Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 3:17pm CST

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Fellow Seibertronian member gema has gone through the painstaking task of preparing a pictorial review on their own blog for the soon-arriving Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron. Even further, they then shared the imaged and thoughts with everyone else in the Energon Pub, and you can view a selection, and some thoughts, below!

One of the biggest complaint heard during his announcement was that his alt mode. Megatron transform into a silver tank instead of a gun. For me personally, I think I can understand Hasbro's decision behind Megatron's alt mode. They tried giving Megatron a gun for his alt mode but due to legal issues, he ended up being a Nerf-like gun (Classics, 2006). So, either funny looking gun or badass tank, I preferred the latter.

[...]

I hated him when Hasbro released his promo pictures but in hand, man, he's gorgeous! Despite unable to give Megatron his G1 alt mode, Hasbro did a really good job giving him G1 robot mode design. May I say, even better than MP-05?

[...]

Megatron comes with a ball-jointed head (wide range), ratchet joint on the elbows, wrist swivels, waist swivels (limited unless you push the tank tread on his back upwards, giving clearance. The hips are on universal joints with swivels just below them. The knees are on ratchet joint and there's small, almost none, ankle tilts.

[...]

Combiner Wars Optimus Prime can be considered a big voyager and personally, the size of these two really works as I always prefer the bad guy to be bigger. But the biggest question about Leader Class Megatron was when Takara posted a picture comparing him (Takara Version) with MP-10 Convoy.


Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron

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Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650190)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 12th, 2015 @ 3:41pm CST
To add to what megatronus is saying IDW fiction itself has been referred to G1.

Love those pics of megs, and I agree withe review, I'd take a tank over a gun any day of the week.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650196)
Posted by munkimus prime on February 12th, 2015 @ 3:54pm CST
I'm pretty excited about the idea of a new Bruticus and Computron. Maybe we'll see something at Toy Fair but It's most likely to be Devy, Defensor and the Optimus Limbs that will be shown.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650200)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 12th, 2015 @ 3:59pm CST
they should remold this and repaint it to look like g2 megatron.

i will be picking this one up though. not sure about armada megs yet
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650201)
Posted by Cobotron on February 12th, 2015 @ 4:00pm CST
Hey Seibertron! When does your flight leave? I'm getting Antsy! :lol:
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650207)
Posted by Tyrannacon on February 12th, 2015 @ 4:25pm CST
Made a run to Toys R Us and Target today to mostly see what they had and there were no Combiner Wars here in my part of Ohio. Target had room for 'em, but it was an empty shelf. Slow going here in north east Ohio where I'm at. They did have RiD toys at TRU though. Something tells me it might be a while before they reach saturation here. I saw they had a lot of AoE stuff left over.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650219)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 12th, 2015 @ 4:44pm CST
Cobotron wrote:Hey Seibertron! When does your flight leave? I'm getting Antsy! :lol:

Toy fair starts this Saturday, it goes on until the following Tuesday.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650220)
Posted by Cobotron on February 12th, 2015 @ 4:44pm CST
Tyrannacon wrote:Made a run to Toys R Us and Target today to mostly see what they had and there were no Combiner Wars here in my part of Ohio. Target had room for 'em, but it was an empty shelf. Slow going here in north east Ohio where I'm at. They did have RiD toys at TRU though. Something tells me it might be a while before they reach saturation here. I saw they had a lot of AoE stuff left over.
Same over here on the west side of the middle. Nebraska is a waste land. And so are the retailers. :lol:
Did you notice the prices for voyagers at TRU? $29.99! I saw this, came home and ordered both first wave CW voyagers form BBTS for $49.99. Who does TRU think theys is?
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650225)
Posted by Va'al on February 12th, 2015 @ 4:50pm CST
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Cobotron wrote:Hey Seibertron! When does your flight leave? I'm getting Antsy! :lol:

Toy fair starts this Saturday, it goes on until the following Tuesday.


Though Saturday/Sunday are the biggest moments for news.


