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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Kibble » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:33 pm

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ViperEye82 wrote:I have mine standing with Laserbeak perched on his forearm. My first decepticon shelf sits sort of in front of a window, so most of the day, his eyes blaze bright red.

:CON: :CON:

I hope sunlight isn't hitting your figs...the color on them is going to fade and whites turn yellow if so.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Oilspill » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:22 am

Well, I was going to skip this as I have MP Megs (& Henkei FWIW), but the pics in this thread have made this a must-buy. Robot mode looks so perfect for Megatron - finally someone did his head right!
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Autobot Genocide » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:48 am

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:DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: Got mine this morning i haven't had chance to open him but man he looks so fu*cking good he's pretty much perfect :x :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE:
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby rpetras » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:31 am

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Wow, I'm a little shocked by all the love.

I got mine the other day and I was underwhelmed.

I thought the plastic felt cheap, the gun mode was a little wonky, and the leg panels that form the top of the handle in alt mode were just a poor design.

I really didn't like the shoulder joints on his arms, especially the cannon arm. mine is pretty loose after one transform.

Don't get me wrong, he looks great in bot mode, but I really don't want to touch him for fear of parts popping off all over.

I felt with a few tweaks this could have been 100% perfect. As is, he's about 80%.

As far as gun mode Megatrons he is the best so far, it is a real engineering challenge to get that character to work in both modes, so I do give them props, but it just didn't wow me the way I had though it would.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:23 am

I got mine and I think he's great. A little large to fit into my collection bot-mode wise, but that's okay. Mine has great joints even after several transformations. Took a while to get the gun mode to work, but managed it. Those top panels of the handle are a bit tricky, but nowhere near as bad as MP Megatron's tricky bits.

The gun mode isn't perfect and it isn't a Walther, but I think it works. Like all of the Classics it doesn't have to be perfectly accurate to what it was on TV or as a toy; it captures the right spirit. And I love that it's to scale with my own hand. It doesn't feel too small (liek G1) or like a cannon (like MP). To me this justifies the height.
And it's the same height as Superlink Galvatron. So for those who have some sort of display where they need Galvy to be as tall as Megatron, SL Galvy works for that.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby unicron nemesis » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:30 am

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Size comparison. Pretty acceptable IMO since Megatron's a Gladiator bot.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Fistful of Energon » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:57 am

Mine was shipped yesterday from Captured Prey...kinda wished I had gotten it from Robot Kingdom, woulda had it a week or more ago :lol:

Oh well, at least I got one before they sold out.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Autobot Genocide » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:24 am

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Hegemon is the only classics style Megatron i will ever need in my collection .
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Motorthing » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:19 pm

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Mine is still on the slow boat from china/evil bay but damn if that isn't one fine looking Megatron.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby zodconvoy » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:12 am

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Motorthing wrote:Mine is still on the slow boat from china/evil bay but damn if that isn't one fine looking Megatron.


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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Fistful of Energon » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:52 pm

Got it today!

I love it. The figures joints are solid, the plastic quality is no different than whats currently being offered if not better IMO, the transformation is tricky yet fun and that bot mode is all kinds of full of WIN!

Slapped a Reprolabel on his chest and he is currently in his Detolf home in front of TFC Herc. :grin:
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Autobot032 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:47 am

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Got one. LOVE it.

Before we go on...

El Duque wrote:
MightyMagnus78 wrote:That thing looks sweet! How does he compare against MP Megs?


He smokes MP Megs in my opinion.


Damn straight, he does. MP-05 doesn't even compare. This thing is transformable without things breaking (hence the removable pieces design), plus it can actually stand up under it's own weight, no die cast or tarnish to worry about, and he's a reasonable size. MP-05 is just ridiculously sized. I can't wait for MP-05v2. (C'mon, we all know TakaraTomy will update him sooner, or later. It's just a matter of time.)

Now, on we go...

If this is a sign of things to come from Toyworld...we might all be saying "FansProject, who?" Seriously, it's THAT good.

My only criticisms are:

-Shoulder peg is frighting.
-Trigger clicked on first pull. (Now nothing.)
-I wish the silencer and stock actually did something. (I think they have something planned. Too many holes and ports on all of the pieces to leave them unusable.
-The lack of face detail paint. (Fortunately, Pigma Micron pens will do the trick. .005 micron, to be exact.)
-Energon sword and pick axe are just ridiculously stupid looking. (I didn't even take them out of the package. Bleh.)

