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Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne

Transformers News: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne

Monday, July 28th, 2014 6:34AM CDT

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Transformers Asia gives us an official look at the upcoming throne for MP-08X Grimlock. According to the website, this throne comes free with MP-08X at selected Asian retailers. However, Takara Tomy is selling this separate to most retailers which increased the price of the base figure. We also get a nice view of the box the throne comes in.

Transformers News: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne
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Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1594378)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 28th, 2014 @ 10:08am CDT
Is it thin plastic or solid?
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1594383)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on July 28th, 2014 @ 10:32am CDT
And I'm a little confused, are we going to be able to Buy this stand alone, or do we need to get another MP Grimmy?
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1594433)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 28th, 2014 @ 1:29pm CDT
For $20, this thing better be made of actual marble.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1594440)
Posted by K2vox on July 28th, 2014 @ 1:57pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:For $20, this thing better be made of actual marble.


LOL. True story
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1594502)
Posted by Me Grimlock King on July 28th, 2014 @ 7:04pm CDT
Shit if its only $20 then its gonna be plastic anything marble is gonna be like easy $ 60 or more :HEADHURTS:
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1594535)
Posted by shajaki on July 28th, 2014 @ 9:39pm CDT
to everyone who wants to get this thing by itself, check ebay and chimung. when the asia reissue came out with that flame attachment and coin/crown thing i was able to buy the pair off ebay for 25 bucks shipped. and later chimung had it listed for a similar price.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1596800)
Posted by shajaki on August 5th, 2014 @ 3:51pm CDT
if anyones interested, i preordered kingy here on BBTS and just got my email notification that hes arrived! so he should be in stock everywhere soon! im quite excited :DANCE:
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600398)
Posted by koolkollectibleskhai on August 19th, 2014 @ 9:22am CDT
Hey all, here's my full review of the new 2nd production run of MP-8X King Grimlock where I compare it against my original MP-8 (I never got the original MP-8X). I also give a close look at the garbage that is the throne and also a look at the elbow assembly issue that had affected mine and a few others.

http://youtu.be/FYsGYNTOUHg

Hope you can check it out, subscribe, like, and comment with your thoughts on the figure too :)
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600420)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 19th, 2014 @ 11:18am CDT
Youtube reviewer and Seibertron.com member Kool Kollectibles just dropped by to share with everyone a video review of the Takara Masterpiece MP-8X King Grimlock with Throne. This version of Masterpiece Grimlock is a reissue of the MP8X King Grimlock that was originally released in 2009 which has a color scheme base on his appearance in the G1 Marvel Comic.

Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600439)
Posted by AutoBorst on August 19th, 2014 @ 1:56pm CDT
I think Hasbro's hit an all new low point for this throne.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600440)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 19th, 2014 @ 1:57pm CDT
AutoBorst wrote:I think Hasbro's hit an all new low point for this throne.



This release has nothing to do with Hasbro. It's a Takara release.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600470)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 19th, 2014 @ 3:58pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
AutoBorst wrote:I think Hasbro's hit an all new low point for this throne.



This release has nothing to do with Hasbro. It's a Takara release.


Did you watch the video? The throne is a Hasbro piece, and it shows. Just flimsy plastic.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600472)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 19th, 2014 @ 4:03pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
AutoBorst wrote:I think Hasbro's hit an all new low point for this throne.



This release has nothing to do with Hasbro. It's a Takara release.


Did you watch the video? The throne is a Hasbro piece, and it shows. Just flimsy plastic.


Really? that's interesting. I watched it without sound.... =X
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600488)
Posted by koolkollectibleskhai on August 19th, 2014 @ 5:15pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
AutoBorst wrote:I think Hasbro's hit an all new low point for this throne.



This release has nothing to do with Hasbro. It's a Takara release.


Did you watch the video? The throne is a Hasbro piece, and it shows. Just flimsy plastic.


Really? that's interesting. I watched it without sound.... =X



lol I dont know how to take that!! Is my voice that much of a monotone?!?! LOL
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600491)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 19th, 2014 @ 5:22pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
AutoBorst wrote:I think Hasbro's hit an all new low point for this throne.



This release has nothing to do with Hasbro. It's a Takara release.


Did you watch the video? The throne is a Hasbro piece, and it shows. Just flimsy plastic.


