City Commander question

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by tehKOREANdude, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. tehKOREANdude

    tehKOREANdude inimitable, original

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    so, I've been extremely interested in buying the City Commander set, but have encountered a huge setback:

    CLASSICS ULTRA MAGNUSES ARE WAY TOO RARE/EXPENSIVE!!

    While I very much want to keep the spirit of UM by buying classics Ultra Magnus to accompany the city commander set, it seems the only alternative is using classics Optimus Prime, so...

    are there any noticeable differences between Optimus Prime with the city commander armor on and Ultra Magnus with the city commander armor on?

    Please note that I am not interested at all in the Powered Convoy version of City Commander, just the UM version
     
  2. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    The legs are about the only thing that will probably be noticeable. I think their was a thread about this already, can't remember if the other guy had pics or not.
     
  3. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Credit goes to guard convoy
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    Hey, whats wrong with the DIA commander set? I love mine, See isn't it awesome

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  4. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    First off, I'd say that it'd be worth it to just buy the Ultra Magnus anyway. You couldn't possibly spend more than I did for it and the first release City Commander.

    Besides, even if you do use an Optimus figure in the Magnus armor, there's still going to be noticeable color differences. The darker blue of the legs, the red of the arms, etc.

    And no, there's nothing wrong with the DIA/Powered Commander armor. Aside from the fact that everyone mistakes it as Powermaster Prime when it's really Diaclone Powered Convoy (and thus, really should have a blue Prime-mold cab).
     
  5. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    I would say buy the Commander Armor now, and hold off until you find a Magnus at a reasonable price. In the mean time start saving cash until you have enough. If the armor sells out again, prices of Magnus will start to decline a little bit on ebay/BST Boards, but it may take a while.

    On the other hand, having prime as a stand-in isnt a bad idea. There are quite a few pics in the Magnus gallery on Seibertron with Prime under the armor, and it doesnt look too bad. Plus, when you do find a Magnus to swap out, you will be left with a great Prime figure as well.
     
  6. blumpy2000

    blumpy2000 PENGUINS CAN'T FLY!!!

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    Do what barrelks said. That's what I did. I bought the CC set first and then waited patiently until I found a good priced Ultra Magnus on ebay. If you really want to see the CC set right away, use Prime in the mean time. You never know, you might like it enough to not need Magnus.
     
  7. catz

    catz Well-Known Member

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    this is henkei OP with CC Armor
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    I actually found OP's red compliment the CC, but that just me :p 

    and u know, u can always go to the darkside and conatct ghengzao for his KO UM, it looks good :p 
     
  8. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

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    It can be a red cab. Powered Convoy did have noted red cab releases.
     
  9. Sizzle

    Sizzle Sparkabot

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    How about just buying a KO Classics UM. There's a good quality one going around.
     
  10. simplygriff

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    Does the re-release of the armor still come with the huge gun?
    -G
     
  11. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    If you're talking about the BFG, yes; it's integral to the transformation.
     
  12. simplygriff

    simplygriff µ - Elitist Dick

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    Nice. I've held off on the armor but wanted to make sure I could still get the BFG. Thanks. :) 
    -G
     
  13. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Yeah....it's a huge part of the trailer so it would be impossible not to have it included.
     
  14. Ethereal

    Ethereal A Sad Flareon

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    Keep your eyes peeled on the Junkion Exchange too. The last week of '09, I found someone selling the UM vs. SW two pack, still in sealed box, for $50.

    There are deals to be had! You just have to know where to look and keep your eyes peeled ;) 
     
  15. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    ^ This indeed. Take a peek at the exchange. Many deals can be had with the various fans here that won't rape your wallet...because they know the feeling. Poke around a little bit first.
     
  16. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    See, if you'd visit Raleigh sometime, I'd be able to show you the set. It does come with the BFG, as well as more decals for the figure. Plus that new transforming gun and the missiles are too sweet.

    TKD - Definitely keep an eye on the Junkion. I managed to get quite a few figures that way, and I had gotten my UM through a fellow board member.
     
  17. simplygriff

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    haha. I swear one day I'll make it over that way. :D 
    -G
     
  18. tehKOREANdude

    tehKOREANdude inimitable, original

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    thanks for the advice guys!

    -I'll definitely head over to the Junkion exchange
    -I don't have any problem with Powered Convoy, I just like Ultra Magnus in his G1 colors
     

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