GN.1 Megatrons Gun Barrel

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  1. swampflight

    swampflight Banned

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    Why is it that when you transform him to robot mode his gun barrel is at his side and pointed forward but when he is shown in any media its always on his back and pointed upward?
     
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    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    1) with a little fidgeting you can achieve a show accurate transformation
    2) it just looked better that way on the cartoon (i assume that's what the animators decided)
    3) he actually did pull it toy-style in one scene and fire from it in robot mode

    If you have the figure, you can carefully get that barrel the way it is in the show. go for it :) 
     
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    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Because the animation came long after the toy and I suspect the animators thought it looked better.
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Isn't there an G1 episode where he did shoot from that barrel once in robot mode?
     
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    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Yeah, at the pretend Rocket Base Hound made using holograms in MTMTE.
     
  9. KremzeekTyCobb

    KremzeekTyCobb Well-Known Member

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    Wow,that original toy design is seriously cool!
     
  10. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there is a pellet launcher in the stock of the G1 Megatron toy. Its supposed to attach to his back so Megatron can shoot if you leave the barrel under his arm. Pretty cool.
     
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    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Apart from other reasons people mentioned, it allowed him to shoot plastic bullets in robot mode. All you had to do was attach the stock part that had the connection port for the gun, place a bullet inside the elyptical slot and pull on the little handle on the side. That's from the original Microman U.N.C.L.E. set, and my original G1 Megatron had that mechanism nerfed. Japanese reissues should have this fixed.
     

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