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Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron?

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Monday, February 11th, 2013 5:32AM CST

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There is an interesting test shot that has shown up on AC Toys of Generations Fall of Cybertron Grimlock. What makes this test shot interesting is the fact that it features a different head that is very reminiscent of Beast Wars Megatron. Could we have a Beast Wars Megatron remold in store for the future? Perhaps even a small step into Generations Beast Wars toys?

Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron?

Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron?

Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron?

Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron?
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Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463335)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 11th, 2013 @ 6:04am CST
It appears one of Godzillabot's old digibashes from a few months back gave Hasbro a thought.

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RIP, little buddy. :sad:
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463337)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on February 11th, 2013 @ 6:12am CST
He doesn't really count as Transmetal Megs unless he's got the "ass-fan/bosters", does he?
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463338)
Posted by CBratetron on February 11th, 2013 @ 6:13am CST
I wouldn't get it because BW wasn't my thing.
I don't see a problem with it but after the outcry over Grimlock's hollow body and huge tail, I'd be surprised if they pursued this. Maybe as a Botcon exclusive.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463339)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 11th, 2013 @ 6:15am CST
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:He doesn't really count as Transmetal Megs unless he's got the "ass-fan/bosters", does he?


Ass-fans? :???: If you meant the intakes he can deploy in beast mode and robot mode, they were on his beast hips/robot back.

I don't think this is supposed to represent Megatron's Transmetal body, but rather his Season 1 body.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463343)
Posted by Burn on February 11th, 2013 @ 6:20am CST
I dunno ... ugly mug like that has me thinking Dinobot a bit.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463347)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 11th, 2013 @ 6:30am CST
Makes me wonder how they would pull an Optimus Primal. Either new mold, or remold. Money's on the remold theory.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463349)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 11th, 2013 @ 6:38am CST
I can dig it. Might take some getting used to (even for me), as the body screams "bruiser" rather than "Machiavelli", but that head is badass. If this is true, I would hope for different weapons more reminiscent of Megs. Maybe they would go so far as to retool it enough for the dino head to be used as a hand gun, eh?
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463350)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 11th, 2013 @ 6:40am CST
pathetic. i have been soo happy from all the awesome toy fair stuff. now this.... stop with the repaints hasbro!
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463351)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on February 11th, 2013 @ 6:40am CST
Mindmaster wrote:It appears one of Godzillabot's old digibashes from a few months back gave Hasbro a thought.

RIP, little buddy. :sad:


Eh?
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463353)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on February 11th, 2013 @ 7:06am CST
griftimus prime wrote:pathetic. i have been soo happy from all the awesome toy fair stuff. now this.... stop with the repaints hasbro!



Yeah, I agree...
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463354)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on February 11th, 2013 @ 7:12am CST
Mindmaster wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:He doesn't really count as Transmetal Megs unless he's got the "ass-fan/bosters", does he?


Ass-fans? :???: If you meant the intakes he can deploy in beast mode and robot mode, they were on his beast hips/robot back.

I don't think this is supposed to represent Megatron's Transmetal body, but rather his Season 1 body.


I remember someone calling ROTF Ravage's cannons "ass cannons", and on a whim, decided to call Transmetals Meg's boosters "ass-boosters." Not very suitable, in retrospect. :lol:

I naturally thought it would be Transmetals since his season one body was organic as opposed to mechanical.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463360)
Posted by Agamemnon on February 11th, 2013 @ 8:02am CST
Maybe the head will come off and clip to his hand. What would season 1 Megs be without a gigantic, bot crushing maw for a hand?

Sorry, Hasbro, I think this one misses...
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463366)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on February 11th, 2013 @ 9:02am CST
OH MY GOD :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463369)
Posted by Down_Shift on February 11th, 2013 @ 9:14am CST
griftimus prime wrote:pathetic. i have been soo happy from all the awesome toy fair stuff. now this.... stop with the repaints hasbro!


Sorry man, but that's half their bid'ness. I don't think this looks that bad actually.

