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Transformers News: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron

Saturday, February 8th, 2014 8:26PM CST

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We have some new info on that mysterious Megatron silhouette that appeared on the Takara Tomy Arts page late last month, apparently it's Mega Drive Megatron! A joint venture between Takara Tomy and Sega, which appears to be a Megatron that can transform into a Sega Genesis console! Check out the images from Wonderfest below.

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Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy to Launch New Arts Line Featuring Transformers Characters?
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Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549038)
Posted by Mkall on February 8th, 2014 @ 8:33pm CST
That looks very cool!
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549039)
Posted by RAcast on February 8th, 2014 @ 8:35pm CST
Gotta say, that's pretty hilarious (and out of left field).

Also, what's the blue fellow on the left?
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549040)
Posted by Venowtron on February 8th, 2014 @ 8:55pm CST
if they announce an Optimus, will it turn into a Super Nintendo?
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549041)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 8th, 2014 @ 8:59pm CST
Function: Making TFs with cassette alts look less like obsolete technology by comparison. Way to take one for the greater good, Segatron!

So will all of his gun extensions be reinterpreted as Genesis add-ons, like Sega CD and the 32X thing?

Sorry if those aren't the right names, but I was too firmly on Nintendo's side in the early '90s console wars to care. No matter how great Sonic's cartoons were, I could only play any of those games for a minute before facing the inescapable question:
Besides running so fast that I'll never react in time to avoid hitting anything, what does he...y'know...DO? A single environment where I can take my time to leave scorched earth is worth a thousand obstacle courses in my book. Have they still never released Game Boy Mega Man 1-5 on a higher system?

Still, I should read Sonic's comics someday, out of respect for Manny Galan. Not sarcasm, I'm serious.

Back on topic...he does look beautiful in robot mode, but am I the only one who'd be more interested in a series of Megatrons that turn into specific light-guns for classic systems?
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549042)
Posted by #Sideways# on February 8th, 2014 @ 9:09pm CST
Now, if this thing actually is a functioning SEGA Genesis, like the Music Label Soundwave that was a functioning MP3 player, then it would basically be an instant buy for me. I mean, this is awesome. No doubt about it.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549043)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 8th, 2014 @ 9:10pm CST
Venowtron wrote:if they announce an Optimus, will it turn into a Super Nintendo?
Probably either a Famicom or a Super Famicom instead.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549044)
Posted by Madeus Prime on February 8th, 2014 @ 9:19pm CST
Not to shabby, but who's the cool gundam lookalike car-bot on the left?
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549045)
Posted by ausbot on February 8th, 2014 @ 9:20pm CST
Replace the fusion cannon and lose the "16 bit" and this will make a good classics megatron, plus I would like to see a megaplex and browning
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549046)
Posted by TimothyR on February 8th, 2014 @ 9:25pm CST
ausbot wrote:Replace the fusion cannon and lose the "16 bit" and this will make a good classics megatron, plus I would like to see a megaplex and browning


i'm sorry.. but i'd prefer my classics megatron to not turn into a sega console.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549047)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 8th, 2014 @ 9:26pm CST
#Sideways# wrote:Now, if this thing actually is a functioning SEGA Genesis, like the Music Label Soundwave that was a functioning MP3 player, then it would basically be an instant buy for me. I mean, this is awesome. No doubt about it.

Well, if that's a real Genesis on the right, the size of Meg's alt makes me wonder if it's supposed to be an accessory scaled to 12 inch or larger human figures/dolls.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549050)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 8th, 2014 @ 9:53pm CST
It's black, it's sleek, and says 16 bit right on the front; like in your face!
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549055)
Posted by Seibertron on February 8th, 2014 @ 10:06pm CST
Makes this sense no.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549056)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 8th, 2014 @ 10:12pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Makes this sense no.



Well to be fair, Sega was in competition during the Bit-wars, taking the lead with the Genesis/megadrive, but eventually lost to Nintendo. So Transformer civil war analogy, where the decepticons are sega, and megatron's the genesis? Or it could be a pun, Mega-drive, Mega-tron, the Japanese do love their puns, which don't really translate well. Actually that's a misnomer, they don't trans illiterate at all.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549060)
Posted by Diem on February 8th, 2014 @ 10:25pm CST
I'm excited for the more ridiculous segments of the fandom to ask why this isn't being called Genesis Megatron.

