What's the best toy version of G1 GRIMLOCK?

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  1. toddly6666 Registered

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    What's the best toy version of G1 GRIMLOCK? I'm looking to buy one with a great sculpt and articulation.
     
  2. Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    The Classics one is probably the best articulation wise. However, it's kind of loose and hard to pose.
     
  3. Green Scar Registered

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    the classics is probably the best...and the easiest one to come by...and easiest to afford.
     
  4. Browncoat Registered

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    Without question, the classics. He's accurate, the articulation in the tail OWNS, and he's reasonably inexpensive. I got my for $24 on eBay, that's including shipping.
     
  5. lars573 Registered

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    Well yours is anyway. Mine has tight joints all the way round.
     
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    Same here. Even the arms, which are on ball joints, seem to be a tab bit tighter than ball joints usually are.
     
  7. Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    Figures I get one with loose joints :o

    Although even with loose joints (they're the ball joints that connect the waist to the legs), it's a great figure.
     
  8. ScarletVenom25 Sentinel of the Spaceways

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    Dont worry, mine has loose joints too. Its a risk you take when ur buying Transformers. Anywho, definately pick up the Classics fig, its great for the retail price of 10 bucks.
     
  9. 1987olds442 Registered

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    Current released toys I would say I really like my Binal Tech Grimlock, then G1 & G2 Grimlock, Classics Grimlock, Actionmaster Grimlock, Beast Wars Grimlock, and Pretender Grimlock. In that order and all those are still the G1 Character in different forms. I know that animated isn't G1 Grimlock but he looks a lot like his G1 self I really like the looks of the new Animated Grimlock coming out...
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    But there are new rumors too that the next Masterpiece figure is going to be Grimlock... ah a dream come true if it comes to be.

    The worst I would have to say is the Energon version such a let down and why the named one of the build team in RID Grimlock I don't really know unless it was just to keep the name in use.

    List of Grimlocks
    Grimlock - Autobot Dinobot Commander
    Grimlock - Autobot Decoy #1
    Grimlock (Pretender) - Autobot Lieutenant Commander
    Grimlock (Action Master) - Autobot Dinobot Commander
    Grimlock (Generation 2) - Autobot Dinobot Commander
    Grimlock (Beast Wars) - Maximal Attack Specialist
    Grimlock (Dinobots) - Autobot Dinobot
    Grimlock (Alternators) - Autobot Dinobot Leader
    Grimlock (RiD) - Autobot Backhoe
    Grimlock (Wal*Mart Landfill) - Autobot
    Grimlock (Energon) - Autobot
    Grimlock (Classics)
     
  10. Green Scar Registered

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    if in fact the next takara mp IS grimlock you can bet it'll be the best. i know i will definitely be paying the import price to have him.
     
  11. 1987olds442 Registered

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    I just thought I would share a picture of my G1 inspired repaint of Animated Grimlock...

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    :wow: :up:
     
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    You forgot a few Grimlock's.

    Legends Grimlock
    (1989) Basically Pretender Grimlock without the shell, helmet and with only his tail gun. A K-Mart store exclusive.
    Takara PVC Grimlock [1998] later released by Hasbro in the Heroes of Cybertron line[2001]
    Titanium 3-inch Grimlock (2006)
    Attacktix Grimlock (2007)
    Transformers 3D Battle-Card Game Grimlock (2007)
    Titanium 6-inch Grimlock (2007)
    Robot Heroes Grimlock [2007]
     
  15. 1987olds442 Registered

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    Thanks for adding to the list :up:

    I just didn't mention the K-mart Legends since it's just the pretender version without the pretender shell. Like the Henkei Grimlock is just the Takara version of Classics Grimlock :) Oh and don't forget the myclone Grimlock too and of course the Animated Grimlock. Oh the 6-inch Titanium doesn't actually come out this fall 2008 as a Toys R Us exclusive I'll be keeping an eye out for that one as well :up:
     
  16. 1987olds442 Registered

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    Here are some more pictures

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    Your welcome

    I cant believe I forgot the "My clone Grimlock.

    As for the TIT 6 inch Grimlock....I ment to type in 2008 but I made a mistake.
     
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    Hey olds, how've you been? You disappeared a while before the movie came out.

    If the next MP is Grimlock... that would be really nice:

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    It's not Grimlock, it's Thundercracker. Where have you been?
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    MP-08 could be Grimlock, but the next one is Thundercracker.
     
  20. 1987olds442 Registered

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    I've been doing pretty good just haven't been on the superherohype boards much. I usually post over at the allspark, tfw2005, etc. But I do hope that Grimlock will be next after Thundercracker. To me the seekers have been disappointing to me. I only bought the Takara Starscream I just really wish they had made him to be as tall as Prime & Megatron he's so short next to them, and I wish they didn't change his legs from the original prototype which eliminated his hip kible. They changed to the stupid hip kible because the designer wanted the tail section on his hips to look like sword sheaths. And if they make Grimlock I hope he is at least as tall as Prime & Megatron. Hasbro shouldn't have any problems with selling Grimlock in the U.S. either. After Grimlock I would love to see them make Rodimus Prime & Galvatron.
     
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    i want a masterpiece grimlock!
     
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    Wow this is great news. I can't wait. However masterpiece versions of Rodimus, Galvatron are not justified. The next logical step would be to do the rest of the dinobots. Or masterpiece devastator.
     
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    I dont see any of that as "LOGICAL".

    The begin with since the Masterpiece line is being made by Takara, both a Masterpiece Rodimus and Galvatron are completely "JUSTIFIABLE" since both were very popular characters in the Japaneses fandome.

    And the rest of the Dinobot team were not as well liked as Grimlock in Japan as they were in the western markets so the rest of the team may not be as logical as doing Rodimus or Galvatron.

    And a Masterpiece Devastator would be awesome but ultimately un-affordable.

    Your talking about 6 different characters with the price tag of $65 to $100 each just in Takara's local market.

    Can you imaging how much of a mark up the secondary markets like ebay or the on-line stores will ask for any one of the figures????Not to mention shipping?????

    And the whole figure put together would be somewhere around 3 to 4 feet tall.Boy would that be awesome.

    But I dont see any of it being a "Logical" step for Takara to take.
     
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    you spelt masterpiece wrong.
     
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    Corrected and thanks.
     

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