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BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed

Thursday, January 12th, 2012 6:32PM CST

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BotCon has officially revealed Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus from this year's convention exclusive "Invasion" boxset. The figure is a Diaclone Powered Convoy colored repaint of Reveal the Shield Deluxe G2 Optimus Prime with a new head sculpt. The head appears to be the alternate head that was featured on Reveal the Shield G2 Optimus Prime's instruction sheet. Take a look the figure in both modes below.


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Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333053)
Posted by Mkall on January 12th, 2012 @ 6:42pm CST
That's... blue.

Now I'm going to have to come up with another use for my Shadow Commander, who has been SG Ultra Magnus now for 2 years...
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333057)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 12th, 2012 @ 6:47pm CST
I can't really tell if he has the skull face that is featured in the promo artwork.... Either way.. this is really...something.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333059)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on January 12th, 2012 @ 6:52pm CST
That is.....it's......just awful
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333063)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 12th, 2012 @ 6:56pm CST
wow...

pure garbage
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333068)
Posted by Samsonator on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:04pm CST
Well, it's certainly different... like I get the whole "Laser Prime Mold in Diaclone Powered Convoy colours" concept... but... I dunno, maybe the colour distribution coulda been... better? Like I'm not bashing it, it is what it is... something about it just does not sit right with me, though... which is too bad, since this year's set has had a grand total of one really good reveal, and the rest have been either bad or, at best, uninteresting. Not sad I'll be missing this set, anyway...
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333069)
Posted by Blurrz on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:05pm CST
The amount of blue in this year's set is off the charts. The figure looks like a blue Sauron's mouth.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333070)
Posted by bionic_radical on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:10pm CST
Merged or deleted? Hmmm
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333072)
Posted by Blurrz on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:15pm CST
bionic_radical wrote:Merged or deleted? Hmmm


Moved to oblivion, but you're credited on the front page.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333073)
Posted by Prime Evil on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:16pm CST
Can't really tell what's going on with that face. :roll:
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333074)
Posted by --B-- on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:20pm CST
Ugh. I just can't seem to like that mold what so ever. And this looks worse than the original release.

:SICK:
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333080)
Posted by bionic_radical on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:27pm CST
Blurrz wrote:
bionic_radical wrote:Merged or deleted? Hmmm


Moved to oblivion, but you're credited on the front page.


Don't you threaten me with your logic, sir. :D
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333081)
Posted by El Duque on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:31pm CST
bionic_radical wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
bionic_radical wrote:Merged or deleted? Hmmm


Moved to oblivion, but you're credited on the front page.


Don't you threaten me with your logic, sir. :D


Sorry I missed you!
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333082)
Posted by dinogeist on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:34pm CST
I think the colors work best in robot mode.

I don't like the colors in vechicle mode look like a huge blob of royal blue paint. because their is literally 95 royal blue on it. it looks like someone threw a can of royal blue paint on the toy.

It' not a bad color job. it's just not for me. i'd rather spend this kinda high amount of money on new molds or 3rd party TF toys. instead of buying over priced repaints based off toy sculpts i already own. I'm happy & satisfied with just buying the mass related retail mold,I don't need nor want to own the same mold more than once.

Plus,I don't feel the need to support the botcon attendees ebay profit guys. I'd rather do without then fill their wallets with my cash.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333085)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:45pm CST
:shock:



:grin:
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333087)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:47pm CST
With all the dislikes so far for this TF it's a hell of a lot better than that Octopunch looking like hot garbage. I just wish we could get a much better look of the face but we will soon enough. :VEHI:
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333088)
Posted by Savage on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:53pm CST
So, I get the whole Diaclone colors things, and I was really looking forward to this figure, moreso than anything else in the set, but now I'm not sure it lives up to my expectations. Perhaps I'll change my mind when I see it in person.

And what's with all the red & blue?! Magnus, SG Tracks/RoadRage, Metalhawk... My Shattered Glass lineup should not be so patriotic.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333089)
Posted by dinogeist on January 12th, 2012 @ 7:55pm CST
Nemesis Destron wrote:With all the dislikes so far for this TF it's a hell of a lot better than that Octopunch looking like hot garbage. I just wish we could get a much better look of the face but we will soon enough. :VEHI:


ha,I like the "hot garbage" words to describe TFCC 2012 Botcon octopunch. maybe he'll come with his very own unique garbage pail kids bio card. with a chalky dry looking pink piece of stick gum put inside the sealed baggie.

Savage wrote:And what's with all the red & blue?! Magnus, SG Tracks/RoadRage, Metalhawk... My Shattered Glass lineup should not be so patriotic.


