Henkei Megatron or Leader TFA Megatron? Help me decide

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  1. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    Hi I need help figuring out which figure I should get Henkei Megatron or Leader TFA Megatron, both are about the same price.

    Henkei Megatron
    Pros:
    -Megatron with non nerf colors
    -Transforms into a gun
    -Shiny chrome chest
    -clicky shots
    Cons:
    - small
    - pricy
    - lack of accessories

    TFA Megatron
    pros:
    - interesting transformation
    - big
    - has two swords
    - looks kinda like a g1-y megatron
    - price is alright

    cons
    -he mumbles about allspark (but batteries can be removed)
    - not sure what else...
     
  2. Takara_destron

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    I don't own TFA leader Megs (yet), but I can't recommend Henkei Megatron enough. He's the pride of my collection (as I don't anything rare) and I dont think lack of accessories is a big deal since he has a nice big cannon. As for pricey mine cost me just over half the price TFA Leader Megatron is going to cost me (I got it for £25 while leader Megs will be about £40 when its out), so if you look enough I dont think it'll be too hard to get for a reasonable price.

    I suppose either way you're getting a G1ish Megatron though so if thats what you're looking for its a win either way.
     
  3. mirarage

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    I'd say go with animated leader megatron.
    It just looks like a better figure.
    Looks to be way more fun.
    Better bang for your buck, especially if you can only get one.
     
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    TFA Megs. He's got the Helicopter mode that turns into a great robot. The cannon, swords and compatibility with teh Headmaster rock. Henkei... no amout of paint can make up for a crappy mould. Not to mention the dumb-ass chrome. Plus, TF:A Megs looks more like G1 Megs than the Henkei does. :lol  (wether this is a good thing or a bad thing is up to you)


    TF:A Leader Megs all the way.
     
  5. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    Henkei Megatron will cost about $40 USD with shipping included. Leader Megatron will cost $40 USD retail as is. They're about the same price.... which leaves me wondering.

    I wish there was a store selling Henekei Megatron for $20-$30 but not charge me $20+ shipping...
     
  6. sonny318

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    Get both you should find a way to save extra money by the time Leader TFA Megatron comes out and sell some older figure you don't want anymore
     
  7. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    I'm going to a convention soon, perhaps a vendor might sell henkei megatron without the crazy prices, but so far most places sell Henkei Megatron for $40 and that's without shipping.
     
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    If thats the case go with TFA Megs definatly. Henkei Megs is good but not $20 shipping good (but then there are few things I think are $20 shipping good). I was lucky enough to get mine without having to look online.
     
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    Out of both I say Leader Megs is a good choice. But if you are a collector of both Lines then Henkei Megatron is a must for the Classics line.
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    I personally like the Henkei one. Get Henkei Megs and wait for retail for Ani Leader Megs.
     
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    I'd go with TFA Megs. The Classics mold is nice, and having Megs as a gun again is certainly a plus. It took a while for him to grow on me, and now he's kinda..growing off/away from me, and really it's just ok...though I do like the Henkei colorscheme for him.

    TFA Megs looks (don't have him yet) like hawt plastic win.
     
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    You are comparing apple and oranges. But if I had to choose, it would be Henkei!
     
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    I only have Classics (and I'm not complaing about colors, though if the Japanese one is ever on sale...) and I'm happy
     
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    Is leader Megatron out where you live? If you are looking to buy now, buy the Henkei version. $40 is a good price shipped for Henkei Megs. I paid $43.99 + tax + shipping (Canadian funds) for mine so he cost me $58 I think. There will be plenty of leader Megs going around for months when he comes out at mass retail so I say get Henkei. However if you prefer the other one, get him, its up to you.
     
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    I would say, pick Leader Megs ! :) 
     
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    Leader Megs looks smaller than I figured he'd be. Guess he won't be so out of place with the rest of Animated after all.
     
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    If you got extra cash, go for both. They have their own share of awesomeness, you won't regret it. ;) 
     
  19. Vangelus

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    For pure bang-for-buck value, I'd say Animated Leader Megatron's a better deal.

    My Henkei Megatron is cool, but I also got him for $24 about an hour before the rest of Japan started marking him up to $30-$35 so that is a bias factor. XD
     
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    TFA-Megs..but if you got extra dough to spare, why not get the both of em'?
     

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