TFW Beast Hunters Grimwing Gallery

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With all-new episodes of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters resuming at 7:30pm ET on Hub Network tomorrow, now seemed like a great time to share with you a new gallery of one of the newest releases in the Beast Hunters line. Grimwing is your classic noble villain archetype – a bad guy who believes in an honorable fight with a worthy foe, rather than trickery or elaborate schemes. He’s partnered with Blackbeak, a drone beast like Laserbeak who is distinctly less honorable or chivalrous. They make an interesting pairing as characters – and all this is just from the bio!

As a toy, Grimwing is an imposing character in both modes. In beast mode, Grimwing is an Ursagrpyh, a change from the generic “dragon” types of the other Predacons. In beast mode, Grimwing clips together fairly tightly and can mount Blackbeak in two different locations, for two different two-headed looks. Grimwing’s robot mode is a bit of a let down, though. While the main torso locks in relatively firmly, the shoulders do not lock into position – they hold in position almost entirely by friction, which I thought was a little disappointing. That being said, the robot mode does have an impressive silhouette and a nice, heroic stature. Blackbeak as an accessory is fun and versatile, though as a missile launcher he can’t really shoot much further than an inch or two. He also cannot be firmly held in Grimwing’s hand, but the missile fits in the hand quite nicely, and doubles up as an axe. Add into this that the capture claw also makes for a nice flail, and you have a weapon that does triple duty.

Overall, I feel my experience of Grimwing might have been biased slightly since right before him I got Springer and Blitzwing who honestly feel like a lot more toy for the same relative price point. Grimwing for his flaws is fun, and looks fantastic in both modes, so no faulting him there. But honestly this is a definite one to seek out at retail price rather than paying over the odds on the secondary market.

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Grimwing Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury's Avatar Sol Fury says

    With all-new episodes of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters resuming at 7:30pm ET on Hub Network tomorrow, now seemed like a great time to share with you a new gallery of one of the newest releases in the Beast Hunters line. Grimwing is your classic noble villain archetype - a bad guy who believes in an honorable fight with a worthy foe, rather than trickery or elaborate schemes. He's partnered with Blackbeak, a drone beast like Laserbeak who is distinctly less honorable or chivalrous. They make an interesting pairing as characters - and all this is just from the bio!

    As a toy, Grimwing is an imposing character in both modes. In beast mode, Grimwing is an Ursagrpyh, a change from the generic "dragon" types of the other Predacons. In beast mode, Grimwing clips together fairly tightly and can mount Blackbeak in two different locations, for two different two-headed looks. Grimwing's robot mode is a bit of a let down, though. While the main torso locks in relatively firmly, the shoulders do not lock into position - they hold in position almost entirely by friction, which I thought was a little disappointing. That being said, the robot mode does have an impressive silhouette and a nice, heroic stature. Blackbeak as an accessory is fun and versatile, though as a missile launcher he can't really shoot much further than an inch or two. He also cannot be firmly held in Grimwing's hand, but the missile fits in the hand quite nicely, and doubles up as an axe. Add into this that the capture claw also makes for a nice flail, and you have a weapon that does triple duty.

    Overall, I feel my experience of Grimwing might have been biased slightly since right before him I got Springer and Blitzwing who honestly feel like a lot more toy for the same relative price point. Grimwing for his flaws is fun, and looks fantastic in both modes, so no faulting him there. But honestly this is a definite one to seek out at retail price rather than paying over the odds on the secondary market.

    Open the link to check out our gallery:

    Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Grimwing Gallery



    Beast Hunters Grimwing Robot Mode


    Beast Hunters Grimwing Ursagryph Mode


    Grimwing Ursagryph Mode with Blackbeak


    Grimwing using his capture claw accessory as a flail


    Grimwing using his projectile as an axe. I personally really like this arrangement.


    Grimwing with Beast Wars Dinobot (Henkei version)


    Grimwing with Fall of Cybertron Grimlock - I really hope this picture can become a reality in IDW's Beast Hunters comic!


    Grimwing quoting from Shakespeare. Or maybe Vergil.

  2. Jetbolt's Avatar Jetbolt says

    Great photos, but something is missing.

    No BW Silverbolt team up photo? The beast mode and bio kind of screams him.

  3. jametron's Avatar jametron says

    Great review! This guy looks great. I don't prefer super simple transformations, but Grimwing looks good enough for me to get over that.

  4. Sol Fury's Avatar Sol Fury says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jetbolt View Post
    Great photos, but something is missing.

    No BW Silverbolt team up photo? The beast mode and bio kind of screams him.
    BW Silverbolt is packed up somewhere, shameful I know! I'll maybe add a pic of him and Grimwing in once I get him out again.

  5. Ravenxl7's Avatar Ravenxl7 says

    Great looking mold. I'm just not sure I like it enough to buy it in these colors. I'm hoping we get to see a repaint of it before it's too late to buy this version at retail. The Takara version looks interesting, but I'm not sure I'm interested enough to pay that much for it.

  6. conan050's Avatar conan050 says

    Danget I initially passed on him when he was up on HTS. Now seeing these pics makes me want to get him!

  7. Xformermike's Avatar Xformermike says

    pretty nice looking toy.

    it looks like he's tying go push one out in one of those photos tho.

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