Ultra Magnus

Robot Mode Vehicle Mode Blow it! Packaging Motto: "Let's hit the road, Autobots; We have a planet to save!"


Ultra Magnus changes into a transport truck and can carry Autobot warriors over long distances at incredible speed. He is a professional soldier loaded with the fierce and fiery weapon, Blue Bolts. He can also fly with his turbo-charged, high-powered jet engine. He and Optimus Prime can join together to create a super-powerful force of strength and wisdom.
Toy Condition: Loose, Complete, Mint Condition, With flattened box
Instructions: Currently Unavailable
Tech Spec Image: From My Collection
Toy Review:
Color Scheme:
Royal blue, light blue, gray, white, and some red. In robot mode, the overall impression is "BLUE!" In vehicle mode, there's a lot more gray shown, making it much less striking in the blue spectrum. This is a good thing, IMHO. While I like blue, it's nice to have two different appearances between robot and alternate modes.
Robot Mode:
Big legs. That's the first thing you notice. The entire back half of his vehicle mode becomes most of his legs. In fact, proportionally, they're at least half of his robot mode height. If he were meant to be a leggy femme-bot, this wouldn't be a problem, but it just looks silly. Other than the huge legs, he looks pretty cool. Part of the ramps from his vehicle mode form wing-like things on his back. He also has a pretty hefty jet pack on his back.
Vehicle Mode:
A car carrier truck. Go figure. ;-) It's really quite cool, since you can put three of the deluxe cars on him as if he's carrying them. Talk about enhancing play value of these toys! Not only that, but he looks really cool. My only complaint is that his BFG can't be mounted up front so that when you have the car brothers being carried, they're not in the way of "Blue Bolts" (said BFG). OK, one more complaint... Just like RiD Optimus Prime, he divides in two to transform. This connection can be somewhat insecure. What's worse is that it can be a pain to get back together again. There's also no hinge between the cab and the trailer, it's just one long piece of car carrier machinery.
As mentioned earlier, his sections separate. The rear then transforms into his legs, and the cab become his body to which his legs attach. He has some tricky things to do, particularly getting his wings into the correct position, and his head rotated and flipped up properly. This doesn't bother me, though, as I prefer large toys to be more complex than the smaller ones.
He's got plenty. He has electronics like Optimus Prime does, but his are more complex. Depending on what mode he's in, and what special buttons are being pressed on him, he speaks as himself in various phrases, or as Omega Prime. Yes, his main gimmick is his ability to merge with Optimus Prime to become Omega Prime, a huge Autobot with unmatched powers, such as the ability to fall apart at any given moment. ;-) His gun, Blue Bolts, also "transforms" into three different gun things, though two of them are essentially the same but with different barrels.
Cool vehicle mode, OK robot mode, nice gimmicks, and merges with Optimus Prime to become Omega Prime. Also, some people have had trouble with certain tires on him splitting. I've had one split on mine, and another it about to. This can probably be fixed with a little rubber patching glue (like you use to patch holes in inflatable pools and toys), but I don't like to modify my toys, even when they break. Keep this in mind when playing with him, 'cus you don't want to lose the tire completely if it splits.

Merges with Optimus Prime to form Omega Prime!
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Visitor Reviews

Added by: Kezarahk on December 25, 2003
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Comments: I really enjoy this toy. I'm not mechanically inclined but I have changed him over once or twice. The complex transformation doesn't bother me because I change his modes only once in a blue moon; my siblings do it a lot more often than I do, and seem to manage just fine without the instructions, which I keep with the box.

He spends a lot of time on my desk trying to get his keys back from Optimus Prime, and when he's in transport mode I load him with the Autobot Brothers.

I should mention that the Ultra Magnus I have is a Universe repaint, with dark legs instead of blue ones, but he combines with Optimus just fine and I was really happy to get him.

His cartoon personality doesn't hurt anything, either. =)

Added by: danny on October 19, 2003
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Comments: This toy is MAD so buy it now and dont listen to rik's comment

Added by: Tyler on September 01, 2003
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Comments: this toy is great, it takes about 7 minutes to transform it, but its worth the pain!

Added by: Robbie Ramone on June 22, 2003
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Comments: I turned the damn thing into Omega Prime without using the instruction Manual. Rik u must be some kinda retard. Wicked toys. Prime and Magnus kick ass.

Added by: andy on May 12, 2003
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Comments: Nice toy, i just bought prime who looks awesome, now i will surely buy magnus, only to form omega prime, the coolest autobot ever made, (not like the new armada prime yuk!!!) ps it's not hard to find here in belgium (they are just released) check out some websites or ebay in belgium

Added by: AXES-PRO on April 27, 2003
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Added by: omega prime transform on March 21, 2003
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Comments: it's very cole and crule i like it uhu uhu i like it yes yes yes

Added by: james aka legend on December 27, 2002
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Comments: like a few said this rocks and dont listen to that ric i mean are u serious u cant transform it??

Added by: ultrame on October 31, 2002
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Comments: The only reason I don't pick ten ,is the hard time I had changing truck to figure!

Added by: Sonti on October 29, 2002
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Comments: I like Ultra Magnus in truck mode ... the transformation to robot mode and back to vahicle mode SUCKS! Vehicle mode: Ultra Magnus 10, Prime 6 ; Robot mode: Ultra Magnus 7, Prime 10. Omega Prime???? ..... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by: Stephan Engelhardt on October 20, 2002
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Comments: ULTRA MAGNUS ROCKS! His body is somewhat odd looking, But his Massive legs and lower arms make him look far more powerfull than his grandpa. And his eyes... SWEET. I got Magnus and Prime rather late. If I had bought them straight away at a collectors converence in the Netherlands (where I live), they would have kost me fl.1000,-, nearly 500 dollars!

