MP-2 Cybertron City Commander Upgrade Kit (aka MP Magnus armor) pictorial review

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Reviews' started by payton34, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Keith Prime

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    That's precisely how the original G1/ Diaclone figure did it. Really, only the legs folded down & head flipped up, so he was 1/2 transformed. It doesn't make since not to do it the same way for the Masterpiece.

    From what I've read on this thread, it's possible it got cancelled before hitting retail... Or it hasn't reached the retail point yet.
     
  2. ZeroEdge

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    This feels more like a downgrade. :yuck 
     
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    Seriously. Lol. I saw the picture of the box opened and notice it wasn't in plastic or anything. At that point I said to myself that this would not be good. It wasn't.
     
  4. lightshredder77

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    This is definitely a kit I'd love to see... It would make one kick-a$$ MP Magnus; however, THIS, my friends, is NOT it! The head sculpt alone makes me want to ball up in the corner of a killer's dark basement praying for someone to save me! LOL It was a nice attempt though. I would LOVE to see someone else attempt this! Perhaps Fans Project or even iGear? Hello? Fans Project??? Are you guys listening??? :)  LOL
     
  5. antapp

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    The head looks look a playskool figure
     
  6. ae_productions

    ae_productions G1 Fan

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    I actually put the money down for this set. I got one email saying it was delayed. Then, they stopped answering emails. I think I waited something like, 6 months before I finally canceled it. The worst part of this kit was the head, and I was going to do a custom one.

    I think it was between $150 and 200 for this set, if memory serves. It was about 3 - 4 years ago.

    Rumor is iGear is working on a armor trailer for their PP-01 not ultra magnus set. That I'd like to see.
     
  7. rizuan76

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    More like a kid wearing an oversized mask & going to a halloween party! lmao
     
  8. Jazz210

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    Ok ok hold up wait a sec...is dis Ultra Magnus or sum kind of Mighty Morphin Power Ranger dat looks alot like him... LoL ...well imo its n ok lookin "upgrade" kit if u consider slight movement n upgrade. Is there a real good way to produce n Ultra Magnus nd if so will any1 produce it???
     
  9. Astrotrain85

    Astrotrain85 Watching and waiting.

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    Easy pass for me.:2c: 
     
  10. theestampede

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    Doesn't look great, but it looks like a good starting point for anyone willing to put in a lot of work
     
  11. PrimulArchangel

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    So it takes a highly posable Masterpiece figure and turns it into a block looking cant pose G1 ? It looks like if you even try and pose it all the parts would fall off...Does the head fit over the existing Magnus head like the G1 ? They should have just come up with a way to have its own head to where you can leave the magnus head folded down. They could have made it smaller if they done that.
    Damn i got all excited when i seen this post on the front page too. Looks like the wait continues for kick ass G1 Armor.. Come on Justitoys Release some armor already......
     
  12. Cracka J

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    Pretty terrible. I suppose the trailer mode isn't a complete disaster, but the armor is basically taking a shit over masterpiece magnus.

    Why anyone would want to put that over a pretty nice looking MP figure is beyond me. Stick to FP CC armor if you want a stylish UM.
     
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    I rarely comment on Tf figures but first I want to say Magnus looks like a damn cosplayer at Botcon or Tfs convention.

    That being said, the Armor kit for Ultra Magnus that came out few years ago is a perfect base for the MP version.
    All you have to do is take that kit and modify the design structure to fit the MP Magnus.
    Duh, of course you are gong to have to blow up the kit to fit the scale of MP Magnus.
    Thr third party who made classic armor for Magnus can just make a exact copy but blow it up to fit the MP version. And maybe design the exterior to be more G1’ish. What I’m trying saying that it can be done. This kit is a perfect base. Surprised no Third party has tried to do this. I mean there was knockoffs of the Magnus armor.
     
  14. shadowfall1976

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    I know it's 3rd party , but looks like a cheap KO
     
  15. bigkid24

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    Personally it seems like a waste of time. I mean it would be one thing if they just scaled up a G1 UM trailer but since they took the time to sculpt everything they should have taken some extra time to re-engineer the toy. The armor didn't have to be a literal update of the G1 figure.

    It would have potential as just the car carrying trailer similar to the nontransforming MP Prime trailer Justitoys did a while back.
     
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    It's a nice attempt but it seems to take too much of UM's articulation away. Armor wise all he really needs is the helmet, chest piece. wrist guards and his greaves. Perhaps those big shoulder pads. If those parts couls have been taken off of the trailer and applied leaving the rest alone it may been better.
     
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    Craptacular.

    Although the truck + trailer I could live with, I suppose. Dare I ask what one of these things costs?
     
  20. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Wow, that really looks like ass. I hope the OP didn't pay out the nose.