Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Monday, October 9th, 2017 1:26PM CDT

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As many of you remember, last Thursday, Hasbro dropped a surprise bombshell on us with the revealing of a Titans Return Grotusque complete with Titan Master Fengul and Scorponok, rounding out the Monsterbot trio and the quadruplet of diecast Titan Masters. Yours truly was able to get a hold one of these figures, and I would now like to tell you why Grotusque is one of the best deluxes of Titans Return and why Scorponok is fun too.

For the official Seibertron galleries, you can check out the reveal gallery and the display gallery. You can also view G1 Grotusque for comparisons to his original form.

We will start with the bot mode, and I apologize now for the lighting of the images.

Bot mode is gorgeous, and very well painted. The bot mode is fun to look at, with the puffed out chest area complete with the beast mode lower jaw area proudly standing front and center. The colors are really loud and great on this figure, with the shoulders getting some surprisingly good attention to detail. He even has that little triangle dead center of his chest.

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

The head sculpt is pretty good, though I wish it was a little closer to the G1 toy's flirty/pouting face, but it is still nice regardless. He still does look grumpy though!

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Now this mold is a retool of Titans Return Twinferno, his fellow deluxe Monsterbot. The retool is very obvious in the lower part of the body, with everything from the waist down being the same as Twinferno, just in new colors. The wings are also the same, as are the guns. The arms, head, and upper chest area, however, are new, and it really helps him stand out from his Monster-mate. The Titan Master's body is also the same, though the head is new (to be seen later).

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Now up first for comparisons, here we have the Monsterbot trio together at last! While it is a bummer that Repugnus is not a deluxe as well, he still looks cool enough, and you can always play musical chairs with the heads!

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Transformation on the lower body is the same as Twinferno, but the upper body has some nice new tricks. The arms are pretty basic, rotating 180 degrees at the bicep and having some flip out beast claws, but the new beast head is where the transformation shines. the lower jaw folds out of the upper chest while the upper beast head flips up over from the back.

And the result is a pretty great beast mode! Now anyone who likes Monsterbots will remember: they are supposed to be ugly as sin, it's part of their thing. They are supposed to be ugly monsters that scare people, and this guy does it very well. His beast mode is great in it's ugliness, looking so good yet so bad all at the same time. A great beast mode, the mode where he really shines!

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Also of note, the beast head has tabs on the side for his guns. While they can store on his back like Twinferno, you can also mount them on the beast head. This is more for robot mode storage, but it's a really funny thing you can do in beast mode!

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Here we have the Monsterbots in beast mode, and all 3 shine together here. They are a perfect team, and I am really glad I got to complete the team.

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Lastly, we'll take a brief look at Scorponok, who finally got his release, and Fengul! The robot mode for Scorponok is the same as Ultra Magnus and Thunderwing, and is once again diecast. It looks pretty nice, and I enjoy the colors. Fengul is based on Daburu, Twinferno's Titan Master, but with a new head based on a saber tooth tigers, which is yet another battle beast reference! The paint work on Fengul is really good too, the best of the line.

Below, you can check out Fengul, and then a comparison with the 3 Monsterbots and Scorponoks Titan Master robot modes.

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

And finally today, Scorponok in head mode. It's a nice head, yet feels a bit too small, like this was a head that really needed the voyager treatment with the things deploying on either side to beef it up. The Head looks really funny on Grotusque, but really works with Tidal Wave!

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

Transformers News: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok

In conclusion, this whole set is a great pickup. Grotusque is the best of the Monsterbots here, and is really one of the best deluxes of the whole line. I really enjoy this figure, everything about him is dumb, fun, ugly, beautiful, and he should be a figure people actively hunt down.

Scorponok is pretty cool too. While he is not my favorite Titan Master, he is still really cool, and will be a great addition to his larger generations toy when we finally get one.

While this set was only available for about an hour on HasbroToyShop last Thursday, it will be available again online soon, much like Arcee, so keep your optics tuned for all the latest Grotusque and Scorponok news here!