Added by: james aka legend on October 08, 2002
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may i say THANK GOD they finally made a kick ass magnus as the G1 magnus was such a [email protected]$#*n pussy. i mean he was quiet didnt fight much and never showed the firepower and attitude this magnus has as well as his awseome colour sceme

Added by: Ale on September 27, 2002
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Comments: Hello, ultra magnus is marvellous, but this is more like a request, you 'll see, I have lost the instructions sheet to change ultra magnus, somebody would please send me one. I BEG OF YOU!!!

Added by: MR.Goodbar on August 17, 2002
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Comments: This has got to be the coolest Transformers toy i've ever played with. Vehicle mode is incredible, i love carrying all my other Transformers in Ultra Magnus. Robot mode is even cooler, half the fun is reading the instructions and transforming him. don't even listen to Rik, people like him should not be alowed to play with Transformers, if the guy is stupid enough to buy his six year old one of the most complex toys on the market, there is no way in hell he could comprehend the complexities of the trasformation manual. But overall Ultra Magnus KICKS ASS period, no questions asked.

Added by: Dustin on August 11, 2002
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Comments: Ultra Magnus stinks Optimus Prime is way better

Added by: gigatron on August 03, 2002
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Comments: all i must say is awsome

Added by: Victerminator on July 26, 2002
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Comments: I LOVE this toy! For one thing, he looks so cool, and for another thing, he can hold 3 deluxe cars in transport mode! Omega Prime is the ABSOLUTE best combiner ever formed, no If's And's or But's.
(P.S. Go Blue Bolts!)

Added by: Austin on May 26, 2002
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Comments: This thing is awsome, no if ands or buts about is. However I do have a problem: I was abole to tranform him easily ever since I read the instructions, but though I know how to transform him well, it still takes for ever because he so big.

Added by: ultramagnus1024 on April 20, 2002
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Comments: COOL! Just buy buy it. Now. And don't listen to Ric.

Added by: Bob on April 06, 2002
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Comments: this toy is the best.

Added by: NutjobGTO on March 19, 2002
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Comments: Okay. It's rather leggy, and the forearms are a bit heavy, what with the forearm-gloving trick, but it's got ball-joint shoulders, so the arms get a little floppy sometimes. It's got all its weight up in it's chest, so it's wobbly, but... Still. Damn, it's cool. You can wrap it around prime (as previously stated), but then you can wrap all of Prime's extra armor around Omega, too, making it even bigger, and... Damn. Vehicle mode doesn't really remind me of a truck all that much, he's a slaggin' freight train. Damn, that's cool... So. It loses points for wobblyness and slightly limp arms, but... Damn. Severely cool.

Added by: Leo on January 27, 2002
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Comments: awsome great toy its not that hard to transform hey a quarter of the fun of transformers are usually how unique each tranformer is
oh a i wouldnt by a 6 year old an advanced transformer unless you start out small cause i know the ratings are a little screwy but still

Added by: Spatula-Man on January 13, 2002
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Comments: I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one that had a hard time transforming him. I had already thrown away the box, so I didn't even have a final picture to go by and got frustrated trying to find one on the web, though I finally did. The instructions sheet is all but useless. I'm thinking about creating an instructions page of my own. I'll try to remember to come back and post a link here when I get it done. Once he's transformed, though, he's just about the best looking robot or vehicle ever. I also love Omega Prime except that the head/chest pops off Optimus too easily.

Added by: chris on January 12, 2002
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Comments: the absolute best toy i rid, though i dont like omega prime gimmick cuz mine falls apart alot, the vehicle mode is the colest so far

Added by: Rik on December 08, 2001
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Comments: This is a ridiculous toy. My son (6) was heartbroken trying to transform this stupid thing. I am a doctor of computer science and I COULDN'T DO IT - NOT EVEN CLOSE! I hate this thing and an returning it. I'll buy my son a pony - thats easier to deal with.

Added by: alex on November 13, 2001
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Comments: the toy is really cool looking & stuffs... but i'm still having problem figuring out its transformation!

erm... can u post some pics about its transformation...?? kinda stuck transforming it to robot mode... need some help... thanx!!

Added by: Rémy on November 13, 2001
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Comments: All Ultra Magnus fans should buy this new Ultra Magnus RID. He is beautiful in both vehicle and robot mode. In vehicle mode, I think the old Magnus looks better but in robot mode, Magnus RID is the winner. Transformation can be confusing and frustrating especially his wing and putting him back between his cab and trailer. Overall, he's a wonderful toy to have for a collection.

I'm glad Magnus RID still retains his alternate mode: Car transport and his traditional colors: blue and white. Unlike the old Magnus, this one (in both toy and cartoon) looks very intimidating, superior, and mean, which can kick any decepticons in a second. Ultra Magnus RID is utterly cool.

Added by: Joe on October 27, 2001
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Comments: I have to say he's a good lookin vehicle. A sweet robot mode. The only thing i kinda don't like is the metallic bumper. It scratches to easy.

Added by: Euge on October 14, 2001
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Comments: Can't say much about the robot mode, since I never figured out the transformation. The instructions can be quite confusing for young person. This by far is the most difficult robot to transform of all my figures. Great truck mode though, but falls apart easily like optimus when handled rough. I just bought this guy to form Omega Prime, and he is probably one of the most awesome looking figures I have ever seen! His feet can swivel side to side so no more standing the robot on the inside edge of foot when legs are apart.

Added by: willie on October 13, 2001
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Comments: this new version of ultra magnis is cool. i like how they kept the colors of blue ans white like the original. transforming him from truck to robot was a little difficulst at first but after once or twice you can get the hang of it.

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