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A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt

Transformers News: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt

Friday, January 13th, 2012 1:18PM CST

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The Evil Autobot facebook account has posted a headshot of BotCon 2012's "Invasion" boxset exclusive Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus. Take a look at the mirrored image below.

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Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333366)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 13th, 2012 @ 1:23pm CST
Is it possible he's Homaging a Decepticon Pretender? Looky dat face!
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333368)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 13th, 2012 @ 1:28pm CST
meh, like the mold just not what they did to it
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333369)
Posted by DJX Prime on January 13th, 2012 @ 1:31pm CST
???? What, that's SG Ultra Magnus' head? I thought I was looking at the Witch-king of Angmar. :twisted:
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333371)
Posted by Chaoslock on January 13th, 2012 @ 1:33pm CST
KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333372)
Posted by Delicon on January 13th, 2012 @ 1:34pm CST
I'm not really surprised that this head reveal has been controversial at best but thinking back to the original SG set, the heads for Blurr and Roddy got ripped to shreds (and eventually became very popular with the majority of the fandom)
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333373)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 13th, 2012 @ 1:35pm CST
DJX Prime wrote:???? What, that's SG Ultra Magnus' head? I thought I was looking at the Witch-king of Angmar. :twisted:


Like SG Treadshot, SG Ultra Magnus seems to use the RtS Laser Prime mold's alternate head, so it's not a BotCon original. Just its debut.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333376)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on January 13th, 2012 @ 1:42pm CST
Looks like SG Magnus took a trip to the Movieverse.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333378)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 13th, 2012 @ 1:47pm CST
And it gets worse.... here's to hoping Maketoys does something to help this figure with its aesthetic shortcomings and serious case of the blues.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333382)
Posted by dedcat on January 13th, 2012 @ 1:54pm CST
Final nail in the coffin for this set. Save me, third party alternate head!
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333383)
Posted by craggy on January 13th, 2012 @ 1:54pm CST
I like the head. Not for Ultra Magnus, but then I won't be getting Ultra Magnus, SG or not, that mold isn't Maggie to me. I'm not actually sure what character that would look good on, but I suppose I'd be ok if they gave us a choice of that or the Prime head when they eventually release the toy (to mass-market) in it's proper colours...black on black. Gimme Scourge, Hasbro-baby!
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333384)
Posted by DrRecon911 on January 13th, 2012 @ 1:55pm CST
They should have added black paint to outline a skull face maybe it would help
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333385)
Posted by Kibble on January 13th, 2012 @ 2:00pm CST
That's actually a kinda cool looking head up close. Dig the clear plastic.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333388)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 13th, 2012 @ 2:08pm CST
I shall call him Zombie Prime, he can hang out with Cliffjumper.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333390)
Posted by El Duque on January 13th, 2012 @ 2:09pm CST
It almost looks like you can remove the red portion to reveal a clear skull-like head underneath. I doubt it's does anything that cool though.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333391)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 13th, 2012 @ 2:09pm CST
what a joke
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333395)
Posted by Requiem Prime on January 13th, 2012 @ 2:20pm CST
Well, they nailed frightening...
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333396)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 13th, 2012 @ 2:27pm CST
Wow, he really does sort of look like Movieverse Megs in an Optimus helmet.

El Duque wrote:It almost looks like you can remove the red portion to reveal a clear skull-like head underneath. I doubt it's does anything that cool though.

That'd be interesting, though it kinda looks like the red may just be painted on.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333398)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 13th, 2012 @ 2:30pm CST
Noideaforaname wrote:Wow, he really does sort of look like Movieverse Megs in an Optimus helmet.

El Duque wrote:It almost looks like you can remove the red portion to reveal a clear skull-like head underneath. I doubt it's does anything that cool though.

That'd be interesting, though it kinda looks like the red may just be painted on.


