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e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus

Transformers News: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 8:06AM CDT

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Autobase Aichi has confirmed the speculation from yesterday that e-Hobby's next exclusive will indeed be a Magnificus redeco of RtS Deluxe Perceptor! If the art from the updated image is any indication the figure will receive a new head mold. Expect the figure to cost 5500 Yen and be available from March 26th until May 8th. Check out the image mirrored below.

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Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473040)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 20th, 2013 @ 8:14am CDT
I called the new head! But not the fact it's under Generations...
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473041)
Posted by Flux Convoy on March 20th, 2013 @ 8:23am CDT
WOOOO! Head remold! Wonder if Fun Pub will be partnering up for this guy.
:BOT:
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473042)
Posted by Poyguimogul on March 20th, 2013 @ 8:24am CDT
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Maggie I <3 you!!!!!!!!!! I haz ur G1, Pleez blow up my car in a failed attempt at getting energon for your schemes... INSURANCE!!$$!!
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473046)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on March 20th, 2013 @ 8:32am CDT
Sold.

Will this come in the monochrome United packaging?
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473051)
Posted by Rated X on March 20th, 2013 @ 9:04am CDT
I wish all teaser images would be just for 24 hours before the reveal. That should be written in stone. I like the new head. I also hope this means that the Perceptor mold will be off the table for Botcon. I dont want to see Machine Wars Soundwave get slaughtered by use of the perceptor mold. And Im not so crazy about a 3 pack of Reflector clones from this mold either unless one has a lens on his chest which is too much to expect from Funpub.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473053)
Posted by triKlops on March 20th, 2013 @ 9:08am CDT
Nice, the artwork looks cool and he seems to be a decent price for an Ehobby import!
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473057)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on March 20th, 2013 @ 9:24am CDT
Cool, just might get it if the club imports this. $58US is not bad...
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473059)
Posted by Mkall on March 20th, 2013 @ 9:26am CDT
I'll take him. I can't wait to see the actual figure.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473062)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 20th, 2013 @ 9:38am CDT
Rated X wrote:Im not so crazy about a 3 pack of Reflector clones from this mold either unless one has a lens on his chest which is too much to expect from Funpub.


You hit the nail on the head there :shock:

*Cues drama music*
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473073)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 20th, 2013 @ 1:15pm CDT
Hot damn, I really want this now Image
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473153)
Posted by Blackstreak on March 20th, 2013 @ 5:04pm CDT
I definitely want this piece. :KREMZEEK:
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473201)
Posted by Stormrider on March 20th, 2013 @ 8:16pm CDT
I like the story line of from G1 Magnificus and G'mede (sp?).
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473252)
Posted by KNM2012 on March 21st, 2013 @ 1:23am CDT
Ugh... Here I am, sitting and hoping that GT-R Maximus is the 4th and final GT-R (2012 had 4 GT-Rs in Super GT), which would make a nice (possibly temporary) cap-off. Because by then, I would have a complete set of non-Convoy/Prime GT-Rs. And then this is confirmed.

Sonnofa... I just hope this version is not as cool as the original. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473282)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 21st, 2013 @ 8:01am CDT
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:Ugh... Here I am, sitting and hoping that GT-R Maximus is the 4th and final GT-R (2012 had 4 GT-Rs in Super GT), which would make a nice (possibly temporary) cap-off. Because by then, I would have a complete set of non-Convoy/Prime GT-Rs. And then this is confirmed.

Sonnofa... I just hope this version is not as cool as the original. :BANG_HEAD:


Are you talking about the same thing we're talking about?
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473390)
Posted by KNM2012 on March 21st, 2013 @ 5:27pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:Ugh... Here I am, sitting and hoping that GT-R Maximus is the 4th and final GT-R (2012 had 4 GT-Rs in Super GT), which would make a nice (possibly temporary) cap-off. Because by then, I would have a complete set of non-Convoy/Prime GT-Rs. And then this is confirmed.

