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Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Grunt Action Figure Four Horsemen, 2014
Day #1,476: June 30, 2016
Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Grunt Action FigureGgrapptikk Grunt
Black torso with green arms, green feet, grey pants

Power Lords February 2014 Release
Item No.:
n/a
Manufacturer: Four Horsemen
Includes: Two-piece Electri-Mace
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $15.00
Availability: February 28, 2014
Other: Allow 2 to 7 weeks for delivery

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Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Grunt Action FigureSince this line more or less ended in 2014 (minus a couple of recolors), I wasn't sure if or when I'd get to the Ggrapptikk Grunt. Truth be told, I was kind of hoping the line would just die and I assume that it did. We see occasional updates from the Four Horsemen in forums or elsewhere saying that it isn't, but we haven't seen a new body type debut as a production toy since the first figures hit in 2013. This was a line with a lot of promise and fanfare, debuting near the end of the less ambitious Outer Space Men figures which, I still can't believe it, actually completed the original characters from 50 years ago. Plus the prototype second series. Plus a smattering of new characters. Power Lords updated 2 of the original figures, with numerous recolors and precolors of those molds basically grinding down any goodwill in the line's run. I'm not saying I wouldn't buy a Sydot if we ever got one, but I've got eight flavors of these 4-armed buggers and truth be told I'd have been happy with just one.

Minus the fallout, it's a decent figure. The green plastic does wonders to bring out the texture on his four arms and two feet, complete with giant, horribly ugly toes. The leathery body armor is cast in black, with limited painted details - a strap here, a screen or a button there. By swapping colors with a companion figure, the Four Horsemen did a great job of adding color to a largely unpainted figure with minimal waste - plus you got a unique helmeted head here. The head is also cast in black with red eyes, and you can see nifty details covering the face and round ear coverings that are incredibly detailed.

Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Grunt Action Figure

Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Grunt Action FigureThe figure pops apart at each point of articulation, bringing you about 17 pieces you can pop apart and swap. Each hand rotates at the wrist, but the shoulders, elbows, and knees have joints that bend and swivel - and if memory serves, the Power Lords were the first time we saw those on Glyos-compatible toys. It's great that you can swap limbs between Ggripptoggs and Ggrapptikks, but the designs do not really benefit swapping between this guy and other molds. The arms wouldn't have worked well with Pheyden or a Crayboth, or really even the Outer Space Men. As such, the swapping part functionality provided by the Glyos joints offer limited customization options, but unless you're making other 4-armed dudes, what's the point?

The figure has a nifty mace that can help prop him up, and it has a red cap on top of the staff's head. The head can be removed from the staff if you're so inclined, and you can swap it out with a short handle staff if you want. It's an option, but it's a boring one. If you only got one staff part, you wouldn't be left wondering why you didn't have an option - if anything, it's another piece for the junk drawer.

It sold out, and the secondary market has these at decent higher prices - for something made in the low hundreds, this is reasonable. I can't assume there's going to be much of a growing market for these unless they ever really launch the line with more than one or two figures a year, and even then I can't help but wonder how many people felt burned by the first line and moved to other Horsemen offerings or other lines completely. There's nothing else quite like this, but a fan with money would be better served to try to collect the original line just because there's an actual whole line there. This is a nifty aside, a glimpse into what may have been, and possibly one of the last sputterings of the hope that would have been a mini Glyos-compatible empire of retro action figure updates. It was a nice idea - it really was. But it just wasn't meant to be.

--Adam Pawlus

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See more Power Lords figures in Figure of the Day:
Day 760: Four Horsemen Power Lords Power Soldier Action Figure
Day 784: Four Horsemen Power Lords Power-Con Exclusive Elite Power Soldier Action Figure
Day 807: Four Horsemen Power Lords New York Comic Con Exclusive Ggrapptikk Grunt (Pink) Action Figure
Day 854: Four Horsemen Power Lords Slate Zone Elite Power Soldier Action Figure
Day 888: Four Horsemen Power Lords Barlowe Color Concept Ggripptogg (Grey and Black) Action Figure
Day 927: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ophidian Squad Soldier Action Figure
Day 930: Four Horsemen Power Lords New York Comic Con Exclusive Ggrapptikk Grunt (Purple) Action Figure
Day 947: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Sergeant Action Figure
Day 959: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ophidian Squad Elite Power Soldier Action Figure
Day 960: Four Horsemen Power Lords Lord Power Action Figure
Day 965: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Action Figure
Day 989: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggripptogg Action Figure
Day 1,056: Four Horsemen Power Lords Adam Power Action Figure
Day 1,128: Four Horsemen Power Lords Slate Zone Power Soldier Action Figure
Day 1,254: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrabbtargg Action Figure
Day 1,476: Four Horsemen Power Lords Ggrapptikk Grunt Action Figure

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