Who was dissapointed in Masterpiece Ultra Magnus

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  1. awesomem131

    awesomem131 Well-Known Member

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    Masterpiece ultra magnus was indeed a masterpiece but I was kind of dissapointed that it wasn't a new mold it was a repaint of mp prime.I bought it Anyway bcuz the repaint was pretty good but could it have killed Takara to give us a new mold!?(please comment on if you agree or disagree )
     
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    Easy money to just repaint.




    MP CITY COMMANDER SET NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Killed them? Probably not. But it would have been expensive to make an entire new mold.
     
  4. firehawc_69

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    That's why I didn't buy it.

    White Optimus Prime =/= Ultra Magnus
     
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    Well...Ultra Magnus WAS a white Prime all along, but he had the trailer armor that pretty much hid the White Prime figure from the front (and the head was covered by the helmet). There could have been a trailer developed that broke apart to form the armor (in a similar style to how the FP Commander Armors do), but it would have been cheaper to have just released the repaint, and that's exactly what happened.

    The only Ultra Magnus-es I can think of that aren't White Optimus Primes are the RID, Energon, and Animated versions.
     
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    Don't forget Titaniums Ultra Magnus.
     
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    thats total crap worst figure ever. thats no way magnus. its prime. i hate it.
     
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    Ha, I guess I'll be the voice of disagreement here. I love my "white-Primes-as-Magnuses". As a kid I guess I was more fascinated with the toys than with the cartoon, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever that there was this other robot who LOOKED like Optimus Prime... but wasn't. I also think Season 3 was when I started drifting away from TF's, so that on-screen character of UM never really crystallized in the nostalgia lobe of my young nerd-brain.

    Also, from a toy-only perspective, Ultra Magnus in armored form is pretty unimpressive. He looks like he's wearing a smock. So I always just kept him out of his armor, as a white Prime.

    I was ecstatic when MP Prime got a white repaint. It is still my favorite version I own of that mold. I feel zero need for a screen-accurate, armored form of MP UM.

    (I will admit that Classics City Commander is pretty great, though. Although I like white-Prime-Magnuses so much that I had to get a second Classics Magnus figure to display in un-armored form).
     
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    I have nothing against Optimus-to-Magnus repaints, but I wouldn't consider the MP Optimus Prime re-deco a "Masterpiece" Ultra Magnus in the same way I would not consider MP Optimus Prime a "Masterpiece" Powermaster Prime or God Ginrai.
     
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    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    well put, the g1 figure, without his armor i pretended was hate plague shielded prime, i didn't even buy classics magnus until city commander was announced, then i got one quick before the price went up
     
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    $150 toy V $3-400 toy.


    Made more sense to produce the cheaper toy in the long run.

    Magnus was the second toy and creating a whole new Armor/trailer would have crippled them $$$ wise at that time.

    MP-04 happened after the success of the seeker mold.

    4 repaints later,however,leaves no excuse.
     
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    1. Takara, not Tamara.

    2. No, it's not worth killing people over a toy.

    3. The MP Prime mold is teh secks, so I'm cool.
     
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    ...Tamara?
     
  14. Jeremy.B

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    I like it. Badass.

    the one masterpiece I really want will never ever happen.
     
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    Could not have said it any better myself, I agree 100%

    Haha I did exact the same thing with both the G1 (during my childhood) and the classics, too! Great minds think alike! :D 
     

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