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TFW Fall of Cybertron Ultra Magnus Gallery

Posted on 11-24-2012 at 05:09 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
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It's time once again to share some new Transformers Toy gallery love with all of you! I've had quite an impressive little haul the last few days with loads of great toys I'm looking forward to sharing some pictures of with all of you. First up is Ultra Magnus from the Generations Fall of Cybertron series.

Ultra Magnus is a straight-up recolor of Optimus Prime, with a new head. He manages to buck the trend of being a "white Optimus" by being based on the armored Ultra Magnus, and amazingly thanks to the body type of the Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime toy and a clever deco, he pulls it off. Everything - good and bad - about the Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime toy is therefore naturally present in this toy. There's still a decent range of poseability, still some good movement in the legs allowing for some nice wide stances and action poses, and the new head retains the ability to look up and down as well as side to side. The stacks on the shoulders, which you flip down on Optimus Prime, are best left flipped up to distinguish the two designs (Ultra Magnus is packaged with them in the "up" position).

Ultra Magnus includes Optimus Prime's original gun accessory and then goes one better with a decent sized sword accessory. The gun is unpainted, the sword meanwhile is fully painted (although thinly so and a little chipped in one or two spots on the red on mine). Ultra Magnus' arms though limit the amount of sword poses you can put him in a little. The sword in a cool move can also break down and combine with the gun to form a larger sword weapon (almost as long as Ultra Magnus is tall) which is very impressive, although the extra weight on the blade makes balancing an issue. The look of the two different sword configurations is suitably different so it does feel like the sword has transformed, rather than just got a bit longer.

All in all, the inclusion of the new sword is a very welcome addition, and the new head sculpt looks excellent. Ultra Magnus won't do anything to change your mind if you did not like the initial Optimus Prime release of this mold, but he brings enough to the table in terms of new sculpting and new accessories to be worth considering. If you never got the original Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime I would honestly recommend this toy instead - he makes for a great "pre-Earth" mode Ultra Magnus, his sword is very cool, and he has a very nicely realized deco.

Open the link below to check out the full gallery:

Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Ultra Magnus Gallery
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mrgalvaprime
Looks awesome
Gallery is geat just one question: Why did you leave his shoulders mistransformed?
Shatterpoint
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Originally Posted by mrgalvaprime View Post
Looks awesome
Gallery is geat just one question: Why did you leave his shoulders mistransformed?
His Voyager toy has similar "pipes" on his shoulders.

So I assume that's why.
Jetbolt
Its not a bad figure, but I'm more of a fan of the TFP voyager version.
KWFlange
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Originally Posted by mrgalvaprime View Post
Looks awesome
Gallery is geat just one question: Why did you leave his shoulders mistransformed?
That's how it is supposed to look. Check the link for the box art.
Though even if it wasn't that is how mine would be left anyway lol.
netkid
Man, it would be nice if we get Megatron and another Optimus as voyager class figures. This little prime just doesn't do it for me, but as Ultra Magnus, he shines.
Sol Fury
Yeah, I left the stacks up because it is looks more like the design of the original and it gives him just a bit more of a unique feel next to the Optimus. It's a nice little design element between the two that lets you transform them just ever so slightly differently to keep them from being 100% identical.
mrgalvaprime
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
Yeah, I left the stacks up because it is looks more like the design of the original and it gives him just a bit more of a unique feel next to the Optimus. It's a nice little design element between the two that lets you transform them just ever so slightly differently to keep them from being 100% identical.
Okay then, i think ill do that when i get mine too then
STRAKER454
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Originally Posted by mrgalvaprime View Post
Looks awesome
Gallery is geat just one question: Why did you leave his shoulders mistransformed?
Well I'm going to say it's just so he looks a LITTLE different to prime and a tad more like the G1 version with the super tall shoulders.

I'm getting one. I actually dig how this mold looks in these colors quite a bit. I also want to give that sword to Optimus instead.

EDIT: Lol, yes, what Sol Fury said XD
Obsidian X
I wish he was a voyager. Then he would be my classics Ultra Magnus. Still, he looks awesome and I will get him.
ShadowMagnus
wow a FoC toy that actually peeks my interest. That sword wins me for sure
Sovietbot
Good remold of FOC Optimus Prime. I hope that after the Takara version, he will have more in the original diaсlone colors (well, at least as an E-Hobby).
Paladin
Is this wave out yet?
Dinodigger97
Nice gallery. I really like his weapons and his paint. I'm buying two Magnuses(?) in one year.


One question Sol, though. Can you post a picture or two of Prime Ultra Magnus holding this guy's combined super sword thing?
bigpink
Nice gallery, unfortunately that "not a white Optimus Prime" means no add on trailer or armor. It also means that the figure is tiny. Somehow it looks even smaller than the Optimus Prime that it's a remold of. Which doesn't make sense.

I'm totally not a fan of the reduced size the Deluxe figures have had in this wave and the TFPrime Line. Kind of why I'm getting rid of all of them. Still, the gallery is great.
Pcm979
Hilariously, when I get this guy he's going to be standing next to the one-head-taller WfC Optimus toy. I wonder if we'll hear more about that add-on kit now?

