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More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami)

Transformers News: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami)

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 1:00PM CDT

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It's a big day for Takara's Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator. We finally get his official stock images showing all the delicious new paint apps and now two more Japan sites are offering up pre-orders.

It's a big day for Takara's Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator. We finally get his official stock images showing all the delicious new paint apps and now two more Japan sites are offering up pre-orders.

HLJ has their preorder up for 20,000 Yen, which equals 164$ US.

Amiami also has their preorder up (thanks to a tip from Cobotron and Carrytheone) for 18,730 Yen, which equals 152$ US.

These two join anime-export in Japanese sites offering discounts on Devastator (Anime-export has him for 17500 Yen (146$ US), for those keeping track).

Both of these prices do not include shipping which depends on where Devastator is being sent. Another point that should be taken into account is the exchange rate. While the low Yen was favorable for American buyers, a change in the Yen could means a premium down the line. In certain cases, you cannot cancel a pre-order (at amiami for instance) and while you only have to pay when an item is ready to ship (in this case, December), the future exchange rate is unpredictable. Just something to consider for anyone who hasn't imported from Japan before.



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Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707244)
Posted by william-james88 on July 8th, 2015 @ 1:08pm CDT


So, cobotron, will you be getting this guy or the hasbro version? I always wanted to get Takara's simply to encourage them to keep doing the good work and I preffer supporting them. I am just happy it wont cost me an arm and a leg to do it (just a few fingers).
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707247)
Posted by william-james88 on July 8th, 2015 @ 1:10pm CDT
ouraziel wrote:I hopped on the site, but once the shipping was factored in, it wasn't that much more to get it from BBTS, so I'm sticking with my pre-order from them. I've resisted any of the UW versions so far, ( a few pain apps don't make that big of a difference to me) but this seems like a large enough improvement to warrant the purchase.


Why not go to TF Source, they give you free shipping. And you get a slight discount too http://tfsource.com/transformers-unite/devastator/

Oh and WELCOME!!!!!!
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707254)
Posted by DeadCaL on July 8th, 2015 @ 1:45pm CDT
Is it just the photography, or is the Takara Devastator more yellow than he Hasbro one?
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707256)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 8th, 2015 @ 1:50pm CDT
DeadCaL wrote:Is it just the photography, or is the Takara Devastator more yellow than he Hasbro one?


Call it a lighting fluke until we get comparison images. :)
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707265)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on July 8th, 2015 @ 2:20pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:It's a big day for Takara's Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator. We finally get his official stock images showing all the delicious new paint apps and now two more Japan sites are offering up pre-orders.

HLJ has their preorder up for 20,000 Yen, which equals 164$ US.

Amiami also has their preorder up (thanks to a tip from Cobotron and Carrytheone) for 18,730 Yen, which equals 152$ US.

These two join anime-export in Japanese sites offering discounts on Devastator (Anime-export has him for 17500 Yen (146$ US), for those keeping track).

Both of these prices do not include shipping which depends on where Devastator is being sent. Another point that should be taken into account is the exchange rate. While the low Yen was favorable for American buyers, a change in the Yen could means a premium down the line. In certain cases, you cannot cancel a pre-order (at amiami for instance) and while you only have to pay when an item is ready to ship (in this case, December), the future exchange rate is unpredictable. Just something to consider for anyone who hasn't imported from Japan before.



Image


Considering the penchant currency has for changing value, prepaying with anime export doesn't seem too crazy today.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707275)
Posted by Cobotron on July 8th, 2015 @ 2:58pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:So, cobotron, will you be getting this guy or the hasbro version? I always wanted to get Takara's simply to encourage them to keep doing the good work and I preffer supporting them. I am just happy it wont cost me an arm and a leg to do it (just a few fingers).

I am generous and friendly, and always enjoy helping fellow collectors get the thing they are after, but I'm not stupid. :lol: You bet your beige banker britches I put in my prezie before I brought the info over here to the forums.

I've never chimed in on my opinion on whats going on with all the different Devy's. Honestly, I would have probably been happy with Hasbro's retail version. But I'm at a nice point in my life where I don't have to settle for second best anymore. I considered getting the retail version and the 3P fixes, but the money would be around the same as the Takara, and I don't want someone else to fix all the little issues. I want the experts to fix them, and they did.

