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Nevermore
2006-11-27, 07:34 AM
Titanium 6" Starscream (first seen at SDCC):
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/titanium/cybertron_heroes/starscream/starscream_01.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/titanium/cybertron_heroes/starscream/starscream_02.jpg

Titanium 6" RiD Optimus Prime (first seen at SDCC):
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/titanium/cybertron_heroes/rid_optimus_prime/rid_prime_01.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/titanium/cybertron_heroes/rid_optimus_prime/rid_prime_02.jpg

Classics Ramjet:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/classics/deluxes/ramjet/ramjet_01.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/classics/deluxes/ramjet/ramjet_02.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/classics/deluxes/ramjet/ramjet_03.jpg

Also, more Classics Ultra Magnus (from the Wal*Mart exclusive two-pack with Skywarp):
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/classics/others/magnus_vs_skywarp/ultra_magnus_10.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/classics/others/magnus_vs_skywarp/ultra_magnus_11.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/classics/others/magnus_vs_skywarp/ultra_magnus_12.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/classics/others/magnus_vs_skywarp/ultra_magnus_13.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/classics/others/magnus_vs_skywarp/ultra_magnus_14.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/new_toys/classics/others/magnus_vs_skywarp/ultra_magnus_15.jpg

Tetsuro
2006-11-27, 07:51 AM
Ultra Magnus comes with Skywarp, you mean?

Denyer
2006-11-27, 10:22 AM
Yeah, it's a twin-pack.

Tetsuro
2006-11-27, 10:24 AM
...Ultra Magnus and Skywarp are twins?

The plot thickens!

ColdBain
2006-11-27, 11:28 AM
6" Starscream is looking pretty good, excellent paint job there. I'm a wee bit disappointed in the Robot mode of the RiD Optimus, seems a little bland in that picture (maybe it's another case of seeing it in the flesh before one decides). Ultra Magnus really seems to suit the Classics Optimus Prime mould, the white is really bitching! Can't wait till the 'Vs Pack' with Skywarp comes out. Ramjet, of course, is also looking great. I'm pretty sure though that earlier pictures of Ramjet had more red on his front in Robot mode, but maybe I was dreamig. Looking good!

Nevermore
2006-11-27, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by Tetsuro
Ultra Magnus comes with Skywarp, you mean?

Whoops. Posted that in a hurry earlier this morning. :glance:

Rhodes
2006-11-27, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by Tetsuro
...Ultra Magnus and Skywarp are twins?

The plot thickens!


ehehehehehehehe :D :laugh:

inflatable dalek
2006-11-27, 08:17 PM
Ramjet pwns Starscream.

Springer007
2006-11-27, 09:29 PM
quick question, which line is it that is coming out with the cartoon version of Ultra Magnus that we all saw a pic of, was it Titanium or Classics? The thing is gargantuan apparently and I am curious because my nephew asked me about that the other day when that toy is coming out.

Tetsuro
2006-11-27, 10:17 PM
If you mean the G1 UM, that's Titanium. And no, we have no idea of when that one comes out as of yet. And no, it's not gargantuan, at least height-wise; it's six inches tall just like other Titaniums.

And nephew? :wtf:

Springer007
2006-11-27, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by Tetsuro
If you mean the G1 UM, that's Titanium. And no, we have no idea of when that one comes out as of yet. And no, it's not gargantuan, at least height-wise; it's six inches tall just like other Titaniums.

And nephew? :wtf:
he saw a picture of it on my computer and wanted it when he saw it. only eight years old, but knows quality when he sees it since he sees my reissue Ultra Magnus on a shelf on display. I could have been fooled from the picture because of this: the picture of it shows it is a bulky looking figure. I assumed that it might be bigger height wise to transformer into a car carrier. I don't think I have a picture of it transformed into alternate mode, but if someone does I would appreciate it being sent through a pm. Thanks and cheers :)

Brimstone
2006-11-27, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by Springer007
only eight years old, but knows quality when he sees it since he sees my reissue Ultra Magnus on a shelf on display.I apparently don't know quality when I see it because I've been wrong about every single Titanium so far (except for Megatron, I thought that was gonna suck, and it did in fact suck)

I thought Prime was gonna rock, but it was poorly made and not nearly as detailed as I'd hoped.

I didn't have much hope for Thundercracker or Jetfire, but they looked pretty slick in person, and sure enough...everything I hated about prime was fixed on these two. It was very nice. These two figures are excellent.

