Monday, January 8, 2018

Toy Review: Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Grimlock (Legion)


Review:  #428
Name:  Grimlock
Brand:  Transformers
Allegiance:  Autobot
Line:  Robots in Disguise (2015)
Year of Release:  2015
Size Class:  Legion (Wave 2)
Mold Status:  new

DINOSAUR MODE:


Grimlock, as per usual, transforms into a dinosaur.  What is not as per usual is the fact that he is green and black.


This is a pretty good dinosaur mode actually with excellent sculpting and colour scheme.


Above is a comparison against RiD (2015) Legion Twinferno.  Grimlock himself is fairly big for the size class.


There is a little bit of poseability here with the swiveling arms and balljointed legs.  He legs elbows and knee joints so he's limited in what he can do.


A good little figure that captures the character model well.

TRANSFORMATION:

This is where Grimlock will surprise you since he has a novel and clever transformation.  The dinosaur legs forming the arms is nothing special, and neither is flipping the tail onto the back and flipping him upside to reveal the head.  No, what's clever is how his legs form which is the upper torso of the dinosaur splitting in half and then covering the head.  It works so well here and is so neat that it will surprise you.

ROBOT MODE:


Grimlock's robot mode is stocky and looks great, although lacking a bit of paint to bring out the sculpted details.


He carries the dinosaur tail on his back as well as the arms sticking out on the side of his legs.


His headsculpt includes his face mask, painted gold, and making him look more like his G1 self.


Grimlock is average height for a Legion.


He retains the same poseability as dinosaur mode, which are balljointed shoulders and hips.


The black and green works surprisingly well.  The lack of a weapon hurts though.


A great robot mode.

OVERALL:

Grimlock is a good toy.  He has two strong modes and a surprising transformation for something this size.

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