Takara Arms Micron AM-05 MEGATRON Pictorial

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Got my Megatron and Bumblebee in today from Robotkingdom, got Cliffjumper and Ratchet on the way as well from TFsource. Here's a quick look at Megatron. I decided to do a Megatron photo review since his micron also works with the Voyager version, I'll probably just do video only for Bumblebee.

    Anyway, on to the show! The AM series comes packaged in solid boxes, at least for the deluxe figures.

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    Once out, you get the figure as well as a transforming micron partner:

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    The micron requires some assembly out of the box:

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    Once it's all assembled, Megatron's companion is a little gorilla-esque robot with shades of Lugnut. It's even a deep purple plastic with some shiny metallic silver and purple stickers:

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    He's got a standard side peg that can flip in and allow him to clip onto the forearm tab as a cannon, although the connection is weak and more often than not the micron falls off easily:

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    He does have the option of a flip out blade as well:

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    Overall, he's not terribly different from the first edition deluxe, a few less pain apps and some darker grey plastic. The only major change is the addition of a couple of micron ports to his back piece (seen in the second pic below.) These are glued on, most likely (as mentioned by General Tekno ealier) due to the fact that this is a first edition mold. The port on AM Bumblebee are definitely part of the mold itself.

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    Transformation is the same as before, here's a quick shot of the micron attached in vehicle form"

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    And that's pretty much that for the AM figure itself. Now, concerning the voyager, you can flip out the peg and attach it to the figure, but it's woefully short and stumpy looking. HOWEVER, you can flip the gorilla arm parts to the other end and extend the cannon (using the shoulder joints already present, no modding needed) and it looks pretty decent, even if the "top" of the cannon barrel is now on the bottom. In the second pic you can see I've swapped the flip out blades to the opposite sides so they sit flush together when folded up:

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    Now, being a snap together kit, you can actually swap the arms around and get a proper looking cannon:

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    My preferred method is to simply turn the cannon around and peg it into his wrist port instead of the elbow one. Still looks cool, and you don't risk stressing/snapped the pegs on the micron swapping them all the time.

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    FINAL VERDICT? I think the AM line can be a lot of fun, building the microns is neat and innovative. Overall though, you have to REALLY want those microns, as the figures themselves seem to suffer in comparison to the mainline RID figures over here, and while the stickers do their job in replacing the paint apps, and adhere quite well, they ARE stickers. If you're iffy on the line, you may want to wait a bit and see if we do get some release of the micron kits separately.

    I'll have videos up for Megatron and Bumblebee probably tomorrow night, Ratchet and Cliffjumper in a couple days when they get here.
     
  2. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    I just want Gora. He would make a good Classics Beastbox.
     
  3. Peaugh

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    Oh cool! Is there a name list somewhere for the microns?
     
  4. Shin Densetsu

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    Whoa to me, this looks better than the Fe and more fun than the RiD voyager(which I have and find it overrated, I think RiD Optimus is better).

    I got Gundam markers coming in and the Decepticons seem to have gotten the better end of the stick compared to the Autobots when it comes to paint apps.
     
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    Can you do a side by side of the voyager megatron next to the AM-05 megatron

    Does the AM05 look better in person than the FE one?

    In pics it seems like it is better looking.
     
  6. Lbsammills51

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    Megs actually looks pretty good...he seems to suffer the least from the stickers, and the minicon looks great. I do like the ability to sub it onto the Voyager.

    If tfwiki is correct, the names are:

    O.P. - w/Optimus
    B.2 - w/Bumblebee
    C.L. - w/Cliffjumper
    R.A. - w/Ratchet
    Gora - w/Megs
    Bulo - w/Skywarp
     
  7. Peaugh

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    Yeah, Megatron's definitely better off "bare" than Bumblebee or Ratchet.
     
  8. megatroptimus

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    I thought the Takara figures would only start shipping yesterday?
     
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    The only sticker I can visibly see on Megs is the Decepticon symbol; are there any others? Or does him being an FE mold put him better off than the RID molds?
     
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    Looks nice, although from what I've seen I think I prefer the other microns. Cannon mode looks a lot better when it's extended. It's a bit stumpy otherwise. I love the Lugnut-esque face!
     
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    mine shipped on the 28th from RK, expected today.
     
  12. Peaugh

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    Mine shipped Thursday, I think. I was surprised too!
     
  13. Peaugh

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    There are some shiny silver stickers on his crotch/abdomen.
     
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    Thanks for the review. I really want that Minicon :( 
     
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    Peaugh, could you take a picture of Voyager Megs in vehicle mode with the micron attached? I want to see how the cannon works on the jet.
     
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    So this AM Megatron does not has any difference compare to the FE version......
     
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    Got mine yesterday. Arms Micron is cool, but the stickered figure looks like ass.
     
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    the micron or sw him self? i think it looks fine, theres only like 6 stickers for him. i think that would be saying the figures is ass at the same time as the stickers dont take the figure from looking great to shit, there is not much a difference.
     
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    The chrome stickers look tacky as hell and don't follow the molding underneath.
     

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