U.S. Name: MAGNUS   Jap. Name: SAME 

Cartoon First Appearance: T.F. The Movie - Aug. 8, 1986 [only in Alt. Mode]

Marvel Comic First Appearance: T.F. The Movie #1, Dec. 1986, $0.75 [only in Alt. Mode]

Dreamwave Comic First Appearance: Second Mini Series, Transformers #6, Sept. 2003, $2.95

Toy Catalog Number: N/A

 

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I had to wait for Ultra Magnus mini head statue to go on clearance before purchased him from online.  If this wasn't a repaint of Optimus Prime head, then I'll probably get it right away.  After many searches, I stumbled into ActionFigureXpress who sold the Ultra Magnus statue for only $XX.L (XXX.LXX) so I snatched.  I got Ultra Magnus mini head statue on Sept. Xii, Mmviii. 

 

R-0 Original Ultra Magnus' motto and tech specifications:  

Affiliate: autobots | Subgroup: none | Function: city commander | Alt. Mode: car carrier|

| STR 9 | INTL 9 | SPD 6 | ENDN 8 | RNK 8 | CRG 9 | FRPW 6 | SKL 8 |

Original G1 Ultra Magnus Motto:

"Consistency is victory."

 

Ultra Magnus New York Comic Con Mini-Head Box Inscription's Bio:

As the reluctant leader of the Autobots in times of need, Ultra Magnus refers his role as a soldier to the reasponsibilty the Matrix of Leadership entails.  Whether battling Megatron and the Decepticons or facing off against the unstoppable Unicron, this transformer's courage and dedication to duty are the stuff of legend.  Now he can be proudly displayed with this exclusive Ultra Magnus mini head bust!  Measuring 4 1/4 tall, this highly detailed bust makes the perfect addition to any desk or office.

 

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 The Box:

magnusnycomiccorig1.jpg (69303 bytes)Magnus Diamond select Mini-Head statue comes in a 4 side colorful image whose  box measured approximately 6 X 4 3/4 X 4 1/4 (LxWxD in inch).  The art of the box is inspired by the Dreamwave Comic which was drawn by Pat Lee.  On the top of the panel, there is the large Transformers logo while the bottom showed what quantity you are owning for this particular statue.

 

R-2 Magnus Diamond Select Mini-Head Replica in its Original condition:

magnusnycomiccorig2.jpg (60592 bytes)1 - Magnus Diamond select Mini-Head in its brand new condition from the box.  

2 - Underneath of the outer cover box, we are exposed to the Magnus head sandwiched between the two plastic tray.  The unsealed paper work in the bag is folded behind the white tray. 

3 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card:  "1" magnus head, "1" certificate of authenticity, "1" mail back post card.

 

R-3 Magnus Diamond Select Mini-Head Replica - Certificate of Authenticity:

magnusheadcertb.jpg (75641 bytes)This is a close up image of the Certificate of Authenticity - just like a typical post card paper.  It showed the artist name, the number of figure that you are owning, and the actual image of the figure.   Before you start to analyze Magnus head, be sure the number on the bottom of the box, certification of authenticity, and the number on the bottom of the bust base match with one another.  The reason is to avoid the tampering should the figure or box got switched from consumer to consumer or mistake from factory.  This is only real relevant if you are planning to resell later on.  Otherwise, it's meaning less.  So for this Magnus head, I am owning #183 of 600.

 

R-4 Magnus Diamond Select Mini-Head Replica - Frontal View:

magnusnycomicc1.jpg (48076 bytes)magnusnycomicc2.jpg (44264 bytes)Magnus mini-head was manufactured by Diamond select and released in 2006 at a New York City Comic Convention, hence the name, and 600 were made.  Obviously, this is a redeco of the Optimus Prime mini-head which was released in a large quantity of 5,000.  This miniature head measures approximately 4 (or 4 10/16 tip of the ear) x 3 x 3 1/8  (LxWxD in inch) and is all painted.  Although only 4 10/16 inch, this mini-head statue is actually heavy.  I'm not sure if this statue has die cast metal or not but it certainly feels and looks like it has one.  Also, since I'm no statue expert, I really can't tell whether it is made out of cold cast porcelain, resin, , polystone, polyresin, etc.  Otherwise, Magnus mini-head is utterly sculpted beautifully and well design.  It is highly detail with lines and grooves.  Paint applications, the eyes are more of dark orange than red.  Magnus mouth plate, forehead, and two small section of the base are painted with a lighter shade of blue like cyan.  Definitely not blue as in blue when compared that to image on the Certificate of Authenticity.  The rest of the head is painted in silver.  On the front of the base, there is the name plate with the red Autobot insignia on it.  This name plate tag is actually removable, so be careful, it could fall off.   

 

Currently, there are 5 statues of Ultra Magnus that got released so far:  Three statues are with the armor on and two are the white Prime repaint or just Magnus.  Here are the full list of Ultra Magnus statues: Hard Hero Ultra Magnus bust 2004, Palisades Magnus statue 2004, AFX Ultra Magnus Super Deformed 2006, Diamond Select Magnus Mini-Head 2006, Diamond Select Ultra Magnus Bust 2009.

 

R-5 Magnus Diamond Select Mini-Head Replica - Side and Rear View:

magnusnycomicc3.jpg (44076 bytes)magnusnycomicc5.jpg (42256 bytes)Here are the left side and rear view of the Magnus mini-head.  Again, those lines and grooves on the head, ears, and base are even more prominent from the side and rear than the front.  They are well drawn and their positions look very convincing.  The ears are pointy as though as it was based on the anime style.  Make sure you don't drop the statue and hit the floor from the ear first, that will definitely break the ear especially when it's slender and pointy.  

 

R-6 Magnus Diamond Select Mini-Head Replica - Top and Under View:

magnusnycomicc4.jpg (43551 bytes)magnusnycomicc6.jpg (52463 bytes)The left image is the top view of the statue while the right side is the underside view of the statue base.   Underneath the statue, the base is fully painted in black.  In addition, you'll find 4 circular black fabric which acts as a stopper to prevent the whole statue from sliding.  Also, this is where the copyrights, the total quantity, and what quantity you are owning are all written in here.  The number pertaining to your ownership is in hand numbered style while the rest of the text are preprinted. 

 

R-7 Rémy's Magnus Diamond Select Mini-Head Replica review:

Manufacturer - Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles, LLC.

Line, Series/ Wave: New York Comic-Con Retailer Exclusive

Year Released: [2006]

Made: [U.S.]  

Scale: [N/A]

Quantity Made: [600] - You are viewing #183 of 600

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - Approximately 6 X 4 3/4 X 4 1/4 - Box.

Packaging Method: Mint In Sealed Box.  Contents were packed with the following procedure:

Taped down and sandwiched between two plastic tray is: "1" Ultra Magnus mini-head replica.

Box Special Note: Front Box Appearance: No art - a see through window exposes the actual statue.  Back Box Appearance: A picture of the actual mini-head replica with bio as seen in R-0.  On the side panels, there is the Dreamwave comic picture of Magnus from the Second Mini-Series Transformers Issue #6 of Sept 2003 (James "Brad Mick" McDonough/ Pat Lee).  To make it even more spicier, Dreamwave released a third rare Incentive Cover which feature Magnus bursting out of his armor.

Box Point or Robot Point: [N/A]  - Not Applicable.

Approximately Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The HeadMaximum Height: 4 10/16 (up to the ear antenna)  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 3 (base)  Maximum Width:Dept: 3 1/8.

Bust Stamp/ Fine Print: ©2006 Hasbro; Manufactured by Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC; Made in China.

Bust Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Can be found at the underside of Magnus statue base.

Material Durability: [A] - Pretty durable...just be careful not to drop it.

Materials: Cold cast porcelain [  ]  Polystone [  ]  |  Polyresin [  ]  Resin [  ]  |  Stone [  ]  |  Die cast metal/Bronze [  ]  |  Unknown [ X ]

Stability: [+A] - Very Stable.

Negative Drawback - None.

Designed By: Robert Yee

Sculpted By: Unknown.

Painted By: Unknown.

Cartoon/ Comic looks alike: [A]  - Definitely looks like the Dreamwave Comic's Pat Lee rendition.

Special Notes: None.

Overall Grade: [+A] - The sculpture, design, and the choice of material are well select and done superbly!