New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus

New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus

Monday, February 9th, 2015 1:12am CST

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We brought you a video review over the weekend of the second wave of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion class figures, featuring Grimlock and Sideswipe - but why not take a second look at both of them, alongside the three-step Hyperchange Optimus Prime?

Click on any of the images below to access the full galleries for Grimlock, Sideswipe and Optimus Prime, each with simplified transformation, symbol to be scanned with the RID mobile device app, and more to be discovered - below.

Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2015) Grimlock

Transformers News: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus


Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2015) Sideswipe

Transformers News: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus


Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2015) Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus

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Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648538)
Posted by TimothyR on February 9th, 2015 @ 1:45am CST
great galleries (as usual).. seriously.. i don't think you get thanked enough for how wonderful your galleries are. they're the greatest service you provide this fanbase. truly fantastic.

anyways.. if i had grown up with these as a kid.. there's no way i'd be collecting them now as an adult.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648546)
Posted by RhA on February 9th, 2015 @ 1:58am CST
TimothyR wrote:anyways.. if i had grown up with these as a kid.. there's no way i'd be collecting them now as an adult.

Sadly, this is true.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648554)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on February 9th, 2015 @ 3:17am CST
RhA wrote:
TimothyR wrote:anyways.. if i had grown up with these as a kid.. there's no way i'd be collecting them now as an adult.

Sadly, this is true.


I bet if they repaint that grimlock as G1 will sell more and faster... G1 is still all they have.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648556)
Posted by RhA on February 9th, 2015 @ 3:32am CST
BERSEKAEL wrote:
RhA wrote:
TimothyR wrote:anyways.. if i had grown up with these as a kid.. there's no way i'd be collecting them now as an adult.

Sadly, this is true.


I bet if they repaint that grimlock as G1 will sell more and faster... G1 is still all they have.

G1 isn't the only thing that got fans on this site and there are heaps of people who don't like it at all. But it's just that all these 1- 2- 3 step magic toys aren't exactly thrilling stuff. Sure we had simple toys back when, but at least those where new characters. These days there must not only be an Optimus for each line, but also for each gimmick. It just dulls everything down to a game of Optimus, Bumblebee and a handfull of characters who happen to be the main cast. It's hard to see myself getting nostalgic over the 2015 RID lineup in 10 years.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648571)
Posted by TimothyR on February 9th, 2015 @ 5:53am CST
RhA wrote:
BERSEKAEL wrote:
RhA wrote:
TimothyR wrote:anyways.. if i had grown up with these as a kid.. there's no way i'd be collecting them now as an adult.

Sadly, this is true.


I bet if they repaint that grimlock as G1 will sell more and faster... G1 is still all they have.

G1 isn't the only thing that got fans on this site and there are heaps of people who don't like it at all. But it's just that all these 1- 2- 3 step magic toys aren't exactly thrilling stuff. Sure we had simple toys back when, but at least those where new characters. These days there must not only be an Optimus for each line, but also for each gimmick. It just dulls everything down to a game of Optimus, Bumblebee and a handfull of characters who happen to be the main cast. It's hard to see myself getting nostalgic over the 2015 RID lineup in 10 years.


for me, it's not about them being G1 characters or not. it's that they're just not very good toys.. they're unfathomably cheap, they're too simple.. and not only that, but their simplicity isn't even fluid, it's annoying.

G1 toys felt like they had some gravitas. they just seemed special when i was a kid. they had metal, they looked like real cars, they were fairly well detailed, and they were fun. these don't strike me as any of that.

these one step changers for instance just seem like a toy that i would've enjoyed for a day or two changing it back and forth, then i probably would've lost it or moved on to the next toy.

as a kid i LOVED puzzles and i LOVED transformers because they were 3D puzzles.. each one was a different character that i could watch on tv. these new figures aren't puzzles, they'v been dumbed down to the point that it loses that special thing that made them so interesting to me.

lastly, on an unrelated note.. my favorite more recent cartoon was most definitely the star wars clone wars series.. i loved that show and i loved the toys as well. some of them were missing some joints, but a lot of them had decent articulation, accessories, and gorgeous sculpts. and hell, the show lasted for 5 seasons, 6 if you could the season on DVD. i wish transformers had something like that. it was both a little serious and a little kid friendly. there were tons of characters which lead to a ton of really cool toys. they didn't just focus on one group of good guys throughout the entire series. they made the universe feel large, and you got to know every character that they focused on a little better. it was really great. the stories were cool, it looked wonderful, and it lasted longer than any transformers show that i can recall from recent memory so it had to do something right.

anyways... i just wish these toys were more special.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648594)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on February 9th, 2015 @ 8:29am CST
is it me or does side-swipes alt mode resemble a Countach a tad bit :-B :-? :???: but with extra spikes
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648606)
Posted by william-james88 on February 9th, 2015 @ 8:51am CST
Autobot tap out wrote:is it me or does side-swipes alt mode resemble a Countach a tad bit :-B :-? :???: but with extra spikes


I totally thought that. I actually thought he was supposed to be a stylized lamborghini, along the lines of Cybertron Hotshot but in a totally different direction.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648633)
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 9th, 2015 @ 9:50am CST
Lately it seems like we've been getting Grimlock in every color but G2 blue. *sigh*
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648646)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on February 9th, 2015 @ 10:08am CST
Noideaforaname wrote:Lately it seems like we've been getting Grimlock in every color but G2 blue. *sigh*


maybe fun pub will listen and you will have a new Birthday present in subscription service 4.0 :grin: for G2 grimlock
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648698)
Posted by Peridot on February 9th, 2015 @ 12:56pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Autobot tap out wrote:is it me or does side-swipes alt mode resemble a Countach a tad bit :-B :-? :???: but with extra spikes


I totally thought that. I actually thought he was supposed to be a stylized lamborghini, along the lines of Cybertron Hotshot but in a totally different direction.

