[Transformers] Grimlock (Knight Armor) from ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is feral and primal

Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)

Grimlock returns in “Transformers: The Last Knight” along with the Dinobots from “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (and new Dinobots too!), so he gets a whole slew of new figures accompanying him! This is the Turbo Changer version that transforms in 3 steps (although it’s really only 2 steps). Grimlock transforms from Tyrannosaurus rex to robot, plus he has a Knight Armor mode/helmet when he’s in robot mode.

Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)

Knight Armor Grimlock (3-Step Turbo Changer) retails for $39.90 at all good departmental stores. Thank you, Hasbro Singapore, for sending him over!

Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)

“Naked” Robot Mode

In robot mode, Grimlock can choose to activate his Knight Armor helmet for added power (and some green highlights). So here’s what he looks like without his Knight Armor helmet. As you can see, he shares the same general Tyrannosaurus rex head-splitting transformation scheme with many of his other toy incarnations. His T-rex head still looks like a head, thanks to the addition of the eyes on both halves of the head.

He also has elbow articulation, so you can have him raise his arms to attack some Deceptions.

Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)

Grimlock is pretty stable in robot mode, and you can actually rock him a little and he won’t fall.

Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)

Knight Armor Robot Mode

He gains this additional helmet when you activate a switch on his tail to give him his Knight Armor. It’s described as “armour” rather than a discreet mode, although personally I’m going to dub it as Knight Armor mode. It’s a caveman-style helmet with animalistic horns, which serve to make Grimlock look more feral and primal than ever.

Yes, Grimlock looks primal. Geddit, geddit?

Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)

The green highlights on his Knight Armor make it look he’s powered up with the helmet on, which is a nice touch since he’s otherwise metallic and mechanised. He follows the new colour scheme for Grimlock, which is gunmetal rather than the brown of “Transformers: Age of Extinction”.

Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)

Alternate Mode

Grimlock pegs together pretty tightly in his alternate mode, and holds this form pretty well. Thanks to his broad feet and centre of gravity, he also balances well as a Tyrannosaurus rex while maintaining that T-shaped pose that his toys have. His forearms also look stronger and larger in this form than in other Grimlock toys.

Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)
Knight Armor Grimlock. (3-Step Turbo Changer)

So here’s Grimlock for you! I think he’s a good pick from the 3-Step Turbo Changer line since his size means that other, smaller Transformers can ride him (which is what you’re looking to do right?). For younger fans, his easier transformation means that you get more play value and fun out of him.

Transformers: The Last Knight

Grimlock (Voyager)

Slash (Deluxe)

Optimus Prime (Legion)

Grimlock (Knight Armor, 3-Step Turbo Changer)

Berserker (1-Step Turbo Changer)

Drift (Legion)

Optimus Prime (Voyager)

Berserker (Deluxe)

Megatron (Voyager)


Marcus Goh is a Transformers enthusiast and avid pop culture scholar. You can find him on social media as Optimarcus and on his site.

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