I thought that this would be a great little piece to showcase at this particular moment in time due to the recent release of MP-22 Ultra Magnus.
|"My close friends call me Ultramag."|
Diaclone "Powered Convoy"
I found it nice how they still kept the MP boxart similar to the original.
|Back to the box art that matters for this post|
En français sil vous plait
Ultra Magnus is unfortunately (or fortunately, depending if you're the type of collector that goes for variants) one of those characters that has gone through a variety of alterations.
Variation 1: The rubber-wheel, metal toe version. All chromed on the upper legs and gastanks. A full paint job and a windshield. The small head has full paint, and the large head has full paint.
Variation 2: Everything included in Variation 3, but it has a windshield, and the small cab's head has paint on it. In addition, the faceplate on the large head was painted.
Variation 3: Plastic wheels, plastic toes, no paint on anything, no chrome on anything, no windshield...
Variation 4: 2002 TRU Reissue...rubber-wheeled, fully-painted and chromed, has windshield...shorter smokestacks, longer missles(compared to any other release) and has several remolded/reinforced areas on the cab and trailer.
Needless to say, there are even more variations than the ones listed above. In my book, the original rubber tire version is the one to have, but to still find yourself one in this type of condition would still leave you with a smile on your face.
Keep on collecting!