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Old 2008-07-05, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Universe Unicron (new clearer image)

A.k.a. Armada Unicron in new packaging.

http://www.seibertron.com/transforme...-in-box/13452/

If anyone can find the original thread at AcToys...
 
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Old 2008-07-05, 03:49 PM   #2
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This is great for new collectors who haven't bought him yet. I might buy one to keep MISB when he goes on clearance if there isn't anything I'm looking for at the time.

Maybe we'll get a Primus re-release(repaint?) in the future?
 
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Old 2008-07-05, 05:55 PM   #3
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Poor Unicron. Reduced to a mere Decepticon... I'm surprised that they're not going to repaint him again for the Universe line like they did for Energon. It certainly beats having to get him off of a certain auction site!
 
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Old 2008-07-05, 08:09 PM   #4
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I'm happy about this. I stopped collecting the Armada line after the first wave, but had always regretted not picking up the big guy. Now I have a second chance.
 
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Old 2008-07-05, 08:16 PM   #5
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Never really had the chance either, due to monetary limitations at the time. Plus I was just starting High School and had no job.
 
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Old 2008-07-05, 10:40 PM   #6
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I already have Unicron, actually to my best recollection it's the only thing I bought from Armada (I kind of fell out of my interest in Transformers at that time, but remembering Unicron from the movie, I just had to have it). Sadly I have no idea where the wings, planet halves, and Mini-Con are.
 
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Old 2008-07-06, 12:04 AM   #7
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I'm surprised that they're not going to repaint him again for the Universe line like they did for Energon.
This release is probably leftover stock from Armada.
 
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Old 2008-07-06, 12:51 PM   #8
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Just how good a figure is it.
And how does it match up size wise with MP Prime or G1 Omega Supreme?
 
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Old 2008-07-06, 01:11 PM   #9
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I haven't transformed mine even once but just the robot mode is incredibly fun.

MP Prime's head just barely reaches Unicron's chest. I'd take a photo of the figures next to each other but they're both embarrassingly dusty at the moment. Hopefully this will do (Unicron photo from tfu.info)...

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...forcompare.jpg

Mind you, I'm a cheapskate with really bad timing, so I used the Hasbro 20th Anniversary Prime for the comparison. Not that it matters, but it's just gotta be said. Don't want anyone thinking I'd let the Masterpiece one get dusty, nor that I would put out that kind of money in the first place, ha.
 

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Old 2008-07-06, 01:53 PM   #10
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Alas, Unicron's in the attic just now (I do have a display cabinet now, but he ain't in it and we haven't sorted the cupboards out in our new house yet, so a lot of stuff found its way into the attic for temporary hiding, including all my non-displayed TFs...).

However, here's a photo comparing him with Primus, G1 Galvatron (Anime repaint) and Cybertron Vector Prime (well, Galaxy Force release). He's quite big.



His planet mode is quite deformed, but that does allow it to rest easily on a shelf at least, and I think it's really quite nifty. Concessions were made so as to allow for such a great robot mode, I think - at the slight expense of planet mode. (Primus went the opposite way - he has a perfect planet mode, at the expense of his robot form.)

Planet mode, compared with Primus below:



He's certainly one of my fave TFs. He captures the G1 design very well for a toy, and he is huge (with great articulation). It's good to see him released again.
 
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Old 2008-07-06, 02:30 PM   #11
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Just wondered as I always see him go for silly money on Ebay and thought he must be huge.
I'll pick him up if I see him for a decent price(assuming he gets a release over here) and he would go on my "BIG" shelf with the likes of MP Prime,OS,Scorponok,Trypticon and Metroplex so he would be towering over them which I like the sound of.
 
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Old 2008-07-06, 03:02 PM   #12
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Didn't see someone post it here...

From TFW 2005:

"this is a store exclusive, it is a Toys R Us exclusive. Also, this is the one that has been shown as a mock up, we don't know if the deco will be changed by the time it starts shipping but this is one is not the finished product. ...we were hoping the final product would be '86 movie acurate in deco but Hasbro has yet to enlighten us."

This is interesting, i realy can't wait, and see if he realy get more G1 acurate colors.
 
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Old 2008-07-06, 03:03 PM   #13
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Awesome, now I can get one. Finally, Primus will have an opponent...
 
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Old 2008-07-07, 02:15 AM   #14
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we were hoping the final product would be '86 movie acurate in deco but Hasbro has yet to enlighten us."

This is interesting, i realy can't wait, and see if he realy get more G1 acurate colors.
Yeah, if they got rid of some of that purple and put in more silver he'd look great.
 
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Old 2008-07-07, 03:29 AM   #15
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Red face My reaction in seeing a new Unicron toy that was added in Hasbro's new Transformers toy line.

Awesome the destroyer of the Planet Cybertron in his very own action figure. I just hope Snarler the Decepticon Assault Warrior and the mysterious Decepticon Hypnotist Mindwipe will be added in the near future in this Hasbro Transformers toy line.
 
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Old 2008-07-07, 06:45 AM   #16
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Awesome the destroyer of the Planet Cybertron in his very own action figure.
You are aware that this is just an old toy in new packaging, are you?

I did point this out in my initial post, after all...
 
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Old 2008-07-08, 03:05 PM   #17
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Source: http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...-image-165314/

Here is a much clearer picture of this figure in box, found at a certain well known auction site...
 
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Old 2008-07-08, 03:37 PM   #18
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Simply awesome news! I always wanted one of these but could never find one. Plus it helps for all us KItbashers out there who want this guys mid section to make our own combiners with.
 
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Old 2008-07-09, 05:05 AM   #19
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Simply awesome news! I always wanted one of these but could never find one. Plus it helps for all us KItbashers out there who want this guys mid section to make our own combiners with.
Wish i had the cash; to spend so much $, then just use 1% of it.

I already have the armada version, so i'll pass this up. Don't see the difference.
 
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Old 2008-07-09, 05:20 AM   #20
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If I ever find him I'll pick him up, but I was never a big fan of Unicron and I've disliked every Transformer series since G1...especially Energon/Cybertron.

But this guy looks close enough to G1 that I'll make an exception. lol...
Too bad he dosen't come with a mini Galvatron Figure for him to kick around.


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