Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Onslaught24, Jul 15, 2017.
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But Animated Magnus also wielded a bigass two-handed hammer. Heck, the hammer used in Prime was basically just a rounder, different colored version of that one. That's how you do an homage, not this. There's no version of Magnus, that I'm aware of, that wields this sort of Mjolnir-like single-handed hammer. It's always a long-handled (practically, if not actually, a pole arm), two-handed, massive hammer. It just seems like a very odd choice.
And, based on the pictures, the hammer forms part of the alt mode shell. So you probably can't just leave it in the box if you're the sort to transform your Transformers.
No? He's not in the FoC campaign, but in addition to being in that game's multiplayer, he was also in the DS WfC game. And as a character Hasbro insists that WfC and FoC are a sort of prequel to Prime (and, by extension RiD), so Magnus is certainly canonical to that universe. You could maybe argue that his FoC design is sort of, less, canonical, I guess. But... why?
Exo, no longer can anyone claim the Aligned Continuity. As of 2015, the concept was done away with (source: Aligned continuity family - Transformers Wiki. scroll down to "Clashing Visions"). FoC/WfC and TF: Prime/RiD2015 are not related to each other (and thank Primus, cause it was just silly to begin with).
Concerning the smith's hammer. Every character in FoC/WfC got a melee weapon of sorts to use in Escalation & Multiplayer. I don't think it was revealed what Magnus' weapon was. Consider the hammer it.
To me, this is close enough (despite I'm not IDW/Roberts MTME UM fan. The only thing I like about S2 is Lafuente colored UM with white thigh, so she's my hero, lol):
What was FOC UM's melee weapon anyways?
I think Destroyer class in multiplayer just punched and kicked for melee.
Well, not sure how I missed that (probably by not paying attention to RiD), but good. FoC -> Prime never really made sense.
That's... still large, long handled, and likely two-handed. The hammer Apollo is rocking is a little one-hander with a head that looks like one of the cores from the Power of Primes line. The hammer in the IDW comic is only similar in that it has a square-ish shaped head. It just seems like an odd choice, which may have been made entirely to fill in an empty spot in the alt mode "armor" covering. Heck, Neptune's hammers seem like they would be a better fit, at least they're longer handled than this.
Which, mind, still isn't a major problem I have with the figure. My big issue is that it clearly appears to be a kind of half-assed partsformer/armorformer saddled on top of an Optimus Prime, instead of the all-in-one Transformer than FoC Ultra Magnus should be. And with all that, you still look to get a very lackluster alt mode. The little, unbefitting-an-Ultra-Magnus hammer is just the another odd choice for this figure.
There's more talk about the hammer than the figure itself. smh.
Not much to go on besides "ARMOR ARMOR ARMOR ARMOR GODDAMN ARMOR"
But why the hammer? A hammer that, mind you, wasn't even in the game? All this talk about "Accurate" and "Inaccurate" and the damn thing wasn't even in the game to begin with XD
Exactly.It wasn't in the game.It shouldn't be an accessory.I don't want it to be an accessory.
But it is.And its an homage.So why can't they just do it right and homage it properly.
Anyway,doesn't really matter,at least this thread is no longer "The armor thing sucks;planet X sucks;why couldn't they do an actual UM?I thought this would go great with the collection but now I just won't spend money on it cause it's an armor kit.It's too stupid.Why did planet X make this?"-nonsense anymore.
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I am disappointed planet x, robot mode does look good, but I didn't want just add on armor
I wanted a complete "his own man" FOC Ultra Magnus
Mekbuda was supposed to come with a trailer.
I know, I was on the side / I will pay more for the trailer,
I posted that pic because its a FOC OP with armor piled up on it, just like Planet X version of Ultra Magnus
Robot mode: Good / Vehicle mode: Not so good
I disagree... It's not as bad as in your picture. That's just how you view it.
I do get what you're going for.
yes ,PX not as bad, exaggerated the point ; I have been looking forward for this figure for a long time,
I just wish Planet X didnt go the route with it
Maybe people can message them and maybe, just maybe, they'll redo it.
Why not judge this when it's actually out? It might surprise you.
Sure I'd prefer a non-armor Magnus but I trust Planet X to deliver a great product. I'll wait to see this in action before condeming it.
Because this is supposed to be FoC Magnus. Planet X knows that this is cutting corners.
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