Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Friday, December 28th, 2018 10:16PM CST

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The latest entry in the Encore line from Takara arrived today. Which is amazing, considering it was just released in Japan and I am all the way in Canada. Shipping only took two days and was $10 USD (the total of my order including duty and customs was $140 USD).

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

The full name of this release is Transformers TF Encore Unicron Micron Gathering Body Color, meaning that this is the Unicron mold in the colour representing all minicons combining. The effect in the Armada show was a bright glowing chartreuse/green. This colour is done here though a combination of clear green plastic, green plastic, and green paint. This is a much more accurate rendition than the lucky draw we previously got which was more teal than fluo green, with quite a bit of grey plastic and less clear plastic than this version. You can view that initial version here.

You will find some images below of this toy in both robot mode and alt mode as well as Bug (his minicon) and comparison images with the original Armada Unicron. You can also see the box and how he is packaged. While it is the same mold we all know, here are a few points I found noteworthy:

This figure is not mostly clear plastic, it is a 50/50 mixture of clear and non clear plastic. The clear plastic pars are his chest flaps, the planet kibble on his back and legs, the forearms and hands, the crotch flaps and the thighs.

The wings and feet are not the grey plastic we have had before, they instead have a green tint.

This really is just a straight redeco, there is nothing changed to the mold nor the electronics.

This means that the problems of floppy wings persists and the electronics give red lights, rather than green lights.

The inner chest missile does not function very well on my copy and gets stuck inside 9/10 times.

Now onto the pics!


Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light
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Re: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light (2001443)
Posted by notirishman on December 28th, 2018 @ 10:22pm CST
Will, you lucky man...

But congrats! Figure looks awesome!
Re: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light (2001448)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on December 28th, 2018 @ 11:29pm CST
I assume one must set up an amazon.co.jp account separately from their US (or Canada) account?
Re: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light (2001450)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on December 28th, 2018 @ 11:33pm CST
I wonder how easy it is to be so green.

But man, I know Unicron has issues with floppy wings, but man... I like that figure. And seeing these pics I look over and I see the OG Armada release standing on my shelf, and I can’t help but smile. And this guy here, he looks delicious, like a green Jolly Rancher.
Re: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light (2001451)
Posted by william-james88 on December 28th, 2018 @ 11:45pm CST
SpikeyTigertron wrote:I assume one must set up an amazon.co.jp account separately from their US (or Canada) account?

Yup, but its 1 minute of my life I dont regret anything of.
Re: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light (2001452)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on December 28th, 2018 @ 11:49pm CST
SpikeyTigertron wrote:I assume one must set up an amazon.co.jp account separately from their US (or Canada) account?

I did.
Re: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light (2001453)
Posted by shajaki on December 28th, 2018 @ 11:52pm CST
Huh. I had no idea this fella was on your radar Will.

You like?

What possessed you to go for it?
Re: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light (2001454)
Posted by william-james88 on December 28th, 2018 @ 11:56pm CST
shajaki wrote:Huh. I had no idea this fella was on your radar Will.

You like?

What possessed you to go for it?

I never got a complete unicron and this looked like a really well done piece. It was also rather cheap compared to what collector items usually cost me when from abroad. Not the toy itself, but the shipping and duty which usually adds 50% of the cost of the item (like it did with MP Shockwave). I always liked the mold and this was a nice and different enough version to have in my collection, so I said why not.
Re: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light (2001456)
Posted by Burn on December 29th, 2018 @ 12:41am CST
SpikeyTigertron wrote:I assume one must set up an amazon.co.jp account separately from their US (or Canada) account?

Or Hobbylink
Re: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light (2001475)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 29th, 2018 @ 8:16am CST
william-james88 wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:I assume one must set up an amazon.co.jp account separately from their US (or Canada) account?

Yup, but its 1 minute of my life I dont regret anything of.


I didn't knew you were the kind to spend the big bucks on special repaints. The exeption to the rule being for things that are truly special like that Unicron. So, congrats on that score!


Now to make things even more interesting is trying to find the now ultra rare 3P accessory, the Throne of Chaos. This thing make the planet mode GLORIOUS.





Oh, and one thing to realy make that translucent Unicron POP is some nice LED lighting from below and above. Kinda like I did for my MP-03G.

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Re: Pictorial Review of Takara Encore Unicron of Light (2001522)
Posted by primalxconvoy on December 29th, 2018 @ 3:29pm CST
I got mine in Japan 2 days ago too. I opened the box but didn't take it out of the packaging yet. No room and my last "anime" version broke its wing in the last big earthquake in Japan (fell off my display cabinet), so I'm not taking any chances right now).

I got Nemesis Prime and Wreck-Gar too. Haven't opened Wreck-Gar but NP is great. Probably the best POTP figure I've bought so far. I'm glad I didn't get the regular OP version.

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