Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image?

Transformers News: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 8:30AM CDT

Categories: People News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque   Views: 93,447

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Takara designer Hasui Shogo has posted an interesting image to his twitter account of what appears to be MP-10 Convoy Version 2.0 wearing carved up G1 Ultra Magnus trailer/armor. A very early concept of things to come? Keep in mind this isn't confirmation that MP Ultra Magnus Version 2.0 is coming, just something to be filed away as "interesting". Take a look at the image below.

Image
Credit(s): Hasui Shogo twitter
Search Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Most Popular Transformers News

Most Recent Transformers News

Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292204)
Posted by Primeultimus on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:04am CDT
Weird

Maybe Takara is rebooting the Masterpiece series.

Seems to make sense!
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292205)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:05am CDT
I know that this isn't really about the main subject but, look at Prime's head, it's hilarious! :lol:
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292207)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:10am CDT
Magnus looks awesome!

Hope he does get made, I definitely want one, however considering the price of MP-10 Convoy, Magnus would surely have to be in the same price bracket, which means unless a miracle happens and I win the lottery, unfortunately Magnus would be well out of my price range.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292215)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:27am CDT
Lol, "interesting" is right. With a couple of tweaks I could see this being a good Masterpiece Magnus.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292217)
Posted by slugfest200x on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:28am CDT
im definitely not interested in the prime figure, but if they make an ultra magnus ill be all about it, just look at how much the fansproject set goes for. maybe hastak is finally taking notice of some of the 3rd party stuff and givin the public stuff they really want. i was wondering why they would release a new optimus masterpiece, and i couldnt get why he was so small. it makes perfect sense for the mold to be made for ultra magnus, but of course takara is gunna release a prime first. man i hope this is some kind of concept image.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292218)
Posted by Skycharger on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:29am CDT
HASBRO I WANT THIS in AMERICA! I will only pay 79.99 for it maybe 89.99 if you ask nicely HASBRO. per figure GARRRRrrrrrrrr
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292219)
Posted by Cybershark on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:32am CDT
This is just a lousy joke seriously. Takara/Hasbro is RAPING its customers now with Masterpiece toys that are 250% marked up from just a few years ago, and we are getting less product!!!

Why anyone would pay out $250 for this new smaller Prime is insane, its just throwing money away especially with all of the versions of Prime out there now... Its like they are copying the Bootleggers now with this smaller size Prime.

Not to mention all they had to do was make an Ultra Magnus trailer for the original MP OP. WHICH I WOULD BUY!! Im sorry but, When they started charging $150 for Grimlock I was concerned. Then REALLY gouged us with the $200 MP Rodimus.(which I might add is now at $225 for the purple version). I will not and wont buy ANY MP items unless they can get them below $150.(which is tsill $50 too high) Guess that will mean zero for me until someone sells one on Ebay. Got a Sleep Mode Prime MIB on Ebay for $125, lol.

Just my rant on the MP series.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292220)
Posted by Cybershark on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:33am CDT
Skycharger wrote:HASBRO I WANT THIS in AMERICA! I will only pay 79.99 for it maybe 89.99 if you ask nicely HASBRO. per figure GARRRRrrrrrrrr



EXACTLY

The MP series price is a fricken JOKE!!
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292232)
Posted by Skycharger on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:54am CDT
I could care less about the hieght differences, I have the first hasbro prime... Always felt incomplete and freakishly big for a toy anyway. So hopefully they will do another megatron in cybertronian form(which could be retooled as a shockwave too possibly??) or something so we can get that over here in america too.

I will give my masterpiece to my new nephew once I replace my old coke prime with this new coke prime hehe. The last toys I bought from japan were rumble/frenzy and ML soundwave... and soundwave doesnt work... :(
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292239)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on September 22nd, 2011 @ 10:11am CDT
Wouldnt mind seeing something simple like that used as a smaller clip on upgrade kit for classics Ultra Magnus could be a good cheaper alternative to commander.

