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Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype

Transformers News: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 6:03AM CDT

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Courtesy of TAG Hobby, we get a blurry look at some scans of issue 195 of the Figure King magazine, which finally reveals the quite awaited Masterpiece figure MP-22 Ultra Magnus! The figure, a remold of MP-10 Optimus Prime with add-on armour, is shown to be able to carry up to four MP sized cars on its trailer, we get a close-up of its headsculpt. Check out the images below, including a clearer shot, with comparison, of the page courtesy of the TF Upgrader Facebook page.

Transformers News: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype

Transformers News: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype

Transformers News: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype

Transformers News: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype
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Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567405)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:08am CDT
Yep, KFC lost the Magnus war. As far as far as we can tell, this thing rocks so hard.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567406)
Posted by xMXUx on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:09am CDT
Another picture showing Magnus in Robot mode and site comparison with MP-10.
Saw this on the TF Upgrader Facebook page.

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Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567408)
Posted by It Is Him on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:18am CDT
I need to change my pants.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567410)
Posted by Burn on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:28am CDT
I will happily sell Va'al's soul for this.

You need one don't you It Is Him?
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567412)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:33am CDT
He needs one, I need one, most of the human population needs one...

If you have a problem with this, then the problem is with you. [-(
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567413)
Posted by It Is Him on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:34am CDT
Burn wrote:I will happily sell Va'al's soul for this.

You need one don't you It Is Him?


Why? Is it because I'm a ginger? Or because I sold mine on ebay?

I'll take a fresh pair of pants, though.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567414)
Posted by Burn on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:37am CDT
It Is Him wrote:I'll take a fresh pair of pants, though.


I doubt Va'al's been wearing pants lately ...
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567416)
Posted by TimothyR on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:38am CDT
in my eyes.. this thing is PERFECT.. from it's height difference to MP10 down to the ankle tilts, which i love.. this thing looks PERFECT.

i can't wait. and i LOVE that they've kept the less is more aesthetic with this figure.. there isn't a whole bunch of unnecessary ugly mold detail.

i'm so excited for this.. i'm super excited for bumblebee and wheeljack, but i'm WAY more excited for this.

and i love that it's a parts-former.. rather than what KFC did by going with the titanium route. i hope we see color photos soon.

i hate having to wait for these masterpiece figures. the wait is always too long.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567417)
Posted by Va'al on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:41am CDT
Burn wrote:
It Is Him wrote:I'll take a fresh pair of pants, though.


I doubt Va'al's been wearing pants lately ...


I have actually. It's the trousers that have gone missing.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567418)
Posted by Va'al on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:42am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:He needs one, I need one, most of the human population needs one...

If you have a problem with this, then the problem is with you. [-(


..we didn't take your soul when you joined the staff? :-?
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567419)
Posted by It Is Him on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:44am CDT
Va'al wrote:
Burn wrote:
It Is Him wrote:I'll take a fresh pair of pants, though.


I doubt Va'al's been wearing pants lately ...


I have actually. It's the trousers that have gone missing.


Ehhh.... it's fine. You can keep it all.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567421)
Posted by Burn on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:47am CDT
TimothyR wrote:and i love that it's a parts-former..


As do I (though I'm sure someone else will be along later to tell us how we're wrong).

While I don't share you level of enthusiasm, I really can't wait for him to be released.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567423)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:47am CDT
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:He needs one, I need one, most of the human population needs one...

If you have a problem with this, then the problem is with you. [-(


..we didn't take your soul when you joined the staff? :-?


Nah, still soulless-free.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567431)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on April 22nd, 2014 @ 7:36am CDT
... Takara...

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Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567433)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on April 22nd, 2014 @ 7:42am CDT
ULTRA MAGNUS :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:


NOW HE CAN DEAL WITH THAT!!! :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:


Cyber Bishop wrote:... Takara...

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ABSOLUTELY!!!
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567434)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 22nd, 2014 @ 7:42am CDT
Ultra Magnus looks sexy.

Grimlock looks neat.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567437)
Posted by Stormrider on April 22nd, 2014 @ 7:49am CDT
xMXUx wrote:Another picture showing Magnus in Robot mode and site comparison with MP-10.
Saw this on the TF Upgrader Facebook page.

