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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype

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Monday, April 8th, 2013 11:12AM CDT

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Collection.org has gotten a hold of prototype images of the upcoming Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron. As you can see in the images mirrored below he's a remold of the existing Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise Voyager Megatron with new seemingly aquatic sculpting.

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477390)
Posted by #Sideways# on April 8th, 2013 @ 11:17am CDT
His chest looks a lot like Depth Charge and a Sharkticon's lovechild:

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Mindless and honorable. The perfect couple.

But I wonder why they're going for this gimmick? Well, it isn't like we've seen any underwater missions before...
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477393)
Posted by RhA on April 8th, 2013 @ 11:31am CDT
So they'll be continuing this turd? Ouch. And, as an insult to injury, the weapon became bigger. My PRID Megs can't hold his blaster up as it is. A bigger gun will do miracles.

BTW, the head/chest looks like Skalor. Maybe his alt. mode will end up like Seawing?
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477402)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 8th, 2013 @ 11:51am CDT
Megalulz.

It's safe to say I won't be buying this one. More money for MPs!
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477403)
Posted by mongrel on April 8th, 2013 @ 11:52am CDT
Ugh, gawd that's awful. So much for my hope we'd get a voyager re-release with a PROPER metallic scheme just to fill the shelf space. Instead we get a giant "gun"," with free robot-shark-space-boat turd accessory.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477406)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 11:53am CDT
He's a shark?

Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477409)
Posted by PrymeStriker on April 8th, 2013 @ 11:58am CDT
Awww. I was hoping for Prime's take on Animated's Marauder Megatron for Beast Megatron. Won't be buying this one. :-(
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477410)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 8th, 2013 @ 11:59am CDT
huh, not sure how i feel about this... :-?
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477414)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:03pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:Awww. I was hoping for Prime's take on Animated's Marauder Megatron for Beast Megatron.
You were hoping for a non-beast-themed design for a beast-themed toyline?
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477416)
Posted by Bowspearer on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:06pm CDT
Designs like this honestly make me glad I never got into buying Prime toys. I'm with kirbenvost - more money for MPs.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477420)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:11pm CDT
I guess you can say this figure is...

•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)

...of-fish-ial.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477421)
Posted by mongrel on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:14pm CDT
Actually that's what so unfortunate - the non-BH toys are on average really good! Unique character shapes, solid vehicle designs, almost organic in their posability. Granted Megs has always been an exception in the "solid vehicles" department.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477424)
Posted by Super Megatron on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:16pm CDT
**sigh** Hasbro, is your stocks really doing that well that you just stop trying?

The only thing "good" about this toy is that it's, at the very least, better than "Tote bag" Beast Hunter Optimus Prime.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477425)
Posted by Bowspearer on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:16pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:I guess you can say this figure is...

•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)

...ofishal.


And rather ironically it jumps the shark. Removable weapons and armour are one thing, but hardwiring the armour into megs jumps the sharp to the point where the series is trying to be BW, but trying to not be BW (as opposed to a redux of the Dinobot Hunt premise), and really changes the tone of things for the worse.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477427)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:18pm CDT
Apart from the gun(only cos it's too big) and shoulder fans i like it the chest looks mint but i expect them to ruin it with a nasty paint scheme :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477430)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:21pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:He's a shark?



I HAVBEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FOR YEARS
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477431)
Posted by RhA on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:21pm CDT
Bowspearer wrote:Designs like this honestly make me glad I never got into buying Prime toys.


It's the hollow legs, right? They ruined the designs.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477435)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:34pm CDT
I must be the only one that wants this. I think it looks pretty cool!

Obviously, except for the weapon. The weapon is shite... But, other than the Star Saber, and Shockwave, ALL The Beast Hunter Weapons have been shite. In fact, go back to the RiD Prime figures, and half of those were even crap.

I hope the color changes, but I think this is cool.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477440)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:39pm CDT
DecepticonFinishline wrote:I must be the only one that wants this. I think it looks pretty cool!

Obviously, except for the weapon. The weapon is shite... But, other than the Star Saber, and Shockwave, ALL The Beast Hunter Weapons have been shite. In fact, go back to the RiD Prime figures, and half of those were even crap.

I hope the color changes, but I think this is cool.