I would have gone with anime-export, but truth is I don't have the scratch to throw down at the moment, but by December I can.
Also I've been at this long enough that I can totally tolerate the wait. Especially for a flip down visor! :lol: (amongst other things)
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707285)
Posted by Emerje on July 8th, 2015 @ 3:40pm CDT
AmiAmi price is a bit disappointing since it starts from a base of 27,000JPY with the 8% sales tax while the other sites are going off of 25,000JPY without the tax. Still going to go with AmiAmi since December is an expensive holiday month and they give you a week to make your payment.

Emerje
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707286)
Posted by william-james88 on July 8th, 2015 @ 3:49pm CDT
Emerje wrote:AmiAmi price is a bit disappointing since it starts from a base of 27,000JPY with the 8% sales tax while the other sites are going off of 25,000JPY without the tax. Still going to go with AmiAmi since December is an expensive holiday month and they give you a week to make your payment.

Emerje


In terms of shipping do you think all Japan sites will charge about the same in a shipment of just devastator?
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707292)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on July 8th, 2015 @ 4:25pm CDT
Cobotron wrote:
william-james88 wrote:So, cobotron, will you be getting this guy or the hasbro version? I always wanted to get Takara's simply to encourage them to keep doing the good work and I preffer supporting them. I am just happy it wont cost me an arm and a leg to do it (just a few fingers).

I am generous and friendly, and always enjoy helping fellow collectors get the thing they are after, but I'm not stupid. :lol: You bet your beige banker britches I put in my prezie before I brought the info over here to the forums.

I've never chimed in on my opinion on whats going on with all the different Devy's. Honestly, I would have probably been happy with Hasbro's retail version. But I'm at a nice point in my life where I don't have to settle for second best anymore. I considered getting the retail version and the 3P fixes, but the money would be around the same as the Takara, and I don't want someone else to fix all the little issues. I want the experts to fix them, and they did.

I would have gone with anime-export, but truth is I don't have the scratch to throw down at the moment, but by December I can.
Also I've been at this long enough that I can totally tolerate the wait. Especially for a flip down visor! :lol: (amongst other things)



I'm likewise in a position to not settle for second best. I'm thinking of processing an order with Anime Export tonight, but I've never before dealt with them. Are they trustworthy if I am paying upfront like this?
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707299)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 8th, 2015 @ 4:43pm CDT
Any differences between the Takara nad Hasbro version of Devastator? Because I cant see any.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707301)
Posted by ouraziel on July 8th, 2015 @ 4:45pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
ouraziel wrote:I hopped on the site, but once the shipping was factored in, it wasn't that much more to get it from BBTS, so I'm sticking with my pre-order from them. I've resisted any of the UW versions so far, ( a few pain apps don't make that big of a difference to me) but this seems like a large enough improvement to warrant the purchase.


Why not go to TF Source, they give you free shipping. And you get a slight discount too http://tfsource.com/transformers-unite/devastator/

Oh and WELCOME!!!!!!


Thanks for the info! :grin:
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707302)
Posted by ouraziel on July 8th, 2015 @ 4:45pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
ouraziel wrote:I hopped on the site, but once the shipping was factored in, it wasn't that much more to get it from BBTS, so I'm sticking with my pre-order from them. I've resisted any of the UW versions so far, ( a few pain apps don't make that big of a difference to me) but this seems like a large enough improvement to warrant the purchase.


Why not go to TF Source, they give you free shipping. And you get a slight discount too http://tfsource.com/transformers-unite/devastator/

Oh and WELCOME!!!!!!


Thanks for the info! :grin:
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707303)
Posted by Cobotron on July 8th, 2015 @ 4:45pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:I'm likewise in a position to not settle for second best. I'm thinking of processing an order with Anime Export tonight, but I've never before dealt with them. Are they trustworthy if I am paying upfront like this?
I wish I could say. I've never ordered from them before. Where's Megatronus? He sure has been quiet lately. I think he has some experience with them.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707309)
Posted by Cyberpath on July 8th, 2015 @ 4:56pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Any differences between the Takara nad Hasbro version of Devastator? Because I cant see any.


transformers-combiner-wars-devastator-so-big-it-needs-its-own-thread-p1705305.php#p1705305

(Thanks, Sabrblade.)
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707310)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 8th, 2015 @ 4:58pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Any differences between the Takara nad Hasbro version of Devastator? Because I cant see any.

