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Transformers News: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer

Monday, December 1st, 2008 11:15PM CST

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New images have surfaced portraying a Masterpiece class sized trailer that could be used for MP-2 Ultra Magnus. The images come courtesy of dalianjj, producer of the MP-1 Convoy Custom Transformable trailer, that was similar to the Justitoys version.

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As you can see from the prototype images, the trailer/ armor set will remain true to its G1 base just as the MP Convoy trailer did. No info has be furnished as far as a potential release date, or quantity that will be available.

Check out the original posting of these, along with what appears to be CG images of the initial armor here.
Credit(s): El Duque
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Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843522)
Posted by Editor on December 2nd, 2008 @ 12:12am CST
Personally, those pictures look like crap.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843533)
Posted by Stormrider on December 2nd, 2008 @ 12:46am CST
Seeing these photos makes me realize that I am not interested in armor upgrade.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843555)
Posted by coolpop on December 2nd, 2008 @ 1:42am CST
I like it a lot. If Dalianjj makes it I will buy for sure.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843567)
Posted by Shadowstream on December 2nd, 2008 @ 2:03am CST
Here we go again...
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843572)
Posted by vectorA3 on December 2nd, 2008 @ 2:16am CST
i like it. Don't know if i'll be able to afford it though. At minimum, i'll put my MP Prime inside the armor. Can wait to see the final version.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843583)
Posted by JaZzTaStIc on December 2nd, 2008 @ 3:21am CST
thats a surprise :O

year of the Magnus or what!!!

i prob won't be gettin it tho as the MP plus trailer will run into hundreds
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843586)
Posted by Savage on December 2nd, 2008 @ 3:26am CST
Aww, crap. See, until just this moment, I was perfectly happy to never own MP Magnus. If this impresses me enough when I see some pictures of a more finalized product, I might have to make some purchases.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843589)
Posted by Ravage XK on December 2nd, 2008 @ 3:33am CST
Its very G1 and that may be the problem. Its a bit basic. Compared to the look of the City Commander upgrade which gives Magnus a beefy tough look, this set looks a bit lanky. Having said that, might look a lot better in the proper colours.

I hope they add more detailing to it.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843596)
Posted by Tigertrack on December 2nd, 2008 @ 4:13am CST
Not something I am looking to own at the moment.

It's cool, but I would hope, if there ever was an official release that they could give it some sort of ankle/foot articulation so we do not have the big flat foot splayed apart, most of it not touching the ground if the legs are not straight up and down, etc.

Still a nice piece of work and engineering.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843599)
Posted by Alpharoh on December 2nd, 2008 @ 4:30am CST
Hmmm, many different feelings about this piece. It's G1 accurate, and I always hoped that someone would bring out a MP trailer set for Magnus so I could have that and MP Prime together, looking 'the business'. But i agree on alot of the points made, it should have some ankle articulation, and the colours should be G1 accurate considering everything else is, and, of course, the price shouldn't be outragous.
In terms of which upgrade set I prefer, i think they have 2 different looks, this one is more humanoid with G1 accuracy, the other that we have is more new and cybertronian looking.

I hope this is released en-masse because I'm 94.9% sure i'd get it. :grin:
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843605)
Posted by GreenLantern of Cybertron on December 2nd, 2008 @ 5:01am CST
Well i will defenatly be watching how this armor progresses.

but in my opinion the armor needs work:
-the plates over the thighs look cheap and unnecessary
-the head looks flat and without personality, they should actually sculpt a face.
-the missiles look odd.
-it looks cheap and breakable.
-he needs more upper arm, feels like the shoulder connects to the elbow.
-doesn't look very solid in places, the chest seems like its made out of plastic sheets glued together

-trailer mode looks fine, its the robot mode that needs work.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843617)
Posted by UltraPrimal on December 2nd, 2008 @ 5:45am CST
I think I'm good with my City Commander. This looks a little shit in comparison.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843655)
Posted by DevastaTTor on December 2nd, 2008 @ 7:58am CST
UltraPrimal wrote:I think I'm good with my City Commander. This looks a little shit in comparison.


Yeah, I agree completely. This would have been OK pre-City Commander. Now it just looks dopey and awkward. That head is especially bad.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843664)
Posted by HighPrime on December 2nd, 2008 @ 8:21am CST
Wow... some of you people are brutally honest. Wondering if those comments would be made to the face of the creator.

