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Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype?

Transformers News: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 4:46PM CST

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What appears to be a Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Voyager prototype has appeared on the Chinese social website weibo. The figure appears to be a heavy retool of the "Robots in Disguise" Voyager Optimus Prime mold, and is speculated to be the rumored "Beast Hunters" Voyager Ultra Magnus. As you can see below the figure features many similarities to Ultra Magnus as he appears in IDW's Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots miniseries.


Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype?

Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype?
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Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459579)
Posted by optimuscarlos on January 30th, 2013 @ 5:00pm CST
Glad I didn't buy the one it is now in stores.
I knew I have to wait!!!
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459580)
Posted by TransformersGuy96 on January 30th, 2013 @ 5:18pm CST
I hope that he appears on the show, that would awesome. :D
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459582)
Posted by Gearslide on January 30th, 2013 @ 5:27pm CST
It looks like a Blue and White Optimus Prime wearing armor on his upper body...
WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT ULTRA MAGNUS SHOULD BE!

Also, Optimus gets the Star Saber and Magnus gets the Forge of Solus Prime? Neato.

I wonder if the chest, shoulder, and wing armor is detachable for reconfiguration in vehicle mode? Or if the top of the cab is freakishly modified in transformation?
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459585)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 30th, 2013 @ 5:39pm CST
i knew hasbro couldnt resist turning optimus into magnus, well magnus having his own mold was nice while it lasted.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459586)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 30th, 2013 @ 5:40pm CST
I kinda dig it. I'm not a fan of the first mold. Let me see the complete, colored images, and then I'll ask my wallet to donate some of its organs for a "good cause".
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459589)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 30th, 2013 @ 5:49pm CST
Well. His lack of red has been fixed.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459590)
Posted by That Bot on January 30th, 2013 @ 5:49pm CST
I'm not digging it. I really like the RID mold that he got, and I don't want him reduced to a Prime clone unless there's some explanation for it in the fiction.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459591)
Posted by Mkall on January 30th, 2013 @ 5:54pm CST
Haven't needed an Ultra Magnus since FP's City Commander. I don't think I'll start now.

Looks good though.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459592)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 30th, 2013 @ 5:54pm CST
BeastProwl wrote:Well. His lack of red has been fixed.


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Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459593)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 30th, 2013 @ 5:54pm CST
Greetings, not-so-Ultra Magnus.

I absolutely love the RiD Magnus, but if Hasbro are falling back into old ways with the character then I can't help ask what was the point in the Rid one?

Magnus has gone from the one PRIME character I HAD to have to the one character I may well skip. I just hope he won't still transform into a long nose truck. :-(
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459595)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 30th, 2013 @ 5:56pm CST
It looks great. He comes with the Forge, too! Yay!

I just hope that backpack is removable. :SICK:
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459598)
Posted by XDMan on January 30th, 2013 @ 6:05pm CST
That mold looks nice, but let's wait for Toy Fair 2013, shall we?
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459601)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 30th, 2013 @ 6:15pm CST
i can always deal with more ultra magnus
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459607)
Posted by RAcast on January 30th, 2013 @ 6:32pm CST
That's the most hilarious official kitbash I've seen yet. :lol: It's definitely a good look for UM, and it makes sense.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459609)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 30th, 2013 @ 6:36pm CST
and what was wrong with updating the other ultra magnus mold to a beast-hunters super armor version i was kind of hoping
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459616)
Posted by RAcast on January 30th, 2013 @ 6:51pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:and what was wrong with updating the other ultra magnus mold to a beast-hunters super armor version i was kind of hoping

Because the PRiD mold is awful? I certainly won't miss it, what with the absurdly TINY shoulder struts, obnoxious back kibble, and weirdly proportioned legs. :lol:
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459627)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 30th, 2013 @ 8:06pm CST
im not complaing about this magnus, i think its awesome, but what was wrong with this one? why do people hate it?
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Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459629)
Posted by RAcast on January 30th, 2013 @ 8:16pm CST
Doubledealer93 wrote:im not complaing about this magnus, i think its awesome, but what was wrong with this one? why do people hate it?
Image

Okay, perhaps I should have been more clear, sorry. It DOES look good. Like, sitting there, in a decent pose (provided you cover up those struts), it looks good. Again, on paper.