Personally,this makes no sense. Because from what I read from the first SG botcon set made years ago. THE SG autobots were the bad guys & the SG Decepticons were the good guys. SO GIVING PATRIOTIC COLORS TO THE BAD SG AUTOBOTS MAKES ZERO SENSE.
who knows perhaps this is the SG SG mirror universe. where the SG autobots are good & the SG decepticons are evil
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333091)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 12th, 2012 @ 8:04pm CST
Tidalwavex wrote:
Savage wrote:And what's with all the red & blue?! Magnus, SG Tracks/RoadRage, Metalhawk... My Shattered Glass lineup should not be so patriotic.


Personally,this makes no sense. Because from what I read from the first SG botcon set made years ago. THE SG autobots were the bad guys & the SG Decepticons were the good guys. SO GIVING PATRIOTIC COLORS TO THE BAD SG AUTOBOTS MAKES ZERO SENSE.
who knows perhaps this is the SG SG mirror universe. where the SG autobots are good & the SG decepticons are evil
Guys, Metalhawk is not SG. He's Classics.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333092)
Posted by DevastaTTor on January 12th, 2012 @ 8:06pm CST
And meanwhile, a telephone rings at a Chinese toy factory. It's Maketoys calling, telling the factory manager to bust out the Battle Tanker molds and the ugliest blue paint he can find.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333100)
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 12th, 2012 @ 8:22pm CST
Prime Evil wrote:Can't really tell what's going on with that face. :roll:

That's what I'm thinking. It looks almost feline in the mouth portion. I can't really tell what I'm supposed to be seeing though.
:BOT:
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333101)
Posted by FracturedKoi on January 12th, 2012 @ 8:29pm CST
Blargh. I just can't seem to get in to ANY of this years exclusives :/. Pants, just pure pants, the lot of them!
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333102)
Posted by helli0n on January 12th, 2012 @ 8:32pm CST
That head is a hot mess. Looks like it was supposed to be a movie-verse toy's head. The red colors don't do it any favors either. Maybe it will look better in person... :-/
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333106)
Posted by Rated X on January 12th, 2012 @ 8:38pm CST
Im not seeing Diaclone Ultra Magnus here. Im seeing "Support the Troops" Optimus.

I already got KOLD Blue Convoy and KO DIA Commander set so this would be a downgrade.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333108)
Posted by Fender Bender on January 12th, 2012 @ 8:40pm CST
I would rather throw a reprolabel on Nemesis Prime than use this as SG Magnus.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333109)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on January 12th, 2012 @ 8:40pm CST
That along with most of the other exclusives are simply wonderful looking. Oh wait we aren't in the Shattered glass universe anymore? Oh then I'll say my opinion of it in the normal-verse: They purely suck. And an update of Treadshot as a car? Please! At least update him as a tank!!!
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333110)
Posted by alternator77 on January 12th, 2012 @ 8:42pm CST
anyone else think that head looks alot like rotf megs head just shrunken down?
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333113)
Posted by Kibble on January 12th, 2012 @ 8:52pm CST
I hate this mold so I really can't objectivity say what I think of this fig. But you could take the extra head from the Maketoys Tanker set and fix that, anyhow...
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333125)
Posted by TimothyR on January 12th, 2012 @ 9:15pm CST
i'm not a big fan of the whole shattered glass concept.. i think i would've preferred to see some more G2 homages.

also.. hasbro LOVES repaints.. so.. WHY IN THE HELL HAVE WE NOT GOTTEN A SCOURGE REPAINT OF THIS MOLD.. it makes no sense. hasbro will give us tons of BS repaints yet they'll skip on the ones that we really want. for instance.. the terradive could've been repainted a few times.. maybe as a 3 figure box set repainted as starscream, skywarp, and thundercracker.. they could've done another wreck gar repaint.. they could've repainted perceptor as soundwave. sure some of those would've required remolding heads.. but still i'd take those over the hundreds of bumblebee repaints. sorry, rant over.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333133)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 12th, 2012 @ 9:34pm CST
TimothyR wrote:i'm not a big fan of the whole shattered glass concept.. i think i would've preferred to see some more G2 homages.

also.. hasbro LOVES repaints.. so.. WHY IN THE HELL HAVE WE NOT GOTTEN A SCOURGE REPAINT OF THIS MOLD.. it makes no sense. hasbro will give us tons of BS repaints yet they'll skip on the ones that we really want. for instance.. the terradive could've been repainted a few times.. maybe as a 3 figure box set repainted as starscream, skywarp, and thundercracker.. they could've done another wreck gar repaint.. they could've repainted perceptor as soundwave. sure some of those would've required remolding heads.. but still i'd take those over the hundreds of bumblebee repaints. sorry, rant over.


