Grind Rod

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Grind Rod
Third party Transformer character
Grindrod-box.jpg
Grind Rod box
Created by

Toyworld
Release number

TW-T01
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

Jeep Sahara
Tech specs

ST07 IN07 SP08 EN10

RN06 CO07 FB06 SK09

Grind Rod is a fictional character and third party Transformers homage to Generation 1 Rollbar made by Toyworld in 2012. In 2013 Eness Toys released a label set for Grind Rod.

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Toyworld

Grind Rod is a third party Transformer who turns into a truck. He is an homage to the 1987 Transformers character Rollbar.

According to his tech specs Grind Rod has above average capabilities in general, and is extremely tough and highly skilled.

Grind Rod combines with Aurora and his other team members to form a giant robot.

Development

In April 2012 Toyworld placed photos of Grind Rod on it's web site.[1]

Promotional photos of Grind Rod compared him to Backfiery.

Preorders for Grind Rod went up in September 2012.[2]

Grind Rod was released in November 2012.

In November 2012 TFsource confirmed that Grind Rod and the other members of his group formed a combiner.[3]

Reception

The WTF@TFW podcast for September 13th, 2012 selected a picture of Grind Rod as one of the New Picture Picks.[4]

In the TFormers.com News Desk podcast for November 10th, 2012 Grindrod's ability to combine was covered as a topic.[5]

In the Fwooshcast podcast for November 24th, 2012 one of the hosts talked about the Grind Rod he recently bought.[6]

Games

Grind Rod characters sheet for The Transformers RPG

Toys

An original third party Transformer mold. Transformers from robot to truck. Comes with a gun/tire, collector card, and instructions.
The bottom of the box has a co-sell for TW-T02 Aurora.
A set of labels for Grind Rod that include Autobot and Jeep Sahara symbols.
A Shapeways design gun for Grind Rod by Firelight78 that looks like the gun Generation 1 Rollbar used in the Marvel Comics Transformers stories.[7]

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tw-t01-174942/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13402
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/browsecategory.php?do=searchresults&searchid=13402
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/toyworld-unofficial-throttlebots-combiner-176239/
  4. Vangelus (September 13th, 2012). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/661615-wtf-tfw-217-september-13-2012-a.html. 
  5. Brian Kilby (November 10th, 2012). "TFormers.com News Desk". http://tformers.com (Podcast). TFormers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZCVrlQiCJQ. 
  6. Craig (November 24th, 2012). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2012/11/episode-89-november-24th-fwooshcast-the-next-generation/. 
  7. http://www.shapeways.com/model/770266/grind-rod-roll-bar-comic-blaster.html

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