Leader Megatron new head and chrome paint

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  1. a person

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    I think this was probably the original mock-up, which IIRC is on the back of the box.
     
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    old test shot
     
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    novedad=new............
     
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    That's the old head me thinks.
     
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    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    every transformers movie item on that site is novedad. Even the protoform prime. Flase alarm methinks.
     
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    I'm 50/50. We know from the botcon pics of the hasbro tour, that the old head sculpt did make it to tooling. A head molded in plastic on a grey torso was on the table with numerous figures in various stages of assembly. There was a pic where someone held up the sculpt and took a close up picture. If it made it past sculpt, resin casting, to mold tooling then to plastic form, then I think the mold for that head might still be available. Add to that, this is the 1st time we have seen that head on a finished figure aside the packaging(the one@the botcon tour was just a torso).

    Judging by the paint job and head, it would not surprise me if we got this repaint/slight retool. The paint looks like a final finish we would see@retail, as well as that specific photo. After all, Brawl and Prime both have leader class repaints, Megatron is the only one left without one thus far. Not to mention, if that head sculpt was already done(which I have described why I think so above), then it will not cost Hasbro more money since they do not have to tool an all new mold. Add to that, Hasbro repaints or retools most of their products at least once.
     
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    Yeah I know it is on the back of the box and this version has no fairy wings.
     
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    Oh, please! That's the spanish Hasbro official webpage, and I asure you that they're old news. Here we have exactly the same Meg as you...
     
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    Yeah, I pointed this out because I hadn't seen a fully colored Megs with his old head (except for the back-of-box-picture)
     
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    And this head really looks better than the one on the retail megatron.
     
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    If this is true, more than unlikely, then they'd really be asshats for holding out on everyone and putting that ugly blue spray app on that nice silver finish. It just doesn't make good sense to do that. No figure that I can think of has been repainted from grey to silver or vice versa. And a new (old) head doesn't make things ok either.
     
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    that is the OLD HEAD
     
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    Jesus Christ, that is THE most 'effed-up movie Megs transformation EVER. And this is the site's vanity shot?! Ouch. :lol 
     
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    yes, as many keep saying that is the old head that was removed from the figure because megatron's head in the movie changed designs, so they made a new one that would match the movie design. the old head is shown on the leader figure's packaging. as for the paint, that's a hand-painted sample. almost every TF toy photo on packaging for the last 6 years or so has been a hand-painted sample.
     
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    A shame, that one looks a hell of a lot better (paint wise) than what we got. I'd be more tempted to buy him if he had been released in this paintscheme.
     
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    why the hell is this thread still open? and in news and rumors of all forums?
     
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    Answered your own question. This may be a variant of Megatron or a repaint (robovision?).
     

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