Really? that's interesting. I watched it without sound.... =X


He showed the Hasbro logo on the back of the throne box. Image What he didn't show, and should have, is Grimlock actually sitting on the throne.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600495)
Posted by koolkollectibleskhai on August 19th, 2014 @ 5:38pm CDT
lol yeah probably. But I was so pissed off about that throne, the less I saw of it the better. Once I get the replacement figure, I'll definitely take a pic of it on the throne. I dont want to mess around too much with the defected figure since I'll need to send it back.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600498)
Posted by shajaki on August 19th, 2014 @ 5:42pm CDT
sorry to heat about the miss assembly in the arm. all i know is, if youve been waiting as long as i have for this figure, i would NOT want to send it back as soon as i finally got one! that sucks, but BBTS has exceptional customer service.

i wasnt actually aware of the top to bottom silver paint on him, so thats a bonus! the main reason for me wanting him was the richness of the gold chrome, and the amber blade on the sword. i should have mine late this week or the next... cant wait!
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600500)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 19th, 2014 @ 5:44pm CDT
koolkollectibleskhai wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
AutoBorst wrote:I think Hasbro's hit an all new low point for this throne.



This release has nothing to do with Hasbro. It's a Takara release.


Did you watch the video? The throne is a Hasbro piece, and it shows. Just flimsy plastic.


Really? that's interesting. I watched it without sound.... =X



lol I dont know how to take that!! Is my voice that much of a monotone?!?! LOL



Hahaha nonono. I'm at work and doing a million things at once.

Hmmm... Perhaps this is a hasbro Asia reissue much like the starscream and now the sideswipes? Cause these reissues aren't hitting any of the Japanese retailers.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600512)
Posted by koolkollectibleskhai on August 19th, 2014 @ 6:23pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
koolkollectibleskhai wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:

Hmmm... Perhaps this is a hasbro Asia reissue much like the starscream and now the sideswipes? Cause these reissues aren't hitting any of the Japanese retailers.



Yes, I believe this is a Hasbro Asia exclusive, and apparently only in Taiwan!?!? That's why Japanese sellers and Hong Kong sellers are not getting it. Not sure how places like BBTS, TFSource, and Toy Dojo are getting it, but I assume the have contacts/suppliers for Hasbro Asia.

Either way, I love the figure, but at this price point, I need the figure to be perfect, not defective with an assembly error in the arm/leg!
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600530)
Posted by Mr_Autobot411 on August 19th, 2014 @ 8:19pm CDT
I want to start a website called

FU HASBRO!!!!!

it will detail all the bs that they have done with their figures over the years.....


that throne is a joke, i was so expecting hard plastic etc.

:HEADHURTS:
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600574)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 20th, 2014 @ 1:03am CDT
koolkollectibleskhai wrote:lol yeah probably. But I was so pissed off about that throne, the less I saw of it the better. Once I get the replacement figure, I'll definitely take a pic of it on the throne. I dont want to mess around too much with the defected figure since I'll need to send it back.


I hope you get a replacement without hassle. That's a very much in-demand figure, not sure how much they have in stock, and how many of the pieces are defective. Others are probably having the same problem and want a replacement. And just to be nit-picky, you could have used the MP-08 to sit in the throne to demonstrate. Image
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600592)
Posted by koolkollectibleskhai on August 20th, 2014 @ 3:27am CDT
About BBTS though, has anyone ever had to deal with them about a replacement? I have been assured that they are great, but they have not responded to my email with the details on the manufacturing error, and it's been about 3 days now!
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600632)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 20th, 2014 @ 8:49am CDT
koolkollectibleskhai wrote:About BBTS though, has anyone ever had to deal with them about a replacement? I have been assured that they are great, but they have not responded to my email with the details on the manufacturing error, and it's been about 3 days now!



I would email them again. They usually respond to me in 24 hours. I had a package that suppose to have delivered to me on 12/23/2013 last year but never came.... It took about a month to go through all the investigations with UPS, but I was fully refunded. Although nothing in there was for anyone else but myself but if it were presents for others..... it would've sucked everything took so long.

Instead of exchanging your whole figure maybe you can see if BBTS has an extra part of what you need? they can ship it to you and you can replace it, I'm sure that would be a lot faster.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600638)
Posted by shajaki on August 20th, 2014 @ 9:13am CDT
koolkollectibleskhai wrote:About BBTS though, has anyone ever had to deal with them about a replacement? I have been assured that they are great, but they have not responded to my email with the details on the manufacturing error, and it's been about 3 days now!
ive dealt with their customer service a couple times now and found them to be quite helpful.

first was an MP tigertrack with a broken hand (they replaced the figure). the second time was a package that was brutally damaged, and had close to 80 bucks in customs on top of that (no toys actually damaged, and they gave me a $80 credit).

all they need is details, and pictures. theyre pretty forthcoming after that. and it was always 24 hours response for me, so i agree that you should email them again.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600646)
Posted by koolkollectibleskhai on August 20th, 2014 @ 9:32am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
koolkollectibleskhai wrote:About BBTS though, has anyone ever had to deal with them about a replacement? I have been assured that they are great, but they have not responded to my email with the details on the manufacturing error, and it's been about 3 days now!


