Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More

Transformers News: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 11:56PM CDT

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Taghobby.com has posted a couple of new scans from Figure King magazine #194 featuring upcoming Masterpiece figures. We get our first look at MP-20 Wheeljack in color, a teasing silhouette image of MP-22 Ultra Magnus and work in progress art from the forthcoming Masterpiece Star Saber. The scans also feature Movie Advanced AD01 Optimus Prime, Kabaya Series 8 and Transformers Cloud Brawn and Starscream.

Transformers News: Figure King 194 Scan: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art More

Transformers News: Figure King 194 Scan: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art More

Transformers News: Figure King 194 Scan: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art More
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Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558882)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 20th, 2014 @ 12:29am CDT
Wheeljack - Wish the windshield was light blue or clear.

Also, too much green.





Magnus - Nice to finally see something.

AD01 Optimus Prime - Yikes! Drastically different from Hasbro's! :shock:
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558884)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 20th, 2014 @ 2:06am CDT
MAGNUS!!
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558886)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 20th, 2014 @ 2:36am CDT
Ultra Magnus is a Phase-Sixer. :lol: I guess he can handle that now! :lol:

Wheeljack, so good! It's true his bot mode has more green than in the cartoon, but that's the sacrifice they have to make for a more accurate car mode. Which looks amazing, by the way. A little lighter on the sponsors than I was expecting, but they got the big ones right. I'm surprised to see the car doors end up on his legs. I still haven't quite grasped the transformation, but it looks cool. The one criticism I have is that his waist looks really weak and flimsy. I guess a lighter windshield would be nice. They must've been going for car mode accuracy for that too.

What's with OP being so silver?

Also have to say those Kabaya kits are looking good, although I'm unsure if I want to continue with the series.
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558891)
Posted by PadForce on March 20th, 2014 @ 4:18am CDT
I am unspeakably excited about Ultra Magnus and very happy that we have reached the silhouette milestone.

Does anyone have an opinion on Magnus' release timetable? So we received a silhouette of Bee a month or two ago and he is due for release in November, could we see Magnus by December or is that being too optimistic?
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558892)
Posted by PadForce on March 20th, 2014 @ 4:20am CDT
And what is a phase 6-er? Six transformation steps?
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558902)
Posted by feeiq90 on March 20th, 2014 @ 6:12am CDT
man all those black parts on WJ should be grey :-(

PadForce wrote:And what is a phase 6-er? Six transformation steps?

its a pun,reference to the IDW comics lol..but in the magazine it shows that magnus is in phase 6, i guess he'll be released AFTER an MP star saber which is phase 5..
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558904)
Posted by TimothyR on March 20th, 2014 @ 6:32am CDT
wow.. the colors on wheeljack are very disappointing... he still looks great.. he just doesn't have that same "straight from the cartoon" look that the others do.

i hope they release some sort of exclusive with a simpler more animation accurate color scheme..

prowl, blue streak and smokescreens real world paint jobs translate really well to looking like the show, this however falls REALLY short in giving off the same effect.

also.. magnus looks like he's going to be my favorite masterpiece.. right now it's prowl.. but magnus just looks incredible.. i'm super excited for bumblebee and wheeljack.. but i'm two times as excited for magnus.. so exciting.

what a GREAT time to be a G1 fan.
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558905)
Posted by PadForce on March 20th, 2014 @ 6:34am CDT
feeiq90 wrote:man all those black parts on WJ should be grey :-(

PadForce wrote:And what is a phase 6-er? Six transformation steps?

its a pun,reference to the IDW comics lol..but in the magazine it shows that magnus is in phase 6, i guess he'll be released AFTER an MP star saber which is phase 5..


Damn that is disappointing, I will assume he is due 2015 then :(
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558906)
Posted by TimothyR on March 20th, 2014 @ 6:38am CDT
PadForce wrote:
feeiq90 wrote:man all those black parts on WJ should be grey :-(

PadForce wrote:And what is a phase 6-er? Six transformation steps?

its a pun,reference to the IDW comics lol..but in the magazine it shows that magnus is in phase 6, i guess he'll be released AFTER an MP star saber which is phase 5..


