New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications

Transformers News: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications

Sunday, April 13th, 2014 1:01PM CDT

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Hasbro Australia has updated their online product catalog with a couple of new official images of the Leader Class Transformers: Age of Extinction Grimlock figure. What's interesting about these images is they differ from the official images that we given earlier this year at Toy Fair. As you can see in the new images mirrored below Grimlock now has chrome on his chest, legs, and dino head. We've included the original official images below for comparison. Check 'em out below:

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Previous Leader Class Grimlock Official Images:

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread
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Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564939)
Posted by PrymeStriker on April 13th, 2014 @ 1:04pm CDT
At least those pictures make Scorn look good. Slug got the short end of the stick this time around.
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564940)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 13th, 2014 @ 1:04pm CDT
That Grimlock looks pretty sweet. His body seems a tad long and the fist heels are a bit distracting, but overall it looks great.
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564941)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 13th, 2014 @ 1:07pm CDT
Platinum Edition Leader Grimlock? :lol:
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564942)
Posted by Seibertron on April 13th, 2014 @ 1:09pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:At least those pictures make Scorn look good. Slug got the short end of the stick this time around.


Scorn is pretty awesome. His dino mode with the head that tilts from side-to-side is really cool. You can get some really nice poses out of his dino mode. His robot mode is pretty cool as well, despite having a very simplistic head and a tail arm.

Scorn's gallery will be up later tonight or tomorrow.
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564949)
Posted by XDMan on April 13th, 2014 @ 1:49pm CDT
Could these chrome appps make Grimmy a little more accurate???
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564959)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on April 13th, 2014 @ 2:59pm CDT
For all of his issues, Voyager Grimlock is pretty nice and scales well with the deluxe dinobots. Leader Grimlock IMO looks bad in both modes. I thought that his scale would allow for recreating Optimus riding Grimlock from the trailer. But I think I'll probably buy into the Construct-bots for that. All in all, from what I'm seeing Leader Grim looks like he'll be the Movie 1 Megatron from this trilogy. He looks like he'll be top heavy as well.
Anyway, it's too early to call it, but this one is probably a pass. I quite like the Voyager so I'll try that. I really hope this movie is good :D
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564960)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 13th, 2014 @ 3:08pm CDT
XDMan wrote:Could these chrome appps make Grimmy a little more accurate???


And that quote makes me think of another possibility: the chromed one may be TakaraTomy's Black Knight Grimlock.
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564970)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 13th, 2014 @ 3:52pm CDT
DAT GRIMLOCK DINO MODE:



I'll probably wait for a sale.
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564973)
Posted by Shockwave7 on April 13th, 2014 @ 3:59pm CDT
As I suspected. Portrayed as lithe/flexible/dynamic in movie. Actual toy: nearly unposeable brick.

Pass.
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564974)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 13th, 2014 @ 4:03pm CDT
Shockwave7 wrote:As I suspected. Portrayed as lithe/flexible/dynamic in movie. Actual toy: nearly unposeable brick.

Pass.

To be fair, the robot mode looks decently poseable, and it would be impossible to have the dinosaur mode highly articulated without heavily compromising the articulation/looks of the robot mode.
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564975)
Posted by JDD SEALAB on April 13th, 2014 @ 4:05pm CDT
Does anyone live in NC seen these toys?
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564980)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 13th, 2014 @ 4:31pm CDT
This figure is not looking good, as revealed in in this review - http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-feedback/981617-aoe-leader-grimlock.html

[quote]After getting Voyager Grimlock I had really high hopes that Leader Grimlock would make up for some of his shortcomings, this proved to be wrong. The figure while engineered to obviously be much bigger is in many ways more simplistic than the voyager mode and overall I was not particularly happy with him.



One huge call out to start us with… the chrome, my god the chrome! If you feel that Hasbro hasn’t been using chrome enough then this is the guy for you because he’s covered in it. And in a lovely turn of events it begins chipping pretty much right out of the box. I have several spots on mine (mostly on the T-Rex head) where chrome has already flecked away. Such a pain!

