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Transformers News: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 3:08PM CDT

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The official Transformers facebook page has shared a piece of promo art for TFCC upcoming subscription service figure Ultra Mammoth, an Ultra Magnus redeco of Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy. Click here for more information on TFSS, the deadline to sign up is September 10th.

Already got your hands on all the great Transformers toys at your local store? Maybe the Transformers Collectors Club is for you! Sign up to buy exclusive figures you can't get anywhere else. Check out this exclusive preview of the bio art for Ultra Mammoth, part of the all-new Transformers Figure Subscription Service, available only at www.transformersclub.com!


TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art
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Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415016)
Posted by RhA on August 30th, 2012 @ 3:13pm CDT
His facemask looks... Off.
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415022)
Posted by funeralthirst7 on August 30th, 2012 @ 3:22pm CDT
That is some nice looking artwork. Ultra Mammoth remains the only figure in the bunch that I am interested in.
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415070)
Posted by RAcast on August 30th, 2012 @ 5:40pm CDT
The ultimate fusion of Magnus and a beast mode! All hail Ultra Mammoth!
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415088)
Posted by griftimus prime on August 30th, 2012 @ 6:15pm CDT
another ugly mess of a repaint from the collectors club
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415105)
Posted by xyl360 on August 30th, 2012 @ 7:23pm CDT
funeralthirst7 wrote:That is some nice looking artwork. Ultra Mammoth remains the only figure in the bunch that I am interested in.

He's not the only one I'm interested in, but he is by FAR the one I'm looking forward to the most :D!
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415107)
Posted by Seibertron on August 30th, 2012 @ 7:26pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:
funeralthirst7 wrote:That is some nice looking artwork. Ultra Mammoth remains the only figure in the bunch that I am interested in.

He's not the only one I'm interested in, but he is by FAR the one I'm looking forward to the most :D!


Same here ... I think this was a great idea. I also love the fact that they pulled out a once-Japanese exclusive mold that's about 13 years old for one of these exclusives. Makes you wonder what else they might be able to get their hands on for these exclusives.
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415110)
Posted by xyl360 on August 30th, 2012 @ 7:31pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
funeralthirst7 wrote:That is some nice looking artwork. Ultra Mammoth remains the only figure in the bunch that I am interested in.

He's not the only one I'm interested in, but he is by FAR the one I'm looking forward to the most :D!


Same here ... I think this was a great idea. I also love the fact that they pulled out a once-Japanese exclusive mold that's about 13 years old for one of these exclusives. Makes you wonder what else they might be able to get their hands on for these exclusives.

Yep, I've been thinking the same. Maybe doing Beast Wars Chinese Zodiac figure sets isn't so improbable at some point after all ;).

It's one of my fav molds and I have every retail version (US and Japanese) including the black Japanese TrU exclusive version. The only ones I lack are the Lucky Draws, which I do not collect (waaaaay too expensive/hard to find).
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415117)
Posted by Savage on August 30th, 2012 @ 7:58pm CDT
I have the original Big Convoy release of this mold, and absolutely love it. Sure, it's one of the more kibble-heavy molds I own, but it has a ton of molded detail that I have always felt made up for the mammoth kibble. This artwork really makes the color scheme pop and totally sells this as a BW style Ultra Magnus. Definitely looking forward to this guy, which leaves Circuit as the only Subscription figure that I have ZERO interest in.
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415131)
Posted by xyl360 on August 30th, 2012 @ 8:34pm CDT
Savage wrote:I have the original Big Convoy release of this mold, and absolutely love it. Sure, it's one of the more kibble-heavy molds I own, but it has a ton of molded detail that I have always felt made up for the mammoth kibble. This artwork really makes the color scheme pop and totally sells this as a BW style Ultra Magnus. Definitely looking forward to this guy, which leaves Circuit as the only Subscription figure that I have ZERO interest in.

