is the 'Generations Combiner Wars Devastator' woth gettign?

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  1. PrimalPrime007

    PrimalPrime007 Well-Known Member

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    I saw a good deal on a masterpiece Devastator Combiner, is this figure worth getting? Its cheap price made me a bit suspicious.

    Anyone here has one and can they give me some insights? How robust is it? Plastic quality and all?

     
  2. kmopotato

    kmopotato spends too much on this shit

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    CW Devastator isn't a masterpiece. The individual bots are equal to a legends class transformation since the budget went into the main form. It's huge, and I know a lot of people that like it, but the gimped team ruined it for me.
     
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    Thanks for quick reply. Which version do you recommend then? I looking to add some masterpiece combiner into my collection.
     
  4. Lord Black Cat

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    There isn't a masterpiece line combiner. Unless you're just meaning masterpiece as in a work of art. I like Devastator, but some people hated that it wasn't exactly the same thing as the g1 version. I'm a little bothered by the fact that Devastator is so much bigger than the other combiners, but I guess I can live with that. The individual characters don't have the best articulation and the Japanese version improves on this slightly. If you think that's worth the extra money, I guess go for that instead.

    Alternatively, I like the rest of the CW combiners but they're all pretty same-y due to the often reused molds. I still like them though.
     
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    It most certainly is NOT Legends-scale transformation. Yeah, some shortcuts were made for the combined mode, but the transformations are fun and intuitive.
    I do prefer the UW version for the added articulation, weapons and Devastator visor, but the Hasbro one is still a great set.
    Oh, and it was designed by a Masterpiece artist, and looks awesome with other MP's.
     
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    In my opinion, yes! I love big Transformers and he's big. I wasn't too worried about the individual bots knowing I'd keep him in combined mode. If you feel like you're getting a good price and you have space, I say go for it.
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    For price/size wise, CW Devs is the best. I had high hopes for him though, but you really shouldn't expect much. Articulation is pretty limited and his really lumpy looking, like an upscaled G1.

    My favorite is Make toys giant, but that one is pretty small. It scales well with my older 3rd party combiners though.

    The toy world one had really insane engineering, but it's really huge and the end result was kind of bland. It can handstand though, which is pretty badass.

    Generation toy's is a little smaller than TW, but it looks and feels like a revised version of maketoys. If I didn't have giant I'd have gone for the comic accurate GT one.

    TFE Hercules is shit. Joints have breaking issues, colors are greasy and off, and sculpts look pretty bland like some shelfwarming energon figures.
     
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    is $150.00 a good price for it?
     
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    It's not a masterpiece (both branding and quality-wise), but it's still a great figure. The combined mode is extremely articulated and there's so many tabs that it's almost impossible to disassemble him by accident.

    Though because of budget, the transformations are rather simple and there's a lot of hollowness. And for the Hasbro version, the elbows on everyone except Scavenger and Bonecrusher are either laughably bad or don't exist.

    As for plastic quality, it's pretty good. I heard someone say that it's not cheap, but instead a formula that makes it flexible but sturdy. There have been reports of breakage, but they were more due to rough handling or QC than anything.

    He's certainly worth it.
     
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    BBTS has it for $140. So unless that $150 includes tax and shipping than you can do better.
     
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    If you are going to pay $150, I'd HIGLY reccomend trying to find the UW version, because if you can get it for under $200 it's a great deal. The added articulation, weapons, paint and removable visor for Devastator make so much difference in the world. I was originally against it, but god I am so glad I got it. It's not by no means perfectly but it fixed the immediate issues with the CW and SDCC versions. Really, if you want a Devastator and find the UW for a good price I'd reccomend you get it.
     
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    It can be brought up to a sort of pseudo-masterpiece level with the use of some third party add-on sets. Mine has parts from both Perfect Effect's and X2 Toys' sets and it looks the part in my masterpiece display.
     

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    i'd get the Unite Warriors version, BBTS has it on sale for $180.00, and IMO he doesn't need any upgrade sets (at least for my liking).

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    Unite Warriors is definitely worth the money since the individual Constructicons are improved on over the Hasbro's version.
     
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    Unite warriors with the dna kit is the way to go.
     
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    YES!
     
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    Most legends figures have actual elbow articulation. Several CW Construticons either of stumpy lower arms or no elbows at all. CW Devy is only impressive for the number of shortcuts it takes in the designs.
     
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    Opinion noted.
    I think it's an awesome set and find the value to be both in the design and the overall presentation. It's a combiner made up of voyager-sized bots that ends up very stable and a lot of fun.
    Of course, value to one can be radically different to another, so it's all in the end user's opinion whether it's worth it to them.
     
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    smf2045 Aficionado of Combiners

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    I liked CW Devastator and the price was right. I'd buy another one if I could afford it. The articulation suffers on the individual figures a bit, but Devastator himself is actually pretty pose-able. I'm not a huge Takara-Tomy fan boy so I'm not enthusiastic about paying the extra money. Mine stays combined all the time anyway, so the lack of articulation in the individual components doesn't bother me that much. He looks really good with the rest of my collection.

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