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Transformers News: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 3:48PM CDT

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Fresh from his recent trip to Kmart Seibertron has more sighting information to share with everyone. From Des Plaines Il, Kmart he found Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock. Priced at $39.99, check it out below! and make sure to note it in the Sightings section if you spot one close to you!

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Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597438)
Posted by nuttylover101 on August 7th, 2014 @ 4:04pm CDT
Huh... Weird, over here in England we already have the evolution pack for bumblebee...
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597440)
Posted by Spleenzorio on August 7th, 2014 @ 4:05pm CDT
Weird how they don't use his new robot mode art for the packaging.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597447)
Posted by Rated X on August 7th, 2014 @ 4:30pm CDT
I like the way the painting on his helmet looks like horns and they give him twin pentagrams. They should repaint it in red as Cliffjumper.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597476)
Posted by Yweggo on August 7th, 2014 @ 6:11pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I like the way the painting on his helmet looks like horns and they give him twin pentagrams. They should repaint it in red as Cliffjumper.

Nah, if they do repaint this figure people are saying that it will be retooled into Stinger, witch makes sense, seeing as how all the artwork for Stinger so far is red Bumblebee.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597522)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:46pm CDT
They had that Construct-bots Grimlock in a ToysRus on Tuesday. I always forget what has and hasn't been found yet
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597538)
Posted by TulioDude on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:19pm CDT
The Bumblebee pack looks cool
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597578)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:37am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Superwheeljack wrote:So, weren't we supposed to get a Stinger?


Noting was officially announced at either BotCon or SDCC. We are getting a One-Step Stinger (same style as Lockdown) and several Legion repaints, all exclusive to Walmart (though the One-Step has appeared at Target(!)).
That is it. No Deluxe, no mention of a Bumblebee reshell, nothing. And the red Sideswipe/Swerve that comes with FE Prime + Trailer set? Sideswipe with Swerve's head mold.


Sadly, this seems to be the case. However, Takara Tomy's been known to bring us what Hasbro can't or won't, so we may yet still see a Stinger at some point. If nothing else, I'll take the 1-Step. It's better than nothing, at least.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597579)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:50am CDT
Fellow fan Blacklai has obtained the yet to be released (domestically, that is) Dinobot Snarl from Age Of Extinction. Snarl is a toy only creation and never made it to the big screen, unfortunately, but we are getting him in toy mode and he looks pretty darn good!

Blacklai posted his thoughts on the figure, here.

Much like FOC Bruticus had in the past, it seems the Dinobots are receiving the many repaints treatment. Domestic retail: Multicolored.
Domestic exclusive: G1 deco (SDCC and Amazon exclusives.)
Who knows? Might be more redecos down the line.

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597611)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on August 8th, 2014 @ 7:05am CDT
Snarl for the win! :DANCE:
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597619)
Posted by Yweggo on August 8th, 2014 @ 7:59am CDT
He makes me think of Animated Waspinator...
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597632)
Posted by Rated X on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:00am CDT
Wheres the damn hasbro version ? The movie hype is already over and still no sludge or snarl in stores.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597634)
Posted by Marcdachamp on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:04am CDT
Checked my Toys R Us yesterday, but no sign of Bumblebee. Definitely want that two-pack!

Odd question, though: why is it that we never get the Camaro in the accurate yellow? The "G1" Bumblebee in the package has a yellow that's pretty spot-on, but, to the best of my knowledge, every Bumblebee we've ever gotten from the movies has looked closer to orange than the actual Camaro does in real life.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597676)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:14am CDT
That looks nice. Shame the wrists still suck, but I suppose I could fix that with a revoltech joint or 2.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597702)
Posted by IJK Productions on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:43am CDT
So Takara is releasing the AoE Hot Shot/Tracks there according the Also Available bottom cell
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$100 says thats what the unidentified AD-19 is unless it's gonna be an exclusive or AD-31+
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597705)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:51am CDT
IJK Productions wrote:So Takara is releasing the AoE Hot Shot/Tracks there according the Also Available bottom cellImage. $100 says thats what the unidentified AD-19 is (or AD-29 since BBTS doesn't have that listed between AD-28 and AD-30)


If anything it's directly copied from Hasbro's card back, so it's possible that it's an oversight. Should Hot Shot get released, either he'll be exclusive and get no number at all, or he'll be AD-32 or higher, with this list in mind:

