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Ah this makes me so excited

Ah this makes me so excited for the Unite Warriors version. It's like a theatrical cut before the enhanced home video version.

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Posted by VF5SS on 16 July, 2015 - 11:38
He's so fun to play with but

He's so fun to play with but I have nowhere to display him. Right now he just sits on my nightstand. The UW version is like the extended cut of LOTR!

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Posted by siningy on 16 July, 2015 - 16:22
Supposedly for the Greater Good...

A ways back, somebody from Hasbro said the reason Scrapper couldn't have elbows was to better ensure Devastator's stability. That might have been their excuse for all the missing elbow joints. But then Takara announced their version. I think it was either at Botcon or SDCC that Hasbro then said all the missing stuff their Devastator skimped on was to keep costs down.

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Posted by Optimal III on 16 July, 2015 - 11:42
Perfect Effect

Ironically enough, PE is working on some add on kits for this.

G1 guns, replacement arms with joints as well as a new cab piece for Mix Master and a crane arm for Hook.
And I believe some new hands and Devastator head as well.

As soon as I see this in my local stores (I like the thrill of the hunt over internet ordering) I will be buying at least 2 with plans on redeco-ing 1 to G2 colors.

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Posted by Court on 16 July, 2015 - 11:50
The cost benefit

That's the best part: even with a full set of add-ons (the two PE kits and/or kits from a half dozen others), the whole cost will be half of a third party version. Hercules was $500 before the Rage kit, and Giant tends to go for ridiculous prices beyond the $300 it technically cost.

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Posted by atom smasher on 16 July, 2015 - 15:01
I'm kind of curious how arms

I'm kind of curious how arms will attach since they seem to be connected with pins. I'll most likely get the weapons, but the improved cab is very tempting since Mixmaster's vehicle mode feels like the weakest of the six.

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Posted by siningy on 16 July, 2015 - 16:29
Arm connections

I'm looking at the photos from the BBTS listing. It's not really the whole arms getting replaced, but the forearms with built-in elbows. Long Haul's new forearms fit onto his old ones, latching into the hollow space. For Scavenger, the forearm is removed from the mushroom peg in the middle and replaced with the new part. Mixmaster is similar, but his elbows terminate in mushroom pegs, so his new arms are pretty much just better-proportioned fists. Hook has forearms that are just pegged in, so they get popped out and replaced.

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Posted by atom smasher on 16 July, 2015 - 17:59
Heres a quick follow up

Heres a quick follow up photo. When traveling with Devastator, please buckle up.

Safety First

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Posted by siningy on 18 July, 2015 - 15:34
 
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