Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime

Sunday, February 4th, 2018 11:04PM CST

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The latest figures in the Authentics line, the simplified figures featuring the evergreen designs, were spotted recently in the Philipines and Cheatron wasted no time getting a review prepared. You can see him reviewing both the Grimlock and the Optimus Prime from that wave. In case people are confused about which figures these are, especially since the reviewer does not use any of the names used in this article, these are the voyager sized simplistic figures that we have been seeing under various names in different listings. There are smaller 4" figures which have Optimus, Bumblebee, Megatron and Starscream and there is a 7" line that just has Optimus, Bumblebee and Grimlock so far. Below is a review of that 7" Optimus and Grimlock.

There is no actual name for the line on the box/card. Hasbro has labelled it as the Authentics line, while this 7" line also goes by the name Project Storm in its store labeling, which is a name we have seen before in listings, not knowing what it was.

These toys are meant for a younger audience and have even stated appearing at Dollar General locations in the US, so please send us sightings.

For collectors who like these designs and would like figures with more traditional complexity, it seems that will be happening as well.

Without further ado, here is the review!

Credit(s): chefatron
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Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1936040)
Posted by Emerje on February 5th, 2018 @ 8:06am CST
Does he really need to refer to the instructions so much?

Still want Grimlock, he just seems like a fun figure. Not necessarily good, just fun.

Emerje
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1937146)
Posted by ScottyP on February 9th, 2018 @ 2:57pm CST
The size classes are Alpha (the smaller ones) and Bravo (the larger ones)
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1937152)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 9th, 2018 @ 3:16pm CST
ScottyP wrote:The size classes are Alpha (the smaller ones) and Bravo (the larger ones)


... This is just to tease Va'al's enemies, isn't it? :lol:

Source?
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1948728)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 27th, 2018 @ 5:58pm CDT
Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian MaverickPrime, we have news that the Transformers Authentics figures have crossed the ocean and have landed in North America!

He spotted these figures, which are the 3 larger "Alpha" figures, at his local Walmart for $219 MXN, which is around $12 US. The "Alpha" assortment are the 7", roughly voyager sized figures, and they are Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Grimlock. These "Alpha" figures have yet to be seen in America, though the "Bravo" 5" figures have been, but it is nice to know that the "Alphas" have crossed the ocean and at least landed in Mexico. With this sighting, we can only hope that this means that the figures are soon to be seen at US retail.

For those who don't remember, these Authentics figures are based on the new "Evergreen" body style Hasbro is using, and they are larger, cheap toys with short and simple transformations.

Let us know what you think of this North American sighting of the Alpha Authentics below, and let us know if you see these guys showing up elsewhere around the world!

Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1948764)
Posted by Rated X on March 27th, 2018 @ 10:18pm CDT
All proceeds will go to funding the wall. :-D
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1948765)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 27th, 2018 @ 10:22pm CDT
Rated X wrote:All proceeds will go to funding the wall. :-D


What wall? :???:

On topic, a Walmart of all places? I guess the smaller ones are for the budget chains, while the bigger ones are for big box retailers?
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1948768)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2018 @ 10:38pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:All proceeds will go to funding the wall. :-D


What wall? :???:
The border wall. >:oP
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1948769)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 27th, 2018 @ 10:42pm CDT
Rated X wrote:All proceeds will go to funding the wall. :-D


You bastard!

Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1948775)
Posted by Quantum Surge on March 27th, 2018 @ 11:15pm CDT
Rated X wrote:All proceeds will go to funding the wall. :-D
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Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1948845)
Posted by Rated X on March 28th, 2018 @ 10:53am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:All proceeds will go to funding the wall. :-D


What wall? :???:
The border wall. >:oP


The "wall" is short for Walmart. ;)
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1948963)
Posted by Zeedust on March 28th, 2018 @ 9:43pm CDT
Wait, the 5" ones showed up in the US? I must have missed it. When and where?
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1948966)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 28th, 2018 @ 9:52pm CDT
Zeedust wrote:Wait, the 5" ones showed up in the US? I must have missed it. When and where?

I am 99% sure we did not have a sighting, but TFW did one, from someone finding them at Dollar General or something like that.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1948969)
Posted by BombshellDaBug on March 28th, 2018 @ 10:05pm CDT
Wait a minute.

This line has "Alpha" figures, and "Bravo" figures.

Authentics Alpha Bravo confirmed. All praise our lord and savior Alpha Bravo.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1954694)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 21st, 2018 @ 8:19am CDT
Video review of "Warrior" Starscream:

Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1954743)
Posted by Va'al on April 21st, 2018 @ 11:47am CDT
Thanks to a notification from fellow Seibertronian -Kanrabat- we now have a third video review from the Transformers Authentics toyline, after the ones for Optimus Prime and Grimlock covered here - and the newcomer is none other than The Chosen One, Lord Starscream himself!

Check out the clip embedded below, let us know what you think of this smaller scale (about Legends class) figure's jet and robot mode, and the simpler transformation of the line in general, as the characters take on the 'evergreen' designs meant to call back to a general 'iconic' aesthetic, all in the Energon Pub discussion boards!


Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1954753)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 21st, 2018 @ 12:11pm CDT
Glad I pointed out a NEW news for once!

Also, go check out his other videos. The guy deserves the views. ;)^
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1954781)
Posted by william-james88 on April 21st, 2018 @ 1:23pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Video review of "Warrior" Starscream:



I think there has been some confusion.

That is not the new warrior starscream, this is:



That video is instead showing Authentics 4" Starscream, which Chefatron had reviewed back in December. That toy has been available for a while now across the globe, just not in Canada.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1954782)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 21st, 2018 @ 1:29pm CDT
Goddamit. #-o
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1957215)
Posted by bacem on May 2nd, 2018 @ 1:20am CDT
Found the 7" one on the retail, decided to get grimlock. Gotta say, i like him more than i expected. The plastic actually doesn't feel cheap in hand. If anything, they feel sturdier than POTP plastic. He is also pretty stable, considering the huge gap on his foot.

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overall, pretty impressed, especially for the price.
Re: Video Review for Transformers Authentics 7" Grimlock and Optimus Prime (1957229)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 2nd, 2018 @ 4:37am CDT
That Grimlock desperately need some paint. I'm pretty sure any painters/customizers will have fun painting this guy. I mean, it's like those "paint it yourself" statues you find at the dollar store or hobby shop. That Grimlock fully painted is sure to look pretty boss.
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