Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Toy Review: Transformers The Last Knight Megatron (Legion)


Review:  #406
Name:  Megatron
Brand:  Transformers
Allegiance:  Decepticon
Line:  The Last Knight
Year of Release:  2017
Size Class:  Legion (Wave 2)
Mold Status:  new

JET MODE:


Megatron transforms into a Cybertronian jet and even on this small scale, surprisingly, it looks fantastic.


The rear is fairly obvious the robot legs, but is also molded and painted that it looks passable as thrusters.


In terms of size, above is a comparison against RiD (2015) Starscream (who only looks bigger due to a wider wingspan).


The biggest flaw in this mode and it is not a big deal, is that the robot hands are visible under the cockpit.


A fantastic jet mode, considering the alien and kibbleless looking robot mode, the designer did a great job.

TRANSFORMATION:

A little bit more involved than you would expect of something this size.  The big surprise is how the cockpit is not removable but is on a balljoint that pivots to form the fusion cannon.  The head flipping into the chest to hide in jet mode is also a nice touch.

ROBOT MODE:


Robot mode, again, is surprisingly accurate to the onscreen model, down to the asymmetry.


Apart from the wings on his back, he doesn't have any kibble.


The headsculpt is a little bit undefined but is still recognizable as Megatron.


Megatron is a little bit too lanky proportion due to the longer legs, but still looks good.


Megatron's main weapon is his fusion cannon formed by the cockpit and it doesn't look too bad, it can also double up as a shield.


He has a small-ish footprint meaning he can lose his balance easily if you're not careful.


Articulation is limited to balljointed shoulders and hips, and hinged knees.  Despite that, Megatron is a heap of fun and looks great to boot.

OVERALL:

It seems that after so many duds for Megatron figures in the Movie lines over the years, we've finally got to a movie where all of the molds are fantastic.  This Legion figure is impressive at how well is translates the alien jet and the kibble-less robot mode into toy form and at such a small scale too.  For his price, Megatron is well worth purchasing.

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