Universe 2.0 Galvatron Review/Thoughts

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    The character known as Galvatron was one of several introduced in the first Tranformer film back in '86. Since then, he's floated through relative obscurity with the only usage of the name being Megatron repaints during the Unicron Trilogy.


    Now, with the New Universe giving life to long-forgotten characters, Galvatron has been given another chance at life!


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    Galvatron's Vehicle Mode is a tank. Its a reasonable upgrade from his original "cannon" form to a modern-day weapon. The code "GALV-25" is printed on the side of the turret. Galvatron's cannon has a missile- with a serious hair trigger.


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    Transformation is fairly complex for a Deluxe. It seems to be easier to remove both Robot arms before finishing the process.

    Galvatron's Robot Mode retains most of the details from his original incarnation- crown, purple coloring, orange arm cannon, red abs.... its extremely faithful to G1.

    Articulation is high-quality. The back-kibble makes standing a tiny bit difficult, but with the right poses that can be overcome. Galvatron's size is somewhat noticeable- part of me thinks that he would be more impressive at a larger scale. But he does look good alongside Classics Hot Rod or Titanium Rodimus.


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    Galvatron was the mold I most anticipated in Universe 2.0, and I can thankfully say that I have not been disappointed. He's a great Deluxe and a fantastic update to the infamous raging lunatic.
     
  2. GreenScream

    GreenScream Neo G1 Collector

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    My gawd.... he is tiny. Looks like he's the same size as Classics Starscream in bot mode.
     
  3. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    Megatron: I shall call him..............Mini ME!
     
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    Wow when compared to classics Megs I can see how tiny he really is. Nonetheless I can't wait for this fig. G1 Galvatron is my fave character and I've been waiting a while for a new version of him.
     
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    Damn he tiny
     
  6. Powersa

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    Nice review. As long as he's close to the size of deluxe Cyclonus or Rodimus that's fine w/ me.
     
  7. LigerPrime

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    Thanks for the review! He's well sculpted but I will pass him up due to his size! LOL!
     
  8. General Magnus

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    Poor guy...He still rocks:D 
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

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    Holy crap he's small.

    This just went from 'passive pick up' to 'total pass'.
     
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    Eh, if you think of him as an upgrade to Classics tank Megatron, he makes more sense. Still, he's the worst new mold Universe deluxe. He's not even a match for Tankor.
     
  11. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Remember the saying, "Big things come in small packages." But still even though he's small, I think its very cool. So great job on the review, Paladin.
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but Galvatron always seemed rather small in the cartoon (could just be because he was often shown with bigger guys like Cyclonus or Ultra Magnus), so I don't have a huge issue with the size. I would have preferred the figure to be a bit bigger, but it's not a major issue for me.
     
  13. MetroBoy

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    Can the folks that made that oversized AstroTrain do the same thing with Galvetron, please?
     
  14. Shin Densetsu

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    Whats the articlation on his right arm like?
     
  15. Paladin

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    The gun-arm? Pretty decent; 360 degree range of motion below the elbow. The upper arm can rotate perfectly but movement upward (say, posing it at a 90-degree angle to the rest of the body) is extremely difficult because of the cannon.
     
  16. Rodr-Evil

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    Damn. He deserves leader size!
     
  17. omegagoalie

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    For real. I think he looks awesome. But his size is killing him. He's far too small.
     
  18. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    I'm gonna pick him up and use him as the comic version of Galvatron, where he and Megs are 2 different characters, but dammit I was hoping he'd be bigger. Sunstreaker looks like he'll be taller then him!
     
  19. IhsantheCursed

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    He is. Ive only seen comparisens of the two though...dont own SS...yet.
     
  20. Andersonh1

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    Small or not, he looks great. I'll certainly be picking him up. :thumb 
     

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