Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus

Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 12:21pm CDT

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As expected we now have clearer images of Takara Tomy's MP-22 Ultra Magnus from the pages of Figure King #195. Enjoy the image mirrored below courtesy of the Planet Iacon Facebook page, enjoy!

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Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1567914)
Posted by Peridot on April 23rd, 2014 @ 12:28pm CDT
My wallet is ready. :D
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1567918)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on April 23rd, 2014 @ 12:40pm CDT
El Duque wrote:As expected we now have clearer images of Takara Tomy's MP-22 Ultra Magnus from the pages of Figure King #195. Enjoy the image mirrored below courtesy of the Planet Iacon Facebook page, enjoy!

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So good. I want to see a shot of the back though. I'm also surprised the parade of digibashes haven't started yet.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1567919)
Posted by megatronus on April 23rd, 2014 @ 12:42pm CDT
Has anyone solved the mystery of the inner-white-robot?
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1567932)
Posted by hinomars19 on April 23rd, 2014 @ 1:15pm CDT
That clearer image certainly shows how awesome he looks.
Although, I must admit, considering he isn’t a parts former of a robot in armour…he looks rather…kibbly and broken up? Not sure if you can see what I mean.
For those hailing the cartoon accuracy (those using it as means to shoot down those of us that wanted inner robot in armour) when did he ever have what appears to be a very short cape?
To weigh in on why I’d prefer MP Magnus to be a white Prime in armour (which I thought was a good question, presented rather politely); Play and display value. (excuse some of the mess, have some Kit-bash fodder lying around…):
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(I realise some of these configurations are not completely accurate to the powered convoy ones…I did this real quick…) I mean, imagine all these options at Masterpiece scale!
And I can’t be the only one that arranges my ‘adult collectables’ in displays like this?:
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I mean, I know non of us are 8 anymore, but c’mon, fun play and display options were what MP-10 was about…I guess I was just hoping MP-22 would have the same spirit.

To tackle TimothyR ,not quoted for (relative) shortness; This kind of reasoning and nonsense bothers me. You would honestly want toys to be restricted by a cartoon that didn’t know it’s own head from it’s own arse? Season 3 had no concept of continuity (visual or written), and to say ‘it never happened in the cartoon’ whilst true, again isn’t concrete. Rodimus was never Hot-Rod slotted into a trailer, oh except that one episode where people over at Akom felt it needless to follow the characters model. Yet MP-09 exists. Rodimus never split from his trailer to form a base, but I’m glad MP-09 took from the toy on that aspect. It’s fun, and adds options. Even MP-10 has options taken from the toy that were never used (or needed) in the show. Roller and the trailer base were akin to AI, they don’t need a pilot, but to respect the toy and have some fun the seats for Spike were added.
So it was never seen in official fiction, big whoop. I suppose you carry a cross and a vile of Holy water just in case you are subjected to an image of the MP datsuns sporting the toy accurate shoulder launchers from Amazon. Some of us enjoy flexibility in toys and display pieces.
I don’t think a white Prime in armour would have ruined the aesthetic of the final Magnus Bot that much. He would still look like the cartoon, with good design and engineering which I have no doubt TT are capable of. The biggest bane would be partsforming, which usually bothers me too but Magnus will always be an exception for me, if and when offered. This view on what Magnus ‘should be’ based on his fiction appearances is yours, and worthy of respect. What’s troublesome is your post doesn’t afford the other side of the fence the same respect and courtesy.
This was always going to be a decision split right down the middle. TT made their choice and this time the winning side wasn’t mine. Even after not getting what I want, you don’t see me or the others being rude and insisting the other side is wrong due to ‘facts’ buried in relativity and pedantry.

Despite all this, it looks damn good! Can’t wait to see it in his colours. I definetly want one, Magnus is too awesome not to own! I love animated and both TF: Prime incarnations for breaking from the ‘white Prime in armour’ concept…but I hoped a ‘perfect’ G1 Magnus would incorporate it. Just different ideals, that’s all it is. Like I said, one side was always destined to ‘loose’. Given how good this looks…it’s not much of a loss. But for me, a part of me is disappointed.

If I feel rich enough maybe one day I’ll buy a second and attempt a kit bash…
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1567937)
Posted by hinomars19 on April 23rd, 2014 @ 1:22pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:Thanks for the link!

I'm pleasantly surprised that Takara didn't go with the "parts-former" approach. I like the fact that in the cartoon, my favourite character, Optimus Prime, doesn't share a character design with other Transformers. No white Convoy, no Nemesis Prime.. none of that stuff, he's completely unique. Likewise, Ultra Magnus.

I do like that they have the same cab model in truck mode though, it was a nice reference to Prime when he was written off; and it also kind of adds to the premise that they go way back. (and Takara matched it perfectly.)


Basically, this toy hits the nail right on the head for you. Good for you! This is what I like to see :BOT:
MP-09's execution was a bane for some, but to me it's perfect! I now have the tables turned on me :lol:
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1567939)
Posted by Fox Thiagarajan on April 23rd, 2014 @ 1:26pm CDT
I would love it if the inner white robot some what resembled Minimus Ambus from MTMTE.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1567940)
Posted by Mykltron on April 23rd, 2014 @ 1:29pm CDT
Doctor McGrath wrote:
Mykltron wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:If you have a problem with this, then the problem is with you. [-(


I have a problem with his apparent lack of lateral shoulder articulation. Also, as they've gone for toy accuracy, his thighs are disproportionately short.


Eh, I'm not sure about the shoulder articulation. The shoulder could easily swivel outwards with a universal joint inside the shoulder pad. Too much to speculate from a few blurry pics of a prototype.