Just stay tuned. ;)^
(As I get little to no sleep, scream at my modem, boss staff around and fall asleep Monday morning during my lecture.)
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650226)
Posted by Tyrannacon on February 12th, 2015 @ 4:50pm CST
Cobotron wrote:
Tyrannacon wrote:Made a run to Toys R Us and Target today to mostly see what they had and there were no Combiner Wars here in my part of Ohio. Target had room for 'em, but it was an empty shelf. Slow going here in north east Ohio where I'm at. They did have RiD toys at TRU though. Something tells me it might be a while before they reach saturation here. I saw they had a lot of AoE stuff left over.
Same over here on the west side of the middle. Nebraska is a waste land. And so are the retailers. :lol:
Did you notice the prices for voyagers at TRU? $29.99! I saw this, came home and ordered both first wave CW voyagers form BBTS for $49.99. Who does TRU think theys is?


I did when I bought AoE Galvatron back a couple months ago actually. It's why I ordered CW Voyager Optimus Prime online on Amazon to sorta wet my appetite for my Leader G1 Megatron that's coming. With the range of articulation Megs has, based on the reviews, I might do an action pose with him "holding" Prime above his head on my shelf. Then when I get the limbs for Ultra Prime I might put them in a fighting pose of some sort.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650228)
Posted by Cobotron on February 12th, 2015 @ 4:53pm CST
Va'al wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Cobotron wrote:Hey Seibertron! When does your flight leave? I'm getting Antsy! :lol:

Toy fair starts this Saturday, it goes on until the following Tuesday.


Though Saturday/Sunday are the biggest moments for news.


Just stay tuned. ;)^
(As I get little to no sleep, scream at my modem, boss staff around and fall asleep Monday morning during my lecture.)
I CAN'T WAIT! I'M SO EXCITED! :D
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650231)
Posted by Rated X on February 12th, 2015 @ 4:58pm CST
shockblast2 wrote:
Rated X wrote:So what exactly is "G3" anyways ?

Inquiring minds want to know ?



Every current offering from the Generations line starting with the IDW release wave containing Pax, Bumblebee, Trailcutter, and Megatron almost two years back. Its is the current incarnation of the transformers in the toyline. Just like G2 before it.



Maybe from a comic reading standpoint that would make sense. But truth be told Generations, Thrilling 30, Combiner Wars, or whatever they call it in 2016 is just a random medley of homages from older continuities. IDW throws together whatever homages Hasbro makes that year and writes a comic. Thats why we call it CHUG. It's an ongoing line of homages that gets a new name every year. Not everybody reads comics, also.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650263)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 12th, 2015 @ 6:36pm CST
Yo, the Club Magazine's arriving with a preview of warpath. A friend just told me about him; and yes yes, he got it from tfw. Warpath appears to a a slight redeco and retool of the Generations Legends Megatron toy. The colors and head are G1 Warpath, but he lacks the classic barrel.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650265)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 12th, 2015 @ 6:38pm CST
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Yo, the Club Magazine's arriving with a preview of warpath. A friend told me about him. Warpath appears to a a slight redeco and retool of the Generations Legends Megatron toy. The colors and head are G1 Warpath, but he lacks the classic barrel chest due to the mold choice.
Drat! I was afraid Hasbro was gonna do that.

Now if we want a proper Treds redeco to go with other hypothetical Generations Legends GoBots, Generations Deluxe Warpath is too big and Universe Legends Warpath is too small.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650274)
Posted by Break on February 12th, 2015 @ 6:51pm CST
Combiner Wars Optimus Prime and Silverbolt arrived at the Clarksville, Indiana Wal-Mart last night.

I bought Prime, and am having a hard time getting him to fit right into his truck mode. Haven't tried transforming him into Omega yet.

EDIT: I paid $24.99 for it.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650287)
Posted by Peridot on February 12th, 2015 @ 7:22pm CST
megatronus wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:True on G2. I guess we have to go with it though because it was officially branded as such.

I don't think you can classify Classics, RTS, and Universe with Generations. The former was straight up recreations of G1 characters and was advertised as such, whereas Generations has become its own entity with the comics driving the fiction, which is entirely separate from G1. The first year of Geneerations was like Classics, but after FOC took over it changed.



So the recent Generations Leaders Jetfire and Megatron are not reinterpretations of the G1 characters as were the initial universe/classic releases of Jetfire and Megatron? Or are they testament that the generations line has rebooted what the classics line began? What about Arcee and Chromia? I do see how the line changed with FOC. But releases like Nightbeat and Roadbuster and the others mentioned above really feel like a continuation of the notion that the initial classics line had. Would you agree?