I might willingly pick up a beast wars mould...
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463371)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 11th, 2013 @ 9:20am CST
That must be the molds alternate head. Pretty interesting choice, then again, how many T-Rex TF's do we have aside from Grimlock? Anyone?
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463376)
Posted by rpetras on February 11th, 2013 @ 9:36am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That must be the molds alternate head. Pretty interesting choice, then again, how many T-Rex TF's do we have aside from Grimlock? Anyone?


Complete list from TFWiki:
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Popular_beast_al ... annosaurus

Same list filtered for character repeats, but leaving in mold mates that are different characters:
Grimlock (G1)
Overkill (G1)
Gōryū (Victory) (pretender shell only)
Megatron (BW) / T-Wrecks
Trypticon (G1) / Gigastorm
Tyrannitron
Terrorsaur (Classics) / Gnashteeth / Chromebite / Ransack (Universe 2008) / Dualor (DOTM)
Predacon (Armada)
Cindersaur
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463377)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 11th, 2013 @ 9:39am CST
rpetras wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That must be the molds alternate head. Pretty interesting choice, then again, how many T-Rex TF's do we have aside from Grimlock? Anyone?


Complete list from TFWiki:
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Popular_beast_al ... annosaurus

Same list filtered for character repeats, but leaving in mold mates that are different characters:
Grimlock (G1)
Overkill (G1)
Gōryū (Victory) (pretender shell only)
Megatron (BW) / T-Wrecks
Trypticon (G1) / Gigastorm
Tyrannitron
Terrorsaur (Classics) / Gnashteeth / Chromebite / Ransack (Universe 2008) / Dualor (DOTM)
Predacon (Armada)
Cindersaur


And which one would less knowledgeable fans actually know at heart? ;)
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463381)
Posted by NTESHFT on February 11th, 2013 @ 9:50am CST
I still think the sword and shield should be bigger. I want to see some color images of this. Megatron was the only toy I ever liked from the Beast Wars toy line, so I may bite....
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463382)
Posted by CMBcheetor on February 11th, 2013 @ 9:51am CST
They should just reissue Transmetal Megs... but with better plastic. :PREDACON:
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463386)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 11th, 2013 @ 10:04am CST
CMBcheetor wrote:They should just reissue Transmetal Megs... but with better plastic. :PREDACON:


The Japanese version of Transmetal Megatron, D-40 Metals Megatron, uses a different plastic that eliminates the waist snapping problem.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463396)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on February 11th, 2013 @ 10:39am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
CMBcheetor wrote:They should just reissue Transmetal Megs... but with better plastic. :PREDACON:


The Japanese version of Transmetal Megatron, D-40 Metals Megatron, uses a different plastic that eliminates the waist snapping problem.


Actually, it doesn't. Both versions are equally prone to breakage.

I for one love this idea. I don't know if I'd rather see him painted up just purple, or see him brown and purple like him Transmetals figure though. Either way, this is a great offering from Hasbro to us that feel BW goes completely unnoticed lately. Plus, when the Dinobot DLC came out for FoC, first thing I did was attempt to make BW Megatron, and now I can have him in figure form.

I was thinking the other day how they could remold a lot of Grimlock figured into a pretty decent BW Megatron homage, so I hope this is true.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463405)
Posted by That Bot on February 11th, 2013 @ 11:14am CST
griftimus prime wrote:pathetic. i have been soo happy from all the awesome toy fair stuff. now this.... stop with the repaints hasbro!

Yeah, stop trying to capitalize on your expensive investments, Hasbro! Gosh!

Man, I'm.....kinda on the fence about this. Beast Wars Megatron was my very first Transformer, but....he's fine. I don't need a new version of him. But I kinda want him anyway. Damn choices!
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463406)
Posted by Rated X on February 11th, 2013 @ 11:27am CST
Doesnt work at all. Stick with the flesh/fur look.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463407)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on February 11th, 2013 @ 11:29am CST
and it better not be a damned exclusive.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463408)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on February 11th, 2013 @ 11:30am CST
Rated X wrote:Doesnt work at all. Stick with the flesh/fur look.