Anyway, A+ for effort. I don't think it looks half bad at this stage; mind you, it's a prototype. If this doesn't cost an "arm and a leg" :lol: , I'm in.

Like someone else commented, the only reason I picked up an MP Magnus was in hopes that someone would create armor. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843666)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 2nd, 2008 @ 8:24am CST
I have the same problems with this as I have with his MP Prime trailer. It's just the G1 scaled up.
I would much more prefer if this would be made more up to date, more detail give the figure a bit more hight and having a more modern take on his head, it's just too big of a head.
And giving it it's own hands would make it cooler.
Other then that it looks quite good.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843682)
Posted by Editor on December 2nd, 2008 @ 9:31am CST
Dead Metal wrote:I have the same problems with this as I have with his MP Prime trailer. It's just the G1 scaled up.


Bingo.

And yes HighPrime, I likely would tell the creators what I honestly think. Simply that as an scaled-up version of the original G1 armor, it's not too bad (except the missile pods, those don't look right) But thats the whole point. Just like a YouTube video when you raise it to fullscreen and it pixalates, If you are making a larger unit so you have more mass to work with, Some people (obviously myself included) would expect to see more done with it. To tell them differently would just be padding their ego, when I would perfer to give them an honest opinion to work with.

Looking at what FansProject has done with the City Commander upgrade for Classics Magnus and their take on "Masterpiece Roller" The bar has been raised on what Fans can expect from 3rd parties, and sadly this just doesn't cut it for me. If I had the Masterpiece Magnus, I would rather wait for something better that wouldn't look outclassed by the badass Classics UM/CC already in my collection.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843712)
Posted by Mykltron on December 2nd, 2008 @ 10:26am CST
Look only slightly more poseable than G1 Magnus. BIG pass.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843716)
Posted by Nujevad on December 2nd, 2008 @ 10:31am CST
Dead Metal wrote:I have the same problems with this as I have with his MP Prime trailer. It's just the G1 scaled up.
Are we looking at the same trailer here? it transforms in a totally different way than the G1 version.

True, it needs a lot of work to be on the level of the City Commander set, but it's still too early to tell if it's worth it or not.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843721)
Posted by First-Aid on December 2nd, 2008 @ 10:53am CST
Nice idea...but it looks kinda weird...especially the shoulders. The lack of ROM on the shoulders is just a turn off. Also, if you look at the leg armor, it's just kind of a "wraparound"...

...I'll pass. Props on the idea though for sure.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843725)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 2nd, 2008 @ 11:06am CST
Nujevad wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:I have the same problems with this as I have with his MP Prime trailer. It's just the G1 scaled up.
Are we looking at the same trailer here? it transforms in a totally different way than the G1 version.

True, it needs a lot of work to be on the level of the City Commander set, but it's still too early to tell if it's worth it or not.

G1 scaled up as in It looks just like the original G1 toy wit aded articulation.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843731)
Posted by dr_n00b on December 2nd, 2008 @ 11:16am CST
I think its bloody incredible that they did a G1 identical trailer that turns into robot armor. sure - head, plastic materials, colors - all need work, but it still is only a bloody prototype.
UMCC looked awesome in robot mode, but from certain angles in trailer mode the figure looked like shit - ie from the back and from above. the transformation left you with a HUGE piece of kibble they turned into a so called ridiculous "BFG" the figure couldnt even hold without flopping. UMCC is still an awesome toy I gladly paid my 90$ for, but it is FAR from perfect, especially in trailer mode.

the trailer for mp-02, however, looks to be a much more efficient transformer, and a much more G1 accurate one.
I will gladly pay 200$ for a set of this and the original Takara figure, if it will be mass produced, but probably not a dollar more. luckily for my wife, I don't even have 200 cents :P
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843741)
Posted by Hard Hacker on December 2nd, 2008 @ 11:25am CST
Looks good. Shame I don't have MP Ultra Magnus.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843754)
Posted by dragons on December 2nd, 2008 @ 11:40am CST
looks exactly like the marksproject version but the my only 2 questions are the price and is this version going to have same teh features as the markprojects one.

not trying to be picky markprojects has place for the matrix will this version have as well ill wait & see ill get it if its cheaper than marksproject version im going to be dissapointed if it limited edition whos making this?
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843799)
Posted by rpetras on December 2nd, 2008 @ 1:27pm CST
Problem:
Hard Hacker wrote:Looks good. Shame I don't have MP Ultra Magnus.


