Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 7:59pm CDTCategories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Mindmaster Views: 21,469
For a comparison, be sure to take a quick gander through our galleries of the original releases of Masterpiece Grimlock, with the standard Takara version being viewed here, and the previous Hasbro release here.
Credit(s): YouTube user Nemesis Prime
This article was last modified on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 8:07pm CDT
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Posted by mooncake623 on June 3rd, 2014 @ 10:17pm CDT
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Posted by reluctantyouth on June 4th, 2014 @ 8:53am CDT
Then I open the figure and he is generally really loose in the legs. All the gimmicks in Dino mode are atrocious and he just doesn't feel solid in hand at all. I'm disappointed with the mold as this is my first experience opening one.
To top it all off I was messing with his pitiful excuse for accessories and his inability to properly hold them sans closed fist or that tiny tiny tiny little spur like stem of gun and sword that allow him to hold weapons in non light up gimmick had. I ever so carefully tried to place the gun in hand (my hands are super loose and only lock in when when you push them passed where they are supposed to be. The little spur on my gun broke off inside the hand. I'm PISSED . I tried to drill it out but the only bit I had was just slightly larger than the original hole. Now neither weapon can be held. If anyone out there knows of some good 3rd party weapons that might actually fit in Grimlock's mediocre excuse for hands please let me know!!
I'm very disappointed overall and wish I would have just put my money down on an MP Ultra Magnus. I watched several reviews of the figure and mine was above and beyond a dud in all aspects.
This is the WORST Masterpiece figure in the line thus far that I've purchased . On second thought I'll just put the weapons and crown away and forget they exist. This is a figure that cannot be handled and just seems to need to lay there like a lump on a shelf...such a shame. I will put him in Dino mode and display him behind my AOE Dinobots.
Posted by MenaceRX on June 4th, 2014 @ 9:08am CDT
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Posted by jpmonge1984 on June 4th, 2014 @ 9:34am CDT
I would love to buy this Grimlock Masterpiece, however I couldn't find it by the time I went to Toys R Us website, then I searched on eBay and I think it is overpriced... does any of you guys have one new Grimlock Masterpiece for sale that I can buy through eBay? So far I have 100% positive feedback as buyer (I am not a seller!) and I always tend to pay right away. If there's anybody interested please let me know!.
Thanks so much guys!
Posted by mooncake623 on June 4th, 2014 @ 9:54am CDT
have you checked TRU TS yet? I've not had time to check if they have any and haven't seen any reports of it showing up there yet.
I will go check today if I can get out of work early enough.
Posted by ScottyP on June 4th, 2014 @ 11:02am CDT
Might have to try that out. The joints on mine aren't super loose, but they're loose nonetheless.
Posted by spiderbob007 on June 4th, 2014 @ 12:28pm CDT
Posted by reluctantyouth on June 4th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CDT
spiderbob007 wrote:From the reviews and comments, it sounds like Hasbro did a knock off of their own toy.
From what the reviewer said the $150 knock off is of better quality than this monumental P.O.S!! A bargain at $79.99? Pathetic. I got an additional 20% off my online purchase so it was $69.00 and not worth it. Paying $59.00 for this is not worth it. Just my opinion as a long time collector.
Posted by ScottyP on June 4th, 2014 @ 1:06pm CDT
Posted by neu318 on June 5th, 2014 @ 12:12pm CDT
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 7th, 2014 @ 10:52pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:My order just arrived from TRU.com today. Masterpiece Grimlock came without the blaster or the crown! When I called to ask for a replacement, they told me that it was all sold out and no longer in their inventory. Way to go, TRU. Ever heard of putting aside customer service stock for returns and exchanges? No stores here have it in stock, so I can't do an in-store exchange either.
Update: Found another Masterpiece Grimlock at TRU while looking for the Evolution 2-Pack of Slug (which I also found at last). I was able to swap my defective piece from TRU.com for the one in the store. I must say, I like it quite a bit. It's a nice display piece. Not so much a great toy, but as far as G1 looks, it can't be beat, and, to me, it scales nicely with the newer Masterpieces, like MP-10 Optimus Prime.
Posted by Lango7 on June 10th, 2014 @ 7:32am CDT
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.js ... age=search
Posted by QBKiller94 on June 10th, 2014 @ 9:35am CDT
Posted by mooncake623 on June 10th, 2014 @ 9:52am CDT
Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Posted by Lango7 on June 10th, 2014 @ 10:04am CDT
QBKiller94 wrote:Thanks for the update! Got one.
Happy to help.
Posted by megatronus on June 10th, 2014 @ 10:27am CDT
Seems like a lot of trouble, but I'd rather be content with the decent box I got than risk getting a smashed up or otherwise abused one from the website.