I've had this guy on my radar for a while and one popped up last week that was probably in the best condition I have ever seen. Sealed paperwork and missiles, tight joints, no wear...what else could you ask for?
So just to give a little history I am sure most people know that Megatron was originally a Microman figure. The figure that was released in America with the extended barrel, stock and sight was actually the Microman U.N.C.L.E. version, taken from the fact that the television show The Man from U.N.C.L.E. that aired in the 1970's had a similar pistol with all the extensions. This version also obviously has red plastic on the inside of the arms and legs and a chrome finish. However for some reason Takara repackaged the original Gun Robo P-38 Microman figure as Megatron in the initial run. This version did not come with any weapon extensions (including Megatron's arm cannon!) and only included the sword and chrome gun as you see here. This variant is also notable for having the blue plastic inside the arms and legs of the figure and a flat grey finish to the chest and arms. It is also interesting to note the packaging art is completely different from the standard art but still features the red plastic on the inside of the legs and arms! Craziness I tell you. Even the factory stickers on the inside of the legs are different.
|In fact, the entire shoulder piece is a remold.|
That's another one off my list.
D-48 White Astrotrain, another Space Shuttle