AD28 Snarl
AD29 Clobber (has to be Slog)
AD30 Drift Helicopter
AD31 Ultimate Power Mode Optimus Prime (Leader retool)

And we still don't know who AD18 and AD19 are, aside from the fact that they're based on Dark of the Moon. That Wheeljack is an exclusive, so no ID number.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597755)
Posted by Shuttershock on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:51pm CDT
Anyone else reminded of BBTS Dark Energon Prime toys? Way too much transparent plastic compared to the others, in my opinion.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597812)
Posted by xyl360 on August 8th, 2014 @ 5:36pm CDT
Shuttershock wrote:Anyone else reminded of BBTS Dark Energon Prime toys? Way too much transparent plastic compared to the others, in my opinion.

Actually, yeah. It looks to sport an identical deco to BBTS' Dark Energon Knockout (which I LOVED, BTW):
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Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597833)
Posted by IJK Productions on August 8th, 2014 @ 7:51pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
IJK Productions wrote:So Takara is releasing the AoE Hot Shot/Tracks there according the Also Available bottom cellImage. $100 says thats what the unidentified AD-19 is (or AD-29 since BBTS doesn't have that listed between AD-28 and AD-30)


If anything it's directly copied from Hasbro's card back, so it's possible that it's an oversight. Should Hot Shot get released, either he'll be exclusive and get no number at all, or he'll be AD-32 or higher, with this list in mind:

AD28 Snarl
AD29 Clobber (has to be Slog)
AD30 Drift Helicopter
AD31 Ultimate Power Mode Optimus Prime (Leader retool)

And we still don't know who AD18 and AD19 are, aside from the fact that they're based on Dark of the Moon. That Wheeljack is an exclusive, so no ID number.



Now that you mention it it does look like they copied the Hasbro box since it doesn't look like the Japanese print for translations is on it like my AD Dino did, unless thats what they're doing for this wave, which I doubt.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597933)
Posted by Stockade on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:04am CDT
I really like Snarl and yes I plan to pick him up at retail or online, but also when I look at Snarl, I see Slugfest as well, I'm sure a repaint will be coming down the pike.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1597944)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:25am CDT
IJK Productions wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
IJK Productions wrote:So Takara is releasing the AoE Hot Shot/Tracks there according the Also Available bottom cellImage. $100 says thats what the unidentified AD-19 is (or AD-29 since BBTS doesn't have that listed between AD-28 and AD-30)


If anything it's directly copied from Hasbro's card back, so it's possible that it's an oversight. Should Hot Shot get released, either he'll be exclusive and get no number at all, or he'll be AD-32 or higher, with this list in mind:

AD28 Snarl
AD29 Clobber (has to be Slog)
AD30 Drift Helicopter
AD31 Ultimate Power Mode Optimus Prime (Leader retool)

And we still don't know who AD18 and AD19 are, aside from the fact that they're based on Dark of the Moon. That Wheeljack is an exclusive, so no ID number.



Now that you mention it it does look like they copied the Hasbro box since it doesn't look like the Japanese print for translations is on it like my AD Dino did, unless thats what they're doing for this wave, which I doubt.


They added Japanese only for the "Legacy Releases", AD08 through AD17 since there was no US packaging to copy. So they made their own, which also includes the logo of the movie they refer to:

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AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee
AD09 Protoform Optimus Prime
AD10 Starscream
AD11 Dispensor

Transformers: Revenge
AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime
AD13 Devastator
AD14 Jolt
AD15 Ratchet

Transformers: Darkside Moon
AD16 Autobot Dino
AD17 Darkside Soundwave
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598049)
Posted by El Duque on August 9th, 2014 @ 3:31pm CDT
Courtesy of the Hobbybase we some in-hand images of the Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Toys"R"Us exclusive "Rusty" Optimus Prime, a more screen accurate version the Voyager Class Evasion Mode Optimus Prime. Check out the images mirrored below:

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Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598067)
Posted by TulioDude on August 9th, 2014 @ 4:59pm CDT
Robot mode looks accurate,not sure about vehicle mode.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598073)
Posted by Shuttershock on August 9th, 2014 @ 5:44pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Courtesy of the Hobbybase we some in-hand images of the Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Toys"R"Us exclusive "Rusty" Optimus Prime, a more screen accurate version the Voyager Class Evasion Mode Optimus Prime. Check out the images mirrored below:

