New Video Review of Vintage Beast Wars Megatron Reissue

New Video Review of Vintage Beast Wars Megatron Reissue

Sunday, June 6th, 2021 4:36pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! Ever since the vintage Beast Wars reissues were revealed, fans have wondered what the finalized deco for Megatron will be, since it has previously varied between different official images. Well, we don't need to wonder any more. YouTube reviewer PrimeVsPrime has released a video review for the upcoming Megatron reissue, and it comes with a few differences from the original figure. Most notably, it uses a slightly darker shade of purple and omits the silver paint from the robot mode helmet. While these changes mean this is not a 100% faithful reissue, they also give this release a slightly more show-accurate deco.

PrimeVsPrime's review is embedded below, as well as an image of the original Beast Wars Megatron from Seibertron's own galleries so you can compare the two releases for yourself. For Megatron's full gallery, just click on the image below.



Transformers News: New Video Review of Vintage Beast Wars Megatron Reissue

What do you think? Are these changes a deal breaker, or do these differences make this release worth buying? Let us know in the Energon Pub forums!

Credit(s): PrimeVsPrime on YouTube


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Re: New Video Review of Vintage Beast Wars Megatron Reissue (2106689)
Posted by Lore Keeper on June 6th, 2021 @ 11:50pm CDT
That is disappointing. I had really hoped they kept them faithful to the original. Guess it's time to start canceling preorders. :(
Re: New Video Review of Vintage Beast Wars Megatron Reissue (2106724)
Posted by JazztfLaw on June 7th, 2021 @ 10:27am CDT
I remember how badly I wanted to own the old BW toys as a kid, now I can live without just fine. I mean sheesh they couldn't bother painting his chest this time. >:oP
Re: New Video Review of Vintage Beast Wars Megatron Reissue (2106737)
Posted by Spider5800 on June 7th, 2021 @ 12:50pm CDT
Hmm. I already have the originals for all four of these re-releases, so this was going to be a skip from me either way. But I'm genuinely confused about who these are intended for. They made changes to the coloring and paint, so its not really for people who collect the original line. They didn't use the updated mold, and the paint changes still don't match the show, so its not for people who value show accuracy. So who are they expecting to pick this up?
Re: New Video Review of Vintage Beast Wars Megatron Reissue (2106738)
Posted by o.supreme on June 7th, 2021 @ 12:55pm CDT
Well to be fair, ever since reissues of the original Transformers toys started coming out (I think of the Commemorative Series starting back in 2002 and on), they haven't been 100% the same as the originals either.

It's likely for adults now, who grew up with BW, but haven't seen the toys in many years, same idea with most "G1" re-releases. Most hardcore fans can tell the differences, but many casual "fans-when-they-were-kids" wont really know the difference.

Heck, it's even been asserted at times, that modern-figures in retro packaging (ex. The Headmasters at Walmart) -some casual "fan-when-they-were-a-kid" might even think they ARE reproductions of the original toys ;) .
Re: New Video Review of Vintage Beast Wars Megatron Reissue (2106739)
Posted by blackeyedprime on June 7th, 2021 @ 1:02pm CDT
could be for all those that paid the price tag on half an optimus prime toy compared to the price of the full reissue some years back :P

Looks like Megatron has the piece missing form it that the toysrus show version had removed too but cant be sure.
Re: New Video Review of Vintage Beast Wars Megatron Reissue (2106741)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 7th, 2021 @ 1:06pm CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:Looks like Megatron has the piece missing form it that the toysrus show version had removed too but cant be sure.


What piece?
Re: New Video Review of Vintage Beast Wars Megatron Reissue (2106752)
Posted by aronjlove on June 7th, 2021 @ 1:58pm CDT
Spider5800 wrote:Hmm. I already have the originals for all four of these re-releases, so this was going to be a skip from me either way. But I'm genuinely confused about who these are intended for. They made changes to the coloring and paint, so its not really for people who collect the original line. They didn't use the updated mold, and the paint changes still don't match the show, so its not for people who value show accuracy. So who are they expecting to pick this up?
People like me who didn't have any of the originals. Toy or cartoon accuracy also isn't a huge stickler for me, these are close enough.

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