Why No Henkei Ultra Magnus?

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  1. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    We've seen virtually every Universe/Classics figure remade into a Henkei figure except on of the big ones. Ultra Magnus.

    The original Classics Ultra Magnus was a good figure but, it left alot to be desired. The paint job wasn't that great and it didn't even match the awesome paint job on the original packaging. This and the fact that it was just another straight up repaint of Optimus Prime made the City Commander armor necessary.

    WTS Why haven't we seen what Takara can do with Classics Ultra Magnus? Why do you think they haven't made a Henkei Ultra Magnus yet? It would be greta to see what kind of paint apps and chrome Takara would add to Magnus. Plus, it would be a great thing to get an improved Magnus for those of us who missed out on City Commander.

    So, why do you think we haven't seen this figure from Takata yet? In your opinion, will we ever see it?
     
  2. Computer5

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    Cliffjumper needs some love too
     
  3. shibamura_prime

    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

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    Magnus is still pissed of at Japan for killing him off.
     
  4. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    There are always reprolabels.

    http://www.reprolabels.com/Classics/Classics/Mapcmagnus2.jpg

    Anyways, I have always wondered that myself. Maybe they will release it as an overpriced store exclusive in the future.
     
  5. lars573

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    Tak/To are releasing a henkei Cliffjumper.

    On Ultra Magnus, Tak/To also hasn't released a version of Two pack deluxe Prime. Conincidence?
     
  6. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Takara can't deal with Ultra Magnus right now.

    Sorry.

    Actually, they don't seem to be that big on repaints in the Classics/Universe line (apart from Prime). Maybe repaints don't sell as well in Japan?
     
  7. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    What makes you think the Takara UM wouldn't be just another straight, white and blue repaint of Classics prime too? They most certainly would not make anything like the City Commander set to go with it, that's for sure.
     
  8. Skylock

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    When was this confirmed?
     
  9. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    The Henkei Legends has Cliffjumper instead of Bumblebee.
     
  10. Skylock

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    aaaahhh, I was hoping for a deluxe.
     
  11. GrimlockAutobot

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    I understand that. I don't expect Takara to release an UM that's anywhere close to City Commander. I can see them releasing an UM with a paintjob closer to the box art on Classics UM or closer to Classics UM with the reprolabels applied.
     
  12. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    As was I, and preferably with a new head, ah well.
     
  13. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Actually that Prime was first released in Japan as part of the Robot Masters line. Probably about a year before it came out in the US.
     
  14. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Are you sure about that?
     
  15. underwear-ninja

    underwear-ninja Eats Gobots for breakfast

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    Actually they're two totally different molds, they simply share a similar Transformation (as do most Primes)
     
  16. Caine

    Caine Rise up to the glory!!

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    He's too busy dealing with other things.
     
  17. Valkysas

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    robot masters convoy and the deluxe classics prime, aside from sharing a transformation, are really nothing alike.

    Maybe takara isnt releasing it because they're finally tired of repainting convoys?
     
  18. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Sadly true. The RM Convoy is far superior.
    *titter*

    *pffft*

    BWHAA HAA HAA HAA HAA!:lol  Takara get tired of repainting Convoy? Hoo, that's a good one. :tongue:  Hell, there's what, three versions of Alternity Convoy planned already?
     
  19. underwear-ninja

    underwear-ninja Eats Gobots for breakfast

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    Instead they're putting Mickey ears on him, hoho! Maybe they're just not releasing Magnus because they can't call him "Convoy Magnus Version"
     
  20. lars573

    lars573 Well-Known Member

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    Nope different molds. They just share some of the same engineering.
     

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