I have watched Transformers Beast Wars in my younger days, but I have never thought Megatron Beast Wars could look this dope as a collectible action figure. Never. Ever. That’s until I saw this: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-43 Megatron Beast Wars. This super dope collectible from the Japanese’s version of Beast Wars was officially released in Japan last month.
Despite it looking exceptionally organic in Beast mode, this thing is actually transformable between robot and dinosaur form. In the latter’s form, the dinosaur head transforms to serve as the super villain’s weapon. Naturally, Megatron in Beast Wars took the form of the most ferocious prehistoric beast known to man, the Tyrannosaur Rex, or more commonly known as T-Rex.
It is totally posable (though it is not clear how many points of articulation it has) as a robot and as a dino, and boasts newly recorded sound effects (in Japanese) by Japanese voice actor Chiba Shigeru who voiced Megatron 20 years ago in Japanese version of the Beast Wars.
Perhaps the most amazing thing about this plastic and diecast collectible is, when in Beast mode, it has a super clean silhouette with no telltale signs that it is a robot in disguise. Almost like it was in the cartoon series. In other words, it looks absolutely like a T-Rex – save for the obvious joint lines. And the textured ’skin’ only serves make it even more convincing as the king of dinosaurs.
That said, there’s no question about if this is a must-have for any Transformers fan. More so if you are a fan of Beast Wars. Seriously, this could an art for what it is. If you are in stateside, you can find pick up Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-43 Megatron Beast Wars from Big Bad Toy Store for $319.99 (it sells for 35,000 yen, plus tax, in Japan). You can also find it on Megalopolis City of Collectibles selling at the same price. Look past the price cos’ you know gotta have one.
Images: Takara Tomy/Big Bad Toy Store.
Source: Toy Hype USA.