Works fantastically.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463412)
Posted by triKlops on February 11th, 2013 @ 11:59am CST
down to grab this.
ihad been waiting for a BW Megs to swing my way so this should do the trick!
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463418)
Posted by craggy on February 11th, 2013 @ 12:12pm CST
while I'm all for a)Beast Wars Classics and b)fully robotic beast modes and even quite keen on a melding of the two, ala Cybertron Megatron and Optimus Primal, this doesn't work for me. I'm not keen on the head sculpt to begin with, and Megatron doesn't really look right without one of his hands made moot by having to wield half of his beast-mode kibble in it. I'd have much rather had no remolding and a simple repaint into G2 Grimlock, or an homage to the lava Grimlock from animated. They could have even called the red on T-Wrecks (sure he was a BW Meg repaint, but he was far from prominent in fiction, so I could live with such a big departure in design.

Silly that I'm asking for kibble weapons here, but it makes sense for Megatron. Still, it it looks nice enough in the final product I'm not ruling out my being swayed by it.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463430)
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 11th, 2013 @ 12:30pm CST
I'm all for Beast Era characters, but I'm just not feeling this. It's just too Grimlock and not enough Megatron.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463440)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 11th, 2013 @ 12:51pm CST
Hasbro, if you're going to give us a new BW Megatron, give us the red version of the RID Megs that you bastards cancelled once FunPub took over Botcon. Not this.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463447)
Posted by Tresob on February 11th, 2013 @ 1:13pm CST
I have the same set-up for my first Titan slot in Fall of Cybertron.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463454)
Posted by datguy86 on February 11th, 2013 @ 1:26pm CST
Headsculpt is very BW Megatron, but with the sword and shield I'm more reminded of Magmatron. Very slim chance of it being Magmatron? Mmmmmaybe.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463456)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 11th, 2013 @ 1:27pm CST
didnt see that one coming, but thats because this mold doesnt work for BW Megatron. With more remolding sure but just a new head sculpt makes it look stupid.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463463)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 11th, 2013 @ 1:36pm CST
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:He doesn't really count as Transmetal Megs unless he's got the "ass-fan/bosters", does he?


Ass-fans? :???: If you meant the intakes he can deploy in beast mode and robot mode, they were on his beast hips/robot back.

I don't think this is supposed to represent Megatron's Transmetal body, but rather his Season 1 body.


I remember someone calling ROTF Ravage's cannons "ass cannons", and on a whim, decided to call Transmetals Meg's boosters "ass-boosters." Not very suitable, in retrospect. :lol:

I naturally thought it would be Transmetals since his season one body was organic as opposed to mechanical.

Not to ,ention asymetrical. I figured it would be Transmetal as well.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463468)
Posted by philtron3030 on February 11th, 2013 @ 1:53pm CST
now i want to see monkey optimus. but seriously i think this works perfectly, just wish they could of give him different weapons, like a blaster or something.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463489)
Posted by That Bot on February 11th, 2013 @ 2:45pm CST
datguy86 wrote:Headsculpt is very BW Megatron, but with the sword and shield I'm more reminded of Magmatron. Very slim chance of it being Magmatron? Mmmmmaybe.

That's an interesting idea. I could go for that.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463492)
Posted by megatronus on February 11th, 2013 @ 2:55pm CST
I think the debate here boils down to whether people view this possible retooling as an homage or update to BW Megatron.

As an homage, it definitely does not work - whether regular or Transmetal, this mold misses the mark for reasons already stated (no T-rex head hand, tail weapon, or thrusters if Transmetal).

As an update, however, I think this is brilliant (I use the word as a non-Brit). I love the vibe this guy gives off - think Kaon Gladiator from Transformers Prime meets the conniving schemer from Beast Wars, and you have a total win.

I'd love to see the color palette, or some Photoshopped test shots, but as of right now, he's buy on sight. :PREDACON:
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463503)
Posted by Heckfire on February 11th, 2013 @ 3:47pm CST
What I'm curious about is what are they gonna call him? He has the same name as their main Aligned/Generations baddie, so are they gonna say he's another form of that Megatron, call him "Beast Wars Megatron" (likely, but that seems more a Takara move than a Hasbro one), or give him a new name entirely?

