14 Jul 2017

Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron

It was a long wait for Takara to finally release a new Megatron in their Transformers Masterpiece series. The original MP-5 Megatron was never a great figure, and once MP-10 Optimus was released, everyone was waiting for a new Megatron in the new scale. And finally after around 5 years, Takara have released the definitive G1 Megatron figure!

Click the link below to check out my bot mode comparison video between MP-36 Megatron and the X-Transbots Apollyon. The Apollyon was definitely a good stand-in at the time, but the official Takara version pretty much beats it in all categories that matter!



Takara continue their new direction with the MP figures by including a vast array of accessories straight from episodes of the G1 cartoon. Multiple head sculpts, weapons and items used in the cartoon, and homages to the G1 toy are all included in the set. It's an awesome package amongst the best they've ever released.



I love that Hasbro Asia have brought back the collector coin, so I couldn't resist getting it from Robotkingdom to get the coin. It's a shame the card art is not the original grid style of earlier collector cards, but overall they still look amazing displayed together.



I won't say much more in this quick summary that you can't hear or see in the video on the channel. Suffice it to say I think it's an incredible figure, with amazing articulation, and accurate G1 cartoon aesthetics!



It's beautiful to finally see my favourite G1 Decepticons in Masterpiece form together in the collection! They look incredible displayed together! Now I just wish Takara would announce some Constructicons or Triple Changers. But at least now I have the core team that I loved watching as a kid back in the 80s.