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Vault Review: Megator

Megator’s body is molded in that dark green color and then was tinted with light green and black in various areas to give his skin more depth.  Maybe it’s because he’s not flesh colored, but I think the effect worked much better here than on Tytus.  Megator’s armor was also given additional detail with gold rivets and copper skulls, while his black loincloth has a light gray wash to the fur.

Even though Megator’s body is different from Tytus’, his articulation is still the same.  His ball jointed head does work a bit better since he’s leaning forward and his hair is not directly in the way.  His shoulders, wrists, waist, and hips are all swivel joints.  His elbows and knees are hinges.  I don’t want Megator’s articulation to be better than Tytus’, but I hope that this won’t be an issue by the time Granamyr shows up.

Megator comes with one accessory aside from his second head: a ball-on-a-chain flail.  I realize Tytus came with his vintage accessory, but Megator’s is so much more practical in a war.  The orb part of his flail is huge like a spiked wrecking ball, with plenty of sculpted pock marks and gashes from plenty of use.  The handle has a serrated knuckle-guard for combat that gets too close, and is connected to the sphere by a large metal chain.  It’s just a badass weapon that really puts Tytus’ vacuum cleaner thing to shame.

All around, I’m much more happy with Megator.  Maybe it’s because the 4 Horsemen shine when it comes to monster designs.  But I also feel like I got a bit more of my money’s worth with that extra head and real weapon.  I may not have cared about him before, but Megator’s definitely getting a nice spot on my shelf, maybe even two.


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Vault Review: Megator

  • great review! gonna have to disagree witht he second head thing however its sculpted nice but that rooted hair? yuck it looks terrible

  • bmnbinc!

    as always, it’s a pleasure to read your reviews!
    megator looks great but still feels too expensive for 40 bucks..

  • He-Mullet

    Not a fan of the rooted hair on Megator… The way it’s rooted reminds me a bit of the Cynthia Doll from Rugrats…

    The Zombie head looks like Hulk Hogan with a stroke…

  • Braystreet

    As a non-MOTUC collector. I think the Riff Raff rooted hair looks fantastic, and the Four Horsemen should applauded for the zombie head, if nothing else.

    As always, I love the pictures, and they are really well put together. You did a great job of having a mostly static figure and posing more articulate figures around it to bring out the best in it.

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  • Mose

    Nice review.

    Was anyone else’s Megator’s torso, spiked ball and thighs are made of a softer plastic and can be squeezed fairly easily. I just find that disappointing.

  • Zach S.

    That last photo is incredible!

  • Clutch

    Meg here is an example of a subscription figure that I could do without. I have no childhood fondness for him due to his overseas sales status and the lack of articulation does not merit the price tag. I’m glad that collectors and completists had a shot at him though, but he’s just taking up space in my closet right now.

  • Beedo Sookcool

    Great review and outstanding pics, as always!

    I’ve got to agree that the rooted hair doesn’t look like it turned out too well; it looked better in the publicity photos. I suppose we could make with a sort of Pickles the Drummer “Death Metal Comb-Over” to make it look better . . . . Nah. My August figures are still en route, but I think I’ll be displaying Megator with the “Preternia” head.

    Just to clear up one thing, palæontology-wise: Technically, WE are Cro-Magnons. With name-brand clothing. Cro-Magnon is the name given to the earliest batch of fossil evidence for Homo sapiens sapiens, modern humans. I think the hominid branch you’re looking for to describe Megator is Neanderthal . . . but even that’s up to debate. Sorry. I’m a biologist. I nitpick on these sort of things.

  • haw. it just hit me.

    “The ball goes into the cup! If you miss it’s OK because it’s attached by a string!”

    But seriously, does anyone really KNOW what that thing Tytus carries is? Is it a really poorly designed warhammer? some kind of wacky capture device (because it does have a vague Jack Kirby look to it), maybe a decapatator? Lopping the heads off the other guys? It looks like it SHOULD fit over Megator’s head, doesn’t it?

    • dayraven

      giant whack-a-mole accessory.

      i think the original concept was that it fit over a figure’s head and lift the guy up by it his skull so he could be tossed. i never understood why he didn’t get some kind of real hammer, or a stabbing device device and a burlap bag, so he could collect the eternian “trash.”… anything but a head grabber, really.

      what i don’t get is the complete lack of nod to the original action feature. the original figure had a “barbaric kick” action, and it seems like a no-brainer to give the guy a pair of boots w/ like spiked toes or something. oh well… guess this is why i’m not a brand manager, cuz i can’t blame others for my failures, and i like new ideas.

  • polo23

    Love the Preternia fight seen! Another cool review.