Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock

Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 3:49am CST

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After the initial looks we got in the reviews for both Swoop and Slug from the new Transformers: Power of the Primes toyline, YouTube user Kevin Liu has finally uploaded a video review of the last of the currently available figures from the first wave - though the Leader class Optimus Prime was also reviews, here: Voyager class Grimlock!

The Dinobot leader is shown off in the embedded video below in both robot and dinosaur mode, including a lot of junk in the trunk department - or tail, if you will - and the new addition for the line in the torso mode for Dinobot combiner Volcanicus. Also shown are the the other dino-buddies, Slash included, the Prime Master armor and compatibility, and some size comparisons. Check it out!



Transformers News: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock

Transformers News: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock

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Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924259)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on November 30th, 2017 @ 4:55am CST
:APPLAUSE: I'm still not sure that the lower waist is transformed correctly. There seem to be some pegs that are sticking up that look suspicious. I am a little bummed the shoulders are out as far as they are... wonder if there's a way to pinch them in closer. Also... why has nobody clipped the fists on to the side of the chest to help fill it out (like seen @ Hascon)?
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924264)
Posted by Emerje on November 30th, 2017 @ 5:43am CST
SpikeyTigertron wrote::APPLAUSE: I'm still not sure that the lower waist is transformed correctly. There seem to be some pegs that are sticking up that look suspicious.

They're shown sticking out like that on the gray model as well so that does seem to be the right way. The tabs are probably used in T-rex mode.

I'm guessing they aren't filling in the torso because they don't have the spare fists from the other two Dinobots. But then, they should just use Swoop and Slag's fists in the torso to demonstrate and borrow HFGs from somewhere else as hands.

Emerje
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924271)
Posted by nycPrime on November 30th, 2017 @ 6:28am CST
Grimlock looks nice. Can't wait to compare it in hand to the MP. And I think Slag and Swoop are great. Can't wait for the others. But imo that combined mode doesn't look nice at all.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924276)
Posted by DeathReviews on November 30th, 2017 @ 7:08am CST
I see no reason why they couldn’t have given him bigger toe claws. It makes him look so derpy without them. Looks like a 3rd party company will have to fix this...
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924280)
Posted by Rated X on November 30th, 2017 @ 8:01am CST
Somebody forgot to mention the video was in Chinese lol. But my favorite part was when he broke out the poor mans MP-10 and made fun of the scale with a cartoon clip. Volcanicus looks horrible. Why do his shoulders have to be sticking out so far to make his toeso look like an exaggerated animated superhero physique? Can they be put closer to his chest to get a chunkier torso? Since Fansproject has given us more properly scaled dinobots, I really need the combined mode to look right for any hope of a serious display piece. With slag and swoop and slash in hand, im happy but dammit the scale sucks lol...
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924282)
Posted by King Kuuga on November 30th, 2017 @ 8:11am CST
It doesn't appear that the shoulders can be brought in, at least not without sacrificing stability, but the intent is that you fill out his sides using the spare hands from two of the limbs.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924287)
Posted by dragons on November 30th, 2017 @ 8:44am CST
Bot mode and tree modes are good combined modes suck only transformer I know that long arms and short stumpy legs is optimal primal should have torso mode bigger for legs be longer in combined so it doesn’t look weird put it on all fours look like gorilla hands touch knees
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924296)
Posted by MECHdirge on November 30th, 2017 @ 9:29am CST
I had to go back and look for images with the fists clipped on to the chest. I definitely prefer the extra fists on. I hadn’t noticed that, so thanks for sharing :lol: I also have the FansProject versions (last one preordered), but will probably display both. I liked the smaller Planet X Swoop, too, so maybe these PoTP figures will become favs. I prefer my figures between scout/legends and Voyager scale, really don’t care for the Masterpiece scale, so we’ll see... but I do agree I would rather have the Dinobots larger than the Predacons. I will probably skip the oversized Predacons, having a third-party set I already like. I didn’t care for the giant Devastator from CW, due to both scale and poor detail on the figures.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924326)
Posted by Skritz on November 30th, 2017 @ 12:13pm CST
Allright, after seeing how Volcanicus looks like without the hands to bulk it, I get the impression he may be the 'flimsy one' of the PotP Combiners, much like Menasor had the weakest torso mode of CW (despite this, it should be noted I still really dig the G2 Motormaster as a figure). I'll skip him and any potential retool, unless they are substantially improved or if that torso prove to be more durable and stable than it looks.

For now, back to the original plan: Abominus.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924328)
Posted by Madeus Prime on November 30th, 2017 @ 12:18pm CST
Am I the only one who's just excited we're getting a decent G1 representation of Grimlock finally? I know he's not perfect, but not all of us need MP standards in our toys. :lol:
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924330)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on November 30th, 2017 @ 12:24pm CST
The more I see of the Combiner mode, the less I like it.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924331)
Posted by o.supreme on November 30th, 2017 @ 12:28pm CST
I have no problem with any of the PotP figures so far. For me Grimlock is the best of both worlds. Having a fairly faithful adaptation of the original, and working as a Combiner. A well planned combiner that doesn't rely on any previous fan concepts in its design. I'm really happy with this line thus far, filling in a lot of the gaps that CW couldn't get to. I just hope what was leaked (basically 3/4 of the 2018 schedule), isn't all, I hope there is more to come.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924333)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 30th, 2017 @ 12:47pm CST
o.supreme wrote:I have no problem with any of the PotP figures so far. For me Grimlock is the best of both worlds. Having a fairly faithful adaptation of the original, and working as a Combiner. A well planned combiner that doesn't rely on any previous fan concepts in its design. I'm really happy with this line thus far, filling in a lot of the gaps that CW couldn't get to. I just hope what was leaked (basically 3/4 of the 2018 schedule), isn't all, I hope there is more to come.


