Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by redoptics, Feb 5, 2010.
That's Super Megatron.
During his time as Galvatron, Megatron had been seemingly vanquished forever when he was crushed beneath an iceberg. The Emperor of Destruction Vanishes on an Iceberg Over fifteen years later, an evil force named Dark Nova recovered Galvatron's body from its ice tomb, and recreated him as Super Megatron, pitting him against Star Convoy, the reborn Optimus Prime, and his Autobots. Super Megatron didn't fare too well against his old adversary and was swiftly defeated by the Battlestars and their Triple Combination Battlestar Attack. Dark Nova then upgraded him into Ultra Megatron, who had a similar success rate.
The Pointy Objects Convention is that way.
For the final battle, Dark Nova merged with the remains of Ultra Megatron and formed the massive Star Giant. Star Giant was virtually invincible from the outside, so Star Convoy, Grandus and Sky Garry traveled inside his body and began tearing up the joint. As soon as they'd inflicted enough damage, the trio escaped just as Star Giant detonated, leaving only his head somewhat intact. Fortunately for Megatron, his body was stored within the head, allowing him to survive the explosion
strange as star convoy did ?
Not really. In japan villains tend to sell less than heroes do. And this was when Takara was producing less transformers because of a lack of interest (which prompted them to go in a new direction with Braves).
Closest you'll get is Animated Leader Megatron, the design of which was partially inspired by Super Megatron.
First of all, there are two Megatrons in that picture, Super Megatron and Ultra Megatron.
Battlestars/Return of Convoy was a weird line. First of all, there is no real mass media for the line, the story was told in TV Magazine. Secondly the line consisted of nothing but Autobots. Even among the Autobots it was 3 new full sized figures which were Micromaster bases and the rest were Micromasters/Micromaster related. It came at the tail end of G1 in Japan, so it was kind of a last whimper of the franchise before the Beast Era.
You also have to consider that left on their own, Takara is not big on producing villain figures, which don't/didn't sell well as they do in the USA. Web Diver had a full line of figures, but only heroes, not a single Deletros was made despite them being in the game and the cartoon. Car Robots (RiD) featured a single new mold villain to 12 or so new Autobot molds; and even the line as a whole is something like 50 some Autobots (including exclusive repaints and redecoes) vs 16 Decepticons (who had a single exclusive repaint and a remold). They also shrank the Energon Megatron mold by 30% to release him at a lower price point to get him to sell because they knew there wasn't consumer demand for a Leader sized villain figure. Thankfully Hasbro feels and has felt differently and we've gotten some great Decepticon figures over the years thanks to them.
Animated Earth Mode Leader Megatron does take some design cues from Super Megatron, but does so in a really great way which results in a great Megatron figure, IMHO, of course.
ive seen the animated megatron, just thought a triple changer megatron would look sick loving that gun mode, but as you said on that pic its two megatrons
Its not a triple changer then...
no thats 2 megatrons one super the others ultra
yeah, Animated Leader Class Megatron is the closest to Super Megatron
I didn't know who Super Megatron was before reading this but I was gonna say that it reminded me a lot of Animated Megs. Derrik Wyatt is just full of awesome I guess, lol.
That was a fun read. Good info.
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