Solution: MP Ultra Magnus in stock @ BBTS
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... bts/14618/

I like this set, and i like that it is different from the City Commander set and that it is very close to the G1 version of magnus.

The City Commander set is meant for the Classics line, and that has always been a revision of the original characters.

The MP line on the other hand is supposed to be a scaled up, show accurate, articulated version of the G1 characters.

I would also like to see some more detail here, but this is a prototype after all. I also just got an email from BBTS stating that the UM I ordered is in. :-)
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843872)
Posted by Rijie on December 2nd, 2008 @ 3:03pm CST
This obviously is not the final product. And MPs are supposed to be as G1 accurate as possible. Just look at Grimlock's anatomically-incorrect Dino mode.

That aside...it's got potential. I'd be interested in one if Takara never plans on a "Perfect" Ultra Magnus. The trailer mode looks great, it should fit Alternators/Binaltech, just like G1 Magnus could store G1 cars.

We'll see more pics eventually.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843888)
Posted by UltraMagnus2005 on December 2nd, 2008 @ 3:31pm CST
Now if Hasbro just picks up on this and mass produces these, we may be able to find some that are very affordable, like the Starscream MP that was released as a WalMart exclusive,that was a perfect example of giving back to the fandom.

- UltraMagnus2005
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843928)
Posted by DMSL on December 2nd, 2008 @ 4:33pm CST
Looks ok but not great. The head is a bit oversized and not very detailed.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843957)
Posted by vectorA3 on December 2nd, 2008 @ 5:17pm CST
UltraMagnus2005 wrote:Now if Hasbro just picks up on this and mass produces these, we may be able to find some that are very affordable, like the Starscream MP that was released as a WalMart exclusive,that was a perfect example of giving back to the fandom.

- UltraMagnus2005



it'd be great if H did this, but they'd have to release a US version of MP UM as well and what are the chances of that? They haven't released a US version of MP Prime's trailer either

never had a G1 UM, so if i got the MP and trailer I'd be very happy. but i'm light years away from that in finances right now
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (843983)
Posted by El Duque on December 2nd, 2008 @ 5:30pm CST
Now is this the same guy who made his own version of the MP Optimus Prime transforming trailer prior to the release of the MP-05 and sold them on Ebay under the name Skylynx_78 or something like that?

I'm really digging this so far, I mean these are just prototype pics. The final poduct may be a lot different, but they are definitely off to a good start. I like the fact that it looks so much like a sized up G1 Magnus. As much as I love my City Commander, there are aspects of this that I like better. The alt mode for example. CC is okay, but it can't swivel at the cab and really reminds me of a garbage truck when attached to Magnus. This version can probably haul at least some of the alternator molds. If this ever actually gets produced and is halfway affordable I'll get it.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (844040)
Posted by Mirage22 on December 2nd, 2008 @ 6:36pm CST
To tell you the truth, after the City Commander set, I saw this coming.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (844057)
Posted by vectorA3 on December 2nd, 2008 @ 6:55pm CST
but we couldn't see you :P
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (844079)
Posted by El Duque on December 2nd, 2008 @ 7:30pm CST
Mirage22 wrote:To tell you the truth, after the City Commander set, I saw this coming.


That was my thought as well, and the only reason I pre-ordered the reissue MP Magnus. I have no reason to own an albino Prime, but after CC I was hopeful someone would do this. I was hoping it would be FansProject.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (844083)
Posted by g2grimmy64 on December 2nd, 2008 @ 7:36pm CST
I can dig it. My only problems are that the face needs work, the rockets could stand to be scaled down a bit, and lack of ankle articulation. Aside from all that, it looks like I finally have a reason to get MP Magnus!

On the comment earlier about him needing his own hands, I think those red pieces by the launchers in the front view pic are coverings that go over the MP hands.

Considering that this is a prototype, this set is showing some real promise, imho, and the final product should look a lot better.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (844228)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 3rd, 2008 @ 1:47am CST
"Only a prototype" only goes so far with me. I tend to doubt the final version will look too different.

