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 King Kuuga 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.


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?
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?

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.

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.

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