e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio

Transformers News: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 8:30AM CDT

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e-Hobby has tweeted a couple of new in-hand images of their upcoming exclusive Magnificus. They've also updated his profile on their website with a color version of the previously revealed comic cover and his bio.

Once Military Affairs Advisor for Mebion, Magnificus was betrayed by an unknown comrade and banished to frontier space. Forced to serve as a gun-for-hire, he has spent long years on the run from bounty hunters with his comrade-in-arms, Gamede. But the pair has finally found a means to achieve their revenge: body data stolen from Perceptor using Gamede's ability to shrink to atomic size! Redesigning his body using this data, Magnificus has successfully mastered the art of "Psychometry", which is the ability to see residual images by scanning objects and other lifeforms. Can Magnificus master this ability and use it to determine the identity of his betrayer?

Physical fitness: 10
Intellect: 10
Speed: 6
Durability: 10
Teamwork: 8
Courage: 10
Firepower: 8
Skills: 10


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Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1479777)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 17th, 2013 @ 8:34am CDT
that is really really nice, too bad its freakin expensive
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1479781)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 17th, 2013 @ 8:43am CDT
"To conquer, or not to conquer, that is the question..."
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1479790)
Posted by KnightStrike on April 17th, 2013 @ 9:19am CDT
Wow, that looks fantastic! Too bad the price is way out of my range. Just can't justify that for a deluxe, especially for a character I don't really know, but man it does look really awesome :D
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1479822)
Posted by triKlops on April 17th, 2013 @ 11:44am CDT
KnightStrike wrote:Wow, that looks fantastic! Too bad the price is way out of my range. Just can't justify that for a deluxe, especially for a character I don't really know, but man it does look really awesome :D


Agreed on this; he looks great, just cant come out my pocket for him now at that price.
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1479875)
Posted by Mkall on April 17th, 2013 @ 1:49pm CDT
I'm getting 2. One for Magnificus and the other for SG Perceptor.
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1479918)
Posted by Skullcrunchberries on April 17th, 2013 @ 3:48pm CDT
Pretty sweet, but I'm not willing to pay the $90 plus shipping the club will charge for this. Frankly, I'd rather just import the eHobby version and save myself some cash...
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1479984)
Posted by Henry921 on April 17th, 2013 @ 7:22pm CDT
Hm, well...

Nah, I'll pass.

I'd have bought it for $60. Sure as hell not buying one deluxe for $90 + shipping.
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1480302)
Posted by mooncake623 on April 19th, 2013 @ 12:22pm CDT
El Duque wrote:e-Hobby has tweeted a couple of new in-hand images of their upcoming exclusive Magnificus. They've also updated his profile on their website with a color version of the previously revealed comic cover and his bio.

[quote]Once Military Affairs Advisor for Mebion, Magnificus was betrayed by an unknown comrade and banished to frontier space. Forced to serve as a gun-for-hire, he has spent long years on the run from bounty hunters with his comrade-in-arms, Gamede. But the pair has finally found a means to achieve their revenge: body data stolen from Perceptor using Gamede's ability to shrink to atomic size! Redesigning his body using this data, Magnificus has successfully mastered the art of "Psychometry", which is the ability to see residual images by scanning objects and other lifeforms. Can Magnificus master this ability and use it to determine the identity of his betrayer?

Physical fitness: 10
Intellect: 10
Speed: 6
Durability: 10
Teamwork: 8
Courage: 10
Firepower: 8
Skills: 10


[/quote]

wow a Physical fitness of 10!! must be one really inshape robot -_-

I will buy this =D
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1480316)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 19th, 2013 @ 12:52pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
El Duque wrote:[quote]

Physical fitness: 10
Intellect: 10
Speed: 6
Durability: 10
Teamwork: 8
Courage: 10
Firepower: 8
Skills: 10




wow a Physical fitness of 10!! must be one really inshape robot -_-

I will buy this =D[/quote]It's a rough translation. Physical fitness should be "Strength", Intellect "Intelligence", Durability "Endurance", Teamwork "Rank", Firepower "Fireblast", and Skills just "Skill".
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1480317)
Posted by mooncake623 on April 19th, 2013 @ 1:00pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
El Duque wrote:[quote]

Physical fitness: 10
Intellect: 10
Speed: 6
Durability: 10
Teamwork: 8
Courage: 10
Firepower: 8
Skills: 10




wow a Physical fitness of 10!! must be one really inshape robot -_-

I will buy this =D
It's a rough translation. Physical fitness should be "Strength", Intellect "Intelligence", Durability "Endurance", Teamwork "Rank", Firepower "Fireblast", and Skills just "Skill".[/quote]


I figured, was just trying to make fun of it! =X
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1481095)
Posted by necr0blivion on April 22nd, 2013 @ 9:08pm CDT
Because it looks like no one updated this posting, TFCC is selling this figure for $82, and with $9.85 USPS Priority shipping I'm getting this guy for a total of $91.85.

