In-Hand Images - TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-31 Delta Magnus
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Posted by Marcdachamp on August 26th, 2016 @ 1:06pm CDT
Posted by dragons on August 26th, 2016 @ 4:56pm CDT
Marcdachamp wrote:I really like those colors, but I can't imagine buying this mold in anything besides the classic color scheme. I'm still shocked he didn't get a domestic release. Total shame.
Nice looking figure nothing I would buy again orignal colors on figure is better compared to repaint
Posted by DetectiveFork on August 26th, 2016 @ 7:52pm CDT
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Posted by Sabrblade on December 15th, 2016 @ 2:03pm CST
Chock full of backstory for this guy in the JG1 universe, and more continuity info for that universe.
Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-31 Cybertron Vanguard Commander / Delta Magnus
Function: Vanguard Commander
Motto: “A lie has glorious potential”
Delta Magnus’ mission was to maintain peace throughout the galaxy and was seen as a saviour to many planets inhabitants. Even before Convoy became the Cybertron Commander, stories of Delta Magnus’ exploits were well known. This legendary hero has kept one secret he has never shared. At one point he was invited to be Earth's City Commander but he declined the offer. The Cybertrons stationed on Earth knew of the ancient times and Delta Magnus was afraid his deep secret would be discovered.
STR:9; INT:8; SPD:6; END:9; RNK:9; CRG:9; FBL:7; SKL:8
Vanguard Commander / Delta Magnus (Expanded profile translated from the instruction booklet)
From ancient times to the present, stories filled with glory have followed Delta Magnus; from double rescue missions, showdowns at event horizons and seeing through the Dimensional Galactic Treaty. When it was decided that he would succeed Ultra Magnus as Earth's City Commander, he fell under a shadow of depression. The legendary Delta Magnus has a secret he could never reveal. - The fact is he is a substitute hero, Delta is a lie.
The original Delta Magnus was killed in battle 8 million years ago and since then shadowy warriors have worn the “Magnus Armour”, keeping the legend alive. This was the policy the Cybertron leaders enforced at the time so as not to destroy morale in the times of suffering. The current Delta Magnus is the seventh generation, a robot formally known as “Power Drive”. He was originally the semi-autonomous buggy component of Delta Magnus who ceased to function upon the death of the main Delta unit. While previous understudies fell in succession, he was being trained and upgraded to become the ultimate successor and was given the mission to become the new Delta Magnus. Even though he had evolved and gained intelligence, once classified on Seibertron as a “Drone” many questioned Power Drives ability, but by fulfilling the role as Delta Magnus he was able to prove his worth. He has now lived longer than the original Delta and has accumulated many brilliant feats. However, when he was asked to become Commander of Cybertron City which had just been built on Earth, his concerns over his deep secret took a toll on him. Though his identity is unknown to Commander Convoy, there may still be someone in the Earth army who knew the original Delta Magnus. If it became public that he was a substitute, the glory of Delta Magnus would fall in tatters, peace agreements signed by him would be nullified and many lives would be threatened. At this time he could not deal with the truth being uncovered and was unable to take this mission on.
His identity is a closely guarded secret and there have been few who know who he really is. Whilst undertaking administrative duties for a transfer to Earth, Delta Magnus was communicating with EDC Earth Defense Force officer Marissa Faireborn. It transpired that Power Drive, as himself, and Marissa were maintaining a personal relationship, corresponding over hyperspace emails. This ultimately led to what could have been an awkward situation. Originally he did not disclose anything confidential but he trusted Marissas character and talked to her about private circumstances. While Marissa had warm feelings for Power Drive she sensed discomfort in the wording of his messages and from this point he revealed that he and Delta Magnus were the same individual.
In the absence of Ultra Magnus he was forced to succeed him as City Commander. When this became inevitable he sought Marissa’s council as he was angry with what he will have to do. Should he continue with the burden of carrying a deep secret or should he reveal his true identity.
“You yourself have achieved legendary status. I can’t see that anyone would find this a problem.” Marissa said.
