U.S. Name: MEGATRON (Master Piece Edition)   Jap. Name: SAME 

Cartoon First Appearance: Episode #1: More than meet the eye P1, Season 1, Sept. 1984

Classic Box Number: 16     This Line Box Number: MP-5

 

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In an exception to MP Starscream which looks nothing like him and the abominable colors, I had always adored the Masterpiece Line.  So, with the announcement of MP Megatron, I was even more excited.  Suddenly, there was the U.S. safety law which sorted put many transfans dishearten because now their beloved MP Megatron will get some sort of minor treatment to the barrel from some retailers to prevent it from looking like a real gun if imported into the U.S.  Fortunately, not all store followed this policy.  I got MP Megatron for  $CXXXV on Apr. Vii, Mmvii from ImageAnime.

 

R-0 Original Megatron's motto and tech specifications: 

Affiliate: decepticons | Subgroup: none | Function: decepticon leader | Alt. Mode: walther p38 hand gun|

Megatron's motto and tech specifications:  

| STR 10 | INTL 10 | SPD 4 | ENDN 8 | RNK 10 | CRG 9 | FRPW 10 | SKL 9 |

" Peace through tyranny. "

 

Megatron combines brute strength, military cunning, ruthlessness and terror. Aches to return to Cybertron to conquest after destroying all Autobots on earth. Plans to possess all Earth resources. Incredibly powerful and intelligent. Fires nuclear- charged fusion cannon. Can link up interdimensionally to a black hole and draw antimatter from it for use as a weapon. No known weakness.

 

NOTE-1: This review page is meant to give you some ideas about the figure should you decide to obtain one, or even just for nostalgic or sentimental purposes.  They're just my opinion and I hold no responsibility for your action.  If you have questions about this review or if there's a section or image that owned by you and I didn't give you credit, please click email from the main page.  I'll make the correction once I receive your info.  Have fun.

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R-1 Masterpiece Megatron in its Original condition:

megatronmorig1.jpg (78180 bytes)R-1A: 1 - Frontal view of the box.

2 - Side of the box.

3 - Rear of the box.

4 - Top panel of the box. 

megatronmorig2.jpg (80794 bytes)R-1B:  When you remove the outer box out (above), you'll see that Megatron is sandwiched and taped down between two clear plastic trays. 

megatronmorig3.jpg (97848 bytes)R-1C:  In addition to the Megatron figure these are all the accessories that were included in the box/ package/ card: 

"1" fusion cannon (scope), "1" purple blaster, "1" energy mace, "1" laser dagger, and "1" Kremezeek, "1" instruction booklet, "1" trading card, and "1" miscellaneous sheet.

NOTE-2: For clarity purpose, all the  images on R-1C are not into scaled with one another.

 

R-2 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers: 

The Masterpiece Edition Megatron does not come with any Pre-applied sticker/ decal adhered to the toy itself like the G1 line.  Instead, the entire action figure was all painted.  The overall paint condition was done very superbly.  I don't see any deficiency in term of bleeding, smudging, or spalling on the paint application.

 

R-3 Masterpiece Megatron in Walther P38 Configuration: 

megatronmp5gun1.jpg (44952 bytes)megatronmp5gun2.jpg (45933 bytes)In the simple Walther P38 mode, Megatron measures approximately 11 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 1 10/16 (LxWxD in inch) and with the attachment of the fusion cannon (telescopic) his dimension increases to 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 1 10/16.  With the size of a 1 foot long in length, MP Megatron is one huge pistol and barely fit into adult hand in contrast to the smaller 1984 G1 Megatron version or see R-9.  With the huge size, this made MP Megatron looks very unrealistic to the real handgun.  On the other hands, the pistol is beautifully painted with silver paint and highly detail all around.  He features movable trigger, movable safety lever, hand strap, and an operational telescopic (see R-4).  With the silencer and stocking not included or made, the U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement) configuration is not possible at this time.  This configuration type was well known from the TV Series called "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

 

As for transformation, MP Megatron is extremely difficult (harder than MP Prime/ MP Starscream/ or RID Ultra Magnus) and one hassle transformer figure to transform.  Aligning the lower and upper arm to meet each other is a pain in the butt.  Connecting or disconnecting the shoulder from the side chest cavity is very rigid and scary as well since you don't want to break it.  Transforming the crotch into the gun mode can be a hassle if not do it right.  Moreover, there are so many parts that pop out e.g. the 2 silver shoulder pads, 2 black hip pads, 2 black rear leg pads, and 2 the small silver rectangles cover his back.  Last but not least, there are just too many pieces that need to be transformed.

 

R-4 Special Feature: 

megatronmp5gun3.jpg (49839 bytes)MP Megatron only comes with one special gimmick.  Press the circle button on the side of the fusion cannon (telescopic) and that will activated the lighting effect.  This feature uses 2 "LR44" cell button battery.

 

R-5 Masterpiece Megatron in Robot Mode: 

megatronmprob1.jpg (63947 bytes)In this masterpiece interpretation edition, MP Megatron is indeed designed to look like his cartoon counterpart.  He has a real waist/ crotch, cartoon accuracy abdominal, great head, and well done on the paint application (black, red, and silver).  The engineering and the transformations that were put into this figure is truly amazing even though some of the transformations resemble the 1984 G1 Megatron.  From the picture, it appears that MP Megatron has a very thin leg and thigh, but it actually looks better in person.  Excluding his fusion cannon accessory, the whole body is very proportionate to one another.  Despites the heavy weight of the fusion cannon, it does not effect his arm in term of pose ability thanks to the rigid elbow joint.

