In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 7:59PM CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian Cobotron is raving about the newly released Takara Legends Ultra Magnus. He has provided us a quick written review along with some awesome pictures including the box art which had not been seen yet, it's pretty kick ass, enjoy!

Cobotron wrote:This figure is FANTASTIC! This really is the Classics/Gen Magnus I've been waiting all this time for.
I would love to compare and contrast the Hasbro version to this Takara one but I can only speak for the Takara. The more I looked at Hasbro's, the more I wondered if I made the right choice. That Hasbro blue, with it's metallic swirl is supper sleek, and I realize now, closer in color to the OG G1 toy. So, I was elated to find that the Takara blue also has that rockin' metallic fleck, not as predominant as Hasbro's, but oh yeah, he's got it! All the other extra painted details also really seal the deal. In particular the added apps to the feet, and the inside of his head crest. Some of the applications are a little loose around the edges, but I'm too busy transforming this guy to care.
In either version, this toy is really fun! The transformation is a ton o' fun and super intuitive. A fantastic evolution of ye olden Magnus. I feel they took some serious cues from the Masterpiece Magnus. I've always been a strong believer in Magnus is a Prime type truck in a suit of armor, but I'm not afraid of change. The driver gimmick is cool. Can't wait to see who else I can cram in that pilot's chair.

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art

I love the robotic pug nose bull dog look of the truck. An homage to the Mack truck mascot, perhaps? I'm a little surprised Takara left that hinge piece rectangle on the roof red. Seems like a detail they would have been sticklers about.

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art

This sculpt is unmistakably IDW, and I love it! Such a great robot mode. And I love that the hammer is a constant now.

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art

Put it down Mags! Serve that justice! Enforce that accord!

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art

For such a tiny little toy, the paint is impeccable on Alpha Trion. This fun little guy will have all kinds of silly exploits in my collection. And he's my first ever Alpha T toy.

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art

Obligatory comparison.

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art

There has been a lot of back and forth between UM's thighs. Red vs. white that is. I initially went for the red thighs because I thought it screamed G1 toy, but what it really boils down to is this is a really great interpretation of this character no matter the pants.
A great transformation, resulting in a really well articulated action figure that's just plain fun to play with. And BTW, I haven't had any trouble getting him to hold his weapons.

And now for the Box Art!

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art

Transformers News: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art
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Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1728357)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 23rd, 2015 @ 8:17pm CDT
Impressive, most impressive.

Be careful. You bang that hammer too hard and you might just shoot a rocket at yourself!
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1728365)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on September 23rd, 2015 @ 8:53pm CDT
Any day now, any day now, any day now! :BANG_HEAD:

I said it once before, Reprolabels can easily solve the "red pants" issue. :-P Along with adding to a decal set for this highly awaited Ultra Magnus! :VEHI:
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1728371)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 23rd, 2015 @ 9:22pm CDT
Don't care how much people bash this mold, it is extremely good and amazing! Best official Magnus to date for me, including Masterpiece :BOT:
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1728394)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 23rd, 2015 @ 10:11pm CDT
I think this is a great mold, just wish the hasbro version weren't so unpainted for being so damn expensive, I mean, all it would've taken would've been some painted rims for that extra bit of perceived effort :roll:
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1728397)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on September 23rd, 2015 @ 10:25pm CDT
That Ultra Magnus! :shock: I need this!
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Posted by william-james88 on September 23rd, 2015 @ 10:38pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Don't care how much people bash this mold, it is extremely good and amazing! Best official Magnus to date for me, including Masterpiece :BOT:



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You gotta tell me more, why do you find it better than the MP? I am all ears.
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1728403)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 23rd, 2015 @ 10:39pm CDT
Magnus is lookin' might fine for a reanimated corpse. 8-)
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1728404)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 23rd, 2015 @ 10:42pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Don't care how much people bash this mold, it is extremely good and amazing! Best official Magnus to date for me, including Masterpiece :BOT:



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You gotta tell me more, why do you find it better than the MP? I am all ears.


For me - as I agree with this sentiment - is the future-tech look; it looks cool, in both modes, I also like the stylized design aesthetic, other than that, I just grew up liking big trucks and construction vehicles, so it just appeals to the kid in me in all the right ways Image
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1728409)
Posted by william-james88 on September 23rd, 2015 @ 10:52pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Magnus is lookin' might fine for a reanimated corpse. 8-)


You there Sabr, you must have been elated by that comic actually bringing the deserved fiction to this release. I would have loved to see your smile when you read it.
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1728426)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 23rd, 2015 @ 11:30pm CDT
For the price, I think Takara's leader Magnus's 80$CAN give you more bang for your bucks than the MP's 300$CAN punishment.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 23rd, 2015 @ 11:49pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Don't care how much people bash this mold, it is extremely good and amazing! Best official Magnus to date for me, including Masterpiece :BOT:



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You gotta tell me more, why do you find it better than the MP? I am all ears.

