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Classics & Masterpeice Ultra Magnus Trailers

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Knightwing at 2008-02-22 8:16 pm
There is a long standing debate amoung the fan base over if a white Optimus Prime is infact Ultra Magnus.  Many have no problem with Prime white = Ultra Magnus.  Many others say if he doesn't have a battle suit of some kind it's not Ultra Magnus.  It's a Prime repaint of some kind, but not Ultra Magnus.  I've even heard of some saying that Prime white is Magnus, but to be Ultra Magnus he needs his body armor. 

No matter how you define it, there is one simple and long standing truth to the fanbases interest in Ultra Magnus and for that matter Optimus Prime.  It's this, fans would much rather have a semi with a trailer than one without. 

Due to that simple truth, the folks at www.actoys.net have an image up of a Classics Ultra Magnus trailer upgrade.  You can see the pic here via www.TFW2005.com.  Little is known at this time about the trailer like when it will be avialible and how much it will cost.  We will update you as soon as we can.

I know this is old info, but it seemed to fit in this topic very well.  For those of you who would really like to have a G1 Masterpeice Ultra Magnus, here's your chance.  You'll have to buy your MP-02 off ebay or some other site to start, but there is a trailer avialible.  www.marksprojects.com is making another batch of transforming G1 style trailers for Ultra Magnus.  The trailer does infact transform into Ultra Magnus' body armor.  You can order this fantastic trailer here and look at the pics here.  Be warned, this appears to be a single individual who makes these himself in low volumes.  As such this is not a cheep trailer.  I for one would buy it in a second if I had the cash.  But, it's beyond what my wallet can handle right now.

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12345678910 said,  - 2008-02-22 21:30:34
COOL
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-02-22 21:43:01
I've seen both of these info. I like both ideas. But I hate to break it to ya, but this is VERY old news (refering to the MP-02 trailer).

But old news or not, I'm glad this site's finally recognized the info for these trailers. Yay.
12345678910 said,  - 2008-02-22 23:24:24
ya sabrblade
megatron said,  - 2008-02-22 23:27:25
lets think about g1 for a sec.
Overhaul said,  - 2008-02-23 00:25:37
I've been aware of Marksprojects for quite some time, and he is quite a talented kitbasher. His Ultra Magnus trailer/armor is pretty sweet, but definatly out of my price range (not to mention I don't even have the MP-2 Magnus figure to begin with).
The Classics Ultra Magnus is great news. Ever since I heard about the Magnus/Skywarp Target two pack, I had been toying with the idea of kitbashing an old G1 trailer to transform into the armor. Alas, I never could find him at a decent price since I missed his release.
Hopefully this is the figure and the trailer (I would imagine so, with a limited release like that), so I'll definatly snatch him up if I see him.
Tramp said,  - 2008-02-23 02:28:58
Well, I already built my own trailer/armor for my Classics Ultra Magnus: http://www.tfarchive.com/fandom/kitbashes/Tramp/Classics_Ultra_Magnus/?dgallery=browse
so, you're a tfan too huh? said,  - 2008-02-23 02:45:51
lordmegatron
Rhinox said,  - 2008-02-23 06:11:18
Ew tramp,put that thing away,children come here.
Knightwing said,  - 2008-02-23 06:57:35
Yes Saborblade, MarksProjects U.M. trailer is old news. But, there are a number of people who've joined the fandom since it's orignal reporting to whom it is new. And yes, the Classics trailer is old news (sort of). The first image of this concept (about a week ago) was bad and blurry and found to have a virus attached to it. Meaning, there was a reasonable chance it was a hoax. Now it seems more legit, so I posted it.

Tramp - Nice work! I have as yet to try my hand at kitbashing. But, it's easy to see when someone puts a lot of hard work into one.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-02-23 09:17:12
So is the Classics one being made by Hasbro/Takara? 'Cause that would be sick! I'm really fond of my Magnus figure and I'd love to get an expansion to upgrade him.
12345678910 said,  - 2008-02-23 10:21:36
tramp can i buy that trailer/armor from you?with a box?
Knightwing said,  - 2008-02-23 10:41:47
TPR - A good question. At this point there's no offical answer to that either. I'm guessing it's being done by a fan group/web site. But, it could be a Tomy/Tak or even an E-hobby.
12345678910 said,  - 2008-02-23 10:50:47
the classics trailer looks weard
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-02-23 13:07:39
Now not only do I want the Cliffjumper one, I want the Magnus one.
optimusp13 said,  - 2008-02-23 22:00:01
Classics Magnus trailer... looks so.... sick!!! Must get... *drools*
Rhinox said,  - 2008-02-24 12:50:16
I love my magnus as a white prime,but i may buy that trailer kit for classics magnus anyway.
highguard said,  - 2008-02-24 20:11:28
actually marksprojects has just posted a NEW type of mp-02 trailer... a perfect edition and MY GOD !!! it,s just that ...perfect ...

look

http://www.marksprojects.com/perfectultra.htm
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-02-24 20:42:57
Wow, nice find, highguard. But for some odd reason, I seem to like his old one better.
Mighty Maximal said,  - 2008-02-24 21:28:01
I was disapointed that Energon Ultra Magnus' Mini-con was not called "Magnus" personally.

I think in comic terms it makes sense to call the White Robot Magnus and the Full kit "Ultra Magnus".

However - Optimus Prime is still Optimus Prime with or without his trailer.

I heard it sometimes refered to as "Combat mode" when he's combined with the trailer.

There's probably more White Optimus repaints called Optimus Prime than there is toys that look like the trailer combined mode now.

There's the MP one, The Classic, The G2 Laser Magnus, the Revoltech - & the WST they all are White Optimus / Convoy based - not to mention that feature is present on the original G1 toy.

The Energon Version seems to based on the super mode though.

Personally I like to call the Cab unit plain Magnus - but I'm not going to take offense if someone calls it Ultra Magnus.
Tramp said,  - 2008-02-28 17:46:01
Thanks Knightwing. IT did take a lot of time and money to build. As for selling it, No, I can't. I don't have the "know-how" to mold and cast pieces, and building a second is just to expensive and too much work. I don't even know if I could. I do have plenty of WIP pics for anyone who wants to attempt to build one of their own though.
highguard said,  - 2008-04-26 09:59:01
your trailer sucks tramp you could have done better
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