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Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 11:32AM CDT

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And here's Ultra Magnus! Once again from the Planet Iacon Facebook page we have better quality image of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus. Unfortunately he's not in full color like Bumblebee, but still some good looks at the grey mold prototype from some different angles. Check him out below:

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Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574353)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on May 15th, 2014 @ 11:45am CDT
Gimme gimme, Ultra Maggie! :D
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574357)
Posted by Va'al on May 15th, 2014 @ 11:51am CDT
Mystery solved then: the cab unfolds into the upper part of the torso and head.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574365)
Posted by sixshot20 on May 15th, 2014 @ 12:05pm CDT
I really like him but he just looks really chubby to me
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574368)
Posted by Seibertron on May 15th, 2014 @ 12:22pm CDT
I love it except for the ass-flap!
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574369)
Posted by Seibertron on May 15th, 2014 @ 12:26pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Image


In this image it appears he has the larger visor like eyes. It must have been just the shadow of the visor rim that made the eyes look so much smaller in previous pics.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574398)
Posted by rpetras on May 15th, 2014 @ 2:04pm CDT
sixshot20 wrote:I really like him but he just looks really chubby to me


He's not fat, he's husky.

Seibertron wrote:I love it except for the ass-flap!


Yea, what's up with that?
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574399)
Posted by Ravage XK on May 15th, 2014 @ 2:09pm CDT
I like it and will buy it. The only part that sticks out to me as odd are the lower legs, there are the legs and then a large gap and then a floating panel in front. Looks odd to me.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574401)
Posted by SentinelA on May 15th, 2014 @ 2:18pm CDT
After seeing the kibble on the back of this, reconsidering the 3rd party one.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574402)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 15th, 2014 @ 2:21pm CDT
The butt flap looks silly. Maybe it can be folded up or something. Otherwise, love it!
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574403)
Posted by Crystiallic on May 15th, 2014 @ 2:23pm CDT
Hmm, the tires on his feet are fake... Wonder if that means there is to be changes. But then, I don't think the flap ass is going away, although I'm not that big of a hater of that thing, it's better than MP03's skirts or MP17's hollow legs IMHO.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574418)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 15th, 2014 @ 3:48pm CDT
rpetras wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I love it except for the ass-flap!


Yea, what's up with that?
kirbenvost wrote:The butt flap looks silly. Maybe it can be folded up or something. Otherwise, love it!
Crystiallic wrote:But then, I don't think the flap ass is going away, although I'm not that big of a hater of that thing, it's better than MP03's skirts or MP17's hollow legs IMHO.
Yeah, the butt flap is a bit bigger than it should be, but at least they got its shape right:

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Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574419)
Posted by Diem on May 15th, 2014 @ 3:52pm CDT
Takara had a bet with Hasbro to see how many times they could get Transfans to say "butt flap" and they totally won.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574433)
Posted by REMINATOR on May 15th, 2014 @ 4:42pm CDT
And before anyone is starting to question why there are translucent windows on MP22 Prototype chest, it started in TFTM:
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And it Mystery Comvoy Game:
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Overall, I can't wait to get that MP22 in my hand!
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574542)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 16th, 2014 @ 1:01am CDT
rpetras wrote:
sixshot20 wrote:I really like him but he just looks really chubby to me


He's not fat, he's husky.

Seibertron wrote:I love it except for the ass-flap!


Yea, what's up with that?


The @ss flap as noticed by Saberblade is kind of a homage(?) to his character model sheets/design by Floro Dery (?)
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574544)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on May 16th, 2014 @ 1:21am CDT
El Duque wrote:Image


Damn it.... This kind of changes everything for me.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574548)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 16th, 2014 @ 1:38am CDT
I like how the cab can be separated and played as a stand alone vehicle. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574549)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 16th, 2014 @ 1:40am CDT
I like how the cab can be separated and played as a stand alone vehicle. :APPLAUSE:

ISP fart.......sorry for the double post
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574591)
Posted by Stormrider on May 16th, 2014 @ 8:44am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
rpetras wrote:
sixshot20 wrote:I really like him but he just looks really chubby to me


He's not fat, he's husky.

Seibertron wrote:I love it except for the ass-flap!


Yea, what's up with that?


The @ss flap as noticed by Saberblade is kind of a homage(?) to his character model sheets/design by Floro Dery (?)


I would have preferred no homage than how they designed it. It sucks the way it hangs down that much. Any 3rd Party up for the challenge of making the first Transformer butt transplant? Seriously, I hope the flap is detachable because that is how I would like to display him.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574596)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 16th, 2014 @ 8:52am CDT
The flap is way too big for its own good. It's surprising how good the rest of the figure is until you get to that one piece. It's got to have been some budgetary setback or something if they couldn't find a way to make it fold in just one more time for a better size/positioning, cuz it's hard to believe that it being that large and hanging that much over his whole back section down to his knees was planned from the start.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574656)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on May 16th, 2014 @ 11:00am CDT
:shock: =P~

YES

:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

8)
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1574794)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 16th, 2014 @ 7:38pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
rpetras wrote:
sixshot20 wrote:I really like him but he just looks really chubby to me


He's not fat, he's husky.

