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In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus

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Site sponsor Robotkingdom has shared a few in-package shots of the Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus via their facebook page. The figure is a redeco/retool of the Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise Weaponizer Optimus Prime that comes with a giant Forge of Solus Prime in premium packaging. Images mirrored below.

In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus

In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus

In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus

In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus
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Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489833)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 24th, 2013 @ 8:51am CDT
Never thought I'd say this, but the Vehicle Mode looks... bad with the cabin sections sticking out.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489837)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 24th, 2013 @ 9:05am CDT
This is clearly the odd-man-out in the Platinum line. If they wanted another use for this mold, there's other things they could have done with it. Why make it part of the "Platinum" line? It just doesn't fit.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Never thought I'd say this, but the Vehicle Mode looks... bad with the cabin sections sticking out.


Reminds me of the Rhino from M.A.S.K. Now THAT would be a cool use of this mold: paint it purplish-red and make a M.A.S.K. Rhino homage out of it. Maybe take a couple Human Alliance human figure molds and repaint them to look like the Rhino drivers.

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Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489838)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 24th, 2013 @ 9:06am CDT
I predict many buying this just for the Forge.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489840)
Posted by Xephon0930 on May 24th, 2013 @ 9:09am CDT
The only good thing I have to say about this is that the Forge here reminds me of Gaogaigar's Goldion Hammer.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489843)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 24th, 2013 @ 9:19am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:This is clearly the odd-man-out in the Platinum line. If they wanted another use for this mold, there's other things they could have done with it. Why make it part of the "Platinum" line? It just doesn't fit.
Why's that? Thus far, all Platinum Edtion figures have been of Aligned characters.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489846)
Posted by Lord_Onslaught on May 24th, 2013 @ 9:30am CDT
Anybody remember Hasbro saying Ultra Magnus would be available in the states, and when and for how much. last time I imported Year of the Dragon Ultimate Prime only for him to show up on Amazon for $20 less than what I paid and Robot Kingdom after shipping will be a total of $91.85. Which is a good deal for an import. Just not sure if It will end up being a waste of money when Hasbro brings it over. If they even do
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489848)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 24th, 2013 @ 9:30am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:This is clearly the odd-man-out in the Platinum line. If they wanted another use for this mold, there's other things they could have done with it. Why make it part of the "Platinum" line? It just doesn't fit.
Why's that? Thus far, all Platinum Edtion figures have been of Aligned characters.


Well, like Omega Supreme and Optimus were cool new repaints of old molds that haven't been used in years, and this looks like something that could just as easily be part of the current Prime line. That's why I say it doesn't seem to fit in.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489857)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 24th, 2013 @ 9:38am CDT
I like it a lot, but in my opinion, this should have been made a retail release rather than an exclusive.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489882)
Posted by VirusCarnage on May 24th, 2013 @ 10:33am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I predict many buying this just for the Forge.

Ya I will probably pick this up just for the forge.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489898)
Posted by Ketchup on May 24th, 2013 @ 11:23am CDT
I have a feeling that the Platinum Edition line will end up being a catchall for figures that don't fit anywhere else. Although I agree that this Ultra Magnus could have easily been inclduded in the Beast Hunters line.

I know I shouldn't like the Optimus Weaponizer mold, but I can't help myself, I think it makes a nice leader-sized Prime. Because of this, I am eagerly awaiting this Ultra Magnus.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489904)
Posted by skidflap on May 24th, 2013 @ 11:31am CDT
My guess is he is mistransformerd because I just pulled up a picture of the weaponizers prime toy and those cab section appear to fold back and form the wind vane. (I'm speculating as i don't have the toy so correct me if I'm wrong.) :???: :???:

If that is the correct way, he looks like those Hollywood travel trucks that have extended cab section for the drivers to camp out in. 8)
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489922)
Posted by Sodan-1 on May 24th, 2013 @ 12:07pm CDT
He can't even hold the Forge properly. And on a figure this size? Weak. I'm going to pass and hope the good doctor makes a good sized and coloured version.

GuyIncognito wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:This is clearly the odd-man-out in the Platinum line. If they wanted another use for this mold, there's other things they could have done with it. Why make it part of the "Platinum" line? It just doesn't fit.
Why's that? Thus far, all Platinum Edtion figures have been of Aligned characters.


Well, like Omega Supreme and Optimus were cool new repaints of old molds that haven't been used in years, and this looks like something that could just as easily be part of the current Prime line. That's why I say it doesn't seem to fit in.

Two previous releases hardly dictates a trend.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1489941)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 24th, 2013 @ 12:48pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:Two previous releases hardly dictates a trend.


