Is MP Megs worth it?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by TheCuddlyDevil, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. TheCuddlyDevil

    TheCuddlyDevil Well-Known Member

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    So I've been looking around Malaysia and though I found alot of toys I've never seen back home, there weren't any toys that I was crazy about. But today I found a store, and it was different...

    What did it have, you ask? Well let's see. It had MASTERPIECE MEGATRON! At first this toy didn't look so well to me, but seeing him in all his silver and G1-accurate glory (on display) was quite something, and it looks really, really cool. I think i want to buy it. But it's going for 150$. Is it worth the price? I just have to ask before I dish out the cash.

    What else did I find? I also found Reissue Jazz and Ironhide! FRICK YEAH! How's the articulate on Jazz? If it's just the same old blocky G1 with better paint I'll pass.

    I also found Encore Sky-Lynx, which I'm not interested in.

    And I found Movie Leader Brawl! Yay! It was going for near 100 bucks. Good price, or no? Someone help me.

    What was even weirder was that I saw some Transformer movie toys I have never heard of. Mainly a trans-scanning Optimus Prime (which I don't know what it's supposed to be), and a pack! This pack included a Battle Damaged Optimus Prime, a Starscream, and Arcee!!

    Of course, I couldn't come empty-handed, so I bought a Henkei Astrotrain. weee! To think that I regreted not buying the Classics version when I saw it, and now I bump into the HENKEI version!

    Anyway, I'm gonna open it in a while and fiddle (in other words, play).

    Basically, I want your opinions on the Jazz Reissue, Movie Leader Brawl, and MP Megs. Thanks alot in advance, and THANK YOU MALAYSIA!
     
  2. rizuan76

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    Cascadia Ion Storm

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    MP Megratron breaks very easily if one is not careful. But I have heard stories about people gently transforming it and it breaks in half. I do not have MP Megratron.

    Reissue Jazz--there are 2 different types..Hasbro and Takara. The Hasbro one has black weapons and the missile does not fire. Whereas, the Takara one looks exactly like the original one. So, yes, it is the same blocky one from the 1980s.

    Brawl--I do not the currency conversion but here in the United States, it was $40.
     
  4. bhaalistik

    bhaalistik Shockwave's Love-child

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    MP Megs is soooo worth getting, but is that 150 US dollars? If so, that's too much IMO. You should be able to find one for around the 100 US mark (or even less).

    Of the 3 you mentioned, he is definitely the best of them.
     
  5. SoundMaster

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    Leader Brawl is awesome IMO, but the sounds get annoying after awhile.

    I have encore Jazz, and I think he's pretty good. But If you are not a very big G1 block toy fan, you might want to pass on him.
    MP Megs is VERY delicate. My bro has him, and he has very skinny legs. overall, Megs is a cool MP, and he comes with khremzek. KHREMZEK!!!
    (I have no idea how to spell it.)
     
  6. rizuan76

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    BTW the 150 you mentioned, is it in RM or USD?
     
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    I love my MP Megs... and worth whatever I paid for it (less then $80 Dollars).

    Don't know about $150... that's a little too high.
     
  8. TheCuddlyDevil

    TheCuddlyDevil Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I don't think I'll get Megs now. I will be very, very upset if I break my 150 dollars.

    All the prices I mentioned are in US dollars. Brawil is a great toy, but he's going for 100.

    Why are the prices all so high? I think I may be better off ordering Desert Attack Brawl online.
     
  9. bhaalistik

    bhaalistik Shockwave's Love-child

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    Those prices are DEFINITELY way off what you should be paying for them...especially Brawl. If you don't mind shopping on the 'net, you can do a LOT better at BBTS or TFSource (just to name a couple).
     
  10. KillerMel

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    agreed, Megs is a great purchase, but you should be able to get him for around $100. i was afraid of buying him first, but after a while i just realized that the second production run is not as fragile as the reports say. at least mine's kinda on the sturdy side.
     
  11. rizuan76

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    Yup $150 in USD is waay too much for MP-Megs. from what i know toyshops usually will charge a much higher price for the first run of MP-Megs. if it's the reissue one (reissued late last year) then i dun think it will cost you that much.

    For example recently i went to one of the toyshops in my area. the Shop had two MP-Megs available but strangely both have different price, one is @$130 & the other one is @$80. when i asked the shop owner he said that's b'coz the more expensive is from the first run while the cheaper one is the reissue. this is not the only shop that i've encountered something like this.
     
  12. Grimlock_13

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    If you don't treat MP Megs like a mainline child's toy it won't break. Caution and figuring out the transformation slowly the first time is key. I'd say it's totally worth the money.
     
  13. Cinemastique

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    MP Megs is a great figure. I'd like to see someone come out with a repro cannon that's a little more in scale (He has poseability issues due to a wonky topheaviness), but he looks great when you finally get him posed.

