Is there any homage or reference for MP Gold Megatron?

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  1. Black Convoy

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    So far all the MP have got a reference like Delta Magnus refers to the Diaclone Powered Convoy and most of the other remolds/rapaints like Tigertrack, Loud Pedal etc, but so far I haven't realized anything that may be related to the MP-05 Gold Megatron. The Golden lagoon episode maybe??? Just a repaint???

    Does anybody have got info about this MP?
     
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    He originally had the gold very early on in 1984. So in early UK comics and story books have him with a golden upper torso. It's weird that TakTom decided to do a gold repaint of MP-5 though, I assume that early colour chart was just an excuse for them to sell a gold toy to the Chinese (Chinese love golden stuff).

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    And actually his early box art had him as gold too.

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    Assuming the cover dates are correct the last time Megatron was gold in the UK comic was in October 1985, Decepticon Dam Busters pt 2, after that he was silver in all his appearances.
     
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    Maybe it could be a reference to The Man with the Golden Gun? Megs' gun mode was a pistol from a spy series (the Man from U.N.C.L.E) so that kinda fits with the theme.
     
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    That makes sense, Tikgnat. Do you have any other pics with the gold color on Megatron?
     
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    It could simply be that it was released as a 30th Anniversary item and gold has always been considered a special/premium finish.
     
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    I thought that it was just a lazy repaint, but I wanted to be sure if there was any hidden reference I was not aware about.
     
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    Golden Lagoon?
     
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    Yeah this is from issue #29 (IIRC) of the UK comic and he's very clearly gold.

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    Thanks!
     
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