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E-Hobby Classics Magnificus / Mebion Revealed

Posted on 03-20-2013 at 02:13 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
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Some sleuthing from Snakas has uncovered a fresh image of the E-Hobby Mebion / Magnificus that was teased yesterday. As speculated, the image confirms that what was being teased was a black, Decepticon version of Reveal the Shield Perceptor (complete with alternate, toy accurate head sculpt). According to Snakas, E-Hobby is due to start preorders on this item on March 26, with the preorder period closing at 12:00PM, May 8th. The release is priced at 5,500 yen.

Snakas urges just a little caution in his report though - the image of Mebion shown here was uncovered through manipulating the URL of yesterday's teaser image - so much like the Botcon 2010 Clench as Octane redeco, it could be a red herring. However we feel that the overwhelming balance of the evidence so far points to this being the genuine article.
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PoweredConvoy
Gotta be RtS Perceptor as Magnificus based on this image. The 3 lights are Perceptor's in vehicle mode, and the coloration and previously link to eHOBBY makes me think Magnificus.

Randy
barrelks
E-O-B-N-M-I

Mebion, sure seems like it Randy.^

I can dig it, but probably won't like the price.

"Magnificus (マガニフィカス) is the former Decepticon military counsul of the Mebion domain..."-transformers wikia

http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Magnificus
Wu Jen
Mobine?
Steroid Prime
will look like this prolly if it is him

Magnificus Digibash by ~Air-Hammer on deviantART
PoweredConvoy
Yup Mebion - Transformers Wiki are the letters.

Randy
jbz
My first Perceptor was the Microchange black version. Pretty cool. I'd be down for it.
Starscream Gaga
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Originally Posted by Wu Jen View Post
Mobine?
Two people already worked it out as Mebion/Magnificus before your post, lol.

Magnificus sounds cool enough. Not cool enough to for me to buy though, I don't really like either the G1 or RtS figure. I'd be far more interested in us finally getting the Reflector from that mold.
Stepper
Most probably a Black United Perceptor.....
Superquad7
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Originally Posted by PoweredConvoy View Post
Gotta be RtS Perceptor as Magnificus based on this image. The 3 lights are Perceptor's in vehicle mode, and the coloration and previously link to eHOBBY makes me think Magnificus.

Randy
I think that's a pretty good guess there.
Wu Jen
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Originally Posted by Starscream Gaga View Post
Two people already worked it out as Mebion/Magnificus before your post, lol.

Magnificus sounds cool enough. Not cool enough to for me to buy though, I don't really like either the G1 or RtS figure. I'd be far more interested in us finally getting the Reflector from that mold.
Yeah, I'm way behind on my Japanese only Transformers lore. I only had experience with the North American releases in most aspects as a kid, and never read the Dreamwave comics.
GaussGunner
Genration Blitzwing repaint in Overchange!!!
RKillian
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Originally Posted by barrelks View Post
I can dig it, but probably won't like the price.
Yeah, if it's priced like Million Publishing's Stepper and Artfire, I'll have to pass.
PoweredConvoy
I wonder if Fun Publications will work out some deal to get these like they did the SG VS set.

Randy
MrSoundmeister
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Originally Posted by GaussGunner View Post
Genration Blitzwing repaint in Overchange!!!
already? well that was predictable. its not like the fandom hypes it up to the concept already.
Sovietbot
That's interesting. And the will be at him partner called Ga'mede?

rosewater
I'm down with the deco, and I'm one of the seeming few that actually like the mold, but the price is what scares me. I'm trying to get the most bang for the robot buck these days, and Stepper and Artfire were simply not feasible for me. Too bad because they're really nice toys.
minimaster
classics/generations Magnificus. I won't say no to that. He's a intriguing character, plus being a Perceptor fan-boy, he one of the obscure one who i like.