Sonnofa... I just hope this version is not as cool as the original. :BANG_HEAD:


Are you talking about the same thing we're talking about?


Yes I am. A month ago, I had found the original e-HOBBY version, which came with Ga'Mede. One was MISB, and a second was graded by AFA. The whole background for these two were great, and I was tempted to get the graded version (as the non-graded version was not guaranteed the same condition or better). Because, I mean, how can you top the chance to have an "expanded universe" (Star Wars terminology) character that is a Destron who wants revenge on other Destrons? 8)

Which lead to my point. If the piece is the same as the original, the only point I would skip on him if he was a Generations piece. Do not collect that line. Otherwise, I need to refocus my plans and budget for the magnificent Magnificus. :lol:
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473454)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 21st, 2013 @ 11:43pm CDT
Wait a sec? What am I thinking?! SG Perceptor is dead!
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473942)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 24th, 2013 @ 2:25pm CDT
I want him, but not for $60. I'll just wait for that rumored Reflector repaint. >:oP
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1473946)
Posted by RhA on March 24th, 2013 @ 2:39pm CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:Cool, just might get it if the club imports this. $58US is not bad...


:lol: I dare you to claim that 58$ for a robot toy is 'not bad' in a bar full of people.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474264)
Posted by El Duque on March 25th, 2013 @ 11:58pm CDT
e-Hobby has fully revealed their recently announced exclusive, Magnificus! The figure is a black, red, and chrome redeco of Reveal the Shield Perceptor with a brand new head sculpt. Expect the figure to cost 5500 Yen and be available from March 26th until May 8th. Check out the latest images directly from e-Hobby mirrored below.

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Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474266)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 26th, 2013 @ 12:02am CDT
Something this cool should end up in the Generations line for mass retail, not as an exclusive from foreign markets. I would import this beauty, but not for $60.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474271)
Posted by Mkall on March 26th, 2013 @ 12:27am CDT
I'll get one. Maybe even 2 so I can have an SG Percy
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474277)
Posted by Trikeboy on March 26th, 2013 @ 1:06am CDT
Mkall wrote:I'll get one. Maybe even 2 so I can have an SG Percy


SG Perceptor already exists. Magnificus, based on the original Perceptor toy, was in the Botcon comic.

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Both will work fine though.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474278)
Posted by Henry921 on March 26th, 2013 @ 1:06am CDT
Hello, Machine Wars Soundwave?
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474279)
Posted by Mkall on March 26th, 2013 @ 1:08am CDT
Trikeboy wrote:
Mkall wrote:I'll get one. Maybe even 2 so I can have an SG Percy


SG Perceptor already exists. Magnificus, based on the original Perceptor toy, was in the Botcon comic.

Both will work fine though.

Indeed, but I don't want a G1 Magnificus, I don't do G1 figs so he'd look real out of place.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474292)
Posted by Hammer on March 26th, 2013 @ 3:21am CDT
Pass.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474312)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on March 26th, 2013 @ 7:16am CDT
RhA wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:Cool, just might get it if the club imports this. $58US is not bad...


:lol: I dare you to claim that 58$ for a robot toy is 'not bad' in a bar full of people.



Maybe the people in the bar are already drunk? :D

Not bad, in comparison to TFCC's stuff. Hope TFCC does not jack up the price IF they import it.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474334)
Posted by mooncake623 on March 26th, 2013 @ 8:18am CDT
I will buy this! I love black repaints!

Is there a preorder anywhere? I hope e-tailers get him at $60 still.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474345)
Posted by Rated X on March 26th, 2013 @ 9:13am CDT
Henry921 wrote:Hello, Machine Wars Soundwave?



Lets hope not. Either use the Countdown mold or nothing.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474351)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 26th, 2013 @ 10:09am CDT
Rated X wrote:
Henry921 wrote:Hello, Machine Wars Soundwave?



Lets hope not. Either use the Countdown mold or nothing.


