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Vault Review:
Transformers WFC Megatron

This Megatron’s also got some really fantastic articulation. His head is a swivel, but the neck itself is on a hinge so you get a close approximation to a ball joint. His shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and ankles are all swivel/hinges. This Megatron has a ton of poseability and is limited mostly by the bulk of his body more than the joints themselves.

Megatron only needs one accessory: the giant canon attached to his forearm. I really like this piece, it has a ton of sculpted detail that is reminiscent of his G1 gun, but there’s still some new tech details added on to make it seem more futuristic. One part I really like is the action feature. Usually I don’t display figures with their firing missiles because they tend to protrude and look out of place. But Megatron’s fits his gun perfectly. Only the tip of the translucent missile pokes out, making it look like purple energy is gathering inside before it fires. There’s only one thing I don’t like about the gun. I don’t know if this is just my Megatron or if it’s a widespread problem, but the gun is too heavy for the forearm swivel. I have to keep spinning his arm right side up every time I put him in a new pose. This isn’t a huge problem, but it is a minor annoyance.

Megatron’s alt mode is this strange Cybertronian tank/canon thing. I’m not really sure what it is, but for some reason it reminds me of Galvatron’s alt mode. They don’t really look the same, but it’s what jumps to mind first when I see it.

On a side note, I’d love to buy a Galvatron version of this figure. Just a new head sculpt and paint scheme is all it would really take I think. Hasbro did it for Cliffjumper, let’s get a couple more out of this series. A Galvatron for sure, maybe even a Black Convoy.

When I picked up my Megatron, he was the only one I could find. Now, it seems most stores are getting him in on a regular basis. My local Target had him for about $9, which is a good price, but with all these sales going on lately, you might be able to find him for less.

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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.