Hasbro Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise Megatron Figure Review

Hasbro Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise Megatron Figure Review

 

Hasbro’s Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise line continues with Megatron, the leader of the Decepticons and nemesis to Optimus Prime. War For Cybertron: Earthrise continues where Siege left off, and airs on Netflix on December 30th, 2020. Megaton was part of the Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise PR box that Hasbro sent out, which we did an unboxing of last week. Megatron is part of the Voyager class offerings in this line, and can transform from robot to tank mode.

The siege is over, but the War for Cybertron has just begun. The Autobots and Decepticons have left Cybertron, but their battle rages on as they hurtle through space in pursuit of the Allspark. With unforeseen dangers lurking ahead and the Decepticons closing in from behind, the only way out for the Autobots is to find a way through. Both sides must navigate the perils of space and instantly adapt to battle anywhere in the cosmos.

With the highly advanced A.I.R. (Adaptable Interconnection Retrofitter) Locks system, the fighters don’t head to the battlefield — they become it. Bots capable of converting into Modular Battle Stations can A.I.R.-Lock together in custom configurations to fit the needs of battle.

As the battle rages through space, success depends on who can best adapt to the battlefield beyond. But it’s not just the battlefield that commands adaptability. Allegiances can shift just as rapidly, with a new Mercenary faction introduced into the Earthrise world alongside the Autobots and Decepticons.

 

 

Thank you to Hasbro for providing their Transformers War For Cybertron: Earthrise Megatron Figure for review. 

Availability: November 2020

Megatron is packaged in the Voyager size window box, with nicely done artwork and logo’s on the front, images of him inspired from the Netflix series on the right, a group shot of characters on the left, images of the figure in both modes and more artwork on the back.

 

Megatron pays homage to his 1980’s appearance while being based on his appearance in War for Cybertron: Earthrise series coming to Netflix. Megatron is painted in light grey, with dark grey deco on his hips, hands and legs, and there is a nicely done pattern on the legs, which are also the tank treads in vehicle mode. This pattern is also on his back, where the front of the tank treads are stored while in robot mode. His torso includes the Decepticon logo, which also can be found on his right leg, and there are additional details on his chest including blue circles, and other patterns and details. His head sculpt is nicely done and keeps that 80’s design, with nicely done facial details including red eyes.

In this mode, he can hold both weapons that are included, including his iconic blaster, and a second blaster that you can use to swivel around to become a blade. Both weapons plug into the holes on his arms and are securely inside once placed. This other weapon is definitely something unique, and it looks like it could be used as a sword for Scorponok or another large character.

 

The transformation from robot to tank mode isn’t too difficult, and if you have some moderate experience, you shouldn’t have too much trouble. In the video that’s embedded in this review, we show you the instructions on how to transform him, so if you need to check that out, look for the video above. In vehicle mode, Megatron looks great especially with the black treads with the light grey pattern. The sword/blaster combo weapon becomes the cannon, and you can swivel the turret around, but the cannon cannot be raised or lowered. That isn’t a deal breaker by a long shot, but it would have been nice to have the option.

Overall, Megatron is an excellent figure with a great likeness and attention to detail. Since Combiner Wars, i’ve personally been very pleased with what Hasbro’s designers have been doing with the brand, and this version of Megatron make a great addition to the trilogy series. Make sure to get him now, and check for other Siege, Earthrise and Kingdom figures at the stores listed below:

Purchase:

Entertainment Earth

BigBadToyStore

Hobby Link Japan

Zavvi U.S./Canada

Zavvi U.K. 

Amazon

 

      

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