If I understood the leaks correctly, they gave us all of 2018, not just 3/4. Wave 4 PotP is going to be like wave 6 TR with 1 new deluxe and re-releases from the first 3 waves filling out the rest of the wave. This would also match up calendar-wise with the re-release wave being out in the run up to Christmas. Waves 5 and 6 would be in 2019 (with some possible early sightings ahead of Christmas like PotP wave 1 this year.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924336)
Posted by o.supreme on November 30th, 2017 @ 12:52pm CST
Well, I can accept that *IF* a proposed 5th/6th waves had mostly new content (we still haven't seen the last 4 of the Prime Masters in any form...) But if the line just abruptly stopped at the end of 2018, then I'd be disappointed with its lack of completeness.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924338)
Posted by nycPrime on November 30th, 2017 @ 1:34pm CST
Madeus Prime wrote:Am I the only one who's just excited we're getting a decent G1 representation of Grimlock finally? I know he's not perfect, but not all of us need MP standards in our toys. :lol:

I'm super excited about G1 dinobots! I have Slag and Swoop in hand and they are glorious. Swoop is damn near perfect to me. I'm usually not one to care too much about scale, but I do wish Slag was larger. Still a great figure nonetheless. Can't wait to get my hands on Grimlock and the others! Minus any potential QC issues, I'm sure I'll love the whole set, scale be damned. The combining aspect is an added bonus I'll likely never take advantage of.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924341)
Posted by steals_your_goats on November 30th, 2017 @ 1:52pm CST
The more I see of Grimlock and Starscream the more I like them. I just wish Starscream didn't have those crap stickers but I guess that's what reprolabels is for. Usually I'd wait to see what Takara does but I feel like if they do Starscream (which we have no reason to believe they won't) I have a feeling they'd go with a ghost version.

Grimlock looks really nice too but I just wish the combined modes shoulders stopped at Grimlock's shoulders. The extra bits that stick out just make it look off.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924346)
Posted by bodrock on November 30th, 2017 @ 2:24pm CST
Swoop is perfect, imho -- still not sold on Grimmy.

When will we start seeing the Prime Masters in-stores.....
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924348)
Posted by Skritz on November 30th, 2017 @ 3:50pm CST
o.supreme wrote:Well, I can accept that *IF* a proposed 5th/6th waves had mostly new content (we still haven't seen the last 4 of the Prime Masters in any form...) But if the line just abruptly stopped at the end of 2018, then I'd be disappointed with its lack of completeness.


Surely they can at the very least work in a Monstructor in there, reusing a mix of Dinobots and Terrorcon molds. Especially since we've seen Cutthroat with an oddly Wildfly/Yokuryu head. He's one more combiner I expect but my hopes is that we could at least see Piranacon too. If not, oh well, I suppose it's not too bad since we could always see the Seacon later down the road in Generations since the combiner peg-and-port system for Deluxe+Voyager is a working model.

Meanwhile, Jazz remain a total anomaly to me. Why Jazz? Why the hell make a Deluxe Combiner Car that is a brand new mold and why make it Jazz? Why is it in there? Why not retool the CW Cars instead? Why bother with a new mold at all? And, again, why Jazz? Is there a plan to reuse this mold in later waves as a different character?

However: Could it be PotP suffered crippling budget cuts and that's why there are less new figures? Or are there just less Leader-class figures which is why Leader Evolution Optimus is getting a repack? Or alternatively, is there the expectations that it would be a figure high on demand, hence why it's showing up in two waves?
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924349)
Posted by o.supreme on November 30th, 2017 @ 4:01pm CST
Skritz wrote: Meanwhile, Jazz remain a total anomaly to me. Why Jazz? Why the hell make a Deluxe Combiner Car that is a brand new mold and why make it Jazz? Why is it in there? Why not retool the CW Cars instead? Why bother with a new mold at all? And, again, why Jazz? Is there a plan to reuse this mold in later waves as a different character?


Jazz and Sideswipe are the only original Autobot Standard vehicles that didn't get a release in CW. I think some fans (at least myself) are hoping we will get a Sideswipe down the line, and perhaps 2 other Autobot cars from the 1985 line to complete the Autobot Combiner in which Inferno will be the torso. If Hasbro doesn't hopefully TT will.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Grimlock (1924350)
Posted by Skritz on November 30th, 2017 @ 4:10pm CST
o.supreme wrote:Jazz and Sideswipe are the only original Autobot Standard vehicles that didn't get a release in CW.


Oooh, okay, this make perfect sense, then

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