New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus

New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 6:57pm CST

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Given the recent release and coverage of the latest Takara Tomy offering in the Masterpiece line - MP-22 Ultra Magnus - here at Seibertron.com we've taken the opportunity to look back on some older toys deserving of gallery treatment: the G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow (Shining) Magnus!

All three appear in 2000/2001, sharing the same basic mold (the classic Diaclone redeco of Powered Convoy) with an Optimus Prime/Convoy basic robot-truck, and a trailer that becomes its armour. What the Reissue differed in from the original toy was mostly in the package, and included all the same accessories, from guns to missile launcher to fists. The other two, however, while coming with all the same parts, showed off very different decos (as you can see below): 'Shining' Magnus in its yellow translucent plastic, was somehow meant to show the Matrix glowing moment at the death of Optimus Prime in the 1986 movie, and the Movie Preview Magnus was a nod to promotional material of the animated feature, showing the red, black and blue deco (like its Diaclone predecessor) to the character rather than its final colours. Find out more about them in the galleries by clicking on the images below!



Generation One Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus


Generation One Matrix Glow Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus


Generation One Ultra Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus

Transformers News: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus


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Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1638841)
Posted by steve2275 on January 13th, 2015 @ 8:06pm CST
pretty cool
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1638860)
Posted by YRQRM0 on January 13th, 2015 @ 9:47pm CST
There's something beautiful about repaints standing next to each other man... :BOWDOWN:
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1638899)
Posted by dragons on January 14th, 2015 @ 12:51am CST
Yellow Magnus look better if it was blue and white yellow no comment what it looks like
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1638960)
Posted by ScottyP on January 14th, 2015 @ 8:18am CST
The Matrix Glow Magnus is one of my favorite Transformers ever. Something about it is just too cool. Never looks good in pictures but in hand it's a thing to behold.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639058)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 14th, 2015 @ 1:16pm CST
We here at Seibertron.com are pleased to present to the general public a trio of updates to our ever-expanding galleries; ladies and gentlemen, enter Generation One Million Publishing Skids and Screech and Encore Skids! Skids and Screech, redecoes of the original Skids and Crosscut respectively in decoes evocative of Revenge of the Fallen Skids and Mudflap, were released in 2009 as a mail-away exclusive to those who purchased Transformers Generations 2009 Volume 3. Encore Skids, also a 2009 release, features a slightly tweaked deco and a handful of tampographs in addition to stickers. As usual, if you would like to be taken to each full gallery, click either the links or the images themselves to be taken to them!

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Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639064)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 14th, 2015 @ 1:39pm CST
Trivia about Screech. His bio reveals that he is actually another version of Skids (but using a different name, likely to avoid confusion with the other Skids) who accidentally got pulled into the green Skids's world by an experiment that the green Skids was working on.

As Screech's bio was written by Simon Furman, and since the Marvel UK comics not only had G1 Skids lost in limbo for a few years before he finally got out, but also had Skids drawn with the Crosscut/Screech head for some reason (after skids got freed, that is), it is loosely implied (but NOT factually stated) that Screech might possibly be Marvel UK G1 Skids (with the green Skids being the cartoon version).
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639093)
Posted by ishigoto on January 14th, 2015 @ 2:12pm CST
Right, because geewunners want to for homages to Bayformers. :michaelbay:
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639094)
Posted by Shockwave7 on January 14th, 2015 @ 2:13pm CST
Looking at all the pix of these G1 reissues makes me realize just how crummy some of them were. I know it was 80s tech, which just doesn't hold a candle to modern figures, but YUCK. It really seemed towards the end of the 80s there that the toy designers just phoned it in, and they weren't bothering to make them even look halfway decent. None of them look to have separated legs, they all seem to transform by flipping out the back end to form both legs as one solid piece. Even the ones that LOOK like separate legs are really just one leg with metal rods stabbed through them both so they can't be moved independently.

Keep your G1's. I'll take the newer figures. Sure there's no metal and no chrome on them, but they are light years ahead of the G1 figures in terms of appearance, poseability and fun.

The only reissue that MAY be of interest to me is Trypticon.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639119)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 14th, 2015 @ 2:56pm CST
Not going to lie, I'd LOVE G1 versions of some of the good Movieverse characters. Bad cop Barricade out of Prowl? Yes please!
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639122)
Posted by ScottyP on January 14th, 2015 @ 3:01pm CST
Shockwave7 wrote:It really seemed towards the end of the 80s there that the toy designers just phoned it in, and they weren't bothering to make them even look halfway decent.

You bring up fair points and I'm not here to debate your valid feelings towards G1 toys, but I do feel the need to go a little bit Turbo-Nerd here and point out that the Diaclone mold used for Skids was originally released in Japan in 1982, and therefore was probably designed in '80 or '81, which is very much not the "end of the 80s".
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639127)
Posted by Metroplex79 on January 14th, 2015 @ 3:09pm CST
Shockwave7 wrote:Looking at all the pix of these G1 reissues makes me realize just how crummy some of them were. I know it was 80s tech, which just doesn't hold a candle to modern figures, but YUCK. It really seemed towards the end of the 80s there that the toy designers just phoned it in, and they weren't bothering to make them even look halfway decent. None of them look to have separated legs, they all seem to transform by flipping out the back end to form both legs as one solid piece. Even the ones that LOOK like separate legs are really just one leg with metal rods stabbed through them both so they can't be moved independently.