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I see what they're going for, but sweet Primus that light gray plastic. I've yet to see it look good when implemented for a whole figure. And they did the same thing with "Platinum Knight Prime". Is the gray plastic just that inexpensive? Did no one put their hand up and say "that looks kind of cheap and unappealing"?
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598078)
Posted by Madeus Prime on August 9th, 2014 @ 6:05pm CDT
I really want to love Snarl, but those damned hands, those are the hands of a evil, sloppy, toy designer.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598085)
Posted by dragons on August 9th, 2014 @ 6:41pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:Robot mode looks accurate,not sure about vehicle mode.



think you may have reversed your comment do you mena truck accuate bot mode half accuate?
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598099)
Posted by User897 on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:38pm CDT
Preorder cancelled. Both Hasbro and Takara obviously have done a shit job, so I'll just keep enjoying my cheapie one from Walmart. So much for the bullet and shell marks on the prototype. The rust has turned into blood, too. Absolute shit.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598110)
Posted by TheVenocWarlord on August 9th, 2014 @ 10:44pm CDT
If he just had some rust on his head, I would buy him. His head looks too plain as-is.

EDIT: Hmmm, it's really starting to grow on me already. I may pick him up anyway...
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598145)
Posted by kirbenvost on August 10th, 2014 @ 5:03am CDT
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Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598174)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 10th, 2014 @ 9:39am CDT
To be fair, his rust/battle damage detailing in the movie was way too complex for a mass-release toy- they'd probably have to be individually hand-painted for a remotely accurate look, and that's not practical for mass-productions toys.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598175)
Posted by shajaki on August 10th, 2014 @ 9:42am CDT
if anyones wondering, it appears the pricepoint for the upcoming platinum dinobot 5-pack is apparently $159.90.

Movie 4 Platinum Edition Generation Dinobot 5 Pack. Preorder. Available on 1st October 2014. $159.90 @ RobotKingdom.com
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598196)
Posted by MGrotusque on August 10th, 2014 @ 11:58am CDT
I really like this rust mode OP. I hope the actual product you get in hand looks as nice in that alt mode.
I'm wondering if each figure will basically have it's own rust design to a degree. Is it done by hand would ya think?
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598206)
Posted by Skyfire77 on August 10th, 2014 @ 12:25pm CDT
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I don't know if it's just a bad picture or what, but he looks like he's made out of Wonka Chocolate Waterfall bars.
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Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598215)
Posted by Shuttershock on August 10th, 2014 @ 1:14pm CDT
Skyfire77 wrote:
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I don't know if it's just a bad picture or what, but he looks like he's made out of Wonka Chocolate Waterfall bars.
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:APPLAUSE:

Now that you mention it, he does look just like he's made of white chocolate.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598243)
Posted by MGrotusque on August 10th, 2014 @ 3:21pm CDT
Awesome! I like it even more now. =P~
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598272)
Posted by TulioDude on August 10th, 2014 @ 5:34pm CDT
dragons wrote:
TulioDude wrote:Robot mode looks accurate,not sure about vehicle mode.



think you may have reversed your comment do you mena truck accuate bot mode half accuate?

I'm talking about the Takara version.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598273)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 10th, 2014 @ 5:36pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:
dragons wrote:
TulioDude wrote:Robot mode looks accurate,not sure about vehicle mode.



think you may have reversed your comment do you mena truck accuate bot mode half accuate?

I'm talking about the Takara version.
Right, and it's the Takara version that transforms from a movie-accurate rusty truck into a non-movie-accurate albino robot.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598474)
Posted by Va'al on August 11th, 2014 @ 12:45pm CDT
The people behind Taiwan-based company InfoThink, creators of licensed electronic devices such as USB drives, memory card readers and more, have sent us an extensive look at their Transformers: Age of Extinction catalogue - of which we've mirrored images below - and all of which can be found at their website. Check 'em out!

