Here’s some interesting news. According to TFND on Facebook, Toys R Us Taiwan are currently doing a giveway where any spend of NT1,799 will net you a “Combiner Wars” Deluxe Groove. This is a limited edition, while stocks last, kind of giveaway.
While the flyers for this one are branded Combiner Wars, it’s worth noting that Taiwan falls under Hasbro Asia, who have in the past released Japan-only molds in Asia. As such, this could actually be an individual release of Unite Warriors Groove, in limited quantities. The images on the flyer seem to support this as they appear to be the same stock images used by Takara-Tomy.
With that in mind, this is not in any way evidence of a wide release of a Combiner Wars Groove from Hasbro proper. Rather, this is a limited run, exclusive offering of the mold individually – which means some lucky fans can now own this one without buying the full Unite Warriors Defensor, but it’s not the wider distribution some among us might have been hoping for.