Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US

Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US

Monday, July 6th, 2015 1:45pm CDT

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Takara's Devastator has been available all over the place online for varying prices. However, no Japan based retailer had him on pre-order yet and the Japanese MSRP of 2500 Yen from Robot Kingdom wasn't confirmed.

All this has changed now since Anime-Export now has Transformers UW 04 for pre-order at 30% off the now confirmed 2500 Yen MSRP. This means that he is available for only 17500 Yen, which is 146.70$ US (just a few dollars below the Hasbro MSRP). This is the first Japan based online retailer to have their pre-order and it gives an idea, to the fans awaiting these pre-orders, of the prices others may have

Transformers News: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US

Of course, while this may sound cheap, shipping becomes a big factor and changes depending on location. Below is an estimate of the rates from Japan to North America (based on the toy weighing 2000 grams) though they are not confirmed and should be looked into further by anyone interested in this toy, which can only be shipped EMS from this particular website.

Transformers News: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US

Transformers News: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US

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Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706720)
Posted by Emerje on July 6th, 2015 @ 2:25pm CDT
Was just coming to tip that Big in Japan has Devastator up for pre-order. They're going for ¥18,750 there.

Keep in mind that most shops will only export this through EMS either because of price, dimensions, or weight restrictions (or all of the above). Expect the big shops to start putting theirs up soon. I imagine AmiAmi will be going with 30% off.

Emerje
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706727)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 6th, 2015 @ 2:55pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Was just coming to tip that Big in Japan has Devastator up for pre-order. They're going for ¥18,750 there.

Keep in mind that most shops will only export this through EMS either because of price, dimensions, or weight restrictions (or all of the above). Expect the big shops to start putting theirs up soon. I imagine AmiAmi will be going with 30% off.

Emerje


yea Hopefully soon... before I give in and jump on Anime Export! They are awesome and all but I just don't feel like giving them more money upfront right now I have a lot of stuff on preorder with them. I need a pay later option. I bet HLJ's discount will be 20%, their discounts always seems to be less than the others for some reason.. I wonder if it's the private warehouse option they have that drives their over head cost higher than other Japanese base retailers.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706735)
Posted by william-james88 on July 6th, 2015 @ 3:19pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:yea Hopefully soon... before I give in and jump on Anime Export! They are awesome and all but I just don't feel like giving them more money upfront right now I have a lot of stuff on preorder with them. I need a pay later option. I bet HLJ's discount will be 20%, their discounts always seems to be less than the others for some reason.. I wonder if it's the private warehouse option they have that drives their over head cost higher than other Japanese base retailers.


Oh man I am so relieved to hear this, mooncake. This was my first purchase on anime export and I didnt mind paying now (will have my first kid by the time I'd have to pay for this devy and I feel I will have no money then). I just didnt know if they were a good retailer or not. From your experience, is that estimated shipping price I wrote above on the ball park?
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706736)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 6th, 2015 @ 3:29pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:yea Hopefully soon... before I give in and jump on Anime Export! They are awesome and all but I just don't feel like giving them more money upfront right now I have a lot of stuff on preorder with them. I need a pay later option. I bet HLJ's discount will be 20%, their discounts always seems to be less than the others for some reason.. I wonder if it's the private warehouse option they have that drives their over head cost higher than other Japanese base retailers.


Oh man I am so relieved to hear this, mooncake. This was my first purchase on anime export and I didnt mind paying now (will have my first kid by the time I'd have to pay for this devy and I feel I will have no money then). I just didnt know if they were a good retailer or not. From your experience, is that estimated shipping price I wrote above on the ball park?


so I've ordered MP smokescreen, MP wheeljack, MP bumblebee, MP Ultra Magnus, MP Star Sabre, and SH figuarts mark43 Iron Man from them, And received everything with out issues from them so Far. My shipping cost for EMS for Star Sabre was 2490 yen. so I'm going to say that estimate sounds about right.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706753)
Posted by Treetop Maximus on July 6th, 2015 @ 4:46pm CDT
If I'm going to be getting all that and it still winds up under $200, then picking up Takara's is a no-brainer. I'll probs wait for AmiAmi though.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706755)
Posted by william-james88 on July 6th, 2015 @ 4:49pm CDT
The weight differes from site to site. My calculations were around the 4 pound area but BBTS says it's 8 pounds, which would make the shipping more like 55$. It will always beat BBTS' 225 but I dont know by how much. And of course, taxes and customs can come into play.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706756)
Posted by Syn_13 on July 6th, 2015 @ 4:58pm CDT
Tempting. Doesn't work out to much more than the Hasbro version over here in the UK, and that's with the shipping. However, the customs may end up being too much for a figure of that size/value.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706773)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on July 6th, 2015 @ 6:20pm CDT
I give Hasbro a ton of credit...
From what I've seen and heard, the CW line is already a success.
I'm sure lots of people here can remember years ago when panel members mentioned at Botcon (back in '07 or '08)
that combiners were on hold "until they could do them right".

