Evil Autobots
Function: Berserker
"Total victory requires total destruction."

Grimlock is a tragic figure. He was originally developed by the Decepticons as a soldier whose sentience would be based on artificial intelligence rather than a Ember. However, his violent subroutines overrode his logic programming causing him to destroy the facility that created him. Megatron was able to deactivate him and he was stored away, never to be used again. However, when Optimus Prime learned of this creation, he stole Grimlock and reactivated him. Offered a chance to revel in his violent tendencies, Grimlock eagerly joined Optimus Prime and serves as his most potent warrior. Grimlock will not stop tearing through the enemy ranks until they are all destroyed or he can no longer move. He simply cannot feel mercy and has little self control. "I wish I had a thousand more like him!" says Autobot leader Optimus Prime. Fortunately for the Decepticons, he doesn't.

Tech Specs data for Grimlock
Strength: 9Intelligence: 1
Speed: 7Endurance: 9
Rank: 1Courage: 9
Firepower: 6Skill: 1

Grimlock Images

Grimlock Toy Information

Grimlock toy information.
Release Status
Release Date April 2008 (2008)
Multipack Name Botcon 2008 Shattered Glass
Size Class Deluxe

Classics Grimlock, Botcon 2007 Overkill (Customising Class Figure), Universe Special Edition SE-04 Overkill, Henkei Grimlock

Filed Under Convention Exclusives
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Additional Toy Info

Sold in a boxed set with Optimus Prime, Goldbug, Autobot Jazz, Starscream and Razorclaw

Grimlock Parts Information

Grimlock parts information.
Figure Type
Figure Color Grey/Silver
Missile Orange
Missile Launcher Black
Other Grey/Silver

Grimlock Additional Info

On April 1st, 2008, Fun Publications uploaded a fake April Fool's Day version of the first three pages of Timelines: Shattered Glass. In this spoof comic, Grimlock spoke with an intellectual, upper class accent ("I, Grimlock, am scandalized, wot?"). This proved so popular with the fandom that Fun Publications intends to integrate this element into later fiction that focuses on the Shattered Glass universe, such as the Dungeons and Dinobots text story.

Further Comic Info

True to his tech specs, Grimlock is a raging beast unleashed by Optimus Prime when he wants something definitively dead during battle. During the attack on Optimus Prime's warship, the Ark, though, Grimlock found himself fighting all three of the Predacons and having some trouble with the three small Decepticons.

A teaser panel has also been shown for a text story at Botcon 2008, titled Dungeons and Dinobots. It features a more intelligent Grimlock who speaks with his English accent from the Fun Publications April Fool's Day gag.


Transformers Timelines #3: Shattered Glass
Transformers Collectors Club Text Story: Dungeons and Dinobots

Contributors: Super_Megatron Sol Fury

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