Also this is kind of a fun thing, and if I still lived in Japan I would probably pick it up.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549085)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 8th, 2014 @ 11:18pm CST
So I guess he'll be known as... Segatron?

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Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549106)
Posted by wewyllenium on February 9th, 2014 @ 12:45am CST
Now I want a Nintendimus Prime!!! Or Even a SoundWiiU!!! Or even an Ultra64Magnus!!! And A Gameboybee :D
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549112)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 9th, 2014 @ 2:07am CST
i want one
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549113)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 9th, 2014 @ 2:08am CST
wewyllenium wrote:Now I want a Nintendimus Prime!!! Or Even a SoundWiiU!!! Or even an Ultra64Magnus!!! And A Gameboybee :D
Let's see what else: Sky LYNX, Beast Wars NeoGeo, Kiss Players Atari (whichever system she fused with, it couldn't be any messier than when my 2600 spontaneously burnt out), GAME-real-GEAR-robots, VIRTUAL-scissor-BOY...

But I really wanna' see the next dead system mashed up with a dead robot toyline: the Gobots present, TURBOgrafx 16! Of course that might face competition from GameCUBIX, or did they revive that show?

Wait, since it's Segatron, how did we overlook the TF mashup possibilities of Genesis's predecessor: The Head-/Target-/Power-/God-/Brain-/Micro-/Action-/Disc-/Build-MASTER System?!?!?!

I'm...going to utterly loathe this new Arts line in the morning. No matter what direction it takes.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549136)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 9th, 2014 @ 5:56am CST
#Sideways# wrote:Now, if this thing actually is a functioning SEGA Genesis, like the Music Label Soundwave that was a functioning MP3 player, then it would basically be an instant buy for me. I mean, this is awesome. No doubt about it.

Originally I was going to laugh at the stupidity of this comment, but then I remembered that neat little Megadrive handheld I had a few years ago, which I opened after it died to find out that most of the space was taken up by the battery, the screen, and the controlls, and that the actual console guts of it was incredibly tiny. Then seeing how large this guy's chest is, I guess, it might actually be a functioning Megadrive, just not with cartridges and more with built in games.
And that would be incredibly awesome, and yes I kinda want it to be like that now. :D

Also, yea, this is awesome and if not too expensive will go on my shelf of interesting oddities, especially if it does function as a Megadrive.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549146)
Posted by craggy on February 9th, 2014 @ 7:44am CST
the gun barrel appears to be a usb port, so that might be how they stick games on it. looks like an okay toy I suppose.

is that good enough for a post, or do I have to do an uninformed stream of consciousness rant about a console war that ended 20years ago?
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549156)
Posted by Triptykon on February 9th, 2014 @ 8:09am CST
Absolutely in love with this, and a must have. Can't wait for my son to wake up so I can show him.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549219)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 9th, 2014 @ 1:51pm CST
Triptykon wrote:Absolutely in love with this, and a must have. Can't wait for my son to wake up so I can show him.


Edited your post. Please make sure not to curse here, as fans of all ages browse the forums. Keep it classy, not crassy. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549361)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 10th, 2014 @ 12:39am CST
Madness. But kind of cool! :D I doubt this will be anywhere within my budget, however, and I don't have a dedicated 'Label' shelf where this guy would fit in, either.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549401)
Posted by Triptykon on February 10th, 2014 @ 8:38am CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Triptykon wrote:Absolutely in love with this, and a must have. Can't wait for my son to wake up so I can show him.


Edited your post. Please make sure not to curse here, as fans of all ages browse the forums. Keep it classy, not crassy. ;)


Please accept my apologies, and thank you for the warning. This is one of my most visited sites, and I certainly do not want to rattle the cage. I shall refrain from further instances in the future.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1549431)
Posted by Optimizzy on February 10th, 2014 @ 10:47am CST
Um...



