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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

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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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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

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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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby KNM2012 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:04 pm

Swindle01 wrote: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 know. However, when it comes to Ultra Magnus' G1 history, it was very much rumored that he was also reformatted by Alpha Trion. So underneath his armor, he looks like Convoy/Optimus Prime. This was one part of Magnus and Convoy being "brothers."

As for the figures, he was done "sans armor" in 1985 and 1987. Plus, the 2004 Masterpiece was not "half-assed"... But rather a revelation that the designer was more or less inspired by the Dreamwave version of the character. But even then, they have recently announced that another MP version of Ultra Magnus will include his armor.

Swindle01 wrote: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?


You don't see it because you don't want it. You need to remember that your reasons to not get it do not reflect anything beyond that. However, this is an Asian market release. There is no real confirmation if it will be a Henkei! piece... Yet. And even if it is or isn't, it is primarily targeted at those who collect Ultra Magnus figures... As well as any others that want to buy it for their reasons.

Swindle01 wrote: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?


Again... Your opinion. So lets use your view on this item with what you praised: "Why would somebody want to buy a third-party product when it contributes nothing to the Transformers fanbase? They are overpriced, and have no real value outside of what these companies are charging. I can buy numerous pieces that will have a higher demand and resale value, and I am also talking about reissues. So why buy third party when I can get the real deal for less?"

Point being is simple: People will buy it to add to their Ultra Magnus collection, to have a Ultra Magnus figure, modifications, in order to use third-party add-ons, to add to their Transformers collection, display pieces, and/or to have an affordable piece to play with. ;)
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Sentinel Maximus » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:05 pm

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Classics all the way >:oP

The Henkei version is a good alternative for those who where unable to get Classics.
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby KNM2012 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:07 pm

RiddlerJ wrote: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/

Dude! Love the mod! =P~


Sentinel Maximus wrote:Classics all the way >:oP

The Henkei version is a good alternative for those who where unable to get Classics.


^ This. It adds to the many reasons to get this piece. 8)
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Mkall » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:43 pm

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Meh to this thing. Decided to cancel my preorder and go for Throttlebot Rollbar instead.
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Mekatron » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:21 pm

Looks pretty dang nice... not $60+ nice or anything though. A pic or two inside the City Commander Armor would've been great though.
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby Stockade » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:00 pm

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You know i just don't understand some people, i mean everyone wants a certain Transformer produced or made and Hasbro and Takara comes through for us from time to time. And then yes we're glad they made it, but its not up too par, like not enough articulation, the wrong weapon(s) or just the wrong damn color, the wrong size, the list goes on and on. And now we have Ultra Magnus in the right colors, and in the right G1 colors that i remember back from the 80s, but yet people are really tearing this mold apart cause now UM is too white and too plain? I mean i use to have a G1 UM as a kid yes i loved the armor he came with, but hell have of the time i didnt put it on him, i just like him white and looked great with OP and the other autobots. And even someone said that UM dropped his armor in the comics and he is all white in there too? All i can say is, yes i have the classics version of this mold and its pretty good, but for me i'd rather have one close to the G1 version as possible so ill keep mine on pre-order and i will say that he will a nice edition to the Autobot Team.
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby redoutlander » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:10 pm

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I love the pure white apperance. Sure it's a lot of white, but it is Ultra Magnus. It's something I might get especialy with a city commander/trailer add on! To bad my 2012 budget is already set to complete the Prime and WfC/FoC lines
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Re: Takara Transformers Aisa Exclusive Henkei Ultra Magnus

Postby KNM2012 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:35 am

Stockade wrote:You know i just don't understand some people, i mean everyone wants a certain Transformer produced or made and Hasbro and Takara comes through for us from time to time. And then yes we're glad they made it, but its not up too par, like not enough articulation, the wrong weapon(s) or just the wrong damn color, the wrong size, the list goes on and on. And now we have Ultra Magnus in the right colors, and in the right G1 colors that i remember back from the 80s, but yet people are really tearing this mold apart cause now UM is too white and too plain? I mean i use to have a G1 UM as a kid yes i loved the armor he came with, but hell have of the time i didnt put it on him, i just like him white and looked great with OP and the other autobots. And even someone said that UM dropped his armor in the comics and he is all white in there too? All i can say is, yes i have the classics version of this mold and its pretty good, but for me i'd rather have one close to the G1 version as possible so ill keep mine on pre-order and i will say that he will a nice edition to the Autobot Team.


There is a saying I have that goes, "When you cannot look past your own views on things, then you are not seeing the whole world as it is." Meaning that when it comes to preferences and beliefs, not everybody looks past their own.

Myself, I am constantly contemplating on adding/seeking characters and series that may fit what I am going for when it comes to my collection. But even then, I always try to keep my preferences separate from my opinion on items. Because I personally like series-accurate reissues, while others prefer the vintage sets.

As for this item - and the fact I brought up the comic - I hear you on the subject. Currently, I have justified myself on not ordering it (yet) as I am wondering if they will have it be a Henkei! piece or not. If it is a Henkei! piece, then I might even though I am not sure how I would feel having him instead of of trying to obtain Skyfire.

So yeah... I'll stop right there since this is making me rethink the idea of seeking out Supreme Commanders that also existed between Fight! to Headmasters, since I am already collecting/seeking other Cybertron Commanders. And the idea kinda hurts my brain more than it does my wallet, BTW. :HEADHURTS:
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Postby Banjo-Tron » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:07 am

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These photos have just cemented my personal (before anyone gets holier-than-thou) belief that this is a superb-looking figure. I love the simplicity of it, the pure white is stunning and much more like the G1 figure of old. The only thing stopping this figure being perfect is the lack of faction symbols in alt mode, but my trusty Reprolabels will soon fix that. This is my favourite deco of the Classics Prime mould by a country mile, and I can't wait to own it :)
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Postby synthetik » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:08 am

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I know it's more g1 accurate, but the all white looks really bad. To me it looks like someone did a home repaint with white out.
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