Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 10:08am CST

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Unlike what the internet will tell you, the "new" Robots in Disguise line has its fans. One of the main compaints from this line, however, was the problem with Grimlock's scale. He towers over his friends on the show but Hasbro's line doesn't go beyond the warrior/deluxe class for the more traditional collector figures. This is why Takara's Transformers Adventure Battle Grimlock figure is probably one of the most sought after figures from the corresponding line in Japan since it is a retool of the Voyager class FOC Grimlock. There is a lot of retooling done and you can see the breakdown of this toy through the three reviews below. We have two from fellow Seibertronians, EbeforeI and Chuckdawg1999 as well as an extra long one from Emgo. Enjoy!


ebeforei wrote:Here is my detailed review of the Takara/Tomy Transformers Adventure Voyager Class TAV30 Battle GRIMLOCK - A heavy remold of the Voyager Class Fall Of Cybertron Grimlock... this actually REALLY WORKS to make the figure we should have gotten to begin with.

https://www.youtube.com/ebeforeinet


chuckdawg1999 wrote:Leave it to Takara to take a good, existing Grimlock mold and turn it into something great. Takara basically rebuilt the FOC Grimlock from the ground up, giving us a new shell and head. If you're really into scale then this figure will fit perfectly into your RID display.



Credit(s): ebeforei, chuckdawg and emgo


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Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740445)
Posted by Solrac333 on November 10th, 2015 @ 10:25am CST
Don't like RID at all but this is a nice figure. Kind of want it.
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740447)
Posted by william-james88 on November 10th, 2015 @ 10:38am CST
omega666 wrote:Don't like RID at all but this is a nice figure. Kind of want it.


You should get it, it's very well done and this sounds like one of those figures which will increase in value over time.
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740491)
Posted by Bounti76 on November 10th, 2015 @ 1:58pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
omega666 wrote:Don't like RID at all but this is a nice figure. Kind of want it.


You should get it, it's very well done and this sounds like one of those figures which will increase in value over time.


Too bad he's sold out everywhere. :P
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740492)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 10th, 2015 @ 2:11pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Woah, I didnt now he came with all the smaller weapons as well, they only ever advertise him with the giant sword. Very happy for you Cobotron!


I didn't realize that either. I don't think they're all that since most of them were warped in package due to the soft plastic. TAV21 can really only hold the edged weapons as the crossbow and blaster tend to angle down in those specialized grips.

william-james88 wrote:
omega666 wrote:Don't like RID at all but this is a nice figure. Kind of want it.


You should get it, it's very well done and this sounds like one of those figures which will increase in value over time.


I think it will too. I feel a lot of fans passed on this not realizing the depth of retooling involved.
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740518)
Posted by william-james88 on November 10th, 2015 @ 5:01pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote: I don't think they're all that since most of them were warped in package due to the soft plastic. TAV21 can really only hold the edged weapons as the crossbow and blaster tend to angle down in those specialized grips.

william-james88 wrote:
omega666 wrote:Don't like RID at all but this is a nice figure. Kind of want it.


You should get it, it's very well done and this sounds like one of those figures which will increase in value over time.


I think it will too. I feel a lot of fans passed on this not realizing the depth of retooling involved.


I find the crossbow an awesome inclusion since Strongarm finally gets her show accurate weapon. While they come with Optimus, I feel they are better for the individual warriors. A big ass sword would have been great to have but it does add to the price.

Also to those still looking for this toy, while he is sold out everywhere, there is still also the bay of e which has him in stock at comparable bbts prices. The shipping will vary on location though: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=ba ... k&_sacat=0

Seeing all the lack of stock tells me the fans we aware enough of how extensive a retool it was. Every pic showed that this was practically a different toy.
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740519)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 10th, 2015 @ 5:06pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote: I don't think they're all that since most of them were warped in package due to the soft plastic. TAV21 can really only hold the edged weapons as the crossbow and blaster tend to angle down in those specialized grips.

william-james88 wrote:
omega666 wrote:Don't like RID at all but this is a nice figure. Kind of want it.


You should get it, it's very well done and this sounds like one of those figures which will increase in value over time.


I think it will too. I feel a lot of fans passed on this not realizing the depth of retooling involved.


I find the crossbow an awesome inclusion since Strongarm finally gets her show accurate weapon. While they come with Optimus, I feel they are better for the individual warriors. A big ass sword would have been great to have but it does add to the price.

Also to those still looking for this toy, while he is sold out everywhere, there is still also the bay of e which has him in stock at comparable bbts prices. The shipping will vary on location though: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=ba ... k&_sacat=0

Seeing all the lack of stock tells me the fans we aware enough of how extensive a retool it was. Every pic showed that this was practically a different toy.


