Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 4:15am CST

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Courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Autobot032, we have the first full look (after the endless TFYuki images) at Takara Tomy Unite Warriors UW-03 Guardian/Defensor in the felzbug review below - and that means we also get to see the Takara-only deluxe Groove figure in-hand! Check it out.

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Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1746977)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 10th, 2015 @ 6:21am CST
Devs been paid for....can't wait =P~
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1746993)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on December 10th, 2015 @ 8:44am CST
Va'al wrote:
What's with the gloves?

Anyway, going by that review, IMO Hasbro wins this one. All the individual Hasbro bots look better, except for Hotspot. I like the sharp blue on Takara's more. As for Groove, they can't really be compared. Takara did a good job with theirs, but Hasbro's Defensor looks better overall. The Takara version is an easy pass for me, I didn't need a full sized Groove. He makes for a skinny leg anyway, and the backpack in robot mode is huge. Just not worth it, as I will be keeping the Protectobots in Defensor mode anyway, and Hasbro's version is more than adequate for that purpose.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1746998)
Posted by Starsaber468 on December 10th, 2015 @ 9:33am CST
Groove looks totally awesome! Plus that alt mode dang that is just awesome its definitely way better than that hasbro legends groove :D
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747001)
Posted by Optimizzy on December 10th, 2015 @ 9:59am CST
I love that groove. I think it is a shame that Hasbro isnt jumping at the bit to use it.

But come on guy. Takara may like us but Takara loved our money a great deal more. Deluxe Groove was just a good business decision. They get domestic AND foreign sales that way. I really hope Hasbro gets the mold and can also use it for Afterburner. Im still holding out hope even with Titan Wars heading out sometimes next year.

If no one got Hasbro's defensor I'd say get this just because of Groove but I wouldnt double dip. Even groove isnt worth the heft...in my opinion.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747002)
Posted by MemphisR56 on December 10th, 2015 @ 10:02am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:
What's with the gloves?

Anyway, going by that review, IMO Hasbro wins this one. All the individual Hasbro bots look better, except for Hotspot. I like the sharp blue on Takara's more. As for Groove, they can't really be compared. Takara did a good job with theirs, but Hasbro's Defensor looks better overall. The Takara version is an easy pass for me, I didn't need a full sized Groove. He makes for a skinny leg anyway, and the backpack in robot mode is huge. Just not worth it, as I will be keeping the Protectobots in Defensor mode anyway, and Hasbro's version is more than adequate for that purpose.


Felzbug's reviews are all like that. He's reviewing in-character... so the gloves are supposed to be the puppet's hands.

...I... I don't mean to be mean here, but I really can't sit through Felzbug's reviews.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747003)
Posted by william-james88 on December 10th, 2015 @ 10:05am CST
Optimizzy wrote: They get domestic AND foreign sales that way.


They only get domestic since he was exclusive to TTMall. So there were no foreign sales being given to Takara. Hasbro Asia did license out the release as they always do but all the foreign sales went to them and not Takara.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747005)
Posted by william-james88 on December 10th, 2015 @ 10:08am CST
MemphisR56 wrote:
...I... I don't mean to be mean here, but I really can't sit through Felzbug's reviews.


I dont think you're the only one. Is the TF reviewer landscape that competitive that people have to create characters to set themselves apart? Let us know Chuck!

I personally like Thew, who has personality but is just him and not a character. He just says what he likes about the figure and shows you why it's awesome, rather than a more conventional review which simply describes a figure. He also lets you know what frustrates him. It gives a good sense of what is good in a toy and what isnt. What really surprised me was his dissapointment to Generations Leader Megatron. But it helped set my expectations.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747006)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on December 10th, 2015 @ 10:22am CST
MemphisR56 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:
What's with the gloves?


Felzbug's reviews are all like that. He's reviewing in-character... so the gloves are supposed to be the puppet's hands.

...I... I don't mean to be mean here, but I really can't sit through Felzbug's reviews.
I won't be watching any more of them either. Very annoying.

Will Victorion be a UW release or a regular Hasbro one with all the members sold separately?
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747025)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on December 10th, 2015 @ 12:19pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:
MemphisR56 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:
What's with the gloves?


Felzbug's reviews are all like that. He's reviewing in-character... so the gloves are supposed to be the puppet's hands.

...I... I don't mean to be mean here, but I really can't sit through Felzbug's reviews.
I won't be watching any more of them either. Very annoying.

Will Victorion be a UW release or a regular Hasbro one with all the members sold separately?


Not sure if TT will release her (even if they did we probably wouldn't see her until 2017 at the rate that they're going), but, as for hasbro, she will be a boxset released (presumably) alongside the G2 boxsets and will retail for ~$100.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747032)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 10th, 2015 @ 12:35pm CST
How did he get Defensor so early? I just ordered mine off Robot Kingdom and they said December 12th. EVERYONE says December 12th, what's worse is he didn't even submit his own review. If I knew this was coming I would've held off and gotten it with Devastator! *Insert Charlie Brown scream*
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747036)
Posted by william-james88 on December 10th, 2015 @ 12:54pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote: what's worse is he didn't even submit his own review


We were still notified of this review through the proper channels.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747064)
Posted by carytheone on December 10th, 2015 @ 3:05pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
MemphisR56 wrote:
...I... I don't mean to be mean here, but I really can't sit through Felzbug's reviews.


