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Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron

Transformers News: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron

Friday, March 14th, 2014 7:28PM CDT

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Fewture has announced a G1 Megatron to go along with their Ultimetal Optimus Prime! They revealed the prototype at Hong Kong's C3 Festival. Based on what we know about UM-01 Optimus Prime we can expect diecast parts, light & sound features, removable panels, and more. Check out the images courtesy of TAG Hobby mirrored below:

Transformers News: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron

Transformers News: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron

Transformers News: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron
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Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557660)
Posted by Optimizzy on March 14th, 2014 @ 7:35pm CDT
um.. oh ...wow.

I really...uh guys I really dont care that it doesnt convert. Thats the best megatron Ive ever seen.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557664)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on March 14th, 2014 @ 7:58pm CDT
Might as well merge the thread i made before this one just to keep thing tidy ultimetal-um-03-megatron-t99106.php
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557665)
Posted by lowman_x on March 14th, 2014 @ 8:12pm CDT
Not crazy about the facial expression - it looks like he's lost an argument and sulking - and there looks to be a little (dare I say it?) too much detail in the panelling etc with all the dents, and divots and grooves and bumps and whatnot.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557666)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on March 14th, 2014 @ 8:20pm CDT
Hah, yeah it looks cool except for the stupid face. Plus it doesn't transform, so, bye forever non transforming "transformer".
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557668)
Posted by Convoy on March 14th, 2014 @ 8:42pm CDT
Too much detail. Is that a thing? Also, he looks super pouty like Prime just refused his offer for a date.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557669)
Posted by Emerje on March 14th, 2014 @ 8:50pm CDT
Still appears to be a rough prototype, but as is I really hate his lower legs. For some reason they removed the gun grip panels from his legs. And yeah, the detail work is far too extreme, especially on his arms. I'd rather have a second try on an MP for $200 than this for $800.

So what is UM-02?

Emerje
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557675)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 14th, 2014 @ 9:47pm CDT
Glorious!
ALL HAIL MEGATRON!
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557676)
Posted by Blasphemous Prime on March 14th, 2014 @ 9:53pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:What's the alt mode look like?


What ever shape you can manage to wad him up into. :lol:
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557677)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 14th, 2014 @ 9:56pm CDT
The way MP-05's face should look like.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557701)
Posted by Emerje on March 15th, 2014 @ 2:38am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:The way MP-05's face should look like.


The face alone doesn't look much better IMO. Looks like a scowling Derek Zoolander to me. The overall head, however, is much better.

Emerje
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557703)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 15th, 2014 @ 3:34am CDT
Nice Emerje lol!
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557707)
Posted by Deathsanras on March 15th, 2014 @ 4:01am CDT
I bought Ultimetal Optimus (damn yet another delay), so I will buy this.

Beyond the two stars of the franchise, who can say.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557710)
Posted by Dorkimus on March 15th, 2014 @ 5:19am CDT
My wallet isn't going to like this. I just hope that they would also do MP Megatron V2 similar to this, since IMO this is most likely the best official Megatron thus far.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557711)
Posted by Mykltron on March 15th, 2014 @ 5:50am CDT
But why Megatron? Isn't there a law that states that after Optimus the second release must be Bumblebee?
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557721)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on March 15th, 2014 @ 8:23am CDT
It'd be worth the price if it transforms into a functional Walther P38. But as it is, it doesn't even transform.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557726)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 15th, 2014 @ 10:09am CDT
This looks pretty awesome, won't be getting it since I don't have the money to spend on this or the Optimus, if I did I wouldn't even try to resist.

But, I think this isn't even a proper prototype, more a concept layout or something. Look at it, it's just the Optimus Prime with a Megatron shell on it. The feet, elbows and hands are exactly the same, and you can even see the Optimus Prime figure under the parts in some places, like the sleeves, elbows, feet, knees, and chest!
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557753)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 15th, 2014 @ 2:26pm CDT
Mykltron wrote:But why Megatron? Isn't there a law that states that after Optimus the second release must be Bumblebee?
Well, this is UM-03. We don't yet know what UM-02 is.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557770)
Posted by Zeek99g on March 15th, 2014 @ 3:31pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mykltron wrote:But why Megatron? Isn't there a law that states that after Optimus the second release must be Bumblebee?
Well, this is UM-03. We don't yet know what UM-02 is.

UM-02 is Bumblebee.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557775)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 15th, 2014 @ 3:39pm CDT
Zeek99g wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mykltron wrote:But why Megatron? Isn't there a law that states that after Optimus the second release must be Bumblebee?
Well, this is UM-03. We don't yet know what UM-02 is.

UM-02 is Bumblebee.

It might be the giant Unicron head they showed at Tokyo Toyshow (was it Tokyo Toyshow).
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557777)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 15th, 2014 @ 3:43pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:
Zeek99g wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mykltron wrote:But why Megatron? Isn't there a law that states that after Optimus the second release must be Bumblebee?
Well, this is UM-03. We don't yet know what UM-02 is.

