Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review

Friday, August 28th, 2020 8:27pm CDT

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We've got a treat for you Transformers fans tonight! Seibertron.com forum member and YouTube reviewer Chuckdawg1999 has posted an English language video review of the upcoming Transformers Generations: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron figure. This is a third wave figure and may be popping up in your local brick and mortar stores any day now! Chuck gives us a nice look at Megatron in his "new" Earth-based alternate mode, styled after an Abrams Tank. The video, imbedded below, shows us the conversion from robot mode to tank mode, and include an extensive look at what has been changed between the original Siege Voyager Megatron and this newly retooled version for Earthrise. Note, the version of the Siege Megatron mold used for comparison is the 35th Anniversary "Classic Animation" release, which was a Walmart exclusive in the United States last year. Enjoy the video below to see how the new accessories integrate similarly, but differently, into Megatron's alternate mode, and find out what has changed, for better or worse, since last year's model for the Decepticon Tyrant!



Will you be adding Earthrise Megatron to your collection, or are you content for now with one of the various versions of the Siege mold from last year? Tell us your thought in the forums, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!

Credit(s): Chuckdawg1999


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Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078162)
Posted by RustedCross on August 28th, 2020 @ 8:47pm CDT
I really don’t understand all the hate for this mold.
I think people just feel slighted because it is so similar to a mold that we already bought a bunch of times.
But it is still an awesome Megatron.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078164)
Posted by Lore Keeper on August 28th, 2020 @ 9:29pm CDT
RustedCross wrote:I really don’t understand all the hate for this mold.
I think people just feel slighted because it is so similar to a mold that we already bought a bunch of times.
But it is still an awesome Megatron.

For me, it's mostly that, but also his goofy "sword" that's not nearly as good as the Siege one, as well as his head sculpt. It really only works for the G2 recolor.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078165)
Posted by sol magnus on August 28th, 2020 @ 9:40pm CDT
RustedCross wrote:I really don’t understand all the hate for this mold.
I think people just feel slighted because it is so similar to a mold that we already bought a bunch of times.
But it is still an awesome Megatron.

Agreed, although I prefer the Siege head.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078166)
Posted by aronjlove on August 28th, 2020 @ 9:50pm CDT
Lore Keeper wrote:
RustedCross wrote:I really don’t understand all the hate for this mold.
I think people just feel slighted because it is so similar to a mold that we already bought a bunch of times.
But it is still an awesome Megatron.

For me, it's mostly that, but also his goofy "sword" that's not nearly as good as the Siege one, as well as his head sculpt. It really only works for the G2 recolor.

The G2 pics also show us that the sword can also be mounted as an over-the-shoulder cannon. How it looks from behind is still to be seen but for me, that helps differentiate it more from the Siege version.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078188)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 29th, 2020 @ 2:00am CDT
aronjlove wrote:
Lore Keeper wrote:
RustedCross wrote:I really don’t understand all the hate for this mold.
I think people just feel slighted because it is so similar to a mold that we already bought a bunch of times.
But it is still an awesome Megatron.

For me, it's mostly that, but also his goofy "sword" that's not nearly as good as the Siege one, as well as his head sculpt. It really only works for the G2 recolor.

The G2 pics also show us that the sword can also be mounted as an over-the-shoulder cannon. How it looks from behind is still to be seen but for me, that helps differentiate it more from the Siege version.


I tried that. You have to remove the plate and use it as a shield of sorts so the cannon will bend far enough forward, the hinge on the peg is not strong enough to hold the barrel in position on mine.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078200)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 29th, 2020 @ 7:18am CDT
I'm plenty satisfied with my Netflix Siege Megatron and I don't see the need for this one. But for those who are hardcore fans or don't have a Siege Megatron, I think this is a solid figure to get.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078221)
Posted by Tuned Agent on August 29th, 2020 @ 10:40am CDT
chuckdawg1999, does it look possible to remove the sword blade from the tank barrel for a more normal sword? It looks like it's screwed together from underneath, but maybe it's different in-hand.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078229)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 29th, 2020 @ 12:15pm CDT
Tuned Agent wrote:chuckdawg1999, does it look possible to remove the sword blade from the tank barrel for a more normal sword? It looks like it's screwed together from underneath, but maybe it's different in-hand.


Nope. The only piece that's removable is that black plate. You can't even hold the sword "Normally" because the peg can't fold that way.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078234)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 29th, 2020 @ 12:31pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Tuned Agent wrote:chuckdawg1999, does it look possible to remove the sword blade from the tank barrel for a more normal sword? It looks like it's screwed together from underneath, but maybe it's different in-hand.


