Character description from "tech spec:
As a young mathematician, Megatron lectured at one of Cybertron's most prestigious Universities. During the cours
of his own studies, he had developed a set of equations that could predict social trends in a given society. He
was alarmed when these trends pointed to a civil war on Cybertron. His colleagues dismissed his work as the
paranoid ranting of a lunatic. He saw them as simply misguided and he retreated underground to prepare for the
coming war. When Optimus Prime began his march across Cybertron, Megatron was ready. He had developed the
art of transformation, refashioning his own body into one capable of converting to an aerial vechicle of tremendous
power. While Optimus spread the gospel of desturcion and conquest, Megatron chamiioned compassion, courage and
freedom. His charisma and humor in the face of a war helped him from a united front against the Autobots.
Though Megatron is a pacifist at heart, he has a soul of a warrior as many have discovered time and again.
of significant appearances: All characters of the Botcon 2008, "Shattered Universe" are personas existing in
an alternate reality. Their story was featured in the 2008 convention comic, several of the Transformers Collector
Club comics and a few prose-only stories including "Dungeons & Dinobots."
hold your breath as we get through this, because this could take awhile!
- 1984 - his
original toy form so incredibly [email protected]$$ it is actually an illegal toy in the U.S. as an
exact replica of a real firearm, the Walter P-38 handgun. Since he was reformatted into Galvatron by Unicron in
made shockingly few other appearances in the G1 series.
- 1987 - as a
- 1990 - in
Action Master form
- 1993 - Generation 2 (G2)
green and purlple tank, surprisingly, it was his first vehicle
- 1994 - G2
air power rocket launcher
- 1995 - a very uncool "
- 1996 - Beast Wars
Alligator and the very well known
purple T-rex Beast Wars Megatron
- 1997 - Machine Wars Megatron,
his first jet alternate mode ever!
- 1998 - Beast Wars
Transmetal Megatron, (my personal favorite!).
In the Japan only Beast Wars II series, there was
Megastorm, who is close, but apparently not
- 1999 - Beast Wars Transmetal
2 Megatron, Beast Wars Neo had
Magmatron, also a reasonable facsimile but still
not quite Megatron.
- 2000 - Yet another close-but-not-quite was "
Mechatron" Beast Riders in Beast Machines and
(Mega class) Megatron.
- 2001 - Here's an interesting case! His name in the show was
"Savage" in dragon mode, and "Noble" in wolf mode, and the toy is called, "
Beast Changer." But really, he *is*
Megatron! Then, later that same year came the first 6-changer
Megatron in R.I.D. Transformers. Wow what a toy!
- 2002 - In the fist half of the year was a toy with limited
Beast Machines 'floating head' Megabolt Megatron,
sold in R.I.D. packaging (Hey, we'll take it!) With the beginning of what fans would later dub, "The Unicron
- 2003 - amazingly, not a single toy named Megatron!
- 2004 - Energon
Optimus vs. Megatron 2-pack
Energon Megatron. In the Japan-only series
"Robot Masters" there was
- 2005 - Legends
Class Megatron and the very popular
Cybertron Megatron (Leader Class)
- 2006 - Okay, here is when it really starts getting out of
hand! Let's start with the Takara-Tomy (Japan only) Masterpiece Megatron. Cybertron
(deluxe) Megatron then his first appearance as a gun in 22
Megatron and Ultimate Battle
Optimus Prime vs. Megatron, Beast Wars
10th Anniversary Megatron. Botcon 2006
pre-prehistoric alt mode Beast Wars Megatron (a recolor of Cybertron Ultra
Cybertron Defense Red Alert), Titanium
3" Beast Wars Megatron,
3" Cybertron Megatron,
6" Titanium Megatron (based on GI Joe
crossover comic?), let us nevermind the Attacktix version of this character for now!
- 2007 - Many toy forms relating to the Movie:
Legends Class, G1
Movie Real Heroes, Fusion Blast
Robot Heroes vs. Pack,
Voyager Megatron (frozen),
Voyager Megatron (metallic)
Megatron Unleashed, the definitive Megatron toy
of the year
Leader Class. Then Titanium
3" movie Megatron, Titanium
War Within Megatron.
- 2008 - TF:
Animated Activators Megatron, Voyager
Megatron Cybertron Mode,
2-pack Deluxe, Leader Class
Animated Megatron, Botcon Exclusive
Shattered Glass Megatron, Transformers
Fast Action Battlers Night Attack Megatron,
Premium Movie Megatron, Classics/Universe
Legends G2 Megatron, C/U
Robot Heroes Rattrap vs. Megatron, C/U Robot
Silverbolt vs. Transmetal Megatron. Whew!
- 2009 - Animated Leader Class
Shadow Blade Megatron, ROTF (Revenge of the
Fallen) Legends Megatron, ROTF Robot Heroes
Autobot Skids vs. Megatron, ROTF Fast
Cannon Blast Megatron, ROTF Robot Replicas
Voyager Class Megatron, ROTF
Leader Class Megatron, Classics Univers Optimus Prime vs.
Megatron, Hasbro Toy Shop
(HTS) exclusive Megatron.
...undoubtedly, there will be many,
many more to come! Now, I'll put out the challenge! e-mail me if you can think of any Megatron toys that we