Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:37 pm

I have to say, that color scheme for Grand Scourge and his limbs looked AMAZING. One of the best ever in the past 30 years. I still have deep desire to buy an old Energon Prime to repaint like that in full size.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:21 pm

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Just a quick post to show my UW Bruticus upgraded with the Dreamwave kit. A kit that came insanely fast from Hong Kong! Almost a month is a long time, but it's damn short with the COVID trouble and it's the normal time for something with free shipping from Asia.

Anyway, the kit was intended for the CW version, not the UW. The "correct" one being out of stock. So I had to paint some bits. Also, the instructions that came with the kit were hard to read and was for the wrong kit anyway. Thank God for Youtube videos!
It was lot of work because the original Onslaught thighs and knees sucked. The kit gave me new thighs and knees and it took a lot of unscrewing, snapping, gluing, and screwing to assemble the parts. Then I replaced the head, changed the old codpiece for the new one, then snapped on the new legs, cannons, and chest parts. The kit also came with new hands and feet for the combined mode.

The final result is astounding. Bruticus is now taller than before, beefier than before, and most importantly, HE CAN STAND UP WITHOUT FALLING! As for the chest, I much prefer the all silver CW version from the odd colors of the UW one. As for the "belt" of the codpiece, the CW colors dont bother me so I left it as it is.

Without further ado, here's the comparison between the original, then I show the upgraded one:

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I will not give my other combiners upgrade kits because I consider them perfect as they are. But that UW Bruticus was pretty disappointing the first time I got him. But now with the upgrade, it's absolutely marvelous! :)
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:32 pm

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Looks good. Yeah the torso mode for the Onslaught mold is probably 2nd worst only behind PoTP Grimlock.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:46 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:Looks good. Yeah the torso mode for the Onslaught mold is probably 2nd worst only behind PoTP Grimlock.


1st worst is definitely the truck. All over. Grimlock at least is solid structurally, but man, does it look dumb.

For me, the "fire truck" torso is one that get a passing grade and the Bruticus one is even better just for the fact that the chest plates lock the shoulders in place. That is, if the damn knees of the torso bot are TIGHT.

My Victorion and my Defensor are perfectly fine. But my UW Onslaught had a loose right knee and a completely floppy left knee. This was unacceptable. So with the upgrade kit, this glaring issue is fixed. Another thing that the upgrade fix is with the new position of the legs in combined mode, Bruticus no longer have Defensor legs.

This upgrade make partforming to a minimum when transforming. If there is any. Onslaught's vehicle mode will look like a carnival float, but it's allright.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:51 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:Looks good. Yeah the torso mode for the Onslaught mold is probably 2nd worst only behind PoTP Grimlock.


1st worst is definitely the truck. All over. Grimlock at least is solid structurally, but man, does it look dumb.
Disagree about it looking dumb :P Unfortunately, Rodimus is one of the unlucky bastards who got landed with a loose-tabbed Grimlock so his doesn't hold together well.

But seriously, the truck is the worst torso hands-down. Even when the tabs are good, they don't plug in solidly enough to bear the load properly. On top of that, they tab in at a very poor angle for the job. And there's not even any tabs or deployable struts in the sleeper halves to help secure them.

On top of that, the feet on the original version of the mold protrude down a tad too much on their outside edge; they have a tendency to snag on the Dead End/Streetwise mold when Optimus/Motormaster's legs are facing tires-rearward.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:52 pm

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Oh yeah, I forgot about MM's torso mode. It is the worst, even worse than Grimlock. I put it out of my mind, because I always use Cyclonus as Menasor's torso and MM just stays in robot mode. And my Optimus has the SND kit, so he never becomes a torso. I can't even properly transform him to truck mode. :oops: But he does look badass as a leader-size IDW Prime.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:24 am

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ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
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Rodimus Prime wrote:Looks good. Yeah the torso mode for the Onslaught mold is probably 2nd worst only behind PoTP Grimlock.


1st worst is definitely the truck. All over. Grimlock at least is solid structurally, but man, does it look dumb.
Disagree about it looking dumb :P Unfortunately, Rodimus is one of the unlucky bastards who got landed with a loose-tabbed Grimlock so his doesn't hold together well.


My main issue with the Grimlock torso is that it's way too small for a good looking combiner. Especially the dinky skinny legs. Of course, they couldn't do it any other way because the Grimlock himself would have been way too big.

The upgrade kit fix that but it's way too much partsforming for my tastes.

Speaking of the Dinobots combiner, I find it odd that Takara have never released a box set of them. Unless I'm mistaken.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:07 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:Speaking of the Dinobots combiner, I find it odd that Takara have never released a box set of them. Unless I'm mistaken.
Unite Warriors was long over by the time Takara released the Dinobots, which was when they started sharing the same main line figure releases as Hasbro, and didn't have anything special of their own going on at the same time.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:34 pm

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Which is unfortunate. Volcanicus, Abominus, Othia etc... would have made amazing Unite Warriors sets.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:37 pm

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o.supreme wrote:Which is unfortunate. Volcanicus, Abominus, Othia etc... would have made amazing Unite Warriors sets.


IKR?
Also, Hasbro and Takara are missing out on easy money by not releasing a G2 Dinobots set.
Maybe for a Select exclusive set?
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:43 pm

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G2 Defensor first, but then yeah, after that go nuts. As long as they keep making Combiners with the same system, I'll keep buying them.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:03 pm

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Hmm... Volcanicus in G2 colors...?
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:14 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:Hmm... Volcanicus in G2 colors...?
I like the idea. And if HasTak don't make it happen I'll buy another set of PotP Dinobots (probably KOs considering) and make my own
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:23 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:Hmm... Volcanicus in G2 colors...?
I like the idea. And if HasTak don't make it happen I'll buy another set of PotP Dinobots (probably KOs considering) and make my own
Did all 5 of them get G2 repaints? I only ever saw blue Grimlock, green Slag and red Snarl. And a black Sludge, but I think that might have been a custom.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:34 pm

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ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Hmm... Volcanicus in G2 colors...?
I like the idea. And if HasTak don't make it happen I'll buy another set of PotP Dinobots (probably KOs considering) and make my own
Did all 5 of them get G2 repaints? I only ever saw blue Grimlock, green Slag and red Snarl. And a black Sludge, but I think that might have been a custom.
Sludge and Swoop seem to have had redecoes planned, as shown by packaging art that surfaced back in the late 2000s.

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Sludge.

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There was also going to be a third new deco for Grimlock that was decidedly more distinct than the blue and turquoise were from each other.
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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Discussion Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:25 am

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Many Botcons, Collector Clubs, Selects, and other exclusive repaints were made based on unreleased prototypes that never left the paper. So in all logic, a full G1 Volcanicus release is very possible.
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