Series: Movie Tie-ins
Alternate Mode: Cybertronian Tank
Height: 3.5cm Length: 6.5cm Width: 5cm
A silver tank with black treads, Megatron's colour scheme is very much minimal, with silver plastic on top, four black treads underneath and a gunmetal colour on the mechanical stuff inside the treads (on either side). There's a black Decepticon logo on the right side, above the rear tread. The turret is entirely silver, with a fairly intricate sculpt on both the this turret and the "fenders" - silver areas above the treads.
Megatron has good play value for a Legends tank. The treads are fixed of course, but there are four small silver wheels - one on the inside of each tread, and they roll quite well. What really impresses me is that the turret can actually aim. It can lift up maybe 25°, and while it can't rotate, considering that it forms from the robot arms, I'm pretty happy that Megatron has _any_ movement in this mode. There's a visible hinge at the base of the cannon, but this is for robot mode - trying to move this hinge will pull the cannon apart.
With a good sculpt, a very cleverly designed turret and a simple but effective colour scheme, Megatron has a very good tank mode, considering the size class. It's a little indistinct, but then most of the Cybertronian modes from the movies are, and this one is better defined than many of those (including the first Legends Megatron).
TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE
Unclip the rear treads, fold them down and forward to form boots. Split the turret, fold the rear "fenders" onto his back, dragging the turret halves out to form arms, which also reveals the head and chest. Stand him up.
Height: 8cm Width: 5cm
A silver robot with black legs, Megatron has a grey head with a black mouth area, black crest and red eyes. That Decepticon logo is now on his back, and there's no allegiance symbol here. Again the colour scheme is simple but the painted details don't feel sparse - he's simple by design. There are some silver patterns on his hips. The sculpt is good with a detailed chest and a fairly detailed face despite the size.
The bodyshape is a little off here - the hipjoints push out to the sides like those of a lizard, and the boots actually sit slightly wider than his thighs, which looks quite odd. The arms are the turret and while the upper arms are fairly solid the forearms are simply the cannon. His right forearm works well, since it's most of the cannon, but the left forearm is a lot shorter being the underside of the cannon. It has teeth of sorts and looks like a mini hacksaw, which helps the look here, since it makes a feature of this short kibbly forearm.
Poseability is decent. The shoulders and hips are ball jointed while the elbows and knees are ball jointed. The range of poses is a little limited by the fact that the footprints are small - he tumbles over relatively easily.
The robot mode is not as good as his vehicle mode since it has an awkward shape, but it's not awful, either. The colour scheme and paint job work, the poseability is okay and the limited arms are used well as weapons. The tank mode is clearly his stronger mode, but this mode is not a write off.
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A good paint job and a great sculpt in both modes, decent poseability in robot mode and great play value in tank mode make Megatron worthwhile at this pricepoint. Sure he's not the best Legends toy in the line but movie Megatron toys have proven difficult for Hasbro to do, and this is one of the best. For the price, I'm quite happy with this toy - especially with the movable turret - 7/10