Well, first off the Masterpiece is so darned expensive that poor college kids like me cannot afford him. I bought this Magnus for $35 off Hasbrot toy shop in June. Second, his aesthetic is so much more stylized and just sleek looking. the MP captures the G1 style great, but to be this Magnus is more sleek, more dynamic in robot mode and actually looks like he can move fast and hit hard. His Vehicle mode is a thing of beauty considering he has the fully functioning truck and trailer style that allows for legends and deluxes to use him, which is pretty sweet. the cab is also beautiful and just captures the look of a badass right away before the missile pods even roll into view.

His color scheme, despite any paint operations complaints, also captures several different versions of him quite well. the fact that he does not have a white prime at his center is also a big plus for me considering I like Magnus as more than an armored Optimus. To replace that however, they did such an awesome thing and made Minimus (and A3) and made a cockpit so it is legitimate armor that can also qualify as its own character pilot not withstanding.
The weapons are a thing of beauty too. Those guns are spectacular and the missile pods look intimidating. the fact that they all combine into a massive missile hammer of murder/death/justice/badassery just makes thing even more special considering that has become his trademark.

And while he is light, i like the lightness of figures at times (especially jets) since it makes them more dynamic and not as heavy a toy to handle, just as long as the integrity is good, which to me the Magnus plastic is very good and I feel myself transforming this guy over and over again.

PS: Screamer, I'm glad you feel the same way. He hit several of my points already, especially the part about the inner kid :-D

PSS: Magnus is sitting right here on my dorm desk as I type this, giving me that Magnus stare... :BOT:
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1728542)
Posted by Cobotron on September 24th, 2015 @ 9:36am CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote: ... but to me this Magnus is more sleek, more dynamic in robot mode and actually looks like he can move fast and hit hard.
I like this!

Both Magni are awesome! They are both the best Magnus for their intended purpose. MP is a work of art, and captures all the great things of Magni past. This Magnus is an amazing figure in all his rebooty splendor. Proof that old characters stand the test of time and deserve aesthetic updating.
The Leader toy will probably be the one I grab off the shelf more often, because he is just that. A toy, meant to withstand the rigors of play on the fly, and a well engineered one at that.
The MP's transformation is a thing of beauty, and is awesome on his heft and beefiness alone, but Leader is much more user friendly.

But between MP and CW/LG you can't go wrong with either. If you can't have both, you gotta have at least one. :D
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Posted by Sabrblade on October 2nd, 2015 @ 7:26am CDT
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1730539)
Posted by fenrir72 on October 2nd, 2015 @ 7:29am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Legends LG19 Springer - http://tfsource.com/legends-series/lg19-springer/

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TT ditched the yellow chest?
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1730541)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 2nd, 2015 @ 7:33am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Legends LG19 Springer - http://tfsource.com/legends-series/lg19-springer/

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TT ditched the yellow chest?
For show-accuracy's sake.

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Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1730543)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 2nd, 2015 @ 7:55am CDT
I like my hasbro Springer. The colors are a little bit more lively :BOT:
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1730561)
Posted by ScottyP on October 2nd, 2015 @ 8:48am CDT
Takara Tomy is keeping us busy this Friday morning, and the latest reveal to share is LG-19, a new release of the very popular Generations Springer mold. However, this new version replaces much of the yellow with green, especially on the chest, to evoke an appearance more similar to his animation model. Images of the toy, received via our site sponsors, are mirrored below.

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Springer is expected to be released in February of 2016, and you can secure your preorders now at TF Source, Big Bad Toy Store, and Robot Kingdom. Reply to this news post to let your fellow Seibertronians know if you'll be adding this new variant to your Springer collection, and keep it locked here as we keep paddling down this morning's river of news!
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Posted by RhA on October 2nd, 2015 @ 9:04am CDT
...wel.

That kicks ass.
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Posted by Doctor McGrath on October 2nd, 2015 @ 9:07am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Legends LG19 Springer - http://tfsource.com/legends-series/lg19-springer/

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TT ditched the yellow chest?
For show-accuracy's sake.

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He's beautiful.
Re: In Hand Images and Review of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus and Box Art (1730585)
Posted by Starsaber468 on October 2nd, 2015 @ 9:39am CDT
Its meh but that green is a little overpowering... i prefer the hasbro one

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