Ultra Magnus

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by artistvideogame, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. artistvideogame

    artistvideogame Well-Known Member

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    I wish there was a 3rd party Ultra Magnus in the works that was G1 cartoon accurate.

    And this next statement is contradicting my first statement, but I wish they could make it so he wasn't just a repaint of optimus with trailer armor.
     
  2. deaculpa

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    not gonna get much better than city commander...what more do you want? there are already a miriad of heads and add-ons.

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  3. artistvideogame

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    He is too blocky to be Ultra Magnus. He just isn't G1 accurate enough for me.
     
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    I dunno man...isn't Ultra Magnus like...the blockiest of them all? I always kind of felt like City Commander kind of streamlined him a bit LOL.
    I guess there's always two sides to every coin eh?
     
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    As much as i like city commander, i get the want for a proper magnus, especially if they can do it so he doesnt partsform.
     
  6. ServO

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    I'm a big Ultra Magnus fan, and City Commander is merely a placeholder in my display (well, the KO version anyway. I don't think the original is worth the money). It's one of the most overrated 3rd party products IMO. Just doesn't look enough like UM.
     
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    How about this:
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    Some guy was selling for 700 bucks few years ago.
     
  9. artistvideogame

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    Closer, but still need alot of work. Head is too large, body is too short, has no waist, could use better articulation... etc etc... but definitely closer to G1 accuracy compared to city commander. Something more along these lines I am thinking.

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    You and me bro, I had been wanting and screaming my lung out since MP-2 and till this day, none from TTomy. As for 3rd party, not one comes even close.

    Overall, I totally agreed. Just like you, I'm a huge UMagnus fan and as great as City Commander figure is, he's just not G1 UMagnus. I view City Commander as another reincarnation of UMagnus just like RID and Animated but never the G1 himself. I don't know maybe it has to do with the anime face or not being car carrier or the style.
     
  11. artistvideogame

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    Yeah I would love the proportions to be that of MP 10 optimus. The city commander is this weird hybrid of anime and G1, and wayyy to blocky to be G1 accurate.


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  12. ae_productions

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    I do love City Commander. A lot.

    But I do agree with you. He's neat...but not really Ultra Magnus to me.

    I hope Takara Tomy does a Masterpiece Magnus with his Trailer/armor or iGear (or some other 3rd party) releases a masterpiece Magnus that's more accurate to his G1 appearance.
     
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    Of all the 3rd party, I like this guy the most because he tried to match the cartoon:
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    If they can't give us the cartoon design, then I don't mind the hybrid toy and cartoon like the 2010 DVD Cover:
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  14. artistvideogame

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    Thats getting there, just needs alot more work in my opinion. Needs more detail to match the MP line. Plus his head looks a bit goofy. But as a first prototype its going in a good direction, just needs some finessing.
     
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    ae_productions G1 Fan

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    Agreed!
     
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  17. artistvideogame

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    ACToys need to take some queues from FanToys. I understand UltraMagnus in the G1 toon is pretty simplified in shapes, But so is soundwave. FanToys did an incredible job with keeping their soundwave G1 accurate, but also incorporating some very elegant shapes and details.
    Something like this maybe?
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    This is what I have always wanted, and is IMHO the only way to get a truly good Magnus. Have the cab be only the cab in vehicle mode, and not "also turns into a white Prime". Too many compromises otherwise---"white Prime" was only a side-effect of the original hollow, no-articulation G1 toy. Seriously, it held the head on, nothing more. And a comic book cover.

    I want a G1 Magnus that's a car carrier, and a big armored robot--do both those modes well, and nothing else.

    Finally, I think most "modern" interpretations make the carrier-trailer way too thick/blocky in vehicle mode---looks even LESS realistic than the G1 toy did. RiD Magnus is still IMHO the best car-carrier Magnus we've ever gotten in vehicle mode, by far. Gimme a G1-esque version of that.
     
  20. kjyl

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    Huh, see I am on the exact opposite side. To me UM is a white prime repaint that has power up armor.
     

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