Sharkticon Megatron Packaging Variant and Shoulder Fix Video

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Sharkticon Megatron Packaging Variant and Shoulder Fix Video

Postby Autobot032 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:34 pm

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The remolded Megatron mold from Beast Hunters has been at retail for a short while, and due to his new color scheme and remolding, people have been calling him Sharkticon Megatron. Now there's a packaging variant, a running change. Sharkticon Megatron is what the packaging was changed to and it now matches the instructions that have been printed as such since the first release. Only some initial packaging shipments had it labeled as just "Megatron". The weapon name was changed as well, from the original Tartarex Warp Sword to the new Sharktooth Spear.

We have provided pictures of Megatron in both packaging versions for you. These are from the upcoming photo gallery that will be arriving shortly.

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And, that's not all that's new with this mold! Apparently a number of them have been incorrectly assembled at the shoulder, and there's finally a fix. Thanks to YouTuber camzilla51, a nicely detailed video containing the instructions for the fix is streaming now at this link and in the embed below:



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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Running Change And Shoulder Fix Information

Postby TulioDude » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:46 pm

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Fascinating.

I wonder if there is a guy at Hasbro looking at his computer and he goes like"The fans are calling it Sharkticon Megatron!Thats a cool name!We should also call it that!"
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Running Change And Shoulder Fix Information

Postby craggy » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:47 pm

looks like they changed the name of the weapon to match what's on the instructions as well.
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Running Change And Shoulder Fix Information

Postby Ultra Markus » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:57 pm

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i never noticed anything wrong with mine!
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Running Change And Shoulder Fix Information

Postby Jelze Bunnycat » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:11 pm

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Ultra Markus wrote:i never noticed anything wrong with mine!


It's barely noticeable as it doesn't really inhibits the toy's function. If anything, the misassembly prevents the shoulder pads from being properly slotted in vehicle mode.
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Running Change And Shoulder Fix Information

Postby RAcast » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:50 pm

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Wasn't it originally billed as "Sharkticon Megatron" on BBTS?
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Running Change And Shoulder Fix Information

Postby Ultra Markus » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:50 pm

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yeah looking at mine its really not worth the trouble
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Running Change And Shoulder Fix Information

Postby T-Macksimus » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:55 pm

Freaking wonderful! So if a small portion of the fandom decides to jump off a 40 story building does this mean Hasbro is going to promote the idea?? And please, those of you who are behind the name change and are also behind Unicron for the new movie, I invite you to take the first leap. Try not to hit any cars on the bottom. :HEADHURTS: :BANG_HEAD:

(in case you need a hint, yes I truly believe both ideas to be utterly and supremely stupid beyond all comprehension. Hasbro getting on board with one or both just compounds the stupidity... In my far-from-humble OPINION)
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Running Change And Shoulder Fix Information

Postby TheDownshift » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:16 pm

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T-Macksimus wrote:Freaking wonderful! So if a small portion of the fandom decides to jump off a 40 story building does this mean Hasbro is going to promote the idea?? And please, those of you who are behind the name change and are also behind Unicron for the new movie, I invite you to take the first leap. Try not to hit any cars on the bottom. :HEADHURTS: :BANG_HEAD:

(in case you need a hint, yes I truly believe both ideas to be utterly and supremely stupid beyond all comprehension. Hasbro getting on board with one or both just compounds the stupidity... In my far-from-humble OPINION)


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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Running Change And Shoulder Fix Information

Postby CaptainMagic » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:42 pm

T-Macksimus wrote:Freaking wonderful! So if a small portion of the fandom decides to jump off a 40 story building does this mean Hasbro is going to promote the idea?? And please, those of you who are behind the name change and are also behind Unicron for the new movie, I invite you to take the first leap. Try not to hit any cars on the bottom. :HEADHURTS: :BANG_HEAD:

(in case you need a hint, yes I truly believe both ideas to be utterly and supremely stupid beyond all comprehension. Hasbro getting on board with one or both just compounds the stupidity... In my far-from-humble OPINION)


You know, in a way this is kind of refreshing. Most people can't stop whining because they think Hasbro never listens to the fans. Now here you are complaining because Hasbro listened to the fans. People amuse me.