Seibertron wrote:I love it except for the ass-flap!


Yea, what's up with that?


The @ss flap as noticed by Saberblade is kind of a homage(?) to his character model sheets/design by Floro Dery (?)


I would have preferred no homage than how they designed it. It sucks the way it hangs down that much. Any 3rd Party up for the challenge of making the first Transformer butt transplant? Seriously, I hope the flap is detachable because that is how I would like to display him.


Small price to pay SR. Aside from that, I sure can't wait for a colored version. This is gonna rock in December! :DANCE:
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1576237)
Posted by Cyberpath on May 22nd, 2014 @ 3:16am CDT
New photos of Magnus, including: his Matrix chamber, a second facial expression, and a comparison between MP-10 Spike and MP-22 adult Spike with Daniel:

magnusbee.jpg


Like with MP Prime, the human figures can also ride in Magnus' cab.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1576262)
Posted by Cyberpath on May 22nd, 2014 @ 6:27am CDT
Design schematics for MP-22

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(This is what they used for the silhouette.)

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Click to enlarge.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1576264)
Posted by Burn on May 22nd, 2014 @ 6:40am CDT
Really looks like they've sacrificed a transforming cab in favour of a butt flap. :-(
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1576265)
Posted by PadForce on May 22nd, 2014 @ 6:58am CDT
Can anyone confirm please if Magnus will come with his own Matrix?

I have a Rodimus matrix but do not have MP 10 so this is quite important for me if the Rodimus matrix would not fit in MP 22 if he does not come with his own one.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1576270)
Posted by Stormrider on May 22nd, 2014 @ 7:15am CDT
Burn wrote:Really looks like they've sacrificed a transforming cab in favour of a butt flap. :-(


Yeah. It's too bad the way the flap has turned out. In the concept image, the flap doesn't look too bad, but it hangs too low on the prototype. Looks like there is a line on the cab roof in the alt mode. I wonder if it originally was going to fold in half.

Two things I still wonder - doe UM have a waist swivel? If not, why? Do his shoulders have any more articulation other than spin laterally?

I do like the arm transformation. Different from the original. I don't like the chunkiness of the toy though.

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Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1576271)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 22nd, 2014 @ 7:22am CDT
According to a part from the Transformers Generations 2014 Volume 1 book, it seems that Ultra Magnus was started by Hasui but then handed over to and finished by Kobayashi, since Hasui couldn't figure out how to make the toy as a white MP-10 with trailer armor work within the budget they were given to make the toy. This would explain why the cab looks a lot like the MP-10 cab but ultimately isn't just MP-10 with armor, as well as why there are some less-than-show-accurate aspects about this robot mode design since it was Hasui who's been giving us all these super show-accurate MPs since MP-10.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1576277)
Posted by Cyberpath on May 22nd, 2014 @ 8:18am CDT
So Magnus was a collaboration of sorts.

Someone from TFW2005 translated the interview:
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... st11048732

I wonder if Hasui will do more MP figures.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1576280)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 22nd, 2014 @ 8:29am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:So Magnus was a collaboration of sorts.

Someone from TFW2005 translated the interview:
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... st11048732

I wonder if Hasui will do more MP figures.


Isn't he in charge of Star Saber?
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1576281)
Posted by Cyberpath on May 22nd, 2014 @ 8:32am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Isn't he in charge of Star Saber?
Hisashi Yuki.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1576337)
Posted by Stormrider on May 22nd, 2014 @ 11:17am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Isn't he in charge of Star Saber?
Hisashi Yuki.



I believe Hasui is working on the TF4 line at the moment.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1576365)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 22nd, 2014 @ 1:02pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:According to a part from the Transformers Generations 2014 Volume 1 book, it seems that Ultra Magnus was started by Hasui but then handed over to and finished by Kobayashi, since Hasui couldn't figure out how to make the toy as a white MP-10 with trailer armor work within the budget they were given to make the toy. This would explain why the cab looks a lot like the MP-10 cab but ultimately isn't just MP-10 with armor, as well as why there are some less-than-show-accurate aspects about this robot mode design since it was Hasui who's been giving us all these super show-accurate MPs since MP-10.


Aside from the need to bring the cost acceptable for such a mass release, I believe that getting UM's legs to work with a core MP-10's extremities would have make UM too stumpy or just plain stiff as in the original G1 incarnation or just bigger.

If Tomy took the FP route,their trailer part would look too short if you would compare how it turned out against the G3 trailer of henkei Convoy while in the original, both Convoy and UM had nearly identical trailer lengths.

So maybe, this is for the best.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1576989)
Posted by Cyberpath on May 25th, 2014 @ 3:19am CDT
More:

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Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577001)
Posted by Va'al on May 25th, 2014 @ 6:55am CDT
Courtesy of fellow Seibertron.com user Cyberpath, we get a look at two more scans featuting the (former) Duly Appointed Enforcer of the Tyrest Accord. In some continuities. Check out the mirrored images below, from Facebook page TF Upgrader, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub! An alternative face, hey?

