Couldn’t believe that I was able to find this all ready, and locally!
From what I’ve been reading, this was supposed to hit shelves in March. I checked out a few different places, and my local Wal-Mart was the only place to have Grimlock. I also saw Soundwave(at K-Mart and Target), Blaster(at Wal-Mart) and SoundBlaster(at Target).
I have been really anticipating the release of this figure. Grimlock was a figure that eluded me as a kid. Even the Masterpiece and Animated versions never crossed paths with me. Being that Grimlock is one of the more popular characters(with good reason), his secondary market prices are pretty high.
I got this at Wal-Mart, and cost me a little less than $25 after all was said and done.
He comes packaged in robot mode, and looks pretty damn good.
The form of the figure looks very good, but leaves a little to be desired when it comes to articulation.
His T-Rex mode is pretty awesome, though he has basically no articulation in this mode.
He does have a few action features, and they definitely enhance playability.
The first is a “CHOMPING JAW!”. It doesn’t stay open without assistance, so here’s a shot with a piece of mechanical pencil holding the jaw open.
There are pegs on the weapons, which fit into holes on the figure to be stored in this mode.
The second feature is “GLOWING EYES AND MOUTH!”.
My only gripes would be the limited articulation in both modes, and the open chest in T-Rex mode. Other than that, the figure looks great in both modes, has great playability, and is an overall great value.