'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock

Transformers News: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 7:47AM CDT

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The official social media accounts for Transformers have shared another short clip collecting three images of the process behind the Studio Series figure for Leader class Grimlock - much like we saw for Blackout last him, right here.

What we get to see are the Dinobot leader's schematics, prototype figure and final retail version stock images, for both Tyrannosaurus Rex (vaguely) mode and robot mode, and we've embedded the clip below for you to view. Take a look, and let us know what you think! Did you pick one up? Is it on your list? Join the conversation in the Energon Pub!

Leaked from Cybertron: check out the evolution of our Leader Class Movie 4 Grimlock.


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Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1955901)
Posted by Va'al on April 24th, 2018 @ 4:35pm CDT
We have some more news for you hailing from the Transformers Studio Series toyline - specifically, the Optimus Prime figure in Voyager size class. According to site owner Seibertron, there appears to be a variant of the mold out at retail with some more accurately translucent orange 'battle blades' as seen in the fight scenes in the Transformers live action movies, especially with Revenge of the Fallen.

In Seibertron's words:

[quote]Original wave has a less translucent orange blade (73461) while second release has a much more translucent blade (80171). Those codes are the stamped codes found on back of box.[/quote]

Take a look at your own Autobot leader, and let us know which version you have! Are you more interested in either of the two variants? Is this enough to make you double-dip? Join the conversation in the Energon Pub, and share your thoughts.





Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956040)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 25th, 2018 @ 12:38am CDT
Here's the height comparison shot of Takara Movie Advanced Revenge Optimus Prime and Hasbro Studio Series Starscream, for anyone interested. They're much closer to the same height, with Starscream being almost a head taller still, but it's fine with me. It doesn't seem to throw off the scale of the Studio Series that much, in my opinion.



Edited: I included a better comparison picture than originally posted.
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956042)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 25th, 2018 @ 12:49am CDT
Va'al wrote:We have some more news for you hailing from the Transformers Studio Series toyline - specifically, the Optimus Prime figure in Voyager size class. According to site owner Seibertron, there appears to be a variant of the mold out at retail with some more accurately translucent orange 'battle blades' as seen in the fight scenes in the Transformers live action movies, especially with Revenge of the Fallen.

In Seibertron's words:

[quote]Original wave has a less translucent orange blade (73461) while second release has a much more translucent blade (80171). Those codes are the stamped codes found on back of box.


Take a look at your own Autobot leader, and let us know which version you have! Are you more interested in either of the two variants? Is this enough to make you double-dip? Join the conversation in the Energon Pub, and share your thoughts.

images incoming

[/quote]So which one is considered the more accurate version?
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956068)
Posted by Qwan on April 25th, 2018 @ 4:56am CDT
There has been some uncertainty around the Studio Series Voyager-class Thundercracker, up until now an exclusive to the slowly-dying Toys R Us chain of stores. Luckily for those who have been unable to find him so far and fear they might not do so before TRU shuts its doors for good, Entertainment Earth has added a listing to their website for this very figure!

The pre-order listing states Thundercracker will be available from their site some time in July (between one and two months from now), and is listed at $29.99 - the same price as Toys R Us charges (or was charging, prior to the slowly-creeping clearance discounts) - it's interesting to note, though, that he is still listed on Entertainment Earth as a "Toys R Us Exclusive". If you want that extra bit of security over hunting for him in stores, why not give the listing a look?

Are you still looking for Thundercracker? Or if you've found him, what do you think of the figure? Let us know your thoughts by posting in the Energon Pub forums!

Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956083)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on April 25th, 2018 @ 6:51am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:We have some more news for you hailing from the Transformers Studio Series toyline - specifically, the Optimus Prime figure in Voyager size class. According to site owner Seibertron, there appears to be a variant of the mold out at retail with some more accurately translucent orange 'battle blades' as seen in the fight scenes in the Transformers live action movies, especially with Revenge of the Fallen.

