Devastating

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Ignoring my customer service problems with a defective bot for the moment (which is perhaps a story we’ll get to later), I can comfortably say that I think the individual Generation Toy Gravity Builder bots are loads better than Toyworld. They’re more stylized, certainly, but they’re better built and loads more fun.

Combined mode, however, is a totally different story. Constructor is just something else:

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REVIEW: Takara MP-36 Masterpiece Megatron

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Sooooo, the big one! I’m trying to recall if I’ve ever been as hyped for a release as I am for this. It was the lure of a ‘proper’ Masterpiece Megatron – Apollyon, in that instance – that drew me back into Transformers collecting. MP-10 had survived the purge, and I just knew I needed Apollyon to stand alongside him.

Of course, as it transpired, Apollyon was shambolic. In the time that has followed, however, two worthy MP Megatrons have been released. DX9 Mightron was very decent, but Maketoys Despotron was the one that stole my heart. He got 5 Stars from me just last week. Could Takara ever hope to better such a mighty fine figure? Well, let’s be honest – the early coverage of MP-36 wasn’t promising, was it?

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