Those aren't his final colors. This is a prototype, so the colors don't matter.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477443)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 1:09pm CDT
Bowspearer wrote:And rather ironically it jumps the shark. Removable weapons and armour are one thing, but hardwiring the armour into megs jumps the sharp to the point where the series is trying to be BW, but trying to not be BW (as opposed to a redux of the Dinobot Hunt premise), and really changes the tone of things for the worse.
What are you talking about? How is this any different from the toys of Bumblebee, Soundwave, Wheeljack, Ratchet, Arcee, and Knock Out?
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477445)
Posted by mooncake623 on April 8th, 2013 @ 1:21pm CDT
I want this... in these Exact colors.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477447)
Posted by bluecatcinema on April 8th, 2013 @ 1:35pm CDT
Not a bad design, but I think I'll reserve judgement until I see the final color scheme.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477452)
Posted by Manterax Prime on April 8th, 2013 @ 2:05pm CDT
DecepticonFinishline wrote:I must be the only one that wants this. I think it looks pretty cool!

Obviously, except for the weapon. The weapon is shite... But, other than the Star Saber, and Shockwave, ALL The Beast Hunter Weapons have been shite. In fact, go back to the RiD Prime figures, and half of those were even crap.

I hope the color changes, but I think this is cool.


I too want this guy. I'm certain his official colors will be better, though I love how the plastic is evocative of the Seacons.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477455)
Posted by Noideaforaname on April 8th, 2013 @ 2:10pm CDT
I kinda like the modernized Seacon-esque colors and the generally fishy aesthetic. Not enough to buy it or anything, but it's pretty amusing to see.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477457)
Posted by Henry921 on April 8th, 2013 @ 2:14pm CDT
Well, damn. I was hoping I was wrong.

I'm passing on this one. It's the first in the BH line I know I won't be getting.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477463)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 2:42pm CDT
I, too, like the look of this thing. Even as a proto, this thing looks good. That non-final green looks pretty sharp on him.

And I think it could even work for a half-decent BW Rampage/Shokaract redeco homage.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477464)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 8th, 2013 @ 2:45pm CDT
The styling on this isn't bad at all (knowing it's prototype colors). BUT I'd so much rather have a Depth Charge like this... or a Sharkticon... or a Seacon set... instead of a funny-styled Megatron.

And agreed... that weapon is silly. Hope it pops off.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477466)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 2:52pm CDT
FOOLISH DOOMED CREATURES!

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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477470)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 8th, 2013 @ 3:05pm CDT
ZOMG. Okay, now I'm in... at LEAST for the repaint/retool as Shockaract. (or my OWN repaint as Shockaract.)

Wow. That's spot on. Thanks for the post Sabrblade.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477471)
Posted by Janus Prime on April 8th, 2013 @ 3:08pm CDT
I´m pretty happy about this. I always thought a shark would be a great alt mode for G1 Megatron, it´s menacing, evil looking, yet a bit awkward and completely useless in more than one situation, just like his gun mode. Also, he could still retain his white/grey color scheme.

Being from the same gender but somewhat different, Shockwave would be a barracuda.

So, seeing a Megatron with fish atributes and a barracuda for a fusion cannon is awesome to me.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477473)
Posted by Valandar on April 8th, 2013 @ 3:22pm CDT
Janus Prime wrote:Being from the same gender but somewhat different, Shockwave would be a barracuda.


Unfortunately, BH Shockwave is a pseudo-tank with claws.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477474)
Posted by njb902 on April 8th, 2013 @ 3:28pm CDT
This is very disappointing, and please don't make him look like this in the show.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477476)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 3:32pm CDT
BBTS calls it "Sharkticon Megatron".

Possible hint as to the final color scheme, perhaps? ;)
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477477)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 8th, 2013 @ 3:33pm CDT
I think you're echoing what we ALL are hoping... add the new characters (dragons, etc.), but don't monkey with the existing character models for the original lineup. I think I'd give myself a cramp with that much eye rolling.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477483)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on April 8th, 2013 @ 3:53pm CDT
Am I the only one who sees a Transmetal Megatron in this? That would be an awesome paint scheme. :PREDACON: :PREDACON: :PREDACON:
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477498)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 4:33pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Am I the only one who sees a Transmetal Megatron in this?
/:)

Obvious aquatic creature designs are obvious. :P
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477507)
Posted by The Variable on April 8th, 2013 @ 5:11pm CDT
With these prototype colors, I'm seeing a lot of influence coming from ROTF Megatron in this design.