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Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598499)
Posted by TulioDude on August 11th, 2014 @ 1:34pm CDT
Seem a cute thing to have.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598511)
Posted by TransformersFan89 on August 11th, 2014 @ 1:58pm CDT
Does anyone know yet when the release date for the Transformers: Age Of Extinction platinum Breakout Battle set or the Leader Optimus Prime/Grimlock set?
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598526)
Posted by Bouncy X on August 11th, 2014 @ 3:02pm CDT
and what does Grimlock do or is that just a size comparison with the actual toy? lol
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598528)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 11th, 2014 @ 3:09pm CDT
Bouncy X wrote:and what does Grimlock do or is that just a size comparison with the actual toy? lol


That would be Flip And Change Grimlock ;)
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598541)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on August 11th, 2014 @ 3:44pm CDT
Those USB arm replicas have jointed fingers. I wonder if they can be used as a touch-screen stylus?
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598543)
Posted by Maggotron on August 11th, 2014 @ 3:58pm CDT
If the USBs are 64 GB capacity or higher, only then might I consider them worth getting.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598589)
Posted by Madeus Prime on August 11th, 2014 @ 8:36pm CDT
If they're super-cheap, I can totally see somebody transplanting those onto leader class figs.

Either way, both are super creepy, especially the Bumblebee head.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598635)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 12th, 2014 @ 4:35am CDT
In case no one noticed, this guy has not combined Snarl's two accessories to form the axe. Also, he's positioned Snarl's wrists incorrectly.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598691)
Posted by Madeus Prime on August 12th, 2014 @ 10:14am CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:In case no one noticed, this guy has not combined Snarl's two accessories to form the axe. Also, he's positioned Snarl's wrists incorrectly.


Yes, his axe is misassembled, but it's my sad duty to inform you that those are how his wrists look. His wrists are permanently stuck up in the awful position.

I hope at least some member of the TF community finds a figure with compatible mushroom peg hands. Or a 3d Party pair of hands.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598708)
Posted by Va'al on August 12th, 2014 @ 11:37am CDT
Coming at us from the official Transformers YouTube channel is the new commercial for the biggest Dinobot around: Stomp and Chomp Grimlock! This simplified transforming mammoth (well, T-Rex) features sound effects and lights in both modes, and an Optimus Prime figure with magnetic weapon activating gimmick - check out the embedded clip below!

Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598735)
Posted by pie-man on August 12th, 2014 @ 12:59pm CDT
I saw this at a local T'R'U, and I can't say I'm impressed. Yes, it's huge. It's got a big frickin' sword and has a gun mounted on top. It's got lights & sounds. And different one-step changers activate different thingys.... so they say. Heck..... just reading all that back there sounds impressive! :-)

But who would want to buy a toy that costs as much as Masterpiece for their kid???

And a close second... the lower jaw on the t-rex mode really bothers me. The lower jaw splits down the middle and folds away into the body during transformation. But it doesn't hold together very well in place. At a small touch, the lower jaw just comes apart. The "peg & hole" (if that's the words) that hold em together aren't very tight. And I saw this across 3 different locations.

If the price was right (and that's a big IF) I could appreciate the toy for all the things stated above. But that jaw really bugs me.... because my son's one-step-changer Snarl has the same issue with its head.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598790)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 12th, 2014 @ 3:35pm CDT
Madeus Prime wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:In case no one noticed, this guy has not combined Snarl's two accessories to form the axe. Also, he's positioned Snarl's wrists incorrectly.


Yes, his axe is misassembled, but it's my sad duty to inform you that those are how his wrists look. His wrists are permanently stuck up in the awful position.

I hope at least some member of the TF community finds a figure with compatible mushroom peg hands. Or a 3d Party pair of hands.


If you're willing to get creative with a saw and drill (and splash out a bit) you could probably cut down the awful wrist-mounts and mount his hands on revoltech joints, giving him better poseability and less crappy-looking wrists.
Re: Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock showing up at Kmart (1598793)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 12th, 2014 @ 3:46pm CDT
Thanks to Oscar Fung's Facebook page, via Seibertron.com user daimchoc, we get some in hand images of the Optimus Prime Evolutions 2-pack. This 2-pack contains repaints of the recently released Evasion mode Optimus Prime and a Fan favorite classics Optimus Prime released all the way back in 2006. Oscar was also gracious enough to post some comparison picture with the Japanese version of this mold, the Henkei Optimus Prime. Check out the images we've mirrored below remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!


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