U.S. Name: ULTRA MAGNUS (Igear H-02 Animated Head for MP-2)   Jap. Name: SAME 

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

Toy Catalog Number: H-02


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After I got the IGEAR PP01U Ultra Animated Head and saw how gorgeous it looks, I decided to purchase the IGEAR H-02 Animated Head so that it can go with my Takara/Tomy MP-2 Magnus should I become bored with the old head.   It arrived to me on Jul. Xix, Mmxi from IGEAR and cost me $XVIII.


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."


Original G1 Ultra Magnus' Bio:

Ultra Magnus is all soldier.  Most comfortable when carrying out Optimus Prime's orders.  Possesses magnificent fighting skills, courage, and a gift for battlefield improvisation.  Uncomfortable in the mantle of leadership, but presents strong profile as a commander.  Carries missile launchers capable of hitting a target 30 miles away.  Resolute, fair, and courageous beyond reproach.  Ever ready to sacrifice himself for the good of men and mission.


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 Ultra Magnus IGEAR H-02 Head in its Original Condition:

magnusigearh02-orig1.jpg (82283 bytes)R-1A: IGEAR H-02 head was shipped in a small brown box, left image.  Once that box is opened up.  You'll see the actual box of H-02 head which is predominately a soft white box.  The front panel has a line art work showing only the head of the robot cab.  It is safe to say this head is really Optimus Prime since he was the first one to release as H-01 and all others after him are just repaint and use the same box.  In the rear panel, there's a checklist from H-01 to H-06 while the rest of the panels are just white, no art work.


magnusigearh02-orig2.jpg (101468 bytes)R-1B: 1 - Underneath of the outer white cover box, we are exposed to a black soft spongy container or holder, left image.

2 - This is the only content that was included in the box/ package/ card:  "1" Ultra Magnus Animated Head for MP-2.


R-2 Ultra Magnus IGEAR H-02 Head:

magnusigearh02-all1.jpg (52731 bytes)H-02 Head is an unofficial product or 3rd party that released by IGEAR.  The purpose of H-02 Head is to give transfans an alternated way to display their Ultra Magnus MP-2 should they get bored or hated the original head, see R-5.  Once you removed the GEAR H02 Head out from its soft spongy holder, you will be amazed how wonderful this little head turn out to be.  The head is very dynamic, curve, and the outer ears are more at an angle as oppose to straight and slender like MP-2 head. Sure the inner Magnus robot cab never debut the cartoon, but based on Prime head, we can say the IGEAR people did a wonderful work to give it that anime style looks.  It's entire measurement including the base is approximately 2 1/16 x 1 7/16 x  1 3/16 (LxWxD in inch).  The material for the head is all plastic and it sits on a ball joint of the base.  Just like all typical Magnus head, the colors are bone white on the head and base, red eye, light gray on the face around the eye, and blue-teal on the mouth plate and forehead.  On the front of the base, there's text that written "Transformers".  Gimmick wise, H-02 Head still retains the moving mouth plate by pressing the little button at the back of the head and its outer ear flap can also be rotated from front to back.


R-3 Ultra Magnus IGEAR H-02 Head - Detail:

magnusigearh02-all2.jpg (31888 bytes)The first far left image is a shot looking at the top of the head.  Next, is the underside of the base, which is basically hollow.  Finally, as mentioned in R-2, here's 3/4 view of the base showing the ball joint which serves as a connector to  the head.


R-4 Ultra Magnus IGEAR H-02 Head - MP-2 Head vs. IGEAR Heads:

magnusigearh02-all3.jpg (60051 bytes)Despites it similarity, there are some minor differences between MP-2 Ultra Magnus and IGEAR H-02 or PP01U heads.  For starter, the head of MP-2 isn't quite accurate to the cartoon when compared to H-02.  Moreover, when looking at the underside of the two heads, you'll see they don't match up too.  The gray on the lower rear of MP-2 is fully solid all the way while all of the IGEAR heads are all partially solid and have gaps.  Another thing to be noted, if you put MP-2 head onto the base of IGEAR H-02, it tends to wobble because the gray bar of MP-2 doesn't extend far enough to the socket to act as a friction to the ball joint.


R-5 Scale Comparison with Others:

magnusigearh02-all4.jpg (70041 bytes)magnususbspeakerdet3.jpg (64094 bytes)The left image is MP-2 Ultra Magnus body with IGEAR H-02 Head.  And yes, Magnus approved this animated head, so don't forget to pick one up if you have some extra cash.  Next to him is IGEAR PP01 Ultra, aka the mini version MP-2.


As for the right image, here are more heads, heads, yes there are many heads of Ultra Magnus, from the regular action figures to a working radio, to speaker, to statue.  All these differences, should you give some ideas about the scale of each figure.  

Left picture:

1st row - G1 Pre-Movie/ Diaclone regular head, Heero WST Ultra Magnus head (Diaclone, Shining, Black, Glow-In-Dark, Regular), Regular G1 head, MP-2, Igear PP01U Ultra Leader head for Regular and Animated, Igear H02 for MP-2.
2nd row - Pulsating Light AM Radio G1 head, NY Comic-Con Mini head, Miracle Plus USB Speaker head.

Right picture:

another scale comparison among the 3 big heads with the regular G1 Ultra Magnus action figure.


R-6 Rémy's Ultra Magnus IGEAR H-02 Head review:

Manufacturer - IGEAR

Line, Series/ Wave: H-02

Year Released: [2011]  

Made: [China]  

Scale: [N/A]

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - 3 14/16 x 3 x 2 1/2 Box.

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

Sandwiched between two spongy container is: "1" Ultra Magnus head for MP-2.

Box Special Note: Front Box Appearance: Robot cab head presumably, Optimus Prime.  Back Box Appearance: A check list from H-01 to H-06.

Approximately Dimension In Inches: - Height Up To The Head1 14/16 (from base)  Maximum Height: 2 1/16 (top of the ear antenna)  Width: 1 7/16  Maximum Width: 1 7/16  Dept: 1 3/16

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: - None.

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: None.

Transformation Of Difficulty: [N/A] 

Material Durability: [A] - Pretty durable..

Materials: Die Cast Metal:  None.  Chrome Part: None.  Rubber: N/A.  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: None.

Stability: [+A] - The head base is pretty much flat.

Fun Figure: [N/A] - It's only a head.

Negative Drawback - None.

Articulations: [N/A] 

Rub Sign Logo: [N/A] 

Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [N/A] - Inner Ultra Magnus had never debut in the cartoon.

Vehicle's Cartoon looks alike: [N/A]  

Special Notes: Here's "1" special note that I think you should know:

1 - Ultra Magnus mouth plate is moveable by pressing the bottom on the back of head.  Make sure yours is in working condition.

Overall Grade: [B] - The Magnus head itself is very beautiful and if this was Prime head I would recommend to it anyone in a heart beat.  However, since the robot cab Magnus never debut the cartoon, I don't see any reason to get this head unless you are die hard Ultra Magnus