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. kaos

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    Didn't one of the radicons here break apart a G1 Magnus trailer and connected it to a classics Ultra Magnus figure, it looked good. Surely one of these radicons can take this and make it spectacular with a little work. Obvioulsly they would have to remold a new head.
     
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    Alright, I'm sure a lot of effort went in to it. But, lets be honest. The plastic looks cheap. The head looks terrible. There is no reason to make the head fit over the existing one. The Autobot symbols looks awful. And this is going for $150? I really hope I - Gear can do better.
     
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    It like downgrading an masterpiece to an bad, blocky g1
    There's a member here, anemis i belive, that has an similar idea, but just done properly
     
  5. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/381226-classics-2-0-ultra-magnus.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/372287-my-magnus-army.html
     
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    Randy- "I'm just not feelin' it, dawg." Paula- "It's nice, it's just not what we're looking for." Simon- "Simply dreadful, it looks like feces were painted and draped over a truck."
     
  7. wan_de_real

    wan_de_real Transformizer

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    already got this 1 year ago....for time being too bezee to do more.....just swap the head n change the gun...the fist just use from MP2 itself...not bad at all

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    Just change the head

    took this on a friend's facebook. sems he's a radicon himself.accrding to him he got this set a year ago and look what he modified...just change the head and it completely refreshing...
     

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    the head transformation for mp magnus/prime makes it impossible to just leave it folded in, since the matrix holder and bumper have to go in that space. but switching the heads completely works better, as seen in wan's photo
     
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    The box is good done though.
     
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    Wow, with a head change that looks 50% better.
     
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    Thanks for the review! I always wanted to see an upgrade kit for mp-02
     
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    is it just me or the face looks like humpy dumpy
     
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    No need to thank me man...I have to apologize for the delayed shipping...
    In any case, nice review!
     
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    There's no nice way to say it...this looks bad. It's not entirely their fault, given that MP-02 just wasn't made to accommodate G1 UM armor.

    It looks ok cause he spaced the parts out in a way that the proportions look good.
     
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    What head is that from?
     
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    I wanted to like this, I really did. But the comments about it looking like a toddler in a halloween costume nailed it.
     
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    wan, I think you did a really good job with this. I think it's proof that this thing with its flaws can still have its merit :) 

    This version still has the top spot in my book.

    I still think some kind of transform or modification can be done to where the head of Magnus doesn't have to be the head of Ultra Magnus, wearing it like a helmet. That's the main thing that attributes to the big head. Also, after having the bigger head, the rest of Ultra Magnus looks out of proportion. I was always totally cool with Ultra Magnus being rather large, even if it's not "cartoon accurate".

    I'd rather it be more accurate to Studio Ox's artwork:

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    EEEEEEK!

    I hope you didnt pay an arm and a leg for that...