Sharkticon Megatron is the Latest release of Megatron in the Transformers Prime/ Beast Hunters Line. He is a remold and recolor of his original release. Lets check out the Bio and Stats on this guy :
So he was damaged in Battle and formatted when he picked up his Tatar Sauce Whoops sorry Tartarex Sword. I am starting to wonder if these small stories on these instructions are in fact the story line they are going to use in the Predacons Rising Movie. I guess Time will tell.
Ok Megatron is still a Spaceship but with a Fish Head and fish wings. He has been repainted A darker Brown with pinkish purple and Light Blue highlights. Here he is for your viewing pleasure:
SICK HIM!! Get Him Boy!!!
Now this is where the figure really stands out.
When I first saw this figure I wasn't really liking the color scheme It looked too girly too ughh. But once I got the figure in hand I liked the output. The colors work on the figure. It has a fish colored feel to him. The large fish head as a chest gives megatron a devolved look. The fins on his lower arms scream out
" Hey Im a Huge freaking Fish!
And they are placed in such a way that it looks as if Megs can use them in battle to tear up whatever Autobot is foolish enough to fight him. Articulation wise he does have a ball jointed head, shoulders, and hips. His knees and elbows do bend and his upper arm has a rotating joint due to his transformation. Over all the basic design of the figure works.
" Ohh you know what else works is Ketchup with Ice Cream. I ate some the other day and it was Oh hey look its a bird....."
Ok Megatron comes with either one of 2 weapons. On the Box they call it the Tatarex Sword (which I call the Tatar Sauce Sword) yet on the instructions it is renamed into the Sharktooth Spear. Personally I like the Tartar Sauce Sword (Patent Pending). Its a deeper purple gun with a fish head as its barrel.
I have to give credit to Hasbro on this weapon. The Locking handle is awesome. On a lot of these figures their weapons look better in their second mode but never have a way to lock them in it. They really hit the spot with this one. The over all look of the weapon goes with the whole fish feel of the figure. You know I like fish. Fred's fish was good but they changed their fish recently and its not as good anymore.
Ok with all the joy I got from this figure I also got a few disappointments. First my figure had week hip joints. The toy's hips are so loose it can't support it's own weight for too long. Now it may just be my figure and it is an easy fix but I noticed the same issue on another Megatron figure I got recently. So maybe the mold is degrading a bit? The other issue I had was the shoulder ball joints. On my robot his ball joints are so tight that it feels like they will break if I lift the arms up. So I got issues from both ends of the spectrum with this one. To be honest I am getting tired of having to fix my new toys right out of the package. Now I do want to bring up an issue that folks were talking about on FB recently. A Lot of folks were really hating on this figure and the color choices. I honestly think the issue is that they are connecting it with the Visual look of prior Megatrons. If this figure was another character with a different head I think the hate wouldn't be there. But hey I could be wrong. Overall I have to say this figure is really cool. I would recommend it to anyone but would let them know of the issues I had. Well that's all folks go enjoy your toys. Ands if you see David let him know that my ADHD didn't affect my review at all. Oh here are a few more pictures for you folks. Ohh I like pictures One day I painted a picture of a carebear. it was blu..............
I will chop you in two!
Freeze Fish Sticks!!!