U.S. Name: MAGNA JET CONVOY   Jap. Name: SAME 

Cartoon First Appearance: N/A

Toy Catalog Number: N/A

 

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When these figures were first released, there was no gift set version.  And so, I had to purchase each component separately starting with Armada Optimus Prime followed by Armada Jetfire and later Energon Ultra Magnus.  The fans did not know Jet Convoy has the ability to merge with Ultra Magnus (or Overload) until the figure was finally released.  

 

R-0 Jet Convoy & Magna Jet Convoy's motto and tech specifications:  

Affiliate: autobots | Subgroup: none | Function: leader | Alt. Mode: n/a |

| STR -- | INTL --| SPD --| ENDN -- | RNK --| CRG-- | FRPW -- | SKL -- |

Magna Jet Convoy's Motto:

Not Applicable.

 

Magna Jet Convoy's Bio:

Not Applicable.

Unfortunately the U.S. version did not have any motto or tech spec for either Magna Jet Convoy or Jet Convoy.  However, they may have in Japanese Cannon.

 

NOTE-1: This review page is meant to give you some ideas about the figure should you decide to obtain one, or even just for nostalgic or sentimental purposes.  They're just my opinion and I hold no responsibility for your action.  If you have questions about this review or if there's a section or image that owned by you and I didn't give you credit, please click email from the main page.  I'll make the correction once I receive your info.  Have fun.

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R-1 Magna Jet Convoy Armada in its Original condition:

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1 - Armada Optimus Prime was packaged with the following contents: "1" red cab, "1" trailer, "1" yellow car (a mini-con: Sparkplug), "1" black gun, "1" gray missile, "1" instruction sheet, "1" toy catalog combine with comic #1, and "1" sticker trading card.  

2 - Armada Jefire was packaged with the following contents: "1" space shutter, "1" 6 wheels moon rover (a minicon or front landing gear), "1" shield (or rear landing gear), "2" red bombs,  "1" instruction sheet, "1" toy catalog combine with comic #2, and "1" sticker trading card.

3 - Energon Ultra Magnus was packaged with the following contents: "1" cab, "1" trailer, "2" Ultra Magnus' missiles, "1" satellite, "1" Astroscope's missile, "1" shuttle, "1" shuttle carrier, "1" Ultra Magnus  instruction sheet, "1" Space Team instruction sheet, "1" trading card, and "1" Toy Catalog/ comic.

 

R-2 Energon Ultra Magnus/ Armada Optimus Prime/ Armada Jetfire in Vehicle Mode:

magjetconvoy1.jpg (58881 bytes)Once fans got a hold of Armada Optimus Prime for the first time, the first suspicious question was like why was there a hole on the back and bottom of Prime's trailer?  The answer was later revealed when Ultra Magnus (or Overload) was released.  Energon Ultra Magnus trailer can be hauled by either Prime cab or connected onto the back of Prime trailer.  Of course to this, you would have to take out the Minicon Knockout (the white cab of Ultra Magnus) to avoid the conflict.  During this hauling process, Knockout can be converted into a gun and store on either Ultra Magnus trailer (top left image) or on Prime trailer (middle image).  Last but not least, Jetfire can be carried by Ultra Magnus and when all three are connected to one another it gives you that massive and overload caravan transport looks.  

 

R-3 As Jet Convoy:

jetconvoyrob1.jpg (116729 bytes)When Armada Armada Optimus Prime and Armada Jetfire merges with one another, the result is Jet Convoy.  In Japan, Optimus Prime is known as Convoy so technically, the U.S. is borrowing a Japanese combine name.  If Hasbro were to use the English name, then it would either be Jet Optimus or Jet Prime which doesn't sound too good compare to Jet Convoy.  Anyhow, Optimus forms the upper body while Jetfire forms the pant.  The connection between these two are very secure unlike Omega Prime of RID.  In addition, the transformation isn't too complex.  Jet Convoy biggest weakness is articulation.  The reason is that his elbow cannot bent fully upright, only about 80 degree up.  As for the rest, he hardly has them see R-5 for more detail.

 

R-4 As Magna Jet Convoy:

magjetconvoyrob1.jpg (113965 bytes)magenergonweap1.jpg (41101 bytes)Jet Convoy merges with Energon Ultra Magnus to form Magna Jet Convoy (left image).  Surprisingly, the connection among the trio are very stable in their combine mode.  Just like R-3, this combiner name is also derived from the Japanese Canon since the  U.S. didn't have one.  The right image is what  Energon Ultra Magnus looks like in his dual cannon mode which is placed on top of Jet Convoy shoulder and the connection is joined just below his neck.  To do this configuration, you have to detach Energon Ultra Magnus lower leg and reattach onto the the arm then do a simple rotation and you're all set.  If you don't have Armada Jetfire action figure, Energon Ultra Magnus cannon mode can still be used and merged with Armada Optimus Prime.  In order to this, Prime would have to merge with his trailer first to form the Super Prime mode before combining with  Energon Ultra Magnus.  The two black missiles that come with Energon Ultra Magnus is designed to use in the cannon mode and in R-5 below.  Strangely, Energon Ultra Magnus cannot use the two missiles during his regular robot mode or the jet carrier mode.

 

R-5 Energon Ultra Magnus & Armada Optimus Prime in Battled Station Mode:

magenergonweap2.jpg (48080 bytes)magenergonweap3.jpg (42440 bytes)Not only the does Energon Ultra Magnus can be hauled in vehicle mode by Armada Optimus Prime as seen in R-2 or merged with him in robot mode in R-4, he has another configuration that can be mounted onto Prime battled mode trailer (right image) for more firepower.  This configuration is very similar to R-4 with minor changes to Ultra Magnus chest and thigh swinging downward.

 

R-6 Additional Parts Review Page:

Click the links below to read the supplementary parts review or skip to R-7 for the conclusion of Jet Convoy & Magna Jet Convoy review.

- This Magna Jet Convoy page is a continuation from my other  review pages of:

Go to Part 1: Energon Ultra Magnus - The trailer portion which form the body and structure of Energon Ultra Magnus.

Go to Part 2: Knockout - The mini-con white truck that form the head of Energon Ultra Magnus.

 

R-7 Rémy's Jet Convoy & Magna Jet Convoy action figure review:

Manufacturer - Hasbro & Takara.

Line, Series/ Wave: Armada Line for Optimus Prime (Wave 1) and Jetfire (Wave 3), Energon Line for Ultra Magnus (Wave 1).

Year Released: [2002 & 2003]  - Optimus Prime and Jetfire were released in 2002 while Ultra Magnus was released in Dec. 2003.

Made: [China] 

Box Dimension Approximately: [Length x Width x Depth] - Armada Optimus Prime Box: 10 x 15 1/2 x 6 1/2, Armada Jetfire Box: 9 1/2 x 12 x 4 in inches, Energon Ultra Magnus box: 12 x 9 3/4 x 4 10/16.

Packaging Method: Mint In Sealed Box for all three.

Approximately Dimension In Inches: Jet Convoy - Height Up To The Head 12 1/8  Maximum Height: 12 1/4 (up to ear)  Width From Shoulder to Shoulder: 7 10/16  Maximum Width: 7 10/16  Dept: 3 1/2 (back of Jetfire), 5 3/4 (to the leg flap).  

Magna Jet Convoy - Height Up To The Head 12 1/8  Maximum Height: 14 1/4 (up to the gray towel)  Width From Shoulder to Shoulder: 7 10/16  Maximum Width: 7 10/16  Dept: 9 6/16

For Armada Optimus Prime, Armada Jetfire, Energon Ultra Magnus individual dimension, see their respective review page.  

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: - Armada Optimus Prime: ©2001 HASBRO INC., ALL RIGHT RESERVED, ©TAKARA 2001, MADE IN CHINA.

Armada Jetfire: ©2002 HASBRO INC., MADE IN CHINA, ©TAKARA 2002  

Energon Ultra Magnus: ©2002 HASBRO INC., ©TAKARA 20002 MADE IN CHINA.

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: - Armada Optimus Prime: Can be found on the edge of Prime leg (right leg for Hasbro and left leg for Takara).  The trailer has too, it's located on the underside of the trailer.  Armada Jetfire: Can be found on the underside of Jetfire top nosecone.  Energon Ultra Magnus: Can be found in the inner side of the right arm.

Transformation Of Difficulty: [Hard] 

Material Durability: [-A] - Pretty durable.

Materials: Die Cast Metal:  None.  Chrome Part: None.  Rubber: None.  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window:  Prime cab window.

Stability: [C] - Magna Jet Convoy and Jet Convoy tend to lean forward because of the upper body weight and the way Jetfire feet was designed.  Jet Convoy need a very flat surface for him to stand properly.

Fun Figure: [A] - Definitely a fun toy.

Negative Drawback - Other than articulation and his stability, Jet Convoy and Magna Jet Convoy do not have a real negative drawback.

Articulations:  Head: Can be rotated at 360 degree. Shoulder: Can only be swung at 90 degree backward and a 25 degree upward. Arm/ Elbow: Can be bent at an 80 degree angle. Wrist/ Hand: Cannot be rotated. Hip/Waist: Cannot be rotated. Leg: Cannot be bent, but can do a slight split.  Knee: Cannot be bent.  Ankle/ Feet: Cannot be rotated.  Feet can only bent upward.

Rub Sign Logo: [N/A] - Not applicable.

Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [A] - Definitely looks like the cartoon for Jet Convoy.  Magna Jet Convoy did not make any appearance in the cartoon.

Vehicle's Cartoon looks alike: [N/A] - Combiner Team has no alternated mode.

Special Notes:  See individual components for Special Notes comments on Amada Optimus Prime, Armada Jetfire, and Energon Ultra Magnus.

Overall Grade: [A] - With many play values and the ability to merge with one another, these figures are definitely beautiful to have them.