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First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

Transformers News: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

Monday, June 17th, 2013 6:26PM CDT

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Here's another interesting listing from eBay seller lena81822, what appears to be our first look at the Platinum Edition Transformers Fall of Cybertron Voyager Grimlock. Back during Toy Fair 2013 we were told by Hasbro representatives that we could expect a Platinum Edition set featuring a redeco of Transformers Generations Voyager Grimlock and Bruticus. We've mirrored the images from the auction below, along with some comparison images of Takara Tomy's TG-19 Grimlock. Note the differences in the gold and lack of red on this figures abdomen among other deco differences.


First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

For comparison here are images of TG-19 Grimlock:

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?

First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock?
Credit(s): lena81822
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Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496108)
Posted by Va'al on June 17th, 2013 @ 6:34pm CDT
It's shiny, but I'm not sure sure it's different enough to justify consideration, really.
Hmmm. :-?
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496116)
Posted by craggy on June 17th, 2013 @ 7:10pm CDT
if I was to get a shiny Grimlock, I'd probably favour the Japanese version, just because of the red on the belly. but I'm not sure Grimlock should be this shiny.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496125)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on June 17th, 2013 @ 7:37pm CDT
Extra shiny and his shoulders seem to be lower. Not enough to convince me.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496136)
Posted by Shockwave7 on June 17th, 2013 @ 8:09pm CDT
M'eh. Platinum Grimlock looks a lot like regular old Hasbro WFC Grimlock. Shiny paint doesn't hide the flaws in the mold. I had such high hopes for this one. And I admit, he looks great in robot mode. But the alt mode falls apart. It won't pose worth snot. (and poseability wouldn't matter anyway, because it constantly overbalances unless you pose it in only ONE way) The front looks OK, but the back doesn't look like a tail at all - it's more like he's trying to pass a log.

Not wasting money on this one.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496143)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 17th, 2013 @ 8:44pm CDT
i can easily do that with some model paint, unless they make the figure less hollow and look better in rex mode theres no way in hell im wasting money on another grimlock.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496147)
Posted by xyl360 on June 17th, 2013 @ 8:58pm CDT
Nice try, but it still comes up short compared to Takara's. I won't be swapping my preorders any time soon. You can keep this 'platinum edition' Hasbro; I'm goin' Takara all the way ;).
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496178)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 17th, 2013 @ 10:27pm CDT
Was hoping for a red belly (what was Hasbro thinking with that ugly gray and yellow belly both the retail and this one were given?), but looks like I'll be saving myself some money.

..Unless the Bruticus winds up knocking our socks off. ;)
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496186)
Posted by MGrotusque on June 17th, 2013 @ 10:58pm CDT
No thanks.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496189)
Posted by RAcast on June 17th, 2013 @ 11:29pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:Nice try, but it still comes up short compared to Takara's. I won't be swapping my preorders any time soon. You can keep this 'platinum edition' Hasbro; I'm goin' Takara all the way ;).

Indeed, they didn't even bother to paint the legs with that nice gold, they're the same dark gold paint as the original release.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496192)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 17th, 2013 @ 11:34pm CDT
Not much different, is it? Besides the torso and dino-neck being metallic did they really change anything?
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496197)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on June 18th, 2013 @ 12:06am CDT
Looks pretty cool.

The thing is, this supposedly comes packed with G1 accurate colour Bruticus...

The Bruticus is meant to be the draw here...

Oh well, I already own Takara Bruticus... Hope this does not render that useless.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496208)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 18th, 2013 @ 12:36am CDT
Looks really nice!

...but the crotch is still yellow. :BANG_HEAD:

So I'm guessing that this'll never see stateside release. :-( I'm interested in seeing the Combaticons, and unless they're to have Generation One-inspired decos, I'm most likely not going to pick them up, since I already have the original retail releases (who were already bitches to find and were close to $75 to complete).
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496214)
Posted by Rated X on June 18th, 2013 @ 1:01am CDT
I just cant get into this figure no matter how it's painted. I would gladly go for a G2 repaint though in blue and green. Forget Grimlock, how about a look at the Platinum Edition Bruticus ? Will we finally get a G1 deco Vortex ? Or will it be another puke and period blood colored monster...I need that G1 vortex !!!
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496256)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 18th, 2013 @ 7:44am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:So I'm guessing that this'll never see stateside release. :-(
But we've gotten every other Platinum Edition thus far. Hasbro even announced it last Toy Fair.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496311)
Posted by Manterax Prime on June 18th, 2013 @ 12:32pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:So I'm guessing that this'll never see stateside release. :-(
But we've gotten every other Platinum Edition thus far. Hasbro even announced it last Toy Fair.


