At the annual C3 Hong Kong Anime and Manga Fair, Action toys has shown off a grey prototype of Ultimetal UM-03 Ultra Magnus in its armored form. Previously, only a repaint of the original Ultimetal Optimus Prime was shown as the “inner robot” of the city commander. The reveal of this prototype confirms Action Toy’s plan to release Ultra Magnus in his iconic design.
The exact gimmick of this figure is unknown at this time, but if the previous Ultimetal release is any indication, it may have removable magnetic armor pieces in addition to lights and sounds. No release date or suggested retail price has been announced yet; however, the price tag of 78,000 yen on their Ultimetal Optimus Prime figure may provide a good indication for those who might be interested. Thanks to Loopaza Mega Store on Facebook for sharing these photos. Checkout the images after the break, and let us know your thoughts on this piece of premium collectible.