Help me Decide: AM-27 Ultra Magnus OR AM-28 Leo Prime Which Would You Buy?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by GrimlockAutobot, Nov 30, 2012.

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If you could only get one, which would you buy?

  1. AM-27 Ultra Magnus

    12 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. AM-28 Leo Prime

    29 vote(s)
    65.9%
  3. Neither

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  1. GrimlockAutobot

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    OK so here's the dilemma I'm in. I'm pretty tapped out between Xmas and my wifes birthday next month.

    As a result, I'll only have money to buy one of the new Arms Micron Voyagers coming out at the end of next month.

    I'm having a hard time deciding if I should get AM-27 Ultra Magnus or AM-28 Leo Prime.

    I love the looks of both figures for different reasons.

    AM-27 is a great representation of Ultra Magnus. Plus the hammer micron is a must have in my book.

    AM-28 is equally fantastic, comes with an awesome micron, and is a beast former...(I have a soft spot for the beasties even though I was a little older when all of the beast stuff came out)

    So I need help to decide. Which one would you get and why?
     
  2. zebramatt

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    I recently bit the bullet on the Hasbro Ultra Magnus over the Takara one, as I like his colouring slightly better. The hammer AM is damned cool though, I admit - maybe we'll be able to pick that up separately later?

    For me, if I were getting either I'd get Leo, despite not having a different head sculpt, as he's a distinct character from Thundertron; rather than just a slight variant.

    (And I probably will get Leo, as it happens!)
     
  3. Soundwinder

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    I say Leo Prime, for the most part.

    I like the Ultra Magnus mold a LOT more, but you can just pick that one up domestically for much less. The difference between Hasbro and Takara's UM is nowhere near as extreme as the difference between Thundertron and Leo Prime.

    If you're planning on only getting one and never picking up the other mold, then I say Magnus all the way.
     
  4. BlueAngel_Bolt

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    Pretty much what Soundwinder said. This interpretation of Leo Prime is an interesting take on the character, and the Thundertron mold is awesome. I say go with Leo Prime, then pick the Hasbro Magnus up locally when you have some extra money.

    Plus, someone on the boards could possibly hook you up with his hammer Micron if you really want it.
     
  5. Bountyan

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    Leo Prime.
     
  6. GrimlockAutobot

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    Thanks for all the posts so far everyone.

    Going with Leo Prime because he's alot different than his Hasbro counterpart whereas the takara version of Ultra Magnus is much more similar to his Hasbro counterpart (which can be had for much cheaper) is a good idea and one I hadn't thought of.
     
  7. Jetbolt

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    As somebody that loves beast mode transformers, Ultra Magnus is the better figure.

    Looks like Leo Prime is a straight up repaint of Thundertron and I have issues with that figure. Poor head movement and a near brick like beast mode.
     
  8. Boy Blunder

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    You've already made your decision, it seems, but I'm still going to cast my vote for Leo Prime. I love the Thundertron mold, despite (or in spite of) it's minor flaws, and if Leo Prime had a domestic release, I'd probably pick him up myself.

    Magnus is actually hitting saturation around here, so you should be able to pick him up for cheap - the differences between him and the AM are pretty minor, and personally, his locking war hammer-into-massive cannon weapon looks really good with him, regardless of which mode you prefer.
     
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    Thanks for the post.

    Still undecided at this point.
     
  10. Girl Pants

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    I'd go for Prime. He's significantly different than TT, moreso than the differences in the two Magnuses. Plus, UM's micron will likely come out seperately (in other colors), so you can still get everything by buyign a cheaper US Magnus + the micron.

    I don't own either, but the TT/LP mold seems better than UM too.
     
  11. Karhukjnsi

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    I'd pick Magnus, because I already have Thundertron and am BLOWN AWAY by how amazing this figure is, I don't think I'd like the Prime colors over the blue/white in the Hasbro release. While I love the Hasbro release Magnus (although I do not have him yet), I also am vexed by that Minicon.
     
  12. ChadTheBad

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    Leo Prime because he's Thundertron with a better paint deco, a sweet homage and a superior weapon, which is another homage and also transforms. Ultra Magnus only has the transforming hammer.
     
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    I'm going to go with others in this thread and say leo prime. While I'm not going to get him personally I have to admit that paint scheme is rather nice. Plus Magnus you can just get the US version for much cheaper. Since the microns have proven rather popular odds are Magnus's micron will either see a single release or as a bundle of sorts.
     
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