You mean Cybertron Defense Red Alert :-B

Anywho, that must be the alternate toy-accurate head Hasbro was talking about at BotCon 2011. I think Reflector will become a reality. ;)
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474356)
Posted by Henry921 on March 26th, 2013 @ 11:01am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Henry921 wrote:Hello, Machine Wars Soundwave?



Lets hope not. Either use the Countdown mold or nothing.


You mean Cybertron Defense Red Alert :-B



Well, yeah, I'd have suggested him, but all the UT molds have been written off as too old and/or overused. I've been figuring this Perceptor mold would be used for MW Soundwave since we started guessing last year.

Slap on Hoist's new head and rework the color scheme on the mold and you have an armored research truck Soundwave. Not as awesome as an armored ICBM carrier, but the available alternatives for similar military vehicles is a bit lacking, and none of them have such a distinctive shoulder cannon.

But this is a bit off topic, so I'm gonna put an end to further speculation on MW in this particular thread.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474365)
Posted by Seibertron on March 26th, 2013 @ 11:39am CDT
This looks really awesome but I can't help but think that this was a wasted head mold. I think most of us would have been fine if Magnificus just had Perceptor's head. It's cool that he doesn't, but now I can't help but feel that I want to see Magnificus as Perceptor now.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474368)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on March 26th, 2013 @ 11:49am CDT
:APPLAUSE: :VEHI:
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474378)
Posted by Rated X on March 26th, 2013 @ 1:20pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Henry921 wrote:Hello, Machine Wars Soundwave?



Lets hope not. Either use the Countdown mold or nothing.


You mean Cybertron Defense Red Alert :-B

Anywho, that must be the alternate toy-accurate head Hasbro was talking about at BotCon 2011. I think Reflector will become a reality. ;)


I dont think this new head makes a good reflector. In the cartoon reflector did not have a face plate. Im not sure about the G1 toy. But on the toy, the 3 robots were different colors and Funpub is too cheap to do that with a troop builder set. But I like the face plate on Magnificus. It's Diaclone accurate and will look great on my classics Diaclone shelf.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474381)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 26th, 2013 @ 1:30pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Henry921 wrote:Hello, Machine Wars Soundwave?



Lets hope not. Either use the Countdown mold or nothing.


You mean Cybertron Defense Red Alert :-B

Anywho, that must be the alternate toy-accurate head Hasbro was talking about at BotCon 2011. I think Reflector will become a reality. ;)


I dont think this new head makes a good reflector. In the cartoon reflector did not have a face plate. Im not sure about the G1 toy. But on the toy, the 3 robots were different colors and Funpub is too cheap to do that with a troop builder set. But I like the face plate on Magnificus. It's Diaclone accurate and will look great on my classics Diaclone shelf.


Perceptor was Microman, as was Reflector. Supposedly they even had the same designer >:oP

So they'll do a mix of toy and cartoon: make all three the same color Perceptor repaints, but only one gets the alternate head. Spyglass (blue) and Spectro (red) had mouths, but Viewfinder (black) had a mouthplate as toys. It's an idea, and they're not shy of using alternate head if the SG Junkions are any indication.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474397)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 26th, 2013 @ 3:02pm CDT
Why are people bringing up Fun Pub/TCC with this? This is all e-HOBBY/TakaraTomy.

Regarding SG Perceptor, he's dead.

Regarding Relfector, Takara's the only one who have shown any sign of making it a reality with that listing of theirs. Hasbro's original idea appear to be in limbo.

Regarding MW Soundwave, there's already three Soundwaves in the story. Why bring in a fourth?
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474399)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 26th, 2013 @ 3:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Why are people bringing up Fun Pub/TCC with this? This is all e-HOBBY/TakaraTomy.

Regarding SG Perceptor, he's dead.

Regarding Relfector, Takara's the only one who have shown any sign of making it a reality with that listing of theirs. Hasbro's original idea appear to be in limbo.

Regarding MW Soundwave, there's already three Soundwaves in the story. Why bring in a fourth?


