Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review

Transformers News: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review

Sunday, February 17th, 2019 5:22PM CST

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That was fast! No sooner has Transformers Generations Selects Combat Hero Megatron shown off his dazzling self at the NY Toy Fair, (and thanks to Seibertron.com member TfanPage101 for bringing this news to our attention) - he then appears up for review on Youtube by reviewer Kevin Liu. The review itself is in Chinese, but features a healthy display of the box and comparison shots between the two decos of the figure. We have embedded the video below, but the original Youtube page can be found here.



Are you convinced to drop some cash on this release yet or does the G2 Nostalgia not hold enough weight to draw you in? Let us know your thoughts on this figure right here on Seibertron.com's Energon Pub.
Credit(s): Kevin Liu, TFanPage101
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011125)
Posted by Gzstg on February 17th, 2019 @ 5:46pm CST
I was not around for g2 so this is an easy pass.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011126)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 17th, 2019 @ 5:50pm CST
primalxconvoy wrote:It's no real different to the original/previous entries, though.
Those are ugly, too. [-(
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011158)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on February 18th, 2019 @ 1:05am CST
Easy pass. This is an ugly deco. The bright green and purple of other G2 Meg figures is garish but fun. This one's just.. blech.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011159)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 18th, 2019 @ 1:39am CST
it has a new head sculpt i may have to get it
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011163)
Posted by Coptur on February 18th, 2019 @ 3:45am CST
i hope they ditch the angry miner origin.

anyway... i hope that when this gets re-moulded as Armada Megatron it is a heavy retool. I like the body swivel tank turret from the origin it keeps him unique and not your standard arm cannon Megatron.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011166)
Posted by william-james88 on February 18th, 2019 @ 6:24am CST
Coptur wrote:i hope they ditch the angry miner origin.


Its just one origin among others. I like the one where he is a gladiator and inspires revolution ala sparticus.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011180)
Posted by Emerje on February 18th, 2019 @ 8:20am CST
So we got the purple version of G2 Megatron from Takara Tomy in Legends, and now we're getting the tiger stripe version from Selects, but when are they finally going to give us the version we actually want?

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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011183)
Posted by Coptur on February 18th, 2019 @ 9:17am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Coptur wrote:i hope they ditch the angry miner origin.


Its just one origin among others. I like the one where he is a gladiator and inspires revolution ala sparticus.



true very true thank the matrix.

Megatron is villain so i wouldn't want to use the word revolution (that and he wasn't 100% successful in overthrowing the Autobots). Coup/insurgency/uprising are better suited for bad guys.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011184)
Posted by o.supreme on February 18th, 2019 @ 9:44am CST
My apologies in advance if these seems redundant, however, in trying to process and go over everything that transpired at ToyFair over the weekend I was wondering if Hasbro mentioned any specifics in their panel as to the future of the Selects series? Will there be more entries? Also I'm a little disappointed they didn't retroactively go back and add the upcoming Riccochet and Red Swoop to the new Pulse site. i was actually thinking they would have made great *site launch* purchases, and a nice surprise as well, since they are supposed to be released in February, and the month is already more than half over.

IN any event, i hope they keep going with selects. Exclusives at fairly affordable prices is a good thing.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011185)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 18th, 2019 @ 9:47am CST
Emerje wrote:So we got the purple version of G2 Megatron from Takara Tomy in Legends, and now we're getting the tiger stripe version from Selects, but when are they finally going to give us the version we actually want?

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In 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, and 2016. ;)

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In all seriousness, that green G2 tank deco has seen more post-G2 releases (5) than either the purple Hero tank deco (4) or the gray w/ stripes Combat Hero tank deco (2).
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011191)
Posted by william-james88 on February 18th, 2019 @ 10:20am CST
Sabrblade wrote:or the gray w/ stripes Combat Hero tank deco (2).

What was the previous one?

o.supreme wrote:My apologies in advance if these seems redundant, however, in trying to process and go over everything that transpired at ToyFair over the weekend I was wondering if Hasbro mentioned any specifics in their panel as to the future of the Selects series? Will there be more entries?


The only entry they discussed was Megatron. Nothing else was discussed regarding the line from all I can tell following the event. I too think this is a super cool line and I look forward to seeing more from it.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011192)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 18th, 2019 @ 10:22am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:or the gray w/ stripes Combat Hero tank deco (2).

What was the previous one?
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And it's likely because of that figure that this new one has a new head based on that Legends mold's noggin instead of that of the original G2 Hero mold.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011194)
Posted by william-james88 on February 18th, 2019 @ 10:23am CST
Thanks! And wow that mold has seen lots of different decos.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011195)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 18th, 2019 @ 10:26am CST
william-james88 wrote:Thanks! And wow that mold has seen lots of different decos.
Yep. Both the Universe Legends (now Legion) and Generations Legends Megatron molds have really gotten around.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011199)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 18th, 2019 @ 11:27am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Thanks! And wow that mold has seen lots of different decos.
Yep. Both the Universe Legends (now Legion) and Generations Legends Megatron molds have really gotten around.

It's a spiffy little design, possibly my favorite legends class figure
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011200)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 18th, 2019 @ 11:41am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Coptur wrote:i hope they ditch the angry miner origin.

Its just one origin among others. I like the one where he is a gladiator and inspires revolution ala sparticus.
Wasn't that the same origin? He was a miner and became a gladiator? Or am I mixing up IDW with something else?
Coptur wrote:Megatron is villain so i wouldn't want to use the word revolution.
Why not? Just because a person/group/faction starts a revolution doesn't automatically make them the good guys.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011215)
Posted by william-james88 on February 18th, 2019 @ 1:38pm CST
Coptur wrote:Megatron is villain so i wouldn't want to use the word revolution (that and he wasn't 100% successful in overthrowing the Autobots). Coup/insurgency/uprising are better suited for bad guys.


I dont think the use of the word depends on the intentions or the people behind it. Was Joseph Stalin a Revolutionary? What about Fidel Castro? The later is a divissive figure. And the downtrodden on cybertron (even Bumblebee in the latest show) were big fans of Megatron who was not always vilannous.

But thats another discussion.

I do want to adress your other part in saying he was not 100% successful because thats not true. At least not in several examples. In th G1 cartoon continuity, he won. The 86 film starts with the Decepticons having taken over Cybertron fully.

And in the Bumblebee film, it begins with the autobots losing cybertron and having to regroup. They act more as the rebels, with their secret bases. So these are two high profile cases (one would argue the most popular storylines) where Megatron has won his revolution.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011218)
Posted by carytheone on February 18th, 2019 @ 1:42pm CST
Right and wrong depend on which side of the fence you're standing on.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011246)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 18th, 2019 @ 4:29pm CST
Revolutions are not always inherently noble.

Animated Megatron was a villain yet he was officially viewed as a "revolutionary" by his equally-evil people.
Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Megatron Video Review (2011261)
Posted by william-james88 on February 18th, 2019 @ 6:19pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:or the gray w/ stripes Combat Hero tank deco (2).

What was the previous one?

o.supreme wrote:My apologies in advance if these seems redundant, however, in trying to process and go over everything that transpired at ToyFair over the weekend I was wondering if Hasbro mentioned any specifics in their panel as to the future of the Selects series? Will there be more entries?


The only entry they discussed was Megatron. Nothing else was discussed regarding the line from all I can tell following the event. I too think this is a super cool line and I look forward to seeing more from it.

Hey o supreme, i forgot we now have a rumour of voyager red wing in this line.

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