G1 show accurate paint apps are pretty important for me personally, but if Hasbro's versions were the only options, I still wouldn't complain.
I mean, almost all of the new head sculpts are incredible...

In fact, I have no issues with having preordered the Hasbro Devastator.
I'm not even sure I'll get the PE arms add-on set...
The more I've thought about it, the more I think that set will be combined most of the time.
For now I'll only be getting the other add-on set for the hands and vehicle attachments.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706780)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 6th, 2015 @ 6:37pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:I give Hasbro a ton of credit...
From what I've seen and heard, the CW line is already a success.
I'm sure lots of people here can remember years ago when panel members mentioned at Botcon (back in '07 or '08)
that combiners were on hold "until they could do them right".

G1 show accurate paint apps are pretty important for me personally, but if Hasbro's versions were the only options, I still wouldn't complain.
I mean, almost all of the new head sculpts are incredible...

In fact, I have no issues with having preordered the Hasbro Devastator.
I'm not even sure I'll get the PE arms add-on set...
The more I've thought about it, the more I think that set will be combined most of the time.
For now I'll only be getting the other add-on set for the hands and vehicle attachments.


Best post I heard regarding UW. If only all were like you.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706782)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on July 6th, 2015 @ 6:44pm CDT
It's about $55 shipping via EMS from that site to New York State, according to their shipping calculator. So we're looking at around $200 anyway through this website. I'm not sure which US customs fees would apply to this.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706802)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 6th, 2015 @ 8:34pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I give Hasbro a ton of credit...
From what I've seen and heard, the CW line is already a success.
I'm sure lots of people here can remember years ago when panel members mentioned at Botcon (back in '07 or '08)
that combiners were on hold "until they could do them right".

G1 show accurate paint apps are pretty important for me personally, but if Hasbro's versions were the only options, I still wouldn't complain.
I mean, almost all of the new head sculpts are incredible...

In fact, I have no issues with having preordered the Hasbro Devastator.
I'm not even sure I'll get the PE arms add-on set...
The more I've thought about it, the more I think that set will be combined most of the time.
For now I'll only be getting the other add-on set for the hands and vehicle attachments.


Best post I heard regarding UW. If only all were like you.


Agreed. Combiner Wars is so above and beyond what we've had before in the way of combiners from Has/Tak. Even if you want to split hairs over Takara's show decos versus Hasbro's toy/updated decos, or additional elbow joints as is the case for Devastator, these toys are pretty awesome. Fenrir, would you refresh my memory? Are you planning on getting Hasbro's Alpha Bravo and Off Road to spice up your UW Superion and Menasor (come August)? I know you waited on the Aerialbots until UW Superion was released, but I don't know if you planned for any of the Hasbro "exclusive" characters in the line.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706805)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on July 6th, 2015 @ 8:46pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I give Hasbro a ton of credit...
From what I've seen and heard, the CW line is already a success.
I'm sure lots of people here can remember years ago when panel members mentioned at Botcon (back in '07 or '08)
that combiners were on hold "until they could do them right".

G1 show accurate paint apps are pretty important for me personally, but if Hasbro's versions were the only options, I still wouldn't complain.
I mean, almost all of the new head sculpts are incredible...

In fact, I have no issues with having preordered the Hasbro Devastator.
I'm not even sure I'll get the PE arms add-on set...
The more I've thought about it, the more I think that set will be combined most of the time.
For now I'll only be getting the other add-on set for the hands and vehicle attachments.


Best post I heard regarding UW. If only all were like you.


Heheh...
Please believe I'm not the "everything's-great-don't-bother-thinking" type.
But thanks.
I just haven't been this excited about Hasbro TF figures for a long, long time.
And they are pretty ding-dang awesome.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706806)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on July 6th, 2015 @ 8:51pm CDT
Does anyone have experience with Anime-Export that is positive or negative?
And, maybe an odd question, but does HLJ usually have better prices than these guys? I've had good business with them.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706807)
Posted by Emerje on July 6th, 2015 @ 8:54pm CDT
BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:It's about $55 shipping via EMS from that site to New York State, according to their shipping calculator. So we're looking at around $200 anyway through this website. I'm not sure which US customs fees would apply to this.


