Asia Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus release date revealed

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  1. Star Saber

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    September 28 people :) 

    Special designed new packaging, new deco, and chrome parts.

    Apparently, it's supposed to be China only? Could be wrong though.

    Love the graphic on the page showing him breaking free from his G1 armor, ah if only we got an official one.
     
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    My KO City Commander is ready for this!
     
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    Love the idea of breaking the armor, very DW, LOL. Now give him his red eyes and he'll be accurate, hehe. Seriously, can't wait for that late Sept./Oct. for MP12, Henkei & Prime UMagnus.
     
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    I think they'll be sticking with blue eyes, probably because the good guys on the cartoon have blue eyes :) 
     
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    I have him in hand already.

    Blue Eyes!

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    There ya go :) 

    edit: Um your photos don't really show the eyes :) 

    So the photo was accurate, with the glowing blue eyes :D 

    Anyway really seems they're making this Magnus release a big deal. Didn't know he was that big in China, or even in Asia proper. The question here now is, will FP take advantage and make another run of City Commander, or, maybe an even better set of armor?
     
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    So does this mean the Price of Classics UM will drop and the price of City Commander will go up?
     
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    Hard to say honestly, but let's just say if people wanted to get a brand new minty Ultra Magnus in box, they won't have to pay the sky high prices the Prime/Magnus and Skywarp/Magnus ones are commanding. Also, there are a lot of FP City Commanders out there still in box, but yeah, I'd say with a cheaper Magnus available, more people would be looking to get it now, unlike before when both Magnus AND CC were expensive.
     
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    This I agreed. If FP doesn't release another set, I can see CC price could go up while Classic UMagnus goes cheaper. Anyhow, it's good to see the albino Magnus makes a come back. Hopefully, there's a white MP10 and Movie Prime Magnus somewhere down the road.
     
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    How much for this beauty?
     
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    The MISB two packs will most likely take an immediate hit, but I've seen a lot of loose Magnuses sell around the same range that the new one will sell for, at least according to Robot Kingdom. However, I'm wondering if they just priced it higher immediately because Magnus is so sought after, and if he'll eventually reflect the prices of Asia exclusives his size, which is around $40-50. If the prices do go down, then I'd say prices for the Hasbro version will definitely take a big hit.

    For now, I think RK is offering him at $69, but we don't know how other online retailers will be pricing him. It is kinda pricey for a Voyager, given an Ultra like Hot Spot is selling much cheaper.
     
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    Why does everyone think the Hasbro version is going to take a hit. It is not getting rereleased.

    Just a variant of that release.

    Did Nemesis Prime drop in price when the United version was released?
     
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    The answer would be not really, because unlike this particular case, United Black Prime was MORE EXPENSIVE than Nemesis Prime, so Black Prime collectors had to settle for him if they wanted a cheap black Prime.
     
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    GDO Hot Spot is a Voyager. There haven't been any new Ultras since the 2007 Movie line.
     
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    Take into consideration that Robot Kingdom always sells individual figures cheaper then US retailers.

    I am sure BBTS will be asking $79.99-$89.99 to recover shipping costs.

    I would not be surprised if they asked $99.99 since it is supposedly a limited release. Their price on the DOTM Megatron / Optimus Leader pack is insane.
     
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    Don't you mean Onslaught , Hardhead , Stormcloud , Powerglide , Silverbolt etc. in 2008-2009.
     
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    Er, yeah. I keep forgetting about those.
     
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    Not really, the Universe line in 2008 has Ultras, but you're right, I kept associating Hot Spot's mold mate with Silverbolt who was an Ultra, but Inferno is actually a Voyager, and thus so is Hot Spot. He is bigger than some Voyagers though (like Classics Optimus for example)
     
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    I expect Classics Ultra Magnus will maintain his going rate. City Commander armor is color-matched to him, in particular, the blue legs and off-white plastic.
     
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    Yes, that's also a possibility, which is why I said the sure thing was for the MISB two packs like Optimus Prime/ Ultra Magnus to take a hit. I don't see people paying more than $200 for it anymore given you can find Optimus MISB for well below $100 and a guy just wants an MISB Magnus.

    City Commander actually matches up pretty well with the new one.
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...enkei-ultra-magnus-exists-17.html#post8211109
     

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