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Fall of Cybertron Grimlock

I have had this guy in my hand for a LONG time, but with the new school year starting (I am a teacher), and summer ending, I was not able to get photos done.  In the meantime, I was making plans for an all new photo booth.  More light, and the removal of the line through all of my pictures from where the back wall and the floor of my old booth met.

Needing a good guinea pig for the experiment to see if it worked or not, I finally got around to opening Grimlock.  And I think the pictures turned out very well.  The color was very close to being right.  I did not have to do tons of adjustments to get whites back to white.   And the photos are a lot brighter now.  Capturing images of figures like Grimlock, it is important to have good light to catch all of the details.

So well done.  You know it is HIM!  There is no mistaking that grey/gold body.  Give him a good looking asymmetrical shield, and a sword that looks like it unfolds into shape, and we have another great Generations figure.

He has really good articulation overall.  I really like how the shoulders move around, and give him fantastic motion.  The lower legs are a little funny.  He bends at the knee, but his legs also pop out where his tail is stored, and that can give him a weird stance at times.   Not a big deal at all.

In his T-Rex mode, I cannot help but think of a gecko.  If you are not familiar with those little guys, they can store fat in their tails for later use, and they can get quite fat.  Maybe Grimlock is storing up energon for the long Cybertron winter.

With the other three Grimlocks in my collection, he is a great size.  Behind him, the Masterpiece Grimlock is of course, giant.  He is also unwieldy and heavy.  This Grimlock is perfect.  In the Voyager scale, he is a nice big figure.

Overall happy with Grimlock.  Happy to have a new photo booth up and running.  I have a HUGE backlog of figures to get to.  Transformers, Anime, and even a Power Ranger.  That is for another time.


Toy Show last Weekend

Got a bit of stuff last weekend at the Toy Show in San Jose.  Not the world’s biggest toy show, but there is some pretty good stuff there.  My goal was to actually buy something. 🙂  Got that one covered.

So the total for the day is one Star Sapphire Wonder Woman, three of the new GI JOE figures, eight Hot Wheels (old and uniquely cool looking), and a Binaltech Grimlock.  Those of you not familiar with the Binaltech line, it is similar to the Alternators line that came out here in the US.  This is one really heavy car with metal car panels.   Opening everything and a finished interior.

So I have lots of fodder for the upcoming week of blogging.   Look for Wonder Woman to come first, followed by Grimlock and then the GI Joe figures.  The GI Joe figures are some of the best I have seen to date.  You will really want to get your hand on them if you have not done so yet.

Not to mention the rest of the weekend where I found another new GI Joe figure as well as the  newest line of Marvel Minimates.   My desk is overflowing with fun stuff.  Can’t wait to share it all.

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