Magnamon, as anyone will tell
you, is the Armour Digivolved form of Veemon using the
rarely-seen Digi-Egg of Miracles. Magnamons appearances in
the anime are limited to a cameo introduction in The
Darkness Before Dawn, then The Crest of
Kindness, and the climax of Digimon: The Movie.
However, hes Veemon... and Veemon is every little
kids favourite new Digimon. Hence, we get the
Magnamon/Digi-Egg of Miracles Digivolver. Ill review each
The toy comes packaged in Magnamon form, with the leg armour detached. His Armour is a darker colour than it is on the show, but in actuality, its closer to the colour of gold than his animated counterpart.
Magnamon is rather bulky - largely due to his large shoulder pads and leg armour. His feet and ankles are also quite large. The detailing on the figure is show-accurate, which is always a plus point when it comes to selling. He has articulation in his neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and ankles, plus a swivelling torso and waist for transformation. The leg armour is held on by ball joints, while the shoulder armour is not removable.
This mode effectively captures the look of Magnamon, and it easily poseable and has high play value.
To transform Magnamon into the Digi-Egg of Miracles, you remove his leg armour, and open out his shoulder pads. The crack noise they make when opening is rather disconcerting, but theyre supposed to do that. You then twist Magnamons feet and torso around, then bend him over. You open out the leg armour - with the same crack noise - and attach it to the shoulder armour, around Magnamons body. To finish, you remove the twin flat pieces of armour from the base of Magnamons feet, snap them together, and clip them over the hole in the top. It sounds easy in theory, but Magnamon is probably THE most infuriating Armour Digivolver to transform.
Digi-Egg of Miracles
I would have to say that this is probably the second-best Digi-Egg form out of all the seven Armour Digivolvers, with the Digi-Egg of Sincerity being the first. In accordance with the eggs appearance in the show, Magnamons feet are clearly visible. However, so is the back of his head, and his fists. I feel that the egg looks better from behind. Its a good, solid mode, with no loose joints, and minimal kibble in comparison to a lot of other Digivolving toys. But its not as if an egg has any play value - same as the other Armour Digivolvers.
Neither mode seems to have been terribly sacrificed to facilitate the other when taking into account the usual quality of Armour Digivolvers. Grading on a curve, this toys receives:
Rating: 3.5 out of 5