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The transformation in the legs is quite different than the G1 figure. The size looks good. I just wish his feet were better defined and the inner lower leg could get covered a bit more.

Does anyone know what is up with the head shot in this picture? Is this showing Convoy's head with the back half of Magnus's helmet?

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Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567440)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 22nd, 2014 @ 7:52am CDT
=P~
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567442)
Posted by guarayakha on April 22nd, 2014 @ 8:01am CDT
Stormrider wrote:
xMXUx wrote:Another picture showing Magnus in Robot mode and site comparison with MP-10.
Saw this on the TF Upgrader Facebook page.

Image


The transformation in the legs is quite different than the G1 figure. The size looks good. I just wish his feet were better defined and the inner lower leg could get covered a bit more.

Does anyone know what is up with the head shot in this picture? Is this showing Convoy's head with the back half of Magnus's helmet?

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I dunno what it says, but I'm guessing that the naked magnus head will come with removable parts to be replaced with the actual Magnus helmet, so that pic is of the original head with said parts removed.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567447)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 22nd, 2014 @ 8:14am CDT
Yes.

>:oP

Masterpiece is living up to its name.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567458)
Posted by Dorkimus on April 22nd, 2014 @ 8:40am CDT
Cool piece of work...nuf said :BOWDOWN:
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567459)
Posted by Cyberpath on April 22nd, 2014 @ 8:44am CDT
Stormrider wrote:The transformation in the legs is quite different than the G1 figure. The size looks good. I just wish his feet were better defined and the inner lower leg could get covered a bit more.

Does anyone know what is up with the head shot in this picture? Is this showing Convoy's head with the back half of Magnus's helmet?

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Perhaps Magnus will have alternative expressions like MP-21?
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567461)
Posted by frogbat on April 22nd, 2014 @ 8:49am CDT
I really liked what KFC did with their version and would've been tempted if I hadn't known about this. I'm a huge ultra magnus fan so much so I want to get a G1 encore

I'm pretty glad I didn't get the mp10 as this will fill in nicely all I'm concerned about (besides the price obviously) is its head... looks weird but i'm sure it'll look better once painted. You think they'll be release the magnus parts separately? Or perhaps, could it lead to a powermaster upgrade for mp10s... one can only hope.

Movie Dinos in G1 colours look better i think but that might be nostalgia...
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567462)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 22nd, 2014 @ 8:53am CDT
Did anyone find my jaw? I lost it when it fell on the floor. :grin:

As the countdown begins........this are based on an online Japanese retailer's ETA

WJ= end of August 2014

Bumble= end of December 2014

UM= barring delays like Soundwave.........end of April 2015? Just 12 months from now. Not even talking about my wallet getting r@ped by Star saber.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567467)
Posted by rpetras on April 22nd, 2014 @ 9:17am CDT
Magnus is looking AWESOME!!!!
Way to knock it out of the park, Takara.

The G1 Dinobot recolors are looking good too, I very well may import these.

But, but, but ... is that an Autobot Mach 5 next to Grimlock?????
=P~ =P~ =P~
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567469)
Posted by Cyberpath on April 22nd, 2014 @ 9:17am CDT
Hm, looks like someone posted English translation in the comments section: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=611705112248562

And here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=611690878916652

Among other things it says Magnus will cost $190 in Japan.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567470)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 22nd, 2014 @ 9:18am CDT
Blazemaster is so trying to be Armada Jolt. :x

Not sure who the others are trying to mimmick.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567471)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 22nd, 2014 @ 9:31am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Blazemaster is so trying to be Armada Jolt. :x

Not sure who the others are trying to mimmick.


Funny you should ask, I can barely make out one of the names: Buzz Saw, out of Waspinator.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567475)
Posted by Va'al on April 22nd, 2014 @ 9:46am CDT
Fellow Seibertron.com user Cyberpath has found a useful translation of the text accompanying the images of Takara Transformers MP-22 Ultra Magnus reported earlier, courtesy of poster Li Tian on the TF Upgrader Facebook page. Check it out below, next to the images again!

