I'd say this is one of the better paintjobs of all the Grievous figures, with Deluxe Grievous a close 2nd. The blast-apart Grievous figure is chalk white though, totally off the mark, as it the lower numbered one I believe (don't own it yet... if there is a lower numbered one, which I thought there was).
Hasbro is all over on the paint aps.
To me, the reason for the 4-arm/saber feature on the preview figure is again tied to hype (but also tied to making a better figure). When I look at the figure as a hype tool, what better way then to make him as wildly articulated as the Wookiee, but displaying his neat "4-arms" surprise in the film. It'd give people something to ponder that the cartoons implied a while ago anyway.
It'd be nice to have one with arms that could be "2" or "4" and look normal as both. The Deluxe doesn't pull that off well really.
That said, my biggest beef is the ankles not being articulated. It really makes the figure difficult to pose certain ways... That and a cloth cloak would've been nice. I can do the cloth cloak myself though, but the ankles kinda let me down.
I have that Grievous in a rockin' saber (2-handed) pose, though he never wielded a saber like this in the film. I can see him accumulating more sabers like this though.
He looks badass to say the least.
Thanks for popping in and sharing some thoughts JediSearch, I appreciate it man!