BadCube just reissued their version of Masterpiece Gears – the final BadCube mini-bot that I need for my 1984 Autobots!
The traditional BadCube box comes in red and blue to mirror the figure inside. When I first saw these boxes I thought they were plain, but I have to admit that they’ve grown on me.
Inside the box you get a trading card, instructions, pistol and TOE* personality card and welder.
The personality card is detailed to look like a VHS tape.
The card fits very tightly into the chest, I had to use a small pair of pliers to get it back out.
Grump has a lot of personality and looks like he just stepped out of the cartoon.
Grump’s head contains both faces. The whole face folds up and everything below the eyebrow spins.
Just like Slick, locking Grump’s chest piece in place for vehicle mode is challenging but, due to the quarter panels being attached to the hood, not quite as difficult.
The Mold Mate
Although I usually don’t display Slick with his wheels out, it does help differentiate the two versions.
Not much difference in vehicle mode besides the colors, as it should be.
Beside Bumblebee, Grump’s vehicle mode doesn’t look nearly as realistic.
I was pretty happy with Slick and am just as happy with Grump. He looks great with the rest of the mini-bots. Now I just need my X-Transbots Boost to arrive to complete the set!