Main
Features
 FOTD
 Toy Fair 2020
 NYCC 2019
 SDCC 2019
 Toy Fair 2019
 SDCC 2018
 Toy Fair 2018
 HasCon 2017
 SDCC 2017
 Toy Fair 2017
 SDCC 2016
 Toy Fair 2016
 SDCC 2015
 Toy Fair 2015
 SDCC 2014
 C2E2 2014
 Toy Fair 2014
 SDCC 2013
 C2E2 2013
 Toy Fair 2013
 SDCC 2012
 C2E2 2012
 Toy Fair 2012
 NYCC 2011
 SDCC 2011
 Toy Fair 2011
Archives
 Books
 DVD
 Music
 Statues
 Prop Replicas
 Toys
 Video Games
Credits
Contact



Related Links:
16bit Tumblr
16bit Twitter
16bit Instagram
ASWN
EE Podcast
Galactic Hunter
Glyos News
OSM News

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure Hasbro, 2020
Day #2,385: January 11, 2022
Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action FigureMegatron
WFC-GS14 - Shared Online Exclusive, Generation 2 Style

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Voyager
Item No.:
No. E9685
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Includes: Sword, fusion cannon
Action Feature: Transforms from Tank to Robot
Retail: $29.99
Availability: November 2020
Other: Box has no mention of G2, but it's G2

  PREVIOUS RSS NEXT  

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action FigureI sat on this review too long! I absolutely love this G2-inspired Megatron was one of those can't-miss selections, bringing the weird, talking tank back with many - but not all - of the original toy's specific details. It's sort of like what you remember, at least in terms of color.

For the completists out there, you are no doubt sick of Megatron - since the Siege Voyager, the Selects G2 Combat version, the Walmart Netflix version, the Earthrise version, and the Walmart 35th animation deco, you may have up to 6 toys very much like this one. I skipped the animation colors, but with everything else I'm a little tank Megatron-ed out. This is also my favorite non-G1 color version and probably the most charming version of the mold so far.

Click here to check availability at Entertainment Earth.

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure

The robot has all the same functionality of previous releases - meaning no swivel wrists, but decent and sturdy joints for the same poses you've done before. The question now is if you want a new color - if you've had it with gray, the bluish face, orange "camo," and green plastic make for a much more striking presence. It may not scream out "Megatron" to most fans, but to certain fans - the right fans - it's perfect.

Provided you don't have the original, it's a fine substitute - until they do another one, which undoubtedly also be pretty great. I would have loved a G2 Decepticon symbol - or something - visible in robot mode, but a nicely articulated green robot is what you would and should expect from a toy like this. Some more orange would be nice, but again, I'm picking at nits here - what you get is a perfectly good repaint, with some attempt to recreate the original toy's shoulder cannon using the tank turret. It's clever but doesn't work as good as I might have hoped - thank goodness for the original-style fusion cannon!

If you didn't get the other versions of this mold, you might be glad you waited for this one. I mean, I am - but I'll buy G2 anything Hasbro puts out in the 21st century.

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure

Transformation is as it always was, with the weird sword plate thing being removed and jammed to fill a hole on the back of the tank vehicle. They could've left it out - it doesn't help that much. After you squeeze everything in place, you get a green tank with lots of purple and just enough orange to make you happy. I can't not love it.

The wheels roll, the turret actually turns, you can plug in those C.O.M.B.A.T. effects, and basically pat yourself on the back that you bought an update of a toy from the 1990s that previous teams would likely rather you forgot existed. The only thing that's missing is the old sound box, and you can probably make some decent noises yourself.

These are the kinds of repaints I like to see - weird ones, different ones, colorful ones. The Selects sub-line has proven to be an amazing home for special repaints we used to only see at BotCon, so seeing G2 Megatron join Hubcap, Bug Bite, G2 Sandstorm, Shattered Glass Optimus, Shattered Glass Ratchet, and so many others that would normally have cost 3-4 times regular retail price. Sure, you may have to pay shipping, but that's a huge improvement over a big mark-up plus convention admission fee or fan club membership. If you like how he looks, get yourself G2 Megatron.

--Adam Pawlus

Additional Images

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure
Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure
Buy The Pin
Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure
Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure
Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure
Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure
Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure
Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure
Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Selects Megatron Action Figure

Click here to see more Hasbro figures in Figure of the Day.

Click here to see more Transformers figures in Figure of the Day.

Want to buy this figure? Check Transformers availability at our sponsors:
Entertainment Earth

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...

Featured Toy Video

Click Here for 2021
Figure of the
Day 2022
January 2022
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
February 2022
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728
March 2022
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
April 2022
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
May 2022
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
June 2022
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
July 2022
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
August 2022
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
September 2022
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930

16bit.com is best not viewed in Apple's Safari browser, we don't know why. All material on this site copyright their respective copyright holders. All materials appear hear for informative and entertainment purposes. 16bit.com is not to be held responsible for anything, ever. Photos taken by the 16bit.com staff. Site design, graphics, writing, and whatnot credited on the credits page. Be cool-- don't steal.
We know where you live and we'll break your friggin' legs.