Robosen, a company that specializes in creating self-transforming robots, has recently released its latest product, the Grimlock. This robot is based on the king of the Dinobots from the classic Transformers cartoon and is designed to transform itself just like in the show. The Grimlock is a spectacular toy that comes with a hefty price tag of $1,700, but it’s worth every penny for fans of the franchise.
The Grimlock is equipped with 34 servo motors that allow it to transform from a humanoid robot to a T-Rex dinosaur and back again. The transformation is a sight to behold, and the robot can even walk, talk, and attack in both modes. The Grimlock comes with a light-up Energon Sword and a light-up Galaxial Rocket Launcher, both powered by their own button batteries. These weapons can blast and slice through pretend foes, adding to the overall experience.
Voice Commands and Preprogrammed Actions
The Grimlock comes with over 150 voice lines recorded by the original voice actor, Gregg Berger. You can ask him to talk about Autobots and Decepticons, dance for your birthday, and even program a string of requests in a row. The robot is equipped with 42 voice commands that allow you to control its movements and actions. The Grimlock also has preprogrammed actions that make it easy to get started right out of the box.
The Grimlock charges over USB-C, and the 2,500mAh battery should take 90 minutes to charge and provide 90 minutes of play. This is a significant improvement over the original Optimus Prime, which had a shorter battery life and took longer to charge.
While the Grimlock is an impressive toy, it does have some limitations. Like the original Optimus Prime, the Grimlock cannot stand up on a shelf when the robot is powered off. The servo motors need to be powered to keep them from toppling over. Additionally, the robot is not aware of its surroundings and can easily throw itself off a table. The robot also has difficulty walking in a straight line or effectively turning. It still moves with slight shuffling motions instead of taking real steps.
The Grimlock is a wildly impressive toy that is sure to delight fans of the Transformers franchise. It’s equipped with advanced technology that allows it to transform, walk, talk, and attack. The voice commands and preprogrammed actions make it easy to control, and the USB-C charging is a significant improvement over the original Optimus Prime. However, the Grimlock has some limitations, and it’s important to be aware of them before purchasing. Despite these limitations, the Grimlock is a must-have for any serious Transformers fan.