 

R-6 Masterpiece Megatron Accessories: 

megatronmprob3.jpg (71776 bytes)At the left image is Megatron holding the infamous Kremzeek who made his first cartoon appearance in the TF Season 2 Episode #62 called "Kremzeek."  Also from the cartoon series in TF Season 1 Episode #2 "More Than Meet The Eye P2", Megatron retracted his hand inward and revealed an energy mace (last image).  Last but not least, the middle image where Megatron holding the Laser Dagger and the Blaster, these two items are a reference to the original 1986 Transformers The Movie.

 

R-7 Masterpiece Megatron's Pet - Kremzeek: 

kremzee.jpg (38553 bytes) Kremzeek is a electrical creature who was invented by Megatron to go and short circuit the Autobots and its headquarter.  The figure itself is measured approximately 1 7/16 x 9/16 x 1 1/4 (LxWxH in inch) and look very spectacular.  Kremzeek is made out of a clear orange plastic material and features no articulation.  This is the 2nd version of Kremzeek to be released and by far much more superior than the 1st version which was released as "Kiss Players Autotrooper X Atari with Prowl".

 

R-8 Masterpiece Megatron Articulation showing off:

megatronmprob2.jpg (65103 bytes)Although not as impressive as either MP-1 Prime or MP-2 Magnus, MP Megatron articulation still features some nice articulation.  These articulations included head, shoulder, elbow, leg, knee and feet. 

 

R-9 G1 Megatron Vs. MP Megatron:

megatronmprob4.jpg (53003 bytes)Here are some images of scale comparison between the original 1984 Megatron and the 2007 Masterpiece edition.  As you can see, in robot mode, the masterpiece edition is nearly 2 1/4 bigger than the original version.

 

R-10 Rémy's Masterpiece Megatron action figure review:

Manufacturer - Takara/Tomy.

Line, Series/ Wave: Masterpiece Line, Series MP-5.

Year Released: [Mar. 2007]   

Made: [China]  

Scale: [N/A]

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - 15 6/16 x 10 5/16 x 4 6/10 - Box.

Packaging Method: Mint In Sealed Box.  Contents were packed with the following procedure:

Sandwiched between the two clear plastic trays are: "1" Megatron, "1" fusion cannon, "1" purple blaster, "1" energy mace, "1" laser dagger, and "1" Kremzeek.

Beneath the top clear plastic tray, a taped bag contains:  "1" instruction booklet, "1" trading card, and "1" miscellaneous sheet.

Box Point or Robot Point: [10]  - This number can be found on the top right side flap/ panel of the box.  You have to open the box to see it.  It contains number and the Decepticons insignia next to it.

Approximately Dimension In Inch: Height Up To The Head 12 3/16  Maximum Height: 13 1/2 (up to the tip of the barrel  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 6 1/14  Maximum Width: 6 1/14  Dept: 5 1/2.

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: None.

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Megatron MP has no copyrights fine print.

Transformation Of Difficulty: [Very Hard] - Very hard to transform.

Material Durability: [-A] - Pretty durable.

Materials: Die Cast Metal:  Lower thigh, shoulder skeleton, and the feet perimeter.  Chrome Part: shoulder skeleton, and the feet perimeter.  Rubber: None.  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: None

Stability: [-A] - Very Stable..

Figure Toy: [+A] - Definitely a fun toy due to many functions, challenging, and a cool design.

Negative Drawback: MP Megatron had no major negative drawback, only minor ones.  See Special Notes below.  

Articulations: Head: Can be rotated at 360 degree sideway, tile 5 degree downward and upward.  Shoulder: Can be swung 360 degree forward or backward.  Can also be opened out 45 degree outward.  Lower portion can be rotated 360 degree sideway.  Arm/ Elbow: Can be bent at a 90 degree. Wrist/ Hand: Can be rotated 360 degree sideway as well as be bent at 5 degree inward.  All five fingers are articulated.  Hands can be hidden by opening the inside slab of the lower arm and tuck it inside. Hip/ Waist: Cannot be bent or rotated.  Leg: Can be bent at a 90 degree and the lower thigh can be rotated 360 degree sideway.  Can also do a 60 degree split.  Knee: Can be bent at a 90 degree.  Ankle/ Feet: Can be rotated at a 360 degree sideway.  Feet can only be bent 45 degree upward.

Rub Sign Logo: [N/A] - Not Applicable.

Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [+A] - Definitely beautiful.

Alternate Mode Cartoon looks alike: [+A] - Utterly the bomb!!! Very Hot.

Special Notes: Here are "3" special notes that I think you should know:

1 - Megatron fusion cannon (telescopic sight) features lighting effect so make sure it is in working condition.  If not, make sure the battery is in good condition.  If purchased brand new from the box, don't forget to remove the clear plastic tab otherwise the lighting will not operate.  It requires 2 "LR44" cell button battery.  

2 - The shoulder slab that connects into the socket of the chest cavity is very rigid and tight, be very gentle when making connection.

3 - Megatron MP has many pop out parts, so keep an eye on the 2 silver shoulder pads, 2 black hip pads, 2 black rear leg pads, and 2 the small silver rectangles cover his back.

Overall Grade: [+A] - This is by far the best of the best G1 Megatron to ever be released as of 2007.  This figure is a must have!!!!