So if you're thinking about getting this figure AND you already have an active club account, this is better than the usual online retailers (I'm sure there's a legit business reason for this too).
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1481127)
Posted by El Duque on April 22nd, 2013 @ 11:02pm CDT
e-Hobby's official YouTube channel has been updated with a video showcasing their upcoming exclusive Magnificus, a redeco of Reveal the Shield Perceptor featuring a brand new head sculpt. The video is in Japanese, but they've been kind enough to provide an English transcript of the video as well.



[quote]English translation:
Hello, Transformers fans! This is Andrew from e-HOBBY. Today, I'm going to show you an early sample of Generations Magnificus!

And does it ever look good, with that clear red and silver chrome! This is still a prototype, though, so the final version should have more details that will make it look closer to the sample on our product page. The release is a few months off, but don't forget that reservations end on May 8th!*

Robot mode:
In robot mode, of course the first thing you notice is the retooled head, which is based on the toy version of Perceptor. United Perceptor had a different, kind of friendly-looking face, but for the revenge-bent Magnificus, it's all about the faceplate.

The painted yellow eyes are another important point. If the toy used the built-in light piping feature, it would end up with eyes in the same clear red color as its chest. Magnificus is a little different than normal Autobots and Decepticons, being a lone-wolf type, so I think the eyes are key for him. The back of his head is painted black so that the colors match well.

This is a little different than the G1 Magnificus, but the chest window is colored in clear red. You can open or close it to change the color balance of the figure in a cool way. The chrome parts from G1 Magnificus are authentically recreated with his chest panel and arm dials.

Actually, there's one more big reason that the chest is colored like this, which G1 fans may pick up on right away. Being that he's a former military consul, you would imagine that Magnificus is good at analyzing the abilities of his foes, right? To convey that, the chest is colored so that it can be used as a tech spec decoder!

By the way, I've heard some fans say that they wish Generations Magnificus had some hand-held weapons to choose from. Well, it just so happens that Magnificus's fists use 5-mm holes, a common standard from G1. What this means is that for those of you that own the 2005 release of G1 Magnificus, its rifle and missile launcher can be used here to fully arm the new Magnificus! These weapons here are actually G1 Perceptor's. The Ga'mede figure from the 2005 release also has a very nice size balance when paired with Generations Magnificus.

Vehicle mode:
Now it's time for vehicle mode. There are just as many fine details here are there are in robot mode. The clear parts such as the lights and windows are red, giving him a Nemesis Prime-like impact. The bumper parts are painted in metallic silver, but the details on the treads and grill are gunmetal-colored. To avoid the toy looking plain in black, it's got tons of detailed paint apps.

Finally, there's the license plate... "Mebion" is spelled out "M3810N," so it's convincing as a vanity plate. "MEBION" was the keyword from our first press release, and it was hidden among three glowing red circles. The image for those was these three red lights. It only took about 2 hours for fans to deduce that the new figure would be Magnificus, so I guess we need to make the hint a little more difficult next time...

Comic:
The 8-page comic is still in production, so I can only show you the cover right now, but I hope everybody will be looking forward to it! It's got Ga'mede, and this enigmatic gorilla-like dude here, in a Western-styled story where the bad guys get the spotlight. I think that Decepticon fans will have a lot of fun reading it.

That concludes this video review, but I'll be doing a special review next time, comparing G1 and Generations Magnificus! Until then... IT NEVER ENDS!

*May 8th is the planned cutoff date for orders shipped within Japan. For international orders, please contact our partner, the Official Transformers Collectors' Club.[/quote]
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1481130)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 22nd, 2013 @ 11:06pm CDT
English transcript is in the extended video description.
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1481131)
Posted by El Duque on April 22nd, 2013 @ 11:12pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:English transcript is in the extended video description.


Muchos gracias!
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1481133)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 22nd, 2013 @ 11:20pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:English transcript is in the extended video description.


Muchos gracias!
Thank Hydra for providing it. ;)
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1481342)
Posted by Stormrider on April 23rd, 2013 @ 6:42pm CDT
Thanks for the video review.
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1485481)
Posted by El Duque on May 8th, 2013 @ 11:27am CDT
e-Hobby has updated the product page for their upcoming Magnificus exclusive with a teaser from the comic he will come packed with. As you can see in the image mirrored below the comic features Ga'mede and what appears to be the never produced Gorilla Double Pretender.

Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1485482)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 8th, 2013 @ 11:32am CDT
Imminent Beast Wars Transmetal Optimus Primal repaint/retool, anyone?
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1485490)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 8th, 2013 @ 11:56am CDT
Wow. Crazy obscure reference! Makes me wonder if they might release these guys as part of the 30th anniversary or something.
Re: e-Hobby Magnificus New In-Hand Images, Color Version of Comic Cover, and Bio (1485492)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 8th, 2013 @ 12:00pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Wow. Crazy obscure reference! Makes me wonder if they might release these guys as part of the 30th anniversary or something.


I wouldn't bet on it, but I would like to see an attempt at a modernized Pretender (Thunderwing and Black Shadow are out of the question).

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