I like the idea of them going back to the reissue repaint characters.
nikinaga
is it just me or do those look like core medals from OOO
Depthcharge
It could be RtS Perceptor as Reflector. The triple lights could be symbolic of both the roof lights on that mold and also the 3 bots that make up the Reflector team. We were told that Reflector was the planned re-use for that mold but we've yet to see it even though it appeared in a solicitation yet again just this past year along with a Hardhead redeco of Generations Warpath.
Thundershot
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Originally Posted by Depthcharge View Post
It could be RtS Perceptor as Reflector. The triple lights could be symbolic of both the roof lights on that mold and also the 3 bots that make up the Reflector team. We were told that Reflector was the planned re-use for that mold but we've yet to see it even though it appeared in a solicitation yet again just this past year along with a Hardhead redeco of Generations Warpath.
I dunno. The hints lead to Reflector being the Botcon 3 pack this year.
BScorpinok75
Wonders if will be a Ga'mede targetmaster that comes with Magnificus?
TreKain
Also the words "Look Closer" are relevant when we talk about Perceptor, since he was also a microscope.
Sovietbot
And I also understand that after his release on sale. By TFCC to be released for sale and SG Perсeptor. With a little remold on his head.

Depthcharge
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
I dunno. The hints lead to Reflector being the Botcon 3 pack this year.
Oooh....... I totally haven't heard that one but it would be awesome. Where was that news from?
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by Depthcharge View Post
It could be RtS Perceptor as Reflector. The triple lights could be symbolic of both the roof lights on that mold and also the 3 bots that make up the Reflector team. We were told that Reflector was the planned re-use for that mold but we've yet to see it even though it appeared in a solicitation yet again just this past year along with a Hardhead redeco of Generations Warpath.
If you ignore all the obvious clues that it's Magnificus, I suppose Reflector is what one would think.

Reflector was rumored to be an Asian Exclusive United release. Probably not something eHOBBY is doing.

Randy
Girl Pants
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Originally Posted by GaussGunner View Post
Genration Blitzwing repaint in Overchange!!!
While that would be awesome, there's a part of me that wants Flywheels from Blitzwing and Battletrap from Springer.
Thundershot
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Originally Posted by Depthcharge View Post
Oooh....... I totally haven't heard that one but it would be awesome. Where was that news from?
Pete said the 3 pack would be something G1 fans would love. The assumption is Reflector since its unlikely Rainmakers or Purple clones.
Atomatron
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Originally Posted by GaussGunner View Post
Genration Blitzwing repaint in Overchange!!!
yes please x 4
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
Pete said the 3 pack would be something G1 fans would love. The assumption is Reflector since its unlikely Rainmakers or Purple clones.
I don't think it'd be Reflector if TakaraTomy is rumored to be doing it in United (ala Ultra Magnus and Bruticus).

Randy
knightmare6
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Originally Posted by Steroid Prime View Post
will look like this prolly if it is him

Magnificus Digibash by ~Air-Hammer on deviantART
I'd be down if it was! The black and red does look nice!

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Originally Posted by Depthcharge View Post
It could be RtS Perceptor as Reflector. The triple lights could be symbolic of both the roof lights on that mold and also the 3 bots that make up the Reflector team. We were told that Reflector was the planned re-use for that mold but we've yet to see it even though it appeared in a solicitation yet again just this past year along with a Hardhead redeco of Generations Warpath.
I'd be down for a cool Reflector too! I almost caved on Phototron, but then the pics of the robot modes came out...
gothsaurus
Whaaaa. What does Reflector have to do with Ultra Magnus and Bruticus?

Do you just mean the line is continuing?
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by gothsaurus View Post
Whaaaa. What does Reflector have to do with Ultra Magnus and Bruticus?

Do you just mean the line is continuing?
United Ultra Magnus, Bruticus, and the 2 Seeker 3 packs were all released by Hasbro Asia / TakaraTomy Asia for Asian countries outside of Japan.

If the United Reflector and United Hardhead listings are true (based on past listings they most likely are), I'm thinking they will be like those other Asia-Only United releases (not to be confused with Hasbro's GDO stuff).

Therefore eHOBBY and Fun Pub would not be touching Reflector.

Randy
Cloudraker
Ooh, I love riddles.

I think the "Look closer" statement gives it away since thats what microscopes are for.
Plus, as mentioned, the three red lights and bio clues point to Magnificus.

I thought that TT was releasing Reflector based on this mold. Maybe things since have changed or this is a different exclusive in its own right.
primetime77
not a huge fan of that mold. i'd rather have the actual encore/tru release recolred into magnificus....my first perceptor was the microchange version. don't know what ever happened to it all those years ago.
03Mach1
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Originally Posted by primetime77 View Post
not a huge fan of that mold. i'd rather have the actual encore/tru release recolred into magnificus....my first perceptor was the microchange version. don't know what ever happened to it all those years ago.
Ehobby already released a black G1 Perceptor several years ago.
SPLIT LIP
TA-JA-DORRUUUU

You count the medals one, two and three...
allew
I've always wanted a Magnificus so this is very welcome news. Wonder if he will have a faceplate like the old pre-Transformers Microchange figure?

