Review by JoshB
Ok, so it’s not the masterpiece Megatron, but it is pretty damn cool.
Revoltech Yamaguchi Series Transformer “Megatron”
Like a lightning bolt from HobbyLink Japan to my front door, Megatron has arrived! While my Masterpiece Megatron hasn’t arrived yet, this much smaller Megatron makes the waiting a little easier.
Megatron is the 25th release in Kaiyodo and Organic’s Revoltech series of fully poseable action figures. Each figure uses the Revoltech Joint System to achieve previously unheard of levels of articulation.
Although this Megatron doesn’t transform, it replicates the appearance of the character in the animation and comics.
The Decepticon commander (Destron, if you are Japanese) is armed with his signature arm cannon, ready to take on Optimus Prime and his Autobots. Megatron has 13 Revoltech joints that enables you to pose him in any fashion. In total is comprised of 37 parts and stands 120mm (4.75 inches) tall.
Megatron only comes with a few accessories. A variant head is included that has more of a snarl than the normal face, but it’s not terribly different. Trying to get the second head on was a pain due to the tight fit of the joint and the constantly moving Revoltech neck. In addition to the head, Megatron also comes with 3 extra hands. Two of the hands are wide open, but the third is a hand designed to hold a gun. Apparently this hand is used to hold Convoy’s gun. ( I think that is what it says here: http://www.kaiyodo.co.jp/kaiyodo_HB/TK_topics/organic/re_1st/megatron/megatron.html)
The thing that impresses me most about Revoltech Megatron is the awesome metallic finish. Just check out the deep metallic red paint on the inside of the legs – it’s absolutely gorgeous.
Revoltech Megatron was released in Japan on Sunday April 15, 2007 and is available now through HobbyLink Japan.
|Posted 25 April, 2007 - 12:57 by JoshB|