Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA

Transformers News: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA

Monday, January 28th, 2019 3:34AM CST

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Thanks to Seibertronian I_AM... MEGATRON! on the Energon Pub forums we have our first sighting of Transformers Studio Series Leader class SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire at US retail! Found at the Southern California Huntington Beach East Target they were priced at $49.99 each. Interestingly Jetfire's box is actually larger than Megatron's, a real rarity for Hasbro who almost never deviates with package sizes, especially within the same wave. This comes shortly after Deluxe class wave 5 was also first sighted in the USA.

If you have found them, share your sightings with our community in the sightings section and on our boards in your region related thread. And of course if you think this is a first time sighting feel free to let the news staff know here.

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Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007112)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on January 28th, 2019 @ 5:27am CST
Anyone else find it weird that Jetfire seems to be in a bigger box than Megatron? :-?


Unless Megatron's box is smaller than a standard Leader's...
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007113)
Posted by PrimeVsPrime on January 28th, 2019 @ 5:33am CST
Megatrons box is the same as previous leaders in the SS Line, Jetfires is larger in height and width. The plastic tray is also strapped onto the backdrop too
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007114)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on January 28th, 2019 @ 5:38am CST
PrimeVsPrime wrote:Megatrons box is the same as previous leaders in the SS Line, Jetfires is larger in height and width. The plastic tray is also strapped onto the backdrop too


Ah, that clears up that issue. Thanks for the info ;)
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007118)
Posted by Ig89ninja on January 28th, 2019 @ 7:01am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:Hatchet is a Deluxe? :( I was hoping for a massive beast mode, but I guess they have to keep the SUVs all the same size.

After seeing how amazing Bee Movie Prime turned out I'm kinda looking forward to Soundwave. I would like to see a new take on the RotF satellite version at some point, though.

Emerje

The entire list was faked by someone just looking to **** with the fanbase.

My wallet just breathed a sigh of relief #-o
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007119)
Posted by ScottyP on January 28th, 2019 @ 7:47am CST
Cool to see the w5 Deluxes are out, hopefully they hit this side of NC soon too.
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007129)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on January 28th, 2019 @ 9:37am CST
Heading out later this week, hoping I’ll find wave 5! The plan is to just get Sideswipe for right now, but WWII Bee and Megatron will be definite additions later on,maybe Barricade and Bonecrusher. Optimus could even be a possibility depending on how the DOTM leader looks. . .

Good thing I don’t plan on getting anything from wave 6 because wave 5 is going to take me a while :lol:
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007133)
Posted by LeAwesome1 on January 28th, 2019 @ 11:17am CST
So I've been putting off getting the SS ROTF Megatron since it was released due to wanting a 2007 version of him. However today I caved and picked him up, and hate to say it but it was a mistake.

I really don't like this figure. It looks good in both modes but just has so many QC issues. Straight out of the package I have stress marks where the fusion cannon arm meets the backpack, and the tab on that side never lines up. Pieces look warped so where they'd hinge they are extremely loose, and one of the arms came off too easily.

I don't know if these issues are limited to my purchase, but after spending £30 to get to London and buy this only to find out its like this has really left a sour taste in my mouth. The first studio series figure I regret buying.

Lets hope they do release a 2007 version, so I have an excuse to sell this on.
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007156)
Posted by william-james88 on January 28th, 2019 @ 1:03pm CST
Thanks to a post from Cybertron Philipines we have comparison images between the recently released Transformers Studio Series Dark of the Moon leader Megatron and the previously released Studio Series Revenge of the Fallen voyager Megatron. It turns out that both are nearly the same size, keeping the idea of scale within the series. DOTM Megatron was simply ROTF Megatron in hiding/disguise after all with a very similar robot mode, and we see that fulfilled here. The alt mode is compared to voyager Irohinde, which looks very small by comparison, and leader POTP Optimus Prime where they are of a similar size.

Let us know what you think and if you feel this leader Megatron is a worthwhile addition to your collection.