The transformation is insane, but good. The posability is just ridiculous. You can see through the scope! He feels nice and solid to me. The lightpiping is amazing. Seriously, he looks incredible with light pumping through.

I would've like to see a MP-05-esque Energon saber produced for this guy. Why they gave him such a ridiculous weapon is beyond me. I mean, he looks STUPID holding a purple, translucent LEAF.

He was WELL worth the $108.05 I paid. (That included shipping and tracking, btw.) Captured Prey came through, but I have to admit that their shipping is a tad sluggish. I do like their order system, though.

It actually went through it, step by step. 1.) Order confirmation. 2.) Payment processed. 3.) Shipped. (At this point, you're given a tracking number.) And it emailed me at each step! I mean...wow! My only complaint is that they don't specify when they ship. It's basically a wait and see and then out of the blue it's "Your item has shipped." and then the tracking doesn't work. ...because they printed out a label, then shipped it another day. Which, I know CP isn't Orson/Sidecutter's primary work, which is fine, but a heads up of "We ship once or twice a week" (you get the idea) would've been great. If I know what I'm getting into, going in, I have no complaints, nor do I have the right to complain. I ordered it Sunday night, received it Friday afternoon. Which is not terrible, by any means, but it sat for close to 36 hours before it actually shipped, according to the tracking info. As for the store itself? Clean, easy to use, honest in their descriptions. If you're patient with shipping, they're well worth using. They certainly impressed me! (They pack well, too.)

If you can find this figure, just buy it. Don't wait, pull that trigger. (Pun intended.)
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby tmk9883 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:42 am

Does anyone know if they will be making another run of these? I am sorely lacking a generations size Megatron.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:05 am

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tmk9883 wrote:Does anyone know if they will be making another run of these? I am sorely lacking a generations size Megatron.


Last I heard, there were two. One in June, I believe, one in late July. I ordered mine from the July allotment. Problem is, the packages were all damaged on the second batch. The figures are fine, exemplary, even, but the packaging is crap. Windows cracked, cardboard dented, you get the idea.

I've yet to hear of any upcoming production runs. You can still find US sellers with them on eBay for about $100.00-110.00 plus shipping.

RobotKingdom (based in Hong Kong) has them, they're like $90.00 plus shipping. http://www.robotkingdom.com/services/es ... atID=73_17

eBay listings, US: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Toys-Hobbies-/2 ... _PrefLoc=1 Unfortunately, there's only one US seller on there, right now, but more pop up, just keep an eye out. The rest of the findings of that search belong to a card game. (Not sure why.)

And China based seller, Chimungmung. Good reputation, ships fast, from what I hear. Has three in stock, comes with Decepticon logo stickers. http://chimungmung.com/product_info.php?products_id=731

I'd get one now, while you can. Looks like their next project is Optimus, in scale with Hegemon.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby DJrasmo » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:20 am

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I hate to keep bringing this up..but its kind of a pet peeve of mine.

Megatron is SUPPOSED to be taller than Prime. He was depicted that way in the 'toon, and especially in the movie during thier fight to the death Megs was depicted as larger/bulkier than Prime.

Cannonically, not withstanding the fact that the 'cons were originally created as warbots and the 'bots were created as manual labor drones, Megatron was always the more powerful brother between the two.

If it helps you to keep your OP fanboism intact, just think of it as a visual emphasis on Prime having to overcome a "larger" obstacle.

I love the fact that someone finally gave us a Meggy that not only towers above his own troops, but is to "proper" scale with Classics Prime as well. I hear a rumor that Toyworld is doing OP next...and if they make a better prime (read: no crappy arm kibble) than classics, I will be on board but not if they ruin it and make him taller then Hegy...then i will stick with my Classics, arm kibble and all.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby daimchoc » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:41 am

I just got it today... Did some fiddling... For some reason, I feel like the plastic is cheap... Maybe I'm more used to the TFC/FP/MT material. Maybe it'll grow on me... I don't know, since I've only had it for a few minutes.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:38 pm

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DJrasmo wrote:I hate to keep bringing this up..but its kind of a pet peeve of mine.

Megatron is SUPPOSED to be taller than Prime. He was depicted that way in the 'toon, and especially in the movie during thier fight to the death Megs was depicted as larger/bulkier than Prime.