But I've had it in hand I'm utterly disappointed. In person I just don't like it, which is a shame, because originally I thought UM would be the standout from his wave. As it stands, I LOVE Thundertron, and PRiD UM is an easy pass. Also, that back kibble bugs me the way it sits above-his-shoulders enough to be in the way of the head and lightpiping but not-high-enough to be Huffer-esque. It just looks like it's in the way.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459632)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 30th, 2013 @ 8:42pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:and what was wrong with updating the other ultra magnus mold to a beast-hunters super armor version i was kind of hoping


Because that's not what Ultra Magnus looks like in Prime's official canon. He has an entirely different model from PRiD.

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Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459633)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 30th, 2013 @ 8:44pm CST
RAcast wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:im not complaing about this magnus, i think its awesome, but what was wrong with this one? why do people hate it?

Okay, perhaps I should have been more clear, sorry. It DOES look good. Like, sitting there, in a decent pose (provided you cover up those struts), it looks good. Again, on paper.

But I've had it in hand I'm utterly disappointed. In person I just don't like it, which is a shame, because originally I thought UM would be the standout from his wave. As it stands, I LOVE Thundertron, and PRiD UM is an easy pass. Also, that back kibble bugs me the way it sits above-his-shoulders enough to be in the way of the head and lightpiping but not-high-enough to be Huffer-esque. It just looks like it's in the way.

understandable, i am really disappointed that he has a real lack of paint too. he could have had much better paint.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459634)
Posted by Overcracker on January 30th, 2013 @ 8:54pm CST
Hmm, I'm a sucker for Magnus...

Yes the Prime Rid version has its flaws but all in all is pretty nice.

however I truly love the rid OP mold, and hopefully with the armor it will look great with good paint applications.

I'm kind of looking forward to it. It will work nicely in my ever growing Magnus display.

Not as large as my Prime display, but still.

Though it does kind of leave the question of why discard the RID Magnus mold so quickly in favor a retool of Prime.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459635)
Posted by That Bot on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:03pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and what was wrong with updating the other ultra magnus mold to a beast-hunters super armor version i was kind of hoping


Because that's not what Ultra Magnus looks like in Prime's official canon. He has an entirely different model from PRiD.

http://comicbookrealm.com/cover-scan/f6 ... -2ri-b.jpg

That model is bad and it should feel bad. I much prefer the look of the Cyberverse and RID toys.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459637)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:06pm CST
That Bot wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and what was wrong with updating the other ultra magnus mold to a beast-hunters super armor version i was kind of hoping


Because that's not what Ultra Magnus looks like in Prime's official canon. He has an entirely different model from PRiD.

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That model is bad and it should feel bad. I much prefer the look of the Cyberverse and RID toys.


I quite like that model. >:oP
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459638)
Posted by RAcast on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:14pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
That Bot wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and what was wrong with updating the other ultra magnus mold to a beast-hunters super armor version i was kind of hoping


Because that's not what Ultra Magnus looks like in Prime's official canon. He has an entirely different model from PRiD.

Image

That model is bad and it should feel bad. I much prefer the look of the Cyberverse and RID toys.


I quite like that model. >:oP

I do too, it feels much more like Ultra magnus. No weird kibble, nice chunky shoulders, the chest is straight out of G1, and he even has Optimus' legs. :lol:
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459639)
Posted by That Bot on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:16pm CST
We seem to be at a standoff. Since these are opinions, technically neither those of you who like it more than RID nor those like me who prefer RID more are right or wrong.....but that's a boring answer. We must decide who gets to be right with a duel! I propose a children's card game.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459640)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:20pm CST
That Bot wrote:We seem to be at a standoff. Since these are opinions, technically neither those of you who like it more than RID nor those like me who prefer RID more are right or wrong.....but that's a boring answer. We must decide who gets to be right with a duel! I propose a children's card game.


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bring it
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459641)
Posted by Hypershock on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:22pm CST
let's not forget we saw this guy in-show in the orion pax storyline, and he looks suspiciously like that lil guy

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Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459643)
Posted by RAcast on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:28pm CST
Hypershock wrote:let's not forget we saw this guy in-show in the orion pax storyline, and he looks suspiciously like that lil guy

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Good point! I'd forgotten about that. :D

Doubledealer93 wrote:
That Bot wrote:We seem to be at a standoff. Since these are opinions, technically neither those of you who like it more than RID nor those like me who prefer RID more are right or wrong.....but that's a boring answer. We must decide who gets to be right with a duel! I propose a children's card game.


