Transformers Grimlock MP-03 Gallery and Review
Transformers Masterpiece figures are what we call the cream of the crop, the alpha dog and they damn right earned that name. These are supposed to represent their G1 persona and be the absolute best Transformer made, hence the Masterpiece moniker. Presented here is the highly sought after MP-03 Grimlock from Toys R Us.
Now before we begin just note that the Grimlock below is the 1st Toys R Us release and will center around him. Included is a comparison shot of the new re-released MP-03. With all the hype concerning the new release we decided to buck the trend and focus on the original release. Honestly, the only difference is some of the deco.
Both figures are almost exactly the same and each includes the same accessories (crown and light up sword). I can see why Hasbro re-released MP-03 as the first go around sold briskly. Plus I think the whole concept of a Masterpiece Transformer flew under many collectors radars. Personally I think the MP-01 Optimus Prime from late 2011 brought much needed attention to the line. Now each release sells out within hours, or in some cases minuets of them hitting the shelf.
The transformation can be a tad tricky but to me, he is the easiest one to Transform. The overall construction is sound and if you play around with it, you can figure it out without the instructions. This is a solid Transformer worthy of the Masterpiece name. Good luck finding either version. The first has been gone for several years and the new one is tough to locate. With Grimlock having a large role in the new movie, it’s no wonder why he is so tough.
The one on the right is the first release; the one on the left is the new release.