Am I the only person who wished Megatron was always a tank?

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  1. SegaSnatcher

    SegaSnatcher Well-Known Member

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    I love me some G1 Transformer series, but I have to say I always thought it was lame that Megatron turned into a handgun. If nothing else because then the Toys suffer from a truly fun alt mode when displaying against other figures, especially when displayed next to Optimus Alt mode. You just have a truck and an oversized handgun and it looks lame.

    Thankfully they fixed this with the Bayverse movies, but I'm not a huge Bayverse collector as I still prefer the stripped back and blocky G1 cartoon style overall.

    Having said that the Bumblebee movie robot designs have been looking great. A lot more G1 influenced with a touch of realism. I hope when they make a Bumblebee movie sequel they design a Megatron that is more G1 influenced but turns into some sort of vehicle.
     
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    I don't mind Megatron being a tank myself since it'd make sense for him to have an alt mode that evokes the gun mode. What I'm not liking is how right now we don't have a lot of Megatron designs that have alt modes for him that aren't just tanks like how in the WFC trilogy we have two Megatron figures that are very similar to each other. Studio Series doesn't have this issue since the Megatron figures in that line have different alt modes for him thus making each one feel fresh.
     
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    No transforming into a gun is stupid and should be kept in the 80s
     
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    No i also think a tank is Megatron's best alt mode
     
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    Tank modes are for nobodies like Brawl and Quake. The Walther P38 was the most unique and intimidating alt mode.

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    Tanks are fine, but I think something like a stationary gun emplacement such as a howitzer or even something like the GIJoe laser cannon would be good.
    I'd also like them to revisit Animated's twin-blade helicopter mode.
     
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    I think him being a large tank or mega jet (like TLK or TFTM) is his best alternate mode.
     
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    I would love a scaled up version of Earthrise Megatron. Has close enough of that G1 look in bot mode with a much better alt mode.
     
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    Gun or bust.
     
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    I think this was fixed way back in G2. It makes the most sense for him to be a tank. It's more in scale, its menacing and still has a big barrel to fire out of.

    We all realize he can't be a gun anymore so I'm all good for tank Megs.
     
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    I really like the idea of him transforming a helicopter, but a tank is the most logical alternative for the gun.
     
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    This.

    "Decepticons, transform and RISE UP!!!"

     
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    I like megatron as a tank or helicopter or space canon but him has a gun doesnt make much sense to me.
     
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    now that was a good issue
     
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    Thirty years from now, "we'll all realize" the Autobots can't be cars anymore because oil caved in the o-zone layer or something.
     
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    I keep waiting for everyone to realize Shockwave turning into a gun is stupid, too, but it hasn't happened yet... for some reason, that's cool.*


    *sarcasm. I'm actually the person who wishes Americans could be adults about guns.
     
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    Because he never mass shifted and was essentially a massive flying laser cannon. Megatron mass shifted and needed to be wielded by someone to be effective.
     
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    Yeah, to humans. One butter fingers and the altmode is completely useless.
     
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    I think Megatron having different Alt modes in different incarnations is good since Optimus is pretty stagnant as a red and blue truck.

    Even doing a tank back to back can get monotonous.
    We had G1 tanks Meg's in CW,TR, Siege,and now ER.

    Time to do the Animated helicopter, the zany Cybertron batmobile or some sort of Howitzer type thing.
     
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    Needing someone else to shoot you or you just lay there was definitely the stupidest alt mode....
     
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