BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed

Transformers News: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 1:29PM CST

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And in our second piece of BotCon 2013 news for the day we have the official reveal of Machine Wars Megaplex in alt mode. The figure is redeco of the Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise Dreadwing/Skyquake mold. Image mirrored below.

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Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469375)
Posted by King Slick on March 5th, 2013 @ 1:44pm CST
At first glance I thought it was the Free Masons compass super-imposed on top of the Decepticon logo. Thank goodness I was mistaken. Not that the Free Masons are "evil"....actually I really can't say if they are or not. Actually, if anything I would sooner suspect the Illuminati to link theemselves to the Decepticon cause.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469385)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 5th, 2013 @ 2:00pm CST
Always felt the stripes made him look like he was wearing pyjamas or a tacky suit. :oops: :P
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469403)
Posted by Mkall on March 5th, 2013 @ 3:13pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Always felt the stripes made him look like he was wearing pyjamas or a tacky suit. :oops: :P

Pinstripe suits never go out of style.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469420)
Posted by ILL-Star on March 5th, 2013 @ 4:00pm CST
As for the jet mode, I don't see how anyone can complain.... but they will. Maybe.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469438)
Posted by TK415 on March 5th, 2013 @ 4:42pm CST
Mkall wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Always felt the stripes made him look like he was wearing pyjamas or a tacky suit. :oops: :P

Pinstripe suits never go out of style.

True, pinstripe suits look good. But Sabrblade said "stripes" and those are some big stripes. Pinstripes are thin and make the suit look good. Those look more like a jail suit, or a sailor outfit, or pajamas, or like Sabrblade said a tacky suit, but not pinstripes.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469449)
Posted by Henry921 on March 5th, 2013 @ 4:55pm CST
Mkall wrote:I'm guessing he'll be this year's "free" attendee figure.


That's what I've been saying basically since Skywarp was revealed. Way to piss off the fans even further, FunPub.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469450)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 5th, 2013 @ 4:57pm CST
Megaplex looks really good. Only minor complaint is the head. Plane mode looks spot on perfect.

And as said before, if they pull out a Jhiaxus from the mold — or some other equally awesome surprise... I'll let the whole head sculpt thing slide and forget all about it.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469457)
Posted by Mkall on March 5th, 2013 @ 5:08pm CST
Henry921 wrote:
Mkall wrote:I'm guessing he'll be this year's "free" attendee figure.


That's what I've been saying basically since Skywarp was revealed. Way to piss off the fans even further, FunPub.

At least there will be a high quantity of him floating about. The "free" figures are usually pretty easy to find and comparatively affordable.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469587)
Posted by LiKwid on March 6th, 2013 @ 1:00am CST
That skywarp mold..... I mean...wow..Are they mad at us?
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469633)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 6th, 2013 @ 6:57am CST
LiKwid wrote:That skywarp mold..... I mean...wow..Are they mad at us?


More like that's all they had. Most movie mold are licensed either as a character or as vehicle, so they're out of FunPub's reach.

Hey, let's make a drinking game out of this! Every time anybody says "licensed" we have a shot. Except for me, I can't have alcohol :oops:
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469664)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 6th, 2013 @ 8:45am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Hey, let's make a drinking game out of this! Every time anybody says "licensed" we have a shot. Except for me, I can't have alcohol :oops:
Pop open a can of soda. I'll do it with ya (since I don't drink either). ;)
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469679)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 6th, 2013 @ 9:28am CST
I'll gladly take part in that drinking game!
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469685)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 6th, 2013 @ 9:41am CST
As a G1er who hibernated through the movies and subsequent toy lines, can someone tell me which mold Skywarp-on-the-hat turned out to be? I'd like to look it up to mull over. Still on the fence about this year's set. Mixing Classics/Prime/Movie lines is still making my eye twitch. I want to see these guys lined up before committing to buy them, to make sure they all match okay.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469686)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 6th, 2013 @ 9:43am CST
gothsaurus wrote:As a G1er who hibernated through the movies and subsequent toy lines, can someone tell me which mold Skywarp-on-the-hat turned out to be? I'd like to look it up to mull over. Still on the fence about this year's set. Mixing Classics/Prime/Movie lines is still making my eye twitch. I want to see these guys lined up before committing to buy them, to make sure they all match okay.


Revenge of the Fallen Dirge:



Non-licensed jet, didn't appear in the movie or the game, he's fair game. :lol:

I should warn you his "nipples" turn when you raise or lower his arms. :oops:
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469687)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 6th, 2013 @ 9:43am CST
gothsaurus wrote:As a G1er who hibernated through the movies and subsequent toy lines, can someone tell me which mold Skywarp-on-the-hat turned out to be? I'd like to look it up to mull over. Still on the fence about this year's set. Mixing Classics/Prime/Movie lines is still making my eye twitch. I want to see these guys lined up before committing to buy them, to make sure they all match okay.


ROTF Dirge/HFTD Jetblade. Having Jetblade, I can verify how bad a mold it is. Jet mode is good. ROBOT MODE SUCKS!!!!

JelZe beat me to it....
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469691)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 6th, 2013 @ 9:50am CST
gothsaurus wrote:Mixing Classics/Prime/Movie lines is still making my eye twitch.
Regarding this, the 2005 set was even more diverse in its mold choices. Within just its box set, there were molds from G2, Beast Wars, Robots in Disguise and Energon.

Speaking of RiD, that's another case like this as it used molds from G1, G2, Beast Wars, Beast Machines, and its own newer style molds, and that was a mainstream retail line.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469693)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 6th, 2013 @ 9:53am CST
And is BC13 Thundercracker a repaint of this one, or is he a different mold?

It does look like a pretty bad mold. The arm cockpit is painful. Still, I think the new head(s) will help this mold a lot. As is, the original looks like some kind of squid monster.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469694)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 6th, 2013 @ 9:59am CST
gothsaurus wrote:And is BC13 Thundercracker a repaint of this one, or is he a different mold?


Same mold, same head, just painted like this (we're assuming):



Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1469697)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 6th, 2013 @ 10:14am CST
Ha. I do like that green and burgundy paint job, though I might keep him in plane mode ALL the time. Heh. ;)
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Megaplex Jet Mode Revealed (1470052)
Posted by Henry921 on March 7th, 2013 @ 10:21am CST
I was thinking about getting the two Seekers a la carte from ebay post BotCon, but I'm now seriously considering just getting the original Machine Wars basics. My original plan was to have them flank Jhiaxus, but as Jhiaxus is a deluxe mold -and he should be taller than his clone bodyguards- the scale might work for that. The only reason I haven't bit the bullet on that yet is because the at-show exclusives have yet to be revealed. If, by some miracle, we are indeed getting a new Jhiaxus mold I'll have to buy it and the two BotCon seekers, as their aesthetics will line up better, even if the scale is off.

So c'mon, FunPub, make some awesome at show exclusives. It's your last chance to get me to buy any of 'em.



Unrelated post script: I really wish Obsidian had been a helicopter or Megaplex had a more Megatron-ish head.

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