Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Slimaximus, Jun 3, 2017.
Officially announced on Facebook
Kind of wished the red matched the plastic. Seems like it will reuse the original Ultra Magnus head too
I'm not sure how I feel about the paint on that chestplate. I understand that they're trying to make it match both the Hasbro and Takara versions, but, eh.
(I also wish that the XT009 upgrade set for the Hasbro version was not so scarce, as I'd love to fix it up to be Ambus' armor and use this cab with the Takara Magnus.)
looks amazing! would love to see a new head or faceplate for this too!
Thats a textbook example of "in trying to please everyone, you only manage to please no one"
Cool, skipped the one for prime so I'll probably get this one.
Wow, this thread just made my day! Love the cab mode w/ red bumper hauling the trailer pic, 1986 all over again. Core Magnus robot, overall, looks great. Once the Platinum Autobot Heroes UM/boxset come down a little bit more, I'll snatch it. I know Core Magnus will look magnificent wearing the PAH UM edition. As a huge white Magnus robot cab wearing armor fan, this PC-17 Core Magnus is a must buy for me. This is what I have been waiting for since the 1st day Hasbro unveiled the CW UM some many years ago. Seeing how great Core Magnus turns out to be, I would love to see PE does the same thing to MP22 UM.
On a nit-picky side, the gray hand and especially the gray part below the knee, need to be white! Also, it would be a plus if this comes with it own MP22 head/face style.
I just decided to dump some money into my Takara Ultra Magnus... I bought the last X2 Toys upgrade kit on TFSource and I'm going to get this set when it comes out. Will use everything from the X2 set except the back panel (an obvious assumption that it won't work with the PE set) and the cab and chestplate from PE to make an Ultra Ultra Magnus.
It'll probably end up being more expensive than my MP-22... but it will be so freakin cool.
Takara Legends Ultra Magnus LG-14: $70
PE Core Magnus: $60 (if the same as their Jinrai Prime)
X2 Upgrade Kit: $50
Total: $180 Q_Q
I got my MP-22 off eBay for $140, haha.
And as I look at all this, it should work out well.. I can attach the X2 head to the neck adapter kit with Core Magnus and not have to take anything apart on the old cab.
Any leftover parts I'll see about using on my Hasbro Ultra Magnus (like the X2 back panel). The gun from PE I'll probably give to one of my Optimus figures.
Any other good CW/Legends upgrades I'm forgetting about?
This along with the X2Tots XT009 kit will definitely make my own LG-14 Ultra Magnus look more G1.
Now all that's left is a pair of 3rd Party single or double spring-loaded missile pods.
Point. Maybe they could have had a flippable chestplate, with different paint (and slightly different molding) on each side.
Meh. Maybe, very maybe if its on sale and i got an excuse for buying it.
3p's really are not interested in catering to me when it comes to chug upgrade sets.
I want this but only if it's on sale.
*Throws WiP custom back into the parts bin*
Figured it was only a mater of time before this happens. Looking sweet. It makes me wish we had a Diaclone Powered Convoy/Delta Magnus repaint of CW UM even more so that PE can make a blue cab/Magna Convoy repaint out of this version of PE-16.
This is a neat idea, but I love my IDW Ultra Magnus is controlled by the little dude inside, and I don't have 2 IDW Ultra Magnus so that I can test this add-on.
I do wish it would have come with Ultra Magnus' gun(white) instead of Prime's - but I'm loving this just fine.
I think I might give Core Magnus's gun to Ultimate Battle Optimus. UM Op is a smallish deluxe and I'm betting about the same size as Core Magnus. I bet those two would be a good match. Have to find something else for this guy.... Maybe http://www.tfu.info/2013/Autobot/PlatinumUltraMagnus/gun.jpg from Platinum Ultra Magnus
They definitely need to make separate chest pieces for the Hasbro and Takara versions. They tried to make it work with both and as a result it works with neither one.
The metallic red only matches the Hasbro version since the Takara version uses a flat red.
Also, the red bumber, while a nice nod to the cartoon and MP-22, again only works for the Hasbro release since it's color-matched to the metallic red of the chest piece.
The effort is appreciated, but the execution is poor.
Now this is really really cool
Hmmmm.....I have the Generations Platinum Autobot Heroes box set en route and since there's no upgrade kit that fits that particular Magnus, as far as I'm aware, this makes me want to buy the Tamara one too just so I can use this
I must say, as well, I'll probably pick up the matching Prime just to use as OP because it's such a nice little design.
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