About two years ago, the head designer of the Masterpiece Transformers line did an interview at a Toy Show in Japan and made mention that he had, on his own, created an MP Ultra Magnus with the hope of eventually bringing the figure to market.
Well, it looks like he was able to make that hope a reality as MP-22 will indeed be the Autobot City Commander.
Unlike the original MP-2, this will be a proper release with the trailer that will transform into his "armor". It will also be based on the MP-10 Optimus, meaning that he will continue to be in scale with the newer Masterpiece figures.
I'm still waiting for Takara to give us a new and redesigned Megatron to lead the Decepticon forces, and I'm always hoping that the next new release will be just that, but I have no doubt that this new version of Ultra Magnus will be mind blowing. (Although he's far from one of my favorite characters.)
He's going to be a bit on the pricey side, but luckily you have almost a full year to save those pennies!
He's set for an August 2014 release with a $279.99 price tag.