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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby XDMan » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:32 am

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Does the first promo photo mean: Armor sold separatly? :???:
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Poyguimogul » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:50 am

Oh, Japan how I love you!

Granted your SIX years late to the party but it's cool bro :p

The Magnus is sick, Is it better then the U.S. version?

Too early to say. Personally, myself, I always found
classic magnus more eye catching and striking then
classic prime. The white just oozed detail & win.
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby OmicronZero » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:01 am

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I find it utterly depressing how many people on a dedicated transformers forum don't recognize the 80s G1 Ultra Magnus armor. That's the armor flying off in the promo picture, for those don't recognize it. It's not Fansproject's City Commander (which really does not look much like the 80s toy), nor is it an entirely new armor. I'm pretty sure it's just supposed to be a reference to the fact that the Classics/Generations line is supposed to be "neo G1".

As for the use of the term "classics", Asia is not somehow unaware of the fact that the line is well known as that in the US. Go look on Ebay at all the sellers in China, Hong Kong, Japan, and other Pacific/Asian regions properly labeling TFs as "Classics". The only thing I find odd is the mix of Classics and TakaraTomy being mentioned at the same time. Most "Asia" (not Japan) items are Hasbro, not TT.
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby El Duque » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:07 am

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OmicronZero wrote:I find it utterly depressing how many people on a dedicated transformers forum don't recognize the 80s G1 Ultra Magnus armor. That's the armor flying off in the promo picture, for those don't recognize it. It's not Fansproject's City Commander (which really does not look much like the 80s toy), nor is it an entirely new armor. I'm pretty sure it's just supposed to be a reference to the fact that the Classics/Generations line is supposed to be "neo G1".


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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:21 am

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XDMan wrote:Does the first promo photo mean: Armor sold separatly? :???:


No, that's "Classic Ultra Magnus" spelled in Japanese. To be exact it says:

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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby puttster3 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:48 pm

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Seriously, incase you havent noticed how the two armours are different, think of this, the G1 chest piece is somewhat thin, FP CC chest piece is bulky.

Look at picture, see chest piece? Good. Now, chest piece thin or bulky?

Anyone who says that chest piece is bulky, then... :BOOM: :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Banjo-Tron » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:12 pm

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Still, I thought this mould was toast, and then it has been used twice in quick succession. Naughty HasTak. 8)

Sick of these exclusives though. Where is Aisa, and is anyone living there willing to do a bulk buy for us? :saint:
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Trikeboy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:38 pm

How can anyone confuse G1 Ultra Magnus armor with Fansprojects City Commander? Look at the bad head, the full chest guard and the long shoulder stacks. That is the G1 armor. Anyone else hopeful that by including the armor in this picture, we might be getting a new Masterpiece Ultra Magnus with armor sometime in the future?
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:35 pm

Motto: "My banjo is everything; defeat is ukelele"
Damn it. Just to let my British brethren know that Kapow have this guy up for pre-order. £59.99. Too much! Still bought it though. The simplicity of the paint and lack of blue on the cab is byootiful. I reckon this will look awesome with the FP upgrade set.
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby El Duque » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:56 pm

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Our friends over at UK fansite Full Metal Hero have posted a nice gallery of the upcoming Asian exclusive Henkei/Classics Ultra Magnus. The images include comparison shots with Hasbro's original Target exclusive Classics Ultra Magnus. Images mirrored below:

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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:01 pm

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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Anonymous. » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:02 pm

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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Hoitytoity » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:14 pm

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Alt mode: Henkei, all the way. Just looks much cleaner.

Robot mode: Classics. Aside from the gun and the paint apps on the head, Henkei just looks too plain. And the fact that the thighs are painted but the knee joint is black plastic bothers me for some reason.

