Best ultra magnus?

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  1. Dachande

    Dachande Pleasure Toast Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Same here.
    Siege is the perfect G1 update. I like the size, and the parts-forming doesn't bother me due to that being how the G1 version did it.
    Animated is an awesome mold and quite perfect for the character.

    -The RID version is quite nice in alt mode, but that bot mode isn't something I enjoy.
    -Always wanted the Titanium one. Looks perfect for a Legends (scale) display.
    -CW version is... not for me. Actually, I dislike nearly everything about it.
     
  2. EarthGBilly

    EarthGBilly Sucker for a GERWALK Mode

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    The Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus with the Perfect Effect PC-17 Core Magnus and the X2Toys XT009 upgrade kit.

    It is my definitive Ultra Magnus.
     
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    Siege followed by Titanium followed by CW followed by G1.
     
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    millerman3732 I remain unconvinced.

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    79F44D4F-626C-4BF0-B310-B46321C58528.jpeg Siege with the DNA leg upgrades.
     
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    I like both the G1 and RiD2001 ones.

    Yes, G1 Magnus is a brick, but bruh, what a lovely brick it is. It looks imposing and like it can kick some serious ass. RiD2001 Magnus is much more articulated but still retains that imposing appearance. Plus, he can combine into Omega Prime.
     
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    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    RiD Ultra Magnus - the sheer amount of engineering and play value built into that monster is unbelievable! Huge robot that turns into a functional car carrier. With a sound pack that changes its clips depending on whether and how the giant gun in plugged in. And then he combines with Optimus Prime, and has an entirely different set of sound clips!

    Classics Ultra Magnus with City Commander armor. Bulky and powerful-looking. He doesn't match any particular official interpretation, but is FansProject's own take on the character. And it still hasn't been fully matched in my opinion. Only real downside is the big armor pieces can interfere with posing.

    Takara Legends Ultra Magnus with PE Core Magnus - less solid than the Classics set, but easier to pose. Fully functional as a car carrier. Came with a bonus WST Alpha Trion. Takara's version was already nice, but the PE addon made this guy nearly perfect - added in the albino Optimus core and replaced the chestplate with a blockier, slightly more G1-ish one.

    Siege held the best spot for a few months til I got the Core Magnus addon for Legends Magnus. It's great that we finally got an official albino Prime with exosuit, but he was let down by the smaller size of WFC leaders, the limited functionality as a car carrier, and fiddliness of assembling the trailer.
     
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    WFC Siege, only UM figure I have in my collection
     
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    CW only because of my affection for Minimus Ambus and MTMTE. Removing him from the equation, it’s not an especially solid or great figure.

    Siege would be my pick for best based on being super solid and really fun to mess with, followed closely by Animated. Animated Magnus is simply a great toy, but it’s pretty far removed from the others stylistically so I’d almost leave it out.
     
  9. Max Rawhide

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    Not mentioned here, but still a very good Ultra Magnus is the e-hobby G2 Magnus:
    G2 Magnus.JPG

    A repaint of the Laser Optimus Prime, but in the colours of the G2 character. Colourwise, the only thing I don't like about it is the blue being so dark. Much prefer the light blue of the G1 toy.
     
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  10. Itas

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    Interesting, I didn’t include the repaintings from optimus because there are too many?
     
  11. Max Rawhide

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    Quite a few, yes. And most (if not all) I also wouldn't count since they're just Optimus in white. But this one I would count since they went for the armoured colours, same as the Beast Wars Big Convoy repaint. And this G2 I think is even better since it still has the white truck.
     
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    I don't know about objective best, but the Combiner Wars one with Minimus Ambus is the one I went for, really like the Nick Roche inspired design and he's a suitably big lad.
     
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    Siege.