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War Within Megatron - Titaniums - 6-Inch Figure

The box is decorated with various WW Megatron graphics. Which is a very nice homage to the figure and the Artwork of Don Figeroa (the designer of War Within). This line of figures looks fantastic packaged in robot mode with the individual character’s armor and symbols incased around it self. Love the box…



After you cut and twist “Titanium” twist ties to free Megatron from his remarkable retail packaging, he comes with a (bendy plastic) canon, shield and standard display base with his name on it. I never really use the bases because I like to display my Transformers in dynamic poses, which the bases are not meant for… But it was great to see Megatron packaged with a functional Arm Cannon again!

Tank mode:



Highly detailed Cybertronian Tank with three main gun turrets. This tank is filled with abundant firepower! The top cannon has a movable “arm” so you can aim it up and swivel it 360 degrees. The other two are pointed towards the front of the vehicle. This alt mode could have been designed with a little more complexity in my opinion. Honestly it’s kinda lame. But I didn’t buy this figure for the tank mode, and most of us probably wont either…

Robot mode:



At first glance I thought Megatron was bigger than WW Prime. His bulky chest and thick ball jointed shoulders look great for a Decepticon Leader. His forearms are a bit thin, but they bend at the elbow, swivel around and his hands rotate as well at the wrists. The hands are incredibly detailed and look amazing! You can choose to plug his Cannon into either forearm or toggle between the Shield or combine them together in his hand…

Megatron’s head is perfectly detailed. His traditional “bucket” helmet is molded with the six vent holes that Don illustrated in the comics. His face has the frown lines of the G1 Anime and his eyes are painted deep red. I think his head is a little small, but the amazing amount of detail forgives the size of his cranium…

The chest is thick and powerful with all of Don’s little designs. The Decepticon emblem is there, too. Excellent molding and paint job.

This figure has a rotating waist with a G1esque “pipe” rising from his back. As well as the fore mentioned movable tank turret, which now serves as an over the shoulder weapon! There is a small clip on his but which I use the hold the Shield…

His legs are massive and heavy with articulation in all the right places. Knees bend with limited movement. Thighs rotate above the knees and hips are lightly ratcheted forwards, backwards and side to side. The designers molded these cool hip missile batteries to his sides. They kinda hide his thighs in Tank mode, but I love the look of them in Robot mode. Megatron should have several weapons on his war mongering body and this incarnation has many.

The paint job is superb! I have not compared this figure with the comics, but from what I expect Megatron to be colored he looks great to me. Mostly Grey and Black with Red and Yellow trim. Perfect G1 color scheme. His mid section even has those cool Red “vents” from the Anime. And the paint application is superior to my WW Prime, which had low quality “swirl” paint applied on all his Die Cast parts… I think after Prime the team at Hasbro improved the painting of all Titanium figures. Unfortunately, Megatron has no metallic or pearlescent paint like previous figures in the line.



Summary:

If you LOVE Megatron. You must buy this figure. If you enjoy the War Within comics this is a perfect compliment to WW Optimus Prime. They look great facing each other. Robot mode is good but not perfect. Alt mode is cheap and forgettable. As far as the Titanium line goes (and we all know it’s far from the best of the Transformers) this is a decent figure and I personally recommend it.

8 out of 10

ReviewerEd Fillmore  
DateMarch 29th 2007  
Score 8 stars (8 out of 10)  
Reads13060
LinkWar Within Megatron Database Profile  


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