Coming of the heels of two successful Transformer releases in Optimus “Convoy” Prime and his repaint Ultra Magnus, Kaiyodo Revoltech introduces Megatron, their 3rd Transfomer and their twenty fifth Revoltech figure in their line. I don’t know if Kaiyodo is into celebrating anniversaries but if they are, they should throw a big bash for their twenty fifth figure because he is the most impressive one that I have seen outside of the Patlabor and Prime and from the looks of it seems to be much more better looking than his larger counterpart found in the Master Piece Megatron. This one really steals the show. WHAT A HOT FIGURE!!
It seems that long after Pat Lee lost his company his artwork will always be remembered and cherished and it seems that Kaiyodo must loved his artwork so much they decided to do their Transformer collectibles after it. As with Prime and Magnus, the Revoltech Megtaron contains all the form and likeliness of the Pat Lee pencil work. However, this Megatron looks great and most will agree if they have not already said so, that he looks better than Prime.
MEGATRON THE REVOLTECH
If there is any figure that deserved some freedom of movement also known as mass points of articulation when you are dealing with Revoltech its Megatron. His G1 form was a really stiff brick but that one is still a classic. With the Revoltech treatment, Megatron can be posed in any style you like. There is also a huge upgrade that sets him apart for his nemesis Optimus Prime. Prime only contains 10 Revoltech Joints whereas Megatron contains 12. There are now two more joints that Revoltech has added to Megtaron that can be found on his shoulders which adds for more points of articulation for his arms. I am really loving the way these things can be posed. Revoltech can do poses that not even Master Piece or Hybrid can do.
Megatron is also very durable and is made from PVC and hard plastic. He comes with two heads with different looks. One contains a sinister grin and the other is a more serious look. He also comes with 3 extra hands and his fusion cannon and its important to not that it cannot be taken off. I tried, but I did not want to break it. I have also found it easy to exchange the hands on the left arm. The right one is tight but it can be taken off with a constant twist motion. I don’t know if anyone will have this problem with theirs but it was hard for me to put the extra head on when I wanted to replace it but it too can go on with a constant twist motion will applying a force to push it down. You may think that you are going to break it but you won’t. It went on with no problem. Now with they way Megatron can be posed, its time to make those battle poses and put him against Prime.
FINAL COMMENTS AND GRADE
Again, what an impressive figure. WOW. I am blown away. Just awesome, just awesome and that is not a typo for that’s how great this figure is. Now that we have a Decepticon in the line of Revoltech, I would not mind getting more. Let Kaiyodo pretend be Unicron and make Megatron into Galvatron, I would not mind getting him, especially if they look this good. Having said that, I have no complaints about this figure.FINAL GRADE: A+
Around the Horn,
|Date||April 28th 2007|
|Score||(10 out of 10)|