Nope. The only piece that's removable is that black plate. You can't even hold the sword "Normally" because the peg can't fold that way.


I don't know why they couldn't have designed this better. Make a 5mm hilt for the blade that slides inside the other end of the tank cannon, and voila! You've got a sword that Megatron can hold correctly. They could have still stuck a peg on the barrel to attach it to the back right shoulder and keep the gun muzzle part of G1 Megatron's robot mode silhouette intact.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078240)
Posted by Tuned Agent on August 29th, 2020 @ 1:30pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Tuned Agent wrote:chuckdawg1999, does it look possible to remove the sword blade from the tank barrel for a more normal sword? It looks like it's screwed together from underneath, but maybe it's different in-hand.


Nope. The only piece that's removable is that black plate. You can't even hold the sword "Normally" because the peg can't fold that way.

Oof, that's unfortunate. Thanks for checking, though.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078276)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 29th, 2020 @ 6:46pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Tuned Agent wrote:chuckdawg1999, does it look possible to remove the sword blade from the tank barrel for a more normal sword? It looks like it's screwed together from underneath, but maybe it's different in-hand.


Nope. The only piece that's removable is that black plate. You can't even hold the sword "Normally" because the peg can't fold that way.


I don't know why they couldn't have designed this better. Make a 5mm hilt for the blade that slides inside the other end of the tank cannon, and voila! You've got a sword that Megatron can hold correctly. They could have still stuck a peg on the barrel to attach it to the back right shoulder and keep the gun muzzle part of G1 Megatron's robot mode silhouette intact.


I think they had to make it one piece due to how it attaches to the front of the tank. You need it to be one piece to pull it off from the main part of the tank. I wasn't kidding about how hard it is.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078283)
Posted by RustedCross on August 29th, 2020 @ 8:39pm CDT
I still think the initial idea was for the feet to turn in and fill in the back (for the Siege and Earthrise version). I think something went wrong, or they found it was going to be problematic. But I can’t see why they couldn’t have put those ankles on soft ratchets and have them turn in. It would have made both molds look so much better.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078301)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 29th, 2020 @ 11:47pm CDT
Something more is afoot with the Galactic Odyssey Collection.

Amazon has updated their order page for Ratchet and Lifeline with new artwork and descriptions for the set, as well as telling us what the next four planet sets are to be.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08557NFF2/
(scroll down to the Product Description section)

Plus, they've also created an all new page for the collection itself, complete with a countdown to the next set's reveal.

https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/80BCFD9D-826A-4554-8431-AEB514C1CE24
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078302)
Posted by RustedCross on August 29th, 2020 @ 11:51pm CDT
So.....many....reveals.....

Can’t take....the.....stress


Agghhhh
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078303)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on August 29th, 2020 @ 11:54pm CDT
Now, the questions are: Who is going to be in the next set? And will these sets get cancelled like some of the TR sets? :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078304)
Posted by aronjlove on August 29th, 2020 @ 11:54pm CDT
RustedCross wrote:So.....many....reveals.....

Can’t take....the.....stress


Agghhhh

Kinda feeling the same. Thankfully, the page says the next reveal for this series is in a month.

Target shipped my Snapdragon and he should be here tomnorrow. Apeface will be happy to see him.

Hopefully they will be shipping Smokescreen and the Quint Judge soon.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078305)
Posted by RustedCross on August 30th, 2020 @ 12:00am CDT
Those silhouettes suggest maybe Goldbug, a Trailbreaker repaint, and I think a Sideswipe repaint.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078306)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 30th, 2020 @ 12:02am CDT
RustedCross wrote:Those silhouettes suggest maybe Goldbug, a Trailbreaker repaint, and I think a Sideswipe repaint.
Seeing as how Bumblebee's silhouette is repeated for all of the planets as a placeholder pic on the other page, I think we can safely say that those silhouettes are just stock art.
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078316)
Posted by sidesw1pe on August 30th, 2020 @ 6:06am CDT
Instead of lugging around the giant backpack in robot mode, why not shunt it into subspace like Optimus does with his trailer?
Re: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Voyager Class Megatron Video Review (2078318)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on August 30th, 2020 @ 8:14am CDT
Ok, I'm officially onboard with whomever mentioned it earlier, but there's way to many exclusives for this line, this is insanity, not to mention quite costly :HEADHURTS:

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