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e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus?

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 10:33AM CDT

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e-Hobby has teased their next exclusive, and all signs point to a Magnificus redeco of Reveal the Shield Deluxe Perceptor. Note the black and red colors used in the teaser image, and the three red circles that would match up with the spotlights found on RtS Perceptor's vehicle mode. The teaser also asks us to "Look Closer", upon further inspection of the three circles the letters E, O, N, B, M, & I can be seen. These letters can be rearranged to spell Mebion, which was the territory mentioned in the original toy's bio.

We will find out for sure on March 22nd. Check out the teaser below.

e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus?


e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus?
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Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472833)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 19th, 2013 @ 10:50am CDT
E, O, N, B, M, I... Who is good with anagrams here?

And how much do you wanna bet that if it is Magnificus, he'll get the alternate G1-toy accurate head?
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472834)
Posted by Mkall on March 19th, 2013 @ 10:52am CDT
Interesting. I wonder if this will see release by The Club too as Shattered Glass Perceptor given their partnership.
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:E, O, N, B, M, I... Who is good with anagrams here?

MEBION, a city referenced in G1 Magnificus's bio
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472836)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 19th, 2013 @ 10:56am CDT
Mkall wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:E, O, N, B, M, I... Who is good with anagrams here?

MEBION, a city referenced in G1 Magnificus's bio


Dang you're good, especially with beating Sabrblade to the punch. :APPLAUSE: :BOWDOWN:
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472837)
Posted by triKlops on March 19th, 2013 @ 10:57am CDT
Very interesting selection for a new Ehobby fig; although it has been long over due if this is the Perceptor repaint.
I like the interesting way this preview is presented; better than another silhouette!
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472839)
Posted by Mkall on March 19th, 2013 @ 10:59am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mkall wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:E, O, N, B, M, I... Who is good with anagrams here?

MEBION, a city referenced in G1 Magnificus's bio


Dang you're good, especially with beating Sabrblade to the punch. :APPLAUSE: :BOWDOWN:

Not really, I had done all the research and was on the cusp of posting my own news topic on this. Alas I was beaten to the punch by El Duque. I need to make sure the knowledge I gained doesn't go to waste.
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472841)
Posted by formshifters on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:01am CDT
Also, "Look Closer" like a microscope would be useful for?
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472844)
Posted by El Duque on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:07am CDT
Mkall wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mkall wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:E, O, N, B, M, I... Who is good with anagrams here?

MEBION, a city referenced in G1 Magnificus's bio


Dang you're good, especially with beating Sabrblade to the punch. :APPLAUSE: :BOWDOWN:

Not really, I had done all the research and was on the cusp of posting my own news topic on this. Alas I was beaten to the punch by El Duque. I need to make sure the knowledge I gained doesn't go to waste.



It didn't, when I saw we had doubled up I robbed the info out of your post and added it to the news 8)

I think this almost guarantees that one of the Club exclusives this year will be SG Perceptor, :HEADHURTS:
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472849)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:18am CDT
I could see the club importing this guy, like they did SG Soundwave/Blaster. I don't think it will come into play at Botcon, unless it's being done as MW Soundwave.

I think it's probably more the case that they have the mold on the presses making a main-line Generations/United Reflector, and then decided it was a good exclusive to put out eHobby.

I'm certainly in for any or all of those. And actually, kinda too bad they didn't make a Soundwave retool out of this mold. The kitbashes I've seen looked spot on... probably more so than the actual FOC versions. If they put out Reflector, I may pick up an extra to make into a Soundwave eventually.
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472851)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:21am CDT
Damn, I love black repaints, and have not gotten the Perceptor mold...

But... That price. I'm betting $60US at least. We'll see when it comes... Maybe it's worth rejoining the club for this...

