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Megatron (Ultimate Battle)

Megatron (Ultimate Battle) Tech Specs

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Base information for character / toy Megatron (Ultimate Battle).
Name Megatron
Faction Decepticons

Bio
Long before the dawn of man on Earth, the war between AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS raged. Two titans - huge metal warriors, each committed to total victory - emerged as leaders. OPTIMUS PRIME, wise, just and gentle despite having strength enough to move mountains took command of the AUTOBOT forces, hoping to lead his people to peace and freedom. MEGATRON, an evil, destructive tyrant bent on total domination of the universe and all its resources led his DECEPTICONS on an endless war of conquest. For millions of years their battle has raged like fire across the galaxy, and now they are here on Earth in a fight to the finish that will determine the fate of the planet and all its people.

Tech Specs chart for Megatron (Ultimate Battle).
Strength 10 Intelligence 10
Speed 6 Endurance 10
Rank 10 Courage 10
Firepower 10 Skill 7
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Megatron (Ultimate Battle) Images

Megatron (Ultimate Battle) Two-Pack-Mega
Megatron (Ultimate Battle) prime-megatron-dvd
Megatron (Ultimate Battle) prime-megatron-box

Megatron (Ultimate Battle) Toy Information

Information related specifically to the toy.
Status Released
Release Date November 2006 (November 2006)
MSRP $19.99
Size Class Deluxe
Suggested Age 5+
Assortment # 81401
Product # 81401
UPC / Barcode 653569206057
Re-Issues Universe Megatron (Ultimate Battle)
Recolors / Reuses Universe Special Edition SE-02 Megatron , United Thunder Megatron
Package Variants The European release had a smaller box, with the DVD in a sleeve in the baggie with the Instructions, rather than in a case between Optimus and Megatron.
More Toy Info In some parts of the world, Megatron was sold separately as a carded release.

Megatron (Ultimate Battle) Parts List

Megatron (Ultimate Battle) toy parts information.
Figure Type Tank/Military Based
Figure Color Green
Fist / Forearm Brown/Tan
Gun Black

Megatron (Ultimate Battle) Review

-Submitted by: Deefuzz | Overall Score: 5

This installment of the Classics series features Autobot leader Optimus Prime squaring off against Decepticon ruler Megatron. Optimus and Megatron are both in all new molds for this release.

Packaging

This is the first "VS" pack in the Classics line, it carries the subtitle of "THE ULTIMATE BATTLE". The two figures come packed together in box format along with a DVD.

Both of these brand new molds come packaged in their robot modes. The DVD is showcased in the center of the box between the two figures. Unlike the other boxed Classics figures, this one features no flip cards showing the alternate forms. Instead the figures are packed in robot mode, and the pictures on the front of the box showcase their alt modes.

The back of the box has images of Optimus and Megatron in both robot and alt modes, the technical data for both characters, and a write-up which states the following:

Quote:
Long before the dawn of man on Earth, the war between AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS raged. Two titans - huge metal warriors, each committed to total victory - emerged as leaders. OPTIMUS PRIME, wise, just and gentle despite having strength enough to move mountains took command of the AUTOBOT forces, hoping to lead his people to peace and freedom. MEGATRON, an evil, destructive tyrant bent on total domination of the universe and all its resources led his DECEPTICONS on an endless war of conquest. For millions of years their battle has raged like fire across the galaxy, and now they are here on Earth in a fight to the finish that will determine the fate of the planet and all its people.
When viewing the front of the box, the right side of the box showcases other figures in the Classics line, namely; Mirage, Grimlock, Jetfire, and Bumblebee. The left side of the box has a write-up on the included DVD which reads:

Quote:
OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON are the ultimate enemies in a war millions of years old! Learn everything you need to know about the TRANSFORMERS in this action-packed DVD. Follow the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS from their home planet of CYBERTRON to their ongoing war on Earth, where they take the forms of every day objects to remain hidden from the humans around them. Whether you're a new fan, or youv'e been there since the beginning, this DVD is a "must-have" history of the battle between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS.
The technical data for both warriors is as follows:

OPTIMUS
Technical Data:
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 6
Endurance: 10
Rank: 10
Courage: 10
Fireblast: 8
Skill: 10

MEGATRON
Technical Data:
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 6
Endurance: 10
Rank: 10
Courage: 10
Fireblast: 10
Skill: 7

Both figures are packed in robot mode as stated above and shown in the photo. After wrestling the twist-ties and rubber bands from the figures you can face off these arch enemies for battle.

