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New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition

Transformers News: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 8:01AM CDT

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The folks over on the Planet Iacon facebook page have posted some new images of the recently revealed Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Dark Energon Edition Megatron, a repaint of ROTF Leader Class Megatron. Images mirrored below:

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Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417436)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on September 6th, 2012 @ 8:52am CDT
that is a really nice repaint. but the mold is still crap.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417437)
Posted by Mykltron on September 6th, 2012 @ 8:53am CDT
That mold needs a lot more than a good paint job to look good.

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Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417445)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 6th, 2012 @ 9:15am CDT
I don't own this mold, and I LOVE this new color scheme. I'm a sucker for the black-purple-silver combination. I hope this gets a domestic release (which I doubt), but I'll import if the price isn't prohibitive.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417458)
Posted by Bubbah on September 6th, 2012 @ 9:53am CDT
I'm really liking this paint scheme! If it ever comes domestic I may bite, but I doubt that'll happen.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417481)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 6th, 2012 @ 10:51am CDT
Because Dark energon was totally in the movies :lol:
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417495)
Posted by RhA on September 6th, 2012 @ 11:35am CDT
Sechsy!
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417504)
Posted by noodles2go on September 6th, 2012 @ 11:52am CDT
Even though the dark energon makes no sense (movie wise), I gotta say... This is the superior color scheme of all the RotF Leader Megatrons, he look's awesome!
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417511)
Posted by Stockade on September 6th, 2012 @ 12:08pm CDT
Love the colors, hate the mold! Would love to seen the colors on a update leader class version of Megatron, but not this. Oh well, money goes to something else.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417533)
Posted by rpetras on September 6th, 2012 @ 1:32pm CDT
I wouldn't mind seeing it on the voyager mold.

Goofy crab claw aside, that was a decent rendition of the character.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417545)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on September 6th, 2012 @ 2:17pm CDT
rpetras wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing it on the voyager mold.

Goofy crab claw aside, that was a decent rendition of the character.


Yeah the voyager mold would have been better.

me no likey the green one.

To bad it isnt a new leader mold :/
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417547)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 6th, 2012 @ 2:31pm CDT
So the packaging is a hybrid between the DOTM design (background, logo, color scheme, aesthetics) and ROTF (text details, information, gimmick promotion). Neat. That makes his a unique, custom packaging. 8)
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417548)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 6th, 2012 @ 2:39pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:Because Dark energon was totally in the movies :lol:


Who cares?
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Posted by Ironhide/Starscream on September 6th, 2012 @ 4:10pm CDT
Galvatron anyone? :lol:
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Posted by PrymeStriker on September 6th, 2012 @ 4:44pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:Because Dark energon was totally in the movies :lol:


Who cares?


The Aligned fanboys. Like myself. ;)^
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 6th, 2012 @ 4:54pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:Because Dark energon was totally in the movies :lol:


Who cares?


The Aligned fanboys. Like myself. ;)^
Could be a micro-coninuity of the Tyran cluster. ;) :-B
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417588)
Posted by XDMan on September 6th, 2012 @ 5:25pm CDT
Despite a hard to make mold, Takara made this paint job the greatest!
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417596)
Posted by ninjascythe79 on September 6th, 2012 @ 5:56pm CDT
Why doesn't some third party company make a set of arms for this mold. I bet it would sell like hot cakes. You can mark me down for 3.
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Posted by xyl360 on September 6th, 2012 @ 7:14pm CDT
I already have the Shadow Command version of this mold so I doubt I'll be getting this one, but it does look spiffy.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417647)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 6th, 2012 @ 9:49pm CDT
Pretty much stating the obvious, but it's the arms that ruin the ROTF LC Megatron toy; and that's not something a bit of silver and purple paint can fix.
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Posted by TulioDude on September 6th, 2012 @ 9:59pm CDT
The paint looks so awesome.
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Posted by noctorro on September 7th, 2012 @ 2:17am CDT
That looks great! Even next to ROTF Megatron which had a good color set, I have the Takara one but there is hardly a difference between that one and the Hasbro one.

Very tempted to get one, with the G1 Leader Ironhide (mediocre mold but the paint makes it good enough).

I wish Voyager Shockwave's head was a bit bigger, but I'll slap it on that Megatron anyway. He soooo looks like Shockwave.

