Transformers Masterpiece Megatron Mp-05

  • Japan Encore Series Transformer
  • Very hard to find, great for Transofmers fans and collectors
  • Transformers Encore Series
  • Just Like the Original 1970’s Toys
  • Better than ever

The MP-5 Megatron is a collector’s item in a completely unaltered, factory sealed condition. Features a standing full 12� tall; this amazing addition to Takara’s MP collection features die-cast metal elements and superior design. Due to the delicate nature of this item, it is recommended for adult collectors only. It is a fully transformable from a full scale Walther P-38 pistol with electronic sighting in the scope to the maniacal deception leader. Robot mode features super articulation right down to each finger and a host of exciting accessories: energon mace with chain, lightsaber, sidearm pistol, and a PVC figure of the troublesome Kremzeek character from the Gen 1 cartoon. If you have all the Masterpiece editions, or are just starting the collection, this is a must-have centerpiece that will soon be a milestone in toy history.

List Price: $ 169.99

Price: $ 144.30

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3 Responses to Transformers Masterpiece Megatron Mp-05

  1. Digital Man says:
    35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Looks can be deceiving, May 6, 2007
    Digital Man (USA) –

    = Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Transformers Masterpiece Megatron Mp-05 (Toy)
    Let me say that this Megatron figure is not a toy. If you plan on buying this figure for a child, he or she will break in no time. This is an adult collectors item and a very fragile one at that. This masterpiece Megatron is an amazing figure to look at, but it is also extremely fragile. I would highly suggest you do not attempt to transform this Megatron because you will more than likely break something. It does not matter how careful you are when transforming this figure because, the design of this masterpiece Megatron is based on these small brittle plastic tabs that snap easily. Megatron’s head and one of his fingers popped off when I tried transforming him. The little plastic gray tab on the right pistol trigger also broke off as well during a careful and gentle transformation. I know most people will be tempted to transform this figure but you have been warned. Save yourself the frustration and extra money, you will have to pay to get replacement parts for this figure. LEAVE MEGATRON IN ROBOT MODE. On the bright side, this masterpiece Megatron is the most accurate version of the cartoon Megatron ever made. This Megatron is also very tall and very intricately detailed. Masterpiece Megatron is slightly larger than the masterpiece Optimus. Megatron also seems to have a more overall impressiveness than Optimus especially when equipped with the fusion cannon. I was also really impressed with the complex design that was put into this figure. It is simply amazing how the designers figured out how to design this masterpiece Megatron. The only problem with Megatron other than the fragility of this figure is the extremely large size of Megatron’s fusion cannon. The fusion cannon is quite an impressive looking weapon but it is way too large for Megatron to carry. My Megatron has a hard time standing up because his fusion cannon makes him fall over. The pistol barrel on Megatron’s back also limits Megatron aiming his fusion cannon straight forward. Overall on a scale of one to ten this is how I rank masterpiece Megatron.

    Durability – 1

    Playability- 2

    Detail – 10

    Design- 9

    Ability to pose – 5


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  2. Guillermo Loayza says:
    18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    MASTERPIECE! TRULY.., May 5, 2007

    = Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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    This review is from: Transformers Masterpiece Megatron Mp-05 (Toy)
    For starters this is NOT A TOY. It’s a Masterpiece Item.

    I, like many other Transformers fans, have been waiting for a figure like this for more than 20 years, specially after seeing the new movie version which has nothing to do with the original G1 Megatron.

    This Masterpiece Collection item is TRULY A HOMAGE TO G1 MEGATRON. It’s also designed to be showcased next to the Masterpiece Optimus Prime. And just like it, it needs some thinkering to transform it from pistol to robot, and back.

    When mine arrived, as a challenge, I transformed it from robot, to pistol, to robot, without following the instruction booklet (Although I don’t recomend this unless you have lots of patience). Nothing broke apart. The key is you must be patient and careful, understanding how every part connects and interacts with each other.

    The price tag for it is over a hundred bucks. Anything in this price range is not supossed to end in a kid’s hands. Or any careless hands for that matter. If you allow this to happen, it’s on your own risk.

    Like many reviewers have pointed out, it’s a extremely delicate figure. But, honestly, it would be fragile depending only on who is handling it. To keep this version as close as possible to the cartoon representation, the Engineers came with an impresive transformation design. Hats off to them.

    In conclusion, AMAZING.

    And, for those that insist this is a toy at least wait for the 50bucks under version to come out, like Hasbro Optimus, which I honestly doubt will ever even come out.


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  3. Christopher Sikora says:
    25 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    What a piece of over priced junk!!!, May 27, 2007
    Christopher Sikora (Albany, NY) –

    = Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Transformers Masterpiece Megatron Mp-05 (Toy)
    I am a huge fan of the original Transformers toy line. They were my favorite toys growing up. So when I first learned of the Masterpiece collection I was very excited. I received the Masterpiece Optimus Prime as a gift this past Christmas, and found it to be indeed a masterpiece!. The quality and detail of its construction is superb, right down to the Autobot Matrix.

    I also have Starscream which was considerably less impressive. Starscream cannot stand without the aid of a specially designed display platform included with the model. He is made entirely of plastic and some of his parts and workings are rather flimsy given the exorbitant price. After Optimus Prime, Starscream was a bit of a let down.

    Recently, I acquired Megatron, by far the worst of the Masterpiece series to date. The designer really needs to go back to the drawing board on this one. Many of the models pieces simply fall off when even the slightest pressure is applied. Transforming the model is anything but intuitive and can take you over an hour to complete the first time out. You quickly get the feeling that you might irreparably damage the model due to its flimsy construction. For example, the entire torso and lower body sections are joined together by nothing more than a hinged plastic spine which is less than 1/8 inch thick. I found it difficult to transform the model without having to force several sections to either fit them together or jar them apart. In gun mode, parts of the stock and trigger simply don’t fit together at all. After a single transformation some of the plastic parts were visibly worn and could no longer snap or lock into position. Now granted this is not a toy in the traditional sense, but just as a comparison consider this. I still have my original Megatron toy from the Generation 1 series (The first Transformer Hasbro put out in the U.S.). It’s now at least 20 years old and shows all the signs of a toy that was regularly played with. This same toy in its present condition is is at least 10 times sturdier and 20 times less fragile than a brand new Masterpiece Megatron. In fact if both were placed on a shelf 6 feet off the floor and both happened to fall to the floor, I seriously doubt Masterpiece Megatron would be intact let alone salvageable whereas the original toy, aside from a scratch or two would show no damage whatsover.

    Collector or not, do yourself a favor, save yourself from this overpriced piece of junk. It’s definitely a masterpiece….of frustration!!!


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