ROTF Voyager Megatron Pictorial Review!

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Got a couple of awesome figs in the mail today, including voyager Megatron from Revenge of the Fallen!!

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    He's pretty awesome, and GREEN! Is this a rumored Megatron/Fallen fusion? Why does the back of the tank look suspiciously like Soundwave's satellite face? Is this just algae from the deep? THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW!! (until the movie comes out, at least :lol ) He's about the size of a Hardee's Thickburger in tank mode:

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    The turret can move up and down in vehicle mode on the elbow joint, but not much else. I thought the wings might fold in for tank mode, but they actually peg into the treads to hold them in place. Not sure why we have a winged tank, and the bio on the box doesn't clarify. But a winged tank is clearly the intended mode.

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    Transformation is complex and satisfying; unpeg the treads and fold them around to form the legs, lift up the back of the tank to fold out the arms, uncage the head, and arrange the back kibble. I really like the head cage. When it's all lined up properly, it does a much nicer job of making the head look integrated into the tank mode like in the recent CGI images, unlike the leader class. Although the pieces have a tendency to pop off during swiveling.

    Robot mode is pretty nice, just over 7" tall, and he's got that blade gimmick: straighten his right arm and a blade pops forward. The upper claw is poseable as well:

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    His other Mech Alive gimmick is in his chest. Much like the Leader version, there are some brownish gold gears inside his chest that spin when you rotate his waist.

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    As for the back kibble, it's not visible in the back of box picture, and you CAN arrange it to be so on the figure itself:

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    But he looks like this from the side:

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    So it's pretty much personal preference on how you want to do that.

    Here's one with Starscream:

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    Overall, a nice addition to the line, and arguably the best version of this Megatron so far. Would've liked a little less/easier to manage backpack, but the much nicer proportioned arms, head cage, and tank mode more than make up for that. If you're on a budget, save some cash and pick up this version of our favorite tyrant.

    Video review is available here:


    I leave you with this:

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    EEEEEEEEEEENUK-CHUCK!!!!
     
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  2. ams

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    I don't know why, but that color scheme really works for me. Thanks for the pics.
     
  3. JazzSanti86

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    Great pictures Peaugh, I'm just not digging him though.
     
  4. Shin Densetsu

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    Hey does this one have functional knee joints, and if so, how far back can they bend?
     
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    How does he look without the missile in his left arm?
     
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    nice!
     
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    Looks pretty cool. I still like the fab version the best. I don't know why though. I like the murder arm on this version a lot more than the leader, but I'm not sure if I will get it over the leader. Thanks for the review.
     
  8. Peaugh

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    His knees can bend about 180 degrees, but the way the treads work, you can only use about half of that if you still want him to stand without support.

    About like this:

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    SOLD! :scalper 
     
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    Awesome comparision :lol 


    Only real problem I have is that his head, which I like the design of, seems a little large, making his body seem short and stocky. Otherwise, great figure. I'll be buying him instead of the Leader. Thanks for the review as always.
     
  11. Shin Densetsu

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    Hey I just thought of something,
    WHAT IF SOUNDWAVE COMBINES WITH MEGATRON TO FORM MEGAWAVE!?

    Then voiced by FRANK WELKER FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

    That would explain the wings and Soundwave's face on the tank mode!
     
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    I notice you've got the blade in various positions without the arm position being changed. is it a gimmick that can actually be disengaged or was that the result of a bit of intentionally fudging the gears? or is my understanding of the gimmick flawed in the idea of the blade's position and the elbow's position being linked?
     
  13. Peaugh

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    It's fudging a little. The gears make it move out when straightened, but you can manually pose it as well. One of the gears is intentionally on a spring so it can move out of the way safely when you manually click it.

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    Pretty ingenious, if you ask me.
     
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    Cool, but I still prefer the Leader version.
     
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    His tank mode looks like a fat beetle.

    The gimp arm is much better on him, though.

    I don't like his feet.

    Murder arm is still win.

    He has the best vehicle mode head, if not as peekaboo.

    He's super happy.

    I can dig him.



    Do you think you could snap a close up pic of his head in both uncovered robot mode and covered vehicle mode?
     
  17. iheartarcee

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    hey peaugh! thanks for the pic! could you get some comparison shots with TF1 voyager megs? Id like to see those.. Thanks for the time!
     
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    Can we get some size comparrisons with toys like Voyager Prime, ROTF Starscream, Bumblebee, and Blackout?

    This figure is light years better than it's predecessor. Excellent pictoral review like always.
     
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    I like Voyager version better.
     
  20. Peaugh

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    I'll try to get a shot with ROTF Starscream in a bit, I brought them both into work tonight. I don't have Blackout or Voyager Prime currently, but I can shoot him with Bumblebee and Evac.
     

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