Need Help Understanding Ultra Magnus?

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  1. gokuz23

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    Okay i've been a Fan of TF since G1, but sometimes i see Ultra Magnus as a White Version of Optimus Prime, don't get me wrong i think it looks pretty cool but i just don't get where this concept came from? if someone could explain it that would be great
     
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    It come from The G1 toy before Dreamwave starting making Ultra Magnus well armoress since than we've got Most ever Optimus Prime that get released have been repainted as Magnus than a Magical Show called Animated that been Ultra Magnus back to he's old look.
     
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    Ultra Magnus was a white redeco of Optimus Prime, basically, that got augmented with a suit of armor into the Magnus usually depicted. Later releases forgot the armor, and he became the default thing to redeco Optimus Prime into.
     
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    OP, you forgot the important question:

    And why is Magnus just pure, concentrated AWESOME?
     
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    Why is Magnus sometimes depicted as a white version of Optimus Prime? Because the Ultra Magnus toy was a white version of the Optimus Prime mold (with new accessories).
     
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    Some one say it... Come on... I've got a shot ready to go..
     
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    say what?....I can't handle this suspension right now, you must tell me?
     
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    I can't deal with that right now!




    Is that it?:D 
     
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    To me, the main concept of the white Magnus really came from the toy itself. This is the reason why you, me, and some others transfans see Magnus as a white Prime and his trailer became his armor or shall we say ULTRA Magnus.

    Although the white Magnus robot also debut in the Japanese Toy Back Box art and toy commercial ads, it didn't fully get recognition until the Dreamwave Comic Vol 2 art came out. Thanks to Dreamwave, Hasbro/Takara took the opportunity and released other Prime figures as UMagnus. Nowadays, I do miss my Prime white repaint. I'm still waiting for my Movie Prime into Magnus,
     
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    DIACLONE Powered Convoy was an upgraded edition of Battle Convoy (Optimus Prime). They decided to make him a new character in Transformers.
     
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    How a "fan of TF since G1" doesn't know what the Ultra Magnus toy looks like is beyond me.
     
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    Alright well i've got my answers lol and thank you! finally someone said it and yes i've been a Huge Fan Since G1 but i could never afford the toys (i was poor back then) the only ones i ever had were Optimus, BB, and Wheeljack. I knew that he had armor on so that answers my question basically Ultra Magnus is/was a White Version of Optimus Prime then got the "Ultra Magnus" Armor and became the Magnus we all know and LOVE! also that his trailer was involved which is actually pretty AWESOME! JUST LIKE MAGNUS HIMSELF!
     
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    lol no

    So far, the Aligned version is the only one I like.

    Buuut, that's just subjective.
     
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    So can anyone recommend A White Optimus Ver. of Ultra Magnus?
     
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    That's it, we're now mortal enemies! ;) 

    Yup, sure could.

    WOULD I? Nope. Won't.

    Because they're all pretty cool.
     
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    If you are referring strictly to G1, then look no further than MP2 Magnus or the easily breakable piece of junk Igear PP01 Ultra.

    If's outside of G1, my pick would either be Classic Magnus or Alternity Magnus.
     
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    Whoa, first I've heard of PP-01 being easily breakable. Bad luck?

    That said, I don't have UM, just Faith Leader... but I've been thinking of picking one up.
     
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    Best Magnus repaint is the one in the Battle in a Box set. The repaint of Armada Bendy Prime. Second best is the classics Magnus. Personally, I really like the Energon Ultra Magnus, but he's not a white repaint of Prime.
     

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