The front grill looks like a stylized Mustang- is it just me?
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648701)
Posted by william-james88 on February 9th, 2015 @ 1:04pm CST
Metro Prime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Autobot tap out wrote:is it me or does side-swipes alt mode resemble a Countach a tad bit :-B :-? :???: but with extra spikes


I totally thought that. I actually thought he was supposed to be a stylized lamborghini, along the lines of Cybertron Hotshot but in a totally different direction.

The front grill looks like a stylized Mustang- is it just me?


Well, not to pay any licensing, hasbro usually combines cues from a few cars together to simultaneously make it look familiar while copying an exact make. One of my favourite examples was Prime Cliffjumper who was like a combination of the Plymouth Barracuda and a 1970's Dodge Challenger.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648784)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2015 @ 5:30pm CST
Another day, another gallery update! Today's subjects come from the upcoming Robots in Disguise (2015) Warrior-class range, Drift and Optimus Prime!

Drift takes after his appearance in last year's blockbuster Age of Extinction, taking on the form of an orange futuristic sports car that converts into the most honorable of robo-samurais, giving Bludgeon a run for his money! Of note, the Drift featured in these galleries has a small touch-up on his face, his whiskers being Sharpie'd black for a more accurate look.

Optimus Prime transforms not only into a truck (as always), but pulls a Motormaster and transforms into the truck and trailer! His weapon of choice in his robot mode is his mighty axe which seems to be an homage to his War for Cybertron incarnation.

To be taken to each figure's full gallery, click either their links or the images themselves to be taken to them!

Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2015) Drift

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Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2015) Optimus Prime

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Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648788)
Posted by RhA on February 9th, 2015 @ 5:44pm CST
I like that Optimus.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648805)
Posted by TimothyR on February 9th, 2015 @ 6:42pm CST
so tiny.

some ankle joints would've been great.. too bad hasbro doesn't care about producing a quality product anymore.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648812)
Posted by Tresob on February 9th, 2015 @ 6:50pm CST
I actually dig the legions figures, and I'm happy to see their return! They are cheap, and small, which is about all I can handle at this point. And they are still more advanced than those old 80s minibots.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648818)
Posted by Deadput on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:04pm CST
TimothyR wrote:so tiny.

some ankle joints would've been great.. too bad hasbro doesn't care about producing a quality product anymore.




It's not like the amount of plastic is decreasing or anything.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648820)
Posted by Va'al on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:05pm CST
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
TimothyR wrote:so tiny.

some ankle joints would've been great.. too bad hasbro doesn't care about producing a quality product anymore.




It's not like the amount of plastic is decreasing or anything.


It's all going towards the awesomeness of Alpha Bravo.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648831)
Posted by Deadput on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:19pm CST
Va'al wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
TimothyR wrote:so tiny.

some ankle joints would've been great.. too bad hasbro doesn't care about producing a quality product anymore.




It's not like the amount of plastic is decreasing or anything.


It's all going towards the awesomeness of Alpha Bravo.



They should save some and make some Barrel Roll



Honestly I would make a custom if i knew how to paint.
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648893)
Posted by Peridot on February 9th, 2015 @ 9:20pm CST
TimothyR wrote:so tiny.

some ankle joints would've been great.. too bad hasbro doesn't care about producing a quality product anymore.

No ankle tilt = bad quality product? What? :???:
Re: New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Grimlock and Sideswipe plus 3-Step Optimus (1648896)
Posted by Seibertron on February 9th, 2015 @ 9:29pm CST
Metro Prime wrote:
TimothyR wrote:so tiny.

some ankle joints would've been great.. too bad hasbro doesn't care about producing a quality product anymore.

No ankle tilt = bad quality product? What? :???:


Yah, I don't think that's fair since ankle tilts are a relatively newer feature to mainline Transformers toys. It's also a feature that I don't think makes or breaks a toy. It is a nice feature, sure, but hardly necessary on a regular retail figure.

Drift is a great figure. He shares some similar transformations with Bumblebee.

Optimus looks good but there's something off with his arms. They're a little too short and the lack of a shoulder ball joint or something to give it proper rotation kind of is a bother. It could also use some paint apps. Maybe a little yellow for detailing on the legs? The overall sculpt is great though.

I look forward to a Voyager Class version of Optimus Prime. Hopefully we get one of him and Grimlock, though I'm a little concerned that we aren't getting Voyagers in this line ... but hopefully that will be resolved in 5 days at Toy Fair.

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