ELBOWS
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707312)
Posted by cloneemperor on July 8th, 2015 @ 5:09pm CDT
Cobotron wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:I'm likewise in a position to not settle for second best. I'm thinking of processing an order with Anime Export tonight, but I've never before dealt with them. Are they trustworthy if I am paying upfront like this?
I wish I could say. I've never ordered from them before. Where's Megatronus? He sure has been quiet lately. I think he has some experience with them.


I know I'm nobody to you guys, never really post, just lurk. That being said, I've ordered quite a bit from anime-export and I've never had a problem. I usually go with HLJ just because it means I don't have to pay for it right away, but whenever I go through anime-export, there's never a problem.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707315)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 8th, 2015 @ 5:31pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:AmiAmi price is a bit disappointing since it starts from a base of 27,000JPY with the 8% sales tax while the other sites are going off of 25,000JPY without the tax. Still going to go with AmiAmi since December is an expensive holiday month and they give you a week to make your payment.

Emerje


In terms of shipping do you think all Japan sites will charge about the same in a shipment of just devastator?


No. Some like hobbysearch don't use sal parcel for the bigger releases. And the rates vary by a few hundred yen.

And I'm gonna use my accumulated points for the year to lop off some of the cost for the Devman at amiami.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707319)
Posted by william-james88 on July 8th, 2015 @ 5:47pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Any differences between the Takara nad Hasbro version of Devastator? Because I cant see any.


Look at the hands, the left foot and the threads, just to start. And of course, there are all the extra features but I assume you were talking about deco.

Cobotron wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:I'm likewise in a position to not settle for second best. I'm thinking of processing an order with Anime Export tonight, but I've never before dealt with them. Are they trustworthy if I am paying upfront like this?
I wish I could say. I've never ordered from them before. Where's Megatronus? He sure has been quiet lately. I think he has some experience with them.


Mooncake had experience with them and said they are perfectly fine. The only downside is paying sooner but I believe that it's also the reason for being the cheapest price around.

fenrir72 wrote:
No. Some like hobbysearch don't use sal parcel for the bigger releases. And the rates vary by a few hundred yen.


Well Anime export says you must go by EMS. However, as I learnt from amiami, the big boxes cost about the same from EMS to SAL but you get it a week earlier using EMS. A few hundred yen is something I can deal with ;)
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707333)
Posted by william-james88 on July 8th, 2015 @ 6:07pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Any differences between the Takara nad Hasbro version of Devastator? Because I cant see any.


Even better, here is a straight up comparison:


Image

Image
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707344)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on July 8th, 2015 @ 6:42pm CDT
I appreciate the quick response guys.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707351)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on July 8th, 2015 @ 7:06pm CDT
cloneemperor wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:I'm likewise in a position to not settle for second best. I'm thinking of processing an order with Anime Export tonight, but I've never before dealt with them. Are they trustworthy if I am paying upfront like this?
I wish I could say. I've never ordered from them before. Where's Megatronus? He sure has been quiet lately. I think he has some experience with them.


I know I'm nobody to you guys, never really post, just lurk. That being said, I've ordered quite a bit from anime-export and I've never had a problem. I usually go with HLJ just because it means I don't have to pay for it right away, but whenever I go through anime-export, there's never a problem.


Thanks for the heads-up.
What have you purchased from them recently??
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707352)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on July 8th, 2015 @ 7:12pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Any differences between the Takara nad Hasbro version of Devastator? Because I cant see any.


Even better, here is a straight up comparison:


Image

Image


Honestly... Other than elbows, the overall appearances of individual bots and the combined form are really really close.
For me, the biggest difference that affects the appearance of Devastator is the hands.
Which is why I went ahead and bought the PE set... No worries.
:KREMZEEK:
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707354)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 8th, 2015 @ 7:15pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Any differences between the Takara nad Hasbro version of Devastator? Because I cant see any.

ELBOWS


Oh... My TrU Pre-order is already paid... Oh well.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707357)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on July 8th, 2015 @ 7:22pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Any differences between the Takara nad Hasbro version of Devastator? Because I cant see any.

ELBOWS


Oh... My TrU Pre-order is already paid... Oh well.


Yeah... I'm getting the Hasbro version too.
And even if I wasn't getting any add-on's, think about it, man...

This thing is AWESOME no matter what!!