Box:



Bot Mode:

Fresh out of the case he is in his bot mode, his directions however have him in T-Rex mode and it can be a bit of a pain to follow them backwards, but that’s jumping ahead.



Leaders have apparently gotten smaller. Grimlock is dwarfed by every other movie leader I own and while height wise he looks just slightly shorter, you can tell when holding him that there is much less mass in the figure then there have been in the previous movie leader-size figures.



He has 17 points of articulation, depending on how you’re counting. His head turns, but cannot be moved in any other way. His arms… are a pain for posing! Here are his shoulders folded all the way down:



Here are his arms the very next click outwards:



Let me make this clear, there is no in-between on these two points! You’re left trying to pose his forearms as much as possible to make up for this. Speaking of his forearms, the kibble from his feet is much less than that of Voyager Grimlock , but it in turn leads to the legs of T-Rex mode looking much more simplistic.

I have some good news for you if you’re not a fan of the whole elf shoe thing that Grimlocks have been sporting. Here is how the directions say his feet should be:



Here is how I believe 95% of the fandom will choose to keep theirs:



Weapons, he comes with his big mace thing and a shield that clips on to his forearm. The mace grips in very tight with his hands you shouldn’t have trouble posing it. Both combine to form the tail in his T-Rex form.



Some comparison shots:





T-Rex Mode:



I would not call this a T-Rex anymore. He is clearly an Asian themed dinosaur/dragon thing. Unlike the voyager, his horns/ears cannot be folded down or in any way covered up. They are out there permanently.



Size wise he is maybe 30%-40% larger than the voyager in this mode, but much less poseable. His arms fit so high on his body that when fully extended they barely clear his chest, let alone his head. His tail has no articulation at all. In fact his tail is so short it’s almost funny.



His jaw is poseable, unlike the voyager one, but that’s really one of the few areas where he is superior.



Are those his bot fists clearly sitting on the back of his feet? Why yes they are!



My original plan was to keep voyager in T-Rex and leader in bot mode. Then when I saw how weak the voyager T-Rex was I planned on doing the opposite. Now however I have switched back again and Leader will be remaining in his bot mode. So long as it is very far away from every other leader I own so that he doesn’t look tiny in comparison!





Overall:

I’d still get him, because I’m a hardcore Grimlock fan, but I see a lot of fans passing on him and/or being disappointed with him.[/quote]
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1564984)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 13th, 2014 @ 4:46pm CDT
IMO he looks much, much better without the chrome.
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1565023)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 13th, 2014 @ 8:30pm CDT
MightyMagnus78 wrote:IMO he looks much, much better without the chrome.


This so much. At least have the chrome reflect the originally planned deco.

I appreciate what they're trying to do, I truly, honestly do, but do they have to fail so hard?
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1565025)
Posted by SentinelA on April 13th, 2014 @ 8:32pm CDT
Aside from the Voyagers, Scorn is the only decent looking piece of plastic
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1565027)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 13th, 2014 @ 8:40pm CDT
wow leader grimlock is the worst one yet, there is not one single thing good about it. Even if this line wasnt totally overpriced id still be passing on 97% of it.
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1565038)
Posted by Henry921 on April 13th, 2014 @ 9:28pm CDT
I don't usually go for the larger Kre-O sets, but I really like these ones...

Also, I hope those Vehicon troopers get a deluxe scale figure I can army build. Buying [strike]3[/strike] [strike]5[/strike] 17 troop builders will make up for the lack of other Decepticon toys.
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1565041)
Posted by Madeus Prime on April 13th, 2014 @ 10:02pm CDT
Really depresses me to see a figure that sucks even more after the chrome surprise is revealed :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1565078)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on April 13th, 2014 @ 11:34pm CDT
Lame ...
Re: New Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Class Grimlock Images Reveal New Chrome Applications (1565088)
Posted by RAcast on April 13th, 2014 @ 11:53pm CDT
I'm definitely digging on the deluxe Dinobots, and the Kreon combiners look interesting, too. Obsidian is rocking a Bat'leth on his noggin, I can respect that. :lol:

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