what is "ultra class"?

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  1. Bathawk

    Bathawk Well-Known Member

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    Just came from my local Wal-Mart, it was late and they still had boxes of toys on palletes to be shelved tonight

    saw a box labeled "Transformers Universe ultra class assortment"

    wnay idea what this is? wasn't too big, maybe it's Inferno?
     
  2. Bgrngod

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    Ultra class is between Voyager and Leader.

    Powerglide, Storm Cloud, Onslaught and Silverbolt are all Ultra class. Inferno is a Voyager class.

    The upcoming Bruticus figure is Ultra too, but I doubt those are going to be available just yet.
     
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    did it say WaVe 01 09? if it said wave 01 09 then i might be bruticus...
     
  4. The Asp

    The Asp Are we having fun yet?

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    I miss the old beast wars size classes.

    Basic, deluxe, mega, ultra, super, supreme.


    Since when is bulkhead a leader?

    And I hate the "voyager" name for that price point.
     
  5. Skylock

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    Haha, I forgot this this sizing, yea I gotta say, i miss it too.
     
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    There was no Supreme in Beast wars. It showed up with Beast Machines Cheetor.
     
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    Yeah I prefer the Beast Wars size classes too.

    At least we're not stuck with SUPER-CON anymore.
     
  8. The Asp

    The Asp Are we having fun yet?

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    I know, I guess I should have put "beast series" down instead?

    Max-Con was worse. Or was it Maxi-Con?

    Either way it made me think of sanitary napkins. :eek:  :redface2: 
     
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    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Since wave 1
     
  10. The Asp

    The Asp Are we having fun yet?

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    Since when has he been a leader on the show.

    I.E. In a position of command.

    What I meant was I dislike the arbitrary, random names for certain price points.
     
  11. Grimwing

    Grimwing Scientist Supreme

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    He is cybertron's leader in space bridge engineering. :lol 
     
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    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    I have to agree - I did like the names they used for Beast Wars-era figures instead.

    However, wasn't a Beast Wars Mega smaller than a modern Voyager? I can't recall - after all, they made some figures that were called "Ultra" class that nowadays would probably be Leader-class (Optimal Optimus, TM II Megatron, Tigerhawk).

    And as for the "Ultra class" definition, nowadays I believe that it's basically a slightly larger Voyager with electronics. Given that Hasbro's now defining Voyagers as "larger than deluxes, no electronics" as seen by the gutted Universe Vector Prime.
     
  13. trebleshot

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    Mega was the rough equivalent of Voyager, though slightly smaller. However, the size of the actual toy didn't always match up to the size class (since the class is based on price, not necessarily physical size).

    It's not as arbitrary as you'd think. With a few notable exceptions, the leader class has almost always had leaders: Optimus, Megatron and in the case of Animated, Ultra Magnus. In fact, it wasn't until the more recent lines that non-leader characters were made in that size class (when the class was actually called "Leader").

    And these were so much more descriptive and meaningful? Shouldn't Ultra be higher than Super? If anything, those two should have been switched.

    I much rather prefer the size classes we have now:

    Legend, Scout, Deluxe, Voyager, Ultra, Leader, Supreme.
     
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  14. gargunkle

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    I dislike names such as Scout and Voyager myself. Pfeh.
     
  15. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    ultra is just a voyager with electronics and a name so they can up the price
     

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