Yeah, online. Some of us actually want these in brick and mortar locations to bypass shipping expenses.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496313)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 18th, 2013 @ 12:35pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:So I'm guessing that this'll never see stateside release. :-(
But we've gotten every other Platinum Edition thus far. Hasbro even announced it last Toy Fair.


Yeah, online. Some of us actually want these in brick and mortar locations to bypass shipping expenses.


Canada?
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496314)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 18th, 2013 @ 12:38pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:So I'm guessing that this'll never see stateside release. :-(
But we've gotten every other Platinum Edition thus far. Hasbro even announced it last Toy Fair.


Yeah, online. Some of us actually want these in brick and mortar locations to bypass shipping expenses.


Canada?


Oh, how I would love to be on the border of Canada... :-(
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496315)
Posted by Manterax Prime on June 18th, 2013 @ 12:41pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:So I'm guessing that this'll never see stateside release. :-(
But we've gotten every other Platinum Edition thus far. Hasbro even announced it last Toy Fair.


Yeah, online. Some of us actually want these in brick and mortar locations to bypass shipping expenses.


Canada?


Oh, how I would love to be on the border of Canada... :-(


Western Canada specifically seeing as most Asian market imports seem to be centralized there.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496378)
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 18th, 2013 @ 7:42pm CDT
I don't like it. Makes me think of a 'Safety Awareness' Grimlock.

'Kids, if you need to ride your bike at night remember to wear your high-vis vests and underwear!' :KREMZEEK:
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496379)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 18th, 2013 @ 7:44pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:I don't like it. Makes me think of a 'Safety Awareness' Grimlock.

'Kids, if you need to ride your bike at night remember to wear your high-vis vests and underwear!' :KREMZEEK:


Needs more caveman-esque speech.

"Me Grimlock say small humans ride two wheels with reflective gear at night!"
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496381)
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 18th, 2013 @ 7:56pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:I don't like it. Makes me think of a 'Safety Awareness' Grimlock.

'Kids, if you need to ride your bike at night remember to wear your high-vis vests and underwear!' :KREMZEEK:


Needs more caveman-esque speech.

"Me Grimlock say small humans ride two wheels with reflective gear at night!"

Was thinking more of someone else teaching the lessons while Grimlock keeps order in the classroom. The mascots never speak. ;)
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496390)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 18th, 2013 @ 8:23pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Needs more caveman-esque speech.

"Me Grimlock say small humans ride two wheels with reflective gear at night!"
"Now me know, and knowing half the battle!"
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1496392)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 18th, 2013 @ 8:28pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Needs more caveman-esque speech.

"Me Grimlock say small humans ride two wheels with reflective gear at night!"
"Now me know, and knowing half the battle!"


Perfection. 8)
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502299)
Posted by El Duque on July 11th, 2013 @ 12:21am CDT
1TOY has shared a small gallery of Grimlock from the upcoming Platinum Edition Grimlock vs. Bruticus set. The set, which comes in premium packaging, features Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and all five Combaticons. This version of Grimlock comes with gold chrome vacuum plating. Check out the images mirrored below.

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Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502303)
Posted by RAcast on July 11th, 2013 @ 12:44am CDT
Well the torso looks nice...but why is the gold on the rest of it the same as the regular retail release? Way to go halfway and then stop dead in your tracks, Hasbro. :lol:
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502304)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 11th, 2013 @ 12:45am CDT
If only they had stuck red on its tummy. Then I may have been sold. [-(
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502314)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 11th, 2013 @ 1:29am CDT
Either the photography is weird or the gold chrome looks way too green. I guess I'm glad I got the regular version.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502315)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 11th, 2013 @ 1:31am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Either the photography is weird or the gold chrome looks way too green. I guess I'm glad I got the regular version.


