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Debunked! Wal-Mart Ultra Magnus Listing Is G1 Re-Issue
bwbm - Thursday, July 12, 2007


We posted a rumor yesterday that Wal-Mart may be carrying a U.S. version of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus based on the weight listed on the product listing.

Well, this rumor has been debunked. It seems like many people's initial reaction of it being a boosted-up price for the Toys 'R' Us-exclusive Generation 1 re-issue of Ultra Magnus has prevailed.

"Tryphonus" of the Allspark did some legwork and called Hasbro, Inc. to inquire about this listing. The representative said that there is no indication that there has been a reproduction or even a shipping of the toy by Hasbro.

The representative speculates that Wal-Mart may have been sitting on a bulk of this product and decided to sell it on hopes of the newly released "Transformers" movie would help sell some of them.

Further confirming that this is the re-issue, "STPrime" of our TFans board received a shipping listing with the shipping weight being listed at two (2) pounds. This is despite the fact that Wal-Mart has the product weight listed as six (6) pounds on its product page. The weight was noted yesterday in the TFans discussion that took place when the rumor first popped up.

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Imaginarium recently shared a shot of the upper body of their upcoming Devastator statue, showing off the general styling and detail level. Tonight they've continued downward, revealing the lower half of the body with a look at the legs and a considerable chunk of the base environment the statue stands on. Sadly these are not separate cuts of the same image in order to piece them back together - or I would have - but you can still get a good sense of the overall product between them. Click through for the mirrored image!
Three A, makers of high end - and high price - action figures including a range of licensed Transformers figures has revealed a new entry tonight, exclusive to ThinkGeek. Ultra Magnus is a redeco of the Optimus Prime figure, naturally in the unarmored cab-robot form. Its features are more or less the same as the Optimus figure it's derived from, including basic accessory loadout. ThinkGeek's price is just about $400 and they're accepting orders for the new Ultra Magnus right now. Click through to see the promo photos and a link to the product page.
Pop Culture Shock Collectibles is pleased to announce we have now secured a licensing agreement with Hasbro Inc. We are excited about the opportunity to team with Hasbro in creating collectibles based on characters from properties like TRANSFORMERS, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY to name a few. Stay tuned for further details!
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