Lets not sugarcoat anything. Here are the facts that we know: 1. Pete from Botcon says that Funpub chose not to use Nerf gun Megatron in 2008 because it did not have a vehicle alt mode. 2. There was no voyager (or larger) scale G1 aesthetic Megatron with a tank alt mode in 2008 for Funpub to use. 3. Energon Megatron is a Galvatron homage aestheticly and Takara gave it a G1 Galvatron deco in their Superlink line. 4. Funpub had to base the comic on physical toys available for the convention. (Not on animation or artwork) These are all indisputable facts. Now lets throw in some pretty popular opinions: 1. Traditional mirror universes tend to stick to inverted colors. We saw it in Star Trek, Super Friends, and the evil clones of the Gargoyles. Not to mention Nemesis Prime. 2. Tradtional G1 aesthetic portrays Megatron with his G1 robot mode likeness, not Galvatron's G1 robot mode likeness. 3. Shattered Glass may have been ahead of its time back in 2008. Thirteen years is a pretty long time to test it in the mainstream collectors market. Why not go with the formula (for Megatron's aesthetic) that always works time and time again ? Im more inclined to think of the extra parts to give him a jet alt mode as an Easter egg. Dont act like Megatron hasnt had air modes before outside of Shattered Glass. (2007 Bayverse, TF Prime, TF Animated) The fact that they chose Seige Megatron mold instead of the Kingdom Galvatron mold is a good indicator that they wanted to go a more G1 route. In my opinion, they gave it the jet alt mode parts so that it would appeal to both old and new TF fans. In my opinion, I also believe that Hasbro felt a more traditional Megatron aesthetic would fare better with new fans than trying to explain why he looks like Galvatron but is called Megatron. Shattered Glass is confusing enough to a newbie fan without throwing in the homaging of obselete repurposing criterias. In my opinion, Funpub would have probably gone this route back in 2008 if more G1 style aesthetic molds had been available at the time. Im inclined to believe Hasbro is just playing it safe with Shattered Glass. This probably doesnt appeal to old school Funpub fans, but its more likely to bring in new fans if they reboot Shattered Glass to be more in line with the WFC/Generations universe rather than an old convention nobody under 30 remembers.