Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 11:39pm CDT

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Courtesy of the Weibo userpage Transformers, we have a set of new images of the upcoming Unite Warriors Defensor and the all new Deluxe Groove mold! Unfortunately, he's only being shown in leg form and no others, but it at least gives us an idea of what the finished product will look like.

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove

Transformers News: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove

Defensor, including Groove, will come in a boxed set and is scheduled for a December release. The team can be preordered at your favorite retailer right now. After you're done preordering this fantastic combiner warrior, check out our gallery of Combiner Wars Defensor, featuring Legends Class Groove and Deluxe Class Rook, which you can see right here.

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

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This article was last modified on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 11:59pm CDT

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Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699672)
Posted by LE0KING on June 17th, 2015 @ 11:50pm CDT
that groove is one heck of a retool.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699674)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 18th, 2015 @ 12:06am CDT
LE0KING wrote:that groove is one heck of a retool.

Retool of what (:| ?
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699679)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 18th, 2015 @ 12:16am CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
LE0KING wrote:that groove is one heck of a retool.

Retool of what (:| ?


United Wreck-gar? ;)

Did some computations. If we buy them from amiami......saves me Y400 off compared to the Hasbro domestic releases. But of course, not factoring in the shipping........makes the set cost roughly equal the Hasbro versions.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699684)
Posted by LE0KING on June 18th, 2015 @ 12:22am CDT
Replace the windscreen and wheel with a nosecone and put wings on it and you're looking at quickslinger. The core robot design is the same. It may just be the cw aesthetic, but they share a lot of aspects.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699687)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 18th, 2015 @ 12:28am CDT
LE0KING wrote:Replace the windscreen and wheel with a nosecone and put wings on it and you're looking at quickslinger. The core robot design is the same. It may just be the cw aesthetic, but they share a lot of aspects.


Whoa...you're right. I missed that! That's quite impressive, actually. What's not impressive? How those hands just dangle off the sides. UGH.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699694)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 18th, 2015 @ 12:34am CDT
LE0KING wrote:Replace the windscreen and wheel with a nosecone and put wings on it and you're looking at quickslinger. The core robot design is the same. It may just be the cw aesthetic, but they share a lot of aspects.


You're squinting and doing a Spongebob right?
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699702)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 18th, 2015 @ 12:46am CDT
If it shares any molding, or tooling with any figure, it's Alpha Bravo because of the hand/foot/gun.
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Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699713)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 18th, 2015 @ 1:07am CDT
No real surprises seeing Deluxe Groove in color at last. Of course Takara was gonna nail the paint job. This is quite a nice hors d'oeuvres for the Tokyo Toy Show, the color prototypes of the next series of fembots from Takara's Legends line along with the latest TAV reveals are a savory starter, but I'm still saving room for the main course. Come on, Takara, show us your hulking green and purple masterpiece!
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699728)
Posted by Flashwave on June 18th, 2015 @ 2:20am CDT
I liked Legends Groove. gave up and ordered me one since the rest of Defensor is sitting to my ruight. I hope his chest mode pegs in better than Blackjack did, but even if it doesn't, It'll be nice to have him complete. And, Relative scale is a thing for me (big alts big, small alts small), but that bike looks AWESOME in color.

Autobot032 wrote:
LE0KING wrote:Replace the windscreen and wheel with a nosecone and put wings on it and you're looking at quickslinger. The core robot design is the same. It may just be the cw aesthetic, but they share a lot of aspects.


Whoa...you're right. I missed that! That's quite impressive, actually. What's not impressive? How those hands just dangle off the sides. UGH.


I think what your seeing is the shared design of the CW series, the same way Offroad/Ironhide/First Aid share the same bodies (well, legs) as most of the Airialbots, but are NOT retools of such.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699730)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 18th, 2015 @ 2:24am CDT
Flashwave wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
LE0KING wrote:Replace the windscreen and wheel with a nosecone and put wings on it and you're looking at quickslinger. The core robot design is the same. It may just be the cw aesthetic, but they share a lot of aspects.


Whoa...you're right. I missed that! That's quite impressive, actually. What's not impressive? How those hands just dangle off the sides. UGH.


I think what your seeing is the shared design of the CW series, the same way Offroad/Ironhide/First Aid share the same bodies as most of the Airialbots, but are NOT retools of such.


Yup. Same way the Scramble City components shared the basic designs.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699739)
Posted by Va'al on June 18th, 2015 @ 3:31am CDT
Adding to the recent full colour images of Takara Tomy Unite Warriors UW-03 Defensor, from the Tokyo Toy Show 2015, we have an update from TakaraTomyMall showing the official stock photography for both the Protectobot gestalt and the deluxe Groove figure - plus the other four Protectobots: Hot Spot, Streetwise, Blades and First Aid in their Takara deco! Check out the images mirrored below.

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Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699769)
Posted by Autobot N on June 18th, 2015 @ 6:51am CDT
I hope to high heaven that the Groove mold will be released in the US, at least as Afterburner.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699771)
Posted by BlueBefore on June 18th, 2015 @ 6:58am CDT
Groove's head sculpt is pretty ugly.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699772)
Posted by prjkt on June 18th, 2015 @ 6:58am CDT
Groove- Big Win
Blades - Very G1, I like
Streetwise - Kinda bland compared to the Hasbro version
First Aid - same deal as Streetwise
Hotspot - Not a great deal of difference - the white box at the end of the ladder is kinda cool, but the extra blue on Defensor's chest... I'm not quite sure I like this.

So for me this a Takara 2/Hasbro 3 type deal. Only just.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699774)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:06am CDT
*drools* Got my Christmas wishlist sorted now (including Rook). All in all:

Superion: Hasbro
Menasor: Hasbro
Defensor: Takara

Any chance we'll see a Guard City?
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699777)
Posted by Thormind on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:18am CDT
Huumm decision decision. To buy hasbro now with TRU discount or to wait for Takara quality but a 1 1/2 the price...
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699782)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:32am CDT
wow. I don't really care about Groove, but that mold is awesome, and so much potential.
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699785)
Posted by Randomhero on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:36am CDT
Kept looking at defensor and saying "why is everyone painted but Streetwise? Why are they using a prototype for promo shots?" Then i noticed it is painted. Robot looked great, limb mode looks so disingenuous
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699788)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:46am CDT
Is it bad to say I do not like this? The chest area has the extra paint yes, but it doesn't look good. Streetwise and First Aid don't look near as good as the Hasbro versions, Groove kinda looks funky here, funkier than his legends version, but Blades is alright, but not outstanding compared to Hasbro in my opinion, and Hot Spot really doesn't look different. I like the legends class Groove and deluxe Rook, so I think the Hasbro version is better for quality. This looks, in some cases little different and in others different but not exactly better. :BOT:
Re: Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Color Images Of Unite Warriors Defensor And Deluxe Class Groove (1699790)
Posted by Tigertrack on June 18th, 2015 @ 8:00am CDT
I'm very much into this and the hopeful repaints into g2 and Guard City versions... Please.

The grey/off white Streetwise is pretty G1 accurate. I like it, even though I am a minority on that. The painted rims on the wheels look good on all of them, the more white First Aid, Blades is good, Groove is great.

I do agree the blue chest looks less good than Hasbro's for Defensor, but for me I think it's minor enough.

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