New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron

Transformers News: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron

Friday, July 26th, 2019 12:09PM CDT

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Once in a while, Universal has exclusive Transformers toys, usually movie related (but not always). Well, with the Studio Series line, it seems Universal has some new molds to choose their exclusives from. They will be getting a grey redeco of Transformers Dark of the Moon leader Megatron (aka Hobo-tron to some). We have the official renders below. From them, we see that he does not come with the tarp or his little buddy. it is unknown at this time how this toy will be available outside of Universal, though the previous Snarl exclusive was found practically nowhere else. So, are you excited? Let us know!

Transformers News: New Reveal for Upcoming Universal Exclusive Studio Series Leader Megatron

Transformers News: New Reveal for Upcoming Universal Exclusive Studio Series Leader Megatron
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Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031725)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 26th, 2019 @ 12:13pm CDT
I really like this, and I can see the idea of this figure. In the Transformers Ride, didn't he have this exact look, minus the broken fusion lobster claw cannon?
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031726)
Posted by Giant Purple Griffin on July 26th, 2019 @ 12:19pm CDT
So he's like the costumed photo-op character that taunts park guests (if you haven't seen him in person or watched him on Youtube, he's hilarious).
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031728)
Posted by william-james88 on July 26th, 2019 @ 12:23pm CDT
Giant Purple Griffin wrote:So he's like the costumed photo-op character that taunts park guests (if you haven't seen him in person or watched him on Youtube, he's hilarious).

yeah thats exactly who that is, now that I think of it.
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031731)
Posted by Randomhero on July 26th, 2019 @ 12:25pm CDT
Nothing is better than that video outside the ride where a little boy brought him optimus’s head and he praised the boy and told him to keep it as a trophy for himself
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031732)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on July 26th, 2019 @ 12:28pm CDT
Nathaniel Prime wrote:I really like this, and I can see the idea of this figure. In the Transformers Ride, didn't he have this exact look, minus the broken fusion lobster claw cannon?

Yep, he has a slightly tweaked version of the ROTF murder arm (seemingly without the larger blade)

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I’m really liking this repaint! Makes me wonder if we’ll see more Universal exclusive SS repaints.
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031733)
Posted by Ig89ninja on July 26th, 2019 @ 12:31pm CDT
Someone needs to make a voice chip for this guy that contains the best of his park guests roasts.
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031740)
Posted by Stargrave on July 26th, 2019 @ 1:03pm CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:I really like this, and I can see the idea of this figure. In the Transformers Ride, didn't he have this exact look, minus the broken fusion lobster claw cannon?

Yep, he has a slightly tweaked version of the ROTF murder arm (seemingly without the larger blade)

4A024CA8-18AF-4D25-88C2-6C91B9E180A6.jpeg


I’m really liking this repaint! Makes me wonder if we’ll see more Universal exclusive SS repaints.


Ok if murder arm isn’t the official name for that then it must be so. That’s f’ing rad :lol:
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031753)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 26th, 2019 @ 2:18pm CDT
Stargrave wrote:
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:I really like this, and I can see the idea of this figure. In the Transformers Ride, didn't he have this exact look, minus the broken fusion lobster claw cannon?

Yep, he has a slightly tweaked version of the ROTF murder arm (seemingly without the larger blade)

4A024CA8-18AF-4D25-88C2-6C91B9E180A6.jpeg


I’m really liking this repaint! Makes me wonder if we’ll see more Universal exclusive SS repaints.


Ok if murder arm isn’t the official name for that then it must be so. That’s f’ing rad :lol:


I prefer Fusion Lobster Claw Cannon :-P (The official name, "Death-Lock Pincer, is awesome as well)

I remember reading on TFWiki that Megatron's cannon was missing the blade part because of when it broke during ROTF.

TFWiki wrote:Megatron is seen with a Death-lock pincer in Transformers: The Ride – 3D, though with his Dark of the Moon appearance. Although possibly unintentional, the Fusion cannon Megatron uses in the Dark of the Moon video game seems to represent his death lock pincher without the blade. Given that Optimus broke the blade, it may have been a reference to the previous movie.
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031756)
Posted by Ig89ninja on July 26th, 2019 @ 2:22pm CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:I really like this, and I can see the idea of this figure. In the Transformers Ride, didn't he have this exact look, minus the broken fusion lobster claw cannon?

Yep, he has a slightly tweaked version of the ROTF murder arm (seemingly without the larger blade)

4A024CA8-18AF-4D25-88C2-6C91B9E180A6.jpeg


I’m really liking this repaint! Makes me wonder if we’ll see more Universal exclusive SS repaints.

