Transformers Daily News Source for Transformers 5, Titans Return, Robots in Disguise, Combiner Wars, Generations, Third Party, G1, Beast Wars, Reviews, Comics, Games & More Than Meets the Eye!
TFormers Transformers News and Reviews
facebook twitter Pinterest Tumblr Google+ youtube podcast rss

War For Cybertron Megatron - Generations - Figure

War For Cybertron Megatron

There's little argument that the Animated series brought back the key features of the Megatron most G1 fans grew up with. Now that the magic has been 'recaptured', Hasbro seems to be rolling along with it by giving us a Cybertronian version that not only has key G1 elements in place, but Animated cues as well.

Bio

Megatron rebuilds himself continuously. When the war first began on Cybertron, he constantly applied new modifications to catch the Autobots unaware and under prepared. His spies are always on the look out for new tech that will optimize his body into the perfect war machine. He is the bleeding edge of technology on Cybertron, and his enemies will pay the price for not keeping up.


Strength     
Intelligence
Speed
Endurance
Rank
Courage
Fireblast
Skill

Robot Mode

Looking at Megatron in robot mode gives a double take. Is he more like the G1 design or the Animated design? Perhaps both. He is mostly a light gray, with black lower legs and red forearms showing a black outline. His signature arm cannon pegs to either arm. His head sculpt shares the hybrid look of both G1 and Animated. Oddly, like WFC Soundwave, he has painted eyes but light piping. Due to the paint, the piping has no effect.

The arm cannon has a launchable missile that is activated via a trigger next to the laser sight. One very noticeable feature is the massive legs. This has the benefit of making him very stable when standing due to the huge footprint. However, the legs don't come together very close so he always has that spread out look

Articulation

Feet:Dual pin hinges, 90 degree forward bend w/30 degrees flex
Knees: Pin hinge, 150 degree bend. Pinned above knees for unlimited lower leg rotation
Hips: Dual pin hinges, 210 degree bend and 90 degree spread.
Waist:Stationary
Shoulders:Dual pin hinges, unlimited rotation and 30 degree spread.
Elbows:Pin hinge, 165 degree bend. Peg hinge above elbow for unlimited forearm rotation
Head:Pinned for unlimited rotation and 60 degrees tilt.

Shoulders are the only limitation due their bulkiness. Otherwise, a very wide range of movement.

Robot Mode Specs

Height:5.63in/143mm
Width:3.75in/95.3mm (4.88in/124mm w/arm cannon)
Depth:2in/50.8mm
Supplied accessories:(1) arm cannon w/ launchable missile

Transformation

Start by removing the arm cannon. Pull the chestplate loose and cantilever it down until it aligns with the crotch. Flip down the head into the cavity in the chest. Bend the elbows 90 degrees, the flip the forearms out. Pull the forearms apart and align them so the halves are parallel to the upper arm. Fold each hand segment into the treads. Pull the backplate downward. Push the shoulders up and in slightly. Once you have them up all the way, sink the shoulders completely into the chest.

Flip the feet up into the shins. Fold in the knees 180 degrees so the shins collapse into the thighs. Pull the plate apart from the left shoulder. Rotate the plate so that the forked portion faces the top of the tank. Hinge it over to complete the front end. The arm cannon pegs into a rectangular tab on top of the hover tank, with the barrel facing the forked piece on the front.

Alt Mode

Even Megatron's alt mode has a resemblence to his Cybertronian form in the Animated series. Officially, it's considered a hover tank. Like the other WFC figures, the alt mode does a good job of masking the robot mode, as you wouldn't have a clue how it transforms for the most part.

The only clue might be when you flip it on his belly, here you can see his head. However, you can't see the head of the gap in the bodywork with the turret in place, so it's a moot point. The turret, by the way, is stationary since it pegs in place at one point. While it might have been nice to have a moving turret, the design would have to be sacrificed.

Ground Tank Mode

If you wish for a more traditional tank mode, simply flip out the treads from the belly and you have a ground tank. The treads have molded wheels on the bottom so he can scoot about. It would have been nice to have the treads flipped the other way. As it stands, the treads shown also show the hand segments.

Alt Mode Specs

Length: 5.25in/133.4mm (6.63in/168.4mm including turret)
Width:3.75in/95.3mm
Height:2in/50.8mm
Scale Ratio:N/A
Wheels: 4, molded into treads
Detailed cockpit:N/A

Verdict

Robot Mode: The leg stance is a bit off, bulky shoulders hinder articulation slightly.
Alt Mode:Dual function alt mode gives figure versatility
Overall:While not without minor faults, this Megatron is one of the best in a long time.

Class:Deluxe

MSRP:$12

Click here for War For Cybertron Megatron via Generations Database

ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateSeptember 26th 2010  
Score 9 stars (9 out of 10)  
Reads12354
Link  




« Back to Reviews Index



last 10 shown - scroll to view more   TFormers Member Comments
Jason X
2010-09-27
4:34 pm

Eh, I can take it or leave it. I understand the mechanic for gameplay purposes but don't really feel it's necessary for the figures. Sometimes aesthetics trumps accuracy. 
Crimson8199
2010-09-27
4:24 pm

I like how they kept the decepticon logo hidden on his back. I liked that in the game. 
thomas_shaw
2010-09-27
3:43 pm

In-game EVERY characters has a hover mode that allows a full range of manueverability, including side strafing. Wheels or treads pop out when accelerating forwards, but they dramatically increase turn radius. I'm glad to see that detail made the cut with at least one of these molds. 
EX001
2010-09-27
2:23 pm

Happen to find this the other day when i got mp grimlock. Have to say this is an awsome megs. 
O-Packs
2010-09-27
2:01 pm

Im' noticing an recurring "open-handed" approach to these Generations molds and newer TFs in general.Doesn't appeal like the closed fisted bots imo,Not imposing enough in stance, technically its defensive.You don't get the feel that you can create fistfight poses.WFC BB among o... read more 
ClockWorkMecha
2010-09-27
6:49 am

I'm going to have to see Megatron in person to make my final call. Not entirely feeling it for him just yet. 
Jason X
2010-09-27
4:21 am

That's a good, solid Megatron. I like the "ground mode" alot better than the "hover mode". It leaves little ambiguity as to the alt form. It's figures like this and Darkmount that really make me wish Generation wasn't Deluxe class only.... 
Blitz-Wing
2010-09-27
2:28 am

I got lucky. Went to the local Walmart I cased a few days earlier to get toiletries and glanced at the toy aisle... and there he was. 
MikePrime
2010-09-27
2:20 am

It's a good Megatron toy. I think Hasbro did do a good job of disguising the robot mode. It's doesn't have that whole "folded up robot" look to it that it might have had. 
bugstomper1973
2010-09-27
2:14 am

Nice review! He is a great figure. But did you have a hard time locating this figure? 
»  Read ALL Forums Posts & Replies
»  Post a Comment on This Story!  (membership required)














Power of The Primes Rodimus Prime First In-Hand Look At The Last Figure From Wave 1

ROM vs Transformers Shining Armor #5 Final Issue Full Preview

Shockwave Joins Transformers: Forged to Fight - Developer Q&A and More

RADIO FREE CYBERTRON




ENI
About
Entertainment News International (ENI) is the popular culture network for fans all around the world. Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!
Sites
Action Figures
Entertainment
Marvel
 
Podcasts
Star Wars
Transformers
Links
Support
© 2017 Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and or owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. To have it removed right away, please [ Contact Us ].