Instead of exchanging your whole figure maybe you can see if BBTS has an extra part of what you need? they can ship it to you and you can replace it, I'm sure that would be a lot faster.



Yeah, they just emailed me and asked if it was OK if they sent me a replacement arm that I could swap out. They said they asked me this because I am in Australia, so I assume the cost of shipping a new figure etc isn't something they'd want to do if a replacement arm could be sent.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600696)
Posted by Destron MP1B on August 20th, 2014 @ 12:44pm CDT
I believe that reasoning behind the black and white bio card is to differentiate this as a 2nd run release vs. the original MP 08X 1st edition.

I have a 1st edition MP 08X and the card is colored.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600712)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 20th, 2014 @ 2:05pm CDT
Destron MP1B wrote:I believe that reasoning behind the black and white bio card is to differentiate this as a 2nd run release vs. the original MP 08X 1st edition.

I have a 1st edition MP 08X and the card is colored.



Welcome to the forums!

Do you know if the first edition of MP 08X has a green tint on the clear plastic parts like the second one has?
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600731)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 20th, 2014 @ 3:08pm CDT
Oh wow, that throne is bad, it's that terrible shitty thin plastic cheap plastic masks are made from! :shock:
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600735)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 20th, 2014 @ 3:11pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Oh wow, that throne is bad, it's that terrible shitty thin plastic cheap plastic masks are made from! :shock:



I'm starting to think that that throne is just a throw in item that Hasbro Asia does like those coins! and it's the online retailers that is charging the $20 on top not realizing it's thattttt cheap..
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600736)
Posted by Destron MP1B on August 20th, 2014 @ 3:16pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Destron MP1B wrote:I believe that reasoning behind the black and white bio card is to differentiate this as a 2nd run release vs. the original MP 08X 1st edition.

I have a 1st edition MP 08X and the card is colored.



Welcome to the forums!

Do you know if the first edition of MP 08X has a green tint on the clear plastic parts like the second one has?


Thank you!

The 1st run MP 08X has clear gray plastic vs the clear green one found in the Hasbro re release. I attached a photo of mine. Sorry for the bad lighting, the photo is from when I first got him years ago. I was so excited to have received him that I literally ran to my room and begged my wife to keep the kids away just so I could enjoy the moment, lol.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600737)
Posted by Destron MP1B on August 20th, 2014 @ 3:19pm CDT
Sorry for the double post, file is too large :( Not sure how to make it smaller than 256k...

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Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600739)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 20th, 2014 @ 3:23pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Oh wow, that throne is bad, it's that terrible shitty thin plastic cheap plastic masks are made from! :shock:



I'm starting to think that that throne is just a throw in item that Hasbro Asia does like those coins! and it's the online retailers that is charging the $20 on top not realizing it's thattttt cheap..

That could actually be the case. I mean look at the last ones like this, the normal Grimlock flame sword and coin thing, that came for free with the figure, but because it was in it's own separate packaging they ended up on ebay.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600744)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 20th, 2014 @ 3:41pm CDT
Destron MP1B wrote:
The 1st run MP 08X has clear gray plastic vs the clear green one found in the Hasbro re release. I attached a photo of mine. Sorry for the bad lighting, the photo is from when I first got him years ago. I was so excited to have received him that I literally ran to my room and begged my wife to keep the kids away just so I could enjoy the moment, lol.


Much prefer this gray clear plastic from the original run. thanks again for the pictures! :D
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600751)
Posted by ScottyP on August 20th, 2014 @ 3:56pm CDT
Would be curious to see these side by side. My eyes can't make out a difference between the video on page two and the pictures here since the lighting is so different.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600752)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 20th, 2014 @ 3:59pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Would be curious to see these side by side. My eyes can't make out a difference between the video on page two and the pictures here since the lighting is so different.


Do you have the original Hasbro or Takara MP8 and the new TRU reissue this year? It is the same deal, New TRU reissue has the greenish clear plastic.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600781)
Posted by Destron MP1B on August 20th, 2014 @ 5:06pm CDT
Hi everyone, question/observation regarding King Grimlock 2nd run.

Did the re release come with the comic? I own the 1st run of Takara Tomy MP 08X. The accessories in box include;
1) Crown.
2) Gun.
3) Sword.
4) Black and white bio card (*corrected*)
5) Black and white comic book (*corrected*)

Also, the 1st run of MP 08X does have full chrome paint job in the alt/T Rex mode from shoulder ball to arm.

