Alright, let's take a look at the Griffin!
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WOW!!! That Beast figure looks OUTSTANDING!!! Thanks for the VERY good shots of the Griffin's beautiful sculpt an paint deco on the figure!
I am seriously thinking about ordering [alot] more of these to army build some and hang them "in flight" from my ceiling with Beastman riding the front Griffin!
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It is truly a fantastic figure!
Dan, did yours have a bit of a side-to-side bobblehead going on? Both of mine are like that. Otherwise they're perfect.
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Thanks for the review Dan! You just made me go ahead and order Griffin from Matty just now! You convinced me! He looks GREAT!!
I really can't wait to get him! Beast-Man will be getting his early Christmas present soon!
Great review, Dan, although I'm sure you wanted to say:
"...as originally the wings were going to be all grey".
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Thanks, Dan. He's no Battle Ram but after seeing him close-up in your review, I think I'm going to like him more than I thought.
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Awesome Beast!!! There is only ONE small thing I would change give him Bird Feet on the front as well...(Just like the toon)
I didn't have the chance to open up the Griffin nor SMAA yet (Except for the mini-comic), so thanks a lot for the nice reviews Dan.
Now, I'm very looking forward to them after finishing my double shift tomorrow. (Yes, I also work on weekends, and it sucks. )
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I laughed during the shot showing Battlecat's helmet displayed in the "wrong" position, and then I laughed even harder when the shot immediately switched to a closeup of the helmet, but this time in the "right" position. That was pretty smooth, Dan.
By the way, great review as always.
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Dan... You forgot to show the articulation of the left wing of your Griffin which, incidentally, is the wing that kept falling off on Toyguru's video... Are the wings tight and secure ?
Thanks for your awesome video. It's nice to have a GOOD quality footage, with a DETAILED review !
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Great review Dan, hopefully I'll get mine sometime in the next few weeks.
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Great review Dan. I'm really looking forward to this guy. I'm so glad the changes the wing colour as the original grey/white colour looked terrible and would have ruined the whole figure for me, I'm still can't think why on Earth they originally did the wings in that colour
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Cool review! I just opened up my sub orders last night, including the Griffin. He is rather awesome! While this beast, in and of itself, wasn't a "must have" in terms of how important the character is to MOTU overall, the end result is surprisingly awesome.
I have an interesting idea that would be cool if a clever customizer were so inclined to try it... using the origin of He-Man in the MYP cartoon as basis, it seems that he got to "choose" his companion (remember him initially pointing the sword at Orko, then going over to Cringer), and presumably the same choice would have extended to She-Ra had she been put in the MYP mix. It would be interesting to sort of make a "what if" version of Battle Cat if it had been She-Ra that chose Cringer (or if She-Ra were to temporarily utilize Cringer/Battle Cat as her companion and transform him with her sword). If a customizer could get the pieces apart and reattached correctly, they would just need to remove the section from the Griffin buck that the wings plug into, and put that on Battle Cat in place of that equivalent section of his buck, and repaint it, of course (probably best to repaint before attaching it). Then Swift Wind's wings could be plugged into Battle Cat, and She-Ra could ride him.
Of course Battle Cat's saddle might get in the way of the wing holes, so it would either require modifying his saddle to accommodate them, or repainting the Griffin Saddle to match Battle Cat's mask. I would be intersted in seeing the end result.
I have no desire to actually try this since it would at minimum require me to purchase an extra Griffin to take apart (I do have an extra Battle Cat that I could sacrifice if need be), and possibly an extra Swift Wind if I want to leave the wings on my existing one. Plus I don't have much confidence in my ability to disassemble the beast figures and not completely screw them up.
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Great review Dan.
The paint apps are really nice on Griffin.
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