Why didn't Takara just upscale the hell out of DOTM Voyager Megatron? I mean, they did it with deluxe WFC Soundwave, and I really like Voyager DOTM Megz.
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 7th, 2012 @ 4:06am CDT
noctorro wrote:Why didn't Takara just upscale the hell out of DOTM Voyager Megatron? I mean, they did it with deluxe WFC Soundwave, and I really like Voyager DOTM Megz.


I was wondering the same thing. Maybe someone at Hasbro thinks villains don't sell so well, however true or false that may be.

I'd be almost as happy if they'd release a DMK DOTM Megs. A non-transforming figure would be able to capture all of his CG render's rusty, rugged detail. I know many don't like the irony of non-transforming TF figures, but in the case of Bayverse designs, it's excusable due to all the details and added accuracy you get from it.

Shockwave would make the perfect DMK, though, since he doesn't even transform in DOTM.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417749)
Posted by Hotrodimust on September 7th, 2012 @ 8:11am CDT
Even know he looks nice in these colors this is total bullshit. This isn't what he looked like in dotm why can we get a leaderclass of what he looked like in DOTM instead of repaints of ROTF figures.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on September 7th, 2012 @ 10:49am CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:Even know he looks nice in these colors this is total bullshit. This isn't what he looked like in dotm why can we get a leaderclass of what he looked like in DOTM instead of repaints of ROTF figures.


Because they're both cheap-asses?
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Posted by craggy on September 7th, 2012 @ 6:46pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
noctorro wrote:Why didn't Takara just upscale the hell out of DOTM Voyager Megatron? I mean, they did it with deluxe WFC Soundwave, and I really like Voyager DOTM Megz.


I was wondering the same thing. Maybe someone at Hasbro thinks villains don't sell so well, however true or false that may be.

ha! if someone at Hasbro thinks villains don't sell well, they should have a word with the guys in the GI Joe and Star Wars departments, and ask for numbers on Vipers and Storm Troopers.
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 7th, 2012 @ 7:53pm CDT
craggy wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
noctorro wrote:Why didn't Takara just upscale the hell out of DOTM Voyager Megatron? I mean, they did it with deluxe WFC Soundwave, and I really like Voyager DOTM Megz.


I was wondering the same thing. Maybe someone at Hasbro thinks villains don't sell so well, however true or false that may be.

ha! if someone at Hasbro thinks villains don't sell well, they should have a word with the guys in the GI Joe and Star Wars departments, and ask for numbers on Vipers and Storm Troopers.


It's an absolute mystery to me why Hasbro thinks like that.

It's not even "traditional" marketing, because villains have always been cooler than the good guys. I'll bet dollars to doughnut holes that Vader gets at least twice the amount of figures and merchandise made compared to Luke Skywalker. Even as a kid, I've always favored the G1 Decepticons like Megatron, Soundwave and Starscream over the Autobots.

I'm not saying kids will choose Megatron over Optimus, but villains (the cool ones, at least) can and do sometimes outsell the good guys as toys.

And someone please knock Bumblebee off of Leader Class and give it back to Megatron!
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Posted by Evil_the_Nub on September 7th, 2012 @ 9:01pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:And someone please knock Bumblebee off of Leader Class and give it back to Megatron!

I don't know why Hasbro doesn't understand that. They're called action figures for a reason. The good guy needs a bad guy to fight. When I was a kid I always wanted the lead good guy and the lead bad guy. Not the lead good guy and his sidekick.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on September 7th, 2012 @ 9:07pm CDT
Evil_the_Nub wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:And someone please knock Bumblebee off of Leader Class and give it back to Megatron!

I don't know why Hasbro doesn't understand that. They're called action figures for a reason. The good guy needs a bad guy to fight. When I was a kid I always wanted the lead good guy and the lead bad guy. Not the lead good guy and his sidekick.


Of course, I always wanted a team, but if they'd stop short-packing the 'cons, maybe they'd get more money from kids and adults alike.

That's why I'm glad Wave 3, 4 & 5 of Prime and Wave 2 of FoC Generations are mostly (or entirely, in FoC W2's case) Decepticons. But of course, they have to be sheepish in distributing those waves.
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 7th, 2012 @ 9:18pm CDT
Evil_the_Nub wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:And someone please knock Bumblebee off of Leader Class and give it back to Megatron!

