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Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition

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

Monday, September 3rd, 2012 11:57PM CDT

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Courtesy of ACToys we get a first look at Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition, a Takara Tomy repaint of ROTF Leader Class Megatron. No details yet, but it seems likely this will be another in their recent line of Asian market exclusives, similar to their repacking of 2007 Movie Leaders Optimus Prime and Megatron in DOTM packaging. Small image mirrored below.

Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416636)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on September 4th, 2012 @ 12:18am CDT
When we said we wanted a leader class DotM Megatron this isn't what we meant.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416639)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on September 4th, 2012 @ 12:23am CDT
Evil_the_Nub wrote:When we said we wanted a leader class DotM Megatron this isn't what we meant.


Yeah.... But I still want this! I liked the ROTF Megatron, but I missed out on it. Then the Shadow Command Megatron came out and it was 10000 times more badass! This one looks every bit as awesome, but with purple instead of red! I want it! :CON:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416641)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on September 4th, 2012 @ 12:25am CDT
Well I dont give a damn that it's just a repaint but I still want him cause I missed out on him thinking there might be a new Leader class Megs and chances are we will never get one this year or the next year either -_-...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416657)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 4th, 2012 @ 1:08am CDT
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416659)
Posted by all_the_primes on September 4th, 2012 @ 1:28am CDT
... :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: ...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416660)
Posted by Mechastrike on September 4th, 2012 @ 1:34am CDT
where's the taliban Megs with pirate gun? :???:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416678)
Posted by noctorro on September 4th, 2012 @ 4:35am CDT
Almost Takara, almost.

He should've been in DOTM colors, so sand/rusty like.
And they should've also remolded that horrible left skinny squid thing. Maybe add the boomstick.

Still can't believe how they screwed up the DOTM line, with those horrible completely NOT screen accurate weapons.

Jetwing Prime, Ultimate Prime, Voyager Prime, not one of them looks like DOTM Prime. Sigh, I give up. ROTF might've been the way lesser movie but the toyline was way better.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416702)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on September 4th, 2012 @ 8:07am CDT
close but no cigar. we wanted something like the voyager DOTM megatron only bigger.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416710)
Posted by STngAR on September 4th, 2012 @ 8:54am CDT
I was trying to come up with a witty dis of the movie line but than I thought %@#$ it.....



Teflon.
:MAXIMAL:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416733)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on September 4th, 2012 @ 10:12am CDT
It looks pretty decent so far; I'll have to see more pics and if it's not too expensive I may have to get one.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416735)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 4th, 2012 @ 10:33am CDT
RotF Leader Megatron, one of the few molds to get two black repaints, the other being RotF Shadow Command:

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Quite a feat :)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416758)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 4th, 2012 @ 11:35am CDT
What's got me befuddled is that this seems like it's suddenly trying to introduce Dark Energon into the Movieverse. :roll:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416818)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on September 4th, 2012 @ 3:37pm CDT
I actually like how it looks, but not enough to import it.

Admittedly, I may just be starved for a decently-sized TF: Prime Megs. Can we get some Decepticons at the Weaponizer size?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416846)
Posted by XDMan on September 4th, 2012 @ 5:03pm CDT
Well, we may not get DOTM Megs or Shockwave in LC, but we will get G1 edition SCreamer and this. Thank you Takara :x , you made me more loyal to you than the Bumblebee loving Hasbroke :P , because I knew the DOTM line is still alive in Asia. ;)

Anyway, did you guys know he's based on his Prime counterpart's DE repaint?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1416852)
Posted by TulioDude on September 4th, 2012 @ 5:20pm CDT
Looks cool.The only qestion remaining is if he speaks "I'm MEGATRON! or THERE"S NO COMANND BUT MINE!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417057)
Posted by Rushie on September 5th, 2012 @ 4:47am CDT
Or they could give him the European voice chip. Unlike most other electronic Movieverse toys where every line but their name got snipped. ("Jetfi-" "-tarscream!") Megatron dropped the "I am" but got an awesome laugh more evil than the Animated Leader.

Or, they could give him a new chip with a DotM quote to complete the trifecta of Megatrons. (though all represented by a single mold) Good lines would be:

- *grwll* All hail Megatron!
- You know what you are told, which is nothing!
- He is my greatest triumph...
- Here we are... fight us now!
- YOU DARE LECTURE ME, SLAVE?
- It will be me, it will always be me!
- THIS IS MY PLANET!
- Who would you be without me, Prime?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417245)
Posted by TulioDude on September 5th, 2012 @ 3:33pm CDT
Rushie wrote:Or they could give him the European voice chip. Unlike most other electronic Movieverse toys where every line but their name got snipped. ("Jetfi-" "-tarscream!") Megatron dropped the "I am" but got an awesome laugh more evil than the Animated Leader.

Or, they could give him a new chip with a DotM quote to complete the trifecta of Megatrons. (though all represented by a single mold) Good lines would be:

- *grwll* All hail Megatron!
- You know what you are told, which is nothing!
- He is my greatest triumph...
- Here we are... fight us now!
- YOU DARE LECTURE ME, SLAVE?
- It will be me, it will always be me!
- THIS IS MY PLANET!
- Who would you be without me, Prime?


Dang,now you made want it to happen. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417268)
Posted by craggy on September 5th, 2012 @ 4:40pm CDT
It looks awesome...and then I remembered the arm. A couple of good arms and he'd be a kick-ass bot. Maybe a good base for someone to customise an IDW "rebuilt" Megatron or DJD Tarn?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417419)
Posted by El Duque on September 6th, 2012 @ 8:00am CDT
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417495)
Posted by RhA on September 6th, 2012 @ 11:35am CDT
Sechsy!
Re: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417568)
Posted by Ironhide/Starscream on September 6th, 2012 @ 4:10pm CDT
Galvatron anyone? :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417572)
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. ;)^
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417575)
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: 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: 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.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417610)
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: 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.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417651)
Posted by TulioDude on September 6th, 2012 @ 9:59pm CDT
The paint looks so awesome.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417706)
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.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417720)
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: 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.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417794)
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?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417961)
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.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417982)
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!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417996)
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.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1417998)
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.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1418004)
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.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1418009)
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. :-(
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers DOTM Megatron: Dark Energon Edition (1418016)
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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