The Tokyo Toy Show 2015 convention took place this same weekend as BotCon, at which TakaraTomy showed off a whole slew of new Transformers toys. From Adventure and Legends to Unite Warriors and Masterpiece. Of particular interest right now would be the long awaited revelation of the Unite Warriors Devastor (Devastator) figure, which is TakaraTomy's Japanese-domestic release of Hasbro's Generations Combiner Wars Titan class Devastator. The images below have been provided by Facebook
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The main differences between with the Unite Warriors version are strikingly major compared to the more ordinary differences of merely redecoing the likes of Superion and Menasor. In addition to featuring an extensive amount of show-accurate paint apps (even having purple inner treads on Bonecrusher), Devastor features several retooled parts, such as brand new handheld gun accessories for all six Buildrons (Constructicons). The six guns are all based on the guns included with the six G1 toys.
Another main difference is that, while Hasbro Devastator has visored eyes, and SDCC Devastator has regular eyes, Takara Devastor has BOTH! The visor on the Takara version is retractable, a la Titan class Metroplex's visor. And best of all, TakaraTomy has gone the extra mile of fixing one of the biggest complaints people have had with the Hasbro version: Scrapper and Long Haul have ELBOWS! Real, working, articulated elbows!
"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” -- C.S. Lewis