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Main paragraph: Masterpiece #22 is confirmed to be Ultra Magnus. G1 toy was a combination of a Convoy same sized robot and a big body part which transforms into a car carrier. However, Masterpiece toy is going to make its transformation as shown in the cartoon series. The cab truck will still have its own robot mode, but it will be able to transform with the car carrier body as one. Its vehicle mode includes a cab truck in the same size as MP-10, tires and front grill will be the same parts. In addition, shoulder missile launcher will be removable, but it does not have to be removed in order to transform.

Pic 1 with Leader's Metrics: MP-10 Metrics can be stored inside its chest.

Pic 2: Truck mode (in the middle) - Carrier mode gimmick will include movable ramp.

Pic 3: This is the size comparison with MP-10. It is made to be very show accurate.

Continued 2nd Paragraph: MP-22 Ultra Magnus will be released around second half of December, selling price will be 19,440 Japanese yen ($190). (Actual available date and price may be changed.)


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For the pic on the right: With respect to the G1 Toy, under the helmet, it will have a smaller head of Magnus (same as Optimus Prime).
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567476)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 22nd, 2014 @ 9:49am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:He needs one, I need one, most of the human population needs one...

If you have a problem with this, then the problem is with you. [-(


I don't think so.

I do have a problem with what I am seeing. I will wait to judge until we get clear, full-color shots. But I am not wetting myself like most of you, because this doesn't look "Perfect" by any means. But, as I said, the final product images may change that. It does make KFC's look simple, but as of now, if I had to choose between the 2, I would take theirs. With a new head. I do think the final product images will show this figure to be better than what it looks like now.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567480)
Posted by wilcosu35 on April 22nd, 2014 @ 9:56am CDT
oh god, i can hardly wait *drool*
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567483)
Posted by Deathsanras on April 22nd, 2014 @ 9:59am CDT
This sounds like a very big undertaking, engineering-wise. Its own small-robot mode, but transforming with the trailer as a single part, ala the show? Sounds like more complex engineering than MP-9 Rodimus.

I suppose the implication is that there would be a redeco or two (Shining, Diaclone, Powered) to offset the work involved.

The good thing, of course, is that not being a licensed vehicle mode, a U.S. release seems like a slam-dunk, offering more opportunities to recoup.

But December seems so far away...
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567484)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on April 22nd, 2014 @ 10:05am CDT
A repaint movie accurate devastator legends/legion ??? That is great :saint: news, so takara will continue legends/legion toys :grin:
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567485)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on April 22nd, 2014 @ 10:05am CDT
Nailed it.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567487)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 22nd, 2014 @ 10:15am CDT
That is pure awesomesauce!
So it can pull of both, a white Optimus mode and a direct from vehicle to Ultra Magnus Transformation that just sounds incredibly cool.

I cannot wait to see colour pics of this! :D
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567489)
Posted by AutoBorst on April 22nd, 2014 @ 10:23am CDT
Ugh, $190.00?? At least it's better than the pre-order prices I've been seeing floating around, but that's still a lotta' dough. So difficult to maintain this hobby.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567492)
Posted by ScottyP on April 22nd, 2014 @ 10:37am CDT
Even after an early look, man, that thing is perfect. Sure, there's time for them to screw something up, but wow, I'm blown away. My only problem: I love Magnus and now I'm not sure there could ever be a better toy in the future.

I can't believe there are comments about the KFC one with a totally hollow cab and out of scale bot mode being better. If you think that, please send me whatever crazy pills you take, because they must give one hell of a buzz.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567493)
Posted by ScottyP on April 22nd, 2014 @ 10:40am CDT
AutoBorst wrote:Ugh, $190.00?? At least it's better than the pre-order prices I've been seeing floating around, but that's still a lotta' dough. So difficult to maintain this hobby.


I think that's a fantastic price, and the HLJ preorder should put it around $155, or around the same amount as MP Soundblaster.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567505)
Posted by guarayakha on April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:00am CDT
Holy F*** December!