Either way, I may be applying a light black wash to try and bring out the detail a little. I just feel kinda squirrely about doing any customizing to a Botcon exclusive.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333403)
Posted by Blackstreak on January 13th, 2012 @ 2:48pm CST
That head mold looks like it belongs on a Bayformer.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333404)
Posted by LiKwid on January 13th, 2012 @ 2:48pm CST
This set has forced me to do this....


http://youtu.be/68ugkg9RePc

and Im gettin it :P
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333408)
Posted by NTESHFT on January 13th, 2012 @ 3:05pm CST
I like it. I think I'll get this set after all......
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333409)
Posted by DISCHARGE on January 13th, 2012 @ 3:07pm CST
LiKwid wrote:This set has forced me to do this....


http://youtu.be/68ugkg9RePc

and Im gettin it :P


I could have lived my whole life with out seeing that.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333413)
Posted by Heavy B on January 13th, 2012 @ 3:15pm CST
This is botcons budget this year? Sherman williams paint and a blowtorch?
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333417)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 13th, 2012 @ 3:25pm CST
They might as well have used Skeletor's head and color it red and blue to match! :VEHI:
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333419)
Posted by RiddlerJ on January 13th, 2012 @ 3:37pm CST
If this was an alternate head designed by Hasbro, who were they planning to repaint the mold into?
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333421)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on January 13th, 2012 @ 3:41pm CST
All I can say for this is "Oh Honey I know your Trying" :lol:
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333422)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 13th, 2012 @ 3:42pm CST
Mkall wrote:Also new from the WTF department:
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:shock: :shock: :shock: WHOOOOOOOOOAAAAA! That. Is. BEAST! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

Delicon wrote:I'd have to go back and look but maybe one of the faces Rodimus Prime sees when he enters the Matrix in FFOD?
No sirree. :P
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BeastProwl wrote:Is it possible he's Homaging a Decepticon Pretender? Looky dat face!
Tis but a new design, my friend. :)

Delicon wrote:I'm not really surprised that this head reveal has been controversial at best but thinking back to the original SG set, the heads for Blurr and Roddy got ripped to shreds (and eventually became very popular with the majority of the fandom)
Even though this head was made by Hasbro as a secondary head rather than to specifically be SG Ultra Magnus.

Dr. Heavy B wrote:This is botcons budget this year? Sherman williams paint and a blowtorch?
This head was made long before BotCon. It's an unused design that's being used here. This just happens to be its first use.

RiddlerJ wrote:If this was an alternate head designed by Hasbro, who were they planning to repaint the mold into?
Probably a new character (regardless of whether or not it'd have a new name).
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333426)
Posted by NamelessOne on January 13th, 2012 @ 3:46pm CST
.....and with that, I officially don't care about this years Botcon set either.

I really like the idea of Shattered Glass, and still think some of the previous repaints are genius, but these look like under planned, overpriced, 'will this do?' CRAP.

None of the figures shout 'must have' to me, at all, apart from SG Tracks, but with Tracks, Wheeljack, and hopefully Runabout and Runamuck, I can skip that one. Just about....

Oh well, at least SG Drift looks to be the part, and I hopefully won't have to sell a kidney to get one. >:oP
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333427)
Posted by Savage on January 13th, 2012 @ 3:47pm CST
Interesting....creepy...I kinda dig it. Though, I must say, it strikes me as more of a slight remold than a full on new head. Regardless, I bet it lightpipes like crazy with all that clear plastic. Magnus may yet be the saving grace of this boxed set.

Now, FunPub, about my Junkions....... ;)
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333432)
Posted by helli0n on January 13th, 2012 @ 3:54pm CST
BeastProwl wrote:Is it possible he's Homaging a Decepticon Pretender? Looky dat face!


Now that you say that...I can totally see that head as originally intending to be a Rebirth Megatron (aka Reverse Convoy) tribute. :lol:
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333434)
Posted by BIGGUY007 on January 13th, 2012 @ 4:04pm CST
I wish I had a friend that owed me one, cause I REALLY want that Transformer!!!! ;) ;)

:BOT: :CON:
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333435)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 13th, 2012 @ 4:04pm CST
helli0n wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:Is it possible he's Homaging a Decepticon Pretender? Looky dat face!


Now that you say that...I can totally see that head as originally intending to be a Rebirth Megatron (aka Reverse Convoy) tribute. :lol:


Except that he is a blue tank with a great bot mode and 2 good heads.....
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333438)
Posted by AdamPrime on January 13th, 2012 @ 4:36pm CST
Oh my goodness, it's Chuffer!

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Chuffer_cof.jpg

Finally, my favourite Autobot gets a toy, albeit with a new blue colourscheme! ;)
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333439)
Posted by Seibertron on January 13th, 2012 @ 4:50pm CST
:BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

** breathes deeply **
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333440)
Posted by barricade2218 on January 13th, 2012 @ 4:56pm CST
:SICK:. I do not like that sculpt for UM at all.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333444)
Posted by dinogeist on January 13th, 2012 @ 5:08pm CST
it looks like the red stuff on the robot head is hand painted. because it looks like tons of layers of messy blob red paint.

