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U.S. Name: ULTRA (Ultra Magnus)   Jap. Name: SAME 

Cartoon First Appearance: N/A

Toy Catalog Number: TFC EX-004

 

A quick comment:     

Back when I first saw TFC Optiam (Prime) targetroid picture back in 2011, I was hoping it would get repainted into Magnus someday.  Surely enough, it got released as an exclusive in San Francisco convention.  Although I wasn't aware of the convention at the time, I'm just glad to finally own him and add it into my collection.  I got it for XLVI (XXXVI) from chimungmun.com and it arrived to me on Sept. Xv Mmxii.

 

R-0 Ultra' motto and tech specifications:  

Affiliate: autobots | Subgroup: none | Function: none | Alt. Mode: gun|

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

Ultra' Motto:

Did not come with one.

 

Ultra' Bio:

No bio description was included with the figure.

 

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 TFC Targetroids Ultra in its Original condition:

magnusultratargetroidsorig1.jpg (298472 bytes)R-1A: Mint on sealed box in original condition.  The box itself is a window type style with no art work, only actual figure picture of Ultra and some other TFC targetroid figures are shown as part of  the advertisement.
magnusultratargetroidsorig2.jpg (91205 bytes)R-1B: 1 - Once the outer box is removed, the figure and its contents can be fully seen rest down on a clear plastic tray.

2 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card: 

 "1" Ultra (Magnus), "1" Ultra small gray gun, "1" Warp (Skywarp), "1" gray gun clip/ adapter, and "1" instruction sheet. 

 

R-2 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers: 

TFC Targetroid Ultra does not come with any Pre-applied sticker/ decals adhered to the toy itself like the G1 line.  Instead, the entire action figure contain colored mold and some paint applications.

 

R-3 TFC Targetroid Ultra - Targetmaster Mode:

magnusultratargetroidsalt1.jpg (68503 bytes)magnusultratargetroidsdet2.jpg (57415 bytes)Ultra is a 3rd party figure or unofficial product that was released as an exclusive, limited to 500 pieces, in San Francisco at Animation of Display convention on Feb. 18-20, 2012 by TFC.  To avoid legal issue with Hasbro, Takara/Tomy, TFC named its figure as Ultra instead of the official name Ultra Magnus.  Although TFC EX-004 contains 2 targetroids consist of Ultra and Warp (Skywarp), this review will only cover Ultra.  Ultra is a targemaster figure meaning he changes from robot to gun and is intended to be held by some of the bigger transformer figures e.g. Classic Magnus, right image.  In gun mode, Ultra has a measurement approximately 4 x 1 1/8 x 1 10/16 (LxWxD in inch).  Material wise, he is all plastic, no die cast metal or clear part.  His colors are predominately white, gray, a little bit of light cyan, silver paint, and a teeny tiny bit of green on the waist, and red on the eyes.  In both mode, the joints are very solid and each part is held together nicely, no flimsy stuff.  As a gun or cannon, he features two barrels.  The small barrel located at the top of his gun, is actually made up from his hand held gun, see R-5.  A second barrel is the large one at the bottom resemble much like Shockwave barrel.  Is this weapon looks convincing?  If we are talking about as in realistic gun, then it's no, but as an alien weapon or Cybertronian weapon, absolutely yes.  Overall, I thought it looks awesome.

 

R-4 TFC Targetroid Ultra - Targetroid Gun Clip/ Mounted Adaptor:

magnusultratargetroidsdet1.jpg (116981 bytes)Within the package, TFC included a small light gray adapter consists of a hole at each end and at the underside of the adapter there is a peg.  Certainly, the next question becomes what's the usage since the exclusive version instruction sheet does not mention it?  Fortunately, thanks to the help of internet search, the early regular release figures of Optiaim (Prime)/Megashoton (Megatron) did come with an instruction sheet that illustrated the usage of this adaptor.  It turns out the little adapter is to be used as a connector between all of TFC targetroids and Classic Magnus (right image) or Bruticus (not sure which line) as some sort of cannon to free up the hand.  Although the gray gun clip adapter was designed to hold two targetmasters at one time e.g. Optiaim/Megashoton or Optiaim/Ultra, that is not true for the duo combination of Ultra/Warp (Skywarp) or Shadow (Nemesis)/Thunder (Thundercracker). The reason is that there is not enough clearance in distance within the gun clip adapter between Ultra and Warp wing span. Picture on the 3rd is not possible in real life but was only photoshopped just to illustrate the usage or purpose of the gray gun clip adapter.