UM-02 is Bumblebee.

It might be the giant Unicron head they showed at Tokyo Toyshow (was it Tokyo Toyshow).
Wonderfest 2014
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557779)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 15th, 2014 @ 3:45pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
Zeek99g wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mykltron wrote:But why Megatron? Isn't there a law that states that after Optimus the second release must be Bumblebee?
Well, this is UM-03. We don't yet know what UM-02 is.

UM-02 is Bumblebee.

It might be the giant Unicron head they showed at Tokyo Toyshow (was it Tokyo Toyshow).
Wonderfest 2014

Ok Wonderfest, wasn't sure anymore.

Anyone else think it's actually kinda lazy that it's a remold of Prime?
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557792)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 15th, 2014 @ 5:18pm CDT
It's a mess. There truly is such a thing as too much detail and this is proof. Personally, with the obscene price-tags for these things I'm surprised they made it to UM-03. There is no way they could have actually made a profit on UM-01 & 02 with prices that close to a grand for something like these. I simply cannot fathom there being enough fans out there willing to pay that much for a statue with a gimmick or two. Yes, they are very well done, I cannot argue that. Yes they far exceed the level of detail of the MP's (too much so in the case of UM-03) but I just don't see the market being out there for these things. The only ones who can afford to start collecting these are the uber-geeks with way too much money and no girlfriend or spouse and typically the uber-geeks who DO have that kind of expendable income spend it on trying to GET a girlfriend or spouse or at least a high quality, inflatable substitute.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557794)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 15th, 2014 @ 5:43pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:It's a mess. There truly is such a thing as too much detail and this is proof. Personally, with the obscene price-tags for these things I'm surprised they made it to UM-03. There is no way they could have actually made a profit on UM-01 & 02 with prices that close to a grand for something like these. I simply cannot fathom there being enough fans out there willing to pay that much for a statue with a gimmick or two. Yes, they are very well done, I cannot argue that. Yes they far exceed the level of detail of the MP's (too much so in the case of UM-03) but I just don't see the market being out there for these things. The only ones who can afford to start collecting these are the uber-geeks with way too much money and no girlfriend or spouse and typically the uber-geeks who DO have that kind of expendable income spend it on trying to GET a girlfriend or spouse or at least a high quality, inflatable substitute.

There is a market for these, and they are not statues, they are highly pose-able action figures.
These are just the TF entries in a very successful and collectable line of Japanese action figures, and from what I've seen they actually go up in value, so there are plenty of people out there who actually do buy these, otherwise we wouldn't have 3 TF based ones.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557813)
Posted by Darkangelstear on March 15th, 2014 @ 8:12pm CDT
OMG.. This is what I hope we get for MP Megs V2. :BOWDOWN:
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557832)
Posted by padfoo on March 15th, 2014 @ 9:37pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:The way MP-05's face should look like.


The face alone doesn't look much better IMO. Looks like a scowling Derek Zoolander to me. The overall head, however, is much better.

Emerje

It'll completely different once painted and Megatron,s giant unibrow is a solid black slab.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557869)
Posted by Mykltron on March 16th, 2014 @ 7:07am CDT
I've found the inspiration for Megatron's face:

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Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1557887)
Posted by shajaki on March 16th, 2014 @ 8:40am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:This looks pretty awesome, won't be getting it since I don't have the money to spend on this or the Optimus, if I did I wouldn't even try to resist.

But, I think this isn't even a proper prototype, more a concept layout or something. Look at it, it's just the Optimus Prime with a Megatron shell on it. The feet, elbows and hands are exactly the same, and you can even see the Optimus Prime figure under the parts in some places, like the sleeves, elbows, feet, knees, and chest!

i didnt study the pics of either ultimetal figure.. but if thats true it is a huge slap in the face. for the price these command every figure in the line should be a brand new sculpt.

i know theres a lot of hate for non-transforming transformers out there (which i dont fully understand) but these, i have to agree simply because of the price. they should do more. they just should for that money.

but for those who want a kickass looking G1 megs, why not just wait for the eventual MP version 2? we all know it HAS to happen cause of the rescaling of the line. even if its years from now, we'll get one.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558054)
Posted by 2old4toys on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:18am CDT
I saw this UM-03 over the weekend and it was phenominal both in scale and detail.
The UM01 looks too similar to MP01 (testiment to how good that Optimus was). This UM03 is a physical G1 Megatron the likes of which I personally have never seen before. For those hardcore fans with lots of expendible income... this is a very impressive piece. No need to compromise with transformation.

Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558074)
Posted by Mykltron on March 17th, 2014 @ 5:25am CDT
shajaki wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:This looks pretty awesome, won't be getting it since I don't have the money to spend on this or the Optimus, if I did I wouldn't even try to resist.

