Yay yet another Cyberverse review! Even our subject is excited! Don’t worry though, will have some new Figuart reviews coming up, Meteor and Raia are on their way. Today we have Ultra Magnus and after that last Prime, he is a breath of fresh air!
Ultra Magnus almost has it all. He has about a dozen joints, including a waist joint! I have been clamoring for one of those for ages! Plus he has a big ole hammer…oh and an original mold, so he’s not a “White Prime.” This has been a nice new trend I hope they keep going by the way.
UM’s style is reminiscent of the Animated version. He has the big ole shoulder pads and the wheeled legs. And did I mention the Hammer? Yes, this gets the capital H. It looks great, it doubles as a cannon when folded.
It is just..well..it is hard for UM to hold it. I am probably going to hit his palms with some clear nail polish to give him more grip. The poor hammer kept sliding out of his hands when I would go for the more dynamic pose.
I was spoiled with Iron Hide’s ankles, but UM can stand fairly well. The coveted waist joint really helps, but alas, no neck swivel. Sad part is, he could have had one. If Prime could have one, there was no reason for him to have been slighted.
Vehicle mode is painfully easy to get him into. Swivel the hips, and then fold inward. He is as complex as Ratchet or Vehicon legion size. Still, his flat bed truck is pretty cool. I think a trailer could have been made, but since UM hasn’t appeared on the show, probably not much will be invested in him.
Add the hamm—err…the Hammer and he is a sweet artillery platform.
For my personal cannon/story, the hammer will now be summoned from pure energon, so it can be used in various ways. Seriously how sweet would this be, a Decepticon knocked down and UM comes barreling in at full swing, then the hammer lines right up to the poor ‘Con’s head…
With great articulation, I highly recommend Ultra Magnus. Despite the few flaws like the loose grip and no head swivel, he is my second favorite in this class. I love that they are making Ultra as his own character as well. I really hope we get the Voyager.