Ok, now that all the bitter haters have left the page, let's get on with the review! Before I go any further, let me state that I added some extra paint details to my Grimlock, particularly on the teeth, arms, and mace-hand. Didn't fundamentally change the figure, but I don't want anyone buying this figure and then whining at me that the arms or teeth are a dull gray. Ok... Studio Series Grimlock is a mixed bag of awesomeness and disappointment. Knight mode is spectacular. This Grimlock toy manages to capture the old, weathered look of the CGI model in the movies, as well as captures some of the oddities of said model... including the fact that the movie character does, in fact, have two complete dinosaur heads on his shoulders, and his hand does convert into a mace. Unlike the CGI, however, the mace is fixed to his hand, whereas in the movie, it connected by a rusty metal rope to the forearm. Still, looks amazing for the money!
- Paint and sculpt blend to make a fabulous looking Dinobot.
- Simple transformation.
- Short tail compared to movie CGI.
- Too small. Grimlock should be at least 120% bigger.