Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock

Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 7:59pm CDT

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Thanks to YouTube user Nemesis Prime, we have a nice, in-depth video review of the upcoming Hasbro reissue of MP-03 Grimlock! The video review can either be found here, or can be viewed below, as we've mirrored it here for your viewing convenience!



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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Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579256)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 3rd, 2014 @ 10:17pm CDT
Ahhh what? clear parts are Green? what? lol really?
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579257)
Posted by nullrayz on June 3rd, 2014 @ 10:19pm CDT
so the going price on ebay is around 115.00 right now. now what is a person to do if the Toys r us corrects its price to 159.99. LOL
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579258)
Posted by Unicronobot on June 3rd, 2014 @ 10:29pm CDT
I have one on layaway. Prices are going up. In New York he is 91 dollars before tax and its believed by next week he will be 120. If mine is at all similar to his in quality I am returning it or selling it. Hasbro knocked it out of the park with the Soundwave set and this? This just seems insulting.
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579337)
Posted by reluctantyouth on June 4th, 2014 @ 8:53am CDT
I got mine from TRU.com yesterday. The box was crushed on my porch. Looks like TRU actually had some air packets in there, but they had all popped and box was significantly damaged. I expected that.

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 :-x :-x :-x . 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 :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: . 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.

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579340)
Posted by MenaceRX on June 4th, 2014 @ 9:08am CDT
I agree with the review on the knee area. They are extremly tight. Not sure what if anything can be done. I have mine in Dino TRex mode next to my Takara MP 08. He will be staying that way because the back and forth on the joints of the Hasbro one makes me nervous.
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579343)
Posted by megatronus on June 4th, 2014 @ 9:20am CDT
I don't mind the deco changes (it's a reason to pick him up), but I am definitely concerned about all the QC issues. Oh well. If I can find one, he'll be staying in the box. I'm happy with my original.
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579346)
Posted by megatronus on June 4th, 2014 @ 9:24am CDT
Also, I'm pretty sure the reviewer is wrong when he says that Grimlock was supposed to fit into the MP scale reboot. MP-10 was definitely the start, and Rodimus is backwards compatible. Grimlock is not supposed to be in that scale - he's out of scale. Grimlock is too small.
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579351)
Posted by jpmonge1984 on June 4th, 2014 @ 9:34am CDT
Hello everyone!
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!
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579354)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 4th, 2014 @ 9:54am CDT
@megatronus

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.
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579364)
Posted by ScottyP on June 4th, 2014 @ 11:02am CDT
http://www.cheetimus.com/2014/06/how-to-fix-tru-2014-mp-grimlocks-loose.html

:-? Might have to try that out. The joints on mine aren't super loose, but they're loose nonetheless.
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579386)
Posted by spiderbob007 on June 4th, 2014 @ 12:28pm CDT
From the reviews and comments, it sounds like Hasbro did a knock off of their own toy.
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579396)
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.

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579398)
Posted by ScottyP on June 4th, 2014 @ 1:06pm CDT
Honestly other than the (apparently fixable) semi-loose joints in a couple spots and the mold degradation on the detailings, this thing is almost exactly like my original run MP-8. I think $80 was a crazy good price. Guess my tolerance for this stuff is pretty forgiving.
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1579676)
Posted by neu318 on June 5th, 2014 @ 12:12pm CDT
Received mine yesterday, box was in pretty good condition, just a little creasing in the top corners.
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1580206)
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.
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1580756)
Posted by Lango7 on June 10th, 2014 @ 7:32am CDT
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1580779)
Posted by QBKiller94 on June 10th, 2014 @ 9:35am CDT
Thanks for the update! Got one.
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1580787)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 10th, 2014 @ 9:52am CDT
He's back and available for shipping. If you still can't find it in your local TRU, this is a perfect opportunity to get one. Still priced at $79.99 with free shipping. And while you're waiting for your MP Grimlock to arrive you can check out our galleries of Takara's Masterpiece Grimlock.

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Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1580790)
Posted by Lango7 on June 10th, 2014 @ 10:04am CDT
QBKiller94 wrote:Thanks for the update! Got one.

Happy to help.
Re: Video Review - Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece MP-03 Grimlock (1580804)
Posted by megatronus on June 10th, 2014 @ 10:27am CDT
Took a screen capture of the site, just in case it goes out of stock before I get to TRU today, so I can go back and get the price match.

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.

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