I found the new wave of BWX today at my Toys R Us and decided to pick up Megatron. Incase you don't want to read the whole review, the gist of it is that it is really good and you should buy it. Beast Mode: For those who think these figures could have been deluxes in the Cybertron line, I have my doubts here. Megatron's beast mode is seriously bulky and would have to be contorted in the most rediculous ways possible to fit in the Deluxe packaging. The molding is extremely detailed and completely mechanical (even the tongue). The head sculpt has such a Megatron personality that it's almost eery. You can practically hear David Kaye's voice coming out of this figure. Compared to the early Beast Wars figures, and even the Jungle Planet figures, Hasbro put a lot of effort into making the beast mode well articulated. The arms have one ball joint each (at the shoulder), the hips move out to the side and front/back, the knees bend, and there are three points of articulation in each foot. The head moves side to side and up and down, and the jaw can open about 65 degrees. As I'm sure you have noticed from all the online galleries, this figure is knid of light on paint apps, but you really won't notice this in beast mode. The coolest paint apps in this mode in my opinion are the areas that are painted gold, which is under the eyes, along the nose, on the sides of the legs, and all the way down the back. The blue on the shins looks nice too. All in all, this is one of the better alt modes that I've seen in an animal transformer. Transformation: I'm not going to go into detail with the transformation, but I will say that there are a lot of twists and turns that you will not see coming. Robot Mode: Unlike the beas mode, Megatron's robot mode is really no bigger than your average deluxe (maybe that's how they would package him in the Cybertron line). Again, the molding here is excellent and really evokes Beast Wars Megatron. His right forearm is the dinosaur head and his left arm is the tail, and this time there is a hand under it. The thing about the left arm is that the hand looks like some kind of deformed claw (think E. Shockblast right arm in purple and gold and you pretty much get it). Not the most attractive of hands, but it it is definitely better than no hand at all. The headsculpt is definitely Megatron, and in what seems to be more of a homage to the Beast Wars toys than the show, Megatron has one of those nasty grimaces on his face. The chest is similar to season 1 Megatron, with the "dino teeth" collar and the vents on the sides. The beast mode's upper legs act as armor plates as they did on the original figure, and the feet are still dinosaur claws. Megatron is highly posable, pretty much putting Cybertron Snarl to shame (I'm using him as an example because both figures have the "Jungle Planet aesthetic." The shoulders move side to side and front to back, the "wings" are adjustable, there is bicep swivel (pluse forearm swivel for the right arm), waist swivel, balljointed hips, thigh swivel, and the same amount of articulation on the lower legs as in beast mode. Of note is that the head is on a ball joint. I don't understand why all transformers don't use balljointed heads; it really does add to the posability. As far as colors go, it does not look as plain in person as it does in pictures. Sure the paint apps are rather scarce, but luckily there are enough plastic colors to make it less noticable. Compared to the original Beast Wars Megatron, this figure looks overall more menacing. He is skinny yet somehow bulky and powerful looking at the same time, with long legs and frigging sharp toe nails. Kibble on this figure is handled much better than on the original, to the point where it really doesn't look like there is any. Force Chip Gimmick: The force chip gimmick on this figure is on the tail. When inserted, the top half of the tail pops up to reveal a springloaded missile launcher, making Megatron's tail-arm more of a BFG and less of a pincher. When used in beast mode, it looks more or less like you're shoving the force chip up his butt, but then I really don't think any aspect of this gimmick works well for the beast mode. Overall, the gimmick isn't bad, I'm just not a gimmicky person. The "Darksyde" Predacon ship: Megatron comes with a little version of the Predacon shipfrom the Beast Wars show. It is made out of a rubbery, olive green plastic and actually has an impressive amount of paint on it. I guess this is a nice little trinket, but I would have much rather they used the budget for more paint on the Megatron figure itself. The Comic: The pictures are nice, and I assume it is a full version of the first issue, but the dialogue is atrocious. It was seriously embarrassing to read, and I was reading it silently to myself in my room with the door closed. Yes, the dialogue is that bad. Summary: If you like Beast Wars or the Cybertron beast figures, then I highly recommend Megatron. With no real sculpt flaws, excusable paint apps, and enough extras to justify the $15 price point, I give it a solid A.