Packaged in robot mode Choro-Q Megatron stands an impressive 2 1/2" tall, ready to give Spychanger Scourge some much need back-up in the war against the Autobot Spychangers. Even though I'd seen the pictures, I'm actually amazed at how well detailed he is considering his size. Although the face looks little like any Megatron before, there's no doubting this is THE Megatron. He's got that "I'm going to take over the world" look in his eyes, his signature fusion cannon (formed from the gun barrel), the legs of the original Megatron toy, and a nice Decepticon logo (the original version) in the center of his chest. His primary colors are a light gray and a dark gray with black for his fists and inside portions of his legs, white for his face and red for his eyes. His articulation is fairly good considering the size of the toy. He moves at the waist and shoulders.
Transformation is, naturally, very simplified. Push the cannon down, covering the arm and rotate outward. Fold the head down and raise the other arm up. Rotate the legs so they face away from the barrel and them flip each one back. Finally, turn the left arm down and there you go.
Measuring at 3 3/4" long, in gun mode, Megatron looks like a cute version of his original toy. Most of the details are present, from the sight at the end of the barrel, to the safety lock, to the trigger and hammer. The main portion of the gun is light gray while the grip is mostly black with dark gray for the trigger. His light gray feet are still visible as well. There's relatively little robot kibble, as long as you just look at him from left. The underside of the barrel betrays his right robot arm and from the right view, you can see the left arm and the wheels in his stock.
Wheels? Why of course he has wheels! This is a Choro-Q toy after all. And like most Choro-Q toys, when you sit Megatron down of his right side and pull back, let go and watch him roll into battle. "Megatron, DASH!"
Overall, Choro-Q Megatron is a nifty little novelty. He's a bit pricey at $15-20 considering his size. Still, if you're a Megatron fan, I'd highly recommend getting this toy. Now, all I need is Choro-Q Prime and we'll settle who's the best with a race!
|Date||January 26th 2002|
|Score||(8 out of 10)|