From what I understand, there is a possibility you will see the RTS Perceptor mold used in a mass/store release this year. But it won't be Soundwave.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333135)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on January 12th, 2012 @ 9:46pm CST
I really like the look of this guy. Too bad I won't be getting it :-(
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333137)
Posted by kuhlio on January 12th, 2012 @ 9:51pm CST
As of right now the only con exclusive I care about is metalhawk... Epic fail fun pub
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333154)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 12th, 2012 @ 11:10pm CST
I didn't care for RtS G2 Prime, but I kinda like this one. That's my favorite color, even if there's too much of it. So far Treadshot, Soundwave, Metalhawk and this figure from the set are acceptable. The others? Not so much.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333155)
Posted by rpetras on January 12th, 2012 @ 11:11pm CST
A big thank you from my wallet to you.

this set will be saving me $$$ ... which I will then have to spend for the Junkions and red tracks
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333158)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 12th, 2012 @ 11:19pm CST
Not bad. Color scheme spot on for powered convoy and slowly warming up to the head. Hmmmm.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333159)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on January 12th, 2012 @ 11:24pm CST
I like the alt mode, bot mode...not so much.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333166)
Posted by necr0blivion on January 12th, 2012 @ 11:34pm CST
Not a big fan of the head sculpt, so I may have found a use for the extra Optimus head I have from the Battle Tanker set.

The colors on the figure I can get used to...
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333169)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on January 12th, 2012 @ 11:46pm CST
Not feeling any of the exclusives this year.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333170)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 12th, 2012 @ 11:46pm CST
I don't know if I'm looking at it correctly, but his head sort of seems like a mix of Movieverse Megs and Optimus (Megs wearing an Optimus helmet, basically). Doesn't look that skullish.

The colors for a lot of these Botcon figures look garish. Like they're over-saturated or using too much of too few colors or something.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333185)
Posted by RhA on January 13th, 2012 @ 12:35am CST
Horrible.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333197)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on January 13th, 2012 @ 2:26am CST
Urgh. Disgusting. So over Shattered Glass, BORING :roll:
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333204)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 13th, 2012 @ 3:48am CST
DevastaTTor wrote:And meanwhile, a telephone at a rings at a Chinese toy factory. It's Maketoys calling, telling the factory manager to bust out the Battle Tanker molds and the ugliest blue paint he can find.


:)) :VEHI:
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333225)
Posted by Delicon on January 13th, 2012 @ 6:50am CST
Flux Convoy wrote:
Prime Evil wrote:Can't really tell what's going on with that face. :roll:

That's what I'm thinking. It looks almost feline in the mouth portion. I can't really tell what I'm supposed to be seeing though.
:BOT:


There's probably a dirty joke in there somewhere.

Seriously though, when I heard they were using that mold for Magnus I was less than impressed but for some reason I like the way it came out.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333248)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 13th, 2012 @ 9:03am CST
Wow. It just dawned on me what would make me happy.... If Botcon included the other Prime head as an 'accessory'. So you could trick it out as either SG Magnus, or Diaclone Convoy. (From what I've seen in the custom classes, the molds press both heads at once, and the second head is discarded depending on which toy is intended.) Sad it's probably too late to suggest this for this year's toy.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333254)
Posted by Rated X on January 13th, 2012 @ 9:23am CST
So far Road Rage is the best figure.

Treadshot would have been nicer and more useful in "Dead End" colors.

Gigatron/Overlord looks good but is screaming Bludgon.

Metalhawk has a ken doll head.

Ultra Magnus looks like Kurt Angles body suit.

Soundwave belongs in Dairycon with some bull horns to go with his headband.
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333260)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 13th, 2012 @ 9:29am CST
Rated X wrote:Metalhawk has a ken doll head.
Since when is Ken Japanese? :P
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333262)
Posted by DISCHARGE on January 13th, 2012 @ 9:37am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Metalhawk has a ken doll head.
Since when is Ken Japanese? :P


Since 2010 - google it

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Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333270)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 13th, 2012 @ 10:07am CST
That head, my god it just dawned on me!

I think we'll be seeing this mold and head used soon as Guiltar!
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333274)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 13th, 2012 @ 10:14am CST
Dead Metal wrote:That head, my god it just dawned on me!

I think we'll be seeing this mold and head used soon as Guiltar!

:BOOM:
You had better be right! That's an awesome Idea!
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333279)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 13th, 2012 @ 10:21am CST
Dead Metal wrote:That head, my god it just dawned on me!

I think we'll be seeing this mold and head used soon as Guiltar!


I think so too, especially with the comment on "Megatron wearing an Optimus helmet".

Back to the figure itself, I love it. Then again, I've always had a thing for blue. :oops: I guess I should be thankful with all the people complaining, better chance for me to score a set :P
Re: BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Revealed (1333280)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 13th, 2012 @ 10:23am CST
Yeah, that's another burning questions in my mind. What, pray tell, could Hasbro have been intending with that head sculpt? They obviously had some character in mind, and it likely wasn't Ultra Magnus. Any other truck characters from history come to mind with a similar head? Japanese, micromaster, actionmaster....

I like the idea of it being a Guiltar, but head sculpt doesn't fit.

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