Blog #305: Toy Review: Japanese Transformers Prime Voyager Ultra Magnus with Arms Micron Ulma

Japanese Transformers Prime Voyager Ultra Magnus with Arms Micron Ulma

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Box:  The boxes for the Voyager toys are the same shape as the US versions.  All the text and pictures are changed.

Arms Micron Ulma

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Kit:  The kits are fairly easy to assemble, and so far the stickers seem to be staying on well.  The plastic is higher quality than the Kabaya kits.  They have no paint apps and are perfect for customizers to paint up for a more elaborate look.  Each Arms Micron includes something like a spark crystal, but I’m not sure if that is the intent of it.  A sticker goes on before the outer translucent plastic to form it.  They look nice, but I had some problems getting the crystal to stay in on some of them.  Might need a little glue.

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Weapon Mode: Ulma has a very cool hammer mode.  It’s much nicer than the hammer that came with Breakdown.  The colors are nice, and unlike some Arms Microns, he has plenty of stickers.

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Robot Mode: Not a bad looking robot mode.  Kind of blocky.  Nice, but not among the best of the line.

Ultra Magnus (Based on Transformers Prime Voyager Ultra Magnus.)

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(For Comparison – Japan [left] & USA [right])
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Vehicle Mode: In my previous blog about the USA version of Ultra Magnus I documented everything that was wrong with the toy.  All of those things are still wrong, and, as hard as it is to believe they even made it worse.  The gun on the USA version doesn’t stay on the back of the truck properly, but it at least looks like a gun.  The hammer just looks stupid on the back of the truck.  If they had included the missile that came with the USA version, then maybe that could have offset it.  The reality is, he needed an Arms Micron that would have worked on the back of the truck, and using the hammer handle as a gun just doesn’t.  It’s kind of pathetic, actually.  On the plus side, the stickers for this toy really look nice and are far better cut than many previous Arms Micron toys.

 (With Stickers)
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(With Weapon)
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(For Comparison – Japan [left] & USA [right])
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Robot Mode: He’s got tighter shoulder joints than the USA version.  He’s really nice looking.  Unfortunately his back still doesn’t properly snap into the cab top.

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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