SG Ultra Magnus w/ MT Battle Tanker add-on: Thoughts?

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  1. chad_ghost

    chad_ghost Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning on getting the SG Magnus. Based on what we have seen so far, how do you think the Maketoys Battle Tanker colors will match up with this figure? Better yet, do you think that the Battle Tanker will be recolored, or should I put my money into what's available?
     
  2. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Possibly. I'd rather see a Scourge deco of that mold and then let MT do their thing. :) 
     
  3. mmhand

    mmhand Well-Known Member

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    There is a photoshopped picture floating around in one of the notion threads. It looked pretty nice.
     
  4. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    I'd be open to the idea of it, but I'm more interested in a Scourge/Nemesis Prime repaint of the trailer.
     
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    I'm still holding out hope we'll get a Laser Ultra Magnus deco on this mold and Maketoys will respond accordingly (come on Takara, you haven't released a white "Magnus" Optimus redeco since Alternity...you knooooooow you want to). As for RiD Scourge, I'm still just assuming that'll happen one way or the other whether it's Hasbro, Takara or both.

    From that photoshopped pic in the News & Rumors thread, the current trailer seems like it could work well with the Botcon Magnus, so it's a decent alternative to those that missed out on the original release of the Deluxe G2 Laser (RtS or United).
     
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    this.
    it's in the botcon Ultra Magnus and [someone] thread.
     
  7. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    I don't see Tankor selling out in the near future (as cool as I think it actually turned out), so although the Photoshopped pictures look pretty good, I would hold out in hopes that they make a second one specifically for the botcon set. The basic armor looks decent enough, but I would like to see a few more bright colors on the actual tankor part. I am considering trying to track down a second one incase they make a nice Tankor color scheme for it.
     
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    If you look at the SG Magnus you will find the colour of his hands and feet match the trailer meaning they blend in better.

    Also his arms are still red so they work too... so In general if anything it should look better with the Trailer than Optimus does and if they need to do a repaint it's not for this it's to make one that actually properly matches Optimus - perhaps they could call it United edition and use that as an excuse to chrome the trailer, and make the hands and feet blue.

    The only thing I might like different is the colour of the sword. but anyway no worries it seems it suits Magnus perfectly.

    Bear in mind you actually have to replace the whole crotch plate on the cab unit to get the crotch armour to fit on it and you might not want to do that to an exclusive - perhaps it might be worth waiting to see if CHMS fake it and upgrade that instead.
     
  10. chad_ghost

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    Hmmm... any pictures of this?
     
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    There's the photoshop I did. One this I missed is there should be a bit of red behind the upturned feet.
     
  12. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style Toy Photography TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's another one of those situations, where, like City Commander, it really doesn't even matter which deco you have under the armor because it covers so damned much (which is fine by me since the armor rocks).
     
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    Maketoys will definitely issue a diaclone version to match the SG Ultra Magnus
     
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    Fixed the helmet and legs. Still looks badass!
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    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    That digibash looks fantastic. I would definitely buy something like that now I actually see it.
     
  16. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    It will totally happen, MT wouldn't leave money on the table, look at how they dealt with Commander and Protector.

    IMO it still wouldn't look as good as a sixteen year old toy from the G2 era, but that is just me.
     
  17. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    I wonder how MakeToys would go about doing a tanker for SG Mangus though. Exclusive?
     
  18. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Inb4 TFsource exclusive. D:
     
  19. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    :lol  I didn't want to say it.
     
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    I think the Battle Tanker color scheme already works for a possible Scourge redeco of the Laser Optimus mold. So there's no need to redeco the armor, just the toy.
     

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