Hmm. I wonder, should I get him now or wait for the Takara version? As usual their paint job is much more detailed, if a little... Powder blue.
REMINATOR
I'll be getting 2 version of him. Hasbro serves as the base for the 3rd party armor, while TTomy version will be in his self form.
Prime Jetscream
So will there be galleries for the rest of the wave?
Big Filipino
I'm not a fan of much of anything in the FoC line but I think Um looks great. Hopefully some 3rd party will make a trailer/upgrade kit for him to bulk him up.
Bossguy
I dig those wheels.
CodeXCDM
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Originally Posted by Obsidian X View Post
I wish he was a voyager. Then he would be my classics Ultra Magnus. Still, he looks awesome and I will get him.
Indeed... I wouldn't be surprised if FoC Prime did get a Voyager eventually though... after all, we just received a Soundwave/blaster as a Voyager.

Also... there's a third party that's been teasing an add-on kit for this mold, and most recently showed a teaser with limb attachments that are definitely that of a more G1-esque Magnus.

Pcm979
Yeah, that's the one I was thinking of! With any luck they've been working on the prototype using the Optimus toy. But since that image is mostly cut-and-pasted from FoC concept art, I suspect they're not very far into the process yet.
mastermega
Thanks Sol Fury you took such awesome pics I want this figure now lol!
Rayzilla Prime
Like a lot of guys here on TFW have been saying (especially those with their customs), that mold looks better as everyone BUT Optimus. Couldn't agree more. Definitely looking forward to Ultra Magnus here.

Plus, it has a nice design contrast between it and WFC Optimus. I've always preferred Magnus to have a notably different design from Optimus (but retaining similarities).
Crimson Dynamo
Painting this toy blue and swapping out the head does not make it better. Not in any way.
If anything, it serves to weaken the character of Ultra Magnus once again, in the name of a fast buck.
LeTigre
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Originally Posted by Crimson Dynamo View Post
Painting this toy blue and swapping out the head does not make it better. Not in any way.
If anything, it serves to weaken the character of Ultra Magnus once again, in the name of a fast buck.

Sure.
Pcm979
You mean the Ultra Magnus whose defining character trait for the last few years has been 'humourless bore'? Or maybe the one who became infamous for not being able to deal with things? Or was it the one who was an idiot younger brother?

At least this guy has a new head and isn't Optimus dipped in bleach.
Bountyan
I'm passing on this. I don't like the mold and he looks nothing like that in the game. No point.
RayTheSun
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Ultra Magnus won't do anything to change your mind if you did not like the initial Optimus Prime release of this mold
Buuull shit, the inclusion of a huge sword fixes every problem I had with it.
Ratchets Hatch
Well I'm sold on this guy. That sword is just too boss to pass up.
MagnusPrimal
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Originally Posted by Obsidian X View Post
I wish he was a voyager. Then he would be my classics Ultra Magnus. Still, he looks awesome and I will get him.
If this thing was a Voyager, I think I'd like him better than the TFP version.
Pcm979
If he was a Voyager, we'd all be complaining that his transformation was too simplistic for his price point.
Omega Charge
Really can't wait to get this guy and the trailer upgrade set.
MagnusPrimal
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Originally Posted by Pcm979 View Post
If he was a Voyager, we'd all be complaining that his transformation was too simplistic for his price point.
Nah, that kind of thing doesn't bother me.
Prowl 2009
I can't wait for this guy to show up in Canada.
Enigma2K2
Somehow Magnus rocks that mold harder than Prime. Prime just don't look that impressive.

And stop with the shrunken Primes.
Stepper
This Ultra Magnus is sure very tempting
Seeker
Drift is taller than Ultra Magnus and Prime. I know they are from different lines. Magnus does look better in that mold than Prime I admit.
CobramusPrime
I'm accepting this mold more for Magnus than Prime.
Crimson Dynamo
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Originally Posted by Pcm979 View Post

At least this guy has a new head and isn't Optimus dipped in bleach.
Every cloud...right?
Zylly103
Anyone know if he can hold G1 Magnus's rifle?
charsdc2
UM made this mold look so much better since OP killed the mold!
Stepper
They have done a good job by using the OP mold for Ultra Magnus
Bass X0
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Originally Posted by ShadowMagnus View Post
wow a FoC toy that actually peeks my interest. That sword wins me for sure
piques
PowermasterJazz
He's not as ugly as City Commander. I'll give him that. Too small for UM though.
Digilaut
Looks pretty cool, and I'm glad he's not just a white Optimus.

Just slightly too bad there's another Ultra Magnus model in the game itself that I feel is a ton times cooler than this one, so that immediately lowers my interest in this toy. Still, might get it for the sword!
Josh
yah. might get this for the sword [and depending on how that 3rd party "armor" bits look]
Cast
Damn I can't open mine til Christmas, the wife has hidden it some where, looks fracking awesome though, better than prime and I love the sword.
MisterGuyMan
Which version is the third party upgrade supposed to match with? Does it matter?

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