True. But the "Platinum" name and special packaging imply that these are special figures, something for collectors rather than kids. The new repaints of OP and OS, molds that had not been used in years, along with OS's new remolded head and claw, were something special. This doesn't seem as special by comparison. It's just another ho-hum Prime figure.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490007)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 24th, 2013 @ 4:03pm CDT
^ Comes with a bigass hammer? I dunno, that's the only 'special' thing about it. More paint apps, maybe. *shrug*

GuyIncognito wrote:This is clearly the odd-man-out in the Platinum line. If they wanted another use for this mold, there's other things they could have done with it. Why make it part of the "Platinum" line? It just doesn't fit.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Never thought I'd say this, but the Vehicle Mode looks... bad with the cabin sections sticking out.


Reminds me of the Rhino from M.A.S.K. Now THAT would be a cool use of this mold: paint it purplish-red and make a M.A.S.K. Rhino homage out of it. Maybe take a couple Human Alliance human figure molds and repaint them to look like the Rhino drivers.

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Dang, that thig is cool!
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490037)
Posted by Maxman on May 24th, 2013 @ 6:15pm CDT
What puts me of the whole figure and buying it just for the forge. The doopey way he holds it as in the hammers main shaft has a wee bit of to the side. Looks daft
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490059)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 24th, 2013 @ 7:29pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:^ Comes with a bigass hammer? I dunno, that's the only 'special' thing about it. More paint apps, maybe. *shrug*

GuyIncognito wrote:This is clearly the odd-man-out in the Platinum line. If they wanted another use for this mold, there's other things they could have done with it. Why make it part of the "Platinum" line? It just doesn't fit.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Never thought I'd say this, but the Vehicle Mode looks... bad with the cabin sections sticking out.


Reminds me of the Rhino from M.A.S.K. Now THAT would be a cool use of this mold: paint it purplish-red and make a M.A.S.K. Rhino homage out of it. Maybe take a couple Human Alliance human figure molds and repaint them to look like the Rhino drivers.



Dang, that thig is cool!


Yeah, it was awesome! And there was more to it that what you see there. It had some other hidden guns. That big plastic missile fired straight up out of a spring-loaded cannon in the back of the cab. I think the back towing section separated and became a little buggy, too. I remember opening it Christmas morning, I almost crapped myself.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490068)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 24th, 2013 @ 7:38pm CDT
:lol: @ the vehicle's huge "ears"!
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490126)
Posted by zatara1701 on May 25th, 2013 @ 1:11am CDT
I just opened my Voyager Magnus...

Two things I cannot ignore:

1) I REALLY need to paint his Forge.

2) DAMN the Forge with the Voyager is tiny. Of course, watching tonight's Prime episode where Magnus it pounding away with the Forge doesn't help.

If someone just makes a size Accurate Forge for the Voyager that would be nice...maybe make it a two or three pack with the Star Saber (once again, the one with OP Voyager just doesn't say STAR SABER to me) and Megatron's sword??? Third parties, I am talking to you!!

Get to work Third Parties!!! I spend a lot on my collection, but I REFUSE to buy Mr Platinum UM just for the damn hammer.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490204)
Posted by Hotrodimust on May 25th, 2013 @ 2:23pm CDT
Idc how they paint it or what weapons they include this is a horrible mold. They only people that should buy it are the people that must have every hasbro release.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490218)
Posted by craggy on May 25th, 2013 @ 3:41pm CDT
zatara1701 wrote:I just opened my Voyager Magnus...

Two things I cannot ignore:

1) I REALLY need to paint his Forge.

2) DAMN the Forge with the Voyager is tiny. Of course, watching tonight's Prime episode where Magnus it pounding away with the Forge doesn't help.

If someone just makes a size Accurate Forge for the Voyager that would be nice...maybe make it a two or three pack with the Star Saber (once again, the one with OP Voyager just doesn't say STAR SABER to me) and Megatron's sword??? Third parties, I am talking to you!!

Get to work Third Parties!!! I spend a lot on my collection, but I REFUSE to buy Mr Platinum UM just for the damn hammer.

Dr Wu has made the Star Saber, is making Megatron's spikey one, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them tackling the Forge hammer sooner or later.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490220)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 25th, 2013 @ 3:44pm CDT
craggy wrote:is making Megatron's spikey one...