You know, the photography just might be making this look worse than it is. The first robot mode picture isn't really stellar; most of the figure is obscured.

Those shoulders tho ... I was pretty dissappointed that MP Megatron lacked the ability to move his arm outwards. Dunno quite how they'd solve it with Magnus here tho.

The one thing they should have taken from City Commander were those ankles. If this had ankles it's be so much more impressive and definately worthy of the "masterpeice" title. Ankles and maybe some bulk on those arms. Compared tot he feet they are too skinny to me.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (844995)
Posted by ThunderThruster on December 4th, 2008 @ 9:24am CST
Dead Metal wrote:I have the same problems with this as I have with his MP Prime trailer. It's just the G1 scaled up.
I would much more prefer if this would be made more up to date, more detail give the figure a bit more hight and having a more modern take on his head, it's just too big of a head.
And giving it it's own hands would make it cooler.
Other then that it looks quite good.


agreed!
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (846413)
Posted by Deathsanras on December 6th, 2008 @ 12:02pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:I have the same problems with this as I have with his MP Prime trailer. It's just the G1 scaled up.


It can't be just the G1 version scaled up, since Prime/Magnus isn't just scaled up.

The trailer could get away with being scaled up, since it doesn't directly interact with anything but the hitch in Prime's legs. But this needs 10 times the engineering; take, for example, independent legs. Arms that are actually articulated. I think people are underestimating what something like this takes to produce, particularly considering it appears to not be a pieceformer like City Commander. Being that articulated and not cheating by breaking up into hundreds of little pieces ain't no small feat.

Frankly, I think this is quite a bit more impressive than City Commander (who looks like he's simultaneously about to fall over backwards and forwards). But, hey, the more naysayers, the easier it will be to get my hands on one.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (846417)
Posted by Chaoslock on December 6th, 2008 @ 12:13pm CST
Cool, but not cooler than any kitbash, definitely not worth mass-producing, while the trailer looks so-so, the rockets and the oversized head ruin it. If somebody wants to make a Masterpiece Ultra Magnus, just leave the Albino Prime out of it, and start by scaling up a Titanium Magnus, or use the scales of that figure.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (846578)
Posted by ThunderThruster on December 6th, 2008 @ 6:31pm CST
Deathsanras wrote:I think people are underestimating what something like this takes to produce, particularly considering it appears to not be a pieceformer like City Commander. Being that articulated and not cheating by breaking up into hundreds of little pieces ain't no small feat.

but this is a piece-former, the thigh armour are 2 seperate pieces, the upper part of the top detaches and goes on his back, the fists come right off!
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (1132050)
Posted by MacrossA on October 5th, 2010 @ 10:41pm CDT
I may be just a little late here, but, why was this never released? I'm tired of naked Ultra Magnus and have been waiting for an MP Ultra Magnus Armor for a while. I'l even buy the prototype so I can repaint it! :BOT: :KREMZEEK: :CON:
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (1132054)
Posted by Mkall on October 5th, 2010 @ 11:07pm CDT
MacrossA wrote:I may be just a little late here, but, why was this never released? I'm tired of naked Ultra Magnus and have been waiting for an MP Ultra Magnus Armor for a while. I'l even buy the prototype so I can repaint it! :BOT: :KREMZEEK: :CON:

Welcome to the site!

This wasn't released because (IIRC) when the final coloured set was ready, it made Magnus look fat and dis-proportioned. It was not what was being shown in the prototype stage at aoll.
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (1132058)
Posted by MacrossA on October 5th, 2010 @ 11:49pm CDT
Are there any pictures or any attempts to release any MP Magnus Armor?
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (1132116)
Posted by Stockade on October 6th, 2010 @ 4:44am CDT
The pics kinda kill the whole idea of the upgrade i think...
Re: Pics of Prototype MP Ultra Magnus Trailer (1132172)
Posted by Mkall on October 6th, 2010 @ 8:18am CDT
MacrossA wrote:Are there any pictures or any attempts to release any MP Magnus Armor?

Apparently the kit was released in China/Hong Kong, but there have been no attempts to get it elsewhere. I haven't hear of any other plans to upgrade Ultra Magnus. Sorry.
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