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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby OPTIMUS MAGNUS » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:29 am

love the Dinobots. I personally am already impressed with Grimlock. Can't wait to see a colored pic. Gotta have it. 8)
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Auto Bot » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:32 am

Diem wrote:
Auto Bot wrote:MP Grimlock is faithful to G1 Grimlock. I hope not the color too.

Not bad. But if he's not an accurate T-rex, what dino is he?
He's an accurate what-people-thought-T-rexes-looked-like-before-Jurassic-Park-came-out.


You're correct there. But there's something funny about this being too G1-accurate rendition.

If you observe the picture carefully, you'll that this Grimlock is a tripod. He is essentially sitting on his tail. Look at how small the legs of the dino are. And add to that, the seemingly bended position of the thighs. He won't be able to stand up without using the tail as a kickstand for support.

Well, maybe the final version of the toy will correct this flaw.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby capellamusic » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:37 am

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Didn't anyone notice on the Grimlock sheet that it has batteries 3x LR44? I wonder what will they power up :) . MP Grimlock, guaranteed buy :) .

About Mickey Supreme, strange but interesting.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Supercollider » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:39 am

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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:40 am

I think "MickeyMouse Prime" is kind of cool! I'm curious to see how big it will be, and what it will look like painted. You may think it's a dumb idea, but I think it's a better design than those crappy Jetfire/Jetstorm Animated atrocities.

Grimlock looks awesome, of course, but that's why it's $150. I'll pass. I'd rather have 15 deluxe figures.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby OPTIMUS MAGNUS » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:40 am

HighPrime wrote:Man, the designers can't win; if Grimlock didn't look identical to G1, there'd be moaning and groaning. Now that he looks exactly like we'd expect (and desire), there's still grumbling. Such a fickly fandom :P

Although this is only a prototype shot, I think he's frickin' awesome. So far, so good Takara. :APPLAUSE:


I have to agree with you. I don't understand what the whining is about either. Mp Grimlock is loads more impressive than other MP's IMO. I liked all of the other MP's except the aqua Starscream....personally IMHO this grimlock will be the baddest-assed MP to date.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Auto Bot » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:42 am

capellamusic wrote:Didn't anyone notice on the Grimlock sheet that it has batteries 3x LR44? I wonder what will they power up :) . MP Grimlock, guaranteed buy :) .

About Mickey Supreme, strange but interesting.


Mostly likely some sort of lighting for his eyes and his mouth. To give him a "fire-breathing" image.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Delta Supreme » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:43 am

I think I see the thought behind the "Disney-formers"...

On the belief that the paintjobs will be cute, my younger daughter's gonna be begging me for Mickey-bot (or a future Tinkerbelle Mini-con B-) ) so she has her own bots to play with her brother...
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby munkimus prime » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:43 am

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Masterpiece Grimlock made me wet myself with joy. :grin:
Mickeyformer made me soil myself with pure terror. :-x
Now i'm off to kill whoever made that mickey.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Diem » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:45 am

Delta Supreme wrote:I think I see the thought behind the "Disney-formers"...

On the belief that the paintjobs will be cute, my younger daughter's gonna be begging me for Mickey-bot (or a future Tinkerbelle Mini-con B-) ) so she has her own bots to play with her brother...

Yeah, HasTak seem to be ensuring they get lots of future Transfans with the Playskool, Activators and those simplistic movie toys.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Auto Bot » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:46 am

Dinobot's upper torso is practically wasted. The whole upper half is useless in robot mode. All of it becomes kibble.

This version looks even more cartoon-accurate than G1-toy-accurate. With the elongated upper torso of the dino.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Sledge » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:01 am

Somehow this Grimlock does not excite me. Not sure why, and I can't be bothered working it out until we see finalised images.

Optimouse Prime? Aw hells yes. That looks pretty damn cool. Just a shame it's a Disney crossover. Would have preferred Looney Tunes.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby wardamnpjm1 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:05 am

Grimlock looks awesome!!!! MP line so far has been totally faithfull to G1 and I don't expect that to change,so I don't see the problem some people are having with too much cartoon accuracy.Oh well to each his own I guess.I have pre-ordered two.Is it March yet?

Optimouse Prime is a must buy for my 3 year old daughter.She loves Micky Mouse and what better way to introduce her into my favorite toy line.Let's hope for more.These things are awesome for young kids!Brilliant Takara........just brilliant! :APPLAUSE:
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Geekee1 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:09 am

I'm loving that MP Grimlock.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Hard Hacker » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:15 am

Grimlock looks great, Mickey Mouse confuses me.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Dead Metal » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:22 am

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OK I just need that Grimlock! He even has articulated dino arms! :shock:

Mikey Mouse, it looks exactly like that sketch someone made as we first saw the syulete (How the hell do I spell that?).