“But if I reveal the secret the Destrons could capitalise. A false hero! The ugly face of good! Or something… I hope you don’t take it badly. I think all Transformers existences are connected to a “lie”.” Delta Magnus was startled by his own words.
“You guys are all robots in disguise (robot impersonators) are you not? It is a way for you to fight and protect yourself and your friends. If the legend of Delta is a lie, is this not the same? It is a lie of salvation, we should nurture it and use it wherever possible.”
After a while the disillusioned look in Deltas face disappeared and was replaced with a fearless smile. Marissa understood that he had reached his decision.
Equipment: Mask of Magnus (Translated from the instruction booklet)
Just as Ultra Magnus, the date of Delta Magnus’ creation is not held in the official records and the relationship between the two is uncertain. Data stored by Power Drive mentions the hardened body armour is known as “Magnus Armour” is built using ancient equipment. The facial armour is the only part of the Magnus Armour which has retained the original appearance.
Mechanism: Matrix Chamber (Translated from the instruction booklet)
The Matrix is testament of an exceptional leader and is a relic which has been handed down since the ancient times, long before the conflict between the Cybertrons and Destrons. In most cases when the bearer died in battle, it was handed down to the next successor. The original Delta Magnus was the leader of a Space Force, the “Primal Vanguard”. He never joined the ranks of those elected to hold the Matrix, however on occasions he did store the Matrix within his body until a legitimate successor was appointed. Room for the Matrix is also available in the current Delta Magnus’ body.
Weapon: Energy Shotgun (Translated from the instruction booklet)
The gun Delta Magnus carries; a middle range weapon which fires an energy shot enclosed in a force field. When the bullet hits its mark is disrupts energy signals and can also stay within the enemies’ body causing further damage. This is a terribly horrific anti-robot weapon.
Weapon: Spear of Glory (Translated from the instruction booklet)
Rocket launchers equipped on Delta Magnus’ shoulders. As they launch they are enveloped in blinding photon energy and can penetrate any enemy armour. Delta Magnus will pull the rockets from the enemies’ remains and will recharge and reuse them as many times as he likes.
Ability: Transform (Translated from the instruction booklet)
Over 9 million years ago, the robotic lifeforms on Planet Seibertron acquired the ability to transform themselves into various machines to accomplish a variety of tasks. The original Delta Magnus was a Cybertron experienced in this evolutionary process and was able to surprise the Destrons with this powerful ability during combat giving others hope during these unforgiving times. Even after the Destrons acquired this ability he was still able to battle them using his accumulated experience and the power of the Magnus Armour.
Configuration: Vehicle Mode (Translated from the instruction booklet)
The Carrier Trailer Delta Magnus transforms into is occupied by parts of the Magnus Armour. According to Power Drives memory banks which were part of the original Delta Magnus, Planet Seibertron was once a huge space factory. As well as the warrior robot production line which is the origin of the Destrons, there was also a special factory producing armed robots for private sector use. One of the weapons created at this facility was the “Magna Arsenal” which is the Magnus Armour worn by the original Delta Magnus. At the time of his death the original armour had been lost; for Power Drive to become Delta Magnus, the last of the armour's stock was used. Unlike his predecessor he was reconstructed into a single large robot; it was decided that the armour would integrate into the vehicle mode to become a transporter. The part that was once Power Drive exists as a small section within the transporter section.
Because of its high performance, the Magnus Armour chose the wearer and those qualified would be part of the “Lineage of Magnus”. There is no clear evidence whether Ultra Magnus who is part of the Earth's forces, is related to this lineage.
Function: Carrier Trailer (Translated from the instruction booklet)
Fellow Cybertrons can be transported in Delta Magnus’ Carrier Trailer transformation. As the first leader of the peacekeeping force, the “Primal Vanguard”, in ancient times, Delta Magnus took the form of a transportation vehicle to carry soldiers and the wounded. With his new mission on Earth there will be many opportunities to transport fellow Cybertron warriors.
Posted by fenrir72 on December 15th, 2016 @ 3:32pm CST