I just received my brand new Hegemon A.K.A the "true" Megatron. I find the original G1 too derpy looking and the Masterpeice is way too expensive. The best alternative was Hegemon. 136$ and only two days later (Bought it from a Québécois store), I have it in hand and I love it.
The Robot mode is almost perfect. First thing I did was of course adding a
symbol on his chest. Only fault are the hips kibbles made by the folded panels. Kinda reminding me of the original MP Starscream's hip kibbles. Fortunately, like Starscream's, Meg's hip kibbles are only attached by ball-joints and can be easely removed in bot mode.
Transformation is easy and intuitive. The hip-kibbles panels are a pain, but I found out that it's easier to just remove them and plug them in as the very last step. The gun barrel have a tendency to pop off, but pop back in easely. On thing I loved is the annoying security orange cap is not glued and can be easely removed.
With the accessories in place, the gun mode is simply HUGE and GORGEOUS!
Unfortunately, this gun trigger have a factory mistake. There's no pins holding it in place. Fortunately, the trigger itseld and the tiny spring that it contain are still there and if you don't touch it, it stay in place. Is that a standard security measure like the orange cap or is it a mistake? Any clues for a easy fix?
On a amusing side note. The box I got have only two languages on it. Japanese and broken French!
As Hegemon owners, what do you think of him?