Image
bring it

Need a wing-man? 8) :BOT:
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459644)
Posted by STngAR on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:29pm CST
One of these days I will own one of these wonky colored prototypes. :MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459645)
Posted by That Bot on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:33pm CST
Hypershock wrote:let's not forget we saw this guy in-show in the orion pax storyline, and he looks suspiciously like that lil guy

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I do remember that. It got me wondering why the two toys Magnus got were, first, so similar, and second, so different from that. Still, the "truck cab shoulders" Magnus has really appealed to me since I first saw pictures of it, and that's the Magnus I want to see in the show. My first Ultra Magnus was the original RID Magnus (from 2001), so I never knew he was "supposed" to be Prime with armor until they started the G1 reissues in 2002 or so. I'm fine with Magnus having his own look, and I really like the transformations of the two Prime Magnuses.

Doubledealer93 wrote:
That Bot wrote:We seem to be at a standoff. Since these are opinions, technically neither those of you who like it more than RID nor those like me who prefer RID more are right or wrong.....but that's a boring answer. We must decide who gets to be right with a duel! I propose a children's card game.


Image
bring it

Thank you for getting that.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459647)
Posted by timcourtois on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:40pm CST
Hm... the Magnus mold on that comic book cover looks a lot like it's just a modified version of the Optimus Prime digital model.

I wonder if they changed Magnus' design (from the first PRID voyager toy) because it would be cheaper for him to appear in the show as a modified Optimus. Hence the new toy design...?
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459649)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:45pm CST
Magnus is probably using an altered Optimus model in the third season (if he's in the third season) because Optimus is upgrading into the Beast Hunters Voyager and they didn't want his old model to go to waste. It also saves money to use on another bot.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459651)
Posted by That Bot on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:51pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Magnus is probably using an altered Optimus model in the third season (if he's in the third season) because Optimus is upgrading into the Beast Hunters Voyager and they didn't want his old model to go to waste. It also saves money to use on another bot.

That's an interesting point. I hadn't taken into account Optimus's new look, meaning Magnus wouldn't look like such an obvious remodeling. And considering we saw Magnus way back at the beginning of last season, it makes you wonder how far in advance they plan this stuff.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459669)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 30th, 2013 @ 11:22pm CST
RAcast wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and what was wrong with updating the other ultra magnus mold to a beast-hunters super armor version i was kind of hoping

Because the PRiD mold is awful? I certainly won't miss it, what with the absurdly TINY shoulder struts, obnoxious back kibble, and weirdly proportioned legs. :lol:

Awful? I like it, I don't think you know what awful is or your not talking about the same thing
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459670)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 30th, 2013 @ 11:24pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:and what was wrong with updating the other ultra magnus mold to a beast-hunters super armor version i was kind of hoping


Because that's not what Ultra Magnus looks like in Prime's official canon. He has an entirely different model from PRiD.

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Uh, SO... they already made the toy
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459675)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 31st, 2013 @ 12:02am CST
Ultra Markus wrote:Uh, SO... they already made the toy


Why does that matter? Smokescreen didn't turn out looking anything like his Arms Micron toy, and that was made (while not released) way before he appeared on Prime. Models change, it's a part of the development.

And like I said before, they probably changed it to Optimus' model to save money for another guy joining us in the third season.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459676)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on January 31st, 2013 @ 12:28am CST
I like both Ultra Magnuses...AND I WILL HAVE BOTH ULTRA MAGNUSES... :BOWDOWN: Let's hope this isn't some third party add-on, or blood will be shed.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459687)
Posted by frogbat on January 31st, 2013 @ 1:49am CST
I fall in the camp of not liking the 1st ultra Magnus toy we got. I'm a huge fan of the original g1 character and toy. He was my de facto autobot leader till I got my power master prime. I'd love to see a proper homage or remake of the original... The prob with the prime toy for me is that he perhaps borrowed too much from the tfa version. Too little red, rubbish weapon gimmick, and useless alt mode... Still no airachnid but defo below average.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459695)
Posted by That Bot on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:19am CST
frogbat wrote:The prob with the prime toy for me is that he perhaps borrowed too much from the tfa version. Too little red, rubbish weapon gimmick, and useless alt mode... Still no airachnid but defo below average.

Really? I think it's the best Powerizer toy we got. It's the only one with a locking weapon, the clear parts are well-integrated, the vehicle parts integrate well into his robot mode (excepting the backpack), he has good proportions and overall I really like his look. He's got a decent vehicle mode, and I feel he stands apart well enough from Animated Magnus.