The fusion cannon looks too separated from his arm in the photo, but it looks like the connecting post can fold up into the cannon's body, and if I'm not mistaken, it looks like there's another grip within the body of the cannon itself (there's a post of lighter plastic visible in the back view of the cannon above the cannon's post, likewise, the main post looks like it's connected via a hinge). If I'm right, they may have designed the cannon to be held in a way that evokes ROTF Megatron's "murder arm".
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477508)
Posted by njb902 on April 8th, 2013 @ 5:15pm CDT
The Variable wrote:With these prototype colors, I'm seeing a lot of influence coming from ROTF Megatron in this design.

The fusion cannon looks too separated from his arm in the photo, but it looks like the connecting post can fold up into the cannon's body, and if I'm not mistaken, it looks like there's another grip within the body of the cannon itself (there's a post of lighter plastic visible in the back view of the cannon above the cannon's post, likewise, the main post looks like it's connected via a hinge). If I'm right, they may have designed the cannon to be held in a way that evokes ROTF Megatron's "murder arm".


That's an interesting take on it.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477525)
Posted by PrymeStriker on April 8th, 2013 @ 6:06pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:Awww. I was hoping for Prime's take on Animated's Marauder Megatron for Beast Megatron.
You were hoping for a non-beast-themed design for a beast-themed toyline?


I was hoping for something similar to Beast Optimus Prime with a robot mode based off of Marauder Megatron's design (mostly with the head and it's BM homage). That's not a stretch. It could've and should've happened.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477531)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 8th, 2013 @ 6:17pm CDT
lmfao look at that gun, what does he call it the guppy of doom? no wait the goldfish of terror. My god that is the funniest thing ive seen in a long time, thanks hasblo i needed a good laugh today. This isnt going to be made is it? crap april fools is over so i guess it is. Thats all we need is another shelf warmer, hell i might just buy one just so i can laugh once a day.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477533)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 6:22pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:lmfao look at that gun, what does he call it the guppy of doom? no wait the goldfish of terror.
Fishin' Cannon. :P
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477543)
Posted by CR71Autobot on April 8th, 2013 @ 7:26pm CDT
(Yay my first post on the site!)
Honestly this is what I kind of expected... A lame remold. Ah well, still eagerly awaiting the Generations triple changers! :D
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477568)
Posted by ILL-Star on April 8th, 2013 @ 8:48pm CDT
I feared he'd just be a stupid retool. But I was wrong. HE'S A FREAK'N AWESOME RETOOL!
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477596)
Posted by El Duque on April 8th, 2013 @ 10:43pm CDT
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477598)
Posted by MGrotusque on April 8th, 2013 @ 10:55pm CDT
RhA wrote:
BTW, the head/chest looks like Skalor. Maybe his alt. mode will end up like Seawing?


I was very much thinking Seacons as well. If he transforms into anything even remotely resembling a Seacon than i'll buy him.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477599)
Posted by njb902 on April 8th, 2013 @ 11:48pm CDT
Megatron combining with 5 jet ski vehicons to form pirahnicon!
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477602)
Posted by darthzabuza on April 9th, 2013 @ 12:52am CDT
I'm holding off judgement until I see a final paintjob. If it's satisfactory, I'll buy it to customize into Galvatron. I'm dying for an in-scale reformatted Megs... :sad:
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477624)
Posted by Sodan-1 on April 9th, 2013 @ 4:21am CDT
I like the new sculpting on the figure itself, but not sure I get the Seacon look on Megatron. The weapon is a waste of plastic, although, does it look like it converts to a blade weapon of sorts?
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1477635)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 9th, 2013 @ 6:24am CDT
I actually quite like this if I'm honest...

Even the weapon is kinda cool. I could get behind this.
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1478017)
Posted by XDMan on April 10th, 2013 @ 6:30pm CDT
Sometimes, this retool makes me hope he comes with a Star Saber. What makes this guy worse is his fusion cannon, which looks too big and could make his ball joint loose.

Off topic, but is his First Edition fusion cannon compatible with the Voyager mold?
Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron Prototype (1478043)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 10th, 2013 @ 7:19pm CDT
XDMan wrote:Sometimes, this retool makes me hope he comes with a Star Saber. What makes this guy worse is his fusion cannon, which looks too big and could make his ball joint loose.


Do you mean the Dark (or Vorpal, I like calling his sword the Armada name) Saber?

Off topic, but is his First Edition fusion cannon compatible with the Voyager mold?


I've been wanting to know that for a while now as well.

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