I don't know why Hasbro doesn't understand that. They're called action figures for a reason. The good guy needs a bad guy to fight. When I was a kid I always wanted the lead good guy and the lead bad guy. Not the lead good guy and his sidekick.


My thoughts exactly.

You can't play-fight with your figs if there's no enemy. What's the kid gonna do, sit OP and Bee down on a table and have tea?

And let's not forget that Bee's way out of scale as a leader class toy. I know scale is almost an afterthought as far as TF's are concerned, but at least keep him in relative scale, for Pete's sake.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on September 7th, 2012 @ 9:27pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Evil_the_Nub wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:And someone please knock Bumblebee off of Leader Class and give it back to Megatron!

I don't know why Hasbro doesn't understand that. They're called action figures for a reason. The good guy needs a bad guy to fight. When I was a kid I always wanted the lead good guy and the lead bad guy. Not the lead good guy and his sidekick.


My thoughts exactly.

You can't play-fight with your figs if there's no enemy. What's the kid gonna do, sit OP and Bee down on a table and have tea?

And let's not forget that Bee's way out of scale as a leader class toy. I know scale is almost an afterthought as far as TF's are concerned, but at least keep him in relative scale, for Pete's sake.


I do not favor the thought of the same character being released in 3 different scales. That's why I don't collect legion classes. I like characters to have one toy of one character in one class, and it better be in the right class. I also don't like "Shadow Strike" and "Nightwatch" and "Super Thingamabob" titles for the same damn character. If you're going to make a repaint, at least named it something different. Or retool it. :roll:

But of course, they gave all of this up around Cybertron. Granted, the legion class of Cybertron was rather small. The movies ruined everything for us. :-(
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 7th, 2012 @ 9:51pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:I do not favor the thought of the same character being released in 3 different scales. That's why I don't collect legion classes. I like characters to have one toy of one character in one class, and it better be in the right class. I also don't like "Shadow Strike" and "Nightwatch" and "Super Thingamabob" titles for the same damn character. If you're going to make a repaint, at least named it something different. Or retool it. :roll:

But of course, they gave all of this up around Cybertron. Granted, the legion class of Cybertron was rather small. The movies ruined everything for us. :-(


Agreed. I'm probably one of the few adult collectors who actually likes movieverse Bee, but I've never bought any "non-canon" version of Bee. Ever. To me, it's just a lazy way of milking a mold.

At least in G1, the repaints are actually their own characters.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on September 7th, 2012 @ 10:13pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:I do not favor the thought of the same character being released in 3 different scales. That's why I don't collect legion classes. I like characters to have one toy of one character in one class, and it better be in the right class. I also don't like "Shadow Strike" and "Nightwatch" and "Super Thingamabob" titles for the same damn character. If you're going to make a repaint, at least named it something different. Or retool it. :roll:

But of course, they gave all of this up around Cybertron. Granted, the legion class of Cybertron was rather small. The movies ruined everything for us. :-(


Agreed. I'm probably one of the few adult collectors who actually likes movieverse Bee, but I've never bought any "non-canon" version of Bee. Ever. To me, it's just a lazy way of milking a mold.

At least in G1, the repaints are actually their own characters.


And they appeared in the fiction. :roll: :-(

Transformers toys are going downhill.

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Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1418031)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 7th, 2012 @ 10:33pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:Transformers toys are going downhill.

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Well, what goes down (hopefully) must eventually come up again. Until then, though, I'll stick to MP's and what few choice morsels might pop up in the Generations line like WFC Starscream and voyager Grimlock.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on September 7th, 2012 @ 10:40pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:Transformers toys are going downhill.

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Well, what goes down (hopefully) must eventually come up again. Until then, though, I'll stick to MP's and what few choice morsels might pop up in the Generations line like WFC Starscream and voyager Grimlock.


Doesn't that phrase go: "What goes up must come down?"

:-( :-(
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 7th, 2012 @ 10:52pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:Doesn't that phrase go: "What goes up must come down?"

:-( :-(


Er...well, it applies to the bodies of drowned people... :grin:

Kind of fitting if you think about it. Hasbro drowning in a sea of overstocked Bumblebees... :KREMZEEK:
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Posted by PrymeStriker on September 7th, 2012 @ 11:05pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:Doesn't that phrase go: "What goes up must come down?"