:michaelbay:
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707366)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 8th, 2015 @ 7:43pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:
cloneemperor wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:I'm likewise in a position to not settle for second best. I'm thinking of processing an order with Anime Export tonight, but I've never before dealt with them. Are they trustworthy if I am paying upfront like this?
I wish I could say. I've never ordered from them before. Where's Megatronus? He sure has been quiet lately. I think he has some experience with them.


I know I'm nobody to you guys, never really post, just lurk. That being said, I've ordered quite a bit from anime-export and I've never had a problem. I usually go with HLJ just because it means I don't have to pay for it right away, but whenever I go through anime-export, there's never a problem.


Thanks for the heads-up.
What have you purchased from them recently??


This will be the first time I buy a titan class straight from amiami etc. My Metroflex was from a local hobby shop.

MP UM, UW-01 and Encore 20A and Alter mu#12 were my biggest ever. You'd think EMS is a no brainer for the speed over sal parcel but in the country I'm stationed, EMS don't deliver :BOOM:

I have to spend an effort and funds just to get to the airport hub. I hope Devs maintains a sal parcel weight range.

And yup, I'll have the funds ready by Christmas. So more or less January 2016 is my ETA.

Though I understand about the pay now system of Anime Export, unless the item is a limited type like Guardian, going for amiami is the mot practical (and their points accumulation system will greatly help at further tapering the cost).
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707370)
Posted by Cobotron on July 8th, 2015 @ 7:49pm CDT
fen, thanks for reminding me about amiami points. I have so much coming from them, basically one or two things a month until Dec. I will have to cash them all in on Devy. Heck ya!
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707372)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on July 8th, 2015 @ 7:53pm CDT
So, I just preordered my UW Devastator from Anime Export and, holy, his cost before shipping actually came out to cheaper than what his retail cost plus taxes would be here.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707374)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 8th, 2015 @ 7:55pm CDT
Cobotron wrote:fen, thanks for reminding me about amiami points. I have so much coming from them, basically one or two things a month until Dec. I will have to cash them all in on Devy. Heck ya!


Glad to help.

"See! To whom your name won't be mentioned......fellow seibertronians HELP each other!" A wayward post like this to a new reader goes a long way to lessen the "pain" on our respective wallets :lol:
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707375)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on July 8th, 2015 @ 7:59pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:
cloneemperor wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:I'm likewise in a position to not settle for second best. I'm thinking of processing an order with Anime Export tonight, but I've never before dealt with them. Are they trustworthy if I am paying upfront like this?
I wish I could say. I've never ordered from them before. Where's Megatronus? He sure has been quiet lately. I think he has some experience with them.


I know I'm nobody to you guys, never really post, just lurk. That being said, I've ordered quite a bit from anime-export and I've never had a problem. I usually go with HLJ just because it means I don't have to pay for it right away, but whenever I go through anime-export, there's never a problem.


Thanks for the heads-up.
What have you purchased from them recently??


This will be the first time I buy a titan class straight from amiami etc. My Metroflex was from a local hobby shop.

MP UM, UW-01 and Encore 20A and Alter mu#12 were my biggest ever. You'd think EMS is a no brainer for the speed over sal parcel but in the country I'm stationed, EMS don't deliver :BOOM:

I have to spend an effort and funds just to get to the airport hub. I hope Devs maintains a sal parcel weight range.

And yup, I'll have the funds ready by Christmas. So more or less January 2016 is my ETA.

Though I understand about the pay now system of Anime Export, unless the item is a limited type like Guardian, going for amiami is the mot practical (and their points accumulation system will greatly help at further tapering the cost).


Well, sorry you'll have to wait that long... I was thinking about getting my TT Superion from HLJ, but I'll look into Amiami now as well.
Thanks for the info!
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707377)
Posted by william-james88 on July 8th, 2015 @ 8:06pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:So, I just preordered my UW Devastator from Anime Export and, holy, his cost before shipping actually came out to cheaper than what his retail cost plus taxes would be here.


Yeah, its awesome! Your premium for importing him is just the actual import costs. The only problem is that you will indeed pay the taxes when he comes to canada. They will be unavoidable with Devastator.

Sowndwave76 wrote:
Well, sorry you'll have to wait that long... I was thinking about getting my TT Superion from HLJ, but I'll look into Amiami now as well.
Thanks for the info!


