Roadbuster Ultra Magnus

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  1. Jetcols

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    Has anyone here got this? what do they think of it?

    Here in Ireland this is the only Animated Ultra Magnus available. I would prefer the original colours but that would mean ordering him online? while Roadbuster Magnus is only €29 here. Which would you guys go for?
     
  2. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    If you don't want to order it online, i'm fairly sure Modelmania will have one or two kicking about.

    Where did you see (Roadbuster) Magnus for 29? Smyths? Or elsewhere?
     
  3. Gingerchris

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    I picked up the blue version from my local(ish) import shop. I really didn't want the brown and green mess of the repaint. I suppose if I'd never got the blue one I'd have waited until the Roadbuster one went down to half price or something to ease my disappointment over no official UK release of the blue.
     
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    On the flip side of the coin...here in Wisconsin, I haven't seen a Roadbuster UM.
     
  5. Jetcols

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    It was Smyths I think, Ya I know Modelmania might, but I might have trouble getting to Dublin anytime soon.
     
  6. wildfly

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    He'd probably be willing to post it you.
     
  7. Scythe

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    Try to get a white and blue one, the Roadbuster sucks so hard.
     
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    You and me both! Well maybe if we're lucky it will be on clearance by the time it shows up.

    Staying on topic. I wouldn't pop for the Roadbuster Magnus unless it was at least 25% off retail.
     
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    One more time, horrible, horrible repaint.
     
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    The roadbuster repaint wouldn't be as bad if they had painted the head but a green/brown/orange magnus with a blue head is messed up. On the plus side, maybe when he goes on clearance you can pick a couple. He should worth some $$$ in a couple of years if we call him an error variant. =D
     
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    Exactly, he;d look like a kick ass army vehicle that would look even better if it had camo, but the blue and white head ruin everything.
     
  12. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    Roadbuster Magnus is what happens when you throw up last nights dinner.
     
  13. Grimwing

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    I've honestly enjoyed the colors of roadbuster over the first show accurate deco.
    It just seems like a bigger toy in orange and green. This may be from my characterization of the first one is stillted by the show having him stand around, give orders, appraise the abilities of autobot troops and activate the magnus hammer.

    This one I'm comfortable having in intense battlefield poses.

    according to the bio this is what he grew to become after starscream took him down point blank in season 2.
     
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    That bio makes no sense, since we see Ultra Magnus several times after Screamer shoots him in the face.
     
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    One of my biggest fears with the ever approaching end of the Animated line was that I'd have to settle with getting Roadbuster Magnus rather than the show accurate version (well that and missing out on the other figures I still need to get, Waspinator and Wreck Gar...neither have I seen in stores, and now I really do not have money to buy anything at all, saving for a trip) as I had to pass on that a few times and was starting to only see the repaint.

    So glad I was able to get the blue Magnus, the repaint is horrible. The mold is good enough that if it is your only option, you may as well take it. But the colors are vomit inducing.
     
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    Getting back to Jetcols original question. I picked up a blue one for a fellow Brit when Target had him on sale for $30 With shipping it came out cheaper then him picking up a ultrabuster locally. If he ever goes on sale for $30 again I think it'd only be slightly more expensive for you to get the G1 colours shipped to you.
     

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