If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron

If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 11:08pm CDT

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We all had a good laugh at the terribly proportioned Optimus Prime statue from Lootcrate a few months back. Well, the good folks there didn't want the fun to end there so now they are bringing that style to the Beas era. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, they are giving us a Beast Wars Megatron in the very same vein. You'll let us know what you think and if you'll pick it up. Remember, loot boxes that are not sold will be shredded and stuck in a landfill, as can be seen in the video here.

You can grab it here on November 21st.

Transformers News: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron

Transformers News: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron

Transformers News: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron

Transformers News: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron

Transformers News: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron

Transformers News: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron

Transformers News: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron

Transformers News: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron

Transformers News: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron


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Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118871)
Posted by cloudballoon on October 20th, 2021 @ 1:00am CDT
Honestly, this lootcrate BW Meg is not as bad as G1 OP, if this BW Meg's head sculpt is done with his signature "Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees" smirk, it might even beo so bonkers it's awesome.
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118873)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 20th, 2021 @ 1:43am CDT
By the looks of it, he's got a very plain expression
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118874)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 20th, 2021 @ 4:09am CDT
Not as bad as Optimus. I can say it almost look good. As if Megs went a bit overboard through a diet.
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118875)
Posted by Mistaken_Table on October 20th, 2021 @ 4:42am CDT
What you guys need to remember is that this took a whole 5 minutes to design and all the designer had for reference was some DeviantArt search results and 1 of the new comics with the cheap Transformers Animated style.

Having said that, all creative expression is art, be it a song, movie, video game or painting no matter how controversial, simplistic or limited.

Image

Look! He's actually there at that sunset! I don't think I can afford as many of these as I actually need.
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118877)
Posted by QuagDaddy on October 20th, 2021 @ 5:29am CDT
This received Licenser Approval on that sculpt. …and given that, I’m curious how it was presented. …It could be that it was shown as a set that as a whole doesn’t look bad. …It’s just when seeing them individually things look way off.
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118880)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 20th, 2021 @ 6:50am CDT
This is what happens when you skip leg day and arm day.
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118883)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on October 20th, 2021 @ 8:33am CDT
BW Megatron isn't near as bad as Optimus was. It's still bad though.
Loot Crate has really gone downhill.
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118884)
Posted by Giant Purple Griffin on October 20th, 2021 @ 9:02am CDT
I don't think the intent of these is to make a screen accurate figure of the character, but rather something more surreal or abstract (or whatever the appropriate art genre term is). I'm not into it, but there are tons of intentionally strangely proportioned statues of things in art, so some people must be into it. I'm not sure why it seems so odd to see it done to a TF character.
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118885)
Posted by DeathReviews on October 20th, 2021 @ 9:39am CDT
Actually, this doesn't look much worse than the original ;)
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118888)
Posted by o.supreme on October 20th, 2021 @ 10:27am CDT
I couldn't find a good clip or pic online, but anyone who remembers, that old Tex Avery cartoon where an alligator comes out of the water with a normal sized head and really tiny body and says "I've Been Sick"...that's what this reminds me of :lol: .
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118889)
Posted by william-james88 on October 20th, 2021 @ 10:42am CDT
Giant Purple Griffin wrote:I don't think the intent of these is to make a screen accurate figure of the character, but rather something more surreal or abstract (or whatever the appropriate art genre term is). I'm not into it, but there are tons of intentionally strangely proportioned statues of things in art, so some people must be into it. I'm not sure why it seems so odd to see it done to a TF character.


It's a thing in modern art, sure, but I don't see it much in action collectibles aside from super deformed toys that have well defined proportions (ie bigger head). And as to why it seems extra odd on a TF character, it's maybe because geometry is at the core of the Transformers brand, unlike any other toy in the action figure department. Non transforming stuff is already a stretch for some people, so adding in the extra element could push it over the edge.
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118942)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 20th, 2021 @ 2:08pm CDT
Mistaken_Table wrote:What you guys need to remember is that this took a whole 5 minutes to design and all the designer had for reference was some DeviantArt search results and 1 of the new comics with the cheap Transformers Animated style.


And your source for that is?

As for the unsold boxes... Nope, not investing in loot crates at all. >:oP
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118959)
Posted by william-james88 on October 20th, 2021 @ 3:29pm CDT
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
Mistaken_Table wrote:What you guys need to remember is that this took a whole 5 minutes to design and all the designer had for reference was some DeviantArt search results and 1 of the new comics with the cheap Transformers Animated style.


And your source for that is?


He is making a joke
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118972)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 20th, 2021 @ 4:12pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:I couldn't find a good clip or pic online, but anyone who remembers, that old Tex Avery cartoon where an alligator comes out of the water with a normal sized head and really tiny body and says "I've Been Sick"...that's what this reminds me of :lol: .


oh, my god! I actually do remember that! :lol:

Anyway... this thing looks horrid. Screw it.
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2118973)
Posted by primalxconvoy on October 20th, 2021 @ 4:18pm CDT
It needs more smexy David Kaye...

https://youtu.be/V0Dx0uX4_0Q
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2119029)
Posted by First-Aid on October 21st, 2021 @ 12:00am CDT
Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
Re: If you thought Lootcrate's Optimus Prime was bad, get a load of their Beast Wars Megatron (2120543)
Posted by Rogue-Primal on November 8th, 2021 @ 10:58am CST
That Optimus looks terrible. Megatron is at least passable by comparison but i don't collect statues.

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