Animated Activators Megatron

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  1. Chaos Muffin

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    AA Megatron is awesome, great articulation with menacing poses. No loose joints either, will stay in any pose you leave him in.

    Only drawback is in the instructions, he's wearing the cannon on his arm, but on the toy, it CAN'T be removed since it's secured by a pin.
    May have to modify a GI Joe gun or something to slap on him.

    Recommended, and even better If you can't afford the Leader version
     
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    Looking good, I may pick one up, but Lockdown and Bulkhead left a bitter taste in my mouth. Bumblebee, Starscream and Prime are win though.
     
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    Face seems a little dark. Other than that, he looks cool.
     
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    He looks awesome, even the LEGS unlike the Leader version.
     
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    Pros:
    * Decent robot mode
    * good articulation

    Cons:
    * Kibbletastic alt mode
    * Rotors and cannon don't go anywhere for robot mode.

    Overall: Below-average as Alternators go.
     
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    That'd be Activators, lol
     
  7. GAUGE

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    I think I'll pick him up and repaint him to be Shadowblade Megatron. and yes I will figure out a way to remove the rotors and cannon and mod them so he can hold them just like his leader toy. it will be tough but this figure looks nice enough and wroth it.
     
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    The balance on this guy is horrible! try to stand him up straight and he falls backwards from all the kibble. I'd rather spend 40 on the leader class than keep this guy, oh wait, I already did, that's why this one is going back to the store. Especially since he still costs more than a deluxe, at least from walmart. No swords, no cannon, no keep.
     
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    i think it looks awesome.. just like the leader class figure but much smaller.. coming to think of it, the leader class version has a very simple transformation, so i guess basically the same transformation can be moved to the activators fig? i dunno, it looks pretty similar.. and where is the cannon in robot mode, i dont see it?
     
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    No Robot mode cannon.
     
  11. Brave Magnus

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    Damn, this one is really cool. I hope to see it soon in local stores.
     
  12. Chaos Muffin

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    He has holes in his hands that would probably hold some little GI Joe swords ,and rectangle holes on his outer wrists that one could probably stick a little modded cannon.

    A G1-ish Megatron without an arm cannon just does'nt feel right.

    He has some major back kibble, but he stands just fine
     
  13. Chaos Muffin

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    A temporary thing, til I find something better

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    Hasbro you big fat tease

    Immovable cannon
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    Instructions. &%$#@
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    Just cracked my Activators Megs and Grimlock open.

    Megs is awesome. He fits in perfectly with the collection of Activators I have setup on my desk. Articulation in bot-mode is really good and I've had no trouble getting him to stand up straight. Just lock his knees and he will stay put. Look REALLY mean for such a small figure, and his knees don't buckly in toward each other like the stupid Leader figure's. I think I like this figure more.

    No arm cannon = baaaaad. The little nose gun even looks pretty cool. It may have looked too small on his arm had it been detachable. Not to mention a choking hazard. Still, they could have made it a bit bigger anyways.

    Chopter alt-mode (yes Chopter) looks pretty good. At first I thought mine was broken, and then I realized the tops of his shoulders needed to be rotated so his torso could fold up better. Once that was figured out the alt-mode looks a lot better. Still a tad bulky, but good enough. Pretty much exactly what you would expect from this line, now that a good precedent has been established with previous figures.
     
  15. Thelonicon

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    Is he supposed to actually "click" into position for vehicle mode?

    I just picked one up yesterday and he doesn't seem to lock into place unless I manually push the trigger forward to hold the autotransformation tab in place. This seems like a pretty sizable change of pace from the other two activators I have (Ratchet and Starscream).
     
  16. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    The only activator I'll ever get is Starscream and the seekers.

    And I got Screamer free with my Leader Megs.
     
  17. Ray Kremer

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    It took me fifteen minutes of frustration to figure this out. Seems the spring that's supposed to push the trigger forward isn't strong enough. Though yeah, it will almost stay put without the trigger if you tab the legs into the tail section.
     
  18. Bgrngod

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    He kinda clicks into place for me, it's just not a very loud click.
     
  19. siniquezu

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    mine doesn't lock into jet mode either :mad: 
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

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    Well there's your problem. Activator's Megatron isn't a jet.
     

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