Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons

Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 7:54am CDT

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Thanks to Seibertronian Cyberpath we have a new image from Figure King Magazines showing off Rook with his retooled parts that are to be included with Nosecone, part of the Unite Warriors Set. All the retooled parts are in different colors and it also shows that the drill can function as a hand held weapon. Check out the image mirrored below and let us know what you think in the comments section, and as always stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your latest Transformers News and Galleries.

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook/Nosecone Retool Comparisons

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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792465)
Posted by RevTibe on May 25th, 2016 @ 8:30am CDT
Seeing the new parts on Rook really highlights how clever the retool was; Nosecone winds up feeling much more distinct than he actually is.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792469)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on May 25th, 2016 @ 8:45am CDT
Oh man, that is a really nice retool. Can't wait for August!
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792476)
Posted by Kurona on May 25th, 2016 @ 9:16am CDT
I'm kinda surprised they're using Rook to show it off rather than Roller, considering Rook was never released in Japan.
Ah well. It's still a really interesting look into the design process and it's probably one of my favourite retools just from appearances; another reason I wish Takara released their UW guys separately haha. I need him if only for Giga Drill Break combiners
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792479)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 25th, 2016 @ 9:44am CDT
Oh wow, I had assumed they completely overhauled the entire mold, but no.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792480)
Posted by RevTibe on May 25th, 2016 @ 9:50am CDT
Kurona wrote:I'm kinda surprised they're using Rook to show it off rather than Roller, considering Rook was never released in Japan.
Considering the production times involved, Takara was probably crafting those parts before any Rollers were produced - the prototype might even be built around a Rook test shot.

(Very curious about the exact production times involved with some of the Hasbro v. Takara molds, especially in regards to Computron. We know Takara's unique retools/mold were designed after mainline Combiner Wars, but how much later?)
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792485)
Posted by Seibertron on May 25th, 2016 @ 10:12am CDT
Now those are some awesome comparison shots. Very cool to see.

Unfortunately, I just realized that Nosecone's fists weren't redone so he can't hold his gun properly. Ugh.

So good news, bad news.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792489)
Posted by Kurona on May 25th, 2016 @ 10:19am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Now those are some awesome comparison shots. Very cool to see.

Unfortunately, I just realized that Nosecone's fists weren't redone so he can't hold his gun properly. Ugh.

So good news, bad news.

He can always Fusion Cannon/Null Ray it up, which is always cool.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792494)
Posted by RevTibe on May 25th, 2016 @ 10:27am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Unfortunately, I just realized that Nosecone's fists weren't redone so he can't hold his gun properly. Ugh.

B-but giant drill fist!
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792498)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on May 25th, 2016 @ 10:34am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Now those are some awesome comparison shots. Very cool to see.

Unfortunately, I just realized that Nosecone's fists weren't redone so he can't hold his gun properly. Ugh.

So good news, bad news.


They did give us the next best thing. Putting a 5 mm post on the back of the guns so you can push it into his fists to give the illusion he is holding them properly.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792516)
Posted by RiddlerJ on May 25th, 2016 @ 11:28am CDT
Twin Twist redeco! Give him two drills!
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792549)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 25th, 2016 @ 1:26pm CDT
so glad I have this on pre-order
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792563)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 25th, 2016 @ 2:17pm CDT
He needs bigger drills...and sunglasses of course ;-)
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792564)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 25th, 2016 @ 2:19pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:He needs bigger drills...and sunglasses of course ;-)

I like his drills. bigger than what we normally get! Drill hand!! :MAXIMAL:
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792566)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 25th, 2016 @ 2:34pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Twin Twist redeco! Give him two drills!


Don't worry! Dr. Albert W. Wily has got you covered! ;)

Drill Man
Image

Ground Man
Image
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792572)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on May 25th, 2016 @ 2:49pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Now those are some awesome comparison shots. Very cool to see.

Unfortunately, I just realized that Nosecone's fists weren't redone so he can't hold his gun properly. Ugh.

So good news, bad news.