Cannonically, not withstanding the fact that the 'cons were originally created as warbots and the 'bots were created as manual labor drones, Megatron was always the more powerful brother between the two.

If it helps you to keep your OP fanboism intact, just think of it as a visual emphasis on Prime having to overcome a "larger" obstacle.

I love the fact that someone finally gave us a Meggy that not only towers above his own troops, but is to "proper" scale with Classics Prime as well. I hear a rumor that Toyworld is doing OP next...and if they make a better prime (read: no crappy arm kibble) than classics, I will be on board but not if they ruin it and make him taller then Hegy...then i will stick with my Classics, arm kibble and all.


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daimchoc wrote:I just got it today... Did some fiddling... For some reason, I feel like the plastic is cheap... Maybe I'm more used to the TFC/FP/MT material. Maybe it'll grow on me... I don't know, since I've only had it for a few minutes.


The plastic is a tad soft in spots, I must admit. However, you get used to it after awhile and don't even notice it. Then, you find out that he's much sturdier than first impressions give.

My favorite TFs of all time, the ones I'm absolutely unwilling to get rid of are:
1.) ROTF Leader Optimus
2.) DOTM Leader Sentinel
3.) Maketoys Giant
4.) Hegemon

And that's no joke. Those above mentioned figures are the absolute necessity in my collection.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby tmk9883 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:58 pm

Autobot032 wrote: Knowledge and links.


Thanks. I checked Robot Kingdom and didnt see it in stock. Just kicking myself because I just ordered Breakdown from them last week.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby warzon3 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:35 pm

Hegemon should be taller than prime, but IMO he is a tad too big when you compare him to the classics seekers....
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:52 pm

Yeah the problem isn't Prime, but how he compares to the deluxe sized cons, especially the seekers, and Label Soundwave.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Kibble » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:29 pm

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I agree he's not the ideal size for the rest of the Classics, but he's not much different in size than the Classics Megs mold so it's somewhat moot. I just pose him in a bit of a crouched pose and he's no worse off than United Megs was.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:56 am

He's larger than united Megs. But yeah, it's fine with some creative posing. Plus, the scale in the classics is pretty off. Thunderwing is teeny weeny and the Seekers aren't perfect either, being smaller than BB. Label Soundwave, in turn, ought to be slightly larger, IMO. And then you have WfC Shockwave. It's kinda strange that the Season1-2 Decepticons are at such small sizes, but that's how it is, I guess.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby tmk9883 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:44 pm

So I ended up ordering one from Robot Kingdom and received total disappointment today.

The right arm was disconnected and loose in the box, but that wasnt the big issue. The let forearm was covered in super glue locking it in place. Not sure if it was to cover up something else that was broken, but whatever the case its unacceptable.

I emailed Robot Kingdom so hopefully they will be able to provide good customer service.
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:17 pm

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tmk9883 wrote:So I ended up ordering one from Robot Kingdom and received total disappointment today.

The right arm was disconnected and loose in the box, but that wasnt the big issue. The let forearm was covered in super glue locking it in place. Not sure if it was to cover up something else that was broken, but whatever the case its unacceptable.

I emailed Robot Kingdom so hopefully they will be able to provide good customer service.


Ooh. Yeah, I can tell you from personal experience that that's not how it should be. I hope RK works with you. A Hegemon with no issues is a fantastic figure, which is what 99% of them have been, so far. I'm really sorry they stuck you with a lemon. :(
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Re: ToyWorld TW-01 Hegemon In-hand Images (My Hands!)

Postby Trikeboy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:42 pm

Autobot032 wrote:
tmk9883 wrote:So I ended up ordering one from Robot Kingdom and received total disappointment today.

The right arm was disconnected and loose in the box, but that wasnt the big issue. The let forearm was covered in super glue locking it in place. Not sure if it was to cover up something else that was broken, but whatever the case its unacceptable.

I emailed Robot Kingdom so hopefully they will be able to provide good customer service.


Ooh. Yeah, I can tell you from personal experience that that's not how it should be. I hope RK works with you. A Hegemon with no issues is a fantastic figure, which is what 99% of them have been, so far. I'm really sorry they stuck you with a lemon. :(


I feel for you, I really do. It's such an amazing figure. i have had factory error problems with Robotkingdom orders (3rd party and official). RK has always been very cooperative when I have contacted them about these issues. I hope you have the same experience.
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