
Posted by Metrosuplex on July 2nd, 2013 @ 8:10pm CDT
I'd be very interested in getting this, as I missed the local release. Assuming the price isn't too high, however. With Metroplex, Soundwave, and Predaking coming out, it's a little tough to find the extra dough to afford this! :BLACKEYE:
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500388)
Posted by evilcat005 on July 2nd, 2013 @ 11:46pm CDT
Pre-order is now up!!!

Why are you still reading this?! get to it! :KREMZEEK:
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500400)
Posted by RhA on July 3rd, 2013 @ 1:44am CDT
This is turning into a salesthread.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500470)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2013 @ 10:40am CDT
Upon closer observation, it instead looks to just be the TakaraTomy MP-8 version of Grimlock but with the crown instead of his waiter and helmet accessories.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1500603)
Posted by Grimlockgravez on July 3rd, 2013 @ 10:51pm CDT
Paid!
I had to have one!
and it seems to be the best of both worlds. Mp-08 takara with hasbro accessories. Win win. Now when do I get it shipped. :P
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1509924)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 6th, 2013 @ 9:57pm CDT
The Lunar Toy Store Facebook page has uploaded some out of box shots of the Asia exclusive MP-08 King Grimlock. The deco is the same as the original Takara release with his crown, energo sword and twin 'stunner' laser rifle. Check out the images below.

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Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1509927)
Posted by Seibertron on August 6th, 2013 @ 10:08pm CDT
Looks like I won't need this then. Nice box, but not for as much money as it seems to be selling for right now.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1509928)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2013 @ 10:09pm CDT
So it's basically MP-8 with MP-8X's accessories.

Like the Hasbro version with some very minor deco differences.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1509934)
Posted by megatronus on August 6th, 2013 @ 11:11pm CDT
I want to see pricing.

>:oP
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1509936)
Posted by MGrotusque on August 6th, 2013 @ 11:25pm CDT
Whats the big deal here?( is there a big deal?)I don't get it.

Doesn't look like anything special to me other than a new box.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1509951)
Posted by Bowspearer on August 7th, 2013 @ 12:49am CDT
MGrotusque wrote:Whats the big deal here?( is there a big deal?)I don't get it.

Doesn't look like anything special to me other than a new box.


In a nutshell? It's a chance for those of us who didn't get it the first time, but have since been sucked into the Masterpiece line, to get another crack at it without paying crazy secondary market prices.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1510010)
Posted by Rated X on August 7th, 2013 @ 9:05am CDT
What a waste ! How many versions of one figure that all look the same can you make ? Don't need a fancy box. If you wanna sell me another MP Grimlock, make it a G2 blue and green deco. And yes, I use MP Grimlock on classics shelf in dino mode. Scales great he's a freakin T-Rex !
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1510012)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 7th, 2013 @ 9:08am CDT
Rated X wrote:What a waste !
Tell that to those who have been wanting MP Grimlock for years but missed out on it when it was last out.
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1510066)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 7th, 2013 @ 1:34pm CDT
Rated X wrote:And yes, I use MP Grimlock on classics shelf in dino mode. Scales great he's a freakin T-Rex !


Thank you...I'm not the only one that sees this! :APPLAUSE: :VEHI:
Re: Asia Exclusive MP-08 Grimlock? (1510069)
Posted by njb902 on August 7th, 2013 @ 1:44pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:What a waste !
Tell that to those who have been wanting MP Grimlock for years but missed out on it when it was last out.


Do you really expect him of all people to understand that?
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