Classics Megatron: Henkei or United?

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  1. Rahal Stmin

    Rahal Stmin Bounty Hunter

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    Which deco do you think looks better on him? I'm wondering if I should hold off on hunting for the henkei version and waiting for the united one.
     
  2. Jarodimus

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    I'm going United. Less red and no random chrome = win.
     
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    When Classics came out, I understood the fact that Hasbro couldnt sell a small siver handgun, so they painted him Nerfy purple and green.

    Then Takara produced him in silver and black which is the superior deco for the mold.

    But I noticed a few things on the Henkia version that kinda never sat well with me...

    1. Sweet silver chrome chestplate on a seemingly dull grey chest. I dont mind the contrast. But there IS silver paint applications all over this figure. Why not paint the whole area silver? Not all silver chrome. Just silver paint. Thats all I ask. Like MP Megatron...

    2. The mold itself has a few limitations (for a great attempt at a G1 Megs homage).
    A heavy winged backpack, no waist swivle and the gun arm can get a little unweildy, too.

    3. Nice legs. Great head sculpt. And evil red light piping in the eyes!

    I'm curious to see more of the United version. It looks to follow the WFC deco...

    If it has no chrome and more silver paint apps, I would gladly swap mine.
     
  4. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Henkei.

    Even though i cannot stand Chromed figures, He's just vastly superior to the Classics version in every way. Also my Classics Megatron's joints are pretty loose.


    For you i'd suggest United as it's cheaper.
     
  5. Deceptigtar

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    yeah henkei, something about uniteds face or something looks off, im sure its the same but i have always hated that head.
     
  6. Optimist_Prime

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    I love the mold, so all three for me!
     
  7. Omegatron Prime

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    I've had the Henkei Megatron for years and tbh he's my personal favorite megatron; the dark red on the united version looks pretty good but the henkei has so many more paint apps it makes the united look plain by comparison.

    To sum up i love my Henkei Megs and i highly recommend him to anyone wanting a version of the mold; hope this helps :) 
     
  8. Lbsammills51

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    I'm sticking with my Henkei, though picking up the United isn't a bad idea for others since I figure it'll be cheaper than a sealed Henkei version.
     
  9. Auto Morph

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    I already have Henkei and I think he's awesome, so no need for me to consider the United version.
     
  10. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    Henkei might be better, but the United will be new and likely cheaper. I'd go with United if I were you. It's more G1 accurate too if that's your thing.

    Randy
     
  11. grimlock1972

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    I intend to snag the united version of classics Megs
     
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    I say go with the United release. While I respect other people's preference for the United release due to the less shinny chrome the chrome really makes it look good in my opinion. But you may want to ultimately boil your choice down to price and availability to you.
     
  13. Sol Fury

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    Henkei has the better deco in my opinion, random chrome aside. The extra red and the painted Decepticon symbol adds to the mold nicely. The deal breaker for me on United was the unpainted Decepticon symbol, which is just too much to ignore.

    Although I'm not much a fan of the design, so I'll stick with my Classics one.
     
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    Classics > Henkei > United
     
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    I have the henkei version but I also pre-ordered a united version. Henkei version is selling in the secondary market at a lower price at the moment tho.
     
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    Me too. I just don't like the color scheme on Classics Megs.. I intent to sell that as soon as I get the United version.
     
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    Whichever your prefer.

    Personally I got the Henkei (For about $20 thanks to a sale at the time) and I'll stick with that one. Honestly it's pretty far from a favorite mold of mine.
     
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    I will be picking up a United for my comparisons thread, depending on if there is any mold wear United will be best.
     
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    I'm pretty pumped for the United version (preordered that bitch). I think that one looks the best out of the three, but if I already owned a Henkei! version I'd stick with that because they're at least close. The Classics/US version belongs in the garbage.. Neon green, purple, orange tipped gun? Seriously? Get that shit out of here.
     
  20. Satomiblood

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    I actually sold my Henkei Megs and decided to keep the Classics version instead. I don't really mind the Nerf colors. I may be interested in the United version, but I'd like to see some reviews and detailed photos of it first. Then again, I might just repaint my Classics Megs instead.
     

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