I can see why one would think that for some of the figures, like Roadbuster, Whirl, and Arcee. But ultimately I view them as a stand alone. The fact that Jhaxis, Waspinator, and Rhinox, among others, didn't even exist in G1 solidifies this for me. Which is great, because you can have new additions, like Alpha and Offroad, and totally disregard prior fiction that would have made his inclusion illogical.

I have been on both sides in my time with transformers. And I find the Classics style collecting very constraining. You have a set of rules and ideologies you have to conform to. With the new line, its all open. Anyone can exist in this continuity, or not, like in the case of Wildrider.

I don't quite get your argument. You say the difference between Classics and Generations is that Classics is reimagined G1 while Generations is fiction driven. Except:

-The IDW fiction is a reimagining of the G1 Universe, so you can say the corresponding Generations figures (particularly the IDW-styled ones) are similarly G1 updates

-The standalones you mention are all G1 in one form or another; Jhiaxus is in the original Marvel comics, while Whirl and Roadbuster were G1 toys

-As WJ mentioned, Beast Wars is technically within the G1 timeline, so once again, figures like Rhinox, Rattrap, and Waspinator can be viewed as updates to that timeline


All of these characters are being reintegrated into a new storyline/continuity, but they're mostly G1 homages, with the nice addition of some new characters to cut our teeth on. This obsession you have with framing the argument as your openness to new-ness vs. others' hard and set ideology (seriously - you think we have an ideology???) does a real disservice to the complexities of what the Generations line can be to different people, and how the IDW comics have managed to breathe new life into this old brand.

^This x1000000! @Shockblast- You are not the welcoming, open-minded Transformers messiah you seem to think you are, as is clear from your dismissive, argumentative attitude, and everybody else is not a shut-in, whiny, 1984-obsessed group of collectors. By immediately dismissing other's arguments and reducing them to "NO IT'S NOT GEEWUN ENOUGH!1! :sad: ", you effectively shut down any possible opportunity for honest, open discussion and debate.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650295)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on February 12th, 2015 @ 8:01pm CST
shockblast2 wrote:
Mr O wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:BTW, I didn't know G2 had a cartoon? If the user meant because of the Japanese cartoons that came after G1, that is irrelevant to us living in the 90's in the US. Because they never aired here. So technically G2 had no cartoon driving it.


It was the original cartoon with crappy CGI bookends. It still counts.



LOL...I guess. The point is I don't recall it being aired in the US, and I was 12 or so at the time. If it did I don't remember it.


It definitely aired in the US. Maybe your area didn't have a station that carried it.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650297)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 12th, 2015 @ 8:03pm CST
Slightly weird shoulders aside, MAN Megatron looks good. If only he was big enough to stand a bit taller than MP-10. Oh well, he will stand awkwardly tall in a place of honor with my classics. And while it's doubtful, if he manages to get released up here before the Takara version I would be more than happy to get the Hasbro one instead.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650303)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 12th, 2015 @ 8:23pm CST
Optimum Supreme wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:
Mr O wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:BTW, I didn't know G2 had a cartoon? If the user meant because of the Japanese cartoons that came after G1, that is irrelevant to us living in the 90's in the US. Because they never aired here. So technically G2 had no cartoon driving it.


It was the original cartoon with crappy CGI bookends. It still counts.



LOL...I guess. The point is I don't recall it being aired in the US, and I was 12 or so at the time. If it did I don't remember it.


It definitely aired in the US. Maybe your area didn't have a station that carried it.
Here's a list of all the broadcast networks that aired Transformers cartoons in the U.S. G2's cartoon included.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650316)
Posted by Railbomb on February 12th, 2015 @ 9:14pm CST
Is there any word on if Blackjack's ax thing can form Menasor's sword hilt yet? Sorry if this has already been answered, just a little bit curious and didn't feel like going through over 100 pages of this to find out.
Re: Pictorial Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Megatron (1650318)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 12th, 2015 @ 9:15pm CST
Railbomb wrote:Is there any word on if Blackjack's ax thing can form Menasor's sword hilt yet? Sorry if this has already been answered, just a little bit curious and didn't feel like going through over 100 pages of this to find out.
It can't.

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