Grinder inbound. Scoria came out in June 2014, so we're just three months short of three years since this project started, but my MP Dinobots will be complete by the end of the week.
I decided with this that I don't need two MP Grims, so flogged by MP-08, which surprisingly paid for almost all of Grinder. Therefore he joins Shockwave as being two figures where inferior official versions have been replaced by superior 3P equivalents.
My Grinder's on his way, hey! My Grinder's on his way, hey! My Grinder's on his way, hey! My Grinder's on his way, hey!
Yup, Pinwing ol' Buddy, ol' pal. Seems a long time ago you kindly moved on your original Scoria to me. For me it ends with THE ORIGINAL THREE. The first Dinobot episode with just the three of them was one of the first I ever saw as a small impressionable, so they've always been my nostalgasm target (fuck off, everypony, no I am NOT searching out the other two... not... never... ).
I'm giddy as a schoolgirl with One Direction tickets about having this brute finally.
Pins? Do you consider the three years it's taken to have this project completed a reasonable amount of time to wait? Or do you think they should have wrapped it up sooner? You know, finished this set before starting all the billion other figures (high quality as they are) they've been pumping out?
I was the one who let you know, I was your sorry ever after, '84, '85. Give me new toys and I'll decide, but I'm really only after, '84, '85.
I think the Dinobots have been their learning curve. The fact they're redoing Slag under a different name to make him fit more with the recent figures shows they've moved on from where they were (I prefer the original though, more detail). So I think if they were starting this now, it wouldn't take them three years to do them. They did all three Insecticons in seven months, with other figures coming out too. Toyworld knocked out six Constructicons in less than six months because they were already established, knew what they were doing and had the resources to do it.
The Dinos have been the backbone by which FT established themselves and got the money together to do other figures, so I don't begrudge Stomp and Grinder coming later than the other three because I think they'll be better for it. Stomp seems to be one of the most highly regarded 3P figures.
Question now is, Jetfire... the video reviews of the test shot have gone up. Just seeing the jet mode in human hands - that is one enormous figure. But is it too Sunbow...
That's interesting to know. Grinder does look more simple in style than the previous figures, but MP08 on the platforms just doesn't work. I need a big Grimlock to lead this crew.
Yes, the Cesium figure under the Perfect Fusion name is Fans Toys replacing Scoria with a more Sunbow-esque version. FT are all about fitting in with Takara's style and that's changed since Scoria came out.
Thing is I love Scoria though. He's a perfect MP version of the Dinobot I most loved as a child, and although he's a bit of a rugby ball in Dino mode, his robot is brilliant.
He is indeed absolutely fantastic. No qualms at all about trading in MP8. Grinder only cost me thirty quid! There are few moments in toy buying these days that genuinely take your breath, but Fans Toys figures always feel like something truly special. Real love, real care over the quality of the end product. They are unbeatable.
Somehow I need to find somewhere I can put these five taking on Toyworld Devvy.
Less exciting that dinosaurs, but a set of KP perfect effect CW Superions hands and feet arrived today. only cost £10.50.
The feet are still too big for CW especially for the relatively skinny Silverbolt torso, but they really bring out Superions articulation. Shame that Hasbro Computron feet didn't also have the front back tilt. The hands look very skeletal compared to the giant feet, which to me is odd but hey ho. Still an improvement over Hasbros HFGs.
I think Id be tempted by a few more in black and grey, if I find them at that price again, maybe even at the £13 they usually go for.