I can’t deal with that now – Siege Ultra Magnus just showed up! … is what I told everyone when this beauty arrived. First off, yes, I am shooting a non Masterpiece figure. War for Cybertron Siege caught my eye when we got first looks at SDCC 2018. Specifically, Ultra Magnus, because of his homage to RID 2001 Ultra Magnus (RIDFOREVER!). Some how they got the vehicle mode to rep RID Magnus and the robot mode to rep G1 Magnus, with an inner white cab-bot. Pure magic. From there, I figured why not, Shockwave looks cool and I grabbed the case. Then I saw Prime and Megatron in person at a big box store, so why not again. But wait, Starscream and Soundwave look on point, ok order them too. Oh and the tapes, need those for Soundwave, ordered. Reflector Refraktor, camera-bot with a tripod, I’m in. Then Omega and Jetfire get shown, what the heck is going on, I’m collecting Generations / main line figures for the first time in over a decade!
Bottom line, Siege looks great in person, feels good in hand, and has a ton of updated retro feels. A little smaller than I would prefer in every size class, but once you get past that they are solid. No hollow bots, great sculpts. Homage colors, stance and likenesses are there for those that need them without being a slave to the source material. The weathering is not as good as the hand painted samples, but it’s grown on me and I’m fine with it at this point. It’s been the most fun I’ve had with retail toys in a long while. If you haven’t, pick up one of the Voyagers+ and give it a whirl, worth it.
So today I’m sharing out my run of Leader Class Ultra Magnus. Shockwave and more will be coming soon. Check out the full gallery of 70+ below!
He’s in stock now and shipping from TFSource!