On a side note, I'm still waiting for that reflector repaint supposedly hinted at at Comic Con '10.
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472853)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:24am CDT
El Duque wrote:I think this almost guarantees that one of the Club exclusives this year will be SG Perceptor, :HEADHURTS:


The epitome of trolling: making SG Perceptor next year's freebie :lol:
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472854)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 19th, 2013 @ 11:25am CDT
Yeah, I remember them showing the photos at Botcon. Can't believe it's been YEARS since. Seems like earlier than 2010.
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472890)
Posted by Blurrz on March 19th, 2013 @ 2:42pm CDT
Thought I was on a Kamen Rider forum and we were talking about OOO XD. Was neer a fan of this character, don't know why.
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472892)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 19th, 2013 @ 2:48pm CDT
I was certainly a fan... besides being a large, black-and-red-and-silver fantastic looking figure... the pun in the name is unmatched. It refers to the alt mode, is quasi-Latin, and makes him out to be a grandiose cocky bad guy.

Plus, with the custom head I got for my G1 version (may have been from HondaSaint)... they have two distinct looks. The face plate is definitely more evil Decepticon. (You know, Optimus Prime aside. heh.)
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472893)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 19th, 2013 @ 2:52pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
El Duque wrote:I think this almost guarantees that one of the Club exclusives this year will be SG Perceptor, :HEADHURTS:


The epitome of trolling: making SG Perceptor next year's freebie :lol:


I don't think it'll be the freebie. Even worse, I think TFCC will call this the next in their TFCC/e-Hobby cross-promotion thing, and it will be available in 2014 in limited quantities for the low, low price of $69.99.
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472897)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 19th, 2013 @ 3:01pm CDT
2014.... NooooOOOOoooooo. Hope it arrives sooner than that.
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472928)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 19th, 2013 @ 5:04pm CDT
SG Perceptor uses the G1 body. They'd have to waste storytelling space to give reason for why he'd change bodies if the Club wanted to repurpose this into a new SG Perceptor toy.
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472930)
Posted by Mkall on March 19th, 2013 @ 5:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:SG Perceptor uses the G1 body. They'd have to waste storytelling space to give reason for why he'd change bodies if the Club wanted to repurpose this into a new SG Perceptor toy.

In contrast, SG Soundwave has gone through 3 different bodies and SG Prime has also gone through a change. The Club's embraced it before, it would be simple enough to do so again.
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472931)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 19th, 2013 @ 5:23pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:SG Perceptor uses the G1 body. They'd have to waste storytelling space to give reason for why he'd change bodies if the Club wanted to repurpose this into a new SG Perceptor toy.

In contrast, SG Soundwave has gone through 3 different bodies and SG Prime has also gone through a change. The Club's embraced it before, it would be simple enough to do so again.
True. Just saying they'd have to do it yet again. :P
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1472933)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on March 19th, 2013 @ 5:28pm CDT
YES! I have been so entranced with this transformer for forever, and I know very little about him!

I. WILL. IMPORT. THIS.

Hands down.

=P~
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1473026)
Posted by daimchoc on March 20th, 2013 @ 7:13am CDT
Image

c/o Autobase Aichi
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1473029)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 20th, 2013 @ 7:46am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:SG Perceptor uses the G1 body. They'd have to waste storytelling space to give reason for why he'd change bodies if the Club wanted to repurpose this into a new SG Perceptor toy.




I don't think having to write one paragraph about how Perceptor was damaged and needed a new body is going to get in the way of them releasing the figure.

"Perceptor needed a way to get around faster, so he chose a new, more mobile alt form."

There. I did it for them.
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1473035)
Posted by El Duque on March 20th, 2013 @ 8:05am CDT
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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1473153)
Posted by Blackstreak on March 20th, 2013 @ 5:04pm CDT
I definitely want this piece. :KREMZEEK:
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1474278)
Posted by Henry921 on March 26th, 2013 @ 1:06am CDT
Hello, Machine Wars Soundwave?
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: Magnificus? (1474292)
Posted by Hammer on March 26th, 2013 @ 3:21am CDT
Pass.
Re: e-Hobby Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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 Teases Their Next Exclusive: 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.

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