There are no customs fees from Japan to the USA.

Weight sounds right so the price should be accurate. Just multiplying the weight of Gelshark (350g) and Brainstorm (380g) by six brings the price between 4,140JPY (US$34) and 4,420JPY (US$36).

Emerje
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706808)
Posted by Cobotron on July 6th, 2015 @ 9:00pm CDT
Emerje wrote:There are no customs fees from Japan to the USA.
:shock: Really? You mean period? Or do you mean there are no duties unless Customs decides to inspect? I thought any and all goods purchased from foreign lands could be charged import taxes if they are seen as consumer goods and not as a gift.

Trust me. I'm hoping your answer is, yes, period. :D
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706810)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 6th, 2015 @ 9:06pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:Does anyone have experience with Anime-Export that is positive or negative?
And, maybe an odd question, but does HLJ usually have better prices than these guys? I've had good business with them.


The price diference sometimes varies by 500 to 800 Yen. Depending on the store.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706811)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on July 6th, 2015 @ 9:13pm CDT
I'm really tempted to buy this now, but there is something I feel inherently troublling in a seller who requires payment on preorder right away. Maybe that once was normal, but I have never had to deal with it from a vendor before. Is that weird?
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706812)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 6th, 2015 @ 9:15pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:I'm really tempted to buy this now, but there is something I feel inherently troublling in a seller who requires payment on preorder right away. Maybe that once was normal, but I have never had to deal with it from a vendor before. Is that weird?


Patience friend. Though I had to fork over cash for Guardian as it it an exclusive. Devs is not so either you try BigInJapan (no cash needed yet) or wait for the other big hitters like amiami, hobbysearch or hlj.
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706817)
Posted by william-james88 on July 6th, 2015 @ 9:37pm CDT
NuclearConvoy wrote:Does anyone have experience with Anime-Export that is positive or negative?
And, maybe an odd question, but does HLJ usually have better prices than these guys? I've had good business with them.


HLJ is usually pricier since their discount is 20% not 30%. Anime Export is the cheapest but they require payment right away. That's how they can offer the best discounts, their company has perfect cash flow and they know they will always order as much as they can sell.


Ok, so I got my Superion and while I much preffer Hasbro Menasor as a team of toys (since they are all different), there is no denying that the Superion combined form is far suerior to any combining robot Hasbro and Takara ever made. He is as solid and balanced as a non combining supreme class toy. His center of balance has no equal. And since I will keep him in combined form (since I find the individual figures a but lackluster), I am glad I got the takara version. I love how the yellow gets replaced by gold, it's perfect.

Also, I much preffer the skydive and ar raid mold for arms since they have pegs for the robot arms to stick perfectly to. The others dont seem to have that and I dont like having extra bits be all loosey goosey. SO this is my preferred combination:

Image
Re: Takara Unite Warriors UW 04 Devastator Pre-order now available at online Japanese retail for 146$ US (1706826)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 6th, 2015 @ 10:55pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:I give Hasbro a ton of credit...
From what I've seen and heard, the CW line is already a success.
I'm sure lots of people here can remember years ago when panel members mentioned at Botcon (back in '07 or '08)
that combiners were on hold "until they could do them right".

G1 show accurate paint apps are pretty important for me personally, but if Hasbro's versions were the only options, I still wouldn't complain.
I mean, almost all of the new head sculpts are incredible...

In fact, I have no issues with having preordered the Hasbro Devastator.
I'm not even sure I'll get the PE arms add-on set...
The more I've thought about it, the more I think that set will be combined most of the time.
For now I'll only be getting the other add-on set for the hands and vehicle attachments.


Best post I heard regarding UW. If only all were like you.


Heheh...
Please believe I'm not the "everything's-great-don't-bother-thinking" type.
But thanks.
I just haven't been this excited about Hasbro TF figures for a long, long time.
And they are pretty ding-dang awesome.


By your post, you seem like an open minded guy. Sure not everyone would be happy but some posts are ike Huffer's bio. To paraphrase the Marvel Transformers Universe almanac....Huffer sees the world through sludge tinge optics.

Either one of the 3 is great for whosoever acquires one. It's the "no I'm not getting 'em because it's this is this that is that"..... :BOOM:

Please stop raining on our day of nerdgasm. If you hate the mold, maybe avoid the subject like the plague.

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