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Also, thanks to Stuartmaximus, we have word that Peaugh uploaded his video review for the Grotusque set, if you would like to check that out as well.

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Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915509)
Posted by Flashwave on October 9th, 2017 @ 1:36pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:"...Grotusque Review..."


Firstly, thanks for a lovely picture eview that I can read and stufy at my leisure instead of videos.

Still waiting on my Grotusque, (Am I the only one who opted for he cheap shipping? :-P ) does he have the floppy hip diaper thing going that Doublecross does? And does the tail want to peg together or is that still a problem?
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915510)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on October 9th, 2017 @ 1:38pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:"...Grotusque Review..."


Firstly, thanks for a lovely picture eview that I can read and stufy at my leisure instead of videos.

Still waiting on my Grotusque, (Am I the only one who opted for he cheap shipping? :-P ) does he have the floppy hip diaper thing going that Doublecross does? And does the tail want to peg together or is that still a problem?

I just went with whatever shipping was default. And I live only 2 hours from the HTS center, so I get things quickly.

the diaper and tail are zero issues. there isn't a flaw with my figure at all
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915511)
Posted by blackeyedprime on October 9th, 2017 @ 1:39pm CDT
does the Geotusque have a fake spark mechanism wheel like twinferno did? Not sure why they try to put faction symbols over a pin either but it's still looks a decent figure and Scorps head does look good on tidal wave.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915513)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on October 9th, 2017 @ 1:45pm CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:does the Geotusque have a fake spark mechanism wheel like twinferno did? Not sure why they try to put faction symbols over a pin either but it's still looks a decent figure and Scorps head does look good on tidal wave.

The only thing on his clear plastic chest panel is a small hole, no sparker thingy. Probably had to sacrifice it for the chest to work transformation wise
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915517)
Posted by Randomhero on October 9th, 2017 @ 1:54pm CDT
The arms are mistransformed for beast mode. You're suppose to lift the should panels, lift the arms by the bicep like he's got both arms over his head and turn the entire arm from the shoulder 180 degrees instead of just rotating that bicep around.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915518)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on October 9th, 2017 @ 1:57pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:The arms are mistransformed for beast mode. You're suppose to lift the should panels, lift the arms by the bicep like he's got both arms over his head and turn the entire arm from the shoulder 180 degrees instead of just rotating that bicep around.

I'm honestly happier with them as they are. the shoulder rotation really doesn't make much of a difference. Plus you said that, I skipped over that part in the instructions, and I have him right now with me and tried it
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915519)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 9th, 2017 @ 2:03pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:does the Geotusque have a fake spark mechanism wheel like twinferno did? Not sure why they try to put faction symbols over a pin either but it's still looks a decent figure and Scorps head does look good on tidal wave.

The only thing on his clear plastic chest panel is a small hole, no sparker thingy. Probably had to sacrifice it for the chest to work transformation wise


Worth noting is that G1 Doublecross bucks the trend by having his sparker gimmick in his chest, whereas Repugnus' and Grotusque's were inside the mouth. That said, the plunger detail is absent from the Titans Return version.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915520)
Posted by blackeyedprime on October 9th, 2017 @ 2:17pm CDT
Ah, that's cool -I have absolutely no knowledge of the G1 versions at all but toy wise they are something that I would definitely liked to have had/have. Hope this side of the pond gets him (and all other exclusives) soon.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915522)
Posted by Randomhero on October 9th, 2017 @ 2:22pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Randomhero wrote:The arms are mistransformed for beast mode. You're suppose to lift the should panels, lift the arms by the bicep like he's got both arms over his head and turn the entire arm from the shoulder 180 degrees instead of just rotating that bicep around.

I'm honestly happier with them as they are. the shoulder rotation really doesn't make much of a difference. Plus you said that, I skipped over that part in the instructions, and I have him right now with me and tried it


I just figured Id mention it. I honestly I didn't do the arms. Before I said "it's a shame there's nothing to do with the arms really" then I noticed the panels and went back to stock photos and said "oh there is something!"