Then there's Scourge and Optimal Optimus. Scourge was incredible...just the coolest looking figure I'd seen in a while. And really gave the original Scourge toy a run for its money (the original Scourge was my favorite transformer as a kid). Optimal Optimus...I've never been a fan of the figure, but after Season 3 Beast Wars and the end of Beast Machines on DVD (finally) the design really started to grow on me. But I thought the Titanium figure looked retarded...pictures of it, that is. But again I was fooled. Sourge was back to a loose piece of crap like Prime was and Optimal Optimus is by far the most solid 6" Titanium so far. It is currently my favorite of the series.

So, the interesting thing is...what happens with this next batch? Given that I like Thundercracker so much, Starscream will probably be pretty good...but it's a repaint, so who cares. What I'm really looking forward to is Rodimus Prime and Ultra Magnus. Rodimus because it looks slick as hell and is the first good figure of him (in his G1 design, that is...Energon Rodimus, Cybertron Excellion, and Classics Hot Rodimus are all really cool, too). And Ultra Magnus because...well...I just like that character. But I don't remember how the figure looks, so I'm not sure what I think of that one just yet. This is the first I've seen of RiD Optimus Prime. Not sure what I think yet. I was never that big a fan of this particular design myself. And Soundwave...well, I think I'd prefer the TRU rerelease. But, they could both surprise me, as this whole line has so far. :)

Kamille
2006-11-28, 03:00 AM
I must have Ramjet!:mad:

Springer007
2006-11-28, 03:45 AM
i love rodimus prime too, they fixed all the major problems of the old toy in every single way. i always wondered to myself how his legs would be, but sure enough they are part of the futuristic truck cab! and they, from what i could tell, improve the original magnus design instead of it being a repaint of optimus lol. i bought the little guy Jetfire and i was impressed by him. now to go further with what i mean by quality, they are mainly metal and they are pretty easy to turn into alt mode, even he (who has to have his dad, my brother transform them for the kid) could transform them easily lol. i guess that is what i was saying. i do think scourge is promising too they fixed everything abotu the old toy, but hell even the old toy rocked!

another tf fan
2006-11-28, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by Brimstone
... Scourge was back to a loose piece of crap like Prime ..

I gotta disagree with that. Scourge is tight and well detailed.
Of all the titaniums he is the only one so far that doesn't have pieces come off when you take him out of the box.

Tetsuro
2006-11-28, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by another tf fan
I gotta disagree with that. Scourge is tight and well detailed.
Of all the titaniums he is the only one so far that doesn't have pieces come off when you take him out of the box.
If he was loose, people wouldn't be able to pose him into a kung fu kick like I've seen them do...

Brimstone
2006-11-28, 09:08 PM
Well then, mine is loose.

His legs are tight, but if I do anythings with his arms other than have them hang straight down, both elbows bend backwards so that the forearms and fists are poited straight down. There is no hold in his elbows...they swing so much, they act like he's got lubricated berrings for elbows.

That makes me sad if Scourge is actually a good Titanium, and it's just mine that's crap. :(

Sharky
2006-11-29, 09:53 AM
Ramjet looks like a nice bit of remolding. And also the remolding seems to have (incidentally or otherwise) done way with the poseability issues of Starscreams arms. That one looks like a buyer

Clogs
2006-11-29, 01:18 PM
Screamer and Ramjet. Ooooooh! :cool:

numbat
2006-11-29, 06:10 PM
Ramjet looks great in every picture I've seen so far. I love the way the mold has been adapted. (And by its nature, articulation is likely to be improved from the standard Seeker...)

I totally love the Classics UM, and he would be the first white Prime (with no armour) version I own even if he wasn't coming with Skywarp - who is essential, let's face it. ;) UM's colours just seem to suit the mold far better than Prime.

A bit disapointed by the Titanium RID Prime, though. He just doesn't look as great as other Titanium treatments, which is a pitty as he is by far one of my fave Primes. Think I'll be sticking to the original version, unless he does turn out to look much better in real life, or has an unimaginably fun transformation.

Both Classics and Titaniums continue to rock more than suck though! Yay for Hasbro!

:)

Arcee
2006-11-29, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by Clogs
Screamer and Ramjet. Ooooooh! :cool:

Agreed. Proof that Hasbro loves us. (Or at least loves our money enough to offer us some real nifty stuff in exchange for it.)

numbat
2006-11-29, 09:16 PM
Proof that Hasbro loves us. (Or at least loves our money enough to offer us some real nifty stuff in exchange for it.)

Or that they're getting better at making the nifty guys - they've offered up some poor figures that leads me to suspect it's our money they're really after anyhoo.

