Masterpiece Megatron V2.0 has arrived... and he is GLORIOUS

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sol Fury, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Brum Bot

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    If this is TT, there's no way on earth it won't be able to. I imagine the top and side panels on the lower arm are similar so it can be done.
     
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    Sort off... Some thing is off on Despotron though, they look like horse hooves.
     
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    Looks pretty good. The mechanics at the back of his legs have me intrigued. It looks like the lower legs swing forward to sit on his thighs and then swing back again. I sure hope that his mechanism locks securely in bot mode.

    My main concern, though, is stability with his Shockwave-like thin feet and having to balance a big fusion cannon. My Shockwave is already not too stable and he is a relatively symetrical figure. I hope they at least make the feet diecast. This should probably be enough to keep him stable and posable in dynamic stances.
     
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    Looking at the picture of the gun without the sight on it looks like the fusion cannon is mounted similar to that of Apollyon's. Fingers crossed so we have full articulation of that arm.
     
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    Do you think the final version would have a tab on the arm for mp laserbeak?
     
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    I would hope so.
     
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    If you look closely at what little you can see of his arm behind the fusion cannon, it seems like they just rotated the bicep 90 degrees to make it look like the cannon is mounted on top. I think I see the elbow facing the inside of the body.
     
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    Yeah it looks like we will have bicep swivel in the elbow and his gun arm is simply rotated more than the other in the pics. Swiveling it back should alleviate the gun positioning and retain elbow articulation (if what what looks to be there is.)
     
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    Making them all more monochrome and putting them side by side is informative. I had my opinion, but seeing them like that just affirms it.
     
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    It thrills to me to no end that we live in a time with 4 masterpiece Megatrons :) 
     
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    I think what would be a great 3rd party idea for an upgrade kit for mp megs, is to include 2 sizes of megs gun. Agree with me or not, I think its great.
     
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    What would the two sizes be for?
     
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    Bigger and smaller than the regular masterpiece one. Smaller one for the ironhide kill scene, and a long one for gun mode. Idk, I'm having a good time with my cookies and creme milkshake, just throwing ideas.
     

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    Excited to see V2, can't wait to get it
     
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    For all that I'd like to see a larger, more powerful looking torso and legs that are in better proportion, seeing them side by side like this confirms that this is the best Megatron. I'm debating whether it's enough better than Apollyon to replace it, but it is better.
     
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    Well, 5. But one is, you know...lacking.

    But at least MP5 does a nice (huge) Walther, and is really the only one that is accurate in that mode.
     
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    I know this is a completely unfair comparison, but I thought it was kind of interesting. I was curious how Takara represented toon Megatron in the Heros of Cybertron line and ran across this picture:

    hocmegatron.jpg

    Now I fully realize that it can't transform and that the proportion issues that I and several others have are most likely necessary for transformation, but from a purely aesthetic and proportions stand point, that Megatron is perfection IMO. He's still a bit 'leggy' as Liampope likes to put it yet he doesn't have that "Steve Urkel' feel with his waist meeting his chest. I guess with this potential MP, it's just the odd combination of long thighs, large waist, and short abs that make him look weird. Not terrible...just not right.
     
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    The leg design and awesome headsculpt scream TT to me. The rest I am not so sure about. Hard to say, he has strong cues pointing to TT and I wonder if this was leaked to discourage 3p buys BUT, an official black silhouette would have been enough to accomplish that as they have done before so still not sure its official. My perfect MP megs would have appolyons underwear, this new versions legs and DX9s upper torso. I think at this point I will cancel Dx9 since my maketoys is already shipping and get this one when its out. Just sucks because i really like dx9s head sculpt and upper body but those legs :confused: 
     
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    That comparison image really puts it into perspective for me. There's no one, singular perfect Megatron, and there likely will never be one. There's always going to be some form of compromise. I think I'm okay with that.
    Maybe Takara could take a cue from DX9 and make it extendable/retractable?
     
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    I just want this to get announced ASAP. Either way he'll get pre-ordered.

    After seeing all 4 'Masterpiece' Megatron's together, it's farely clear Apollyon is the biggest loser in this.