I dont think you're the only one. Is the TF reviewer landscape that competitive that people have to create characters to set themselves apart? Let us know Chuck!

I personally like Thew, who has personality but is just him and not a character. He just says what he likes about the figure and shows you why it's awesome, rather than a more conventional review which simply describes a figure. He also lets you know what frustrates him. It gives a good sense of what is good in a toy and what isnt. What really surprised me was his dissapointment to Generations Leader Megatron. But it helped set my expectations.
It would seem that way. I like felzbug's goofy schtick. Speaking of goofy schtick, I've enjoyed the new kid on the block; death reviews. His pacing or maybe delivery reminds me a lot of prime reviews or some other reviewer. And while I'm completely off topic; how'd I miss this drinking game Chuck referred to? I love drinking... umm... games.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747075)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 10th, 2015 @ 3:50pm CST
Paid. Looks like HLJ doesn't ship huge packages via SAL anymore. My shipping was changed to EMS. I hope it won't cost me more money upon arrival.

This set better be awesome. :lol: :shock:
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747081)
Posted by Randomhero on December 10th, 2015 @ 5:12pm CST
It's an okay review but I can't really take the points of QC seriously when your comparing one figure you've had for probably a good 6 months and played with a lot and one figure where you're literally reviewing it right out of the box.

Also saying hasbros hips don't connect well WHEN YOU CAN SEE TAKARAS VERSIONS HIPS ARE NOT PROPERLY CONNECTED IN THE VIDEO! :lol:
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747084)
Posted by Randomhero on December 10th, 2015 @ 5:17pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
MemphisR56 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:
What's with the gloves?


Felzbug's reviews are all like that. He's reviewing in-character... so the gloves are supposed to be the puppet's hands.

...I... I don't mean to be mean here, but I really can't sit through Felzbug's reviews.
I won't be watching any more of them either. Very annoying.

Will Victorion be a UW release or a regular Hasbro one with all the members sold separately?


Not sure if TT will release her (even if they did we probably wouldn't see her until 2017 at the rate that they're going), but, as for hasbro, she will be a boxset released (presumably) alongside the G2 boxsets and will retail for ~$100.


They might. They are after all releasing their own versions Galvatronus and Optimus Maximus. Probably won't be too different. Different shades of color is probably it. Then again, Takara did skip over Jhiaxus, Skids, Scoop(I think) and Crosscut who is originally a takara character.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747085)
Posted by Cobotron on December 10th, 2015 @ 5:24pm CST
Cyberpath wrote:Paid. Looks like HLJ doesn't ship huge packages via SAL anymore. My shipping was changed to EMS. I hope it won't cost me more money upon arrival.

This set better be awesome. :lol: :shock:
Amiami bumped me up to SAL Parcel due to size too, and... YIKES! That's a hefty shipping fee. EMS was about $6 bucks more. Seeing how it's Crimus time, I figured I better save 6 bucks.

This set better be awesome. :lol: :shock:
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747090)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 10th, 2015 @ 5:36pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:How did he get Defensor so early? I just ordered mine off Robot Kingdom and they said December 12th. EVERYONE says December 12th, what's worse is he didn't even submit his own review. If I knew this was coming I would've held off and gotten it with Devastator! *Insert Charlie Brown scream*


http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail ... 6&page=top

still available............
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747103)
Posted by Likeits1985 on December 10th, 2015 @ 7:04pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:How did he get Defensor so early? I just ordered mine off Robot Kingdom and they said December 12th. EVERYONE says December 12th, what's worse is he didn't even submit his own review. If I knew this was coming I would've held off and gotten it with Devastator! *Insert Charlie Brown scream*


Eh...you can't always be the first person to post a video review of a Transformers figure on YouTube. I am a YouTube Transformers toy reviewer myself, and I used to go on eBay and spend big bucks to get the figures before their official release. But I gave that up because the big name TF reviewers always got their figures first, and therefore posted their TF reviews before I did. I don't hate the players, I just hate the game...
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747113)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 10th, 2015 @ 7:27pm CST
Likeits1985 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:How did he get Defensor so early? I just ordered mine off Robot Kingdom and they said December 12th. EVERYONE says December 12th, what's worse is he didn't even submit his own review. If I knew this was coming I would've held off and gotten it with Devastator! *Insert Charlie Brown scream*


Eh...you can't always be the first person to post a video review of a Transformers figure on YouTube. I am a YouTube Transformers toy reviewer myself, and I used to go on eBay and spend big bucks to get the figures before their official release. But I gave that up because the big name TF reviewers always got their figures first, and therefore posted their TF reviews before I did. I don't hate the players, I just hate the game...


Yup. There will always be "samples" released to those with connections to the industries. Most would be BIG time retailers or regional distributors.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW03 Guardian, feat Groove (1747139)
Posted by Solrac333 on December 10th, 2015 @ 10:06pm CST
Wow. These reviewers are just getting terrible? Do they all need gimmicks now?

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