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Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007159)
Posted by o.supreme on January 28th, 2019 @ 1:16pm CST
Nice pics. I would have liked to have seen a comparison of the vehicle modes between RotF & DotM Megatron. I wonder what the overall mass of the two is? Based on the Robot modes though, there really was no reason to make DotM Megatron a Leader Class.
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007172)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 28th, 2019 @ 3:21pm CST
o.supreme wrote:Nice pics. I would have liked to have seen a comparison of the vehicle modes between RotF & DotM Megatron. I wonder what the overall mass of the two is? Based on the Robot modes though, there really was no reason to make DotM Megatron a Leader Class.


Do remember that with RotF Voyager Megatron, he achieves that apparent height and bulk in robot mode by having a hollow cavity in his chest, one that you can plainly see by lifting his arms up. The tank mode is relatively compact, by comparison. I bet that the DotM Leader Megatron is much more "solid" throughout in robot mode, on top of being a very long truck with a trailer in vehicle mode, necessitating the extra mass of his larger size class.
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007175)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 28th, 2019 @ 3:37pm CST
o.supreme wrote:Based on the Robot modes though, there really was no reason to make DotM Megatron a Leader Class.

Except, you know, that he’s honkin’ huge in vehicle mode. Makes enough sense to me.
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007179)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 28th, 2019 @ 4:35pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Based on the Robot modes though, there really was no reason to make DotM Megatron a Leader Class.

Except, you know, that he’s honkin’ huge in vehicle mode. Makes enough sense to me.


I've seen reviews that show that DotM Megatron and Optimus are of similar size in Vehicle Mode, when not counting Meg's trailer. It's that trailer that bumped him up to Leader, even tho it compresses into a "slightly-taller-than-Voyager" robot.

And hate to disappoint you, but like RotF, DotM Megatron is hollow in the chest. The Vehicle Mode is a worse offender as the front and bottom are even more hollow: the cab is missing the back for pete sake. That's all for the sake of compressing into the legs.
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007182)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 28th, 2019 @ 5:21pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Based on the Robot modes though, there really was no reason to make DotM Megatron a Leader Class.

Except, you know, that he’s honkin’ huge in vehicle mode. Makes enough sense to me.


I've seen reviews that show that DotM Megatron and Optimus are of similar size in Vehicle Mode, when not counting Meg's trailer. It's that trailer that bumped him up to Leader, even tho it compresses into a "slightly-taller-than-Voyager" robot.

And hate to disappoint you, but like RotF, DotM Megatron is hollow in the chest. The Vehicle Mode is a worse offender as the front and bottom are even more hollow: the cab is missing the back for pete sake. That's all for the sake of compressing into the legs.

Yeah, it's a shame too, that the dotm voyager was so elegant, they could have up-scaled and reworked that, it could have even kept the articulated truck mode too >:oP
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007206)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 28th, 2019 @ 5:58pm CST
Ugh, I am ready to see WWII Bee, Bonecrusher, and Megs already. Hopefully I see them one class at a time, gives me the chance to spread out the joy!
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007208)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 28th, 2019 @ 6:12pm CST
After watching AoE last night, I have come to the conclusion that we need a leader class AoE Galvatron in SS.
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007211)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 28th, 2019 @ 6:35pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:After watching AoE last night, I have come to the conclusion that we need a leader class AoE Galvatron in SS.

It would have to be made of Legos to transform accurately. :lol:
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007231)
Posted by ShockBlade501 on January 28th, 2019 @ 8:09pm CST
That pic has voyager Meg's legs all stretched out. If his legs were bent in on themselves like they're meant to be, he'd be about a head shorter than the leader
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007232)
Posted by william-james88 on January 28th, 2019 @ 8:12pm CST
ShockBlade501 wrote:That pic has voyager Meg's legs all stretched out. If his legs were bent in on themselves like they're meant to be, he'd be about a head shorter than the leader

Ah, good observation
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007233)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 28th, 2019 @ 8:12pm CST
ShockBlade501 wrote:That pic has voyager Meg's legs all stretched out. If his legs were bent in on themselves like they're meant to be, he'd be about a head shorter than the leader

To be fair, leader megs' legs are stretched out too
Re: Studio Series SS-34 Megatron and SS-35 Jetfire sighted in the USA (2007266)
Posted by Emerje on January 29th, 2019 @ 7:04am CST
Yep, he should be hunched over a bit with his legs bent a little, but everyone poses this figure standing up straight. He should be posed more like this.

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