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kurdt_the_goat
30th July 2009, 12:50 AM
I couldn't resist taking some photos of this bad boy - but I'm just too busy and i've only just gotten Megs, so there's no detailed review for this one i'm afraid! Just click to enlarge :)

http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040196.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040196.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040198.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040198.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040199.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040199.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040200.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040200.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040201.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040201.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040202.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040202.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040203.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040203.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040206.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040206.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040207.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040207.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040208.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040208.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040209.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040209.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040211.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040211.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040213.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040213.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040215.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040215.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040217.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040217.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040218.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040218.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040219.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040219.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040220.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040220.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040221.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040221.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040222.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040222.jpg)
http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040223.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040223.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040225.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040225.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040226.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040226.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040227.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040227.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040228.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040228.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040229.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040229.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040230.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040230.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040231.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040231.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040233.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040233.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040234.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040234.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040235.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040235.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040241.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040241.jpg)
http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040243.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040243.jpg) http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/200/P1040244.jpg (http://mirror.cliffbee.com/alt-megs/1024/P1040244.jpg)

Phew that's a lot of photos! If you can't tell, i'm loving this toy so far and could safely say my conclusion would be along the lines of "Buy Now!"

Kyle
30th July 2009, 01:03 AM
Silver Megatron vs Silver Convoy does look very matching. :)

jaydisc
30th July 2009, 01:26 AM
I love this figure. Great pics as always!

Stompy
30th July 2009, 01:31 AM
Great figure indeed. Love those shoulder armour and the way the legs convert. The two swords are a nice touch too. I can't say I'm a big fan of that squeeze conversion technique in these Alternities though. Excellent pics!

gamblor916
30th July 2009, 08:41 AM
Megatron is awesome. Great pics!

jaydisc
30th July 2009, 09:43 AM
One unfortunate thing, and I didn't even notice it until Stompy told me are the dents in the rear wheel wells. Mine are worse than yours. Stompy says he noticed them in the packaging.

http://itfdb.com/temporary/tf/P1040222.jpg

jaydisc
30th July 2009, 04:32 PM
With Convoy, when you do the pinch-and-squeeze (tm), if nothing is obstructing anything, the head and bonnet flip up, the chassis slides forward and touches in the front, the arms come out an entire 90, and the back corner of the front chassis also clips into place. It's perfect.

With Megs, I find firstly that the arms are not designed to swing out 90, more like 45, but even then, the black part of his shoulders underneath the bonnet really butt up again the sides of the front end, unable to pop out underneath without doing a bit of a twist and stretch.

Anyone know the secret to avoid this?

Another thing:

There's another difference that disappoints me. On both, you slide the car seat on the forearm to be aligned with the rest of the arm. On Convoy, each position has a gratifying click. There is no confirmation with Megatron and they sometimes slide out of position.

gamblor916
31st July 2009, 11:19 AM
One unfortunate thing, and I didn't even notice it until Stompy told me are the dents in the rear wheel wells. Mine are worse than yours. Stompy says he noticed them in the packaging.

http://itfdb.com/temporary/tf/P1040222.jpg

I've had a look at mine and the "dent" you spotted I think is where the part connects to the moulding runner. So how bad that area looks depends on how careful the factory worker was in cutting that part off.
Mine is ok but still noticable.

jimsta
31st July 2009, 08:46 PM
Thats so cool. were do you guys get these???
Top stuff

Stompy
31st July 2009, 08:55 PM
Imported jimsta.

Try http://www.robotkingdom.com. Hong Kong based, charges in US dollars but be aware of shipping costs.


Those dents on the rear panel near the wheels is such a dissapointment.

High_Q
31st July 2009, 09:21 PM
With Megs, I find firstly that the arms are not designed to swing out 90, more like 45, but even then, the black part of his shoulders underneath the bonnet really butt up again the sides of the front end, unable to pop out underneath without doing a bit of a twist and stretch.

Anyone know the secret to avoid this?


+1! Although i really like both modes of this figure, I nearly broke it when attempting to transform it due to the shoulder issue. Unfortunately, I don't think it can be avoided.

jaydisc
2nd August 2009, 03:30 PM
I was seeing how these guys scaled with some deluxes. The deluxes seem to be a little bit smaller scale wise.

http://itfdb.com/temporary/tf/alternityscale1.jpg
http://itfdb.com/temporary/tf/alternityscale2.jpg
http://itfdb.com/temporary/tf/alternityscale3.jpg
http://itfdb.com/temporary/tf/alternityscale4.jpg
http://itfdb.com/temporary/tf/alternityscale5.jpg
http://itfdb.com/temporary/tf/alternityscale6.jpg

Grievous
15th January 2010, 01:53 PM
I actually just ordered Alternity Megatron this morning off ebay...
but in the rather fetching "Premium Le Mans Blue"

http://plasticmissile.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/alt_meg_blue.jpg

That is Sexy with a capital Sexy...
:cool:

Edited On The 28th January 2010 at 4:32pm:

Okay...so my Alternity Megatron just arrived...and his awesome...

The Samurai armor and swords are fantastic...and while I still
find the concept of Megatron being a car strange...this toy
is first class.

I'll have to track down Convoy next...may-be in black...
:confused:

I was also just thinking about the Alternity line...

1~ Convoy
2~ Megatron
3~ Bumblebee/Cliffjumper
4~ Starscream/Skywarp

5~ Jazz?
6~ Soundwave?

May-be?
:confused: