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Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 10:42PM CDT

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Thanks to www.taghobby.com we get our first color images of Takara's MP-22 Ultra Magnus at Tokyo Toy show. Check out the embedded image below.

Transformers News: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus


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Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581308)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 11th, 2014 @ 10:44pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Sure looks more brightly-colored than I was expecting.


What were you expecting?
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581309)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2014 @ 10:45pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Sure looks more brightly-colored than I was expecting.


What were you expecting?
I guess a more subdued shade of blue.

Still looks nice.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581310)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on June 11th, 2014 @ 10:48pm CDT
He certainly is stocky. Maybe it's just the angle of the photograph, but he doesn't seem proportionally tall.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581317)
Posted by Shuttershock on June 11th, 2014 @ 11:22pm CDT
That is the most well-articulated brick I've ever seen.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581319)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 11th, 2014 @ 11:26pm CDT
The colors on Ultra Magnus has been chosen very well. :D Although he is a bit thicker the last time I have seen him. Like what Nemesis Maximo said, it could just be the angle.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581322)
Posted by Darkman20xx on June 11th, 2014 @ 11:34pm CDT
As others have said something looks kind of off with this figure. To me it looks kind off different than the prototype shown before. I guess it's just this ongoing dream of mine that hopefully there is a Generations model of Magnus coming out that maybe nobody knew about in addition to the MP and this was it. Then I could do my happy dance. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581328)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 11th, 2014 @ 11:39pm CDT
new picture from planet Planet Iacon

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Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581335)
Posted by Siger on June 11th, 2014 @ 11:49pm CDT
Ha, Magnus looks like he had one too many burgers. Hopefully it's just this picture's issue.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581339)
Posted by megatronus on June 11th, 2014 @ 11:56pm CDT
Maybe it's just the angle, but Magnus looks tubbier than Tankor. :shock:

:-?
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581346)
Posted by Shuttershock on June 12th, 2014 @ 12:06am CDT
megatronus wrote:Maybe it's just the angle, but Magnus looks tubbier than Tankor. :shock:

:-?



Will there be a Tall Magnus to complement Fat Magnus?
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581348)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 12th, 2014 @ 12:35am CDT
Yeah, I'm starting to think it's not he figure itself that's the problem, but the angle, the lighting, the pose it's put in, and the distance away from the figure that pics were taken.

These are far from high quality photos, coupled with an ill-positioned pose.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581356)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 12th, 2014 @ 1:02am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Yeah, I'm starting to think it's not he figure itself that's the problem, but the angle, the lighting, the pose it's put in, and the distance away from the figure that pics were taken.

These are far from high quality photos, coupled with an ill-positioned pose.



His legs are too wide apart makes him look wider. taking a picture of the of anything looking down makes it look short. so yes someone please take a got damn better picture! before more people feel the need to make another fat joke. =X
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581366)
Posted by Torneira on June 12th, 2014 @ 1:56am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:His legs are too wide apart makes him look wider. taking a picture of the of anything looking down makes it look short. so yes someone please take a got damn better picture! before more people feel the need to make another fat joke. =X


TOO LATE:

Behold MP-22 : I dub thee Ultra Fatnus!

:DANCE:
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581369)
Posted by Shuttershock on June 12th, 2014 @ 2:05am CDT
Torneira wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:His legs are too wide apart makes him look wider. taking a picture of the of anything looking down makes it look short. so yes someone please take a got damn better picture! before more people feel the need to make another fat joke. =X


TOO LATE:

Behold MP-22 : I dub thee Ultra Fatnus!

:DANCE:



He can't deal with fat right now!
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581374)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 12th, 2014 @ 2:15am CDT
Hi res pics tend to be.......Hi res than actual reality. I'd best suspend judgement until you actually get hold of the fig. Same issue with Tomy Sandstorm. In pics, he looked too bright yellow orange when in reality, not that orangey.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581384)
Posted by Ravage XK on June 12th, 2014 @ 3:12am CDT
Not blown away by Ultra Magnus, shall wait for better piccys but he does look blocky. Hopefully some detailing on the legs will be added to break up those massive clumps of single colours.

I do like the grey/purple version in the background, even though it is a proto.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581389)
Posted by Mykltron on June 12th, 2014 @ 3:56am CDT
Encouraging that it shows a large pull-out of shoulder joint.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581415)
Posted by Stormrider on June 12th, 2014 @ 7:02am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:new picture from planet Planet Iacon

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I'm not blown away. It's cool. But I am definitely not =P~ :APPLAUSE: :BOWDOWN: or :x
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581418)
Posted by autobotOG on June 12th, 2014 @ 7:23am CDT
It looks to me like the angle combined with all the dark shapes in the background could be making him look a little more stalky and fat in the midsection than the prototype pics.....I'm still stoked;)
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581437)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 12th, 2014 @ 8:17am CDT
Citizen Stack just looks better to me. I'm not impressed.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581459)
Posted by Shuttershock on June 12th, 2014 @ 9:16am CDT
Optimizzy wrote:Citizen Stack just looks better to me. I'm not impressed.



Hard to do better than 3rd party.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581482)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 12th, 2014 @ 10:20am CDT
Shuttershock wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:Citizen Stack just looks better to me. I'm not impressed.



Hard to do better than 3rd party.



That should not be a true statement.


But really. Third party toys are expensive because of the overhead and limited production. Yet citizen stack looks better AND nearly matches the cost? Shame on you Takara/Tomy. If third party can do better AND match you in price you are doing it wrong.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581484)
Posted by megatronus on June 12th, 2014 @ 10:26am CDT
At this juncture, I think my problem with MP-22 is that he's so bulky, it looks like there should be a small white robot in there.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581485)
Posted by megatronus on June 12th, 2014 @ 10:27am CDT
Optimizzy wrote:
Shuttershock wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:Citizen Stack just looks better to me. I'm not impressed.



Hard to do better than 3rd party.



That should not be a true statement.


But really. Third party toys are expensive because of the overhead and limited production. Yet citizen stack looks better AND nearly matches the cost? Shame on you Takara/Tomy. If third party can do better AND match you in price you are doing it wrong.

Citizen Stack "doing better" is a matter of opinion and conjecture at this point.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581487)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 12th, 2014 @ 10:33am CDT
Optimizzy wrote:
Shuttershock wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:Citizen Stack just looks better to me. I'm not impressed.



Hard to do better than 3rd party.



That should not be a true statement.


But really. Third party toys are expensive because of the overhead and limited production. Yet citizen stack looks better AND nearly matches the cost? Shame on you Takara/Tomy. If third party can do better AND match you in price you are doing it wrong.


Have you seen citizen Stack? its a stack of Sh*t. Check it out some none section reviews where the reviewer isn't getting it for free.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581493)
Posted by Stormrider on June 12th, 2014 @ 10:46am CDT
Why didn't the designers make the white ramps rotate to the knee cap? It looks strange the way it is and seems like such an easy design adjustment.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581512)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 12th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Have you seen citizen Stack? its a stack of Sh*t. Check it out some none section reviews where the reviewer isn't getting it for free.



Well, as no one has reviewed this yet, it's not a fair comparison. My argument of pricing still stands.

How can Takara/tomy continue to price masterpieces the way they do when a smaller company with fewer resources can price it nearly the same?

In the argument I'm making it doesn't matter that Stack is better. It's that it is third-party and comparable in price.




And anyway, the MP-22 looks like a big brick o' sh*t to me. I'm sorry but if official companies really can't improve on cost and design then they should just let third party companies design these things and use their infrastructure to mass-produce them. Then we will get good toys at good prices.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581528)
Posted by Cyberpath on June 12th, 2014 @ 12:44pm CDT
Looks pretty good to me in this photo:

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And $44 cheaper than the unofficial product. Nice that we have options though.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581538)
Posted by DeadCaL on June 12th, 2014 @ 1:08pm CDT
That tiny arm hinge suggest his arm isn't meant to bend out like that.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581564)
Posted by Optimizzy on June 12th, 2014 @ 2:30pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
And $44 cheaper than the unofficial product. Nice that we have options though.



Everything I've seen has it about $180. Is that old data?
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581575)
Posted by Cyberpath on June 12th, 2014 @ 3:07pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:Everything I've seen has it about $180. Is that old data?
Japanese websites sell it for $121-142. Already sold out on Anime-Export and Ami Ami, but still available for pre-order on HLJ.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581582)
Posted by Janitor on June 12th, 2014 @ 3:40pm CDT
Shuttershock wrote:That is the most well-articulated brick I've ever seen.


"Alright, give me the bomb."
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581609)
Posted by Torneira on June 12th, 2014 @ 4:35pm CDT
Is Magnus' gun staying this color or will the final color be white?
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581732)
Posted by s1ck3nd on June 13th, 2014 @ 12:20am CDT
Why does he seem sooooooooo.....awkward?? That stance alone makes U.M look very limited in pose ability. :-?
That right shoulder hinge tho! #-o
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581747)
Posted by Cyberpath on June 13th, 2014 @ 2:40am CDT
Another pic:

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Source.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581749)
Posted by Torneira on June 13th, 2014 @ 2:50am CDT
=P~ NOW THIS IS MORE LIKE IT! SOLD!
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581750)
Posted by Torneira on June 13th, 2014 @ 2:52am CDT
I wonder if he can store his weapon just like MP-10...?
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581757)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 13th, 2014 @ 5:13am CDT
s1ck3nd wrote:Why does he seem sooooooooo.....awkward?? That stance alone makes U.M look very limited in pose ability. :-?
That right shoulder hinge tho! #-o

It's a prototype (likely made of resin), those things always have loose joints and are very fragile. The person who displayed it did the mistake of trying to put it in a dynamic pose, which the prototype can't handle.

Damn, that latest pic =P~
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581804)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 13th, 2014 @ 8:58am CDT
Optimizzy wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Have you seen citizen Stack? its a stack of Sh*t. Check it out some none section reviews where the reviewer isn't getting it for free.



Well, as no one has reviewed this yet, it's not a fair comparison. My argument of pricing still stands.

How can Takara/tomy continue to price masterpieces the way they do when a smaller company with fewer resources can price it nearly the same?

In the argument I'm making it doesn't matter that Stack is better. It's that it is third-party and comparable in price.




And anyway, the MP-22 looks like a big brick o' sh*t to me. I'm sorry but if official companies really can't improve on cost and design then they should just let third party companies design these things and use their infrastructure to mass-produce them. Then we will get good toys at good prices.



Well Citizen Stack has been out and its priced like that cause it's pretty hollow and its joints are wearing down already.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581826)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 13th, 2014 @ 10:55am CDT
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Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581853)
Posted by AutobotAlvaron on June 13th, 2014 @ 1:25pm CDT
I'm a big fan of Ultra Magnus & I do like this, but it seems a little off to me. I think that the "butt-flap" is supposed to represent the back of his "shirt-tail", but it looks silly. In looking at my G1 Magnus trailer, I see a lot of sculpted detail that would have transferred nicely to an MP; this seems too plain. I know that cartoon-accuracy rules in the MP world, but a synthesis with toy details (like MP Wheeljack's car stripes) would have helped. All-in-all, I like it, I'll probably get it, and I'll only regret its cost.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1581908)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 13th, 2014 @ 5:26pm CDT
UM is Smiling :lol:

Btw, only way you can truly critique the fig is once you get a hold of him this January 2015. All these talk of lack of details, butt flap..........I get it, I'm also impatient as the rest of us for his release, but as I recall, never heard until Kanrabat complained about MP-11 having the Blitzwing shoulder syndrome. And the latter was hailed as the next best thing as sliced bread. Now, that flaw should have been mentioned by a lot of those "reviewers"

If UM is coming with design flaws, let's critique it but if only for some cosmetic issues.....I don't think the flap is such a big deal. It's the "designer's" and the toyline's theme in the first place.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1582007)
Posted by s1ck3nd on June 14th, 2014 @ 12:49am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:
s1ck3nd wrote:Why does he seem sooooooooo.....awkward?? That stance alone makes U.M look very limited in pose ability. :-?
That right shoulder hinge tho! #-o

It's a prototype (likely made of resin), those things always have loose joints and are very fragile. The person who displayed it did the mistake of trying to put it in a dynamic pose, which the prototype can't handle.

Damn, that latest pic =P~



I hope you're right... That pict under it looks x's better than the constipated pose. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1582080)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 14th, 2014 @ 8:11am CDT
s1ck3nd wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
s1ck3nd wrote:Why does he seem sooooooooo.....awkward?? That stance alone makes U.M look very limited in pose ability. :-?
That right shoulder hinge tho! #-o

It's a prototype (likely made of resin), those things always have loose joints and are very fragile. The person who displayed it did the mistake of trying to put it in a dynamic pose, which the prototype can't handle.

Damn, that latest pic =P~



I hope you're right... That pict under it looks x's better than the constipated pose. :APPLAUSE:

Trust me it is, this happens every time we see prototypes displayed. They all look great in magazines, but displayed they look terrible in the flesh when put in dynamic or action poses. The displayed protos can also not transform because they are often glued together so that they don't fall apart. You can even still see the resin texture and the brush strokes in these newer pics.

We always complain about how terrible they look on display, and then forget about it once we see the final production version in its plastic glory.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1582089)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 14th, 2014 @ 8:48am CDT
First official colored stock photo images of the figure in both modes - http://e-hobby.co.jp/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=000000002737

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Yes, that red bumper is show-accurate.


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Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1582108)
Posted by Diem on June 14th, 2014 @ 9:35am CDT
Thanks to e-Hobby Shop and the eagle eyes of Seibertron member Sabrblade we have the first color stock images of MP-22 Ultra Magnus. As always, the colors of the final product may vary.

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Perhaps the only surprise is the red bumper on the vehicle mode, though as Sabrblade pointed out on the forums that is cartoon accurate if not toy accurate.

Stick with Seibertron.com for the latest in Masterpiece news!
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1582112)
Posted by Diem on June 14th, 2014 @ 9:45am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:First official colored stock photo images of the figure in both modes - PHOTORS

Yes, that red bumper is show-accurate.


SCREENSHORTS


Wow Sabrblade, that is genuinely some good screenshottery and pre-empting of the usual complaints!

The silver stripes and the red bumper on the cab make this a very weird hybrid of toy and cartoon incarnations. On the plus side, it breaks up the colors in a nice way.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1582113)
Posted by It Is Him on June 14th, 2014 @ 9:46am CDT
That's amazing.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1582116)
Posted by Seibertron on June 14th, 2014 @ 9:55am CDT
Diem wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:First official colored stock photo images of the figure in both modes - PHOTORS

Yes, that red bumper is show-accurate.


SCREENSHORTS


Wow Sabrblade, that is genuinely some good screenshottery and pre-empting of the usual complaints!

The silver stripes and the red bumper on the cab make this a very weird hybrid of toy and cartoon incarnations. On the plus side, it breaks up the colors in a nice way.


And yet, here we go ...

If Hasbro releases Ultra Magnus (which I'm hoping they will announced at BotCon), then here's hoping for a toy accurate version. I'm not a fan of the red bumper. I get being "cartoon accurate" but sometimes it just doesn't translate well into a toy.
Re: Color picture Takara MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1582127)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 14th, 2014 @ 10:12am CDT
I'm down with that.

Agreed with bossman Seibertron: if this sucker gets a Hasbro release here in the States, I'd be a happy camper.

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