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Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Transformers News: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 1:05PM CST

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Thanks to ACToys member Uranus we have a great set of images showcasing Takara Tomy's Encore 20A Anime Devastator gift set. These images include full comparisons to the figures from the previously released Encore 20. This version features a lighter colored plastic, new combiner head scuplt, purple drum for Mixmaster, black combiner forearms, and additional paint apps in an effort to produce a figure closer to how Devastator appeared in the original cartoon. Images mirrored below.

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator

Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator
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Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454773)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 13th, 2013 @ 1:15pm CST
It does have a coolness factor to it. I wish I had known about this a while back I would have held off on the 1st Encore release. But I'm happy none the less...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454775)
Posted by alldarker on January 13th, 2013 @ 1:24pm CST
Ah... He's perfect!!! I love the new facial paint jobs, even apart from all the rest of the improvements.

Man, Takara sure screwed a lot of people over releasing their mediocre Encore version first, only to be followed by the superior version. To me, the regular Encore Devastator was lacklustre: mostly due to the fact I have an original G1. However, I'd certainly have bought the previous Encore if I didn't have the OG1: and I would have been royally pissed off seeing this more interesting version come so soon after that one.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454779)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 13th, 2013 @ 1:50pm CST
I actually just got my first Encore Devastator and it doesn't bother me. I appreciate the G1 accuracy because that's my goal in picking up the reissues. I just want some version of the original. So this new one is actually less toy-accurate, and therefore it's not exactly what I'd want. I could see how others might be annoyed though, if this came out after they already got the first one.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454786)
Posted by Springer on January 13th, 2013 @ 2:20pm CST
I like most of the updates- especially on the individual faces. But that face, G1 or not, just looks like a balding middle aged Devastator who needs to poop.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454795)
Posted by Cyberpath on January 13th, 2013 @ 2:48pm CST
Looks cool; and it took only 30 years.

Though it seems kind of redundant now with all the 3rd party upgrade kits out there that also seem to achieve better results.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454796)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 13th, 2013 @ 2:51pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:Looks cool; and it took only 30 years.


To be frank, what's easier? Editing animation, or retooling the mold of a toy that was released in Japan a couple years prior? ;)

I'm not really feeling the visor, plus I'm a stickler for toy-accuracy.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454799)
Posted by SkyWarpsGhost on January 13th, 2013 @ 3:09pm CST
I'm really tempted by this set as I've never owned G1 Devastator before. I still have Menasor, Pirannacon and Bruticus from when I was a wee kid so this would help to round off my combiners. Yes, I know. Still need to get G1 Predaking too.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454823)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on January 13th, 2013 @ 6:02pm CST
Don't like the green on this, too yellow. They never looked that color on any TV I used. The older toys were a better match. These look like someone took those and set them in direct sunlight for 5-10 years.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454833)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 13th, 2013 @ 6:23pm CST
Those paint apps are all I've ever wanted from these toys and G1 toys in general.

Well, aside from more articulation, show-accurate designs and sizes, but that's what newer toys are for. ;)
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454866)
Posted by joevill on January 13th, 2013 @ 7:48pm CST
I thought the encore was of poor quality and when I first learned of this version I thought this was an auto pass. After looking at this post I may have to reconsider. Those individual bot modes are amazing!
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454873)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 13th, 2013 @ 8:16pm CST
its a nice set but im happy with my G2 & KO sets
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454875)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 13th, 2013 @ 8:26pm CST
Dat green.... Ugh.

I do like the other changes, though. The head looks ugly in the line up at the bottom, but once in place on the combined form itself, looks fantastic. How odd.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454881)
Posted by mongrel on January 13th, 2013 @ 8:54pm CST
Agreed - I like the new face paints, but I'm bummed they went all day-glo on the green. I have, and LOVE my MakeToys Green Giant and I thought it would be cool to display them together. But Giant stayed true to the toy roots, and now this will look funky.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454882)
Posted by Sinnertwin on January 13th, 2013 @ 9:06pm CST
Yellow, Orange & Pre-TF colors I'd understand. But another green Devastator?
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454903)
Posted by necr0blivion on January 13th, 2013 @ 10:47pm CST
If I got this set, the individual bots would be displayed since I really like the changes made to their heads. The green looks a little "radioactive" to me, even though it's just more yellow added to it.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1454978)
Posted by RAcast on January 14th, 2013 @ 12:23pm CST
What's up with that weird yellow-green? Yuck.. The heads are nice though.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1455071)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 14th, 2013 @ 7:24pm CST
Optimum Supreme wrote:Don't like the green on this, too yellow. They never looked that color on any TV I used. The older toys were a better match. These look like someone took those and set them in direct sunlight for 5-10 years.
Autobot032 wrote:Dat green.... Ugh.
mongrel wrote:Agreed - I like the new face paints, but I'm bummed they went all day-glo on the green.
necr0blivion wrote:The green looks a little "radioactive" to me, even though it's just more yellow added to it.
RAcast wrote:What's up with that weird yellow-green?
That's how they were in the show. The original toys always looked too "minty" to me, whereas the show colors looked more "lemon lime" like these
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1455074)
Posted by RAcast on January 14th, 2013 @ 7:26pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Optimum Supreme wrote:Don't like the green on this, too yellow. They never looked that color on any TV I used. The older toys were a better match. These look like someone took those and set them in direct sunlight for 5-10 years.
Autobot032 wrote:Dat green.... Ugh.
mongrel wrote:Agreed - I like the new face paints, but I'm bummed they went all day-glo on the green.
necr0blivion wrote:The green looks a little "radioactive" to me, even though it's just more yellow added to it.
RAcast wrote:What's up with that weird yellow-green?
That's how they were in the show. The original toys always looked too "minty" to me, whereas the show colors looked more "lemon lime" like these

If you say so. This release does NOT look "Constructicon" green to me at ALL. :SICK:
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1455078)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 14th, 2013 @ 7:30pm CST
RAcast wrote:If you say so. This release does NOT look "Constructicon" green to me at ALL. :SICK:
It at least resembles the green they had in the 1986 movie. ;)

That might be where they drew inspiration for this shade of green, if it turns out that the cartoon had a darker green after all.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1455087)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 14th, 2013 @ 7:41pm CST
The colors may match the animation color scheme (I can't really remember offhand and I won't be bothered to watch G1 right now), and that's fine, but as the toy goes...bleh. Those colors suck.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1455183)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:33am CST
Diaclone paint scheme pls!

I already have the encore and see this as an instead of, not an as well as. Not many G1 toys are show accurate anyway, so he'd look out of place... Nice concept tho'.
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1455186)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:49am CST
Pretender Skywarp wrote:Not many G1 toys are show accurate anyway, so he'd look out of place... Nice concept tho'.
However, many of the Encore toys were redecoed to look show-accurate, so he'd fit in with those. ;)
Re: Comparison Images: Encore 20A Anime Devastator (1455206)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on January 15th, 2013 @ 9:43am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Pretender Skywarp wrote:Not many G1 toys are show accurate anyway, so he'd look out of place... Nice concept tho'.
However, many of the Encore toys were redecoed to look show-accurate, so he'd fit in with those. ;)


Weirdly, I was just looking at my Book-Box Starscream as i read that... :D
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