Best X'mas ever! :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567513)
Posted by shajaki on April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:14am CDT
Va'al wrote:
Image
For the pic on the right: With respect to the G1 Toy, under the helmet, it will have a smaller head of Magnus (same as Optimus Prime).
im also a little worried about this, and surprised no one else is scrutinizing it. with how perfect everything is on this figure, this CAN NOT be his head. there has to be some explanation. when i first saw it i thought it was the back of his head. maybe?
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567514)
Posted by Seibertron on April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:19am CDT
I'm very interested in seeing how it can transform like the cartoon.

While I have great confidence about how incredible the combined Ultra Magnus will appear, I am very interested in seeing what the white Optimus Prime looks like. Hopefully it will have the blue face shield!
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567519)
Posted by Cyberpath on April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:30am CDT
shajaki wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Image
For the pic on the right: With respect to the G1 Toy, under the helmet, it will have a smaller head of Magnus (same as Optimus Prime).
im also a little worried about this, and surprised no one else is scrutinizing it. with how perfect everything is on this figure, this CAN NOT be his head. there has to be some explanation. when i first saw it i thought it was the back of his head. maybe?


That's his head without the face on though.

This is his proper head:
ultramagnushead.jpg
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567520)
Posted by AdamPrime on April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:33am CDT
shajaki wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Image
For the pic on the right: With respect to the G1 Toy, under the helmet, it will have a smaller head of Magnus (same as Optimus Prime).
im also a little worried about this, and surprised no one else is scrutinizing it. with how perfect everything is on this figure, this CAN NOT be his head. there has to be some explanation. when i first saw it i thought it was the back of his head. maybe?


You can see the "real" face in the other pictures and it's looking quite nice. The idea is you break the helmet apart to reveal this other head underneath - it's supposed to be Prime's original head sans mouthplate, I think...
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567521)
Posted by Flashwave on April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:33am CDT
So, if I am readingthis right, a Titaniums style Transformation with an optional removable cab robot that is not a partformer like the old City Commander set? If so, awesome!

Also, I'd really like me some Targetmasters, too bad they're in Japan, but Jolt is cool.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567522)
Posted by shajaki on April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:33am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:That's his head without the face on though.
This is his proper head:
ultramagnushead.jpg

sweeeeet. my reservations are gone. thanks for the clarification!
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567523)
Posted by Seibertron on April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:37am CDT
shajaki wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:That's his head without the face on though.
This is his proper head:
ultramagnushead.jpg

sweeeeet. my reservations are gone. thanks for the clarification!


What is the precedence for this alternate head?
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567524)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:40am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
shajaki wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:That's his head without the face on though.
This is his proper head:
ultramagnushead.jpg

sweeeeet. my reservations are gone. thanks for the clarification!


What is the precedence for this alternate head?
I'm guessing it's just an incomplete aspect of the prototype that isn't finished or something.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567525)
Posted by ScottyP on April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:40am CDT
Seibertron wrote:I'm very interested in seeing how it can transform like the cartoon.

While I have great confidence about how incredible the combined Ultra Magnus will appear, I am very interested in seeing what the white Optimus Prime looks like. Hopefully it will have the blue face shield!


From what I'm hearing there is no white Optimus, it shares some parts with MP-10 but is specifically not just MP-10 plus armor. I'd still leave that as a rumor at this point though.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567526)
Posted by Cyberpath on April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:48am CDT
Seibertron wrote:What is the precedence for this alternate head?
It's the sculpting underneath the proper Magnus face. Apparently an homage to this:
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers- ... s/25/2/30/

Looks like an "Easter egg" type of thing.
Re: Figure King 195 Scans: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype (1567530)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 22nd, 2014 @ 12:13pm CDT
I agree with Scotty. Takara beat KFC to the ground so hard, I can't imagine any future versions of Citizen Stack are going to sell well.

Hasbro, are you listening? Here's a third opportunity to give us MP10 here in the states, just don't mess up and not include the trailer/armor. :BANG_HEAD:

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Blazemaster is so trying to be Armada Jolt. :x

Not sure who the others are trying to mimmick.


Funny you should ask, I can barely make out one of the names: Buzz Saw, out of Waspinator.


If it's Buzz Saw, then he needs purple, not blue.

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