MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron

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  1. Sonic Eclipse

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    I don't think Takara would have risked Cheetor being the 2nd MP if he wasn't popular. If we're looking at the Beast era as a whole, Cheetor was also a pretty prominent character thru out the series. Besides Primal and Megs, hes also the only season 1 character who got 3 different BW Toys (S1, TM, TM2). He was also the character used on the front of all the Beast Machines box art.
     
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    Yeah, I'd be more impressed if they pulled off terrorsaur than Dinobot. Dinobot's show model had some child bearing hips, so they can pack a lot of stuff into his body without being too far off the mark. Terrorsaur, on the other hand, has a very thin beast mode and no dinosaur legs to turn into arms. If anything he's going to be a very chunky pterodactyl. And i also don't see them putting the effort into making that magic happen with a character that was killed off because he wasn't popular enough. Would love to see him get the Dinobot treatment, but I'm not optimistic.
     
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    can't wait to see how he compares to Grimlock in T-Rex mode, kinda imagining he's double the size

    my guess for the next.... yeah, I'll go for Inferno, gotta have the #2
     
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    It makes me happy to hear how much Terrorsaur and Scorponok get mentioned around here. The arms under the start of Terrorsaurs wings, where they meet his body, are kind of chunky. They aren't wafer thin the whole way so there might be a bit of use for transforming in those parts. Also his robot mode torso, the bits that aren't his tail and beast head, are kinda slender so it gives me hope considering TT pulled off a sleek raptor turning into a bodybuilder.
     
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    I just don’t see inferno coming out ( yet )
    A. He’s not a season 1 character
    B. Waspinator was in every episode and lasted all the way to the end of Beast Machines , making him pretty prominent.
    C. Scorpinock was the original #2 during season 1 , and being thats where Takaras attention is at , I see him being released before Inferno .
    Just my 2 cents
     
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    Well for a start the HOF is a western thing and these are Japanese figures. Add to that he was one of the most prominant and developed characters across the entire Beast Era I'd say there's plenty of evidence to suggest he's one of the more popular characters. They never dropped him in lava at thr end of season 1! He endured and grew up over the course of Beast Wars and Beast Machines, he was basically the Bumblebee/Hot Rod of the Beast Era. Plus...

     
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    He IS a season 1 character.
     
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    My mistake . Your right. ( Been a while ). My other 2 points still stand though.
     
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    Huh I just realized those meaty wing bits sort of evoke the shape of the lower legs, and if the forearms where made from these bits the pterodactyl legs could land on them nicely in bot mode. His tail isn't that large in beast mode either so maybe his chest plate could be formed from part of the wings while another section separates to make what wings he does have as a robot. Then what is left over has to turn inside out or hide to bring out his sliver parts.
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    True, but given how different the western characters are from their jp counterparts, for all i know cheetor could have been a bumbling fool for the entirety of the series
     
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    Hhhhhmmmm mp quickstrike
     
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    Cheetor was only on the first year boxes. After that it was Primal. Nightscream was the odd duck(bat?) That he was the only one to have his picture on the front of his box. If I remember correctly, been a while since I've looked at the boxes.
     
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    So besides amazon.jp, which overseas site has this guy the cheapest?
     
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    AJ just dropped my price to 24,922 yen shipped. Thats 221.68 US.
     
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    Even if he was the evidence suggests he was a popular bumbling fool.
     
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    Yeah I remembered not long after my post that Optimus replaced Cheetor on the "Battle for the Spark" boxes. I'd still say Cheetor was on most of the boxes though. Other than Nightscream, I think Megatron was also featured on his own box. Plus Cheetor also had multiple toys in the Beast Machines line. And as much as some would like to act like it doesn't exist, Cheetor (a long with Dinobot) also got a toy in the Henkei, and Uni 2.0 lines too.

    So Cheetor is definitely popular, though I have no idea how hes characterized in the East. (Never watched the JPN version of the Beast Era).
     
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    Cheetor also received a Titanium figure and has shown up twice in Robot Heroes, and even in the Tiny Titans subline.
     
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    Looks like Cheetor might have the most toys out of everyone from the Beast Era. The only one that probably tops him is Primal.
     
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    r_megatron001.jpg
    r_megatron004.jpg Megatron was in a way, his cgi version was on the back, while Cheetor's was on the front.
     
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    jeej, mine dropped with like 2 euro :D 
     
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