In Seibertron's words:

[quote]Original wave has a less translucent orange blade (73461) while second release has a much more translucent blade (80171). Those codes are the stamped codes found on back of box.


Take a look at your own Autobot leader, and let us know which version you have! Are you more interested in either of the two variants? Is this enough to make you double-dip? Join the conversation in the Energon Pub, and share your thoughts.

images incoming

So which one is considered the more accurate version?[/quote]
Actually, I think the less transparent version is more accurate
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Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956087)
Posted by Va'al on April 25th, 2018 @ 7:06am CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:We have some more news for you hailing from the Transformers Studio Series toyline - specifically, the Optimus Prime figure in Voyager size class. According to site owner Seibertron, there appears to be a variant of the mold out at retail with some more accurately translucent orange 'battle blades' as seen in the fight scenes in the Transformers live action movies, especially with Revenge of the Fallen.

In Seibertron's words:

[quote]Original wave has a less translucent orange blade (73461) while second release has a much more translucent blade (80171). Those codes are the stamped codes found on back of box.


Take a look at your own Autobot leader, and let us know which version you have! Are you more interested in either of the two variants? Is this enough to make you double-dip? Join the conversation in the Energon Pub, and share your thoughts.

images incoming

So which one is considered the more accurate version?

Actually, I think the less transparent version is more accurate
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I mean... in the movie, they glow, and if the light catches it right, clear plastic looks like it's glowing. So I'm going with the clear variant for 'accuracy' (if I cared about it enough, that is). :-P
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956092)
Posted by Emerje on April 25th, 2018 @ 7:25am CDT
Qwan wrote:There has been some uncertainty around the Studio Series Voyager-class Thundercracker, up until now an exclusive to the slowly-dying Toys R Us chain of stores. Luckily for those who have been unable to find him so far and fear they might not do so before TRU shuts its doors for good, Entertainment Earth has added a listing to their website for this very figure!


Nice surprise, but not totally shocking. Entertainment Earth has/had some sort of relationship with TRU as in years past they've hosted their exclusives at the EE booth at SDCC ahead of their American releases.

Emerje
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956097)
Posted by Quantum Surge on April 25th, 2018 @ 8:33am CDT
No double dipping until there's a variant with brighter colors and/or a mouthplate-less face.
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956111)
Posted by Bucky on April 25th, 2018 @ 10:12am CDT
Thundercracker is also up for July preorder on BBTS for $34.99
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956126)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 25th, 2018 @ 1:18pm CDT
Quantum Surge wrote:No double dipping until there's a variant with brighter colors and/or a mouthplate-less face.


I actually prefer the mouthplated face (if there isn't a face-changing option) but I'm with you on the brighter colors. That won't be enough for me to pick up Studio Series Optimus Prime, though. It really needs better paint detail overall. There are so few flames on the whole figure compared to past iterations, they don't include the nice orange to red fade on the red parts of the truck, and they didn't even paint the side pieces on the outsides of the windshield "pectorals" the right color. They should be blue, not red! For a $30 USD price tag and a smaller than average voyager sized figure, I expect a LOT more effort in the deco department. It's a shame too, because the transformation looks interesting and the sculpt is pretty good overall.
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956240)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on April 25th, 2018 @ 9:21pm CDT
The mold is amazing (Nitro/Thundercracker) but I chose to use Skullsmasher's Titan Master on Nitro's body and it is perfect. I chose to use Nitro's head on TM Megatron and it's epic.

That being said I plan to swap out Thundercracker's head. Anyone thinking the same and if so some ideas? I'm considering LG Bullhorn...anyone? :VEHI:
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956245)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 25th, 2018 @ 9:34pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:The mold is amazing (Nitro/Thundercracker) but I chose to use Skullsmasher's Titan Master on Nitro's body and it is perfect. I chose to use Nitro's head on TM Megatron and it's epic.

