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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Takara Transformers Generations Megatron

I maybe a little late to the party, but i finally bought a loose Megatron from Takara's Generations 2 pack! And i have to say... i'm a little dissapointed...

There's no denying that this mold looks good, but once you start fiddling with him the crappiness begins showing itself. Firstly, let's go over the alt mode, it's a beautiful stealth bomber.
Everything clips together solidly and fits well. I really like the purple panel lining that Takara gave Megatron here, it looks really cool.

Like i mentioned before, Megatron looks really really good. The silhouette is distinct with broad chest, tiny hips and thick shins. Like his alt mode, the purple panel lining looks pretty awesome here, set against a primarily black colour scheme, it pops out even more. This design is inspired by IDW's artist Don Figueroa, which unfortunately Hasbro decided not to give credit for...

Articulations are pretty standard with pretty good range to pull off most action poses.

Everything sounds good so far right? But once you turn him around... YIKES.  He's really thin, like all the mass of the toy pushed to the front and leaving his back bare. His thick shins is hollow as well, with no effort whatsoever to hide them.

Then there's the size. Megatron is really tiny, like really tiny. Standing next to the recent deluxe Megatrons, he's a dwarf. Normally, i don't mind transformers scale much, but not when the toy is already this hollow. What the hell guys? Where did all the plastic go???

Finally, there's the chest. It just won't stay clipped on!!! It makes the whole toy feels so flimsy and cheap...

He looks good, there's no denying that. But with the hollowness, small size, and flimsiness, this toy is an easy pass. If you can get him cheap, sure, buy him, but i wouldn't pay more than 15 bucks for him. Which is a damn shame cause i really like Don Figueroa's design.

Anyway, thanks for viewing!

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