It's just good that they've finally caughtened on to what fans are really after.

;)

HELLHOUND
2006-12-17, 02:53 PM
I do like the optimus prime mould for the classics line. Im just a bit fed up with the repaints of him for ultra magnus. In the cartoon, (g1) he looked great in robot mode and was a good character. You never saw him seperate from his cab.( in the comic or cartoon). So in my mind his combined form is his actual robot mode. Just because the g1 toy used a white prime cab( to get his lorry mode simalar to the original prime) all we see now is just white repaints of nearly every other prime, they havent even given him a slightly different robot. I presume its a way of saving money like with the seekers ect, but they never started of different. We all new they would be just re- colours. Where as with magnus he just looked different from the start. I know that in some continuities there brothers, which is fine i just think it would have been nice to have the classics toy to look like a reimaginig of his cartoon g1 format.

Springer007
2006-12-17, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by HELLHOUND
I do like the optimus prime mould for the classics line. Im just a bit fed up with the repaints of him for ultra magnus. In the cartoon, (g1) he looked great in robot mode and was a good character. You never saw him seperate from his cab.( in the comic or cartoon). So in my mind his combined form is his actual robot mode. Just because the g1 toy used a white prime cab( to get his lorry mode simalar to the original prime) all we see now is just white repaints of nearly every other prime, they havent even given him a slightly different robot. I presume its a way of saving money like with the seekers ect, but they never started of different. We all new they would be just re- colours. Where as with magnus he just looked different from the start. I know that in some continuities there brothers, which is fine i just think it would have been nice to have the classics toy to look like a reimaginig of his cartoon g1 format.
Apparently they are making up for the lack of originality with the Titanium line with Magnus. Who knows, they might make the car trailer to go with him in Classics, just takes time for someone at Hasbro or the outside to design the trailer, and then how the pieces would fit onto the toy.

numbat
2006-12-17, 06:29 PM
Who knows, they might make the car trailer to go with him [UM] in Classics

Hey, in this day and age, given how Transformers have developed, an additional trailer-esque character would fit quite nicely, who could combine with Ultra Magnus to form his larger mode. It would have far greater marketability (especially with kids), and would fit nicely with the current ethos of 'bring out another figure to combine with, erm, say Prime? Or maybe Megatron?'

That said, I still love Armada Overload's design, and that chap needs the trailer for the head (and certainly made for an obvious Magnus repaint).

I do have my doubts as to whether the Classics line has enough time to privide the variety of molds that fans would certainly like, though. The movie is approaching fast...

;)

HELLHOUND
2006-12-18, 09:23 AM
Oh yeah I forgot about overloads repaint, he is one of my favourite armada toys. I didnt get the magnus repaint as I already had the red overload. But if I had the choice id go for the yellow and black version wich i think was a american ltd eddition. He looked well cool.

numbat
2006-12-18, 06:53 PM
Yeah - the yellow, black and maroon Overload was a Costco limited (set with a rescue themed Optimus Prime). I managed to get him in a toyshop in Wales (while I worked down there) for 15 (whole MIB set) in a sale. Well chuffed (I reviewed him, with plenty pretty pictures up here - was part of the Energon line).

I really love the mold. I just tracked down a Sentinel Maximus for a price I was willing to pay, and am looking forward to it arriving (no doubt delays with Christmas post...)!

In the long run, I'd like to get Energon Magnus and Armada Overload, but they're not high priority (I rarely buy repaints or remolds of figures I have anyway).

But, yeah, I think the mold worked well as a homage to G1 Ultra Magnus (certainly better than a repainted Fattimus cab would have!).

:)

Clogs
2006-12-18, 09:53 PM
Have the UM version - Overload was nowhere to be found, but the colours looked totally awesome on the promotional poster.

On another note, I finally got hold of Armada Starscream. Second hand, intact, just a tenner. Oh, yes!!! Now - anyone actually seen/got the Titanium Skywarp? All I've found is Megs and I shied away in case he was saggy, a bit loose at the seams...darn, wrong storyline...wouldn't hold together well (qv previous posts).

zeoman4.5
2006-12-18, 10:36 PM
ULTRA MAGNUS RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He rules. Vehicle mode, Robot Mode, White Optimus lookin' robot,
Big battle body robot, new, old, small, big, he rules. Plus he was
the only Autobot brave enough to curse at the Matrix.
"Consistency is Victory".

