So, like quite a few other collectors, I recently picked up the recent Hasbro release of Masterpiece Grimlock. Of course, most know this is the second time Hasbro has used this mold in their Masterpiece line, which has always been pretty haphazard compared to Takara[Tomy]'s way of steering the line. Nevertheless, I'm a bit of a completionist, and I intend to be with Hasbro's releases, especially since they've actually started a numbering system, like how Takara[Tomy] has been doing for TEN years ever since the line has been released.
As it would have it, there have been several collectors nitpick this release on one tiny issue or another. That being the case, I figured since it's one of the few Masterpiece figures I'll have doubles of, I'd do my own comparison contrast. I originally posted this here, in TFW2005.COM's Feedback forum thread on the Hasbro release of the figure. You'll find my thoughts here below as well: