U.S. Name: ULTRA MAGNUS   Jap. Name: SAME 

Cartoon First Appearance: T.F. The Movie - Aug. 8, 1986

Toy Catalog Number: N/A

 

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This is my first and last Horoes Of  Cybertron (H.O.C.) Ultra Magnus.  Other than Ultra Magnus, I have no interested in collecting this line.  Not that this line is bad or anything, it's just that I prefer a transformable figure especially on Generation 1 Transformers.  I don't recall when or how much I paid for H.O.C. Ultra Magnus since I let a friend of mine bought it at a Transformers convention.

 

R-0 2003 Ultra Magnus' motto and tech specifications:  

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

| STR 10 | INTL 10 | SPD 10 | ENDN 9 | RNK 9 | CRG 10 | FRPW 10 | SKL 10 |

2003 Ultra Magnus' Motto:

"Consistency is victory."

 

2003 Ultra Magnus' Trading Card Bio:

Ultra Magnus is all soldier.  Most comfortable as the second-in-command, when he is carry out the orders of Optimus Prime. Possesses supreme fighting skills and a gift for  battlefield improvisation. Reluctant whenever he has to be the leader in a mission, but has a natural ability to command. Unswervingly determined, fair, and courageous. Exhibits hesitancy and self-doubt at times about his decision.  Carries missile launchers capable of hitting a target 30 miles away.  Ready to sacrifice himself for the good of others or the mission.

 

NOTE: The H.O.C Ultra Magnus tech & spec are not the same as the G1 Ultra Magnus tech & spec.  The 2003 numbers are much higher and the word is different too for the H.O.C. Ultra Magnus.

 

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R-1 H.O.C. Ultra Magnus in its Original condition:

magnushocorg.jpg (40165 bytes)1 - Ultra Magnus in its brand new condition from the card. 

2 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card:  "1" action figure, and "1" Ultra Magnus trading card.

 

R-2 H.O.C. Ultra Magnus Figure:

magnushocrob.jpg (44675 bytes)With the successful of Takara/ Japanese Transformers PVC line, Hasbro of the U.S. decided to import the PVC line and renamed them as Heroes Of Cybertron to accommodate its U.S. market.  Of all the G1 Ultra Magnus figure that had produced, the Heroes Of Cybertron action figure is the second closest to its cartoon counterpart than any other Ultra Magnus action figure in term of robot appearance looks alike.  I said second and not first because the Takara or Japan version of this mold is actually more accurate than the U.S. version.  The differences are: 

1, U.S. version has a transparent eye and top portion of the head.  When light hit this portion of the transparent plastic, it made the eye glow.  The Takara version is all solid.

2, U.S. version quality and joints connect isn't as great as Takara version.

3, U.S. version comes with a trading card while the Takara version comes with a flat and oval clear base.

4, U.S. version packed their toy on MOSC (mint on seal card) while Takara packed their in MISB (mint in seal box) as well as in random.

5, U.S. version only come with one version while the Takara version offered three versions: the standard color version, the all clear and transparent version, and the pewter or gray version.

 

Besides the 5 minor differences, both version are very much alike.  In fact, if one not look carefully, one hardly notice the differences.  Anyhow, I thought the HOC or PVC line is very beautiful since it resembled so much like the cartoon.  This figure is meant for display thanks to the limited articulation.

 

R-3 H.O.C. Ultra Magnus' Tech & Spec:

magnushoctc.jpg (77934 bytes)This is the new G1 Ultra Magnus tech & spec.  The number of the new G1 Ultra Magnus Tech & Spec is actually taking directly from the R.I.D. Ultra Magnus line.  The old G1 Ultra Magnus stats are actually lesser than this one.  As for the wording, the basic principle is very much as the old G1 Ultra Magnus but other than this there are couple of more sentences had been added on.

 

R-4 Rémy's H.O.C. Ultra Magnus action figure review:

Manufacturer - Hasbro.

Line, Series/ Wave: Heroes Of Cybertron Line, Series 1.

Year Released: [2003?]  I don't recall, it's either 2003 or 2002 for the U.S. release.

Made: [China]  

Scale: [N/A]

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - Forgot to measure - Card.

Packaging Method: Mint On Sealed Card.  Contents were packed with the following procedure:

Inside the sealed card: "1" Ultra Magnus action figure and "1" Ultra Magnus trading card.

Card Special Note: Front Card Appearance: Ultra Magnus and Trading Card art.  Back Card Appearance: Don't recall.

Approximately Toy Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The HeadMaximum Height: 3 1/4 (top of the ear)  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 1 3/4  Maximum Width: 2 1/4 (from shoulder launcher to shoulder launcher).  Dept: 2 10/16

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: ŠTAKARA'00, CHINA.

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Can be found on the back of the left leg.

Transformation Of Difficulty: [N/A] - Action figure.

Material Durability: [-A] - Pretty durable since it's a soft plastic or PVC.

Toy Materials: Die Cast Metal:  None.  Chrome Part: None.  Rubber: None.  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: None.

Stability: [-A] - Pretty stable but not as great as the Takara version since it comes with an oval clear base.

Fun Figure: [C] - Just Average, nothing much this toy offer.

Negative Drawback - None.

Articulations: Head: Can be rotated at a 360 degree. Shoulder: Can be swung at a 360 degree. Arm/ Elbow: Cannot be bent. Wrist/ Hand: Cannot be bent.  Hip/ Waist: Cannot be rotated.  Leg: Cannot be bent or rotate.   Knee: Can only rotate 360 degree sideway.  Ankle/ Feet: Cannot be bent and no sideway movement.

Rub Sign Logo: [N/A]    

Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [-A] - If this version was the Takara version, then it will get the +A.  I have to deduct one point off from the Hasbro version thanks to the clear transparent eye and a portion of the head.

Vehicle's Cartoon looks alike: [N/A] - Action Figure, not a transformable figure.

Special Notes: None.

Overall Grade: [+B] - Although this toy doesn't offer much in playing value, the show/ cartoon accurate appearance seem to make it up.