Now I need E-Hobby to make Junkion Detritus from Universe Hound, Roadhauler from Grapple, Diaclone Black Tracks and Omega Sentinel/Toybox Mechabot-1/Omega Spreem from YOTS Omega Supreme!
adambman
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Originally Posted by BScorpinok75 View Post
Wonders if will be a Ga'mede targetmaster that comes with Magnificus?
If they go this way -and I wouldn't be shocked if ehobby once again used a Perceptor mold for Magnificus - a Ga'mede Targetmaster could be released, though to me it may or may not be included. On one hand UN-23 Rodimus Prime had a slight remold, to the engine black, adding a mounting point for a Targetmaster partner that was sold seperately

If the Million Seller exclusives like Stepper and Artfire are anything to go by, throwing in a Targetmaster is no problem but if I recall, these were priced in the ballpark of ehobby's last United exclusive, the sets of three Autobots and Decepticons. Neither of those sets included extra Targetmasters beyond that which comes with all Deluxe Cyclonus releases, though these sets were meant to evoke the '86 movie.
Grandum
I personally think everyone has it all wrong with the perceptor bit. I think it's supposed to spell "Bone mi" - whilst the message is obvious the "mi" part is an homage to Austin Powers.

The toy in question? A golden Erector (again, homage to Austin Powers). This is merely the begining of a full blown (pun intended) Austin Powers line with the sub, Austins car and many others.
sunlink
Doesn't Energon Ironhide have the same three overhead lights as well??
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by PoweredConvoy View Post
United Ultra Magnus, Bruticus, and the 2 Seeker 3 packs were all released by Hasbro Asia / TakaraTomy Asia for Asian countries outside of Japan.

If the United Reflector and United Hardhead listings are true (based on past listings they most likely are), I'm thinking they will be like those other Asia-Only United releases (not to be confused with Hasbro's GDO stuff).

Therefore eHOBBY and Fun Pub would not be touching Reflector.

Randy
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Originally Posted by Cloudraker View Post
Ooh, I love riddles.

I think the "Look closer" statement gives it away since thats what microscopes are for.
Plus, as mentioned, the three red lights and bio clues point to Magnificus.

I thought that TT was releasing Reflector based on this mold. Maybe things since have changed or this is a different exclusive in its own right.
See my post above. If Reflector is released, there is a VERY good chance he's a TransformersAsia.com release in Asia excluding Japan (which eHOBBY solely operates in).

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Originally Posted by allew View Post
I've always wanted a Magnificus so this is very welcome news. Wonder if he will have a faceplate like the old pre-Transformers Microchange figure?
The face plate head exists, so hopefully they were allowed to use it.

Randy
Grimlock_13
Oh hell yes! Perceptor's mold isn't the best but I've wanted a Magnificus Repaint for a long time now...I'd be extremely happy if that is indeed what it turns out to be, and those clues definitely make it seem likely!
nikinaga
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
TA-JA-DORRUUUU

You count the medals one, two and three...
there we go.
Triggerhappy
*rolls dice*

c'mon Ga'Mede made from a G.I. Joe!


(and second that for a new Kicker please too, hell give us a whole line of Transformers humans from Joe's)
Autovolt 127
Magnificus..i'm surprised this hadn't been made sooner?
Alteron_Sheng
...
*PUNCHES FISTS IN AIR!!!*
YEEEEEESS!! Magnificus for the win!
If this is him I will snatch him up SO fast! ESPECIALLY if he's using the chug Perceptor toy ^^
Thundershot
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Originally Posted by Autovolt 127 View Post
Magnificus..i'm surprised this hadn't been made sooner?
Why? We still haven't seen Sunstorm, Clampdown, Deepcover, or Road Rage either and the molds they would use came out before Perceptor
jasonw
I've one thing to say to e-hobby:

Grand Max or go home...
tfwAutobotProwl
this could be good. Not familiar with Magnificus but the colors would be noice

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