That being said I plan to swap out Thundercracker's head. Anyone thinking the same and if so some ideas? I'm considering LG Bullhorn...anyone? :VEHI:

Been plenty of people using TR Overboard as the head, it looks dang good! blues almost match perfectly!
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956258)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on April 25th, 2018 @ 10:02pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:The mold is amazing (Nitro/Thundercracker) but I chose to use Skullsmasher's Titan Master on Nitro's body and it is perfect. I chose to use Nitro's head on TM Megatron and it's epic.

That being said I plan to swap out Thundercracker's head. Anyone thinking the same and if so some ideas? I'm considering LG Bullhorn...anyone? :VEHI:

Been plenty of people using TR Overboard as the head, it looks dang good! blues almost match perfectly!


Yeah I'm considering him as well. :VEHI:
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956287)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 26th, 2018 @ 1:13am CDT
I picked up the first two Leader Class figures from the Studio Series line over the last few days. They're both fantastic, in my opinion, and easily the best versions of Grimlock and Blackout respectively from the live action movie franchise.

Blackout is the leader sized figure we've wanted for 11 years. He looks great in robot mode, the paint and detailing is well done. The sculpting is excellent, especially the face. He's nice and bulky, like he should be. The helicopter alt-mode is impressively big. It's a huge freaking toy for a Transformer that isn't a city or other base of operations. I do have some nitpicks, though. It's unfortunate that he's just a little bit "partsformer" with the tail piece having to be unpegged from the back of the helicopter and put onto Blackout's arm, but I don't really see a better way of doing that. It's also a shame that the back half of the helicopter is so hollow from the bottom. I can understand a little to hide Scorponok in there, but is a bigger gap than it needs to me. Speaking of Scorponok, he looks pretty great too. He's nicely scaled, well painted, and has just enough articulation for a mini-figure. It's too bad he doesn't transform, but then again, he never actually did in the movies. Even his Deluxe and Legends/Legion toys from 11 years ago just kind of stood up awkwardly. Perhaps the biggest issue with Blackout is that a lot of the outer shell of the helicopter is made out of panels that don't want to line up and with one another and tab together securely. The plastic seems to be a bit too soft and the tolerances aren't quite up to the task of achieving what was originally designed. Still, Blackout is a must have for anyone's movie collection, despite its flaws.

Grimlock is pretty amazing. We've had a LOT of Grimlocks of all shapes and sizes since Age of Extinction, but this is the first one so far to get the colors COMPLETELY RIGHT! He's a nice dark gray with green "patina" dry-brushing for a very accurate on-screen look in both robot and T-Rex mode. Now, do the rest of the movie Dinobots like this, Hasbro! Please! I found the Transformation to be interesting and not overly confusing or complex. Neither mode is completely without kibble, but what the engineers did to minimize it is truly admirable. I've noticed some people complaining about not every flap or piece in dino mode securely snapping into place. They honestly don't need to, however. Every piece that is unsecured stays in place by friction alone. Even that rubbery flap under the tail holds up well. You can curve the sides upward to give the tail a more natural contour on the bottom, and it stays in place without much effort. Even the fake T-rex head halves at the thickest part of the tail aren't too distracting. In robot mode, Grimlock stands nice and tall over ALL of the others, though, of course, he should be MUCH MUCH taller to be truly screen accurate. The scaling as is still works very well. There's some kibble too in robot mode, most noticeably the dino jaw and little T-Rex arms just having out on the back of Grimlock's left upper arm, but again, they blend well enough, thanks mostly to the paint job. Again, this Grimlock is the one to have for your movie collection. Any other version doesn't even come close.