:-( :-(


Er...well, it applies to the bodies of drowned people... :grin:

Kind of fitting if you think about it. Hasbro drowning in a sea of overstocked Bumblebees... :KREMZEEK:


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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 7th, 2012 @ 11:10pm CDT
We like you, Bee. Just not so many of you.

Now let poor Megs be leader class size again, and we'll be your friends again, okay?
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Posted by PrymeStriker on September 7th, 2012 @ 11:20pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:We like you, Bee. Just not so many of you.

Now let poor Megs be leader class size again, and we'll be your friends again, okay?


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I don't like Leader Classes anyway. DOTM Sentinel Prime was and will always be my last Leader Class.
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 7th, 2012 @ 11:29pm CDT
I seriously LOL'ed at that pic! That was a good one!

To be honest, the only leader class toy I truly treasure is the ROTF LC Optimus mold. But then, he was designed by one of the Takara guys who does Masterpiece figs, which is probably why he looks as screen-accurate as he does.

I like HFTD LC Starscream too, and I'd like him a whole lot more if his alt mode wasn't bloated from all those batteries, voice chips and speakers.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on September 7th, 2012 @ 11:41pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:I seriously LOL'ed at that pic! That was a good one!

To be honest, the only leader class toy I truly treasure is the ROTF LC Optimus mold. But then, he was designed by one of the Takara guys who does Masterpiece figs, which is probably why he looks as screen-accurate as he does.

I like HFTD LC Starscream too, and I'd like him a whole lot more if his alt mode wasn't bloated from all those batteries, voice chips and speakers.


I just find LCs to complicated in terms of transformation (yeah, I said that. Every LC figure I've gotten since Movie1 Megs proves that). Even though the new Weaponizers have simple transforms, the gimmick sacrifices a lot for me.

And thanks. :lol:
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 7th, 2012 @ 11:51pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:I just find LCs to complicated in terms of transformation (yeah, I said that. Every LC figure I've gotten since Movie1 Megs proves that). Even though the new Weaponizers have simple transforms, the gimmick sacrifices a lot for me.

And thanks. :lol:


I know where you're coming from. Most of the time, I can't transform a modern TF without the instructions sheet. But DOTM Ironhide seems to be pretty simple; I don;t have the fig, but that's what everyone says. ROTF Megs, too. He's probably the simplest LC there is, next to Ironhide.

As for the Weaponizers, I'd rather they be more complex than deal with the sacrifices they made to the figs. Bee had faux wheels on his forearms, and OP shouldn't have fake chest plates as an LC toy.

And they're not cheap, either.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on September 7th, 2012 @ 11:59pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:I just find LCs to complicated in terms of transformation (yeah, I said that. Every LC figure I've gotten since Movie1 Megs proves that). Even though the new Weaponizers have simple transforms, the gimmick sacrifices a lot for me.

And thanks. :lol:


I know where you're coming from. Most of the time, I can't transform a modern TF without the instructions sheet. But DOTM Ironhide seems to be pretty simple; I don;t have the fig, but that's what everyone says. ROTF Megs, too. He's probably the simplest LC there is, next to Ironhide.

As for the Weaponizers, I'd rather they be more complex than deal with the sacrifices they made to the figs. Bee had faux wheels on his forearms, and OP shouldn't have fake chest plates as an LC toy.

And they're not cheap, either.


For me, Megatron was a pain. I know, stupid right? But mine has some sort of defect. Whilst transforming him, I managed to break his arm off. I was able to get it back on, but I tried transforming him 10 more times, and I couldn't do it without the arm slipping off. Not to mention the fact that the lights and sounds activate when I lightly touch him....anywhere.

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Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1418072)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 8th, 2012 @ 12:03am CDT
What about the Cybertron Leader class figures? Or the Animated ones?
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 8th, 2012 @ 12:08am CDT
You mean the G1 transformation sounds? They're mean to compliment the transformation sequence, to make it seem like he's making the sounds as he transforms.

But if you mean the arm cannon, yeah, it's annoying. Damn thing makes a blasting noise every fricking time I move the arm around. In fact, that stupid thing is the reason he doesn't have an elbow; to accommodate the wire.

