Masterpiece Megatron V2.0 has arrived... and he is GLORIOUS

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sol Fury, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

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    Not to sound too hard, just extremely sinthetizing, but IMHO that's total bs.
    Torso is not small and legs aren't skinny at all.
    Skinny design? No way, it's the others who are grossly large, or FAT.
    Weak? oh please ....
     
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  2. joopsta

    joopsta Masterpiece and 3P collector

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    I think he's right bout the paint chipping. That just isn't OK on a 200+ dollar Transformer. It clearly takes away all the fun for me to not going to transform him.
     
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  3. ZEGR

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    I didnt forget anything....I very clearly said that the way he looks is INTENTIONAL..Its not some sort of unwanted side effect or a compromise by its transformation...They wanted to replicate the cartoon look with the long legs and and pants above the waist as you call it
    The paint chipping is a concern of mine too which i mentioned in a previous post
    What looks "weak" to you is the way he looked in the cartoon!This is how he lookes and this is how the official TT recreated him to look..They didnt make some weird interpretation of how they think he should look
    As far as comparing its price with the DX9 one...Please tell me what do you get with the DX9 one?a sword (that looks nothing like the toon) and a mace?Nothing more as far as accessories go.Is Mightron more poseable?no he isnt...So what does Mightron have that makes him better?The fact that he is cheaper?Now you can debate whether accessories are important or not but thats just subjective.Some people want them some dont.
    What i clearly mentioned in my post are facts not personal opinion like "he looks weak" lol
     
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    Anyone manage to get a size comparison next to a real Walther?
     
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    Can anyone try putting him on mp08x throne?
     
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    I understand the comparison shots and all, but I'm getting tired of them mainly because they just seem to add to the fan division and official v 3P arguments.
     
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    Not a REAL walther, but I posted it next to a 1:1 airgun.

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    I agree with you on this one..This is a thread for those who love TT. Ive seen the video and it's an amaz
    Looks good right beside it . Now if someone can post a pic of third party Meg's besides Walther and let's see how it look
     
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    Which have proportion issues all depends on what is your measuring stick. For many, myself and presumably ZEGR included, and also including TT themselves when designing MP-36 - that measuring stick is the animation Megatron. With respect to that MP-36 is spot on proportionally!

    The others are all off proportionately compared to the animation, but then the animation model wasn't necessarily the intention in the first place for all of them, so not totally fair to criticize them based on that. I personally try to reign in my criticism a little when it comes down to aesthetic choice vs. just sub-par design - if I don't like a deliberate aesthetic choice I just try to accept it isn't to my taste, but I'll be harder on what I think is just lackluster design.

    I.e. for Apollyon, he's not animation accurate at all, but I don't believe that was ever the design intention, so I wont call him out on that. But his ultra wide hips, messy legs and Grimlock-esque shoulders I see not as 'we want it that way' choices, but as design issues that just should have been done better, so I don't feel too much of a douche saying I think those features of Apollyon suck!

    Mightron, he's going more for toon accuracy, but the execution just isn't really there, imho. To me he looks really top-heavy, wrists/hands are bad, the legs look really off with the thighs as thick as the lower legs, and the less said about the side profile (both legs and torso) the better. That, I put down to sub-par design/engineering, and I generally come to the same conclusion about all of DX9s MP attempts, to be honest - just not MP level, imho. Mightron is easily my least favourite MP Megs.

    Despotron's proportions are way further off the animation model than the others, but I just cant help but respect the design nonetheless - that's because I think it was always 100% intended that he look that way. He matches their Hound and truck bros with their ultra exaggerated comic inspired beefcake proportions. I think they made that aesthetic choice and executed it perfectly and cleanly with some damn clever engineering. It's just nothing like what I want in my collection!!

    Similarly MP-36 had a design choice then spot-on nailed it! And it just happens to be exactly what I'm looking for, so it's MP-36 for me any day!

    And mine has finally shipped! Woo hoo!
     
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  13. Arie

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    I do not believe that people forget to talk about the issues with Megatron. It is just that there are less issues with Megatron then there are with any of the third party offerings. Opinions will vary from person to person, but... The torso is not small on Megatron, it is exactly like the cartoon if you ask me. The torso of the third party offerings is too large though. The legs of Megatron are not skinny, but well proportioned. The third party offerings have worse looking legs, if you ask me. I do not know which is which, but of the third party offerings one has okay legs, the legs of another are just straight, without much form and the third has blocks for legs. I do agree though with the hips being high. I would have preferred those a bit lower too. I do not agree that Megatron looks weak. That is like saying that Megatron looked weak in the cartoon. As for paint chipping, yes, that is a bad thing, but if you read through all posts, you will see that if you handle Megatron gently when transforming him, it is fairly okay. Still, it should be fine, not just okay, but it is not like paint just falls off when looking at him. I do not understand why companies such as TT have issues with getting the paint strong enough.

    Yes, $10 more is a lot... o_O  Mightron was $130 on release, Megatron is $140.
     
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    Here are some quick pics! Got the Hot Rod one as close as I possibly could! (^.^)

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    He was once about $140 before shipping on amazon jp
     
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    Yes, I agree. There shouldn't be any problems with paint chipping - especially when it is an "official" product.

    If supporters of "official products" can give 3P figures a hard time, each time paint chipping occurs during the transforming process, I don't see why "official products" should get a "free pass" or given "excuses".

    It doesn't matter how complex the transformation process is, during the design stage issues such as paint chipping, stress tolerance should all be taken into consideration.

    I won't be transforming my MP-36 until more folks get theirs and find out what exactly should be done to be prevent the paint chipping.

    Feeling quite disappointed over this paint chipping issue and I hope it's not a serious issue - I don't dare put the silencer over the barrel.
     
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    Yep, mine was around $138 before shipping.
     
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    AE shipping is so expensive now.
     

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