I suppose it comes back to my earlier point that the other RID Magnus was my Ultra Magnus for a long time, and in fact besides that one the only other Ultra Magnus toys I have are the other iterations of Aligned Magnus. I didn't watch Animated when it aired, I've still only seen the first season after the fact, and Reissue and Classics Magnus never did much for me (before Fansproject but then it was too late).
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459697)
Posted by toddstarz on January 31st, 2013 @ 3:42am CST
roBROmanceFTW wrote:I like both Ultra Magnuses...AND I WILL HAVE BOTH ULTRA MAGNUSES... :BOWDOWN: Let's hope this isn't some third party add-on, or blood will be shed.


/agree

more new ultra magnus will soften the wait for the inevitable MP Ultra Magnus
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459705)
Posted by Mykltron on January 31st, 2013 @ 4:52am CST
Looks better than the slightly goofy version available atm.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459715)
Posted by frogbat on January 31st, 2013 @ 5:33am CST
Not the worse toy and I liked the robot mode and the transformation, just the alt mode was boring.. He's a truck and not a very cool one. The poweriser weapons were all rubbish, though you are right that it locks, it looks rubbish on the vehicle. I'm not a fan of translucent plastic either... Oh and why only one shoulder rocket??
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459718)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 31st, 2013 @ 6:21am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:Uh, SO... they already made the toy


Why does that matter? Smokescreen didn't turn out looking anything like his Arms Micron toy, and that was made (while not released) way before he appeared on Prime. Models change, it's a part of the development.

And like I said before, they probably changed it to Optimus' model to save money for another guy joining us in the third season.

why does it matter to you?
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459726)
Posted by Cybertronus on January 31st, 2013 @ 8:09am CST
Oh enough with the Ultra Magnus Optimus Primes and Bumblebees. GIVE US Dinobots!! Classics please not Transformers Prime. I'm sick of all these transformers with big arms and small legs. I want decent porportions! :sad:
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459732)
Posted by Rated X on January 31st, 2013 @ 8:52am CST
I never knew TF Prime had a comic that had nothing to do with the cartoon. I wonder why they didnt just stick all these characters in the cartoon ? Hasbro are some real lazy bastards...
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459740)
Posted by Mkall on January 31st, 2013 @ 9:29am CST
Rated X wrote:I never knew TF Prime had a comic that had nothing to do with the cartoon. I wonder why they didnt just stick all these characters in the cartoon ? Hasbro are some real lazy bastards...

Money. It cost a lot of money to fully render anything in CGI to the detail required by TF: Prime.
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459741)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 31st, 2013 @ 9:33am CST
Rated X wrote:I never knew TF Prime had a comic that had nothing to do with the cartoon.
What are you talking about? That comic is a direct prequel to the cartoon's third season (while simultaneously serving as a sequel to the Fall of Cybertron video game, helping to bridge the gap between the game and cartoon).
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459747)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on January 31st, 2013 @ 9:57am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:I never knew TF Prime had a comic that had nothing to do with the cartoon.
What are you talking about? That comic is a direct prequel to the cartoon's third season (while simultaneously serving as a sequel to the Fall of Cybertron video game, helping to bridge the gap between the game and cartoon).


QFT. >:oP
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459756)
Posted by Hypershock on January 31st, 2013 @ 10:25am CST
roBROmanceFTW wrote:I like both Ultra Magnuses...AND I WILL HAVE BOTH ULTRA MAGNUSES... :BOWDOWN: Let's hope this isn't some third party add-on, or blood will be shed.

Yea, i hope so, cuz that was the first thing i thought when i saw this
Re: Transformers Prime "Beast Hunters" Ultra Magnus Prototype? (1459767)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 31st, 2013 @ 11:29am CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:Uh, SO... they already made the toy


Why does that matter? Smokescreen didn't turn out looking anything like his Arms Micron toy, and that was made (while not released) way before he appeared on Prime. Models change, it's a part of the development.

And like I said before, they probably changed it to Optimus' model to save money for another guy joining us in the third season.

why does it matter to you?


Dude, what are you talking about? All I've been doing is answering your question. When did I make any indication that any of this meant half a rat's ass to me? :???:

frogbat wrote:I'm not a fan of translucent plastic either... Oh and why only one shoulder rocket??


Because it wasn't a shoulder rocket. It was supposed to go on his left arm.

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