The Early G1 Megatron design - Quick question

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  1. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member

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    We all know that Megatron had an alternative design to begin with, which was this:

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    And that design was based on this:

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    So my question is, was that toy ever released in the Microman range? If it was never released, does anyone know why?
     
  2. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    No, it wasn't.

    Possibly it didn't work as a toy (engineering). Possibly the version that did get release was cheaper to engineer. Possibly someone preferred the design aesthetic of the version that did get released. Nobody knows exactly why, unless someone who worked for Takara at that time comes forward and discusses it.
     
  3. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    they should have thrown the actual head on that one and released it as an encore, or the original, either or, that toy design is 10x better than what we got,
     
  4. Omegax80

    Omegax80 Using a Positive Rifle

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    where is that second image from?
     
  5. Incepticon

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    One of the first TV commercials for G1. Actually, I believe it's THE first one ever.
     
  6. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    I cry a little inside whenever I see those images. That design is much better than what we got... if only.... :( 

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  7. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member

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    Mospeada Since '84

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    Might just be me but I feel that Earth Mode Megatron's head on "Animated" is an homage to that.
     
  9. microclone

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    microman/diaclone catalogues often had prototype models and drawings in them, the early car robots show the insecticons for eg as prototypes, quite different from the final designs.
     
  10. shroobmaster

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    Hah imagine if that was the Megatron that we got!

    "Why movie Megatron's head is all silver?!"
     
  11. Reflector Unit

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    Wow, that design is actually superior to the Megatron we did get.
     
  12. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member

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  13. Zaraxion1021

    Zaraxion1021 Cybertronian Monarch

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    The old Megatron looks somewhat cool but i like the one that was used. It's more.....interesting. :) 
     
  14. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    I don't know if you guys are familiar with this picture

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    but assuming that this is not a resin model like the Astrotrain prototype, it might have worked very nicely as a toy.
     

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