Pictorial Review of DOTM Voyager Megatron

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DOTM MechTech Voyager Megatron. Worth buying?

  1. Yes. (I have exceptional taste.)

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  2. Only if cheap. (And every Christmas I get visited by three ghosts.)

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    10.6%
  3. Only if (something else. I meant to hit 'Yes' but I'm uncoordinated.)

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  4. No. (I only collect paperclips.)

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  5. Not interested. (I also passed up the chance to buy Action Master Elites at retail.)

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  1. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Translated by my friend Philister of Transformers Universe - Welcome to the Universe - Thank you my friend!

    Prelude:

    This time around Megatron was the first figure of a new toy line to be sighted on the internet. It was but a short time after the shooting for the movie started that we learned that Megatron would be a truck this time around and the first images weren’t long in coming. One thing to keep in mind, though: This version here isn’t the final version of DOTM Megatron. The one that will be available in retail – as we saw on the New York Toyfair – will have a far better and more realistic paint job.

    Alternate Mode:

    Megatron is based upon a Mack M915 military truck with a tanker trailer. A kind of camouflage net has been hung over the trailer, which will play an important role in robot mode, but more on that later. The trailer is connected to the truck on a slightly posable hinge, making Megatron the first Movie toy that has posability in vehicle mode. Very nice! On a personal note, I think this mode is the perfect choice for Movieverse Megatron, much better than the two Cybertronian modes he had in the previous movies. According to the plot of the DOTM computer game Megatron acquired this vehicle mode in Africa, seeing as he was no longer flight-capable after the battle with Optimus Prime. We’ll see ff this is how it’s going to be in the movie, too.

    Robot Mode:

    The moment many Transformers fans have been waiting for: Megatron finally becomes mysterious and sinister instead of just brutal. The most important element is, of course, the cape hanging over Megatron’s head and shoulder, which hides his disfigured face. The cape does somewhat hinder the posability of his left arm, but that’s not a big thing. On the right arm we have the fuel tank which transforms into Megatron’s fusion cannon. Not all that innovative, but fitting. Interesting detail here: You have to activate the MechTech Gimmick in order to make the look fit. More on the later. The downside here is that Megatron has turned out pretty small. Compared to his Movie 1 and ROTF versions he is downright tiny, despite now being about Blackout’s size (see head size). In terms of posability, though, absolutely no complaints.

    Gimmick:

    The Voyager class clearly has an edge when it comes to the MechTech weapons, because so far these are the only figures where the transforming weapons can be integrated more or less smoothly into the vehicle modes. Also, they are the only ones I’ve had so far where no modification is necessary in order for them to remain affixed in action status. Nicely done.

    Conclusion:

    A great figure, a great concept, just too small. A Leader- or even Ultimate-class variant would have been better in my opinion. Just add a few modifications and you get a Scourge or Nemesis Prime.

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    More Pics: Delta6.info - The SciFi-Resource - [Review] DOTM Voyager Megatron
     
  2. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Aww... posted in Wrong Board, could somebody move it to the Feedback-Section? Than you!
     
  3. GUIGUI

    GUIGUI Well-Known Member

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    Could you make a picture of him where the head part of the cape is pluged in the just left shoulder hole, as if the cape was only covering his shoulder?
     
  4. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Sure, here is the Pic you wanted, looks horrible i think.

    But Beware, this is a pic after i repainted him, this is not the final release:
     

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  5. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    are all those pictures of the figure after you painted him? If the pictures in the first post are the actual colors, I'm liking these colors a lot more than the all grey color of the figures other people have recieved.
     
  6. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    the pics in startpost and in the link are before i paintet it, and this is all other people got right now, no difference here

    the second post (with the cape on his shoulder) is after i painted him, and if you click my sig you'll see the entire custom
     
  7. GUIGUI

    GUIGUI Well-Known Member

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    What? No! It look cool, as if he was wearing a cape and the wind was blowing in it!

    Thanks for it.
     
  8. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    Thanks for the review & great pics !

    Especially the comparison pic between all 3 movie voyagers.

    They're all good imo, but the DOTM version looks to become the best Megatron
    because he doesn't suffer from sea green and he doesn't have backpack kibble.

    People may complain about his 'dull' colours, but be glad he doesn't come with
    obnoxious allspark blue or sea green.

    I'm looking forward picking up the final version of this DOTM Megatron.
     
  9. einis

    einis Want some candy?

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    finnaly!thanks for pictorial review!

    I'm looking foward to get this figure.it's really cool
     
  10. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    on the pic of the three voyager you can clearly see that he's much to small.

    View image: P1130777

    if you resize it, he must be a leader class too fit with the voyagers. so maybe he's a lot bigger in the movie! :D 
     
  11. baggzey23

    baggzey23 psn - baggzey23

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    your sig = page not found
     
  12. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    darn there was a / too much, thx for the information!
     
  13. wm10k

    wm10k Reanimator of Dead Things

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    is it possible to see his vehicle mode next to some of the recent scout car-formers like....rotf breakdown, dead end, or hftd hubcap?
     
  14. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    should be possible, if i find them ^^
     
  15. ZacharyBinx

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    Ebay:
    This is on my VERY short list of "DOTM must haves." At least until the HA line adds new molds.

    Looks great! Thanks for the pics and review!
     
  16. Dupree

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    I'm excited to have an evenly proportioned megatron. This guy should be arriving for me soon and I can't wait...I gotta say though I am disappointed in the lack of paint/color in robot mode, but I can get past it
     
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    DOTM - late but not least - Desperated Megatron

    " Everything I touch is food for my hunger, my hunger for power! "
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    I finally have a chance to make a gallery of this great figure, I have done a review in Chinese but a bit too tried to translate it, so I just post the gallery here, sorry! May be I will have it translated later.

    Please enjoy the gallery :) 
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    I AM MEGATRON!!!!!!TIME For VENGEANCE!! !!!

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    ALL AUTOBOT MUST DIE!!!!!

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  18. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    Damn, awesome pics dude. You really know how to make figures look good. :thumb  BTW, can we get some pics of him with Optimus and maybe Shockwave in their robot modes? :) 
     
  19. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    this mold just looks so fantastic
     
  20. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Nice pics! The black pieces on the shoulders aren't transformed properly though, they're supposed to be rotated around and clipped to the shoulders.
     

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