New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage

New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage

Monday, June 14th, 2021 2:06pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! YouTube reviewer PrimeVsPrime is back at it again, this time with a video review of the upcoming Studio Series leader class Grindor and Ravage!

Grindor a redeco and slight retool of the previous leader class Blackout. He sports a new, dirter deco to represent his appearance in the forest fight in Revenge of the Fallen. While Grindor's alt mode did not receive any retooling, his helicopter mode has been decoed to emulate the CH-53 Sea Stallion he transformed into in the movie. The most notable feature, however, is Grindor's retooled hands. They now have additional articulation in the wrists and fingers, fixing the main problem many had with Blackout. Grindor also comes with a small Ravage figure, replacing the Scorponok figure that came with Blackout.

Special thanks to fellow Seibertron users O.supreme, and Dominus Prime, for sharing this news with us!

The review is embedded below for your convenience.



What do you think of Grindor? Are you excited for the retooled hands? Will you be getting it for Ravage? Let us know in the Energon Pub forums!

Credit(s): PrimeVsPrime from Seibertron


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Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107478)
Posted by Spider5800 on June 15th, 2021 @ 12:03pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Actually, kind of on this topic, are there any non-exclusive Studio Series figures that anyone hasn’t seen at retail? I’ve never seen Shadow Raider, and I only saw Clunker Bee twice, both times months after that wave had come and gone.


Oh lord, I could make a list of what I never even saw in stores:

1. Almost all of wave 3, 4 and 5 deluxes,(DotM Ratchet, Shadow Raider, VW Bee, KSI Sentry, Clunker Bee, Barricade, Sideswipe, "Crankcase"). I think the only ones I ever saw in-stores was helicopter Dropkick and WW2 Bee. Also have yet to see RotF Soundwave.

2. For voyagers, I never saw RotF Starscream, Sentinel Prime, and multiple Constructicons (Long Haul, Mixmaster and Skipjack).

3. Only leader I never saw was Jetfire.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107501)
Posted by M. Spector on June 15th, 2021 @ 3:12pm CDT
As far as my memory serves, think I've seen every SS release at least once up here in the north. Some stuck around alot longer than others, some where here and gone in a day. Not much rhyme or reason :lol: Oh except for DoTM Leader Megs, there was an absolute avalanche of them here for some reason
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107510)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on June 15th, 2021 @ 4:59pm CDT
M. Spector wrote:Oh except for DoTM Leader Megs, there was an absolute avalanche of them here for some reason


DOTM Megs seems to be the Leader that nobody wanted and unfortunately was one Hasbro repacked. He hung around forever in my area as well. Heck, Target even lowered him to $34.70 or something like that online early last year just to move them (that's how I got mine).
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107536)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on June 16th, 2021 @ 9:57am CDT
BEES!

After finding Offroad Bee at a collectors store, I now have every Studio Series Bumblebee mold!

Offroad Bee is great, easily the best figure of Bee from that movie. Not entirely sure of where it falls in the total ranking yet - SS-49/74 is still definitely at the top, and I think Offroad is either 2nd or 3rd. Either way, very glad to add this Bee to the collection!
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Here’s hoping we see the rest of the Bayverse Bees sometime soon!
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107537)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 16th, 2021 @ 10:00am CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:BEES!
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107540)
Posted by o.supreme on June 16th, 2021 @ 10:37am CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:BEES!



But honestly, that is a nice collection. Although I guess technically there are 11 Studio Series Bumblebees so far, (01,15,18-20,24,25,49,57,70,&74) you just don't have the gratuitous repaints and exclusives, which I totaly understand
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107541)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on June 16th, 2021 @ 10:52am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
But honestly, that is a nice collection. Although I guess technically there are 11 Studio Series Bumblebees so far, (01,15,18-20,24,25,49,57,70,&74) you just don't have the gratuitous repaints and exclusives, which I totaly understand


Thanks! I actually do have 24/25 (found them for cheap at Ollie's), but I'm keeping them in box since I have both of those molds already opened from different releases.

I am going to pick up Clunker Bee (SS-27) if I can find it, I like SS-01 and the pinned windshield joint and weathering are some great changes.

Don't plan on picking up 15, 19, or 20 though. I suppose if I couldn't find Clunker Bee, I could get Buzzworthy SS-15 (since it also has the pinned windshield) and try weathering it myself.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107542)
Posted by o.supreme on June 16th, 2021 @ 10:58am CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
But honestly, that is a nice collection. Although I guess technically there are 13 Studio Series Bumblebees so far, (01,15,18-20,24-27,49,57,70,&74) you just don't have the gratuitous repaints and exclusives, which I totaly understand


Thanks! I actually do have 24/25 (found them for cheap at Ollie's), but I'm keeping them in box since I have both of those molds already opened from different releases.

I am going to pick up Clunker Bee (SS-27) if I can find it, I like SS-01 and the pinned windshield joint and weathering are some great changes.

Don't plan on picking up 15, 19, or 20 though. I suppose if I couldn't find Clunker Bee, I could get Buzzworthy SS-15 (since it also has the pinned windshield) and try weathering it myself.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107543)
Posted by o.supreme on June 16th, 2021 @ 11:01am CDT
Woops.... :oops: I alphabetize my search just with *Bumblebee*, not realizing the prefixes "Clunker" and WWII would get tossed out. So I guess there are actually 13 SS Bumblebees!