You know, ROTF Megs is actually a decent representation of he CG model if not for the arms--hulking proportions, accurate head-sculpt. I've seen some kitbashers who made him look awesome with customized arms.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on September 8th, 2012 @ 12:24am CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:You mean the G1 transformation sounds? They're mean to compliment the transformation sequence, to make it seem like he's making the sounds as he transforms.

But if you mean the arm cannon, yeah, it's annoying. Damn thing makes a blasting noise every fricking time I move the arm around. In fact, that stupid thing is the reason he doesn't have an elbow; to accommodate the wire.

You know, ROTF Megs is actually a decent representation of he CG model if not for the arms--hulking proportions, accurate head-sculpt. I've seen some kitbashers who made him look awesome with customized arms.


You know how you move his arm and it makes some sort of bashing sound? Yep, don't have to touch him for that to happen.

Also 'I am Megatron!' keeps playing whenever I place my finger on his chest.

I have nothing against the figure itself. I just don't like him, and he's in a box with a bunch of other Transformers that I didn't get a chance to get out from the great move 2 years ago. Let him annoy them. :roll:

Same thing with Movie 1 Prime and his sounds.

Sabrblade wrote:What about the Cybertron Leader class figures? Or the Animated ones?


The Cybertron leaders are fine. I never got around to buying a Leader Animated figure. (although I saw Megatron and Ultra Magnus plenty of times).
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on September 8th, 2012 @ 12:36am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:You know how you move his arm and it makes some sort of bashing sound? Yep, don't have to touch him for that to happen.

Also 'I am Megatron!' keeps playing whenever I place my finger on his chest.

I have nothing against the figure itself. I just don't like him, and he's in a box with a bunch of other Transformers that I didn't get a chance to get out from the great move 2 years ago. Let him annoy them. :roll:

Same thing with Movie 1 Prime and his sounds.


LOL! Yeah, sound gimmicks are a pain even when they work like they're supposed to.

It doesn't get worse than having to hear Tom "Spongebob" Kenny do his horrendous imitation of Cris Latta's Starscream whenever I accidentally touch the button in alt mode.

As a general rule, all the batteries of LC figs come off within a week of purchase.

Sabrblade wrote:What about the Cybertron Leader class figures? Or the Animated ones?


I'm still kicking myself for not buying Galaxy Convoy when I had the chance. One of the best Primes ever produced.
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Posted by Hotrodimust on September 8th, 2012 @ 3:31am CDT
I really don't find any transformer hard to transform and I never use the instructions. ROTF LC OP takes a little time to get the arms lined up while putting him in alt mode but that's it.
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 8th, 2012 @ 6:52am CDT
Hotrodimust wrote:I really don't find any transformer hard to transform and I never use the instructions. ROTF LC OP takes a little time to get the arms lined up while putting him in alt mode but that's it.
You need to try Masterpiece Megatron. :lol:
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Posted by Hotrodimust on September 8th, 2012 @ 7:29am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:I really don't find any transformer hard to transform and I never use the instructions. ROTF LC OP takes a little time to get the arms lined up while putting him in alt mode but that's it.
You need to try Masterpiece Megatron. :lol:

I have MP-05 along with the rest of the mp line and megatron isn't that hard or a fragile as everyone claims. One of the main reasons I love TF toys is because they are like puzzles and I want more intricate transformations. I wasn't to fond of the ROTF figures but some of them you actually had to think about to transform them. I like looking for the tabs and slots on the figures the human alliance line has good transformations and deluxe ROTF skids and mudflap along with sideways had pretty good transformations to and I'm talking about putting them into alt mode because robot mode is a lot easier to do. I think I'm gonna start doing timed transformation videos on YouTube lol.
Re: New Images: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1418211)
Posted by TheTigerKing84 on September 8th, 2012 @ 1:11pm CDT
Great repaint,Much more menacing. But still not a fan of this mold with its wimpy left arm, Even if it is giving the finger.I keep mine in Tank mode because my version is possessed. It randomly glows and makes transformation noises in robot mode. Its sometime caused by suttle vibrations by simply walking near it.Wonder if we may still get a Leader DOTM Megatron based on the Mach truck mode. The Voyager was great But no real menacing next to Leader Optimus or Sentinel.

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