Blog #560: Toy Reviews: The Loyal Subjects Transformers Ultra Magnus Prime, Grimlock and Soundwave 2-Pack, and Rainmakers 3-Pack

Toy Reviews: The Loyal Subjects Transformers Ultra Magnus Prime, Grimlock and Soundwave 2-Pack, and Rainmakers 3-Pack

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Ultra Magnus Prime

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Okay, I’m not getting this.  Why are they calling him “Ultra Magnus Prime”?  I’m not sure the people at Loyal Subjects understand the source material.  At no time has Ultra Magnus ever been called by that name, not even in Transformers: The Movie when he had the matrix.  It’s a cool looking figure, but they really need to put some more thought into things.  A lack of understanding of the source material might also explain the bizarre Bumblebee repaint from Series 1.

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Grimlock and Soundwave 2-Pack

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Grimlock has a very cool black and bronze color scheme, but as he has never appeared in those colors, I’m not sure why they did this.  Soundwave on the other hand looks great, but has the wrong name.  There is no logic in not calling a black Soundwave Soundblaster.  Again, these may be a fundamental lack of understanding of the source material.

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Rainmakers 3-Pack

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First off, how stupid is it to do a set of toys and not give them names?  I’m not even 100% sure who all of them should be.  The yellow one would obviously be Sunstorm, and given the camouflage on his wings I guess the green one is Acid Storm, but who is the third one supposed to be?  We already got Thundercracker.  This isn’t an unlicensed third party company, these are official product and should be able to use the TF names.  They do look very cool, and I’m glad I picked them up, but would it really have been so hard to give them names?

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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