Grinder Golem

Fiend / Effect  DARK / 8
Cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) to your opponent's side of the field by Special Summoning 2 "Grinder Tokens" (Fiend-Type/DARK/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) in face-up Attack Position on your side of the field. If you Special Summon this monster, you cannot Normal Summon or Set a monster during the same turn.
CARD ID: 75732622
STATUS TCG: Forbidden
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Duelist Pack: Jesse Anderson DP07-EN009 Super Rare-,--€-,--€-,--€
Legendary Collection 2: The Duel Academy Years Mega Pack LCGX-EN196 Common-,--€-,--€-,--€

Card Trivia

 Grinder Golem and the card Lava Golem have many similarities:
Both monsters must be Special Summoned under your opponent's control.
Both require 2 monsters to be Summoned, but this card provides 2 Tokens to the summoner's field while Lava Golem requires 2 Tributes.
After the Special Summon, neither monster allows Normal Summoning or Setting another monster during the same turn.
Both monsters also have 3000 ATK.
Both monsters are Golems, as their names say.
Both are Fiend-Type monsters.
Yet also both monsters don't have a typical fiend-like physical appearance; Lava-Golem looks more like a Pyro-Type and Grinder Golem looks Machine-Type like.
Also in the anime, both cards are used by secondary characters who were at one point bedeviled under the influence of a more perverse character (Lava Golem is used by Marik Ishtar, when he was under the influence of his dark counterpart, whereas this card is used by Jesse Anderson, when he temporarily served as Yubel's host.)


OCG Rulings

When "Grinder Golem" is Special Summoned, you Special Summon the two "Grinder Token"s, and then you Special Summon "Grinder Golem". Since the last thing to occur is Summoning 1 monster, "Giant Trap Hole" cannot be used, since you miss the timing

Previously Official Rulings

You cannot Special Summon "
Grinder Golem" if you do not have 2 open Monster Zone Spaces for the "Grinder Tokens".

If your opponent negates the Special Summon of "Grinder Golem", the "Grinder Tokens" remain on your side of the field and you cannot Normal Summon or Set that turn.

If you Special Summon "Grinder Golem" while "King Tiger Wanghu" is face-up on the field, its effect activates to destroy the "Grinder Tokens" after "Grinder Golem" is Special Summoned.

Mentions in Other Rulings

Giant Trap Hole:" You cannot activate "Giant Trap Hole" when "Grinder Golem" is Special Summoned.

Queen of Thorns:" If you Special Summon "Grinder Golem", you only pay 1000 Life Points, because the "Grinder Tokens" are not Special Summoned from your hand.