Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review

Transformers News: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 6:13PM CDT

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Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronians Riley Hoffman and What's Crackin', we have word that tonton reviews has uploaded a new video review, this time in the form of Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron! The video review shows off Megatron in both modes, his transformation both ways, as well as accessory storage and size comparisons.

What is really interesting about the transformation is that it appears as though, despite how complex he was made out to be, most of Megatron's transformation steps appear to be involving his wings and front jet cannon, as well as moving all his soft plastic pointy bits into place.

It is also interesting to note that Megatron has a lot of softer plastic for all his sharp parts. He is also just dang HUGE, towering a full head and then some taller than MPM-4 Optimus Prime and even his 2009 Revenge of the Fallen Leader class toy. Heck, MPM-7 Bumblebee only comes up to his crotch, showing us how big this massive new MPM is going to be.

Check out the video review below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Credit(s): TonTon Reviews
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Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2015274)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 19th, 2019 @ 6:14pm CDT
Just saying, he is going to be well worth the money. He is huge, and he looks really good. And the quality appears to be good as well, in contrast to the previous larger MPMs
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2015286)
Posted by Ironhidensh on March 19th, 2019 @ 7:02pm CDT
I need some info on Jazz...…..
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2015288)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 19th, 2019 @ 7:07pm CDT
I'm sold.

I must have that Megs! :x
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2015340)
Posted by Emerje on March 20th, 2019 @ 6:21am CDT
Still images really don't do justice to how shiny he is. There have been a lot of complaints about him being gray plastic, but when you see him in motion he appears to be mostly silver plastic with a few gray accent parts. I usually don't like that sort of contrast, but it works on a giant, monstrous alien robot. ;)^

Emerje
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2015343)
Posted by What's Crackin'? on March 20th, 2019 @ 6:56am CDT
That's cool, and all but I need more info on the MPM Jazz. I really want to get that guy.
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2015605)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 22nd, 2019 @ 9:35am CDT
Anyone else find it odd that there’s a video review for this Megatron when we still don’t have one for BW Megatron, and he’s the one releasing in about a week?
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2015609)
Posted by william-james88 on March 22nd, 2019 @ 10:15am CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Anyone else find it odd that there’s a video review for this Megatron when we still don’t have one for BW Megatron, and he’s the one releasing in about a week?

Not at all. Hasbro doesnt have fixed schedules and serves the entire world while takara has strict schedules and only deals with Japan. We always get early reviews for Hasbro products while we get to experience Takara stuff the same time as the reviewers.
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2015615)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 22nd, 2019 @ 12:06pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Anyone else find it odd that there’s a video review for this Megatron when we still don’t have one for BW Megatron, and he’s the one releasing in about a week?

Not at all. Hasbro doesnt have fixed schedules and serves the entire world while takara has strict schedules and only deals with Japan. We always get early reviews for Hasbro products while we get to experience Takara stuff the same time as the reviewers.

Is Hasbro more involved with Takara for MPM stuff than with other MPs? I thought MPs were part of the Brand Unification.
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2015616)
Posted by william-james88 on March 22nd, 2019 @ 12:11pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Anyone else find it odd that there’s a video review for this Megatron when we still don’t have one for BW Megatron, and he’s the one releasing in about a week?

Not at all. Hasbro doesnt have fixed schedules and serves the entire world while takara has strict schedules and only deals with Japan. We always get early reviews for Hasbro products while we get to experience Takara stuff the same time as the reviewers.

Is Hasbro more involved with Takara for MPM stuff than with other MPs? I thought MPs were part of the Brand Unification.

Yes, 100%. Hasbro is not involved with the other MPs. Hence why there is such a difference in prices.
Brand unifiction just means that there will only be 1 version of a toy regardless of who sells it.
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2015618)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 22nd, 2019 @ 12:26pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Anyone else find it odd that there’s a video review for this Megatron when we still don’t have one for BW Megatron, and he’s the one releasing in about a week?

Not at all. Hasbro doesnt have fixed schedules and serves the entire world while takara has strict schedules and only deals with Japan. We always get early reviews for Hasbro products while we get to experience Takara stuff the same time as the reviewers.

Is Hasbro more involved with Takara for MPM stuff than with other MPs? I thought MPs were part of the Brand Unification.

Yes, 100%. Hasbro is not involved with the other MPs. Hence why there is such a difference in prices.
Brand unifiction just means that there will only be 1 version of a toy regardless of who sells it.