The deal with amiami is that they have one of the cheapest prices online and thus sell out very quickly. You have to preorder their stuff in advance. Superion has been sold out for a while.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707429)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 8th, 2015 @ 10:08pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:
cloneemperor wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:I'm likewise in a position to not settle for second best. I'm thinking of processing an order with Anime Export tonight, but I've never before dealt with them. Are they trustworthy if I am paying upfront like this?
I wish I could say. I've never ordered from them before. Where's Megatronus? He sure has been quiet lately. I think he has some experience with them.


I know I'm nobody to you guys, never really post, just lurk. That being said, I've ordered quite a bit from anime-export and I've never had a problem. I usually go with HLJ just because it means I don't have to pay for it right away, but whenever I go through anime-export, there's never a problem.


Thanks for the heads-up.
What have you purchased from them recently??


This will be the first time I buy a titan class straight from amiami etc. My Metroflex was from a local hobby shop.

MP UM, UW-01 and Encore 20A and Alter mu#12 were my biggest ever. You'd think EMS is a no brainer for the speed over sal parcel but in the country I'm stationed, EMS don't deliver :BOOM:

I have to spend an effort and funds just to get to the airport hub. I hope Devs maintains a sal parcel weight range.

And yup, I'll have the funds ready by Christmas. So more or less January 2016 is my ETA.

Though I understand about the pay now system of Anime Export, unless the item is a limited type like Guardian, going for amiami is the mot practical (and their points accumulation system will greatly help at further tapering the cost).


Well, sorry you'll have to wait that long... I was thinking about getting my TT Superion from HLJ, but I'll look into Amiami now as well.
Thanks for the info!


Better get it now at hlj. hobbysearch which is a bit on par with amiami is now all sold out.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707437)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on July 8th, 2015 @ 10:27pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
NuclearConvoy wrote:So, I just preordered my UW Devastator from Anime Export and, holy, his cost before shipping actually came out to cheaper than what his retail cost plus taxes would be here.


Yeah, its awesome! Your premium for importing him is just the actual import costs. The only problem is that you will indeed pay the taxes when he comes to canada. They will be unavoidable with Devastator.

Sowndwave76 wrote:
Well, sorry you'll have to wait that long... I was thinking about getting my TT Superion from HLJ, but I'll look into Amiami now as well.
Thanks for the info!


The deal with amiami is that they have one of the cheapest prices online and thus sell out very quickly. You have to preorder their stuff in advance. Superion has been sold out for a while.



I don't really mind the price difference as much if it's just the cost of import. It might hit a bit hard, but the difference is within what I would consider acceptable in relation to how much cooler this version is.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707440)
Posted by william-james88 on July 8th, 2015 @ 10:43pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:I don't really mind the price difference as much if it's just the cost of import. It might hit a bit hard, but the difference is within what I would consider acceptable in relation to how much cooler this version is.


Also, I feel the premium we will pay will look like peanuts in 2 years when we see how much this guy sells for on the secondary market. This isnt just a few extra paint apps, its different tooling and engineering.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707452)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2015 @ 11:18pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Any differences between the Takara nad Hasbro version of Devastator? Because I cant see any.
Sabrblade wrote:All the known changes made to Takara Devastator compared to Hasbro's retail version:
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707457)
Posted by Bainreese on July 8th, 2015 @ 11:29pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:So, I just preordered my UW Devastator from Anime Export and, holy, his cost before shipping actually came out to cheaper than what his retail cost plus taxes would be here.


That is because when you order it domestically they are including the freight from Asia to their store/warehouse. I would fully expect it to be cheaper 'before shipping' for precisely that reason.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707525)
Posted by Cyberpath on July 9th, 2015 @ 5:15am CDT
From Yuki:

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Very tempting...

Perfect head-sculpts aside, the individual Constructicons look kind of simple, they are defenitly not "Masterpiece" material -- the combined form however, fits fairly well. Could altrante Devastator between MP and CHUG.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707565)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 9th, 2015 @ 9:17am CDT
Hisashi Yuki on twitter just posted a picture that shows off a size comparison of Takara's Unite Warriors Devastator with the recently released United Warriors Superion! In the image you can see that Superion only comes out to Devastator's waist! Check out the image below and keep it locked to Seibertron.com for all your SDCC news and updated coming out today!

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Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707570)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 9th, 2015 @ 9:23am CDT
Image
Scaling gone mad!
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707577)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 9th, 2015 @ 9:33am CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Image
Scaling gone mad!


