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The gun is big to keep

The gun is big to keep Megatron scale to MP-01 Convoy/Optimus Prime. If the gun was scale to a real P-38, Megatron would be almost the same size as the old one, which would be dwarfed by MP Convoy. Takara (rightly) chose the lesser of two evils and realized that nobody is going to keep it in gun mode anyway so it was the mode to suffer a scale mis-match.

I'm not extremely pleased with it myself, due to the limited poseabilty and low metal content. It, like the Starscream MP, is not as good as the Convoy MP. I also feel that the scope/cannon is too large. In either mode it feels like it's overshadowing what it's attached to. It could stand to be at least 10% smaller and lighter.

The pistol and sword are from the final battle with Optimus in the movie. In the fight he loses his big gun, and since he actually has to be fired by someone else in pistol mode, these were his only options to fight one on one with Prime. The pistol, in fact, is what he uses to deliver the killing blow to Prime so it's actually a big deal to include it. The mace is the nemesis to Prime's axe. They fought each other in one of the first episodes this way and I think they showed up once or twice again.

All in all it's a nice companion piece to MP Convoy, but it's not perfect.

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Posted by duke togo on 4 May, 2007 - 13:31
Now this is a thing of

Now this is a thing of beauty.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

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Posted by MINImusPrime00 on 31 January, 2008 - 13:41