Pic review of JP Animated Voy. Megatron - Pic Heavy!

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  1. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    Here is a quick photo comparison of the Japanese Animated version of Voyager class Cybertron mold Megatron!

    Mold is exactly the same, no modifications.

    From the pics we have seen, this guy does not have a high metallic shine to him. It is the same paint that can be found on some parts of the Hasbro version already, only the Japanese version is a little darker and is painted on the body as well.

    The over all appearance of the figure does give him a bit more of a show accurate appearance with purple CON insignia.

    All the black parts are the same as well as all the black paint.

    You will also notice that the under layers and hidden areas are not painted. The plastic is almost the same white color as the Hasbro version.

    The red plastic on the Japanese version on his arm canon, hand, and shoulders diamonds are softer and a shade lighter than the Hasbro version. The Hasbro version has more of a translucent/transparency to it.

    The heels on the feet can show you the difference in the shade of the regular non-painted plastic.

    The grey paint on the face is the same.

    Take a look at the pics and let them decide if you think the price of importing this figure or any are worth the higher price tag.

    Hope it helps in making the decision and the price tags of the import are hefty. To me the difference is not worth it.
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    Here you can see how the JP version on the left plastic is softer because the blade can bend over:
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  2. Rewind

    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

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    Great pics! I was really hoping the Japanese release would replace the clear red plastic with something less silly looking.
     
  3. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    By golly! He's somewhat shinier! :) 
     
  4. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    nicely done Shane. I like the darker hue of the plastic on the Tomy version than the Hasbro version... should buy this and strip the silver paint and keep it as just the plastic, and I bet that would make an awesome looking figure.
     
  5. barrelks

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    Great improvement, but I don't think it will make it a buy. Thanks for the great pics and review though. It is going to be interesting to see how many of these JP Animated figures will be different enough to make them a "must".
     
  6. kurdt_the_goat

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    Your photo of the gun makes the Japanese version look considerably smaller.... is it? Or just perspective playing with my eyes?
     
  7. Deceptigtar

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    haha wow it does. no same size. im gonna change that pic.
     
  8. microclone

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    i like the nice bright decepticon logo on chest. Despite the lack of love for this fgure it turned out that in person i really like it, i even like transforming it!
     
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    Have to comment on the faction symbol on this one, wow that looks so much better :lol  You really have to wonder what Hasbro was thinking on that one because that looks so much better.
     
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    No changes to the mold? They didn't fix his arm cannon?
     
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    It looks quite nice.
     
  12. dr.b

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    I like the original paint job better. The new one is nice, but it doesn't fit seem to fit Megatron as well. He should have at least kept the gold symbol, as the purple clashes with the red chest plate.
     
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    I was kind of excited for this, but....

    The US versions colour looks better and matches the TV show better :( 
     
  14. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    In your face Hasbro!
    This is just what I have been waiting for..
    So going to get it :D 
     
  15. mx-01 archon

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    Feh. Love the silver and gold logos, show-accuracy aside.
     
  16. TwinSpin

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    Now that's Beautiful!!!!! I'm SO getting this :D 
     
  17. Big_Truk_Convoy

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    Has nobody noticed that the lower legs are assembled different from the US version? Looks like they are swapped from right to left. Which one has the legs assembled properly?

    Was there any noticeable difference between leg section of the transformation?
     
  18. Deceptigtar

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    no they are swapped by accident. i did robot pics before alt mode so when i was transforming him i was like what the heck. its fine now.
     
  19. Dormamu

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    I liked him better when he was modded on the Radicons into an Animated Galvatron. That's the only way I like that figure, when it's not that figure.

    Bring that to Mythbusters to polish. Points if you get the reference.
     
  20. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Takaratomy Ani Megs > Hasbro's. Nope, still not buying it for the second time! :lol 
     

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