Well... I'd already gotten the Optimus Prime,
so... he couldn't be allowed to be lonely, right? That was
actually the second excuse. The first: TINY ANGRY MEGATRON.
How in the world could I possibly resist?
There was still dread when the box arrived.
And yet more when I opened it. I guess maybe I'm getting a
little numb to the fear, though, since I just went ahead and set it
aside for a few days, then dove right in without worrying too much.
I should be very afraid of this.
But then look at the result! Here, he is tiny
smirky Megatron, showing off the other two expressions, his mace, and
his tiny gun mode. Because obviously
Decepticons don't just change shape, they change size too.
Because reasons. Because drugs, cheap animation, and the
1980's, I don't know.
I was not quite prepared for the adorable tiny gun.
I never had the opportunity to snag a G1 Megatron (and sure as
hell am not paying what anyone's asking for one now), but this just
made me happy. Even if it's tiny andneeds the tiniest bit of sanding to be able to fit smoothly together. I'll get around to it.
piece of shit. Most of the mace just snapped together in two pieces, no big deal. Eight
of the spikes, however, had to be added. Individually. By
hand. These tiny damn purple spikes. Can you imagine the
string of cursing that went into this? If not, I could probably
manage to repeat myself pretty easily. At least they fit snugly.
Closer on the tiny smirky face. The face
plates just sort of slide into the head piece so they're easy to switch
out. I must admit this is my favorite expression, though.
But here's tiny frowny Megatron doing his
"disinterested model" thing. Also showing off some of the more
impressive details, like the panels on the insides of his legs and the
scope on his arm. And yes I applied those stickers by hand.
And no none of them are perfectly aligned but you can barely tell
so take that. And... just take that.
Again he's actually really well articulated for such
a small figure, and even able to stand under his own power pretty
easily. I'm not sure what he's doing here. Interpretive
Gotta get that ass shot in! Supposedly his scope
can be taken off his arm and will fit into the... hole...in the back...
but that seemed inappropriate on so many levels.
Also, he's so shiny. Not annoyingly shiny enough to bother the camera, but definitely shiny.
And finally! Tiny angry Megatron! Man he does
look angry. Probably at something you did. Might wanna
start running now.
I also love how, if the light is at just
the right angle, it looks like he has pupils. Not sure if that
was intentional or not, but it amuses me.
And then that surreal moment when you're holding yourself.
"Do you see this shit?"
In all, I'm very happy that I leaped onto
this pre-order. I actually ordered him before I ordered Optimus,
so... well. Now they can just buddy around. Or... not.
Because opposing factions and whatnot. (Unless of course
you're into More Than Meets the Eye... which I am. Long story,
though. And Megs definitely has his Decepticon insignia here, so.)
Point being, while I still twitch at the
concept of putting all of these little plastic pieces together, the
instructions are clear and the general work isn't... too bad. At
least the result can't be argued with. Unless you want to make