RID Scourge
2006-12-19, 04:24 AM
Well, I liked the "White Prime=Magnus" schtick when they did the bendy Prime mold, but yeah, it's been done a little too much, now. Really glad they decided to repaint Overload as Magnus, as everyone, who saw Overload was definitely like "Oh poop! It's Ultra Magnus!" Of course, I have to admit that the only reason I'm not tired of "Teh Blak Repaint=Scourge/Nemesis Prime" is because I was such a fan of RID Scourge in RID (nah, really? Who'd've guessed that one?).

I really wish that Magnus had come with a non-essential seeker, like Sunstorm, or that purple drone-type one that they made of the PVC figs for a con exclusive. I really want Skywarp, especially if they eventually make Thundercracker. We'll see.

Brimstone
2006-12-19, 04:34 PM
I don't get it...why is everyone so sick of Magnus being a repaint of Prime...yet everyone seems to be okay with Magnus being a repaint of some other character?

Why can't we just get an original Ultra Magnus like with G1 and RiD?

That said, however, I'm a big fan of the white Prime for Magnus. The colors are so cool. :)

Jaynz
2006-12-19, 05:00 PM
Actually, I would happy if they would have just remolded the HEAD and gave him RID Magnus's head. (And maybe more blue detailing to break it up a bit).

zeoman4.5
2006-12-19, 11:31 PM
Sorry I over reacted guys. Its just that Ultra Magnus was my first
G1 that I ever knew. I was born during the end of G1/begining of
G2. So I never got to know any of the trademark G1 guys. A neighbor of mine asked me what I knew about Transformers, and
I explained out BW and RID. He showed me some old comics and
boxes and thats how I know Magnus. He was my only Christmas
present in 2003, and it was a reissue figure. Now I love Magnus,
and pounce on any chance to get a new one. I'd say that my favorite thing about him is his White Prime robot mode, which is
the true Ultra Magnus, and his motto, one of the most simple yet
most true. I really like that they're making a Classics version, plus
I also truly enjoy a good seeker mold like Skywarp.

RID Scourge
2006-12-20, 02:28 AM
Originally posted by Brimstone
I don't get it...why is everyone so sick of Magnus being a repaint of Prime...yet everyone seems to be okay with Magnus being a repaint of some other character?

Well, he's been a repaint of prime at least 3-4 times, and each time, he's got the same colors in robot mode. The thing with the Overload repaint is that that figure was just plain born to be repainted as Magnus, as most people thought it was going to be Magnus back when the first prototypes were shown. It also shows a bit more imagination.

Originally posted by TFVanguard
Actually, I would happy if they would have just remolded the HEAD and gave him RID Magnus's head. (And maybe more blue detailing to break it up a bit).

That would actually have looked really good, and might have added incentive to actually track this set down. Unfortunately, a remold would be too costly to be released as a limited exclusive.

Jaynz
2006-12-21, 01:21 AM
That would actually have looked really good, and might have added incentive to actually track this set down. Unfortunately, a remold would be too costly to be released as a limited exclusive.

Agreed, but.. well, I kinda wish that Magnus would get more 'props', ya know?

Denyer
2006-12-21, 01:52 AM
To what extent can this be blamed on Dreamwave? Don't recall any of the toy companies doing non-armour versions before that...

Clay
2006-12-21, 04:00 AM
Originally posted by Denyer
To what extent can this be blamed on Dreamwave? Don't recall any of the toy companies doing non-armour versions before that...

According to tfu.info, the earliest one was the Armada repaint in 2004.

Since then, there has been War Within Titanium (not out yet), Classics, Masterpiece, and G2 Battle Convoy reissue. I'd say it's entirely to blame on Dreamwave, but at the same time, it's not as bad as people think - only three white Prime repaints by Hasbro and two by Takara.

Black repaints, on the other hand...

Anyway, I actually prefer Magnus' inner white robot. I just dont' think he necessarily has to be a Prime repaint, though... (http://www.tfarchive.com/community/showthread.php?s=&threadid=37398)

inflatable dalek
2006-12-21, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by Denyer
To what extent can this be blamed on Dreamwave?

Everything can be blamed on Dreamwave.

numbat
2006-12-21, 11:26 AM
Everything can be blamed on Dreamwave

Well, that leaves a lot less to worry about!

Many problems solved.

(If my ex-boss had known, I'm sure he would have used it in his managementspeak.)

Very nice UM Clay!

;)

Nevermore
2006-12-21, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by Clay
According to tfu.info, the earliest one was the Armada repaint in 2004.

The oldest ones were Ultra Magnus Junior and Stamp-Bot Magnus (without "Ultra") by Takara.

The first "recent" one was the Palisades statue.