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Vault Review:
Transformers WFC Megatron

The year is almost over & you wouldn’t believe how many Transformers we have sitting around waiting to be reviewed. I blame Matty and the torrent of DC Universe Classics they’ve unleashed upon us in the last couple months. Anyways, we’re finishing up our War for Cybertron reviews with Megatron.

I actually bought Megatron before WFC Soundwave, but the poor fellow just couldn’t hold a candle to my favorite Decepticon. So Soundwave got reviewed first and Megs got pushed back to… now.

I’m a really big fan of this look of Megatron. He’s got the perfect blend of G1 mixed with just enough modern influence of the Bayformers to give him a new look with a nostalgic feel. I’m not a huge Bayformer fan, but I do like the influences it’s had on the non-movie toys. I’m glad to see robots that don’t look like they’re made of squares or rectangles, with articulation that can match or beat today’s standard action figure.

This Megatron has got to be one of the more intimidating versions of the figure. Just look at his face. It’s all squinty and scowling like the old guy at the end of the block who can’t wait to ruin someone’s fun. Don’t let your ball fall in old man Megatron’s yard or you’ll never get it back. I heard he called the cops on Arcee’s lemonade stand because she didn’t have a permit.

One thing I don’t like about the head design is that they painted over his eyes. Just like with WFC Soundwave, there is a translucent block of light piping built into the figure but Hasbro chose to paint his eyes instead. I don’t really understand why. We all know Transformers are cooler with light piping. If Hasbro wanted his eyes to be red, they could have just made the translucent plastic in his head red. I don’t know, it seems easy to me but I might be missing something.

Then there’s his body, molded in the classic light gray and pointy nearly everywhere you look. Just take a gander at his chest armor, jagged knee caps, and whatever those spiky pincers are on his shoulder. Megatron gives the impression he can kick Autobot butt even without his giant arm canon.

Something I found a little humorous is Megatron’s humongous flat feet. He looks like he’s standing on some strange triangular Cybertronian snow shoes. I’m assuming they are mostly this big as a byproduct of design, making sure the figure stands up in a stable way, but I’d like to imagine they act like supports, bracing his body from the devastating kickback of his canon. Continue to Page Two….

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8 comments to Vault Review:
Transformers WFC Megatron

  • Brainlock

    I haven’t seen this Megs, yet, but I did find CliffJumper and Skullgrin, both redecos or BB and Straxus, respectively.

    btw, is it wrong I bought that WFC Prime and still have yet to remove him from the package? there’s just something…off about him?

    • orionpax636

      DO IT. If you like the figure at all in package, he’s even better outside, in-hand. He’s just as poseable, if not more than Megatron here. The only flaw I put on him is his shoulder assembly, as it looks as if it might get loose over time.

    • AdventureVault

      I like Megs and Soundwave best, but Prime is pretty good. You should probably open him 😀

  • Battle Catman

    Finally found Megatron and Soundwave today. Unfortunately the Christmas sales at Walmart had ended so I had to pay the full $12 each, but after opening them I can say it was worth it.

  • orionpax636

    I never quite made the “Old Man Megatron” analogy myself, but I guess it could work. I think the only thing more intimidating would be “Dirty Old Man Megatron.”

    The point about movie engineering translating to across-the-board improvements might not be a popular one on many boards I frequent, but it’s a very valid one. Thanks for making it.

    Vault, I continue to appreciate your rep’ing the Transformers on this fine site. You guys need to hurry up and find RTS Spec Ops Jazz and Tracks and give them proper review love.

    • AdventureVault

      lol, Dirty Old Man Megatron is a very disturbing idea…

      I’m a big fan of the combined movie/classic engineering (glad I’m not alone there). I realize it’s probably not a favorite for the older fans, but I prefer it to the boxiness of the old look.

      You’ll definitely be seeing some more Transformers reviews in the future. I’m pretty sure Noisy bought both Jazz and Tracks. Maybe he can take a break from the glut of Matty releases and get them in soon.