Done right it could be decent ,i would buy one.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292241)
Posted by slugfest200x on September 22nd, 2011 @ 10:13am CDT
Skycharger wrote: The last toys I bought from japan were rumble/frenzy and ML soundwave... and soundwave doesnt work... :(


i have the same problem with my music label soundwave i had it for awhile but it just sat on my shelf, i finally got a mini sd card for it and used it for all of ten minutes when the spring mechanism inside of him that holds the sd card down broke inside, so the card wouldn't stay down. i had to removed the spring inside of him and fiddle with the card to get it to work, then the audio input jack broke off inside of him about a week later. LAME
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292252)
Posted by triKlops on September 22nd, 2011 @ 10:33am CDT
would like this but am guessing the price will keep it out of reach
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292258)
Posted by whacko on September 22nd, 2011 @ 10:37am CDT
If they make a MP Ultra Magnus with Trailer I will be all over that. I didn't mind picking up the original MP Prime, but I just couldn't justify paying for the original MP Ultra Magnus, since there is nothing Ultra about him without his armor.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292265)
Posted by RodimalToyota on September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:05am CDT
Gah, I hated the G1 trailer for Magnus, call me UN-inspired unless they can make a decent car carrier trailer for once. I don't care how "G1" it is, that trailer was stupid and was illogical. At least Prime's appearance is of a ordinary box truck. Mangus looks like is trailer is a flatbed with a concert set up attached, instead of a car carrier.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292269)
Posted by Marcdachamp on September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:07am CDT
You know, a masterpiece Ultra Magnus would probably be a good way to release this mold, here.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292280)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:18am CDT
I'm not feelin' it, but if it turns out true and cool enough, I may save my money for it.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292289)
Posted by Bouncy X on September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:33am CDT
why not just make an actual ultra magnus?

i get that the original toy used that white "prime clone" but that was then. there's no excuse to do that sorta stuff still. i bet if they put actual effort, they could make a true magnus figure that transforms and all.

he's supposed to be his own character, not prime with armor you know?
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292291)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:36am CDT
Bouncy X wrote:why not just make an actual ultra magnus?

i get that the original toy used that white "prime clone" but that was then. there's no excuse to do that sorta stuff still. i bet if they put actual effort, they could make a true magnus figure that transforms and all.

he's supposed to be his own character, not prime with armor you know?


Shh, don't tell Don Fig, and Pat Lee...

Purely by cost, if they can use the already designed Prime mold, and just have to sculpt the trailer to work with it, saves time and money.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292297)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:47am CDT
Not feeling it.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292309)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:03pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Bouncy X wrote:why not just make an actual ultra magnus?

i get that the original toy used that white "prime clone" but that was then. there's no excuse to do that sorta stuff still. i bet if they put actual effort, they could make a true magnus figure that transforms and all.

he's supposed to be his own character, not prime with armor you know?


Shh, don't tell Don Fig, and Pat Lee...


To be fair, Don is well aware of this. He helped design all of the 6 inch Titanium figures for Hasbro (though they simplified many of them), one of which was a 6 inch Ultra Magnus where the cab did NOT turn into a white prime.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292311)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:08pm CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Bouncy X wrote:why not just make an actual ultra magnus?

i get that the original toy used that white "prime clone" but that was then. there's no excuse to do that sorta stuff still. i bet if they put actual effort, they could make a true magnus figure that transforms and all.

he's supposed to be his own character, not prime with armor you know?


Shh, don't tell Don Fig, and Pat Lee...


To be fair, Don is well aware of this. He helped design all of the 6 inch Titanium figures for Hasbro (though they simplified many of them), one of which was a 6 inch Ultra Magnus where the cab did NOT turn into a white prime.


I know, I know, I was kidding.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292317)
Posted by Blackstreak on September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:19pm CDT
Well, at least it's not ANOTHER Optimus Prime.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292328)
Posted by Dai_Ceefax on September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:39pm CDT
What surprises me is how many people are assuming that an MP Magnus w/ trailer would cost the same as MP-10.

