Super7's Grimlock G2 is unmarked on-pack as a Target item, but marking store exclusives with a sticker seems to be over, sadly. He was part of a big batch of new guys in October, and I haven't seen him in a store yet - I got him online with a couple of other figures. Super7 took their gray Grimlock T-Rex figure and colored him blue, but missing some details like his name or the "Big Grim" details we saw in the comics or toys. It's sort of a hypothetical cartoon blue figure.
If you like the deco, it fits the bill as a cool collector toy. It's sturdy and stands up well, it looks good, but a kid might be able to crack it with enough force. I don't want to find out. He's going to go great with a lot of other figures I've picked up, as I am a bit of a dabbler in Super7's line these days. (It's extensive.) I'm also tempted to buy their toy prototype-inspired Unicron, because it's just such a great idea. Super7 sculpts tend to look like you remember the animation models appearing, so this is a figure that more or less completely meets expectations. Any figure that doesn't topple over is, increasingly, a good one.
The figure has tight joints and big flat feet, making him incredibly sturdy. I have no problems getting him to stand with his tail sticking up. The design and engineering is pretty great in terms of "action poses." He'll never fit in a vehicle, and he's not going to need to hold any accessories - so the tiny arms are just as good as the original transforming t-rex toy.
At his full powers, Grimlock stands about 4 1/2-inches tall - so a head or so taller than the other Super7 and Kenner figures. He's not a giant compared to human-sized human figures, but he's roughly in scale as someone cosplaying as Grimlock. And I can live with that.
Is it essential to a complete cartoon collection? Not really - but for those of us who love the weirder Generation 2 stuff, it scratches an itch Hasbro isn't currently pursuing. If there was a blue Big Grim from a Hasbro transforming Studio Series 86 mold I probably would've skipped the ReAction Figure, but there isn't. It's cheaper than a G2 original, and it's fun to have him menace other similarly sized toys even if he is smooth due to being based on the animation model.
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