Generations Selects Super Megatron

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  1. Acteon

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    Didn't spy another thread for this, so here's a mini review for this reincarnated tyrant...

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    Flying Thing Mode
    Looking like Darkwing Duck's equivalent of the Batwing, drink this in because it's as good as alt-Mode Super Megs gets. It has some charm as the sort of spaceship a child might draw, but honestly it's a bit daft and about as aerodynamic as a house-brick.

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    Tank Mode
    The triple-cannon is hidden within SM's new Fusion Cannon, and this mode barely tabs together to create an "everything-folded-in-as-much-as-possible" mode, with a cannon on top. Again, it's daft as a brush, you'll either dig it's cheesy rubbishness or just look at it puzzled, like me.

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    Robot Mode 1
    This is more like it, look at the hench bastard! That lovely Megatron colour scheme is in full swing, with bloody reds, gunmetal grey and some lighter grey to break it up, all Megatron-like. The face is a bit soft, detail-wise, and you have to move his shoulder thingy before you can lift his cannon, but it's solid and mean looking. Definitely the mode to display him in.

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    Robot Mode 2
    An ugly face with the accessories spread around a bit. Who's not a pretty boy then?

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    The back
    Surprisingly solid, with the tank treads filling in the back of the legs, it's actually very tidy.

    Overall:
    It's ridiculous in a good way - that first Super Megatron robot is certainly the main draw, with his alt modes being a bit rubbish and his cannon, versatile as it is, being no match for the classic Fusion Cannon. But who ever thought we'd get the manga-only Super Megatron as a toy? Not me, certainly, and despite the limitations, and the fact that it's really in the spirit of the character rather a very accurate rendition, I do like it. But it really is a super-niche character and if you want a good toy, you can safely skip this chap I think.
     
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    Good review!

    quick question, does his chest have an alternate transformation? I seem to recall some promo pics with another chest configuration.
     
  3. Acteon

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    Thanks, glad you enjoyed it :) 

    And yes, he does have an alternate chest, which I missed the first time on account of the instructions being rubbish. So, addendum:

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    Alternative Chest Megatron

    I assume this goes with the alt-face. Doesn't make him any prettier. It is symmetrical though so my OCD approves.
     
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    Goes with super megatron mode. The one you have out in the other pics is for ultra megatron
     
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    Thanks for that - I was just looking up pictures on the internet trying to figure out which one goes with what. Honestly the instructions are awful, and the box has no pictures either. I like the symmetry though so this is now his default chest.
     
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    This guy looks super cool. We often get ultra-super-powered up type forms of Optimus but not so much for Megatron. This scratches that itch for me. The multiple modes and configurations give it a lot of play value.
     
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    Monster face is for megatron omega. Ultra megatron has the red gem and normal face
     
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    He's certainly a hit with the ladies...

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    thanks for the update!
     
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    I know I like the look of him.
     
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    He looks awesome!

    Can you show him next to earthrise Optimus?
     
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    Unfortunately I don't have that figure, but SM's getting to more people who can hopefully help you out. It's one of the very few I don't have (waiting on the Netflix version) so if there are any other bots you want pictures with, let me know.
     
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    The figure looks fantastic, makes me wish I'd gotten in a preorder on one
     
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    Super Megatron is here and I am here for Super Megatron.

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    He's so damn handsome.

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    Handsome and deadly.

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    And he knows it too.

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    And of course, quite short against his nemesis :lol 

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    I can't wait for mine. This is truly a threatening looking figure especially in omega mode
     
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    For those who have it, did any areas feel cheaped out on or lackluster?

    Also, can anyone take pics of this Super Megatron next to SIEGE, Earthrise and Classics Primes?
     
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    In terms of feel, nah it's pretty good. One wing doesn't like to tab in at the back on my copy as well as it should but it's negligible. Tank is almost an afterthought, but still quite fun. Wish the forearms had been retooled to accommodate a wrist swivel and panel cover.

    Comparisons - quick and dirty I'm afraid.

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    FWIW, Darkwing Duck's jet was called the "Thunderquack". And his bike was the "Ratcatcher".
     
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    lol, googled it as I haven't seen the show in years but... I wasn't far out was I? :p