Right on. I genuinely didn’t think Hasbro was any more involved with the MPMs.

But isn’t the Brand Unification also making it easier for Western consumers to get their hands on the other MPs? We’ve always had BBTS, TFS, and other Site Sponsors, but now Entertainment Earth and GameStop are getting MPs. Has that just always been the case, or is it more an effect of TRU going away?
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2015620)
Posted by william-james88 on March 22nd, 2019 @ 1:07pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Has that just always been the case, or is it more an effect of TRU going away?

Definitely that part, since Entertainment earth grabbed many hasbro exclusives which would have been TRU exclusives had TRU still been around.

But brand unification did also mean that Hasbro from here on out will just sell the same MPs takara makes by importing them.

With the MPMs, it's different. It seems MPMs (well their continuation) are a Hasbro initiative, from what I read and they partner with takara for design, parts count, all that. They control the budget more which explains why Megatron who is bigger than any other MP of late is still 160 instead of 300. They also deal with the marketting aspect and they do pay takara to develop those toys (they don't for the other MPs that's all by Takara from begining to end). They are not simply importing them.

MPMs and MPs are entirely different toylines and Hasbro is involved directly with one and not with the other.
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2015626)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 22nd, 2019 @ 2:33pm CDT
Gotcha, that all makes sense. Thanks WJ! Always nice to have a constructive conversation, especially when I learn something new!
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2017512)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 1st, 2019 @ 7:17pm CDT
Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian Bucky, we have word that Hasbro Pulse, the new Hasbro Website, has opened up another new Pre-order, and this time it is for the upcoming Movie Masterpiece MPM-9 Jazz!

MPM-9 Jazz is a brand new Masterpiece figure that tackles the smallest member of the original 2007 Live-Action film's Autobot crew. Jazz is the 4th member of the 5 strong Autobot team from that movie, and transforms from robot to Pontiac Solstice GXP. Jazz has been rendered in incredible detail that sees even his back replicate his on-screen appearance. He comes with his crescent shaped cannon, a Sam Witwicky figure running with the Allspark, and a spinal piece so he can re-create his death scene from the movie at the hands of Megatron.

Jazz's pre-order price is $89.99, which is right around the same price as both Bumblebees and Barricade, and he is due out November 1st of this year, only about 3 months after the mighty Megatron. You can follow the link HERE to go place your pre-order, or you can click any of the images below.

Hasbro Pulse charges pre-order cost up front, so know that you will be paying for Jazz right now if you choose to place your pre-order here. The pre-orders will run through May 17 for Hasbro Pulse.

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Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2017518)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 1st, 2019 @ 8:16pm CDT
So far so good, but the question remain.
How is Jazz's back?
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2017521)
Posted by DeathReviews on April 1st, 2019 @ 8:38pm CDT
Thank goodness they're making MP figures in which I have no interest! Thanks Hasbro - this is saving me a bundle!
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2017522)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 1st, 2019 @ 8:40pm CDT
I am ready for him. so stoked for the MPs.

I am loving the movie love!
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2017523)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 1st, 2019 @ 8:45pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:Thank goodness they're making MP figures in which I have no interest! Thanks Hasbro - this is saving me a bundle!


Do you get off hating on Bayformers or what? Because like clockwork, for every featured articles, you MUST let the world know that you hate bayformers. The movieverse is now 12 years old and it's NOT over. About time you get over it.
#-o
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2017533)
Posted by Lore Keeper on April 1st, 2019 @ 9:51pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
DeathReviews wrote:Thank goodness they're making MP figures in which I have no interest! Thanks Hasbro - this is saving me a bundle!


Do you get off hating on Bayformers or what? Because like clockwork, for every featured articles, you MUST let the world know that you hate bayformers. The movieverse is now 12 years old and it's NOT over. About time you get over it.
#-o

*sees potential fight starting, grabs popcorn, sits in recliner*
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2017561)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 2nd, 2019 @ 3:55am CDT
Lore Keeper wrote:*sees potential fight starting, grabs popcorn, sits in recliner*


Don't get your hopes up. DeathReview is just a hit-n-run bay-hate poster. Meaning he post via the newsfeed only once to spew his hate, never bothering to enter the thread itself.
I basically spoke to a brick wall.
Re: Movie Masterpiece MPM-8 Megatron Video Review (2017566)
Posted by Epsilon Delta on April 2nd, 2019 @ 5:09am CDT
I'm wondering if he is going to have waist problems and breakage there... Too soon still?

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