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This add-on set from Iron Factory fills in the belly area of grimlock and includes an additional weapon for him! Note: Grimlock figure sold separately.
This is a 3rd party add-on not associated with Hasbro or Takara. Figures sold separately.
"Iron Factory Upgrade"
I got this upgrade kit mainly for the chest filler. Grimlock looks like a hollowed out cheap plastic toy without it....in MY opinion. This kit comes in this little box which is cool. The parts are packed nicely and theyre all the right color. The instructions are trash. Seriously. I had to look at videos to see where and what I was doing. There are 3 configurations. Chest filler, Armored, and "Classic". The first two are really the same thing. You attach the kit and it stays on. Swinging out on arms from dino to bot it helps secure the arms in place and makes a real difference in the appearance. It stays attached the whole time. The third mode is abysmal. The armored wings get their own attachable joints that his dino arms snap away from the body and on too then on to the armored areas the kit forms. In this mode you must detach and reattach the kit every time you transform it. When I got this kit attached it was a floppy mess. Others had the same experience. The only thing that does work is the Armored mode and the filler in the chest cavity. The gun is also loose. I think its an ok set. Its a little pricey for something that barely works but it does improve the figure.
"okay, but not great"
This product does fill the chest in quite well. However, it does not stay attached during transformation well. The craftsmanship is not the best. Mine arrived with a broken post, easily fixed with some super glue, but still unfortunate. The gun is a nice addition, but not a selling point. If you really love the FOC Grimlock and want the chest filler, I would wait till this goes on sale.
This was a good addition to the figure as far as filling the chest and remaining in place. I am disappointed however that the gun is loose in the fist and wobbles, and the pieces hard to fit into the arm holes and armor holes when separated. I am overall pleased with the product because I mainly wanted it to fill the chest, but other than that the other pieces are a disappointment.
"Better than expected after early reviews"
This item was greatly delayed, but it was well worth the wait. Almost all the issues with the early release seem to have been addressed leading me to believe the delay was for some tweaking to make it better. While not great it is better than any other items out there to fix the issue of the gap in FoC Grimlocks Dino modes chest. Worth getting if you want to make a good Grimlock a great Grimlock, but it still has it's drawbacks so 4 out of 5 stars and worth buying to me.
A mint box generally has no noticeable flaws. This doesn't mean it is a C10 box, but that it doesn't have any significant damage to the box. It still may have wear to the window, and a small amount of wear to the box that is noticeable upon close inspection.
A C9 box is still considered very displayable and may have a kink, ding, minor fray to an edge, etc. The box is still case fresh and unopened with factory sealed tape on both sides.
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