If they'll charge $250 dollars for a figure with what's essentially a hinged plastic box on wheels - they'll definitely charge more for one with a trailer that has roughly the same amount of parts/engineering as th main figure!
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292371)
Posted by rpetras on September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:52pm CDT
I want to buy into this nuevo MP scale, but they have really priced themselves prohibitively high.

I get that we are not the target market, so we get additional import fees, but the new smaller size scale should place the price much closer to that of MP-04.

If they DO come out with an improved Megatron and an Ultra Magnus with armor, it will be hard to say no, but still this price will make it very tough for a lot of collectors.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292455)
Posted by michael alex kawa on September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:55pm CDT
If this does come about it will be what i been waiting for :grin: .I hated MP02 Ultra Magnus :BOT: ,i always thought at least TAKARA/TOMY could of at least give him a NEW rifle that looked like his 1986 figures ,since he never came with Prime's :BOT: Ion Blaster . :grin: :grin: . Well like i said i hope this happens ,not 3rd party but from TOMY. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292460)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on September 22nd, 2011 @ 5:02pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Takara designer Shogo Hasui has posted an interesting image to his twitter account of what appears to be MP-10 Convoy Version 2.0 wearing carved up G1 Ultra Magnus trailer/armor. An very early concept of things to come? Keep in mind this isn't confirmation that MP Ultra Magnus Version 2.0 is coming, just something to be filed away as "interesting". Take a look at the image below.

Image


Whatever is in the Magnus armor isn't the new MP Prime. Look at the thighs, it appears to be a movie Prime.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292469)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on September 22nd, 2011 @ 5:21pm CDT
FellintoOblivion wrote:
El Duque wrote:Takara designer Shogo Hasui has posted an interesting image to his twitter account of what appears to be MP-10 Convoy Version 2.0 wearing carved up G1 Ultra Magnus trailer/armor. An very early concept of things to come? Keep in mind this isn't confirmation that MP Ultra Magnus Version 2.0 is coming, just something to be filed away as "interesting". Take a look at the image below.

Image


Whatever is in the Magnus armor isn't the new MP Prime. Look at the thighs, it appears to be a movie Prime.


No it still is MP-10, but with the waist turned.

Image

You should look at Convoy's backside more! ;)
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292527)
Posted by prowl123 on September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:01pm CDT
That must be distortion on the pic, because if not, we've got some serious problems here.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292560)
Posted by Stormrider on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:04pm CDT
The G1 Ultra Magnus toy looked like crap and so does this.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292561)
Posted by REMINATOR on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:07pm CDT
It shall be mine!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292582)
Posted by joevill on September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:54pm CDT
:APPLAUSE: :KREMZEEK: :D
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292622)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:33pm CDT
I'm interested. I really hope it doesn't end up costing $300...
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292625)
Posted by dinogeist on September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:38pm CDT
I like this & i'll be buying this as soon as it gets released.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292769)
Posted by Gurgintius Maximus on September 23rd, 2011 @ 10:19am CDT
Whats with the wax look to this guys in this pic? What am I missing? :???:
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292774)
Posted by El Duque on September 23rd, 2011 @ 10:32am CDT
GiveMeSkyfire wrote:Whats with the wax look to this guys in this pic? What am I missing? :???:


It's been ran thru some filters to give it that "teaser" look.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292777)
Posted by Gurgintius Maximus on September 23rd, 2011 @ 10:36am CDT
Thank you :D Good work with the site BTW
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292783)
Posted by El Duque on September 23rd, 2011 @ 10:47am CDT
GiveMeSkyfire wrote:Thank you :D Good work with the site BTW


Thanks!

According to a twitter session Takara conducted the concept work for Ultra Magnus is done, they are just waiting to see if fans are on board.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1292785)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 23rd, 2011 @ 10:48am CDT
El Duque wrote:
GiveMeSkyfire wrote:Thank you :D Good work with the site BTW


Thanks!

