Question about G1 Megatron

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  1. Mobb One

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    I've had a mint condition G1 Megatron for the past year and a half. I've been trying to figure out what version of Megatron this is exactly.

    This megatron can fire bullets...not sure if the original U.S. version ever had the capability as my original Megatron from childhood never could

    Initially I thought it was one of the reissues due to being a complete lack of any sort of play wear whatsoever, however being that Takara has been making reissues in China for more than 10 years, I don't think this is the issue either as mine says "Takara Made in Japan"

    I remember reading somewhere that the original Japanese release Megatron didn't have the molds for the scope and the stock, whereas mine does.

    Therefore, it shoots plastic bullets, it says "Takara Made in Japan," and it has the moldings for the scope and stock.

    So which version is it exactly?
     
  2. HAILTHEFALLEN

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    that would be the transformers collection version it was a way better than original. it has all kinds of goodies. still hve mine, you described him to a tee.
     
  3. Megatoron

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    It's likely the pre-TF Microchange version of Megatron, the MC-13 Walther P-38 U.N.C.L.E. set. Show a pic helps.
     
  4. Mobb One

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    ^ Yeah I was going to but the camera battery died, so I'll through it up tomorrow. I'm pretty sure it's not the UNCLE set because there's a decepticon label on the handle.
     
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    I dont have the Megatron from the "Dreamwave" TF Collection, mine is the encore, but I do have many of the other ones, and they all say made in China on them. As does my encore Megs - cant imagine the mold would have been changed to include the "made in China" just for the encore line. And mine also fires the little "bullets". Awesome.
     
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    I think that, unless your toy's been modded. you probably have one of the rarer variants of Megatron out there.

    Before the bullet-firing mechanism was neutered in the North American version, there was supposedly at least a small run of Megatrons released in 1984 that were functionally identical to the U.N.C.L.E. Walther P38 original, meaning that they could fire bullets. You might have one of them.

    The other possibility is that someone installed the firing mechanism into your Megatron. A now defunct reproduction parts site actually sold an upgrade kit that would allow you to do just that. :) 
     
  7. Megatoron

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    Label can be easily applied so it shouldn't be used as an indicator. It's more appropriate to check copyright stamp, mold details and plastic quality. Having stamped "Made in Japan" (on the gun itself, I assume) throws out all the reissues.
     
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