Also, why do you care? It's a name change. If Hasbro wants to change their products, they are totally free to do that. If they stumble across a good idea that they think is better than what they originally went with, why shouldn't they change it?
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Running Change And Shoulder Fix Information

Postby Noideaforaname » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:48 pm

"SHARKticon Megatron comes with the SHARKtooth Spear and transforms into a SHARK Jet! SHARKSHARKSHARK!!"
"Shark Week ended already."
"SHARKSHARKSHARKSHARKSHARKSHARKSHARKSHARKSHARKSHARK!"
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Packaging Variant and Shoulder Fix Video

Postby f-primus-unicron » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:41 pm

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but wasn't sharkticon megatorn the name in the instructions?
i mean i have seen enough video reviews and all have the "sharkticon" on its instructions
now is just they changed the package name to match
but is not like nobody at hasbro haven't though of that before
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Packaging Variant and Shoulder Fix Video

Postby Wolfman Jake » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:44 pm

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I doubt Hasbro changed the name due to fan input. I'm sure these have been packaged and ready for distribution for MONTHS. It's more likely that a change in the name for the figure and the weapon was made at a point where they had already printed a number of packages with just "Megatron" on them and "Tartarex Warp Sword" for the weapon. For whatever reason, they decided to change it to "Sharkticon Megatron" by the time they made solicitations to retailers. The instructions were probably all printed after the change, but only a portion of the boxes could be changed. They probably just used the "misprinted" ones anyway since it would save money and not really confuse the consumer anyway. It's Megatron either way, and you're not going to mistake it for something else.
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Packaging Variant and Shoulder Fix Video

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:51 pm

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It was always "Sharkticon Megatron" in the instructions. Same with "Sharktooth Spear".

The "Megatron" and "Tartarex Warp Sword" variant seems to have been a boo boo left over from early working names in the production, with the corrected names being what was decided upon.
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Packaging Variant and Shoulder Fix Video

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:32 am

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if hasbro actually listened to us then the toys would be of better quality, the prices wouldnt be so high, stores would be stocked with figures & not empty, bayformers would've ended years ago & Bumblebee would be killed off. This was not changed cause of fans calling him sharkticon it was changed cause there was either an error in the printing department or the name was decided after the first batch of boxes were made. This is hasbro we're talking about they're not going to throw away a bunch of printed boxes cause of a name change or error.
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Packaging Variant and Shoulder Fix Video

Postby RhA » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:47 am

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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Running Change And Shoulder Fix Information

Postby guarayakha » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:14 am

Noideaforaname wrote:"SHARKticon Megatron comes with the SHARKtooth Spear and transforms into a SHARK Jet! SHARKSHARKSHARK!!"
"Shark Week ended already."
"SHARKSHARKSHARKSHARKSHARKSHARKSHARKSHARKSHARKSHARK!"


Duuude...Megatron should totally get his own shark movie on the Syfy channel! Just so we could have James review it later:
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Packaging Variant and Shoulder Fix Video

Postby megatronus » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:24 am

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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Running Change And Shoulder Fix Information

Postby Counterpunch » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:50 am

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T-Macksimus wrote:Freaking wonderful! So if a small portion of the fandom decides to jump off a 40 story building does this mean Hasbro is going to promote the idea?? And please, those of you who are behind the name change and are also behind Unicron for the new movie, I invite you to take the first leap. Try not to hit any cars on the bottom. :HEADHURTS: :BANG_HEAD:

(in case you need a hint, yes I truly believe both ideas to be utterly and supremely stupid beyond all comprehension. Hasbro getting on board with one or both just compounds the stupidity... In my far-from-humble OPINION)


But how do you really feel about it? >:oP
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Packaging Variant and Shoulder Fix Video

Postby Rated X » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:16 pm

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It looks like Hasbro's playing into the potential cash cow known as troop building. They want these to be you're sharkticons. Watch these things start filling the shelves. I'm good with one, I got the Igear sharkticons on pre-order. I just keep this guy in the background next to Alicon as a weird monster from Quintessa. I still haven't transformed him, so I wasn't aware he was misassembled.
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Re: Sharkticon Megatron Packaging Variant and Shoulder Fix Video

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