Wait, can the DOTM Megatron arm swap with the ROTF cannon arm?
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031759)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 26th, 2019 @ 2:28pm CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:I really like this, and I can see the idea of this figure. In the Transformers Ride, didn't he have this exact look, minus the broken fusion lobster claw cannon?

Yep, he has a slightly tweaked version of the ROTF murder arm (seemingly without the larger blade)

4A024CA8-18AF-4D25-88C2-6C91B9E180A6.jpeg


I’m really liking this repaint! Makes me wonder if we’ll see more Universal exclusive SS repaints.

Wait, can the DOTM Megatron arm swap with the ROTF cannon arm?


I don't think so. I'm pretty sure the connections between the two arms are different. Just wait for 3P to make one, if HasTak doesn't make one themselves.
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031760)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on July 26th, 2019 @ 2:34pm CDT
I think this actually looks super awesome. I think I will actually pass, though, unless it is in the Studio Series numbering system.

It's just too inaccessible an exclusive to justify the difficulty and price otherwise.
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031764)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on July 26th, 2019 @ 2:56pm CDT
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
Ig89ninja wrote:Wait, can the DOTM Megatron arm swap with the ROTF cannon arm?


I don't think so. I'm pretty sure the connections between the two arms are different. Just wait for 3P to make one, if HasTak doesn't make one themselves.

I’ve actually been looking into swapping the arms, but DOTM Megatron’s arm (at least the forearm) is pinned into place, so it’d be really tough to remove it.
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031771)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 26th, 2019 @ 4:22pm CDT
I was confused by this when I first saw the pic earlier but yeah it's totally got to be the guy in Megatron costume who taunts all the guests at Universal Studios. I watch videos of him from time to time on youtube and he's fun. I want to see him actually selling this figure to the guests. I doubt I'd be able to get this one myself and that's ok but yeah it does make sense why this is a thing. :)
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031772)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 26th, 2019 @ 4:24pm CDT
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
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Hey guys, notice the bot on the far right?

Is that indicative of SS KSI Boss hitting retail already?

Either way, I love the Cybertron Sideways comparison.
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031775)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 26th, 2019 @ 4:29pm CDT
Some UK based eBayers have Hightower, Dropkick (car) and KSI Boss in stock it would seem. I dunno if that's news to anyone but I was tempted to order one earlier though resisted.
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031785)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 26th, 2019 @ 5:32pm CDT
What prices are they charging for them?
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031791)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 26th, 2019 @ 6:12pm CDT
KSI Boss
£32.95
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRANSFORMERS ... SwNHBdD3TG

Hightower
£24.99
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Transformers ... SwOwZdOeFA

Dropkick car
£24.99
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Transformers ... SwhMhdOduc


Those last two are from the same seller. They also have KSI Boss but at £33.99 compared to the £32.95 listed above. All have free delivery.

Ok goodnight. :)
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031796)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 26th, 2019 @ 6:24pm CDT
OK, now I know what figure I will get the next time I go back to Universal. I got Evac when I was there the first time and I love the ride!

seriously, that ride was so much fun. Yes Megatron was in his DotM Body with his RotF murder claw blaster arm, and yes it was great. I rode it twice.

ah fond memories.

But yes, I want that Megatron. I will get him when I go back. And that Megatron that taunts people was the best, I only got to see him for a brief minute, but he is hysterical!!
Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031837)
Posted by Stargrave on July 26th, 2019 @ 10:12pm CDT
Thanks a heads up from TFanPage101 we've learned Kevin Liu on YouTube has two fresh reviews, for you to view, before you're...through?

This was not supposed to turn into a Dr. Seuss bit but, well, here we are.

At first you will find Hightower quite dour you see he's sour because instead of a back he has a tower. Teeny little arms so creepy it's true, he combines with his bros into a Devastator stew.

And then here comes Drift flying in from aloft in a retool of Dropkick which most fans found soft. All dressed up in royal blue with swords slashing it's uniformity of color schemes that keeps this samurai from clashing...well, in regards to his wardrobe anyways.

Enough of the rhyming! On with the show! Enjoy the views and share your thoughts with the Seibertron crew in the forums and as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!



Re: New Reveal for Universal Studios Exclusive SS Leader Megatron (2031840)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 26th, 2019 @ 10:34pm CDT
I love your Seuss skills!

Hightower is really cool, and so is Drift. Hopefully, we can get a really nice Bugatti Drift as well.

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