If it's the last one, I humbly suggest "Predatron," the way-too-cool-sounding-for-Playskool name of the sole "1-2-3 Go-Bots" baddie (OK, his name was spelled "Preditron," but I prefer this spelling).
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463508)
Posted by Kibble on February 11th, 2013 @ 4:13pm CST
How about they 'remold' this figure into the same Grimlock figure...only with a backside in bot mode and an underside in dino mode? Please/thanks.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463522)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on February 11th, 2013 @ 4:53pm CST
All shall burn FOR THE ROYALTY!!! >8U :michaelbay: :PREDACON: :PREDACON: :PREDACON: :PREDACON:

Yeah I'm gonna have to get this if it's not an exclusive of some kind.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463523)
Posted by ausbot on February 11th, 2013 @ 4:54pm CST
I'd be happy with Gigatron as the Aligned name.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463525)
Posted by sdn1337 on February 11th, 2013 @ 5:17pm CST
It's pretty cool looking. I like the head mold a lot. If the figure is actually planned to release and uses the same colors as BW Megatron then it could work out. But now the Grimlock i pre ordered doesn't feel as special. :-( I still have to get him though considering i played both cybertron games (enjoyed both of them a ton) and had a lot of fun slicing through insecticons with grimlock's sword/ burning them to bits with his flamethrowing ability in dinosaur mode. It will also be my first dinobot ever... but it still won't feel as special considering he's going to be remolded.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463539)
Posted by Sodan-1 on February 11th, 2013 @ 6:43pm CST
Nice try HasTak! :P It's a good idea, but not one I'll be investing in. Not much wrong with the Beast Wars figures in my opinion.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463581)
Posted by Down_Shift on February 11th, 2013 @ 8:45pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That must be the molds alternate head. Pretty interesting choice, then again, how many T-Rex TF's do we have aside from Grimlock? Anyone?


97.3
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463583)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 11th, 2013 @ 8:47pm CST
Down_Shift wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That must be the molds alternate head. Pretty interesting choice, then again, how many T-Rex TF's do we have aside from Grimlock? Anyone?


97.3


Where'd the .3 come from? :-?
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463584)
Posted by Down_Shift on February 11th, 2013 @ 8:51pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That must be the molds alternate head. Pretty interesting choice, then again, how many T-Rex TF's do we have aside from Grimlock? Anyone?


97.3


Where'd the .3 come from? :-?



Mini-cons. Duuuuh.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463585)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 11th, 2013 @ 8:52pm CST
Down_Shift wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That must be the molds alternate head. Pretty interesting choice, then again, how many T-Rex TF's do we have aside from Grimlock? Anyone?


97.3


Where'd the .3 come from? :-?



Mini-cons. Duuuuh.


Oh, right.

Wait, there was a T-rx Mini-Con? Where was I when this happened? :HEADHURTS:
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463590)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on February 11th, 2013 @ 9:19pm CST
sdn1337 wrote: but it still won't feel as special considering he's going to be remolded.


This is something you should probably get used to as a lot of figures get repainted or remolded at some point.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463591)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 11th, 2013 @ 9:21pm CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
sdn1337 wrote: but it still won't feel as special considering he's going to be remolded.


This is something you should probably get used to as a lot of figures get repainted or remolded at some point.


Generations Drift and Blurr for example.
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463592)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on February 11th, 2013 @ 9:22pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That must be the molds alternate head. Pretty interesting choice, then again, how many T-Rex TF's do we have aside from Grimlock? Anyone?


97.3


Where'd the .3 come from? :-?



Mini-cons. Duuuuh.


Oh, right.

Wait, there was a T-rx Mini-Con? Where was I when this happened? :HEADHURTS:


Using the bathroom perhaps?
Re: Generations Grimlock Being Remolded Into Beast Wars Megatron? (1463596)
Posted by Agamemnon on February 11th, 2013 @ 9:36pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
sdn1337 wrote: but it still won't feel as special considering he's going to be remolded.


This is something you should probably get used to as a lot of figures get repainted or remolded at some point.


Generations Drift and Blurr for example.

*coughseekerscough*

Actually, if I were going to do this, it might be easier to list the Classics/Generations molds that have not been repainted/remolded.

Megatron
Astrotrain
Tankor(Octane)
Galvatron
Perceptor (yet, reflector repaint rumored)
Hound
Warpath

That might be it, after a quick glance at my shelves. Did Classics Grimlock get a repaint?

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