Wait, Dr. Wu is making the Dark Star Saber? :shock:
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490254)
Posted by REMINATOR on May 25th, 2013 @ 7:49pm CDT
When I get him, I'm going to have a hard time whether to display him in loose like the rest of his incarnation or from the box window. I can't wait to have him.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490485)
Posted by robotmel on May 27th, 2013 @ 4:39am CDT
Courtesy of Planet Iacon/STFU via Hobbybase Facebook page...

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Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490486)
Posted by Manterax Prime on May 27th, 2013 @ 4:41am CDT
The more I see this guy, the better he looks than the current BH voyager. I may just get weaponizer OP to go with him. Now, if only a 3rd party can make a BETTER Forge that he can hold w/o the added handles, that will make my day.

REMINATOR wrote:When I get him, I'm going to have a hard time whether to display him in loose like the rest of his incarnation or from the box window. I can't wait to have him.

I'd suggest displaying out of box. You're wasting money if you don't even bother to open it. And if you do put him back in the box, it should be for when/if he goes into storage.

But that's just my opinion.

EDIT: Awesome finds, robotmel!
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490518)
Posted by Mkall on May 27th, 2013 @ 9:08am CDT
The more I look at this guy, the more I want him on my Classics shelf, but I'm still put off by the overall Prime aesthetic.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490531)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 27th, 2013 @ 10:38am CDT
Not feelin it.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490569)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on May 27th, 2013 @ 3:04pm CDT
Thanks to the Hobbybase Facebook page we get some in-hand pictures of Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus. Ultra Magnus comes with the Forge of Solus Prime. We get the front view, back view (which shows how the forge can be stored in robot mode) and vehicle mode. The images have been mirrored below for you.

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Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490574)
Posted by Superwheeljack on May 27th, 2013 @ 3:27pm CDT
That bot mode is awesome. Not so sure about that so called vehicle mode
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490580)
Posted by DeceptiCobra on May 27th, 2013 @ 3:55pm CDT
Dat Hamma! =P~

That's all I want!
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490581)
Posted by Gearslide on May 27th, 2013 @ 3:58pm CDT
That has to be the most reflective plastic I have ever seen. Even an iPhone pales in comparison.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490583)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 27th, 2013 @ 4:19pm CDT
that bot looks awesome. i might have to get it
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490588)
Posted by Lord_Onslaught on May 27th, 2013 @ 5:07pm CDT
Has there been any word about it's US Release?
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490589)
Posted by Xephon0930 on May 27th, 2013 @ 5:17pm CDT
It might be asking for too much but can the Forge be wielded by Voyager figures? A bit of a long shot I know but if that fails, here's to hoping Dr. Wu or some other 3rd party will fix that.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490592)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 27th, 2013 @ 5:24pm CDT
Lord_Onslaught wrote:Has there been any word about it's US Release?


Not that I know of. Asian and maybe Canadian exclusive.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490612)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 27th, 2013 @ 6:28pm CDT
Sure, the vehicle mode is derpy as hell, but the robot mode is awesome enough to compensate.
A shame that it's just some online exclusive. I wouldnt pay more than 40$ for it.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490614)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 27th, 2013 @ 6:30pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Lord_Onslaught wrote:Has there been any word about it's US Release?


Not that I know of. Asian and maybe Canadian exclusive.


If it's a Canadian exclusive, we cn already forget the second biggest province of the country, Québec. I bet it will not have any French on the box, screwing us québécois once again, as usual.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490616)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 27th, 2013 @ 6:31pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Sure, the vehicle mode is derpy as hell, but the robot mode is awesome enough to compensate.
A shame that it's just some online exclusive. I wouldnt pay more than 40$ for it.


I think the vehicle mode looks okay, despite its derpiness in the middle.

Same, I wish that the Platinum series were at least in-store exclusives to, of all places, Toys "R" Us.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490647)
Posted by Superwheeljack on May 27th, 2013 @ 7:33pm CDT
Xephon0930 wrote:It might be asking for too much but can the Forge be wielded by Voyager figures?


No, only someone as epic as Ultra Magnus can.
Really though, I think it would be pretty hard for RID Starscream, or RID/BH Megatrong to hold. I think only BH shockwave, and/or BH Optimus are the only ones that would be able to at least hold it without falling.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490659)
Posted by DEMEXICONZ on May 27th, 2013 @ 8:58pm CDT
Superwheeljack wrote:
Xephon0930 wrote:It might be asking for too much but can the Forge be wielded by Voyager figures?