Overall: A fantastic choice, especially for people who weren't able to nab the Classics version. Curious to see if there's any noticeable differences with CC Armor. As for me though, unnecessary. Still, kudos!
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby DevastaTTor » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:25 pm

Looks nice but I'm perfectly happy with my Classics version. Plus, he's always wearing his armor so you never see him anyway.
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby NemesisMonkeySupreme » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:54 pm

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crud, was hoping for some pics with FansProject armor/trailer…
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby grimdragon2001 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:30 pm

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got the classics version but hes badly yellowed on the back so i have this one preordered
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Stormrider » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:32 pm

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Both Classics and Henkei look nice. I don't have preference.
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby KNM2012 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:43 pm

More than likely, I will not buy. Mostly because the only Henkei! I want is Skyfire. That, and I am contemplating on the idea of acquiring "Alternity" Banzai Tron... As I am curious to see what kind of packaging Toy Hobby Market will use for that exclusive. :-B
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Swindle01 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:44 pm

nice blurred photos with the flash on .....

its not that hard to take a decent high quality picture - flash off - decent light source - macro on - steady focus on

from what i can see of these pics henkei magnus just looks terrible. He looks like some kinda KO the factory couldnt be arsed to finish adding the final paint applications to

The figure is just TOO white and looks unfinished. The classics version just looks miles better than the late henkei version. The white legs the completely white arms...it just looks unfinished. Only thing the henkei one has over the classics one is the blue face plate but again you can fix this yourself by getting the FP city commander stickers from reprolabels

the henkei 1 is way way to late and just doesnt look that good. I cant justify spending cash on this when theres far far superior 3rd party stuff coming out like the ko shadow scythe kit or the new insecticons etc
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:48 pm

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I really need to see this guy in the City Commander armour. That will be the decider.
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby grimdragon2001 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:53 pm

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on second thought, im cancelling my preorder, my Magnus is fine :)
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby KNM2012 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:17 pm

Swindle01 wrote:nice blurred photos with the flash on .....

its not that hard to take a decent high quality picture - flash off - decent light source - macro on - steady focus on

from what i can see of these pics henkei magnus just looks terrible. He looks like some kinda KO the factory couldnt be arsed to finish adding the final paint applications to

The figure is just TOO white and looks unfinished. The classics version just looks miles better than the late henkei version. The white legs the completely white arms...it just looks unfinished. Only thing the henkei one has over the classics one is the blue face plate but again you can fix this yourself by getting the FP city commander stickers from reprolabels

the henkei 1 is way way to late and just doesnt look that good. I cant justify spending cash on this when theres far far superior 3rd party stuff coming out like the ko shadow scythe kit or the new insecticons etc


How about this for justification?

In the Dreamwave G1 continuity, Ultra Magnus shed his armor and looked like a G1 version of this figure. The second Masterpiece figure was a G1 version of this character. In the Binaltech/Alternity version of G1, he also shed his armor in order to use the Matrix of Leadership prior to defeating Unicron... And he also looked like the G1 version of this.

The Alternity version (sold at the Transformers China Carnival, and also by e-HOBBY) was this color scheme. As was the Revoltech variant of Convoy, which was based on the Dreamwave version, was this same color scheme. And all because... You guessed it... The robot that resides underneath the armor is that color scheme. ;)

Here is an example on what I am talking about:
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But yeah... If that is not convincing enough, consider the fact that this could result in the making of a new "City Commander" armor set for this figure. I know that there are others out there that are. :-?
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Swindle01 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:31 pm

kuma its not really the same is it....
I mean in G1 the cab merged into ultra magnus. The cab was just a cab for vehicle mode. The toy was a copy of prime because it was probably easier to do it that way (because originally he was diaclone powered convoy remember) and the MP magnus we got was just a white prime because Takara couldnt be arsed to give us a proper magnus with the armour

I just dont see the point in this henkei release when they KNOW people would rather spend there money on something better such as Hercules or MT devastator or hegemon etc. If takara want my money when it comes to classics etc then there seriously gona need to step up instead of giving me a lame crappy repaint of a figure whos...what? 3+ somert years old now?

I mean jesus christ Hegemon blows the crap outa classics megatron, anyone else notice henkei megatrons price seriously drop since hegemon came out? if a 3rd party company thats smaller than hasbro or takara can do BETTER than hasbro or takara themselves then isnt that kinda saying something?
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:40 pm

The thing is, thanks to the different transformation scheme, it is possible to paint the robot like Ultra Magnus' outer armor (only the top chest would have to remain white). Couple that with a new head and this would be a wonderful Ultra Mangnus figure that didn't need add ons.

Here's a beautiful custom someone did. I would import this figure in a minute.

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-ima ... ra+Magnus/
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