Damn that is disappointing, I will assume he is due 2015 then :(


well.. i think takara's plans were to do two small molds and one large per year.. so.. magnus would fit the large figure, but that's assuming star saber is counted as an extra rather than part of the normal G1 line.. i doubt it'll be that way, but i'm WAY more interested in magnus than i am for saber. whichever one comes out first, i assume they'll be out around christmas time.
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558912)
Posted by SkyWarpsGhost on March 20th, 2014 @ 7:21am CDT
I'm really very surprised to see any sponsorship logos on Wheeljack. I'm liking what I see a lot, glad I've ordered two.
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558916)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 20th, 2014 @ 8:39am CDT
WJ on August 2014 barring delays
BB on December 2014

SS 1st 2015
UM 2nd 2015
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558930)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on March 20th, 2014 @ 10:27am CDT
The way they've got that Optimus posed makes it looks SO much nicer than all the previous pics, and I just want it even more! :D
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558933)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 20th, 2014 @ 10:50am CDT
Blinged out Leader Prime? Nice, but I'll try for the regular Leader (as a reminder, it's a different mold from the First Edition one). By the by, it look like TakaraTomy will follow Hasbro's lead by putting the Movie toys in Generations as well.

Is it me, or does MP Wheeljack transform similar to Rodimus? I see pieces of the back in the chest area.
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558944)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 20th, 2014 @ 11:22am CDT
Nice to finally hear an update on Ultra Magnus.

Wheeljack looks alright, but I'm not particularly attayched to him.

Urgh, I need more than concept sketches for Star Saber! He and MP11 Starscream are the ones I really want the most.
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558947)
Posted by warzon3 on March 20th, 2014 @ 11:32am CDT
What the heck are they doing to Wheel Jack?

White with a big orange dot on the hands?????
stripes just above the waist????
super dark windshield?????
big ugly pin marks on the hips with anemic thighs??????

I would rather them put this project on hold until they get it right....
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558948)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 20th, 2014 @ 11:47am CDT
warzon3 wrote:What the heck are they doing to Wheel Jack?

White with a big orange dot on the hands?????
stripes just above the waist????
super dark windshield?????
big ugly pin marks on the hips with anemic thighs??????

I would rather them put this project on hold until they get it right....


Certain compromises have to be made. Mind you, this is a transforming figure so you can't expect it to be fully proportional or should I say not proportional as the original figure was.

Iirc, my 1980's Tomica Lancia Stratos despite having diffent scales had wayyyyyyyyyy different proportions compared to the somewhat blocky Takara Diaclone. The MP version seems to be following the real world car proportion, same with BB.

In the end, I know you're going to buy him or else he'll be sold out and you'll regret it to the end
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558952)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 20th, 2014 @ 12:12pm CDT
warzon3 wrote:What the heck are they doing to Wheel Jack?

White with a big orange dot on the hands?????
stripes just above the waist????
super dark windshield?????
big ugly pin marks on the hips with anemic thighs??????

I would rather them put this project on hold until they get it right....

The orange dots are the back lights of his alt-mode.
And if they or any of the other deco choices where missing you'd complain about the alt-moe sucking.

I think Wheeljack looks OK, kinda disappointed myself though, but I'll reserve real judgement till we see better pics of him, ones that aren't on a white background and low quality.

Magnus looks as interesting as a silhouette can, only thing I get from it is that it's finally officially official that he's coming.
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558966)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 20th, 2014 @ 1:25pm CDT
Ultra Magnus is scheduled to come out in August with Wheeljack. Since it's based on MP-10 and has been in development since before MP-10 came out. Silhouette means a prototype is made while Star Saber is still only showing designs.
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558970)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on March 20th, 2014 @ 1:34pm CDT
What are these so-called "phases"? Ultra Magnus is phase 6, Star Saber is phase 5, and AOE Optimus is phase 1. What does this mean?

Also, do the AOE leader Optimus and Grimlock figures have any lights and/or sounds?
Re: Figure King 194 Scans: First Color MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-22 Ultra Magnus Teaser, MP Star Saber Art and More (1558973)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on March 20th, 2014 @ 1:47pm CDT
Pedantry Alert:

Why do sites always call furtive pics snapped at the newsagent "scans"?

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