Now the new pic is available I can see that he does have some sort of shoulder articulation. With that amount of shoulder kibble he won't have much though. I may have to await a Hasbro release for this one.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1567946)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on April 23rd, 2014 @ 1:58pm CDT
:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

=P~

Must Have!!!
8)
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1567964)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 23rd, 2014 @ 3:08pm CDT
Some interesting mechanics inside the wrist, there. I'm guessing it's for retracting the hand.

I have to say I'm slightly disappointed in the lack of an inner white robot, but not enough to consider not buying it. It was a cool feature of the original toy, but regardless of what their given reason are, I'm sure it would result in a lot of fragile parts and could even perhaps increase the cost of the figure. I'd rather see an MP Magnus that looks almost like he jumped out of the cartoon than an expensive, bulky, fragile version just so he can have the white inner robot.

The back kibble is weird, I wonder why they couldn't figure out a way to fold that up? Same deal with Bumblebee, I suppose. Another thing that looks like it could be lacking is elbow articulation. But I'm not sure what they could do with that much chunky armor.

Otherwise, that head sculpt is amazing and he just looks so great overall. I can't wait to have him on my shelf next to Prime!
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1567995)
Posted by stocky on April 23rd, 2014 @ 4:29pm CDT
It appears that most of the kibble on his back is actually the cab, folded up and tucked onto his back. If you look closely at the portion of the kibble hanging down, you can see the corner of one of the front windows, as well as the side mirror from the cab. There's also that notch between the front windows, where it appears it connects to, well, his ass. You can tell that that flap hanging down is also the roof of the cab. I'm hoping this doesn't detract from the look of the figure once we see it in color, since it will all be white, and may really stick out compared to the rest of the red and blue that will be there...
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1568043)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 23rd, 2014 @ 5:58pm CDT
Drift082111 wrote:I would love it if the inner white robot some what resembled Minimus Ambus from MTMTE.



UM's been in the pipeline for sometime way before the UM story arc. Given that Tomy has already milked the DW take on the "white Convoy" being Prime's brother (in arms or cybernetically) + the nostalgia of the G1 series..........doubt they'd have attempted it.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1568053)
Posted by durroth on April 23rd, 2014 @ 6:33pm CDT
I think they made a pretty acceptable compromise with this figure. I already have MP-02 so I don't need another white prime, and to be perfectly frank, "White inner robot or no" is such an absurdly contentious subject there was no way for hastak to win in the first place. At least this shows they cared enough to do him justice this time rather than just giving us a white MP-10 and a downsized version of MP-02's kind of crappy cardboard trailer. (It looks pretty cool for what it is, I'm just bitter I kinda screwed mine up when I was assembling it.) Can we all agree that whatever we like or don't like about him, the fact he's not a repaint or retool of MP-10 is in itself kind of impressive?
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1568057)
Posted by Genocide G2.0 on April 23rd, 2014 @ 6:50pm CDT
Doctor McGrath wrote:So good. I want to see a shot of the back though. I'm also surprised the parade of digibashes haven't started yet.


CYBERGEEKS Alliance posted .

Digibashes from Turnman, TigerBlade, and Ambitron from TFW2005, for MP-22 UltraMagnus, and thanks to Daim


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Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1568110)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 24th, 2014 @ 12:07am CDT
@hinomars19 - I think you're mistaking me for things said and asked by Doctor McGrath and TimothyR. All I've said was some clarity on the Japanese text and noting the cartoon-focused nature of the MP line. The other two were asking (out of innocent curiosity, in Doctor McGrath's case) about why folks want a White Prime and (in TimothyR's case) defending the show-accurate nature of this figure. I was doing neither.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1568123)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on April 24th, 2014 @ 1:57am CDT
Autobot Genocide wrote:
Doctor McGrath wrote:So good. I want to see a shot of the back though. I'm also surprised the parade of digibashes haven't started yet.


CYBERGEEKS Alliance posted .

Digibashes from Turnman, TigerBlade, and Ambitron from TFW2005, for MP-22 UltraMagnus, and thanks to Daim


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Hahaha right on man! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1568139)
Posted by Genocide G2.0 on April 24th, 2014 @ 4:36am CDT
Kapow has there pre-order up .


Kapow Toys.

Transformers Masterpiece MP22 Ultra Magnus is now available to reserve with a deposit of £20 and due for release this December! - http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk/transformers ... agnus.html
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1568221)
Posted by El Duque on April 24th, 2014 @ 9:26am CDT
The details on Takara Tomy's recently revealed Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus continue to roll in! Site sponsor Robotkingdom has posted a list of accessories that will accompany the figure, which will include both Spike and Daniel minifigures. As expected based on the prototype images there will be a face swap feature, plus alternate fists. They go on to state he will be a new mold, and the cab does not have to detach from the trailer for transformation.

Robotkingdom wrote:This item includes:
  • Ultra Magnus Main Body
  • Face for Exchange X 1
  • Weapon X 1
  • Daniel Figure X 1
  • Spike Figure X 1
  • Fist for Exchange
  • Manual

Transformation from Robot to Car Carrier mode do not require the remove of the Cabin.
Vehicle mode can fit in 4 other MP size Cars.
Totally new mold item.
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1568223)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 24th, 2014 @ 9:30am CDT
Excited alright but does that mean no white Prime? (The no need to disconnect the cab description)
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1568237)
Posted by Trikeboy on April 24th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
Spike again? That is now three Masterpiece Spike figures. Why not use Carly?
Re: Clearer Images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus (1568238)
Posted by Seibertron on April 24th, 2014 @ 10:04am CDT
Trikeboy wrote:Spike again? That is now three Masterpiece Spike figures. Why not use Carly?


I imagine it'll be adult Spike and Daniel with their "futuristic" white suits from the Animated 1986 movie, the 3rd season and Headmasters.

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