Aside from the occasional articulation issues caused by it, I actually love his kibble. I feel it completes his look. In fact, when in bot mode I always leave the trunk sticking straight up in the air behind his head, and having those tusks (with missile pods) coming out of his shoulders just look awesome.
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415146)
Posted by Savage on August 30th, 2012 @ 9:33pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:
Savage wrote:I have the original Big Convoy release of this mold, and absolutely love it. Sure, it's one of the more kibble-heavy molds I own, but it has a ton of molded detail that I have always felt made up for the mammoth kibble. This artwork really makes the color scheme pop and totally sells this as a BW style Ultra Magnus. Definitely looking forward to this guy, which leaves Circuit as the only Subscription figure that I have ZERO interest in.

Aside from the occasional articulation issues caused by it, I actually love his kibble. I feel it completes his look. In fact, when in bot mode I always leave the trunk sticking straight up in the air behind his head, and having those tusks (with missile pods) coming out of his shoulders just look awesome.


Oh, I definitely agree that the tusk kibble really completes his look. The main parts that bug me are the mammoth legs, especially the ones on his hips. And I find his gun to be rather excessively huge. Mine can't hold it up any more. Years of weight have loosened the arm joint.
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415154)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on August 30th, 2012 @ 10:14pm CDT
Anyone ever know why his arms are detailed AND colored differently? I have the Japanese Big Convoy version, but never followed Beast Wars Neo. 8-}
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415156)
Posted by Ronynus Prime on August 30th, 2012 @ 10:29pm CDT
I personally like everything about the figure, and Dan's art is looking really good here. But the color choice for the mammoth fur really bothers me. It's a minor nitpick, but it just seems like they should have used a deep brown (different from the Big Convoy release of course, and maybe even just one solid color) to contrast with the robot parts. Again, I still really enjoy that we have an "official" Magnus analogue (maybe even Magnus himself?) in our Beast Wars canon. Just a nitpick. Screw it, how many screws are holding Big Convoy's fur in place? Maaaaybe I could buy one just to give this guy "proper" fur. Unless of course they give us a mini-comic that proves the Wampa-esque 'snow fur' is as bad ass as it sounds...
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415224)
Posted by Stockade on August 31st, 2012 @ 7:19am CDT
I really dont know much about the convoy line and dont have any, but this looks badass!
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415270)
Posted by Seibertron on August 31st, 2012 @ 9:15am CDT
Savage wrote:I have the original Big Convoy release of this mold, and absolutely love it. Sure, it's one of the more kibble-heavy molds I own, but it has a ton of molded detail that I have always felt made up for the mammoth kibble. This artwork really makes the color scheme pop and totally sells this as a BW style Ultra Magnus. Definitely looking forward to this guy, which leaves Circuit as the only Subscription figure that I have ZERO interest in.


I think this is where my galleries are helpful. I've got a G1 Circuit gallery that I've slowly been working on over the past couple of years. I'll finish it up here now that this character is relevant. Should help get some more people interested in it.
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415277)
Posted by Flux Convoy on August 31st, 2012 @ 9:34am CDT
Really awesome figure with a great redeco IMO. He's probably my most anticipated for the subscription service figures.
:BOT:
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415290)
Posted by El Duque on August 31st, 2012 @ 10:15am CDT
The official Transformers Collectors' Club has tweeted an image of the upcoming TFSS figure Ultra Mammoth, a redeco of the Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy mold. They shared the art for his bio card yesterday.

Click here for more information on TFSS, the deadline to sign up is September 10th.

Update: A second image has been added form the TFCC facebook page.

Update 2: Robot mode image courtesy of the TFCC homepage:

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Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415307)
Posted by AdamPrime on August 31st, 2012 @ 11:01am CDT
roBROmanceFTW wrote:Anyone ever know why his arms are detailed AND colored differently? I have the Japanese Big Convoy version, but never followed Beast Wars Neo. 8-}



This is a can of worms. ;)

What most people agree on is that he lost one arm in battle (probably against Magmatron) and replaced it with a prosthetic.

As far as I know, it's only vaguely alluded to, and never explicitly shown in the anime or manga.

I love it, it augments the character of Big Convoy and makes his toy pretty unique. I don't know of any other toy that has an event or story element sculpted into it! :P Even the fingers are different on the other arm!
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415338)
Posted by STngAR on August 31st, 2012 @ 12:02pm CDT
So cannot wait for this to show up in the mail. :MAXIMAL:
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415344)
Posted by RhA on August 31st, 2012 @ 12:17pm CDT
Do the small vehicles still go in the back or did that feature fail to carry over from G1?
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415346)
Posted by Seibertron on August 31st, 2012 @ 12:21pm CDT
RhA wrote:Do the small vehicles still go in the back or did that feature fail to carry over from G1?


