Manic Ramblings and Delirious Ranting re: BW Megatron 11/13/96 Beast Wars Megatron. Damn, this is a *great* toy. I reached this conclusion while playing with him the other night. The engineering on this Transformer is simply superb. You can hardly move an inch in any direction on him, without encountering a moving part. The transform is beautifully complicated; I've had the guy for a month and just now am I really getting it down. And the gimmicks! Hoo boy! The missile launchers are pretty nifty. Neither the water sprayer (actually, it's more of a mister) nor the pincer claw are all that great on their own, but worked into this elaborate figure and together with the launchers, there're a bit of icing on the cake. Added to all this is detail -- the molded T-rex skin is wonderfully complex; the jaws and teeth and claws are fearsomely *big*. The range of motion for the robot mode is almost unparralled; there are a tremendous variety of potential poses. It's not a *perfect* toy; it does have a few minor faults: a limited range of movement on the T-rex arms, that annoying mutant heat that gets in the way, and the silly scowl on the robot face (which I've actually started to kind of like, though it doesn't quite fit the character of BW Megs as we've seen on the show). I also wish he had at least one normal-looking fist. But these are relatively minor complaints. If you don't have this figure, go out and get it. It is well worth your $20.
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