According to a twitter session Takara conducted the concept work for Ultra Magnus is done, they are just waiting to see if fans are on board.


The MP version looks like it takes more than a few cues from the CIty Commander set.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1293027)
Posted by funklizard on September 24th, 2011 @ 1:40am CDT
Skycharger wrote:The last toys I bought from japan were rumble/frenzy and ML soundwave... and soundwave doesnt work... :(

That just makes him more G1 accurate.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1293056)
Posted by Mykltron on September 24th, 2011 @ 4:59am CDT
They'd better give him better shoulder articulation than that picture suggests...
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1293062)
Posted by Dead Metal on September 24th, 2011 @ 5:27am CDT
Mykltron wrote:They'd better give him better shoulder articulation than that picture suggests...

This pic is just a mock up using parts taken from the G1 toy, simply to get a general idea of what they have in mind. so I do believe the final version will have better articulation.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1293063)
Posted by Burn on September 24th, 2011 @ 5:43am CDT
Yeah, please. I won't feel bad about not being able to afford MP-10 and can definitely save for MP Magnus, plus I get the Convoy mold too!

Two birds, one stone.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1293612)
Posted by dinogeist on September 25th, 2011 @ 7:49pm CDT
Burn wrote:Yeah, please. I won't feel bad about not being able to afford MP-10 and can definitely save for MP Magnus, plus I get the Convoy mold too!

Two birds, one stone.


I also don't care which color I get this mold in. If the white truck cab/bot comes with the trailer/armor,then this will be the version I get.

When I was a kid & owned a 1986 Ultra magnus truck cab/bot. I use to pretend that the white truck cab/bot was the heat plague shielded silver/white Return of optimus Prime colored version.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1293615)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 25th, 2011 @ 7:57pm CDT
I realize they are pretty much just pitching a concept here, but it will need a lot of work for me to drop the money on this.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1356703)
Posted by theratedrtransformer on March 9th, 2012 @ 11:48pm CST
Cybershark wrote:
Skycharger wrote:HASBRO I WANT THIS in AMERICA! I will only pay 79.99 for it maybe 89.99 if you ask nicely HASBRO. per figure GARRRRrrrrrrrr



EXACTLY

The MP series price is a fricken JOKE!!

a friken joke why becuse their accurante and almost al diecast so its a joke right?
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1356774)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on March 10th, 2012 @ 7:53am CST
theratedrtransformer wrote:
Cybershark wrote:
Skycharger wrote:HASBRO I WANT THIS in AMERICA! I will only pay 79.99 for it maybe 89.99 if you ask nicely HASBRO. per figure GARRRRrrrrrrrr



EXACTLY

The MP series price is a fricken JOKE!!

a friken joke why becuse their accurante and almost al diecast so its a joke right?


Your sentence is a friken joke...
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1356948)
Posted by Anonymous. on March 10th, 2012 @ 6:36pm CST
Lulz thread necromancy.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1522466)
Posted by Seibertron on October 8th, 2013 @ 12:28am CDT
Thought this might be a good topic to bring back from the dead, now that Masterpiece Ultra Magnus has been announced.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1522582)
Posted by Valandar on October 8th, 2013 @ 3:24pm CDT
Honestly, if this IS what the MP UM ends up looking like, I'll STILL be torn between using him and using FP City Commander as "Ultra Magnus" on my shelf.
Re: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus Concept Image? (1522631)
Posted by Stormrider on October 8th, 2013 @ 6:40pm CDT
I am curious how they will pull this off if the MP10 Convoy is the basis for the cab without the figure having gangly arms and trunks for legs like his G1 counterpart.

Click here to view an additional 1 comments about this topic at the Energon Pub Forums ...

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #105 - Megatronus
Twincast / Podcast #105:
"Megatronus"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014