We were talking about BotCon possibilities my dear, the souvenirs to be exact. I think having the Reflector trio as the Troop Builder set, with Viewfinder as the commander with a unique head isn't such a farfetched idea. :)
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474408)
Posted by Burn on March 26th, 2013 @ 3:44pm CDT
Henry921 wrote:Hello, Machine Wars Soundwave?


Stalker is disappointed that you choose to nominate a cheap repaint over an original like him.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474437)
Posted by Stormrider on March 26th, 2013 @ 6:53pm CDT
Surprised none of the online retailers have listed him yet. (besides e-Hobby)
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474438)
Posted by Mkall on March 26th, 2013 @ 7:11pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:Surprised none of the online retailers have listed him yet. (besides e-Hobby)

Preorders don't go live until the 28th, I suspect they're waiting until then.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1474465)
Posted by Flux Convoy on March 26th, 2013 @ 10:45pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:This looks really awesome but I can't help but think that this was a wasted head mold. I think most of us would have been fine if Magnificus just had Perceptor's head. It's cool that he doesn't, but now I can't help but feel that I want to see Magnificus as Perceptor now.

Wasted how? I can practically guarantee that this was the other tooled and intended head for the mold. I say overdue. I absolutely didn't want a straight up repaint if this head was available for use. Especially considering Magnificus and SG Perceptor in their only appearances have this design. If you really need Magnificus with the Perceptor head, I do a have a spare from the RTS figure I could simply give you. Minor transplant and there you go!
:BOT:
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1475332)
Posted by lonrac on March 31st, 2013 @ 1:03pm CDT
is it a bit pricey????
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1475340)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 31st, 2013 @ 1:30pm CDT
lonrac wrote:is it a bit pricey????


Sixty bucks plus shipping, yes, it is pricey.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1475341)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on March 31st, 2013 @ 1:44pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
lonrac wrote:is it a bit pricey????


Sixty bucks plus shipping, yes, it is pricey.


That's if you live in Japan and order straight from e-Hobby. RK preorder is for $85. I suspect that U.S. domestic retailers will have it higher.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1475344)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 31st, 2013 @ 1:46pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
lonrac wrote:is it a bit pricey????


Sixty bucks plus shipping, yes, it is pricey.


That's if you live in Japan and order straight from e-Hobby. RK preorder is for $85. I suspect that U.S. domestic retailers will have it higher.


Oooh, pricier than I thought. :-(
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1475465)
Posted by lonrac on April 1st, 2013 @ 2:20am CDT
I know that I wanted one of these when the Club announced their partnership with e-hobby, but RK's price, $85 plus shipping, for a deluxe is outside my current price range.
(spake he whom was able to pre-order the star savior before christmas, and is still paying it off)
Maybe the club will include it in their subscription figures for next year???
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1478406)
Posted by El Duque on April 12th, 2013 @ 8:14am CDT
e-Hobby has posted a sneak peek at the cover of the exclusive comic that will come with their upcoming Magnificus. TFCC will also be offering this figure domestically at a price of $90.00, pre-order open on Monday, April 15th and run through May 8th. Check out the cover art below.

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Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1478408)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 12th, 2013 @ 8:20am CDT
The hand of Ga'mede, perhaps?
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1478409)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 12th, 2013 @ 8:23am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:The hand of Ga'mede, perhaps?
Looks like a monkey's hand to me.
Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1478416)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 12th, 2013 @ 8:40am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:The hand of Ga'mede, perhaps?
Looks like a monkey's hand to me.


Suddenly:

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Re: e-Hobby Exclusive Confirmed as Magnificus (1478422)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 12th, 2013 @ 9:31am CDT
Another guess as to the identity of the hand is:

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The gorilla one, that is.

Awhile back, Hydra mentioned doing something with Magnificus and the unreleased Double Pretenders gorilla in this comic. Sure, yeah, he did say that in April 1st, but... not everyone was joking around that day, so... yeah, maybe.

There also exists a black version of the figure:

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