We’ve got another new Power of the Primes gallery for you to enjoy, and we’re carrying on with the Dinobot love with their mighty commander – Grimlock! The big guy has a much more Generation 1 inspired look this time out, with a transformation to match. As he’s also the core of the Volcanicus combiner, Grimlock’s got a few sacrifices in his design – such as his wide dino hips and his T-Rex mode’s back being mostly dinosaur bits. We’re not terribly fond of his exposed combiner ports, either, especially since some previous offerings in Combiner Wars managed to conceal them. However, Grimlock shines in his robot mode, which has an excellent and buff silhouette.
Grimlock is not without his flaws – however, he is a fun toy and a good realisation of the Generation 1 design in a modern toyline. It’s also a pity that Hasbro couldn’t give Grimlock a sword, since while the Volcanicus feet make for good gauntlets and can flip round to add some other weapon options via their 5mm sockets on the rear, they aren’t the same as Grimlock’s trademark weapon. Overall, he’s by no means a bad toy, though he’s equally not up to some of the standards Hasbro themselves have set with the likes of Nitro or Hun-Gurrr in recent times.
Power of the Primes Grimlock Tyrannosaurus Mode
Power of the Primes Grimlock Robot Mode
One of the main appeals to this Grimlock is how buff his robot mode is (even if his dino mode suffers a bit for it)
Power of the Primes Grimlock with Generation 1 Grimlock weapons
Yes, they fit, and look pretty good on this Grimlock – the sword seems a bit small but the gun looks fantastic.
Power of the Primes Grimlock with Generation 1 sword
This is my “Grim Grams” shot. Power of the Primes Grimlock pulls it off well.
Power of the Primes Grimlock with Titans Return Wheelie
Him Wheelie! Him friend!
Generation 1 Grimlock with Power of the Primes Grimlock
The original holds up well, and for his flaws, the new one does a grand job of homaging the classic original.