Well, you see, now that he's a beast, that feature of Ultra Magnus is a little different ... :HEADHURTS:
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415355)
Posted by Rated X on August 31st, 2012 @ 12:37pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
RhA wrote:Do the small vehicles still go in the back or did that feature fail to carry over from G1?


Well, you see, now that he's a beast, that feature of Ultra Magnus is a little different ... :HEADHURTS:


This rendition of Ultra Magnus holds 2 scout sized turds in his rear storage compartment. ;)
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415370)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on August 31st, 2012 @ 1:14pm CDT
AdamPrime wrote:
roBROmanceFTW wrote:Anyone ever know why his arms are detailed AND colored differently? I have the Japanese Big Convoy version, but never followed Beast Wars Neo. 8-}



This is a can of worms. ;)

What most people agree on is that he lost one arm in battle (probably against Magmatron) and replaced it with a prosthetic.

As far as I know, it's only vaguely alluded to, and never explicitly shown in the anime or manga.

I love it, it augments the character of Big Convoy and makes his toy pretty unique. I don't know of any other toy that has an event or story element sculpted into it! :P Even the fingers are different on the other arm!


Is that so??? Thanks for the info! I also find it to be pretty cool, and this is an awesome mold!
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415372)
Posted by RhA on August 31st, 2012 @ 1:20pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
RhA wrote:Do the small vehicles still go in the back or did that feature fail to carry over from G1?


Well, you see, now that he's a beast, that feature of Ultra Magnus is a little different ... :HEADHURTS:


This rendition of Ultra Magnus holds 2 scout sized turds in his rear storage compartment. ;)


♪ Junk in the trunk ♪
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415386)
Posted by That Bot on August 31st, 2012 @ 2:10pm CDT
I don't know who looked at Big Convoy and said "We need an Ultra Magnus version of this!" but I just love it. If I get the subscription service, this guy and Scourge are the only ones I'll be keeping. No disrespect to anybody, but obscure G1 characters aren't my cup of tea, since I wasn't born in that era.
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415404)
Posted by craggy on August 31st, 2012 @ 3:13pm CDT
TRUKK NOT HEPHALUMP?

I think it looks pretty decent. Gotta say though, were I to get one, he'd be in robot mode 97.319% of the time.
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415406)
Posted by That Bot on August 31st, 2012 @ 3:15pm CDT
craggy wrote:I think it looks pretty decent. Gotta say though, were I to get one, he'd be in robot mode 97.319% of the time.

You mean like most other Transformers? :P
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415450)
Posted by Blurrz on August 31st, 2012 @ 5:58pm CDT
The colors are sick, and trunk formers are the best...
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415468)
Posted by craggy on August 31st, 2012 @ 6:57pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
RhA wrote:Do the small vehicles still go in the back or did that feature fail to carry over from G1?


Well, you see, now that he's a beast, that feature of Ultra Magnus is a little different ... :HEADHURTS:


This rendition of Ultra Magnus holds 2 scout sized turds in his rear storage compartment. ;)

some use for the Prime RID Deluxes after all then, yes?
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415474)
Posted by dedcat on August 31st, 2012 @ 7:14pm CDT
I was hoping that we'd get a new head sculpt for this guy - something sans face-plate. Still, as transforming blue mammoths go, this is one of the best I've seen in recent years.
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415482)
Posted by xyl360 on August 31st, 2012 @ 7:41pm CDT
This thing looks great, and I'm glad to see they didn't remold or try to cover up his Maximal symbol on the chest.

Maximals forever!!! :MAXIMAL:

Still, as transforming blue mammoths go, this is one of the best I've seen in recent years.
There is another, but the diversity of color on Ultra Mammoth looks much better in my opinion :).
Re: TFSS Ultra Mammoth Promo Art (1415498)
Posted by Mkall on August 31st, 2012 @ 8:17pm CDT
This is the one I've been looking forward to the most. Finally; another figure for my Beast Wars shelf!
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