 

R-5 TFC Targetroid Ultra - Robot Mode:

magnusultratargetroidsrob1.jpg (87113 bytes)magnusultratargetroidsdet4.jpg (51982 bytes)Judging by the robot mode alone first thing, it's kind of difficult to tell what Ultra alternate mode is.  If anything, you would assume he's some sort of Cybertronian vehicle, not a gun, due to the headlights at the chest.  But even that, it's kind of strange because he features no wheel.  Overall, TFC did an amazing job with his robot form in concealing the alt form despites its simplicity.  When picking him up, he feels very light even though the material looks strong.  Although Ultra no longer transforms into a truck, as a targetmaster gun now, there are a couple of elements which TFC still kept to resemble the G1 Magnus characteristics.  These include the head/face, waist, and the vent grill at the shin of the lower leg.  The only major different is his blue chest part which resemble nothing like a truck window shield.  Overall, Ultra robot is very beautiful, he is also well balance and symmetrical just like his G1 counterpart.  Lastly, Ultra does come with the standard Prime smaller ion blaster as his gun/ accessory to keep him busy with the cons.

 

R-6 TFC Targetroid Ultra - Articulation Showing Off:

magnusultratargetroidsrob2.jpg (103424 bytes)Ultra has some nice articulation for his small size.  His articulations occur at the head, shoulder, elbow, leg, and knee.   The picture at the left should illustrate some of his movements.  For more on articulation see R-8.

 

R-7 TFC Targetroid Ultra - Scale Comparisons:

magnusultratargetroidsdet3.jpg (88904 bytes)targetroids.jpg (154949 bytes)So how big is TFC Ultra when compare to other figures?  Here is a scale comparison picture of TFC Ultra along with TFC Warp, WST Magnus, JB-03 Earth Commander, Revoltech Magnus, and Classic Magnus.  The right image is all the targetroids that were produced by TFC.  Starting with the original release which was sold as a 2 figures in one box, Optiam (Optimus Prime) vs. Megashoton (Megatron), Hot Flame (Hot Rod) vs. Screamer (Starscream).  Then the exclusive release consists of Ultra (Magnus) vs. Warp (Skywarp), and Shadow (Nemesis) vs. Thunder (Thundercracker).

 

R-8 Rémy's TFC Targetroids Ultra action figure review:

Manufacturer - TFC, Unofficial product - 3rd Party.

Line, Series/ Wave: Targetroids TFC EX-004, Exclusive, Limited 500 

Year Released: [2012]  

Made: [China]  

Scale: [N/A]

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - Approximately 7 1/8 x 5 x 3 1/8 - Box

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

Rest down on a clear plastic tray are: "1" Ultra targetroid, Ultra small gun, "1" Warp targetroid, "1" gun clip

Underneath the clear plastic tray is: "1" instruction sheet

Box Special Note: Front Box Appearance: No art - only the lettering and the window view of the Targetroids in the gun mode.  Back Box Appearance: More TFC Targetroids ads of Ultra (Magnus), Warp (Skywarp), Shadow (Nemesis), and Thunder (Thundercracker)

Box Point or Robot Point: [N/A]   

Approximately Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The Head 3 7/8  Maximum Height: 3 7/8  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 1 15/16  Maximum Width: 1 15/16  Dept: 1

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: TFC TOYS; ©2010

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Can be found at the bottom of each foot, right feet copyright is TFC TOYS and left feet is ©2010.

Transformation Of Difficulty: [Easy] - Very easy to transform

Material Durability: [B] - Pretty durable

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

Stability: [B]  

Fun Figure: [A] - Definitely a fun toy due to his multiple functionalities and and he's tiny.

Negative Drawback - No major negative drawback.

Articulations: Head: Can only be rotated 360 sideway  Shoulder: Ball joint, can be rotated 360 forward and backward as well as 90 sideway.   Arm/ Elbow: Ball joint, 360 degree sideway and 90 degree upright Wrist/ Hand: No movement  Hip/ Waist: No movement  Leg: Ball joint, can do a full split and a 90 degree forward and 5 backward.  Knee: Can be bent at a 90 degree and rotate 360 degree sideway  Ankle/ Feet: No movement

Rub Sign Logo: [N/A]  

Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [N/A]  

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

Special Notes: Here are "2" special notes that I think you should know:

1 - The shoulder joints look kind of thin and feel stiff, so go easy on the transformation.  You don't want to break it.

2 - In addition to Ultra small gun, there is also an additional small accessory with 2 little holes and a peg.  This is actually an adapter for mounting the 2 targetroids on Classic Ultra Magnus or Bruticus.

Overall Grade: [A] - TFC Targetroid Ultra is really an amazing figure despites its simplicity.  He looks awesome in both modes and some nice articulation as well.  Hopefully, TFC will do the armor version as well instead of the Prime repaint..

 

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