Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 2:39am CST

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Fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999 brings us a video review of the highly desired deluxe class Groove. This Groove was part of the TakaraTomy Mall exclusive Unite Warriors Defensor box-set.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:While Takara did repaint two existing molds giving the figures new heads, for the Superion and Menasor gift sets, no one expected them to create an entirely new mold for Defensor. Well that's just what they did and Groove is a near perfect update of the G1 character. The transformation is simple yet effective, utilizing the same leg transformation as the Aerialbots. Hopefully Hasbro releases this figure domestically for collectors on a budget.



You can check out Hasbro's representation Here. And don't forget to sound off on how you think this figure turned out. Did it do the original figure justice? Or do you prefer your Defensor to have his motorcycles turn into armor instead of an arm?

Credit(s): chuckdawg1999


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Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748253)
Posted by King Kuuga on December 16th, 2015 @ 2:47am CST
william-james88 wrote:

THAT is adorable. And look! It's the target audience, having fun, not caring about intricate articulation or hollowness. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me.
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748257)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 16th, 2015 @ 3:47am CST
They're the kind that of videos hasbro need to make to advertise their stuff.
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748303)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 16th, 2015 @ 10:49am CST
Grand Galvatron comic!!! - http://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810864769/

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Takes place in the year 2021, ten years after Galvatron's death in the Arctic in The Headmasters cartoon.

Galvatron's soul isn't quite dead and takes possession of Cyclonus, upgrading Cyclonus's body in the process.

Unicron's remains are in the Triple Z Point, first seen in Beast Wars Neo.

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Unicron still has Metroplex and Trypticon's eyes.

Unicron summons the deceased Armada Thrust, the deceased Prime Breakdown, and the long lost IDW Roller, reviving the former two and upgrading all three as well.

Starscream's ghost shows up (guess the new body Unicron gave him in season 3 didn't last, or he could have come from another point in time when he was still a ghost, we really need someone to translate this comic) and he gets upgraded too.

From a continuity standpoint, with this taking place after The Headmasters, for the pre-established JG1 timeline to still work, whatever plan that's being carried out in this comic has to ultimately fail and be undone, with Galvatron's soul needing to die and go back to the Arctic on Earth for Dark Nova to come along years later and revive him as Super Megatron.
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748305)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 16th, 2015 @ 11:11am CST
Poor cyclonus having to put up with a talking head in his stomach :lol:
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748317)
Posted by munkimus prime on December 16th, 2015 @ 1:18pm CST
The lore for Grand Galvatron is getting Interesting. It may of twisted my arm into getting this set.
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748335)
Posted by RAR on December 16th, 2015 @ 2:01pm CST
There was an old Horror Movie about that.
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748336)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 16th, 2015 @ 2:01pm CST
After Chuck's review, I'm still very satisfied with the legends Groove as chest armor. And I am also kinda creeped out by that Galvatron head in cyclonus' stomach. Cool looking comic though, and it does prove this is indeed IDW Roller. :BOT:
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748340)
Posted by .... on December 16th, 2015 @ 2:12pm CST
I think I saw Chromedome in the first page, for Primus' sake we need a Chromedome.
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748353)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 16th, 2015 @ 3:43pm CST
SillySpringer wrote:I think I saw Chromedome in the first page, for Primus' sake we need a Chromedome.


That Chromedome is the one from the headmaster anime, he's just there showing how galvatron "died". Still a chance for a titan returns cd though
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748355)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 16th, 2015 @ 3:51pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:I think I saw Chromedome in the first page, for Primus' sake we need a Chromedome.


That Chromedome is the one from the headmaster anime, he's just there showing how galvatron "died". Still a chance for a titan returns cd though

I'm hoping for a MTMTE styled Chromedome from titans return. With the fact that the last 2 deluxes of wave 1 have not been revealed, I have hope he will be among the first :BOT:
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748360)
Posted by .... on December 16th, 2015 @ 4:16pm CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:I think I saw Chromedome in the first page, for Primus' sake we need a Chromedome.


That Chromedome is the one from the headmaster anime, he's just there showing how galvatron "died". Still a chance for a titan returns cd though

I'm hoping for a MTMTE styled Chromedome from titans return. With the fact that the last 2 deluxes of wave 1 have not been revealed, I have hope he will be among the first :BOT:


We need more IDW style Transformers in general. I love the Generations Wreckers and all of that. I hope Titans Return has more homages to IDW series and maybe even some more Wreckers. (Pyro, Guzzle, Perceptor, etc. I want more voyager Wreckers plz.)
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748386)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 16th, 2015 @ 5:58pm CST
munkimus prime wrote:The lore for Grand Galvatron is getting Interesting. It may of twisted my arm into getting this set.



Same here! I might get this. :x Curse you TT!!!!!!

So the color of the main body "Galvatronus" is testament to it's "ghost/spark" nature of Galvatron and not Galvatron II. So I assume after a big@ss smack down, Galvatron's spark will return back to his body and continue on with the events in Battlestars where he gets reformatted back to Super Megatron then somewhere down the road gets turned into galvatron II's beotch?
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748397)
Posted by Samsonator on December 16th, 2015 @ 6:35pm CST
Pretty stoked. I just picked up my UW Devastator today.
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748427)
Posted by william-james88 on December 16th, 2015 @ 9:12pm CST
Resident Transformers Guru, Sabrblade, has been nice enough to not only share with us that the Unite Warriors Gran Galvatron comic is now available for viewing at Takartomymall but to also dissect the details for us and sum up all the interesting tidbits (after the images). This is very helpful because the comic is in Japanese. Enjoy!