But, I think this isn't even a proper prototype, more a concept layout or something. Look at it, it's just the Optimus Prime with a Megatron shell on it. The feet, elbows and hands are exactly the same, and you can even see the Optimus Prime figure under the parts in some places, like the sleeves, elbows, feet, knees, and chest!

i didnt study the pics of either ultimetal figure.. but if thats true it is a huge slap in the face. for the price these command every figure in the line should be a brand new sculpt.

i know theres a lot of hate for non-transforming transformers out there (which i dont fully understand) but these, i have to agree simply because of the price. they should do more. they just should for that money.


But then it is just a humanoid figure with different armour. If it doesn't transform it really doesn't NEED different engineering. They SHOULD change the details of course.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558077)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on March 17th, 2014 @ 6:03am CDT
What a waste. A large Megatron who doesn't transform isn't in my to-get list. Definitely not worth my time, so pass for me. =;
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558114)
Posted by AutoBorst on March 17th, 2014 @ 10:24am CDT
Doesn't look that good with all the technical lines and panels they put into his armor.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558535)
Posted by DeadCaL on March 18th, 2014 @ 2:08pm CDT
Looks very nice apart from the Anime pouty pout. Looks like he's got a tiny head wearing a bucket.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558561)
Posted by El Duque on March 18th, 2014 @ 3:27pm CDT
Thanks to our own Seibertron.com member 2old4toys and HK-TF user 人仔貓 we both video and additional images of Fewture's recently revealed Ultimetal UM-03 Megatron prototype. Check out the embedded video and images mirrored below.


2old4toys wrote:I saw this UM-03 over the weekend and it was phenominal both in scale and detail.
The UM01 looks too similar to MP01 (testiment to how good that Optimus was). This UM03 is a physical G1 Megatron the likes of which I personally have never seen before. For those hardcore fans with lots of expendible income... this is a very impressive piece. No need to compromise with transformation.



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Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558569)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 18th, 2014 @ 3:59pm CDT
It's so pretty. :x
The sculpting on this is just superb.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558589)
Posted by Zeek99g on March 18th, 2014 @ 5:35pm CDT
The detail! :x :x
It is too much for me! :michaelbay: :michaelbay:
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558596)
Posted by Henry921 on March 18th, 2014 @ 6:08pm CDT
If I had $800 lying around that would be so very bought.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558606)
Posted by padfoo on March 18th, 2014 @ 7:21pm CDT
I would buy it for half that price. Eight hundred dollars is a bit much, none the less it's an amazing figure.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558609)
Posted by Shockwave7 on March 18th, 2014 @ 7:24pm CDT
Sigh... well, I can't deny that I want one of these. But $800? Yowch.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558610)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 18th, 2014 @ 7:32pm CDT
Ok, I'll say this much for the guys that make this: That is a crazy good job on the detail and the articulation must just be mind-blowing. I can see why they are asking so much. It does look remarkably sturdy/well-built.

I don't know if I would go so far as to pay $800.00 dollars for a non-transforming Transformer myself, even if it is practically museum quality work. And while the detail is mind-blowing... it's just too "busy" Too much detail in my opinion but everyone else is going nuts over it so I'll just chalk that up to my own personal pickiness.
The only major issue I have is that expression. It looks like he's trying to pass an Energon cube...WHOLE! And not some piddly one either, I'm talking the ones Soundwave pumps out of his chest in the G1 cartoon.

Other than that, amazing job! Can't wait to see the full color version.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558624)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 18th, 2014 @ 9:17pm CDT
I like him. But not enough to justify the cost. [-(

But if they made Starscream, I would absolutely flip balls. :x
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558677)
Posted by Mykltron on March 19th, 2014 @ 5:06am CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:the articulation must just be mind-blowing.


It's not. Unless the shoulders can be pulled out then they have about as much poseability as the MP Megatron. No pictures I've seen of UM-01 show anything more than just standing. Revoltech go all-out on showing off the poseability of their figures but these guys are glossing over that.
Re: Fewture Announces UM-03 Ultimetal Megatron (1558709)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 19th, 2014 @ 9:40am CDT
Mykltron wrote:
T-Macksimus wrote:the articulation must just be mind-blowing.


It's not. Unless the shoulders can be pulled out then they have about as much poseability as the MP Megatron. No pictures I've seen of UM-01 show anything more than just standing. Revoltech go all-out on showing off the poseability of their figures but these guys are glossing over that.

This made me curious, so I'm currently checking some of their previous stuff, and so far, it looks like they use similar shoulder joints to the MP Primes.
But it seems like they only go that route if it doesn't "break" the look of the design. There are robots there that can only raise their arms as high as Megatron in these pics here while there are others that are more organic in design who allow for greater freedom. So it seems to be decided upon what the limit is till it stops looking cool.
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