Posted June 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm
Shattered Glass Megatron was my favorite toy from BotCon's Shattered Glass year. And because BotCon simultaneously hates me while loving me with great booth real estate, here comes a toy to replace him. Curses! I don't want to replace my Megatron! My Megatron is great! That is a dumb idea!
But, see, a while ago Fun Publications scribe Jesse Wittenrich painted up his War Within Springer to be Galvatron, and it really really worked. It was a pretty amazing idea that you have to see to believe, because, dude, who'd believe it otherwise? A helicopter guy? Meh! But it does work. And I guess it was such a great idea they decided to off Megatron and bring him back as that Galvatron design. And now there's a toy of it. A toy of it that came with something I really wanted, Shattered Glass Thundercracker, so it's not like there's any skipping it.
So here he is! Galvatron's admittedly a very pretty toy, but his prettiness isn't my problem, it's the kicking of Megatron's toy the curb that's my problem. Evac's always been a good toy, no matter who he's been redecoed into, and Galvatron's no exception. Galvatron's probably even the prettiest of all of them.
(It's been noted that SG Megatron's Rumbler tank arm cannon thing can still attach to Galvatron's arm. There's a 5mm peg on Galvatron's right arm and a 5mm screw hole on the underside of Rumbler. So there's that continuity of arm-cannons going on as well in Galvatron's favor.)
So what I think I'm gonna do, since I'm not prepared to put my Megatron away, is use SG Galvatron as... Galvatron. The "real" one. Universe Galvatron's way too tiny and Energon Galvatron, the guy who I'd been repurposing as G1 Galvatron before, is way too big. SG Galvatron's the right colors (sans the eyes) and he strikes the middle ground, size-wise. He's neither a midget nor a giant.
Thus, I have not wasted my money, nor have I spurned one of my favorite toys. Everyone's happy! Kind of!