Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines

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Takara's UW 04 Devastator is now shipping from all Japanese retailers. Is yours on the way? To make the wait easier (or harder), Alfes has some great in hand pictures of this big beautiful behemoth. He compares to Hasbro's as well, especially the articulation. Just look at this Scrapper, doesn't this look like the rightful leader of the constructions?

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines

Here are a few more pictures and you can check out the rest here.

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines

TF Yuki also came out with a few more pictures but this time to show us how to position the feet properly for maximum stability. What a nice guy!

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines

Credit(s): alfes and tfyuki


This article was last modified on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 12:48am CST

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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747412)
Posted by william-james88 on December 12th, 2015 @ 12:41am CST
fenrir72 wrote:
It was Hook who called Soundwave an uncharismatic bore....


Good thing I read your post before newsing ;)
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747419)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 12th, 2015 @ 1:45am CST
william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
It was Hook who called Soundwave an uncharismatic bore....


Good thing I read your post before newsing ;)


Anything to help. Now it's the waiting that's gonna kill me.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747420)
Posted by King Kuuga on December 12th, 2015 @ 2:46am CST
Hum. The differences between Hasbro and Takara decos are more minimal than I thought. I'm still going Takara for the guns, articulation, and overall improvements, but Hasbro's is a good show too. Not that I ever thought it wasn't. Still, this reaffirms my choice to get Takara's Devy, when finances permit.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747430)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 12th, 2015 @ 4:25am CST
Looking at the images is giving me the itch to get this too
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747431)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 12th, 2015 @ 4:36am CST
The lighting may be off but :-( I hate you Alfes! ( just kidding, it's the waiting :lol: )but some more angle that's sooooo :x

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Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747433)
Posted by Grahf_ on December 12th, 2015 @ 4:44am CST
Made my payment to Amiami earlier and now it's time to play the waiting game.

If the Hasbro version had come out before Takara made their announcement then I would've gotten the Hasbro version and would've been fine with it. However since Takara made their announcement before CW Devastator released, I went with them. I don't really display my figures and I like to pick them up, transform them and play with them so the elbows and extra weapons spoke to me. I don't mind having figures that lack a few points of articulation here and there like some Unicron Trilogy figures, but seeing that extra bit of articulation on the individual Constructicons put me over to the Takara side. I can't wait until I get these guys. After Devastator though is the long wait for Galvatronus. On top of the incredibly long wait for Thunder Mayhem. You just know that Impactor won't be the last figure so that's going to make the wait for the complete combiner just that much longer. At least Offroad can be a substitute if I don't sub him in for Starscream on Galvatronus.

**Addition**

Is it just me or does it look like you can deploy the new elbows on Mixmaster while in leg mode to clean up the back of his leg some? Why hasn't anyone showed this off yet? It looks like his two elbows do a complete 180 degree bend in the G1/CW/UW comparison picture and looking at the stability picture from TFYuki, it looks like nothing is blocking the new elbows when in leg mode. That way the arms can look like extra heels instead of just dangling off the back or trying to sit above the wheel by letting it sit in the hollow part of the arm.

I just wish something could've been done with the mixing drum. Some sort of split into two Gundam esque shields would've been nice. The odd shape of the drum could've been where you stick the guns while still hiding behind the shield
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747437)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 12th, 2015 @ 6:18am CST
fenrir72 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
MemphisR56 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:We really need a group therapy lounge here.


Tell me about it. Full wave 1 2016, Titan UW Devvy, Platinum Dinobots. This is a month of pure wallet destruction if I get everything I want.

Hi everyone. My name is Memphis, and I am a CHUGaholic.


Aren't we all 助けて :-P 8-}
No. >:oP



Whaaaaaaaaaat?! You don't want to admit you need HELP?
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, make no mistake, I like Generations toys and have a fair number of them (Classics and Universe, however, I barely own any). I just don't feel that it should be the main Transformers line that it's become.

To be perfectly honest, there are often times I even wish that Classics (and its successor lines) had never even existed.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747447)
Posted by munkimus prime on December 12th, 2015 @ 8:16am CST
The more pictures I see the more the wait becomes unbearable. Screw a white Christmas, I want a green and purple one.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747449)
Posted by Amelie on December 12th, 2015 @ 8:45am CST
This toy confuses me so much -

Does it want to be akin to G1 Masterpiece?
Does it want to be IDW?
Just an homage to G1?

Its like half this set can't make up its mind about the other half. He looks great combined and then individually they're nice figues but as a set - I'm at odds.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747492)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 12th, 2015 @ 1:06pm CST
I ordered mine the other day from Robot Kingdom when they said it was in stock December 12th. Haven't gotten a shipping notice yet. I haven't spent this much on figures in one shot in a looong time.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747501)
Posted by AutobotAlvaron on December 12th, 2015 @ 3:08pm CST
Thanks for the great pics! The good part is getting to see Takara's take on Devastator, but the downside is that I'm now more torn than ever over which version to get. Though I really appreciate the new head with retractable visor, added articulation points, silver-painted wheels, and individual hand-pistols, I actually prefer the bot-mode paint-schemes of the Hasbro version. Aside from the gaudy pinkish chrome, the SDCC one has the best/most sticker/tampo detail. If I could afford to, and if it were easy to do, I'd buy all three versions to swap-out parts and make an "ultimate" version. As it is, Takara may have made my Christmas gift dream come true! :-D
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747502)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on December 12th, 2015 @ 3:20pm CST
munkimus prime wrote:The more pictures I see the more the wait becomes unbearable. Screw a white Christmas, I want a green and purple one.


Freakin' A! :BANG_HEAD: :VEHI:
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747558)
Posted by william-james88 on December 12th, 2015 @ 7:33pm CST
Hey guys... the UW Devastator has ratcheted shoulders!!!!