Both transformations are simple enough, the problem lies in the quality of the figures themselves. Both figures are cheap and flimsy, some of the pieces seem to want to pop off too easily, and the plastic feels quite cheap. Optimus has issues with his swiveling waist which can make the transformation a small bit of a burden. Megatrons arm which holds the spinning battle blade forms part of the top turret and that doesn't seem to fit together very well either. But after all of the grueling process is complete you have both figures in their alt mode glory ready for action.

Now for a little bit of a closer look at each figure individually:

OPTIMUS PRIME

Prime's truck mode looks ok, the front end looks a bit off. The front window compartment sticks out a bit farther than the grill, which sticks out farther than the headlights, nothing is flush as one would think might be (as they seem to be aiming for the G1 asthetic). You can also see part of Prime's head sticking out of the top of the cab. The rubsigns found on the other figures are absent here, and in place Prime houses a faction symbol on either side of the cab, which become his forearms in bot mode.

Add Prime's gun to where a trailer hitch would attach and he is ready to roll out in battle mode. It doesn't look as bad as one may expect, it is actually passable. I also like the fact that there is something to do with the weapon while he is in alt mode.

The transformation back to bot mode is simple, not as simple as the G1 counterpart, but still rather simple. Optimus does look pretty good in bot mode but as stated previously is quite flimsy. When looking at him in this mode I think it looks similar to the Robot Masters Prime, but with a little more character.

I rather like the sculpting on Prime's head, it also features the clear eyes/head backing to allow light to pass into the eye sockets, giving the impression of glowing eyes. The problem lies with Prime's special feature. He has a sort of "power-punch attack" which causes his upper torso to rotate when a button is pressed in on his back, the problem is that his upper torso is very loose because of this so it seems to be constantly moving off-center from where it should be. He needs to be stood up just right, and even then he will tend to do whatever he wants.

While this Prime looks pretty cool in robot mode, the gimmick kills it, and compound that with the poor quality of it's overall construction, I have to give it a 3 out of 10.

MEGATRON

Megatron's tank mode looks pretty decent, the turret doesn't sit very well. The covering over the rear part of the cannon doesn't sit flush with the rest of the turret.

Besides that small unfortunate piece, Megatron's tank mode is pretty cool. Add his weapon to the alt mode to add a second gun to make the tank a little more menacing.

The tank doesn't roll very well and the turret can seem to feel too delicate to rotate. The transformation to robot mode is a little more difficult than the Prime, but still a rather simple transformation. His bot mode looks pretty cool, he too has the eyes that can glow when light hits his head. Megatron's gimmick involves the rotating blade hand that is attached to his right arm, a button is pressed to make this piece seem to spin. This works alot better than the gimmick for Prime because the rotating piece doesn't feel quite as loose to lose as much control on it's own.

Megatron doesn't seem to stand too well, his legs are a tad bit loose and he seems to be weighted a little oddly above the waist, this can make him a little difficult to stand and pose. This Megatron is kind of cool, a little better than the Prime but still not good enough to win me over so I have to give it a 5 out of 10

THE DVD

The DVD is a neat addition to this set, and actually the best part of this set in my opinion. The back of the DVD case has the same summary that is written on the side of the box. The DVD itself has about a half an hour of content on it, kind of a newbie guide to the Transformers. It is narrarated by Cybertron Optimus Prime, and has footage from all pieces of the "Unicrcon trilogy" (Armada, Energon, Cybertron). It explains the history of the Autobots and Decepticons, also explains how the Transformers scan vehicles to obtain their alt modes and how each time they perform a new scan their bot mode will look different.

Also on the disc is a small photo gallery of other figures in the Classics series, figures up to Grimlock, Mirage, and Jetfire are included.

I would rate the DVD a 7 out of 10 I would have liked it to be longer, but I think it is a pretty cool addition. And sadly enough, my favorite piece in this whole set.

 
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