It's more or less the lighting of the environment it's in.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502317)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 11th, 2013 @ 1:44am CDT
PLEASE tell me that this is going to be a retail item and not a convention exclusive.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502318)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 11th, 2013 @ 1:45am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:PLEASE tell me that this is going to be a retail item and not a convention exclusive.


It's retail... but we just don't know where it will be retail in, other than Asia.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502332)
Posted by Manterax Prime on July 11th, 2013 @ 3:02am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:PLEASE tell me that this is going to be a retail item and not a convention exclusive.


It's retail... but we just don't know where it will be retail in, other than Asia.


Canada.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502338)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 11th, 2013 @ 4:24am CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:PLEASE tell me that this is going to be a retail item and not a convention exclusive.


It's retail... but we just don't know where it will be retail in, other than Asia.


Canada.



Hey, *I* live there! :D
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502341)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 11th, 2013 @ 5:54am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:PLEASE tell me that this is going to be a retail item and not a convention exclusive.


It's retail... but we just don't know where it will be retail in, other than Asia.


Canada.



Hey, *I* live there! :D


Do we even know if it'll be even released in Canada? I remember Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme being spotted in Canadian retail, but very rarely, if I remember correctly. :???:
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502348)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on July 11th, 2013 @ 7:12am CDT
Hasbro still can't get Grimlock's colors to look like he does in game :( His abdomen is RED! I need to get the Takara version and be done with it.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502379)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 11th, 2013 @ 9:48am CDT
And how much extra are they going to charge for these minor and questionable changes?
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502386)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 11th, 2013 @ 10:10am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:And how much extra are they going to charge for these minor and questionable changes?


Charge an additional SDCC Bruticus, and you should be all set. I could go for that actually, if only I was in Canada.

"Come buy Platinum Series, only in Canada/Asia. Only in Canada/Asia have they got the Platinum Series" :DANCE:
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502396)
Posted by xyl360 on July 11th, 2013 @ 10:28am CDT
I'm just glad the version of Bruticus he comes with is the same as the SDCC version (which I already have), otherwise I'd have to buy this set. I vowed I would own every deco of that set, and so far I do. I didn't want to have to snag a Grimlock I wouldn't use just to get one more Bruticus (I'm getting Takara's Grimlock of course).
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502398)
Posted by xyl360 on July 11th, 2013 @ 10:29am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:And how much extra are they going to charge for these minor and questionable changes?


Charge an additional SDCC Bruticus, and you should be all set. I could go for that actually, if only I was in Canada.

"Come buy Platinum Series, only in Canada/Asia. Only in Canada/Asia have they got the Platinum Series" :DANCE:

I suspect we may see TrU carrying these just as we did the GDO figures, but I could be wrong.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502471)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on July 11th, 2013 @ 1:14pm CDT
Oh man, I'm excited for this :lol: I've skipped on all other versions of these molds so that I can get this set (besides Ruination)

I live in Canada too, so this one will probably turn up at retail. So far I've seen a ton of Platinum Edition Optimus, and Magnus toys. I'm guessing that the ones over $100 aren't gonna show up though e.g. Omega and Predaking. So far I'm loving the Platinum Edition line :x I hope Hasbro makes more
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502564)
Posted by Arctorro on July 11th, 2013 @ 9:08pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:And how much extra are they going to charge for these minor and questionable changes?


Charge an additional SDCC Bruticus, and you should be all set. I could go for that actually, if only I was in Canada.

"Come buy Platinum Series, only in Canada/Asia. Only in Canada/Asia have they got the Platinum Series" :DANCE:
You forgot Australia :P

So far all have shown up here. UM seems to have sold well only because he was 50% off during recent midyear sales.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502613)
Posted by kenshen on July 12th, 2013 @ 5:25am CDT
Here's the video review if you guys haven't already seen it

Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1502948)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 13th, 2013 @ 2:08pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:PLEASE tell me that this is going to be a retail item and not a convention exclusive.


It's retail... but we just don't know where it will be retail in, other than Asia.


Canada.



Hey, *I* live there! :D


Do we even know if it'll be even released in Canada? I remember Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme being spotted in Canadian retail, but very rarely, if I remember correctly. :???:


Omega hasn't been released and both OP and UM are shelfwarmers.
Re: First Look at Platinum Edition Grimlock? (1503239)
Posted by Arctorro on July 14th, 2013 @ 10:52pm CDT
Pre-order is up at BBTS
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