New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

Monday, July 7th, 2014 6:03AM CDT

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It was 2006 and we had just witnessed the end of Transformers Cybertron, the final piece of the long running Unicron Trilogy, and we were waiting for Michael Bay's first Transformers movie. We were all excited because we didn't know what the future held, but we were just bursting at the seams. Shortly after the shock and awe of the mention of the upcoming film, we all wondered "Wait, what filler line will take over in Cybertron's place?"

We lovingly call that "filler" line Transformers Classics.

Little did we know, it started a sweeping movement, a rebirth of what had come before. Before we could look to the future, Hasbro went back to the past and brought us these really nice updates of some of our favorite characters/figures. One of those updated characters was Optimus Prime, of course. Who knew eight years later that the Optimus mold would have so many uses? (10 as of right now!)

Which brings us to our newest galleries: Henkei Convoy Clear Version (AKA Crystal Convoy, the former is the official moniker, while the latter came from the fans. I think Crystal fits better) and United Ultra Magnus!

Click any of the images below to be taken to the full galleries:

Transformers United Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus


Transformers Henkei Convoy Clear Version (Crystal Convoy)

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus

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Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588422)
Posted by Deadput on July 7th, 2014 @ 6:16am CDT
There are not enough repaints of this mold we need 50 more!!!
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588438)
Posted by megatronus on July 7th, 2014 @ 7:51am CDT
I hope Cloud Prime goes on sale sometime soon. Would love to pick that version of regular red & blue OP up.
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588445)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 7th, 2014 @ 8:39am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:There are not enough repaints of this mold we need 50 more!!!
With the toy-accurate Evolution 2-Pack version coming soon, that's one down, 49 more to go. 8-}
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588476)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 7th, 2014 @ 12:15pm CDT
Your average truck stop.

Hopefully, this mold doesn't get as annoying as the Classics Starscream.
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588477)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 7th, 2014 @ 12:17pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Hopefully, this mold doesn't get as annoying as the Classics Starscream.


There's no such thing as "too many Seekers". :michaelbay:
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588488)
Posted by megatronus on July 7th, 2014 @ 12:38pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Hopefully, this mold doesn't get as annoying as the Classics Starscream.


There's no such thing as "too many Seekers". :michaelbay:

I have 10 Seekers. I really think it's enough...

For the Classics mold, that is! Bring on more Seekers! :KREMZEEK:
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588489)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 7th, 2014 @ 12:38pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Hopefully, this mold doesn't get as annoying as the Classics Starscream.


There's no such thing as "too many Seekers". :michaelbay:

That is very true, I love the seeker mold, and there should be enough for an army :twisted:

Plus with the fact that there is so many prime mold usages, I can get a hold of one :)
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588490)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 7th, 2014 @ 12:39pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Your average truck stop.

Hopefully, this mold doesn't get as annoying as the Classics Starscream.
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588491)
Posted by shajaki on July 7th, 2014 @ 12:43pm CDT
dems alot of convoys.

united magnus is bittersweet though. im assuming most people would be buying it for the city commander, but those white legs and silver thighs kinda ruin it. which sucks because hes much nicer than classics UM. s'ok with me though since i have both.
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588494)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 7th, 2014 @ 12:52pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:There's no such thing as "too many Seekers". :michaelbay:

Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588496)
Posted by megatronus on July 7th, 2014 @ 1:09pm CDT
shajaki wrote:dems alot of convoys.

united magnus is bittersweet though. im assuming most people would be buying it for the city commander, but those white legs and silver thighs kinda ruin it. which sucks because hes much nicer than classics UM. s'ok with me though since i have both.

I never had City Commander, and at this point, I wouldn't buy it. The set's somewhat outdated. I have United Magnus for the sole purpose of being White Magnus, and to serve as a nice counterpoint to United Black Optimus.

I'm surprised no one has come up with Nova/Nemesis winged backpacks for either of those guys.
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588503)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 7th, 2014 @ 2:08pm CDT
Only have 4 of these myself, would have been 5 if I didn't sell my Classics when I got the Henkei.
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588536)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on July 7th, 2014 @ 7:10pm CDT
I really love this mold. I'm very much looking forward to the Evolution 2-Pack coming soon. Needs me a Classics O.P.
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588539)
Posted by durroth on July 7th, 2014 @ 7:27pm CDT
We've got a little ol' cooooonvoy rockin through the night...
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588643)
Posted by SJ21 on July 8th, 2014 @ 6:47am CDT
I love this mold. It's one of my favorites to display and play with. I will be picking up the AOE two pack of Prime when it comes out.
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588779)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 8th, 2014 @ 2:55pm CDT
The newest update to our ever expanding galleries takes the form of a couple Beast Wars favorites from Takara Tomy. You can see them here compared to their Hasbro counterparts.

TG-30 Waspinator is a Deluxe Class figure that features a darker metallic green than his Hasbro counterpart. That dark metallic green is highlighted by a metallic gold as opposed to Hasbro's yellow.

TG-31 Rinox is a Voyager Class figure that has a bronze colored hide when compared to the Hasbro figure.

Click on any of the images below to view the complete gallery.

Transformers Generations Rhinox










Transformers Generations Waspinator







Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588782)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2014 @ 3:05pm CDT
Glad I got Takara's Rhinox over Hasbro's in-accurate gray sand version, shininess be darned.

But I got both Hasbro and Takara Waspinators with the intent of Frankensteining them into the perfect Waspinator.
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588785)
Posted by shajaki on July 8th, 2014 @ 3:11pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Glad I got Takara's Rhinox over Hasbro's in-accurate gray sand version, shininess be darned.

But I got both Hasbro and Takara Waspinators with the intent of Frankensteining them into the perfect Waspinator.
i still plan on getting both. are there pics somewhere of someone else piecing together a waspinator already? id like to see that. damn shame takara dropped the ball on these guys though. wonder what they were thinking? i reaaally hope someone does a predacon rhinox, exclusive or otherwise.

nice galleries as always ;)
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588791)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 8th, 2014 @ 3:23pm CDT
I feel like I need something in between both versions. Hasbro's Rhinox is too light but Takara's is weirdly shiny; Hasbro's Waspinator has too many greens while Takara's has too few...


Incidentally, is Waspy getting a re-release here? I never saw him in stores, and I dimly recall there being mention of a restock, but I dunno if that was just for Skids or something.
Re: New Galleries: Henkei Crystal Convoy and United Ultra Magnus (1588802)
Posted by xyl360 on July 8th, 2014 @ 4:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:But I got both Hasbro and Takara Waspinators with the intent of Frankensteining them into the perfect Waspinator.

That's exactly what I did. I used the center bits from the Hasbro version and combined them with the Takara version. I then applied some yellow and black paint to it in the appropriate places to replace the gold and give him the extra details/finishing touches such as the black bit in his diamond crest thingy on his head. I also went over his robot head's eyes with a clear metallic blue to give it a more show-accurate color/appearance. I also added in the black stripes on his robot mode head's antennae. He's pretty much spot on perfect now.

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