zodconvoy wrote: Dead Metal wrote: zodconvoy wrote:
DecepticonFinishline wrote:So what about Megatron? Is it wishful thinking for Megatron to get an update? Because, to be honest, as fiddly as the MP-05 toy allegedly is, I don't see how they can really do much improvement on it without really hurting the alt mode.
I distinctly remember it being said that a Takara inside claimed Hegemon had similar engineering to a proposed new MP Megatron. Whether or not that was true I can't confirm but it's hard to believe that there isn't one developing in the background. Takara has
to make a MP-10 sized Megatron.
That was tfw's insider right? He was discredited soon after that.
Like I said, I could not confirm it but we all know it's on the back burner. As soon as they got MP-10 done Megatron is just a matter of figuring out new engineering. The success of the Prowl and Sideswipe molds let them do a one off for Wheeljack. They are getting a lot of mileage out of Prime, Starscream 2.0, and Soundwave to get a Megatron made. Megatron has about the most limited mold reuse possible since Hasbro can't get it to retail and there's not really any repaints for him. Maybe a clear purple grid one as an in between to Galvatron.
It's on the back burner, our source back then stated that should the new direction of MP 10 be a hit, they would make a Megatron to go along with it. And seeing how we all crave the MP line now, Megatron is pretty much confirmed.
Oooo, I would like that, especially if they somehow found a way to emulate the detailing in the movie, or approximate it.
Other repaints they could do would be a Marvel Comics repaint, a Diaclone one, and that weird ehobby Megaplex(?) thing. But yea, he is like the one character who can only ever be repainted as himself.
Riiiight, forgot about the compensation for being in-scale with MP01.
Yea, got a few flashbacks to the time back then when a few would state in the same post that he isn't a Masterpiece because his alt-mode is to big to be a real gun and the bot-mode being too skinny and that Takara should have made him a bigger robot while also being a smaller gun.
In fact, I think that was the figure to get the oddest complaints ever. It was amusing.