Um.. I uh...I think it's kind of dumb.

*cringes*


Let me explain, lest I be acused of trolling.

A) Its proportions look silly and kinda cheap.

B) It really doesn't look like Megatron in my opinion.

C) Really? What is with this crossover stuff. I'm not going to buy a transformer that turns into a shoe. I know some people will but these micro-niche markets are weird to me. There is an expenditure of time, money, and promotion going into all these things. Instead of wasting time with kitschy transformers, why are they not making decent characters?

/rant.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1563610)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on April 8th, 2014 @ 1:06pm CDT
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Posted by leakin' lubricant on April 8th, 2014 @ 1:29pm CDT
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Looks great! However the only way I will buy this is if it actually functions as a Megadrive, wonder what the gamepad turns into?
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1563621)
Posted by craggy on April 8th, 2014 @ 1:37pm CDT
really, Soundwave or Blaster should be a games console (a Gameboy maybe?) with their little cassette buddies being the cartridges.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1563629)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 8th, 2014 @ 2:18pm CDT
leakin' lubricant wrote:Looks great! However the only way I will buy this is if it actually functions as a Megadrive, wonder what the gamepad turns into?

Wings, the first pics we saw had the gamepad broken in half attached to his back like wings or back kibble.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1563775)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2014 @ 10:26pm CDT
FWIW, the source of these new images is here - http://ameblo.jp/digitamin/entry-11817289342.html
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1563779)
Posted by El Duque on April 8th, 2014 @ 10:48pm CDT
We have some new prototype images of the Takara Tomy ARTS Mega Drive Megagron courtesy of the Ameba Hobby Shop Blog. The figure is a new mold of the Decepticon leader Megatron that transformers into a Sega Genesis (Sega Mega Drive) console and controller. Check out the new prototype images mirrored below:

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Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1563783)
Posted by slugfest200x on April 8th, 2014 @ 11:06pm CDT
looks like a cartridge is in his chest
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1563845)
Posted by Amelie on April 9th, 2014 @ 6:47am CDT
The MegaDrive\Megatron name joke is cool - but I feel the toy was a wasted opportunity for a Soundwave with Lazerbeak gamepad and Rumble\Frenzy cartridges.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1563923)
Posted by Marcdachamp on April 9th, 2014 @ 10:20am CDT
Totally want this. I really hope BBTS has him for a good price. Anyone have any idea of the size? I'm assuming about the height of the New Era Cap bots.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1563938)
Posted by W4t3rw4g0n on April 9th, 2014 @ 11:24am CDT
Is this for real?! I could see myself buying one of these. I also think it would be brilliant as a soundwave though. Who knows maybe down the road we'll get a sound wave NES.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1563944)
Posted by Amelie on April 9th, 2014 @ 12:07pm CDT
Calling it now - Ravage as an Atari Lynx. Cuz that would be awesome.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1563976)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 9th, 2014 @ 1:57pm CDT
Soundwave can be a Gameboy.

Megatron really should've been a light shooter.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1564114)
Posted by TreyTable on April 10th, 2014 @ 12:41am CDT
Do we get Starscream as a Master System? Or Galvatron as a version 2 Mega Drive? If anything, Soundwave would make sense as a Nomad.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1564575)
Posted by slugfest200x on April 11th, 2014 @ 8:00pm CDT
i would like to see a soundwave as some kind of portable gaming system I.E. a game boy, where the cartridges would turn into his minions.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1565691)
Posted by Va'al on April 16th, 2014 @ 10:44am CDT
Courtesy of Japanese site Game Watch, we get a nice look at some further images of the exclusive figure prototype Mega Drive Megatron, and a video showing off the transformation! Also from the site, via Google Translate and some tweaking, is a report of the sessions that have taken place so far, with a somewhat detailed description of the various launches, including Mega Drive Megatron itself. Check them all out below!



Takara Tomy Arts business meeting, a possible variant "Mega Drive Megatron" appeared! And items that can make pudding without breaking the shell, unique products jostling and "motivation button".