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Sabrblade wrote:Takes place in the year 2021, ten years after Galvatron's death in the Arctic in The Headmasters cartoon.

Galvatron's soul isn't quite dead and takes possession of Cyclonus, upgrading Cyclonus's body in the process.

Unicron's remains are in the Triple Z Point, first seen in Beast Wars Neo.

Image
Image

Unicron still has Metroplex and Trypticon's eyes.

Unicron summons the deceased Armada Thrust, the deceased Prime Breakdown, and the long lost IDW Roller, reviving the former two and upgrading all three as well.

Starscream's ghost shows up (guess the new body Unicron gave him in season 3 didn't last, or he could have come from another point in time when he was still a ghost, we really need someone to translate this comic) and he gets upgraded too.

From a continuity standpoint, with this taking place after The Headmasters, for the pre-established JG1 timeline to still work, whatever plan that's being carried out in this comic has to ultimately fail and be undone, with Galvatron's soul needing to die and go back to the Arctic on Earth for Dark Nova to come along years later and revive him as Super Megatron.
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748433)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 16th, 2015 @ 9:44pm CST
A few more tidbits from here:
- Galvatron kind of implies in the beginning that his plan is to see his "Grand Galvatron" plan come to fruition one way or another: so, basically this IS a version of the original Grand Galvatron thing. Huh.
- He and Cyclonus go to Unicron because Galvy's original plan is to remake Unicron's remains into a new body for himself... Except Unicron's still hanging around, and offers the other option to stop Galvy from turning him into a meat-puppet.
- Starscream shows up and pleads with them to give him a real body again. Unicron obliges... By giving him a half-real body... Because he says SS will just betray Galvatron again if he gets a fully-real body. Plus, this way Galvatron can make use of SS' ghosty abilities.
- Unicron tries to play this off like TFTM V2: "Now, go forth and conquer Cybertron... So that I can use it as a new body!" But Galvy pretty much shuts that down immediately with something resembling, "Good luck with that. Cybertron is MINE."
- Grand Galvatron appears to be fully-controlled by Galvy. Cyclonus is in control of himself the whole time... Just has Galvy's head there bossing him around.
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748443)
Posted by Shuttershock on December 16th, 2015 @ 10:00pm CST
As cool as these picks were, I feel like this was a missed opportunity to have Hook, Line, Sinker and Sideways as minions/limbs, ESPECIALLY with the Unicron connection.

Sadly, Funpub and Botcon seemed to have already maxed out their supply of obscurity. :-D
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748444)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 16th, 2015 @ 10:04pm CST
Shuttershock wrote:As cool as these picks were, I feel like this was a missed opportunity to have Hook, Line, Sinker and Sideways as minions/limbs, ESPECIALLY with the Unicron connection.

Sadly, Funpub and Botcon seemed to have already maxed out their supply of obscurity. :-D
These molds seem to have been picked specifically to give Japan a chance to own molds/remolds that they have yet to receive. This is Takara's first releasing of the Cyclonus mold, the Rook mold, the Offroad mold with Offroad's head, the Skydive mold with the pretooled Seeker head, and the Air Raid mold with the pretooled Conehead head. If they were to have done Hook, Line, Sinker, and Sideways, they'd likely have had to have been done with these molds with these toolings.
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748447)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 16th, 2015 @ 10:15pm CST
Still would have been cool nonetheless. Cyclonus, Scourge, Hook, Line and Sinker combine to form Galvatron? That would have been great. Still love the route they did take though :BOT:
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748449)
Posted by hyperconvoy69 on December 16th, 2015 @ 10:17pm CST
For those with Unite Warriors Devastator,

I'm curious if any of you have come across any QC issues with the figure. I just received my copy today and noticed a few issues immediately.

First of all Devastator's left forearm, which is composed of a missile pod, was loose at the wrist where it locks into place. The space was too wide so the hinge the wrist was on was loose. Thankfully, a few seconds under a blow dryer and some shaping alleviated that problem.

Second, the elbow on my Hook are stuck and I'm afraid to force them to bend. Anyone have any suggestions? It goes without saying that I don't want to break my copy of this figure so soon.

Thirdly, and this goes for all owners of Devy, I found a stress mark on one port near the crane where Devastator's head assembly should click into place.

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A visit to Seibertron's gallery of SDCC Devastator helped me determine that port is in fact warped. This prevents Devy's head from sitting flush. Any thoughts or advice?

Other than that, Unite Warriors Devastator is an amazing figure. I hope none of you all have the same OC issues I've found. Happy Holidays and take care everyone.
Re: Video Review - Unite Warriors Deluxe Class Groove and Collector Coin (1748454)
Posted by RAR on December 16th, 2015 @ 10:33pm CST
I take it Hook-Line & Sinker having some link to Unicron or Galvatron now is some comic thing I'm presently unaware of then ?

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I wonder how many of the opaque colour UW "Deluxe" Starscream Testshots they made ?


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I just wanted to ask has anyone got any idea when the Hong Kong Unite Warriors Guardian/Defensor gift set actually ship ?

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