I actually think I want that Mikey Mouse now, and I hate Mikey Mouse, I want a Donald Duck TF now.
Hey wee need a Disney Megatron to go along with Prime!
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Rodentus Prime » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:32 am

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capellamusic wrote:Didn't anyone notice on the Grimlock sheet that it has batteries 3x LR44? I wonder what will they power up :) . MP Grimlock, guaranteed buy :) .

About Mickey Supreme, strange but interesting.


Mostly likely some sort of lighting for his eyes and his mouth. To give him a "fire-breathing" image.


He's supposed to have colour changing light up eyes (both modes) and some arrangement in his hand to his sword or gun will light up.
If he'd had flame breath and a crown he would have been perfect - but I think he's pretty close.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Solrac333 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:33 am

GRIMLOCK!!!! :APPLAUSE:
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby [JRX] » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:41 am

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Stormrider wrote:...but the figure itself does not blow me away yet. I was blown away with the first images of MP Megatron, Prime and Starscream because they clever with their engineering. ... Nothing surprising.

I agree. I'm not impressed. MP Grimlock simply meets expectations, but does not exceed them.

I'll admit it does represent G1 cartoon Grims well in both modes. Unfortunately, I feel the beast mode represents the goofy, hangin' out with Wheelie Grimlock instead of the badass, fire-breathing, poop your pants in fear Grimlock.

In conclusion... meh :|
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Nekoman » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:47 am

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Mickeymus Prime: Very cute, and I was impressed they modeled it after Prime. Makes it feel like an actual crossover. Sadly, I still have zero interest in it, but it was a nice idea.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby bcm77 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:48 am

MP Grimlock was never going to be anything other than a scaled up version of the G1 design with enhanced articulation & detailing,just like all the others in the line have been so I don't get why some people are having an issue with the design.

Had Takara chosen to take the MP line in another direction and made War Within Grimlock or a more organic looking dinosaur mode the sales would not be as good as only the hardcore fans are familiar with those versions of the character.

As for Optimouse Prime,part of me wants to dismiss it as a waste of Takara's resources but it actually looks pretty well done.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Auto Bot » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:54 am

[JRX] wrote:
Stormrider wrote:...but the figure itself does not blow me away yet. I was blown away with the first images of MP Megatron, Prime and Starscream because they clever with their engineering. ... Nothing surprising.

I agree. I'm not impressed. MP Grimlock simply meets expectations, but does not exceed them.

I'll admit it does represent G1 cartoon Grims well in both modes. Unfortunately, I feel the beast mode represents the goofy, hangin' out with Wheelie Grimlock instead of the badass, fire-breathing, poop your pants in fear Grimlock.

In conclusion... meh :|



In other words, Perceptor, the beast mode is a disappointment.

It's like buying a bigger G1 toy. Plus the lights (and probably sounds) and a slightly articulated little dino-arms.

Improvements went to the robot mode only.

Unlike Prime, Megatron and Starscream, whose got loads of improvements on both modes, which differentiates them by a mile from their G1 origin. MP Grimlock looks like half-cooked growing-up G1.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby First-Aid » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:54 am

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OK...I finally get to say my piece. I've gone through 5 pairs of pants here as everytime I see the Grimlock fig I sh*t myself. DAYUM! What a figure...can't wait to see a colored version.

Optimouse Prime. Priceless. I am a big fan of things that are corny and cheesy (forgive the pun) and this is definitely something that will be fun for the kids. Disney is slipping a bit against other cartoons, and Mickey especially. It's about time that Disney did something to bring Mickey into the 21st century. Great marketing ploy by Disney. I'll be disappointed if this isn't available popularly...I've got a spot right next to Optimash for this guy. And I love the link between Mickey as "leader" of the Disney toons and Prime as leader of the Autobots. Kids everywhere are going to love this.
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby capellamusic » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:58 am

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I think I understand why some people complain that MP Grimlock is not exceeding the expectations. That's because the G1 toy was already very accurate and well done, so the difference would never be that big. In Megatron and the seekers the difference was huge. And Optimus Prime had more that could be improved than Grimlock, although it was also very accurate.

That's my opinion... and I'm one of those that is loving that MP :) . This is definitely my favorite line, along with G1.

Now, how about a MP Shockwave? Or Soundwave with working cassette recorder capabilities and minions that are actually working cassettes? He he ^^
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Re: First Look at Masterpiece Grimlock and Mickey Mouse TF

Postby Nekoman » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:00 am

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Cyclonus wrote:MP Grimlock was never going to be anything other than a scaled up version of the G1 design with enhanced articulation & detailing,just like all the others in the line have been so I don't get why some people are having an issue with the design.

Had Takara chosen to take the MP line in another direction and made War Within Grimlock or a more organic looking dinosaur mode the sales would not be as good as only the hardcore fans are familiar with those versions of the character.


Well it’s not that I wanted him in some other form, but Grimlock just isn’t the character I thought deserved such a toy. Something like an MP Galvatron or Hot Rod would’ve been a better choice.

It’s just my opinion, but honestly I think the MP line is three words that start with “over”: Overrated, oversized and overpriced. Such things are general overkill to me.
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