No, only someone as epic as Ultra Magnus can.
Really though, I think it would be pretty hard for RID Starscream, or RID/BH Megatrong to hold. I think only BH shockwave, and/or BH Optimus are the only ones that would be able to at least hold it without falling.
i think what he meant was BH voyager ultra magnus and im pretty sure he would be able to hold it up but the real question is it worth spending so much for a hammer? Because we all know not even the nice paint job would make up for this ugly mold not to mention the hollow legs that for some reason refuse to show up in any picture....
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490661)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on May 27th, 2013 @ 9:01pm CDT
That robot mode is a beauty and kicking a sweet hammer to boot (though the whole deal with extra handles on the handle confuses me a little)-can't say I'm so fond of the truck mode's ears though...
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490665)
Posted by Xephon0930 on May 27th, 2013 @ 9:16pm CDT
DEMEXICONZ wrote:
Superwheeljack wrote:
Xephon0930 wrote:It might be asking for too much but can the Forge be wielded by Voyager figures?


No, only someone as epic as Ultra Magnus can.
Really though, I think it would be pretty hard for RID Starscream, or RID/BH Megatrong to hold. I think only BH shockwave, and/or BH Optimus are the only ones that would be able to at least hold it without falling.
i think what he meant was BH voyager ultra magnus and im pretty sure he would be able to hold it up but the real question is it worth spending so much for a hammer? Because we all know not even the nice paint job would make up for this ugly mold not to mention the hollow legs that for some reason refuse to show up in any picture....


So I guess that means that I should wait till Doctor Wu can deliver this bad boy of a weapon or any other 3rd party from the looks of it?
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490666)
Posted by REMINATOR on May 27th, 2013 @ 9:19pm CDT
If anyone needs a reason as to why they should get the PE UM, please take a look at this pic:
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Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490668)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 27th, 2013 @ 9:23pm CDT
REMINATOR wrote:If anyone needs a reason as to why they should get the PE UM, please take a look at this pic:
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Sad that the Forge is only properly scaled with Platinum Edition UM. Kinda wish that Hasbro and Takara had upsized the Voyager's: much butthurt could be avoided.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490676)
Posted by DEMEXICONZ on May 27th, 2013 @ 9:37pm CDT
REMINATOR wrote:If anyone needs a reason as to why they should get the PE UM, please take a look at this pic:
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>:oP yeah nice pic but still no it dosent make up for what i mention...im pretty sure some 3rd party will come up with an even better forge thats in scale with BH UM thats in scale with the rest of the Prime line.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490703)
Posted by Bounti76 on May 28th, 2013 @ 12:28am CDT
SWEET robot mode. :APPLAUSE:
Okay truck mode. >:oP
Perfect Forge of Solus Prime :HEADHURTS:
But what the hell's up with those RED hands? They don't have to be cast in the same red plastic that's on the back of his arms (they're not connected), so why not do grey/silver hands? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490705)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 28th, 2013 @ 12:35am CDT
Yeah this just doesn't work for me. Screen accurate or not I totally dig my Arms Micron UM. But can some one explain to me the talk of scale? It looks to scale IMO. I wanna know what's with the red clown hands? :-? :VEHI:
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490726)
Posted by Mykltron on May 28th, 2013 @ 4:33am CDT
I'll stick with the voyager (that is, if I can ever get him) due to scale and having a much less crap vehicle mode.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490880)
Posted by REMINATOR on May 28th, 2013 @ 4:50pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:But what the hell's up with those RED hands? They don't have to be cast in the same red plastic that's on the back of his arms (they're not connected), so why not do grey/silver hands? :BANG_HEAD:

I have no idea what they were thinking as well. Even if they don't want to do the grey/silver show accurate, why not just match the hand in bright white just like his face, thigh, and feet. That would've looked more uniform. But this red is so out of place and random. In the show, I under UM has red too but that's only at the joint level while the rest of hand has the same color as his face, thigh, feet, etc. If they want to go detail, then a portion of his back hand is blue.
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1490941)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 28th, 2013 @ 8:53pm CDT
REMINATOR wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:But what the hell's up with those RED hands? They don't have to be cast in the same red plastic that's on the back of his arms (they're not connected), so why not do grey/silver hands? :BANG_HEAD:

I have no idea what they were thinking as well. Even if they don't want to do the grey/silver show accurate, why not just match the hand in bright white just like his face, thigh, and feet. That would've looked more uniform. But this red is so out of place and random. In the show, I under UM has red too but that's only at the joint level while the rest of hand has the same color as his face, thigh, feet, etc. If they want to go detail, then a portion of his back hand is blue.
His hands are obviously stained with the blood of his enemies. :twisted:
Re: In-Package Images: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus (1491100)
Posted by Manterax Prime on May 29th, 2013 @ 10:53am CDT
Easy explanation for Magnus' red hands and blue handle on the Forge
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