Hasbro Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Megatron Hasbro, 2017
Day #1,778: August 28, 2017
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Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition Deluxe
Item No.: Asst. C2023 No. C3415 Manufacturer:Hasbro Includes:Fusion Cannon, trading card Action Feature:Transforms from Stealth Bomber to robot Retail:$19.99 Availability:May June 2017 Other: The Cyberglyphics read "Megatron"
I wasn't expecting to see this The Last KnightMegatron. Generations or other classic molds creep in the movie line once in a while, but you probably bought this mold as Megatron [FOTD #791] a few years ago. For $12.99. With a full-size comic book. Inflation sucks, is what I'm getting at.
What's interesting here is that you're getting a weird, very temporary body in the comics, in colors of the current movie, with a new head inspired by said movie. That, I like - it's a little silly but seeing what is effectively a "classic" version of movie Megatron with horns is great. MORE
If you compare it to other The Last Knight Megatron toys, the colors match pretty closely. The helmet matches the movie helmets, but the purple and clear red are more or less distinctive here. 17 points of articulation make for a good robot, with a surprisingly top-heavy robot with very sturdy moving parts. Getting it to be posed or balanced in a pleasing way may be difficult, but with a little patience you can get him holding out his sorta-Fusion Cannon like you would expect from the mighty Megatron.
Transformation is exactly the same as it was before. The legs were a little tricky, and the wings tab in place but not terribly securely. Be careful, if you bump it against another toy you could knock them off in vehicle mode.
The flying wing is nifty, with some clear red, a lot of grey, some gold, and wing tips that just don't match the rest of it. I still like it, because it's weird, but the mismatched colors really stand out in this day and age. There are 2 5mm ports on top so you can add accessories if you like, plus a landing skid that folds down from under the nose. This was before they put those display stand ports, so basically all this is going to do is sit on a shelf or fly around if you carry it in your hand and make the "whoosh" noises.
If you like the pictures, it's a fun enough toy - it's not cheap (unless you got it on that buy one get one 40% off sale, and I did) so it may not be exciting at $20 if you got the mold at $13. There's a little more deco here, and the added purple hands and lower waist break up the sea of grey nicely. I really like the idea here with a distinctive new helmet, giving us a really new weird take in the whole classic area. This is a fun crossover piece that might drag people from movie or classics into the other arena, and I'm charmed by it. I might not be playing with it much, but it's cool.
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