Pop his combiner hand into one of his armholes. Yeah, it'll be comically oversized, but you can't have everything.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792574)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 25th, 2016 @ 2:56pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:Twin Twist redeco! Give him two drills!


Don't worry! Dr. Albert W. Wily has got you covered! ;)

Drill Man
Image

Ground Man
Image


Add that Ground Man is one of only 4 Robot Masters that can actually transform into a vehicle (the others are Turbo Man from MM7, Galaxy Man from MM9 and Nitro Man from MM10), and you got a kitbash idea ready to go ;)
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792580)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 25th, 2016 @ 3:40pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:Twin Twist redeco! Give him two drills!


Don't worry! Dr. Albert W. Wily has got you covered! ;)

Drill Man
Image

Ground Man
Image


Add that Ground Man is one of only 4 Robot Masters that can actually transform into a vehicle (the others are Turbo Man from MM7, Galaxy Man from MM9 and Nitro Man from MM10), and you got a kitbash idea ready to go ;)


If only Cosmos were Deluxe sized! However, we might be able to cheat a bit with Tengu Man. He kinda has a slightly more jet-like form when he's flying around. Use the Deluxe Groove mold for Nitro Man, the Dragstrip mole for Turbo Man, and the Unite Warriors Nosecone mold for Drill Man, and all we would need is a torso that could approximate one of the man Wily Machines in the series. A Legends sized Cosmos mold as Galaxy Man could be the sixth, optional team member, a la for Scrounge with Hasbro's Combiner Wars Computron set. Capcom! Hasbro! Takara Tomy! Make this happen! :PRAY:
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792586)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on May 25th, 2016 @ 4:12pm CDT
RevTibe wrote:Seeing the new parts on Rook really highlights how clever the retool was; Nosecone winds up feeling much more distinct than he actually is.


Absolutely.
Re-tooling to this extent, as least in terms of final look, is a large reason why this UW set is a must have imo.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792650)
Posted by no-one on May 25th, 2016 @ 9:19pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:Twin Twist redeco! Give him two drills!


Don't worry! Dr. Albert W. Wily has got you covered! ;)

Drill Man


Ground Man


Add that Ground Man is one of only 4 Robot Masters that can actually transform into a vehicle (the others are Turbo Man from MM7, Galaxy Man from MM9 and Nitro Man from MM10), and you got a kitbash idea ready to go ;)


If only Cosmos were Deluxe sized! However, we might be able to cheat a bit with Tengu Man. He kinda has a slightly more jet-like form when he's flying around. Use the Deluxe Groove mold for Nitro Man, the Dragstrip mole for Turbo Man, and the Unite Warriors Nosecone mold for Drill Man, and all we would need is a torso that could approximate one of the man Wily Machines in the series. A Legends sized Cosmos mold as Galaxy Man could be the sixth, optional team member, a la for Scrounge with Hasbro's Combiner Wars Computron set. Capcom! Hasbro! Takara Tomy! Make this happen! :PRAY:
I don't think the universe is ready to contain the awesome that would be a Mega Rock Man (forgot this is the UW thread :lol: ) and TF mash-up just yet. I for one am ready to give it a go! ;)^

Back to the subject at hand. I still don't know how I feel about the Takara's Nosecone. Yeah I think it's way better than Hasbro's, the amount of cool-ness they did to make it happen is impressive, but there is still just something about it that just doesn't jive with me. I can't quite put a finger on it. Maybe too much stuff?

I think Takara has Hasbro beat in alt mode and vice versa for bot mode. I think that this late in the game for UW/CW; I just want to have my cake and eat it too.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors Rook / Nosecone Retool Comparisons (1792669)
Posted by RevTibe on May 25th, 2016 @ 11:15pm CDT
carytheone wrote:I just want to have my cake and eat it too.
Yeah, I feel like that's been a theme with Computron! Both versions have a lot (and different) things to offer, only entirely satisfying option would probably be to buy both (but money!).

It's not as easy of a choice as, say, buying UW Menasor + CW Drag Strip.

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