Gold Armor Grimlock (RiD) with special Guest Star Gold Ranger (Dino Charge)

“Finally you got here Grimmy.”

Gold Armor Grimlock.  In the same two vehicle repaint wave as Night Ops Bumblebee.

“One sec. I will have you out of here.”

Good use of the Decepticon Hunter Sword, huh?

“Look at your packaging Grimmy. You are supposed to be ‘Gold Armor.'” “You are ‘Orange Armor’ at best.”

“Me not happy Orange!”

Somewhere in the production process, gold became orange.   It is a total mess.  Not even close.  I know this was supposed to pay homage to the G1 Grimlock, but this is not the way to do it.

“Me no silver either.”

Not even the silver color on the back packaging.  We know well that Hasbro has a hard time bringing to light what they have preproduced.  This is yet another example of that.

“Me T-Rex, not Godzilla.”

Love him or hate him, we have Godzilla Grimlock in the Robots in Disguise show.  This is a real stretch to even call a T-Rex.

“Well Grimmy, looks like we both needed a repaint this time.”

Bumblebee got a bit of paint on the terrible yellow wheels.  I don’t think I can leave “Gold Armor” with orange armor.

But wait!  What is this?  A figure that is supposed to be gold, and actually is.  Gold Ranger is the newest release in the upcoming/current wave of Power Rangers Dino Charge.  We are going to get a whole host of bad guys, so we need more good guys to fight on the Ranger team.  Looking like something that belongs on the stage with KISS, this guy has it all.  Two shoulder armor pieces, back spikes, a silver sword, and a gold Dino Com.

Look at that back piece.  A new hero is born, and there are a bunch of Rangers that are going to be jealous.

“Grimlock, I have gold armor, and I can help you. Good guys have to stick together.”

“Me Grimlock want gold too.” “And you shall have it big guy.”

“The answer is Gold Flake from Tamiya. Now to take you apart and get you all fixed up.”

Ah Grimlock.  You always have so much potential.  I think the problem is his being at an unattainable level for so long.  They were fantastic figures for so very long, all the way up to the recent Generations line where we got a Fall of Cybertron version that was amazing, and in this scale.  I love the attempt to nod to the G1 color scheme, that we have had for so long.  Grimlock went green in the RiD series, and we got a close G1 repaint here.  Silver and Gold with red around the waist.  The only way to pay homage to Grimlock is a full repaint… except the waist.  The red is good there.  The rest has to be redone.  I guess I can fix that wonky elbow problem while I am in there.   This will be my first full repaint of a Transformer, but I think this is a great place to start.  Until next time toy fans!

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