Yes the rubber weapons are meant for the smaller figures. With that said I don't have a Strongarm to try but the regular blaster fits a little tight in my Supreme Mode Bumblebee's hand. In fact when I put it in I thought I heard a crack. Thankfully nothing has happened with the hand.
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740520)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 10th, 2015 @ 5:09pm CST
Very nice Grimlock, Very nice indeed. But scale isn't everything for me and i like the warrior. but even so, this is a great option :BOT:
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740544)
Posted by padfoo on November 10th, 2015 @ 8:00pm CST
I am not into this line, but that's an amazing remold; looks completely new!
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740548)
Posted by william-james88 on November 10th, 2015 @ 8:14pm CST
padfoo wrote:I am not into this line, but that's an amazing remold; looks completely new!


Just wondering. Does this beat the Sandstorm/Springer case?
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740554)
Posted by Cobotron on November 10th, 2015 @ 8:33pm CST
I'm confused. Are we talking about TAV-30 Grimlock or TAV-33 Prime. They are both extensive retools of their predecessors.
Will, if you are asking about Grimlock, I would say on par with Springer/Sandstorm. they both succeed in making the same mold into an almost entirely new toy.
As for Prime, who can say yet?
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740556)
Posted by Fox Thiagarajan on November 10th, 2015 @ 8:36pm CST
Can't stop watching the Battle Grimlock reviews. BBTS can't get their stock in sooner. :-(
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740557)
Posted by william-james88 on November 10th, 2015 @ 8:36pm CST
Cobotron wrote:I'm confused. Are we talking about TAV-30 Grimlock or TAV-33 Prime. They are both extensive retools of their predecessors.
Will, if you are asking about Grimlock, I would say on par with Springer/Sandstorm. they both succeed in making the same mold into an almost entirely new toy.
As for Prime, who can say yet?


I was referring to the Grimlock mold. And so are all comments past mine about the weapons. They are commenting by replying to the reviews we newsed.

And thanks for your comments. I have a list in mind and dont have the ranking figured out just yet.
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740581)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on November 10th, 2015 @ 11:51pm CST
Drift082111 wrote:Can't stop watching the Battle Grimlock reviews. BBTS can't get their stock in sooner. :-(


I already got mine from them a couple weeks ago, I have no clue what's taking so long for the rest. They must have gotten a partial shipment.
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1740583)
Posted by william-james88 on November 11th, 2015 @ 12:08am CST
Autobot Roadburn wrote:
Drift082111 wrote:Can't stop watching the Battle Grimlock reviews. BBTS can't get their stock in sooner. :-(


I already got mine from them a couple weeks ago, I have no clue what's taking so long for the rest. They must have gotten a partial shipment.


I think it makes more sense that they got their full initial shipment but kept a preorder open to prioritize and sell off the figures they would get when they ordered more after seeing the demand. The ones they havent gotten yet are from a second order they placed or an increase to the first order which didnt get sent in time (final orders are at least 3 months in advance).
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1741042)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 12th, 2015 @ 8:37pm CST
Can anyone help me out here who has dealt with Robot Kingdom? I preorded Bee and he has been in stock for a week and a half, but still have not sent a shipping notification. I got the cheapest shipping, but would they still send a notification that it has shipped?

I just find it so odd that It's been 11 days in stock and no shipping yet :BOT:
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1741050)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 12th, 2015 @ 9:08pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Can anyone help me out here who has dealt with Robot Kingdom? I preorded Bee and he has been in stock for a week and a half, but still have not sent a shipping notification. I got the cheapest shipping, but would they still send a notification that it has shipped?

I just find it so odd that It's been 11 days in stock and no shipping yet :BOT:


Email their customer service. It happened once when I ordered my Platinum seeker set. I had to remind them to inform me that it got shipped via email. After that incident they always emailed me of the delivery.
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1741053)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 12th, 2015 @ 9:37pm CST
fenrir72 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Can anyone help me out here who has dealt with Robot Kingdom? I preorded Bee and he has been in stock for a week and a half, but still have not sent a shipping notification. I got the cheapest shipping, but would they still send a notification that it has shipped?

I just find it so odd that It's been 11 days in stock and no shipping yet :BOT:


Email their customer service. It happened once when I ordered my Platinum seeker set. I had to remind them to inform me that it got shipped via email. After that incident they always emailed me of the delivery.

Thanks! Hopefully it is another case like that :BOT:

Edit: just got a response. It shipped November 3, so they did forget to send the notification. Cool! :BOT:
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1741070)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 12th, 2015 @ 10:50pm CST
Don't remember who was looking here but if anyone wants a lightly fondled TAV 21 Optimus Prime I'm selling mine to make room for Super Prime this month
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1741072)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 12th, 2015 @ 11:04pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Don't remember who was looking here but if anyone wants a lightly fondled TAV 21 Optimus Prime I'm selling mine to make room for Super Prime this month


How much you want for it - and are all the joints tight?
Re: Video Reviews for Takara Tomy Transformers Adventure TAV 30 Battle Grimlock (1741100)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 13th, 2015 @ 12:36am CST

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