(2014/4/16 16:38)

Held April 16, 17

Venue: Sumidasangyoukaikan

April 16, Takara Tomy Arts held a "Takara Tomy Arts, summer business meetings" in Tokyo and Sumidasangyoukaikan. Session lasting until the 17th. This event is intended for the media and distributors, and will exhibit and introduce products Takara Tomy Arts being released between June and September.

It's Takara Tomy Arts deploying a large number of unique items such as "funny series" eat fun food, but greatly push the "purine whole Turn Turn funny egg" that can make a pudding without breaking the shell of the egg this time was doing. We would like to introduce that attempts to challenge that this is a variety in the high spirits of 3 year old children and "motivation button", also a unique feature of the show.

And attention of the biggest business meeting of this time, was introduced before the exhibition of the possible sample variation that variations in Megatron Transformers from mega drive of "Mega Drive Megatron". Since I was allowed to take in a movie where to variations specifically, I'd like a look.

Variant system is finally revealed as "Mega Drive Megatron"

The simple design is reminiscent of the first generation Megatron "Mega Drive Megatron". Toward the launch, that was brush up on modeling of the face part.

"Mega Drive Megatron" is an item that is first exhibited in the 2014 Winter Wonder Festival, has been a great deal of attention. Very cool concept, such as puns early type of Mega Drive was released in 1988, that variations in "Megatron" is the villain of the Transformers, and of realizing in retro somewhere "dark". It's work. At present, price and release date are unconfirmed.

During the business meetings, a possible variant model of mega drive Megatron is exhibited, it was possible to make variations in practice. I seen that the compact body of early type mega drive to expand, continue to transform into robotic waist is drawn. For the prototype, and it will select the material thinking and durability future of this Exhibit.

You have to check the details of the mega drive Megatron again this time, cartridge or are stuck neatly into the chest, three button controller of early type are also included, initial type mega and become wing is 2 Tsuniwaka the deformity at the time It is full of feelings that smile would float unintentionally to anyone who is in contemplation drive. A colored soon, I want to see the mega drive Megatron characters of gold "16-BIT" is shining.


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Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1565696)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 16th, 2014 @ 10:48am CDT
Looks pretty cool, but very floppy. Hopefully the final version will be much tighter.

And that guy didn't transform the feet.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1565716)
Posted by mattj972 on April 16th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
Yah looks cool, but that figure was going to be tough to stand up. #-o
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1565734)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 16th, 2014 @ 12:50pm CDT
It's a prototype, the final version will probably be much tighter. It might even use different joints.

I kinda wish it was actually the same size as a real Mega Drive, but then it would probably cost a fortune. If they do make a full-sized version (especially if it's actually capable of playing Mega Drive games, which given how simple the Mega Drive is, could be possible) then I'll buy it immediately.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1565766)
Posted by dragons on April 16th, 2014 @ 2:52pm CDT
8-} like how arm popped off when transfomring
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1565767)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 16th, 2014 @ 2:55pm CDT
Have we seen the controller turn into anything besides two halves of a controller yet? I was hoping it'd be Laserbeak, but that doesn't seem too likely from the vid.
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1565823)
Posted by durroth on April 16th, 2014 @ 7:19pm CDT
so... who transforms into the CD and 32X? :)
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1565830)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 16th, 2014 @ 7:38pm CDT
now we need a Super Famicomimus Prime to to battle Megadrive Megatron
the 16 bit wars all over again, the evil Sega vs the heroic Nintendo LOL!
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1565864)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 16th, 2014 @ 11:03pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:Have we seen the controller turn into anything besides two halves of a controller yet? I was hoping it'd be Laserbeak, but that doesn't seem too likely from the vid.
Wings.

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Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1565865)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 16th, 2014 @ 11:04pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:now we need a Super Famicomimus Prime
Here's an easier name for ya: "Super FamiConvoy". :-B
Re: Takara Tomy Sega Mega Drive Megatron (1565868)
Posted by durroth on April 16th, 2014 @ 11:09pm CDT
gotta admit the controller transformation really confuses me. It's kind of like it's there just to justify the controller's existence.

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