Magic Square-Toys legend scale not Ultra Magnus, Seaspray and Sideswipe

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  1. RickyLeeSTF

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    I have no loose joints on my MST Trailbreaker. The torso slide screw was a little loose and I tightened it. There were no other issues on mine and that’s why he’s now one of my favorite legends scaled offerings.
     
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    Can anyone help me in choosing between the Magic Square and Papa Toys versions of Ultra Magnus?

    From what I can tell, MS looks slightly more posable in bot mode, but Papa Toys holds together better in alt mode. Any other things I should know?

    Thanks for any help anyone can give!
     
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    Besides aesthetics, I'd say the main difference is their respective sizes. Papa Toys is much larger in both modes and this helps him scale pretty much perfectly in alt-mode with other Legends cars. Whether this makes him overly large in bot-mode depends on your personal scale preferences.

    Another thing to consider: Mech Fans Toys is planning to knock off Magic Square's version, upscaling it slightly in the process. So if you prefer the look of the MST version and the size of the PT version, MFT might be the version for you at the end of the day.
     
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    How do you know the MFT upscale will be slight? What is your idea of slight? Other upscales have been substantial, 1/3rd height increase at a minimum. I don't consider their upscaling to be slight, but yeah, its a subjective quantity.

    Magic Square Magnus is a wonderful figure, until you transform him and realize he doesn't scale with anything else Magic Square Makes. I have both. The Papa Toys version is also wonderful. Has the bigger Masterpiece chunky aesthetic that I like (YMMV), and in alt mode he can hold your legends cars (MS Sideswipe, NA Bumblebee, TW Wheeljack, etc) as he was meant to. Both are worth owning, but personally, I feel the Papa Toys version wins it on total toy fun.

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  5. FredVIII

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    You are correct with respect to previous MFT upscales, but it appears MFT will not be following suit with this Ultra Magnus -- as you can see from the two photos below (which feature the new Hot Soldiers Prime with MST and MFT Magnus respectively):

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    It appears that UM's height will be increased by 1.5 to 2 heads, which -- if memory serves -- is substantially less than was the case with their upscale of IF Magnus. That's why I used the term "slight."

    Edit: I also seem to recall it being said that MFT v2 UM will be 13cm, which would make it shorter than their v1. This, in conjunction with the fact that v2 is based off a larger figure than v1 to begin with, is another reason why I described v2 as being a "slight" upscale.
     
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    Is there a MFT v2 UM thread, I can’t seem to find one? Where did u get that pic of him with hs prime? Any idea when MFT will release him? Thanks!
     
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    I believe the pic was from the general Mech Fans Toys thread here.

    I don't think there's a specific thread dedicated to the figure yet, as not much in the way of info or pics has surfaced at this point. Not sure about a release date either. MFT has teased a bunch a figs -- e.g. this UM, a KO of MST Blaster and Inferno, original Sideswipe and Hound designs -- but I'm sure when any of them are coming out or in what order. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!
     
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    Thanks man!
     
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    I needs that Prime in my life stat......
     
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    My one hope is that they don't chrome the grill on Powered Convoy. That chrome-gash is the one flaw on the otherwise perfect Ultra Magnus.
     
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    You'd prefer silver paint, like on the Inferno/Grapple mold?
     
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    Looks really, really good.
     
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    Yeah, I think the silver paint looks perfectly good. As others had pointed out, Ultra Magnus was never designed for chrome, which is apparently why there's the gash where it was separated from the mold.
     
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    Now that's what I'm talking about! Only thing Powered Convoy/Delta Magnus needs is yellow eyes, but that's extremely minor. Looks INFINITELY better than Powercosplay Magnimus Prime.
     
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    Wow! these things are like mini Masterpieces, for the price, you could almost collect a ton of G1 characters and get a great amazing crew! I'm half tempter to jump on this bandwagon.. I guess it's time to watch some vids on them to see their quality, and such. don't want some overpriced floppy armed cheapo bot. (Hasbro)
    Anyhow, I think these would be so cool to put at the feet of the MP version on my display. They're so cool, and yet so accurate to the toon style like MPs just downscaled. It's amazingly tempting.

    This is like Troop Building territory! amazing! If I went this route originally I'd have had a complete MP feeling cute small scale G1 collection. Seriously where were these when I was a kid.
     
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    Now you're getting it..
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