So for those who don’t know, back in the day we had a Takara Masterpiece Megatron and… he wasn’t good. Reportedly designed on a super-tight deadline, the bot mode was fugly (which at least was authentic to the toy) and the transformation was insufferable.
I’ve chosen Gewalt for my second review subject for a couple of reasons. Firstly, having been pretty negative in my initial piece (Ollie), I wanted to write about something I feel more positive about. Secondly, I’ve not handled this guy too much since he first arrived, and this seemed like a good excuse.
I’ll put my hands up and admit, I’m quite a fan of DX9. Chigurh seemed to get a middling reception, but he tickled my fancy. Maybe I’m sweet on skinny thighs? Carry has the unique honour of being the only third party toy to actually replace an official Masterpiece on my shelf, booting MP-09 from his spot. Tyrant, too, I quite enjoyed. Mightron is a success as well, and would have been a worthy MP Megatron ‘winner’ had it not launched alongside a certain rival.
This is my first stab at a Transformers review. Be kind! I lack the wordsmithery of Sixo, Maz and Liam and the photography skills of… Sixo, Maz and Liam. I used to really enjoy Sixo’s photos. Now they make me incandescent with fury. But I’ll get better, I promise x
Many of you will be entirely familiar with all of this, but for those who aren’t, a refresher: X-Transbots MM-IV+ Survivalist Ollie, to give him his full name, is based on Autobot character Wheelie. He made his debut in the cherished ‘80s animated Transformers film, and was a right twat. A right rhyming twat. Regardless, us collectors are completionists. A twat he may, be but he’s a canon twat, and thus will be a key requirement for anyone putting together a Masterpiece Movie collection.