I'm gonna guess that the inner face isn't going to be crystal clear. I think the head sculpt just all came in crystal clear.

I think the inner face will be painted a solid color.

I just think their wasn't a person with decent paint skills on the TFCC crew,to paint the inner face sculpt. perhaps painting the inner face takes more painting skills & thinner paint brushes.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333446)
Posted by Blurrz on January 13th, 2012 @ 5:12pm CST
Tidalwavex wrote:I'm gonna guess that the inner face isn't going to be crystal clear. I think the head sculpt just all came in crystal clear.


You just said one thing and then contradicted it.



Tidalwavex wrote:I just think their wasn't a person with decent paint skills on the TFCC crew,to paint the inner face sculpt. perhaps painting the inner face takes more painting skills & thinner paint brushes.


Lulz, these are made in a factory, the same that make your regular retail toys.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333448)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 13th, 2012 @ 5:21pm CST
Seibertron wrote::BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

** breathes deeply **
:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333449)
Posted by DevastaTTor on January 13th, 2012 @ 5:22pm CST
That head is a mess-guess that could be said for the entire figure IMO.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333450)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 13th, 2012 @ 5:24pm CST
I think I remember that monster-looking prime in the G1 flashback during the hate plague episode Return of Optimus Prime. ... and still wasn't spot on with this design. I just remember it having fangs, which probably gave me the same knee jerk response seeing this new design with fangs.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333453)
Posted by jungletron on January 13th, 2012 @ 5:28pm CST
Scary.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333455)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 13th, 2012 @ 5:30pm CST
It wouldn't have been so bad if they just spaced the eyes a little further away from each other. Like Hasbro sometimes does; gets close to somthing unique, but effs it up just enough to look stupid.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333457)
Posted by Poyguimogul on January 13th, 2012 @ 5:31pm CST
LOL, they shoulda just made it shattered Zeta Prime, cuz isn't that what the head was for?
I guess dying in WFC doesn't merit a figure, but barely being a real character at all does? (looking at you Treadshot)
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333466)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 13th, 2012 @ 5:38pm CST
gothsaurus wrote:I think I remember that monster-looking prime in the G1 flashback during the hate plague episode Return of Optimus Prime. ... and still wasn't spot on with this design. I just remember it having fangs, which probably gave me the same knee jerk response seeing this new design with fangs.
You mean It?
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Poyguimogul wrote:LOL, they shoulda just made it shattered Zeta Prime, cuz isn't that what the head was for?
The head isn't meant to be anyone specific. it's just being used for Magnus.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333468)
Posted by bionic_radical on January 13th, 2012 @ 5:40pm CST
I think it's a cool concept, but the sockets look like badly painted eyes, which is misleading. I think it'll look better in hand. That been said, I think the club should find a way to retain a few of the original molds headsculpts and sell them in the club store for the people that like the molds and colorschemes, but just aren't down with the funpub sculpts.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333471)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 13th, 2012 @ 5:53pm CST
Looks like The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull given Sauron's helmet.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333480)
Posted by all_the_primes on January 13th, 2012 @ 6:20pm CST
Being an old BIONICLE fan, this just reminds of on one's head. Or a red and blue headed version of the Witch King from LOTR. :-?
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333492)
Posted by joevill on January 13th, 2012 @ 7:17pm CST
When the toy was revealed yesterday I was disappointed with it. After seeing this close up of his face... WOW! Now I'm excited for it.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333505)
Posted by dinogeist on January 13th, 2012 @ 8:09pm CST
Blurrz wrote:
Tidalwavex wrote:I'm gonna guess that the inner face isn't going to be crystal clear. I think the head sculpt just all came in crystal clear.


You just said one thing and then contradicted it.



Tidalwavex wrote:I just think their wasn't a person with decent paint skills on the TFCC crew,to paint the inner face sculpt. perhaps painting the inner face takes more painting skills & thinner paint brushes.


Lulz, these are made in a factory, the same that make your regular retail toys.


1 & 2- I was referring the head were seeing in this thread being a test shot. that TFCC got in crystal clear plastic. then some TFCC guy painted the outer head helmet. I was saying the final version that TFCC Botcon attendees will buy at botcon will come from the factory in factory painted colors.
Re: A Closer Look at the BotCon 2012 Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus Head Sculpt (1333520)
Posted by Stormrider on January 13th, 2012 @ 9:14pm CST
:SICK:

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