Titan Class Devastator Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by AnonymousDwell, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. todzilla85

    todzilla85 Well-Known Member

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    debating to myself if i really need the elbows and minor paint differences. hes only going to be separate for a whole 10 minutes when i get him, so i guess its going to come down to price difference. If hes more than 200 ill probably pass and gett the hasbro one.

    I still plan on getting most of the upgrades coming out either way. at least they are the same colors so either way that wont matter, and if i end up getting the hasbro one and want elbows later, boom dr wu got mah back
     
  2. gbm

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    So are these Takara "elbows" prototypes still? The green looks slightly off in some of the close up pictures, especially Scrappers.

    Right?

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  3. AnonymousDwell

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    Wow. They even added more play value! (To me it is, at least.)

    Adding that to the front page, thank-you!

    Looks like the lighting and shadows to me, but I could be wrong of course. I have no doubt the colors will be consistent upon release if so, though.
     
  4. Inner-Demon

    Inner-Demon Instrument of Destruction

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    Okay. That has settled it. I'm going for UW Devastator. Just an all around better figure.
     
  5. AnonymousDwell

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    Update June 20, 2015:

    Added video to top of first post page 1 showing BotCon reveal of Takara version's retractable visor. (Pretty spiffy, Takara!)

    To update, Differences spotted so far in Takara Unite Warriors version:

    •Bonecrusher's treads are green exterior, purple interior
    •Devastator has purple hands, and black forearms have silver trim
    •Long Haul has forward swinging elbows now (not just side to side,) and his arms are black from the forearms down
    •Scrapper now has functional elbows.
    •Mixmaster has paint detailing making his rear end look more like a cab than in the Hasbro version (no significant mold changes to switch him from a front loader back to a rear loader, though)
    •All individual bots have paint app differences of one kind or another
    •All individual bots have their original weapons
    •Face sculpt may or may not be different, but definitely has a retractable visor for two different eye aesthetics
    •Painted silver rims for vehicle wheels
     
  6. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    I could be wrong, but I think there might be some retooling on Bonecrusher's (and by extension, Scavenger's?) legs. Comparing pictures of the two the knee joints look different. Kinda like Takara went for a hinge + swivel approach instead of Hasbro's balljoint. They even share the painted resin look the other new parts have.

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  7. AnonymousDwell

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    I think you may be right!

    Also just noticed... painted rims!
     
  8. Mechafire

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    Oh wow, you're right, they do look different.

    Huh.
     
  9. GUIGUI

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    How can you see? The picture of the Hasbro figure is too saturated for me to distinguish anything on the knee.

    Wait a minute, I'll check this with an other picture...

    ...

    Welp, would have been more obvious if LoC Soundwave had picked an image of hasbro figure with bended knee.

    But indeed, it's super obvious:
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  10. AnonymousDwell

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    Yeah, those joints definitely do look different! I wonder what the rationale for that was. Maybe it makes them more inclined to stick together in combined mode so that they don't tend to bend when posing the arms? The wheels also appear to be purple instead of green. Nice touch.

    So to recap now:

    Differences spotted so far in Takara Unite Warriors version:

    •Bonecrusher's treads are green exterior, purple interior
    •Devastator has purple hands, and black forearms have silver trim
    •Long Haul has forward swinging elbows now (not just side to side,) and his arms are black from the forearms down
    •Scrapper now has functional elbows.
    •Mixmaster has paint detailing making his rear end look more like a cab than in the Hasbro version (no significant mold changes to switch him from a front loader back to a rear loader, though)
    •All individual bots have paint app differences of one kind or another
    •All individual bots have their original weapons
    •Face sculpt may or may not be different, but definitely has a retractable visor for two different eye aesthetics
    •Painted silver rims for vehicle wheels
    •Bonecrusher (and presumably Scavenger) have different knee joints.
     
  11. GUIGUI

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    Hands, purple hands, not arms. His arms are green, because they are made of Constructions.
     
  12. AnonymousDwell

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    Yeah, I know. Sleepy when written. Will edit.

    EDIT: Fixed :) 
     
  13. Single Elegant Machine

    Single Elegant Machine Purity and order.

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    Am I the only one that prefers ball joints? They're far easier to mend when the time arrives for the loosey loosey.
     
  14. N_M_S

    N_M_S "…don't take fame!"

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    At this point, I think it is a wise decision to just wait for Takara to release every CW figure as a UW figure.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they end up creating a new Blast-Off…
     
  15. Bountyan

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    No kidding. Since Superion got unveiled with Slingshot this is what I've been basically doing. My patience is getting tested really hard.
     
  16. AnonymousDwell

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    Minor update:

    Corrected some incorrect titling in posts, and added a brightened image of the Takara Unite Warriors Devastator to hopefully provide a slightly better view of him (bottom of first post on page 1, as of this posting, but also shown below for cartoon comparison purposes.)

    I must say, compared to cartoon...

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    ... this looks pretty damn spot on for my money (within the bounds of still being a toy that needs to Transform into things that also look close to what they did on the cartoon at least.)

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  17. GUIGUI

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    You should precise the time in the video to see the retractable visor is around 4:30.
     
  18. Underwear

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    You sound like a lecturer. :) 
     
  19. Sixo

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    Thanks for posting these. I agree, when compared to the cartoon, he looks amazing.

    Amazing! These little touches make all the difference.

    The painted rims look so much better!

    Incredible. Although I'm guessing this will also be on the Hasbro version? Perhaps not.
     
  20. AnonymousDwell

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    Will do!

    That's okay if it improves the usefulness of the thread. :) 

    EDIT: Done, and also added an image of the forehead being raised to reveal the visor functionality.