This brings me to a question for everyone. It seems that Wave 2 will not have any new Leader Class figures. Maybe it'll just be repacks of Grimlock and Blackout for now, or maybe they'll be announced a little later, coming directly after Megatron and Brawl in numeric sequence. At any rate, what can Hasbro and Takara do for future Leader Class characters for the Studio Series line? A redeco of Blackout as Grindor would be obvious, but then what? A new Jetfire mold? Slash? Slug? Strafe? Is there anyone else that needs to be that big compared to most of the rest of the cast? Will we get any more smaller characters, like Scorponok or even smaller? We gotta have the Arcee sisters at some point, as well as Frezny, Ravage, Wheelie, Brains, Laserbeak, and Squeaks. Maybe they'll be little bonus figures that come with other larger characters down the line. Or maybe a bunch of them will be sold together in a special multi-pack? The Studio Series has me really excited again for movie figures. I really hope Hasbro and Takara can keep this up for a while so we can fill out the Transformers casts for the first five movies without any big omissions.
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956289)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 26th, 2018 @ 2:09am CDT
Va'al wrote:We have some more news for you hailing from the Transformers Studio Series toyline - specifically, the Optimus Prime figure in Voyager size class. According to site owner Seibertron, there appears to be a variant of the mold out at retail with some more accurately translucent orange 'battle blades' as seen in the fight scenes in the Transformers live action movies, especially with Revenge of the Fallen.

In Seibertron's words:

[quote]Original wave has a less translucent orange blade (73461) while second release has a much more translucent blade (80171). Those codes are the stamped codes found on back of box.


Take a look at your own Autobot leader, and let us know which version you have! Are you more interested in either of the two variants? Is this enough to make you double-dip? Join the conversation in the Energon Pub, and share your thoughts.

[/quote]


I can't find a stamped code on the back of my Prime's box but there's one of the bottom but it says 80201.



Not sure how to measure how transparent they are.
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956292)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 26th, 2018 @ 2:26am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Here's the height comparison shot of Takara Movie Advanced Revenge Optimus Prime and Hasbro Studio Series Starscream, for anyone interested. They're just about the same height, but it's fine with me. It doesn't seem to throw off the scale of the Studio Series that much, in my opinion.



Looks good. Starscream still looks sufficiently bigger and bulkier than that Prime to make it work. I had a look on eBay but the only official ones are well over £100. Though I see what is likely a KO from China for £21.
Also a UK seller is selling the 'mechtech' trailer for about £20.
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956342)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 26th, 2018 @ 10:40am CDT
Trying to give a gun to my Studio Prime but can't seem to fit regular 5mm port weapons into right hand. They fit into his left one quite tightly but I just can't fit one into the right fist at all. Anyone else have this issue?
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956357)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 26th, 2018 @ 11:29am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Here's the height comparison shot of Takara Movie Advanced Revenge Optimus Prime and Hasbro Studio Series Starscream, for anyone interested. They're just about the same height, but it's fine with me. It doesn't seem to throw off the scale of the Studio Series that much, in my opinion.



Looks good. Starscream still looks sufficiently bigger and bulkier than that Prime to make it work. I had a look on eBay but the only official ones are well over £100. Though I see what is likely a KO from China for £21.
Also a UK seller is selling the 'mechtech' trailer for about £20.


Here's a better picture, with Starscream's legs fully extended. He is still quite a bit taller than Optimus Prime.

Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956380)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 26th, 2018 @ 2:55pm CDT
How tall are the 2010 Voyager Optimus and the SS Optimus in comparison to each other?
Re: 'Leaked from Cybertron' Images of Transformers Studio Series Grimlock (1956387)
Posted by shajaki on April 26th, 2018 @ 3:12pm CDT
Studio Series Grimlock...
I'm sort of up and down about him. Some things are unbelievable, others are irritating.

First off, he looks amazing in both modes.
In bot mode at first I thought his articulation was limited, but after playing around I could see he's capable of many fun poses. I'm not crazy about the mace hand, but it's growing on me. And I hate one-piece groin plates, but it actually didn't get in the way too much.

Rex mode is a little more limited. The legs can be sort of static, and the head is disappointing. No neck swivel, hinge at the head, and only the lower jaw moves with a one notch hinge. And most annoyingly, his back skirt piece makes up the bottom of the tail, which does not secure at all. It's just friction, and (on my copy anyways) it isn't strong enough to stay together and flops down.

Strangely even with his limitations, I really like him. I'll repeat that he looks phenomenal, and is worlds above previous Bay Grims. If you're already a fan of the concept, you'll probably be happy with him.



















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