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Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577003)
Posted by padfoo on May 25th, 2014 @ 7:14am CDT
Looks better; I like the new screaming face and the pictures of Daniel and Spike.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577015)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on May 25th, 2014 @ 10:09am CDT
The more I see photos of him, the more I want him! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577016)
Posted by Stormrider on May 25th, 2014 @ 10:13am CDT
The picture on the far right shows the shoulder angle articulation. Is the shoulder on a ball joint or hinge? Doesn't seem to angle too much though :-(

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Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577026)
Posted by Thalack on May 25th, 2014 @ 12:26pm CDT
He just keeps looking better and better to me. I'm really looking forward to this release.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577027)
Posted by shajaki on May 25th, 2014 @ 12:29pm CDT
i wonder how those windows will look on the fully painted finished product. theyd have to be translucent red to blend in to the red chest piece for it to blend properly like the toon version.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577031)
Posted by TimothyR on May 25th, 2014 @ 12:38pm CDT
please.. PLEASE just release magnus, bumblebee, and wheeljack already!.. then PLEASE announce that galvatron, cyclonus, scourge, hot rod, and megatron V2 are on deck!
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577042)
Posted by Torneira on May 25th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
I wouldn't mind if they release them all at once as soon as possible, but my wallet would have a hard time keeping up!

Yet, I do hope that next year, Jazz will be released...
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577050)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 25th, 2014 @ 2:39pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
shajaki wrote:
Va'al wrote:
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For the pic on the right: With respect to the G1 Toy, under the helmet, it will have a smaller head of Magnus (same as Optimus Prime).
im also a little worried about this, and surprised no one else is scrutinizing it. with how perfect everything is on this figure, this CAN NOT be his head. there has to be some explanation. when i first saw it i thought it was the back of his head. maybe?


That's his head without the face on though.

This is his proper head:
ultramagnushead.jpg


Could this be the reason why this pic was included? You know, how to change UM's expressions?
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577055)
Posted by dragons on May 25th, 2014 @ 3:15pm CDT
TimothyR wrote:please.. PLEASE just release magnus, bumblebee, and wheeljack already!.. then PLEASE announce that galvatron, cyclonus, scourge, hot rod, and megatron V2 are on deck!


hot rod has been released combined wih rodimus
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577085)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 25th, 2014 @ 6:30pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:
shajaki wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Image
For the pic on the right: With respect to the G1 Toy, under the helmet, it will have a smaller head of Magnus (same as Optimus Prime).
im also a little worried about this, and surprised no one else is scrutinizing it. with how perfect everything is on this figure, this CAN NOT be his head. there has to be some explanation. when i first saw it i thought it was the back of his head. maybe?


That's his head without the face on though.

This is his proper head:
ultramagnushead.jpg


Could this be the reason why this pic was included? You know, how to change UM's expressions?

its just probably using the head of the existing mold from optimus prime which will be covered by ultramagnus's face and helmet to save money and to show the face change gimmick not meant to show another smaller white robot
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577089)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 25th, 2014 @ 7:06pm CDT
That's what I said.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577156)
Posted by The Big Ragebowski on May 26th, 2014 @ 6:57am CDT
Looks awesome! Really hope we get Mirage, Jazz and Hound announced for next year :D
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577189)
Posted by TimothyR on May 26th, 2014 @ 9:28am CDT
dragons wrote:
TimothyR wrote:please.. PLEASE just release magnus, bumblebee, and wheeljack already!.. then PLEASE announce that galvatron, cyclonus, scourge, hot rod, and megatron V2 are on deck!


hot rod has been released combined wih rodimus


duh.. i said HOT ROD.. not rodimus prime/hot rod.. i want a HOT ROD.. not both. i want a hot rod that fits in scale with the other figures.. not one that turns into a GIANT hot rod car.. then in robot mode is as tall as prime.

.. get it now? HOT ROD, not rodimus.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577313)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on May 26th, 2014 @ 3:25pm CDT
So, is this new reveal officially designated his "Dammit-face"?
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577322)
Posted by Burn on May 26th, 2014 @ 4:40pm CDT
TimothyR wrote:
dragons wrote:
TimothyR wrote:please.. PLEASE just release magnus, bumblebee, and wheeljack already!.. then PLEASE announce that galvatron, cyclonus, scourge, hot rod, and megatron V2 are on deck!


hot rod has been released combined wih rodimus


duh.. i said HOT ROD.. not rodimus prime/hot rod.. i want a HOT ROD.. not both. i want a hot rod that fits in scale with the other figures.. not one that turns into a GIANT hot rod car.. then in robot mode is as tall as prime.

.. get it now? HOT ROD, not rodimus.


No need to be cranky.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1577330)
Posted by Stormrider on May 26th, 2014 @ 5:15pm CDT
I am less psyched about MP Ultra Magnus compared to Wheeljack and Bumblebee. The more pictures I see of him, the more I am unsatisfied with the proportions and some of the designs. Overall, I think he is a pretty good figure, but there are better qualities about Wheeljack and Bumblebee - making them stellar.

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