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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    Great bash cheebs
    I hope they go for a similar finish to apollyon. You're right, if it's plasticky like Laserwave was, there will be bitching galore.
     
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    Original G1 does the best alt mode, imo.

    I hope we end up with an upsized KO of this down the road. I still have my MP-01 and this would make a great companion piece. I still think MP-01 is more animation accurate, in terms of proportions especially.

    And then we'd have six. :) 

    Yep. Well, I think this and Apollyon are even. Both do a different look very well. This being a bit more cartoon accurate in terms of proportions, and Apollyon matching the spirit of the slightly idealized Masterpiece look Hasui was going for with MP-10. More heroic, a bit more comic bookish, if you know what I mean.

    The other two are nice but don't really do it for me.
     
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    I'd personally be fine with a white/gray Megatron, for once, but silver paint would definitely be preferred. If they can do it on a $45 CHUG figure, they can do it here.
     
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    Indeed. I'd like to see the same finish as MP - 05. I love my MP Shockwave, but it was at that point when I realized the MP line was taking a different direction from that premium feel that originally attracted me. I was obviously late to that apiphani.
     
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    I'm not a big MP can do no wrong person at all as I think most are pretty bad but I really don't get the problem with Shockwave. Use paint where appropriate. For Megatron, it's needed but not for Shockwave. If Shockwave came with a full paint job and a little darker, I wouldn't complain but I think it's great as is. The best MP so far other than Soundwave (who doesn't have much paint either) to me. If they could match the quality of chrome from the old days, I wouldn't be opposed to a chromed out Megatron. :sly: 
     
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    His transformation is reminiscent of the G1 toy, to me it's pretty cohesive.
     
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    It's always gonna be tricky getting the right colour for Megatron because they can't do silver unless it's paint. If it's paint you run the risk of chips where things rub together. It's why MP-10 didn't get silver thighs.
    Will be interesting to see what TT figure out.
     
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    The one thing that really truly sold me on Apollyon was when they showed a picture of his back... and there was no kibble no panels no excess anything, just a barrel angled up behind his shoulder on an armature. Sure he has trigger cheeks on his butt, but I have seen someone paint it all black and it all but disappeared. The hip flaps are not quite the right shape but were reminiscent of the cartoon hip flaps, and finally handle kibble on his lower legs. When posed behind something I can't see those and they fold up fairly snug anyways. I swapped out one shoulder socket and futured the other, the hips unlike other peoples figures really do not unplug on mine. The one thing I worry about is I know Apollyon has that thin plastic rod between his hips and chest that is not repairable if it breaks... that scares me and keeps me from handling it too rough.

    My only current qualm about this figure which will be VERY controversial especially with those people who seem to love oversized limbs... I think his arms are about twice as thick as I would like them, but that is likely not at all physically possible to do so I will be fine. with them as they are.
     
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    Takara went ahead and gave MP-10 red paint on top of red plastic. I wouldn't be surprised if they dumped silver on top of what would be gray plastic on this potential Megatron, assuming firstly that it's actually theirs. I'm really hoping it is. I can't imagine bringing a Mightron or Despotron to Frank Welker at a TF Con whenever and asking him to sign that. It wouldn't feel right if the box didn't say Megatron on it.

    But that's just me.
     
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    It's so subjective. Ironically I don't consider G1 Megs to have a particularly solid transformation either.
     
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    Personally, I'm hoping for a metallic fleck in the plastic.
     
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    Gorgeous!!!

    While I personally hop for a more matte finish (or at least like LG13, sort of a compromise) I would not reject this finish at all! Man I hope this gets confirmed soon. Megatron is a huge missing spot on my shelf. I only need him, Primal, Cheetor, and someday a Kup and an Astrotrain, and I'll be "done" in terms of my most beloved characters that I "must have."
     
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    I would have to agree with this list, Apollyon still looks good to my eyes, one of the best 3rd party figures but this new one pips it, looks REALLY good! Despotron looks good on its own but too beefy and stylized for an MP to me and Mightron doesn't look right to me at all, the only one I actively dislike.
     
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    Hopefully we hear something soon. The fact that this story has so many posts already really demonstrates how badly we need a new Megatron.
     
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    Legs from each side of the handle, chest from front part of the slide, barrel pointed up behind his right shoulder, arms made up of the two sides of the back part of the slide. Solid or not that is the G1 origin of Meg's transformation. So far only Apollyon did not cheat in it's transformation. I don't know the unknown proto's transformation yet but it is likely it will cheat a little, knowing the manufacturer rumored to have made it does cheat at times.


    Edit: Mightron also doesn't cheat I guess, but the robot mode seems a bit compromised in shape from the transformation in my opinion.
     
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    The chest is fake.
     
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    Can you imagine the blind fury if they go with flat gray instead of silver? I'd love to see the anger.
     
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    daddytron Your mom is an oversized CHUG

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    I'm not much for the rage but that would at least make me throw over a table. That cheap gray look nearly ruined MP Shockwave for me, and 90% of Megatron would be done in this shade. It would look awful. Metallic silver or bust.
     
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    I think the big problem right now is MP 10 is the yard stick we go by (toon + toy + heroic proportions) but recent figures are definitely more "toon" focused. This guy is too. I think if MP 10 was done now he would be more MP 01 in look.
     
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    I think in the case of Shockwave it's just the dullness of the plastic. They didn't have to go all out paint, but at least a nice metallic flake in the plastic like Soundwave would have given him a much more premium feel.

    I'm hoping Takara goes with silver paint for Megatron. I'd be disappointed with light grey plastic only...but given Takara's recent MO of disappointing me...I'm guessing that's what they'll do.
     
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