This figure rocks and definitely deserves entry to my personal top ten list of toys this year.
The box that contains the figure is rather huge, and this is due to the huge mass that is Grimlock's back. I think they could have shortened the box though. This figure is light, and feels similar to Masterpiece Megatron or any of the seekers' weight.
Here's the plastic tray that contains the figure.
And the accessories which include a brainwave transmitter, sword, gun, serving tray & drinks, bow tie and apron. I can't remember the scenes in the cartoon where the brainwave transmitter was used (apparently on Computron) and when Grimlock took on waiting duties, but it matters not.
His eyes can be switched from red which represents the G1 toy to blue which is cartoon accurate.
His articulation is what you'd expect of a masterpiece figure. I'm glad to see that these days, similar articulation is translated to other Transformers lines, though to a lesser degree.
Transformation to his dinosaur mode is the easiest among all Masterpieces to date, as it replicates the G1 figure's transformation to a large degree.
SImilar to his 'bot mode, the eyes of his beast mode can be changed from red to blue.
He even comes with the throat weapon which IIRC was used to good effect on the Decepticons.
His three fingers on each hand are individually articulated with the help of a pin joint.
With the brainwave transmitted plugged on.
And his waiter outfit.
Wow. Just wow. It's a really fun figure and well deserving of his Masterpiece tag. However, at the time of purchase, the rising yen exchange rate sees this figure being priced at almost twice the amount of the very first Masterpiece figure, Convoy, which was made of much more die cast. After grappling with that fact, there's the more pressing concern of whether to display him in bot (which looks damn badass) or beast (which was his more regular incarnation in the cartoon) on your shelf.
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