    He's got one of the most intricate transformations ever seen before, but is worth transforming as a challenge/puzzle more than by virtue of being cool in both modes. The giant handgun just... isn't that neat.
     
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    Because of the "rust" problem that I had with Megs, I say no and I paid like USD$50-60 for him when he was first released! Blah! Cheeses me off when I think of it! :( 
     
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    well as for meg he is definitly a fig anyone should have. imo he is one of the most unique and rare mold there is eventhough it is very fragile. i had no prob transforming my meg, guess i'm just lucky. i strongly adviced tf toy lovers and collectors to get him even with its drawbacks. as for the price USD150 is expensive and u should look for other shops. USD150 will translate into Malaysian ringgit 480, the price i've seen for meg in Malaysia is usually from malaysian ringgit 250 - 350, which is about USD78 - 109.
     
  16. Ravenxl7

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    In my personal opinion, no, he isn't. Then again I'm not a big enough Megs fan to pay that much for a toy. Grimlock on the other hand, yeah, I'd buy a Masterpiece version of him. Heck, I'd eat nothing but water and saltine crackers if I had to, just so I could guarantee I'd have enough money to buy him.
     
  17. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Coming from a Malaysian like myself, all I can say is - "You are welcome! Hope we fueled your passion to get more TFs" :D  :D  :D  :D 

    Well, if you are still in Malaysia, do check out XL-SHOP in Midvalley Mall or Berjaya Times Square. They are still selling MP megs, albeit cheaper than the price you quoted. It is only USD100.
     
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    I've had my MP Megs for a couple of days now, having picked him up Saturday at SDCC for $95. And I have to say, from the moment I actually paid for the figure, I knew it was a purchase I would be happy with. I've wanted a Masterpiece for a long time, any of the line would have done it for me, but I knew that I needed one of the big two, Prime or Megs. Now, the only Convoy I had seen was like $250 some dollars, far more than I was willing to shell out for a single figure, so I passed on that and went for Megatron. When I finally opened the figure after getting home from the convention (which wasn't until several hours after I made the purchase) it really hit me that this is the pinnacle of Transformers engineering. Transforming him to alt mode and back the first time was a bit of a trial, but seeing how everything worked and moved, and how logical the transformation really is, and how much of a, fun, challenge he presented, it won me over. And now a couple of days later I think I've finally got the hang of him, and he is the prize piece of my collection.

    So yeah, he's worth it...though I wouldn't pay $150 for him, closer to $100 would be a worthwhile price.
     
  19. Scantron

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    Movie Leader Brawl - Excellent figure but there's no way it's worth $100.

    MP Megatron - Definitely not a worthwhile purchase, not even close. Even taking care during transformation, stuff is guaranteed to pop off and there are multiple areas that have a significant risk of breaking. The robot mode looks nice, but moving it around at all is asking for trouble. The most frustrating issue, with mine at least, is that the connector holding the waist together is extremely weak; pick it up without holding the waist correctly and it will come apart. Plus, there are a number of pieces that come off easily. Add to that some joints that are too weak and others that are too tight, as well as the difficulty getting it to hold a decent pose (made worse if the fusion cannon is attached) and it's pretty much a case of just finding a position where the figure remains standing and leaving it as an expensive statue. Oh, and if it's exposed to normal, room temperature, average humidity air, the few metal parts on it tarnish. That's most noticeable on the feet; mine started to change colour within a month and, 3 - 4 months later, were brass-coloured. This figure has way too many engineering problems for something that cost (me, when it first came out, USD) $100 + shipping. This is the first time I've ever felt ripped off by a TF purchase and it's soured me on Takara's products in general.
     
  20. Polenicus

    Polenicus Warring At Play

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    I personally like MP Megatron, but he'd definitely not nearly as solid a purchase as MP Optimus or MP Starscream/Skywarp. He has more compromises than the other two molds, trying to juggle his alt mode, his G1 cartoon incarnation, and his G1 toy.

    He's definitely the most delicate Transformer I own. His intricateness means that, by necessity he's a little fragile. But he's still imposing and powerful-looking, and it's hard to find fault with the goodies they packaged with him.

    MP Megatron was simply a harder engineering feat than Optimus and Starscream, and with no real repaint opportunities (Optimus has Ultra Magnus, and theoretically Nemesis Prime, as well as his re-issue with his trailer, Starscream has Skywarp, Thundercracker, his G1 colored version, and possible retools into Dirge, Thrust and Ramjet) there's less of a margin on the design, and they likely didn't have the kind of resources to fine tune him as well as they did Optimus.

    It's really a case of, if you're iffy on him at all, don't bother. Go for Henkei Classics Megatron or Animate Megatron for your 'G1-esque' fix. But if you really want to balance out MP Optimus, and have a proper leader for your Alt/Binaltech Decepticons, he's really the only one who fits.
     

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