Yeah they don't go all the way down but I like they have some form of transformation other than ratatong the bicep
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915528)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 9th, 2017 @ 3:21pm CDT
What impress me the most about that Grotusk is not Twinferno's great remoldings. It's the fact the they gave the titan master a new, unique head that is also well painted!

There's much love and effort in this figure. ;)^
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915532)
Posted by o.supreme on October 9th, 2017 @ 3:31pm CDT
Well the design team at NYCC stated the figure had some extra detailing, but is it all in the TM head , or does the figure itself look more detailed? Mine doesn't arrive until Friday that's why I'm asking...
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915533)
Posted by megatronus on October 9th, 2017 @ 3:49pm CDT
HTS has my Grotusque order on hold because they say I didn't pay for some other order. That they shipped out. And that PayPal says was completed. So... who knows when I'll get mine?? :BOOM:
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915535)
Posted by Emerje on October 9th, 2017 @ 3:56pm CDT
Can't wait to get Grotusque (whenever that is), I think he's going to look great with the better painted Takara Tomy Doublecross, especially their Battle Beast heads.

While the figure doesn't have the spark button it the original design art we were shown does. Just a casualty of the design process.

Emerje
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915538)
Posted by Relic0037 on October 9th, 2017 @ 4:25pm CDT
Glad they put all that extra detail into the figure because with a cost of $25 along with tax & shipping I think it came out to $34 for me. That puts it near the price range of a similar Takara release, which I spend the extra money on for the paint & mold differences. Not that I'm complaining about spending the money, I'm actually happy they put some extra effort into these special releases aimed at collectors. Guess I'll see for myself in the next day or two when my shipment arrives.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915553)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 9th, 2017 @ 5:59pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Well the design team at NYCC stated the figure had some extra detailing, but is it all in the TM head , or does the figure itself look more detailed? Mine doesn't arrive until Friday that's why I'm asking...



I don't know what figure you are referring to but if it's Grotusque you are talking about, did you miss the news with all the pictures?

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ase/39773/
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915642)
Posted by o.supreme on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:15am CDT
Yes I'm talking about Grotusque, and the news is what I was referring to. They said it has extra details, and all the photos in the world don't compare to actually having the toy in your possession and seeing it with your own eyes, thus why I was asking.
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915655)
Posted by MECHdirge on October 10th, 2017 @ 9:58am CDT
That's a great figure! I am really impatient for Grotesque to be sold at another retailer. I don't know if Toys 'R Us will do a better job than they did with the Chaos on Velocitron set (wasn't available online), or the quantities will be decent (BBTS's shortage of the Siege boxed set), but I'd really like to add this to figure to my collection after missing out on the Hasbro sale. I felt fortunate to get Arcee before it sold out, but no such luck with Grotesque. **Crosses his fingers**
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915656)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on October 10th, 2017 @ 10:00am CDT
o.supreme wrote:Yes I'm talking about Grotusque, and the news is what I was referring to. They said it has extra details, and all the photos in the world don't compare to actually having the toy in your possession and seeing it with your own eyes, thus why I was asking.

I don't really notice too much extra paint work on the figure. The titan master is where the extra paint really shines out. But the paint work Grotusque has is really good and used in the right places, so he does look pretty good with that regard
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915660)
Posted by Kurona on October 10th, 2017 @ 10:16am CDT
"Extra paint applications" is Hasbro language for "the Titan Master isn't a grey blob" :lol:
Re: Pictorial and Video Review for Transformers Titans Return Grotusque with Fengul and Scorponok (1915779)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 10th, 2017 @ 6:10pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Yes I'm talking about Grotusque, and the news is what I was referring to. They said it has extra details, and all the photos in the world don't compare to actually having the toy in your possession and seeing it with your own eyes, thus why I was asking.


What do you mean by "extra details"? Based on what? Compared to what? TR Twinferno?

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