Ok, so barring the slight deco differences, here is the main differences in the molding (gotten from Gepard on TFW):


-New elbows/lower arms on Scrapper, Mixmaser, Long Haul, and Hook.
-New combiner head.
-New knees/thighs on Bonecrusher and Scavenger.
-New waist joints on Bonecrusher and Scavenger for combiner mode shoulder ratchets.
-New G1 accurate guns for each robot.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747588)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 12th, 2015 @ 9:56pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I ordered mine the other day from Robot Kingdom when they said it was in stock December 12th. Haven't gotten a shipping notice yet. I haven't spent this much on figures in one shot in a looong time.


Me too :-( :lol:
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747594)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on December 12th, 2015 @ 10:15pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Hey guys... the UW Devastator has ratcheted shoulders!!!!

Ok, so barring the slight deco differences, here is the main differences in the molding (gotten from Gepard on TFW):


-New elbows/lower arms on Scrapper, Mixmaser, Long Haul, and Hook.
-New combiner head.
-New knees/thighs on Bonecrusher and Scavenger.
-New waist joints on Bonecrusher and Scavenger for combiner mode shoulder ratchets.
-New G1 accurate guns for each robot.



D@MN

That is a lot of structural work; I just cannot accept how far off-base hasbro had to have theirs; it also makes the memory of them hyping this figure at botcon even more laughably hilarious - as UW devs had been revealed earlier that day :lol:
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747688)
Posted by .... on December 13th, 2015 @ 1:41pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Hey guys... the UW Devastator has ratcheted shoulders!!!!

Ok, so barring the slight deco differences, here is the main differences in the molding (gotten from Gepard on TFW):


-New elbows/lower arms on Scrapper, Mixmaser, Long Haul, and Hook.
-New combiner head.
-New knees/thighs on Bonecrusher and Scavenger.
-New waist joints on Bonecrusher and Scavenger for combiner mode shoulder ratchets.
-New G1 accurate guns for each robot.


Wait, Bonecrusher and Scavenger have waist joints? How is that even possible with the way they are designed??? :HALUC:
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747690)
Posted by munkimus prime on December 13th, 2015 @ 1:50pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Hey guys... the UW Devastator has ratcheted shoulders!!!!

Ok, so barring the slight deco differences, here is the main differences in the molding (gotten from Gepard on TFW):


-New elbows/lower arms on Scrapper, Mixmaser, Long Haul, and Hook.
-New combiner head.
-New knees/thighs on Bonecrusher and Scavenger.
-New waist joints on Bonecrusher and Scavenger for combiner mode shoulder ratchets.
-New G1 accurate guns for each robot.

That sounds amazing. I think I made the right choice waiting for this version instead of going for the Hasbro version. It's been a major test of patience but the wait is nearly over. :-D
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747692)
Posted by .... on December 13th, 2015 @ 2:00pm CST
munkimus prime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Hey guys... the UW Devastator has ratcheted shoulders!!!!

Ok, so barring the slight deco differences, here is the main differences in the molding (gotten from Gepard on TFW):


-New elbows/lower arms on Scrapper, Mixmaser, Long Haul, and Hook.
-New combiner head.
-New knees/thighs on Bonecrusher and Scavenger.
-New waist joints on Bonecrusher and Scavenger for combiner mode shoulder ratchets.
-New G1 accurate guns for each robot.

That sounds amazing. I think I made the right choice waiting for this version instead of going for the Hasbro version. It's been a major test of patience but the wait is nearly over. :-D


Same here!!! =D
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747703)
Posted by william-james88 on December 13th, 2015 @ 2:33pm CST
munkimus prime wrote:That sounds amazing. I think I made the right choice waiting for this version instead of going for the Hasbro version. It's been a major test of patience but the wait is nearly over. :-D


Me too. I would have never bought Hasbro Devastator at his full price, it didn't seem worth it when takara's was the same price and I would only have to pay the shipping. But when Hasbro's started getting good sales, it became really hard. 150$ for Takara makes sense, but so did 100$ for Hasbro (plus shipping/taxes for either). So I was really torn on that. However part of me knows that I would have never felt happy with Hasbro's Scrapper knowing there was a much better one out there.
Re: Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator In Hand Images and Stability Guidelines (1747706)
Posted by RAR on December 13th, 2015 @ 2:58pm CST
william-james88 wrote:150$ for Takara makes sense, but so did 100$ for Hasbro (plus shipping/taxes for either). So I was really torn on that. However part of me knows that I would have never felt happy with Hasbro's Scrapper knowing there was a much better one out there.


I guess there is some decent enough Upgrades for the Hasbro set but you are not likely to get the guns with that and - you might still want to consider some repro-labels to add the missing details - if you are the kind of person who like chevrons on their Constructicons (I do).

So if there is much chance of you wanting to keep the Constructicon in individual mode then I would guess that the Takara one makes a lot more sense - for simple display the Hasbro or SDCC one is fine I guess.

To be honest I've more or less discounted the Hasbro one for the time being short of a heavy sale as I'm not really feeling Longhaul's design much compared to the others - and I have some concerns about stability and build quality on the set. I'd likely go in on another 3rd party set sometime.

I think Hasbro's Devastator is perhaps a little to big when combined and I'm not a fan of the skinny looking tiny head either.

That said the individual robots look OK in some cases and as a cheap and dirty purchase I'd consider them... even though there is clearly 100 things I can spend my money on that offer greater personal satisfaction.

Satisfaction wise I'd put Devastator not much off par with your average Constructbot - as like them you pay to much for them - you feel well ripped-off - However if you get them super cheap they are kinda delightful.

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