TFTM '07 - Fast Action Battler Megatron

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  1. megatroptimus

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    CYBERTRONIAN JET MODE

    Surprisingly, despite being deformed, it looks alright for what it is supposed to represent. Both the front and the rear look more unified and compact than on the voyager version. Would have looked better with bigger wings. Oh, and the head is fully hidden, a big plus in my book. The jet also have a retractable front landing gear (the little wheel rolls) and has 2 more wheels on the back (knees). You have to push the missiles to fire them (they're not spring-loaded). Jet is a mix of light grey, blue-ish grey and metallic blue. With terrible orange missiles and visible pincers. Still decent though.

    TRANSFORMATION

    Unpeg the arms from the "cockpit" area, fold the wings on top of the jet, fold down the jet nose (it's spring loaded) under the "cockpit" and unpeg the legs (they're pegged just like on the voyager version). By unpegging the legs, you will trigger the semi-automatic transformation. Top of the jet will move forward, torso will rotate into position and head will be revealed. Simple but fun.

    ROBOT MODE

    Despite the lack of elbows, the robot is very good. First of all, no more annoying spring-loaded toes. You get joints at the knees, hips, waist (spring-loaded for punching action I guess), shoulders, biceps and head. With all those joints, Megatron is capable of taking quite dynamic poses. Deco-wise, silver and black are added in the mix. There's a tiny Decepticon symbol on the chest too. Headsculpt is very similar to Voyager Megatron, except the face is silver instead of black and the eyes are red (painted) instead of blue (piping).

    Honestly, despite the weird (deformed) look of the jet mode and lack of ice bits and elegant wings, I think I prefer the FAB version over the Voyager, mostly because of the hidden head, better transformation and a robot that is pretty much just as poseable.

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  2. Ravenxl7

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    Hmmm........he doesn't sound that bad. I'll have to consider him as a potential option.
     
  3. megatroptimus

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    He's pretty posable for an FAB! Deffinate buy.
     
  5. Radioactive Ravage

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    Protoform Deluxe Megatron? There you are!
     
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    :lol 
     
  7. Ravenxl7

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    Hey, this is a somewhat of an odd request, but, I'm curious about something, can you take a photo of FAB Megs, Voyager Megs, and Voyager Classics Optimus Prime all standing next to each other? Thanks a whole lot if you can do that.
     
  8. megatroptimus

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  9. Maximus_Prime

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    hey megatroptimus do you have the leader class Megatron as well? it would be sweet to see them all together
     
  10. megatroptimus

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    Not yet, haven't been able to find one...
     
  11. Acidophilus

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    I like the silver face, I wish the other versions had that, instead of black.
     
  12. Ravenxl7

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    Any chance of this happening?
     
  13. megatroptimus

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    Ah sorry, I misread. :D 
     
  14. Ravenxl7

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    Ok. I wasn't sure if you saw my post or not, so i figured that I would quote it to see if you had or not. Thanks a whole lot if you could get that picture for me.
     
  15. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Fixed, refresh page 1.
     
  16. Ravenxl7

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    Thanks. I'm now debating on which Megatron to get now. I'm already planning on getting the Leader one, but, I need to decide on either the Voyager or the FAB.
     
  17. megatroptimus

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    I just wish Megatron's fingers were silver instead of that redish orange color
     
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    If that's all that is wrong with him, a bit of silver / grey paint will be all you need.

    I quite like him, although seeing them all together I think I like Legend Megatron the most in his vehicle mode. That frozen Megatron doesn't look half bad either. A de-iced one in the same scale would be perfect.

    Anyhow, FAB Megatron is FAB. Along with Optimus he is one of the better FAB toys. It's a great subline.
     
  20. megatroptimus

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    Forgot to mention, the neck is also bright orange but it's barely visible.
     

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