Yup. Very much. Just like Megs and Soundwave.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707597)
Posted by jay5 on July 9th, 2015 @ 10:06am CDT
I held one of the Constructicons in my hand yesterday. They are freakin' huge!
And imho more like a kid's toy than a collector's figure. Unless you happen to collect really big things, I suppose. :)
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707605)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on July 9th, 2015 @ 10:20am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Image
Scaling gone mad!


Yup. Very much. Just like Megs and Soundwave.


Am I the only one who thinks that Devastator being bigger than the other combiners is s cool revamp to his character and makes him seem even more awesome?
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707611)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 9th, 2015 @ 10:36am CDT
In the IDW comics they're still the same size there abouts, definitely not a difference in height like that picture.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707840)
Posted by Cobotron on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:01pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:Am I the only one who thinks that Devastator being bigger than the other combiners is s cool revamp to his character and makes him seem even more awesome?
No. You are not. ;)
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707852)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:15pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:Am I the only one who thinks that Devastator being bigger than the other combiners is s cool revamp to his character and makes him seem even more awesome?


You are definitely not the only one, my friend. Devastator is LARGE and IN CHARGE!
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1707863)
Posted by Syn_13 on July 9th, 2015 @ 2:31pm CDT
Add me to the list of those that likes Devastator much biggen than the rest.

The way I'm having my Combiners displayed is to have Superion vs Menasor and Defensor vs Bruticus. Then on a seperate shelf I'm going to have Devestator embroiled in an epic battle against my Third Party Dinobots.
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1708327)
Posted by Cyberpath on July 10th, 2015 @ 6:18am CDT
From Yuki:

Image
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1708399)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 10th, 2015 @ 10:10am CDT
Why is metroplex keeping devy straight?
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1708412)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 10th, 2015 @ 10:44am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Why is metroplex keeping devy straight?
He's restraining a Decepticon prisoner guarded by Optimus, Blossom, that purple-haired girl, and himself. ;)
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1708418)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 10th, 2015 @ 10:52am CDT
Syn_13 wrote:Add me to the list of those that likes Devastator much biggen than the rest.

The way I'm having my Combiners displayed is to have Superion vs Menasor and Defensor vs Bruticus. Then on a seperate shelf I'm going to have Devestator embroiled in an epic battle against my Third Party Dinobots.


Me third or fourth this. Given how the real life construction vehicle reference images posted here in the thread, not surprised as all. Did you guys see how a "Scrapper" type vehicle can fit 20+ people in its shovel doohickey? A fighter plane's cockpit can just fit a maximum of 2 in it's cockpit.

Though really, people so uppity about Dev's size but no one complains about how Megs and Soundwave can "mass shift" in the cartoon?

Its fiction guys. A bit of suspended belief is a given when we got into the Transformer mythos.


Now activating "jerk" mode.........hows about anyone complain about the hollow arms of the limbbots in Superion? Or have I been living under a rock and just missed the complaints?

"Jerk mode" off 8-}
Re: More Japan sites offering UW 04 Devastator Pre-orders (HLJ and Amiami) (1709346)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on July 12th, 2015 @ 10:28pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Syn_13 wrote:Add me to the list of those that likes Devastator much biggen than the rest.

The way I'm having my Combiners displayed is to have Superion vs Menasor and Defensor vs Bruticus. Then on a seperate shelf I'm going to have Devestator embroiled in an epic battle against my Third Party Dinobots.


Me third or fourth this. Given how the real life construction vehicle reference images posted here in the thread, not surprised as all. Did you guys see how a "Scrapper" type vehicle can fit 20+ people in its shovel doohickey? A fighter plane's cockpit can just fit a maximum of 2 in it's cockpit.

Though really, people so uppity about Dev's size but no one complains about how Megs and Soundwave can "mass shift" in the cartoon?

Its fiction guys. A bit of suspended belief is a given when we got into the Transformer mythos.


Now activating "jerk" mode.........hows about anyone complain about the hollow arms of the limbbots in Superion? Or have I been living under a rock and just missed the complaints?

"Jerk mode" off 8-}


Add me to the list that isn't bothered by Devy's size in relation to the other combiners.
I also agree with your point that scale just can't be that big of a deal for people...
A figure being good in and of itself should completely trump how tall or short it is next to other figures.

I still can't believe that not more people are complaining about the Autobot car figures in this line. Wheeljack imo is by far the best, and actually does compete with the previous version.
I'm glad people are complaining... Just surprised, because those figures are completing underwhelming for me, and I don't feel like I have crazy unrealistic standards.

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