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Unreleased ROTF / HFTD “Megatron Rising” giftset figure

“I’m so rare no one even knew I existed until today!”

Well well well.  Thanks to my old pal Blue Boost for nefariously sneaking a photo of our private little Megatron treasure into a TFw2005 news post yesterday. He’s stirred the pot and now would-be movie collectors are salivating over his unreleased ROTF Voyager Megatron from the ill-fated “Megatron Rising” giftset.  I decided to share this photo of my version, which has been actually out on my table recently amongst other Megatrons.

Bask in the glory of what could’ve been. Officially, the giftset was revealed at SDCC 2010 but none of the giftsets saw the light of day, except Ravage infiltration giftset which did appear in the UK in limited numbers.

Getting ahold of figures like this is no laughing matter. You usually get one chance and you must strike immediately. Boost and I got these off of Ebay from a seller than typically has sample toys. Apparently this giftset was very near final production before it was pulled.  Perhaps a warehouse does exist full of packaged pieces… we may never know!

More like Megatron falling… amirite?

Strange enough, while writing this quick article I found a place online that has listings for this Megatron (sold out) as well as the individual legends class constructicons. The red scrapper in particular is interesting.  But are $235 per legend, they may be the most expensive legends of all time!  Happy hunting Collecticons.

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Masterpiece Megatron 2 arises as MP-36

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The captain has come back to reclaim the ship!

Yes, it’s true.  The gray prototype was in fact a Takara-led release of Megatron in the newer, tidier Masterpiece scale to go along with MP-10. It looks awesome.

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Prepare for the return of Masterpiece Megatron, finally!

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Let the slaughter begin! Digibash by someone that’s not me.

Alerts of a new terrorist threat hit Weibo (Chinese Twitter) today around 8:00 AM CST. Authorities were on the scene immediately and fortunately no civilians were hurt.  No terrorist organizations have yet taken responsibility for the attack, which has lead citizens of the world to surmize who the responsible parties may be. Many have pointed the finger at Third-party entities, while others believe an entirely new mysterious shadow organization called the attack. What is becoming clear as the day progresses is that this may actually be an inside job from the authorities at TakaraTomy of Japan. The company gave no comment when questioned.

Only time will tell, but until then, no one can sleep safe.

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What is Megatron’s Alt-mode in Transformers More Than Meets The Eye? SPOILERS

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Speak softly and carry a big… gun?

Anyone invested in the last 4 issues of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye will be on edge for the next 30-some days. Luckily Game of Thrones will be well over before the next issue drops, but we were all victim to a Walking Dead-style Season Finale cliff-hanger to muse over.

Hints have been dropped over the course of the last 50 issues to many of the on-going mysteries, but sometimes the biggest hints are in between the cracks. The solution to the riddle can be right in front of us by looking at the things that AREN’T said.

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Alex Milne almost ALWAYS includes an alt-mode in his initial character sketches

For instance, the second ‘season’ of MTMTE thrust us right into the thick of it with Megatron aboard The Lost Light with a new body. The fact that this is a new rebuild for Megatron has been mentioned sparingly seems like a hint. There’s also a lot of fan backlash and criticism about how More Than Meets The Eye is a story about Transformers that “don’t transform”. While at base level I can admit that the transformations are of almost third level importance compared to the character and world building of this story, it may have been an intentional choice on the author’s part. Could there be some big twist regarding the omittance of Megatron’s alt-mode?

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Robots in Disguise & Dark Cybertron Megatron rebuild by Andrew Griffith – Definitely a tank.

The general theories are that Megatron’s body is just a slight tweak to his Robots In Diguise / Dark Cybertron appearance where he was most definitely a battle tank of sorts. This design was his most recent configuration prior to the events in MTMTE, and so it could be said that all we are seeing is a new artist’s take on the current design.  Sure, maybe…

But then why didn’t we see a sketch of Megatron’s alt-mode in Alex Milne’s initial design reveals?  He typically likes to show fans some of the cool design work he does for these books, which he’s mention is done off the clock.  When he revealed the new Megatron, there wasn’t an alt-mode sketch.  No one thought jack shit about it at the time, but I’m raising an eyebrow or two.

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Your guide to IDW Megatron’s ala yours truly. Enjoy!

What does this mean?  Of course I don’t know, I could just guess but I’m getting really sick of being totally wrong.  I will close with this interesting tidbit that harkens ALLLL the way back to Escalation issue 5.  Fellow MTMTE-fan and Seibertron.com podcaster Scotty P sent me a private message pointing out some eerily similar Megatron Moments to something that happened in MTMTE 54…  you be the judge, I’ll be the jury, and James Roberts?  The executioner.

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Dichotomy, full circle!

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2016 Botcon Beast Megatron seems to be a shoe-in this year

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Everyone is looking forward to this figure in the Botcon 2016 souvenir set!  See Botcon’s new video here.

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More Botcon possibilities?

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Botcon 2016 predictions – centerpiece figure possibility?

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Could it be me?? YESssssss…..

So it’s time to start guessing what the potential figures could be for the upcoming Botcon 2016.  There is mention of a “center-piece” figure for the souvenirs that is not a Combiner Wars mold.  The other hint is that it required a new heead.

Could we possibly be getting access to the Japan-only remold of War for Cybertron Voyager Grilock as Beast Wars Megatron? Sure, maybe, but probably not.  He sure would make a good looking toy though to defeat Predacus!

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. trailer released today – The Return of Megatron!!

For those of you who don’t know, the original design of G1 Megatron, or Microchange Gun Robo to be more specific, came from a 1960’s show called “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”

Who knew that years later, even this stuff would be rebooted into a modern era film?  The even bigger question is this: Will the true form of Megatron return!?  According to the screen cap below, the answer is a resounding “It’s hard to tell exactly, but it looks like it may be!”

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Welcome to 2015, Mr. Tron

 

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MP5G Gold Megatron ain’t so bad

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He definitely wasn’t the Leader we deserved, but he was the leader we got. Thanks Batman, thanks.

 

I’m sick of hearing the hate for this guy!  That purple makes all the difference for me.  The big sadness is that the accessories are all the same as the original.  I mean, couldn’t Kremzeek have at least been molded in a different color?  Like Blue?

For under $60 from Lena, I think this was a steal.

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Someone left the skittles in the radiator again!

 

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Guns don’t kill people, Megatron kills people

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So when does this alternate redeco of Megatron come out?

 

If you don’t find this at least a little funny then you shouldn’t be reading this blog.