We looked at the Voyager Class Optimus Prime, based on the Laser Optimus from Generation 2. This time we are going to look at the Decepticon side of things, with Megatron and Doomshot.
We got a new Megatron in the last series, Combiner Wars, where we actually got two really nice Megatrons that were Leader Class. This time around, they are going with the triple changer feature, and using the body that we know will end up being Blitzwing with a repaint and a new Titan Master.
Hasbro was able to stick with the same basic shape and design of the robot, from Combiner Wars to Titans Return. There is just a massive size difference. I have to say, it is a bit of a de-evolution, going from the massive and shiny Combiner Wars version, to the smaller, grey Titans Return version.
As with other triple changers, it is clear there is a lot going on here. Like with Optimus, you can see jet parts in a backpack, as well as the tank parts.
Side by side, Optimus and Megatron are fairly evenly matched. Their size and bulk are very similar.
Megatron comes with Doomshot, who looks amazingly like Blitzwing, whom we will see in a future wave. Red and grey, and that is about it for this guy.
Transforming Megatron first takes us to the tank mode. Well, it looks like a tank that is getting ready to fly. I am thinking this is some kind of Nazi World War II attempted invention. A tank that can fly. Wings folded in and ready for takeoff.
From the back, there is a lot going on. A lot of the jet parts hang out back there.
And from the front… the jets. They couldn’t figure out how to build the two modes, so the tank and the jet were facing the same way? I bet Megatron would have loved to have had jet power in tank mode.
The turret has a swivel to it, so that makes for some nice playability. Doomshot gets to sit in the turret and fire the cannon.
Moving on to jet mode. Hey, that actually looks like a jet that could fly. Hasbro took cues from the F-15 Strike Eagle, a boxy plane in it’s own right and perfect for transforming into a tank. That being said, there is a whole lot of tank parts hanging off under there, which really isn’t good for flying, and makes the plane sit off the ground when landed.
The cockpit opens and allows Doomshot to ride in there. Much better than Optimus’ ride where his Titan Master has to ride in the back.
From the top, the F-15 looks good. I am not big on the shiny metallic stickers. It would have worked if he had actually been shiny like the Combiners War version, but this version looks a bit silly.
One of the configurations allows for the smaller cannon to be attached to the top of Megatron’s back. That allows the large cannon to not be quite as long and unwieldy.
Megatron and Optimus together in jet modes. I think Megatron definitely pulls out the win on this one. His jet looks better and actually able to fly.
In vehicle mode, tank vs tanker. Um, well I am going to give it to Megatron again Megatron looks better and has more playability, with the moving turret.
The two are pretty evenly matched in robot mode. They are of similar sizes, though Megatron has half a head on Prime. Megatron pretty much has one massive weapon, while Prime can fight with two. It is hard to say who would win this fight.
Bring in their stats, and again it is pretty even. Megatron is up on strength and firepower, but Optimus is up on speed and smarts. This would be a good match to watch.