(01,15,18-20,24-27,49,57,70,&74)
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107560)
Posted by M. Spector on June 16th, 2021 @ 2:25pm CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:BEES!

After finding Offroad Bee at a collectors store, I now have every Studio Series Bumblebee mold!

Offroad Bee is great, easily the best figure of Bee from that movie. Not entirely sure of where it falls in the total ranking yet - SS-49/74 is still definitely at the top, and I think Offroad is either 2nd or 3rd. Either way, very glad to add this Bee to the collection!
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Here’s hoping we see the rest of the Bayverse Bees sometime soon!


Nice find! (And impressive Bee hive) Jeep Bee is one of my favorite Studio Series toys and ironically just brought him out for my desk the other night. Both modes are so nice and hold together really well, so much so that it'll probably stay as my default Bumble for my movie style collection, unless of course the rumored (confirmed) DoTM one looks like a banger when it gets revealed
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107563)
Posted by o.supreme on June 16th, 2021 @ 2:35pm CDT
Just some weird geek fun math. There are 79 SS releases so far. 13 are versions of Bumblebee. So 1-in-6 of every SS is a Bumblebee toy :shock: .
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107564)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on June 16th, 2021 @ 2:38pm CDT
M. Spector wrote:
Nice find! (And impressive Bee hive) Jeep Bee is one of my favorite Studio Series toys and ironically just brought him out for my desk the other night. Both modes are so nice and hold together really well, so much so that it'll probably stay as my default Bumble for my movie style collection, unless of course the rumored (confirmed) DoTM one looks like a banger when it gets revealed

Thanks! I'm really excited (and a little nervous) about an eventual DOTM Bee since it's my favorite version. SS-49 is an excellent starting point, but there's a lot of remolding they would have to do. They'd have to redo the center of the chest piece, the collar pieces, the back of the car to get the spoiler, and the grill/front section. They did do more remolding than I thought they would with ROTF Bee though, so here's hoping they go all out for it!

Bee's lower wings in DOTM are formed by the spoiler instead of the small window sections, like in the prior designs. I guess they could do that by having a faux-spoiler fold out of the doors and have the window section attached to some of the other vehicle mode parts instead, but I think I could forgive if they kept the smaller wing system from SS-49.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107565)
Posted by Overcracker on June 16th, 2021 @ 2:48pm CDT
I have DoTM Bee with Sam own pre-Order at Amazon.com, and considering getting Jeep Bee, and SS-49 Bee since they been offered at $20.00 with free shipping each.

Decisions, decisions.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107572)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on June 16th, 2021 @ 4:22pm CDT
In-hand pics of BB Thrust!

https://twitter.com/morgan_dfx/status/1 ... 26850?s=21

Hopefully we see Jolt soon!
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107574)
Posted by Bounti76 on June 16th, 2021 @ 4:44pm CDT
Thanks to Seibertronian EvasionModeBumblebee, we were pointed in the direction of Twitter user @morgan_dfx, who posted pictures of a haul of new Kingdom Deluxes, along with Studio Series Wreck-Gar and what appears to be the rumored Bumblebee Movie Starscream repaint of Thrust! This figure appears to be a straight repaint of Starscream, with his color scheme of greens and white homaging Armada Thrust, rather than the maroon and black of G1 Thrust.

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It still hasn't been revealed what figure is coming in the wave with Wreck Gar, though this figure seems a good bet.

What do you think about this figure being potentially released? Well you be adding it to your Fall of Cybertron display if it turns out to be legitimate? Let us know what you think below!
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107576)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on June 16th, 2021 @ 5:02pm CDT
It’s not actually a straight Starscream repaint - it has Blitzwing’s head sculpt and a new conehead hood thing behind his head.

I’m interested in seeing more pictures of this one, but overall I’m kinda meh - I like the Blitzwing head sculpt, but the conehead hood just seems a little weird with where it sits.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107579)
Posted by Bounti76 on June 16th, 2021 @ 5:19pm CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:It’s not actually a straight Starscream repaint - it has Blitzwing’s head sculpt and a new conehead hood thing behind his head.

I’m interested in seeing more pictures of this one, but overall I’m kinda meh - I like the Blitzwing head sculpt, but the conehead hood just seems a little weird with where it sits.


Good to know. I had zero interest in Starscream, so I paid no attention to that figure. :lol:
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107580)
Posted by TulioDude on June 16th, 2021 @ 5:20pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:Thanks to Seibertronian EvasionModeBumblebee, we were pointed in the direction of Twitter user @morgan_dfx, who posted pictures of a haul of new Kingdom Deluxes, along with Studio Series Wreck-Gar and what appears to be the rumored Bumblebee Movie Starscream repaint of Thrust! This figure appears to be a straight repaint of Starscream, with his color scheme of greens and white homaging Armada Thrust, rather than the maroon and black of G1 Thrust.



:x
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107582)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 16th, 2021 @ 5:38pm CDT
The green isn't as rich as it was in the movie.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class Grindor and Ravage (2107584)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on June 16th, 2021 @ 6:31pm CDT
I wish it was the Blitzwing mold, but the tetrajet might be fine. I'll need to see what the vehicle mode looks like before I decide whether or not to pick him up, but so far it looks promising

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