Thanks!
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600782)
Posted by koolkollectibleskhai on August 20th, 2014 @ 5:10pm CDT
Destron MP1B wrote:I believe that reasoning behind the black and white bio card is to differentiate this as a 2nd run release vs. the original MP 08X 1st edition.

I have a 1st edition MP 08X and the card is colored.


Uh, no, are you sure you have an MP-8X card? I've watched many reviews of the original release from 2010, and the instruction manual and collector card are all black and white, just like the re-issue.

I think you must be looking at an MP-8 card, which is coloured.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600784)
Posted by Destron MP1B on August 20th, 2014 @ 5:24pm CDT
You are 100% correct. I just got my MP 08X to confirm this and took a photo. However, the files are too large for me to upload, so I will be emailing to the admins for them to post.

So, I was wrong. My 1st run MP 08X comes with a black and white comic and bio card. I rarely get to spend any time with my collection, sorry for posting the wrong information.

However, the T Rex shouldesr (ball section) are in fact in the same blueish chrome as the arms.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600811)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 20th, 2014 @ 7:39pm CDT
here are Destron MP1B's pics.


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Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600812)
Posted by Destron MP1B on August 20th, 2014 @ 7:40pm CDT
Thank you friend!
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600814)
Posted by koolkollectibleskhai on August 20th, 2014 @ 8:03pm CDT
Yeah, I knew as soon as I saw the unpainted ball joint on the little arms, I knew they had cut costs on that one! It's a shame they just couldnt do it exactly the same as the original release.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600889)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 21st, 2014 @ 7:49am CDT
Those pics are mistransformed, the top of the T.Rex head clicks nice and flush into the back of the bot-mode.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600895)
Posted by Destron MP1B on August 21st, 2014 @ 8:31am CDT
Thanks for the critique/observation.

He already comes in robot mode, the T Rex head in misalignment was just from me taking him out of his packaging yesterday.

The pics of dino mode are over 2 yrs old. I bought him about 3 years ago, I've only transformed him twice.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600896)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 21st, 2014 @ 8:39am CDT
Destron MP1B wrote:Thank you friend!



No problem! I hope you find the tutorial helpful.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600906)
Posted by shajaki on August 21st, 2014 @ 9:23am CDT
i was one of the suckers who bought MP8X with the throne, and heard mention of filling the empty plastic with something to solidify it. anyone have suggestions as to what that something could be? :grin:
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600908)
Posted by koolkollectibleskhai on August 21st, 2014 @ 9:25am CDT
shajaki wrote:i was one of the suckers who bought MP8X with the throne, and heard mention of filling the empty plastic with something to solidify it. anyone have suggestions as to what that something could be? :grin:


Expander foam.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600918)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 21st, 2014 @ 10:04am CDT
Destron MP1B wrote:Thanks for the critique/observation.

He already comes in robot mode, the T Rex head in misalignment was just from me taking him out of his packaging yesterday.

The pics of dino mode are over 2 yrs old. I bought him about 3 years ago, I've only transformed him twice.

I bought mine back then too and haven't done anything with him since, except pose him differently on my shelf.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600921)
Posted by Destron MP1B on August 21st, 2014 @ 10:07am CDT
This is my absolute favorite MP. The mold was a breath of fresh air and the colors pop so well. Also, it is my favorite MP box. I don't get to enjoy him as much as 2 out of my 4 kids are under the age of 5 and have no problem crossing boundaries...

Out of all of my MP's, I currently only have Smokescreen out. He stands guard of my watches, lol.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600922)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 21st, 2014 @ 10:16am CDT
Destron MP1B wrote:This is my absolute favorite MP. The mold was a breath of fresh air and the colors pop so well. Also, it is my favorite MP box. I don't get to enjoy him as much as 2 out of my 4 kids are under the age of 5 and have no problem crossing boundaries...

Out of all of my MP's, I currently only have Smokescreen out. He stands guard of my watches, lol.

Yeah, the mold is great, I'm still baffled by all the criticism it got when it came out. It's perfect, well save for the stupid light up gimmick and it being so small.

The King Grimlock version is pretty cool, I appreciate the effort they put into it to make it look like the Marvel comic version, it may not interest me or make it desirable to me, but it's pretty cool that they made it.
Re: Official Image of Masterpiece MP-08X Grimlock Throne (1600924)
Posted by Destron MP1B on August 21st, 2014 @ 10:29am CDT
My biggest complaint is his size but that's also the my main gripe with the MP line prior to the release of MP 10...

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