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Convoy is Dead! New QTransformers Campaign Ties Mystery of Convoy Remake With Release of MP-22 Ultra Magnus
RAC - Wednesday, December 03, 2014


TakaraTomy is starting a new contest next year in Japan, tying the release of MP-22 Ultra Magnus into the QTransformers line and its smartphone remake of the Mystery of Convoy game for the Famicom. Pretty natural fit, since in that game you play Ultra Magnus after Optimus Prime's disappearance and presumable death. Mainly what this all means to US viewers is a neat promotional image based on the "Death of Convoy" teaser ad for Transformers 2010, AKA Transformers G1 Season 3. Keep reading to see that image and the original ad!

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