WFC Netflix Ultra Magnus (Walmart exclusive)

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  1. Superhans

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    Here’s what I wrote in the other thread:

    If I had one word for this repaint, it would be weird. I get that it’s from the Netflix show, it just feels odd and redundant. They could have done something much more interesting.

    As it stands, it’s basically a toss up as to which you prefer. You definitely don’t need both. What it has done is remind me how much I love the toy though - which is largely responsible for getting me into WFC in the first place.


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  2. Shin Densetsu

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    I get what they were trying to do and they had the right idea, it's a misfire though. Molding in dark plastic and using paint for brighter colors does work but here, they didn't use enough paint coverage of brighter paint over darker plastic. That's why this thing looks covered in soot to some areas to me, rather than battle worn.
     
  3. prfctcellrulz

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    I still want a new Ultra Magnus to replace my TFA Leader. If I can’t find the Combiner Wars version plus the upgrade kit at a decent price I may get this one plus the DNA upgrade kit.
     
  4. Snake_eyes1975

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    I think this one would have looked Great if, if the shoulder stacks were white, with the grey/metallic damage on it.

    As it is, that just looks terrible on what could have been a home run repaint.
     
  5. kaijuguy19

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    I still wish they could've done something more interesting with his color scheme. Like take a page out of dEcepticon Mirage and make him sport an evil decoe.
     
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  6. Superhans

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    I wouldn’t say he looks terrible. I just think he fails to justify his existence.
     
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    I appreciate what Hasbro was trying to do with Magnus but it definitely fell a bit short, IMO. What I don't get is why Hasbro felt the need to package this completely sight unseen and call it a spoiler pack. With all the mystery and hype, I was hoping it might be something really surprising like a Diaclone repaint but that is not what this is. I guess it might make more sense once the series actually comes out but Magnus might be long gone before then since he is already on clearance at some Wal-Marts for $35.
     
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    Does anyone have a picture comparing the inner robots?
     
  9. Superhans

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    See below. The inner robot is actually the one part I like a lot more on NF UM, and in fact that’s how I’m keeping him for now.

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  10. MagnusPrimal

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    Thanks!
    I’m considering buying this just for the inner bot.
     
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    Found one for $35. For that price, it is a fun toy. I'm kind of digging the darker color scheme. It makes me more interested in the series that is coming. I want to know why there is no Autobot symbol on him. Ultimately, if you missed the first one, this is a good substitute.
     
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    The Netflix UM does have too, it's one teeny tiny autobot insignia on the front of the bumper. Unfortunately, they eliminated the 2nd insignia on the white Magnus shoulder as seen on the Siege UM version. But even with that on, it was also one of my complaint in regard to Siege/Netflix UM lacking the big Autobot Insignia on the Armor robot when viewing from the front/side is disturbing. Ideally, it should be on his armor left shoulder like MP22/G1. Hasbro/TTomy needs to remember it's the bot/con insignia that separate TFs from any generic robot/other brand.
     
  13. shogun221

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    What a bizarre marketing decision to blind box this guy and try and sell him for sixty bucks. I didn't even know what this thing was when I first stumbled upon it at Walmart this afternoon.

    The paint job definitely leaves something to be desired. With so many paint apps from the OG release missing here, it just comes across as lacking the care and attention to detail that set Siege apart from previous lines. The haphazard gunmetal paint doesn't really look like anything other than a spray can accident.

    At $35, I'm not unhappy with the purchase, since it satisfies my curiosity about the mold. But if I really needed a definitive CHUG UM, I'd probably cough up the extra for the Siege version.