New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock'

New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock'

Friday, July 31st, 2009 9:48am CDT

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Seibertron.com member Real Devastator has alerted us that TakaraTomy has updated their website with information and images of the upcoming Transformers Masterpiece 08X 'King Grimlock'. This figure is exclusive to ToyHobby Market.

Thanks to this update we now know the differences between this and the original Masterpiece Grimlock:

-This version comes only with the gold chromed crown, sword and blaster both of which have different colors than the first release.
-The black body parts are now blue to let him look more like his depiction in the Marvel comics
-His dinosaur parts are now silver
-And of course the new comic-style box


New Images of MP-08X King Grimlock

New Images of MP-08X King Grimlock

Click here to see the TakaraTomy MP-08X site.

Also Toy Hobby Japan has now started taking pre.orders for this item. The Pre-orders start today 07/31/2009 to 09/11/2009 noontime with a release in the 2nd half of December this year.

Click here to get to the pre-order page.

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Credit(s): Real Devastator


This article was last modified on Friday, July 31st, 2009 1:45pm CDT

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Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965333)
Posted by OPTIMUS MAGNUS on July 31st, 2009 @ 9:52am CDT
That looks really awesome. I will be picking this piece up for sure since I held out on the first release. (Which I would still like to have one day.).
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965354)
Posted by capellamusic on July 31st, 2009 @ 10:29am CDT
Seems like on the back of the package the description is written both in Japanese and English, unlike the other MPs which are only in Japanese. That's good.
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965361)
Posted by typh0id on July 31st, 2009 @ 10:48am CDT
I think the first verison looks WAY better than this one...Those colours work a lot better on paper...
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965364)
Posted by Lord T on July 31st, 2009 @ 10:55am CDT
Yeah I agree, love the idea and effort but the execution doesn't reach my expectations.
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965370)
Posted by Kryptikore on July 31st, 2009 @ 11:04am CDT
As much as having the crown being pretty kool! I still prefer the first release Grimmy I bought. Though I don't care for the platter and cups, but his original colors sit better with me than this new version.
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965386)
Posted by DevastaTTor on July 31st, 2009 @ 11:32am CDT
I would like to thank Takara for pointing out the reason for the color differences on his hands and legs. We could have never figured that out on our own. Jeez...

Would be nice to have one to keep MIB-the packaging is great. However, If I really feel like I need a crown, I'll get the iGear set.
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965403)
Posted by skywarp-2 on July 31st, 2009 @ 11:53am CDT
I Love it! this figure is amazing!!

the reason being.. It's Grimock, and he is also the 1st truly Marvel comic transformers devoted Homage that reference the comic material and is historic in that respect..

so regardless of whether you Love this piece or hate it..the historic nature of what this masterpiece represents in a homage is undeniable.. and to those who are 80's enthusiasts, this piece is pure Gold!!
I would love to get my hands on one..

marvel comic transformers were highly sought after during the 80's when the craze took the nation by storm, and King Grimlock was a huge fan favorite..
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965447)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 31st, 2009 @ 1:21pm CDT
I'd rather have the show-accurate first version.
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965493)
Posted by Kenny28 on July 31st, 2009 @ 2:29pm CDT
Y'know, now I'm curious about how much the Japanese collectors know about the U.S. stuff...
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965735)
Posted by Zeds on July 31st, 2009 @ 10:42pm CDT
typh0id wrote:I think the first verison looks WAY better than this one...Those colours work a lot better on paper...


My thoughts exactly.
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965753)
Posted by Grahf on July 31st, 2009 @ 11:08pm CDT
$100 more for a repaint with less accessories? I'll stick with the original release. I could understand if it was same price, but $250 is just way too much.
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965778)
Posted by Zeds on July 31st, 2009 @ 11:59pm CDT
Grahf wrote:$100 more for a repaint with less accessories? I'll stick with the original release. I could understand if it was same price, but $250 is just way too much.


That killed it for me. May get it if I find it cheaper.
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965820)
Posted by Diem on August 1st, 2009 @ 12:53am CDT
Kenny28 wrote:Y'know, now I'm curious about how much the Japanese collectors know about the U.S. stuff...

I'm pretty puzzled...to the best of my knowledge the Marvel comics haven't been officially translated into Japanese...
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965834)
Posted by Grahf on August 1st, 2009 @ 1:17am CDT
The funny thing is that BBTS still has the original up for preorder with an expected in stock date of Oct. MP-08X? 4th quarter. If this turns out to be the price of future MPs I'll need to find a second job to finance my love of giant robots.
Re: New Images of MP-08X Masterpiece 'King Grimlock' (965838)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 1st, 2009 @ 1:25am CDT
Zeds wrote:
Grahf wrote:$100 more for a repaint with less accessories? I'll stick with the original release. I could understand if it was same price, but $250 is just way too much.


That killed it for me. May get it if I find it cheaper.

You won't find it cheaper as that is the only place you will find it as it's exclusive to it.

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