Stumpybot wrote:not to s*** on anybodies speculation cereal, but i honestly think this 'its a new re-imagined Ultra Magnus' talk is ridiculous. Ive seen what theyre saying on TFW, and honestly, i think theres something in their water, its just getting a bit silly.
Theres nothing at all to link it to the character, im sorry but the colours in the picture could signify literally anything, its not screaming magnus at me.
How many other blue and white truck type vehicles do you know?
Stumpybot wrote: its widely known that there are several fansproject creations coming that arent magnus (Heartmaster, Causality 6 & 7, a new warbot) so why would they go back and re-do a homage to a figure theyve already rung dry with the commander armours???
While we pretty much knew who the new Warbot was meant to be there hasn't been anything to suggest it's still even in the works. We don't know who CA-06 & -07 are going to be, but yeah, it's a safe bet they're not going to be Magnus. And these several pages of comments prove no one really knows which Transformer (if any) Heartmaster is meant to be. I don't want it to be Magnus, but what we want does not dictate what FansProject produces.
Stumpybot wrote:I can sum up the argument against as follows
1. Theyve already done Magnus. multiple times. They want to bring out toys that EVERYBODY will buy, and not devalue their previous creations. And lets be honest, there will be massive fanboy outcries of 'my city commander is worthless now' if they reworked magnus (seriously, tell me im wrong)
You're wrong. I love my City Commander and have no interest in getting rid of it ever, so I don't give a damn about its market value. I'd hardly call re-releasing City Commander with some extra accessories doing Magnus "multiple times". Classic Ultra Magnus is up there with Classics Cliffjumper and Skywarp as the least produced Classics figures. There are still cries from collectors for Hasbro to release Skywarp in the Generations line, and since his Classics version was a two-pack with Magnus, it stands to reason that there may be demand for more of him too. A new Ultra Magnus homage could fill any gaps in fans' collections, and yet would be different enough for everyone to be OK picking one up. I remember fans were bouncing around with joy when CHMS (correct me if I got the name wrong) announced their voyager sized MasterPiece/Classics Ultra Magnus and that was a darn sight similar to City Commander. If FansProject were to repaint HeartMaster in Optimus colours, I'd be all over it as my PowerMaster/Rolling Thunder homage.
Stumpybot wrote:2. Theyre moving away from the big characters and coming up with original classics compositions, the micromaster homages for example.
Two Micromaster homages that were just repaints of their existing Classics style figures. They probably did it so that those people who didn't want or couldn't get Universe Bruticus Maximus could still get hold of those awesome little figures, and I thank them for that.
Stumpybot wrote:3. Why re-do a character theyve already done an arguably amazing job with????????? They arent stupid and the canon to pick from is pretty vast.
I think I've covered that one already.
Stumpybot wrote:If its a WW Grimlock-esque figure then great, i'll be all over it. If its finally finishing causality then great. but Magnus? nope
It's blatantly not Causality. Have you been at the water you say the guys at TFW have been drinking?
To reiterate, I don't
want it to be Magnus. We don't know enough about this figure to say for certain who it is. All we know is it's a humanoid transforming figure who turns into an armoured truck, has a PowerMaster-like partner, looks like it has room and the connector for a trailer, and there's a version that's painted blue and white. You may not like it, hell I'm not sure I like it, but those factors combined do seem (for now at least) to point to Bendimus Prime's
Energon Ultra Magnus theory.