Magic Square Legends Megatron

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  1. htquyet

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    Hi, I'm thinking about getting 1 MS Meg for my collection. Should I go B36X for the best or normal B36 is just as good? Thanks!

    FYI: I can get B36 at $35 and B36X at $42 (on Taobao)
     
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  2. Phase Sixer

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    Personally I think the X version looks MUCH better. Hands down, I’d go with that. But which looks better to you?
     
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    The X version is what I went for, no regrets.

    IMG_20210410_193425465.jpg

    Edit: thankfully I cropped out the dirt on instagram lol
     
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  4. Teletran-1

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    I think the X is the nicest looking legends figure
     
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  5. htquyet

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    Thank you,
    Personally I prefer the X, but not sure how both compare in hands and the X quality because I heard the plastic was different, wasn't it? And I didn't have good time with MS painting on their new plastic. My both MS-B14&15 are poorly painted and get scratches easily.
     
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    Really depends on what the rest of your collection is like! I've got the standard one in my "main" Legends collection, because it looks like it just stepped off the screen: honestly IMO it's the best looking, most screen-accurate Megatron toy out there - yes, better than MP-36. I love it. Personally, if I could only keep one of the two, it would be this one.

    But there's no denying that the metallic one looks gorgeous as well! I have a particular fondness for the red inner legs, even if they aren't toon-accurate. One thing worth noting though is that the metallic version is a bit harder to transform - because of the extra paint, some of the tabs are a lot harder to peg in, particularly in the legs. It's doable, and is easier after a couple of tries, but it's worth mentioning.

    tl;dr: they're both good, go for whichever fits better in your collection!
     
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  7. Orion Ghia

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    I find I've become less and less concerned with cartoon or even comic accuracy over the years, it's all about how good it looks... and sometimes these toys look better when they are 'less accurate'.
     
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    Excellent Photograph!!! What a beautiful glistening sheen on the X-version!!

    I never understood why Takara went for the unexiting dull, flat, grey for MP-36.

    Your photo captures everything that is AMAZING about MS-B36X, and in my opinion.. why it is superior to any Megatron offering that is available at the masterpiece scale!

    Well Done!!

    However, for us non-legends collectors, it is a crime against fandom that MS-Doomsday is not available in a 9.5 inch size!

    Hopefully, if someone keeps banging on the need for a masterpiece scaled Doomsday, they will get the message and take action.
     
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  9. Meekutron

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    But but.. I like it dull, flat and grey :( 
     
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    Because Megatron was never shiny silver in the show?
     
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  11. Bezuul

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    I guess people forget that they're not just toys.
     
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    Heh, thanks. Check out my Instagram (link under my avatar) for more. An an MP scale Doomsday would be nice, that's for sure.
     
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    I dont think anyone commenting about that but if your goal is to play and transform him you have to consider than the x version may cause some tolerance issue and paint shipping. I ave the x version for soundwave and the paint makes the transformation less smooth. Since I was afraid of chipping I transformer it only once
     
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    I too am looking into getting Magic Square Megatron but I'm a little torn.

    I don't think I'll transform him very often so he'll just be sitting in robot mode which begs the question, why pay 50-60 bucks for a cartoon accurate Megatron when I could just buy the R.E.D. Megatron for 20 bucks off Hasbro Pulse.

    Obviously the two figures are trying to do completely different things so it's hard to compare them directly but would I be wasting my money if I don't even interact with a core part of the Magic Square figure if I don't transform it?
     
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    Well....that's just my opinion but even if you don't transform it the magic square x version has better sculpt, better paint better accessories. I have doubt in articulation.

    At the end of the day, you look at both products pictures, see what you prefer in bot mode
     
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    1 - Options, you may actually want to transform it at some point
    2 - Resale, non-transforming transformers have a limited customer base, out of production (popular) Magic Square legends can appreciate significantly, MS-B09 Trailbreaker is a prime example and has literally doubled in value if you could even find one for sale.
     
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    It's funny that I find MS still looks better than RED despite RED having no excuse to not be the best looking cartoon Megatron as it cannot transform
     
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    I’d say if you’re seriously asking this question then just get the Red.
     
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    Just in time for the release of Magic Square's Motormaster, Vector Sigma and display base are coming to help bring your Stunticons to life.

    Designed to match G1 animation, to scale with Magic Square figures, and for interaction with MST Doomsday/Megatron's Key to Vector Sigma.

    Stay tuned for prototype pics and the product listing.
     
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  20. Autobrat Leader

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    Did you design this for Magic Square? The MST Weibo banner at the bottom is confusing me.