Transformers Prime Deluxe Megatron Feedback

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by MisterFanwank, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Megatron is... an OK figure. I like the jet mode, the transformation is nice, but the robot mode is floppy. His backpack/arm assembly will not sit still and barely plugs into his back.

    Jet Mode:

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    Megatron's jet mode is fairly show accurate, although light and hollow. It stays together well, although the engine/cannon on the top likes to fall off. It does not have any landing gear, so it just sits in Megatron's underspikes.



    Transformation:

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    Megatron's transformation is pretty intricate, although fairly obvious once you see the joints up close. It's clever and fun.



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    Megatron's robot mode LOOKS good and poses well, but he's not very fun to play with. Moving his arms, his backpack assembly keeps unhooking, which makes his upper body flop. A great display piece, but he at least needs some Future Floors to be playable.


    You can find the video review here:



    EDIT: If you flip around the piece on his back that has the loop that goes around his head, holding this guy normally will keep everything together. Not ideal, but it does work well.

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  2. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Amazing that you got this. Will you be doing a video review later?
     
  3. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    It's uploading now. Pictures are up, too.


    I'm amazed, too. I payed for the slow shipping because I wasn't willing to pay $50 just to get it two weeks earlier.
     
  4. LeTigre

    LeTigre Meat popsicle

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    That's still a neat figure. I'm officially on the fence now, thanks.
     
  5. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Oh, yeah, it's a neat figure, it just needs some work to get the backpack to not flop.
     
  6. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Nice! Thanks for the pics!
     
  7. Yaujta

    Yaujta Broken. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm guessing a Black Friday release at around $25 for the Entertainment Pack, so this figure WILL be mine...

    It looks really fun and show accurate. Even though a larger scaled one is all but confirmed (if not for sure), the deluxe still looks awesome.
     
  8. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    I think what I like most about this guy is how well proportioned he is and how little kibble he has. He really does look nice.
     
  9. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, his vehicle mode looks a little hollow from the underside (but then again, a good majority of TF alt-modes do), but his 'bot mode is surprisingly solid looking, and incredibly imposing.

    He looks great. Floppy backpack/shoulder issues are a tad disappointing, but I'm certainly no stranger to fixing those sorts of things up.
     
  10. AlanGarou

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    Sounds like they forgot to add some tabs. Bummer. Still on the list, though.
     
  11. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    The video review is up.
     
  12. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Can you take any pics with other deluxe sized figs?
     
  13. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    EDIT:

    If you flip around the piece on his back that has the loop that goes around his head, holding this guy normally will keep everything together. Not ideal, but it does work well.

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  14. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    huh...Not a fan of TFP toys, but question..

    That mount on his arm...Can WFC Deluxe Megatrons cannon fit on there?
     
  15. Gilgamesh

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    I might just be plastic detail, but I think I spot some aborted finger articulation (from the proto?) there.
     
  16. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    I seen the same. Sure will be easy for guys to make the finger art. with a cut and some pins like that huh?
     
  17. xanthax

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    That robot mode is awesome! Not too sure on the jet mode yet. Really like what I'm seeing here.
     
  18. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    I don't have the figure on hand anymore, but I doubt it.
     
  19. World Prime

    World Prime Za Warudo!

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    Wow, that figure looks amazing. Light years ahead of the deluxe Prime. Too bad it apparently can't stay together! Maybe I will get this as a display piece, and stick to playing with and painting my voyager DotM Megatron.

    Jet mode looks good from the top, but I don't think Megatron's ever had a jet mode that I've found to be particularly interesting, at least in toy form.
     
  20. MisterFanwank

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    ^ This one's not bad. It doesn't look or feel as thrown together as some of his other jet forms.
     

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