Keep your G1's. I'll take the newer figures. Sure there's no metal and no chrome on them, but they are light years ahead of the G1 figures in terms of appearance, poseability and fun.

The only reissue that MAY be of interest to me is Trypticon.

Ahem, many of the early G1s were from mid-late 70s designs. The 80s just slapped G1 names on them.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639156)
Posted by RhA on January 14th, 2015 @ 4:15pm CST
Those two look great.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639163)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 14th, 2015 @ 4:34pm CST
Metroplex79 wrote:
Shockwave7 wrote:Looking at all the pix of these G1 reissues makes me realize just how crummy some of them were. I know it was 80s tech, which just doesn't hold a candle to modern figures, but YUCK. It really seemed towards the end of the 80s there that the toy designers just phoned it in, and they weren't bothering to make them even look halfway decent. None of them look to have separated legs, they all seem to transform by flipping out the back end to form both legs as one solid piece. Even the ones that LOOK like separate legs are really just one leg with metal rods stabbed through them both so they can't be moved independently.

Keep your G1's. I'll take the newer figures. Sure there's no metal and no chrome on them, but they are light years ahead of the G1 figures in terms of appearance, poseability and fun.

The only reissue that MAY be of interest to me is Trypticon.

Ahem, many of the early G1s were from mid-late 70s designs. The 80s just slapped G1 names on them.


Nope, still early 80's for both Microman and Diaclone, think 1982-1984. Microman started in the 70's, and in accordance with Japanese law at the time, that year was stamped on the toys even though the toys were created a decade later.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639227)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 14th, 2015 @ 9:50pm CST
Seibertron's camera has been on fire lately, new galleries left and right, it seems. You've seen some of our newest galleries in our news feed this week and we're going to keep on trucking with our newest G1 galleries featuring the Hasbro Commemorative Series line.

Seibertron.com is proud to present our newest galleries: Commemorative Series Perceptor, Skids, and Ultra Magnus

Speaking of Ultra Magnus, if you haven't seen our gallery of the newly released MP-22 Ultra Magnus, you can see it by clicking right here.

Without further ado, we present the Commemorative Series galleries, and you can see more of each figure by clicking on the pictures below:

G1 Commemorative Series Ultra Magnus

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G1 Commemorative Series Perceptor

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G1 Commemorative Series Skids

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Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639229)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 14th, 2015 @ 9:51pm CST
Shockwave7 wrote:Keep your G1's.


I do believe I will thanks. Nostalgia is a hell of a drug.
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639367)
Posted by ScottyP on January 15th, 2015 @ 9:20am CST
The TRU Skids in the galleries has all his stickers adhered well. Mine were a struggle to get on, and I'm sure if I looked at it some fell off and got lost. Anyone else have sticker grief with that one?
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639910)
Posted by Va'al on January 16th, 2015 @ 3:56pm CST
Here's another two galleries on Seibertron.com to help you through the final Friday lurch and the start of a good weekend - and another blast from the past it is! We're proud to finally show two very interesting redecos of Powermaster Optimus Prime and God Ginrai from Super God Masterforce.

First up is Nucleon Quest Super Convoy and Nebulan Powermaster partner Hi-Q, a 2001 Japanese Toys'R'Us Exclusive black redeco of the Optimus figure, including beam cannons and rifle, and the super robot head. The second bot is the fantastically orange Fire Guts God Ginrai (homaged in the 2014 BotCon set) formed by Godbomber and Super Ginrai, released in 2002 also as Japanese exclusive. Head below and through the galleries for more!


Super God Masterforce Nucleon Quest Super Convoy

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Super God Masterforce Fire Guts God Ginrai

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Super God Masterforce Fire Guts Godbomber

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Super God Masterforce Fire Guts Super Ginrai

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Super God Masterforce Fire Guts Ginrai

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Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639934)
Posted by ScottyP on January 16th, 2015 @ 5:11pm CST
One of the best reissues from that era, something about that mold where my reissue feels higher quality than the original.

Love the Fire Guts deco. Passed up on a great deal for Nucleon Quest back at TF Con. Damn this whole "making responsible choices" thing! Always wished that version also had the God Bomber done up in black too.

Maybe if they ever get around to an MP Ginrai we can see some of these decos again!
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639942)
Posted by shajaki on January 16th, 2015 @ 5:24pm CST
=P~ =P~ =P~

one day.... one day...
Re: New Galleries: G1 Reissue Ultra Magnus, Movie Preview Version Ultra Magnus and Matrix Glow Magnus (1639951)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 16th, 2015 @ 6:01pm CST
Super Convoy is pretty cool from a fictional standpoint. Though he's part of the Japanese G1 cartoon continuity, his backstory contains elements from the Hasbro packaging backstory of the Action Masters and the Marvel Comics origin of Powermaster Optimus Prime. The toy's backstory introduced Nebulos, Nebulan Binary-Bonding, the Hasbro Powermaster concept, the Nebulan scientist Hi-Q, and Nucleon into the Japanese continuity; and placed the setting of this toy's backstory after Operation Combination right before G-2, sort of in a "G1.5" era.

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