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The Megatron/Galvatron of the "Unicron Trilogy" (Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron) is the leader of the evil Decepticons in that universe of the Transformers mythology. In all three animated series, he is modified into Galvatron, reverting to his Megatron name after the first two upgrades. He is voiced by David Kaye, who also voiced the Beast Wars and Beast Machines version of Megatron.

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Unicron Trilogy

Megatron/Galvatron
Galvatron-cybertron.jpg
The final form of Megatron/Galvatron
Decepticon
Sub-group Deluxe Beasts, Leaders, Micro Vehicles, Triple Changers
Function Decepticon Leader
Rank 10
Partner Clench, Hardtop, Leader-1, Soundwave
Motto "My power is your doom!" (Armada)
"Join me and I will send you to battle. Defy me, and I will send you to oblivion." (Energon)
Alternate Modes Modified M808B Main Battle Tank, Cybertronian Jet, Cybertronian Racer/Jet, Robotic T-Rex
Series Transformers: Armada
Transformers: Energon
Transformers: Cybertron
Transformers: Titanium
Transformers Attacktix
English voice actor David Kaye
Japanese voice actor Yanada Kiyoyuki (Micron Legend)
Junichi Endou (Superlink)
Jouji Nakata (Galaxy Force)
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Animated series

Transformers: Armada

Megatron is a refined, focused general of the Decepticons. He is extremely cruel, ruthless and cunning as well as incredibly strong and intelligent. Only Optimus Prime can be compared with him in force. Megatron will stop at nothing in order to achieve his ultimate object, that is to say, to rule over all the Mini-Cons and over the entire Universe, in the end.

Megatron won't be disobeyed or contradicted. He is extremely severe and captious commander. He hardly ever praises his subordinates but often punishes them cruelly for their mistakes and failures (and for his own blunders, too). He is capable even to treat them unjustly: for example, he simply takes the Mini-Con away from Demolishor ( see episode #8 "Palace") and defraudes Starscream of the Star Saber(see episode #17 "Conspiracy"). As the matter of fact, Megatron considers all the other Decepticons to be mere tools in his hands. So he is ready to sacrifice anyone of them if considers it necessary. Yet in most cases he still infuses them with genuine respect for him.

Although usually stern and unflappable on the outside, there were many conflicting emotions with Megatron - he had dedicated his life to war, to the extent that he knew nothing else, and the suggestion that his days of fighting could be over caused him much dismay. Megatron's weapons include missiles, an anti-matter cannon and a retractable knife (although he only used the knife in one episode).

Megatron led his Decepticons to Earth in the year 2010, in pursuit of the Mini-Cons. Establishing a base in the ruined hulk of the Mini-Con ship on Earth's moon, Megatron waged a generally successful campaign against the Autobots, regularly capturing Mini-Cons and successfully combining the first two Mini-Con weapons, the Star Saber and the Skyboom Shield. Through the machinations of his tactician, Thrust (who was at the time indirectly being manipulated by Unicron), Megatron then acquired the final weapon, the Requiem Blaster, which, with the other two, served to power the newly-built Hydra-Cannon. The destructive force of his new weapon was unleashed against Earth, but Optimus Prime took the blast to save the planet, killing himself in the process.

Prime's death plunged Megatron into a deep depression, having lost his greatest opponent without the chance to finish him with his own hands. Thankfully for all concerned, the Mini-Cons were able to resurrect Optimus, restoring Megatron to his former self - but he soon went another change that allowed him to surpass all he had been, when he was among the Transformers who had their powers boosted by their Mini-Cons after being attacked by Nemesis Prime, becoming Galvatron (Megatron Super Mode in Japan) and returning to Cybertron with a renewed vigour for conquest. However, the emergence of the threat of Unicron was ignored by Galvatron, forcing his lieutenant Starscream to sacrifice himself to make his leader see the truth, and Galvatron again came to fear the end of his war in the face of Unicron's power. Galvatron entered Unicron's body along with Optimus Prime, and was absorbed into the demi-god's body and mind, but when the Autobots' human allies freed the Mini-Cons from Unicron's thrall, Galvatron too was freed, and, believing the threat of Unicron to be over, challenged Prime to a final duel. However, the energies released in the battle reawakened Unicron, and Galvatron saw that the only way to end the circle was to destroy himself - sacrificing his life rather than live in an era of peace, Galvatron plunged himself into Unicron's maw, and in a flash, the two seemingly ceased to exist.

Transformers: Energon

In Micron Legend (the Japanese version of Transformers: Armada) Megatron did not rename himself Galvatron when he received his power boost. Instead, he renames himself when he is reborn in Superlink, using the name "Galvatron" throughout the series. In the American version, on the other hand, he reverts to using the name Megatron again, changing it to Galvatron once more towards the end of the series.

Although he was believed dead by both the Autobots and Decepticons, Megatron, like Unicron, had survived the final battle, his body now a decayed husk, absorbed into the equally damaged body of Unicron, where it lay for ten years. When the being called Alpha Q began his plan to re-energise Unicron in Transformers: Energon, Megatron saw his opportunity, syphoning off some of the energon that Alpha Q's Terrorcons stole, working towards his own rebirth. To turn the Decepticons to his side, Alpha Q forged a sword from Megatron's spark, but when an enraged Scorponok stabbed Megatron's corpse with the blade, Megatron was born anew, with a powerful new body that transformed into a gunship, armed with Hyper Power cannons. Taking the sword for his own, he proceeded to take over Unicron's body, sending Alpha Q fleeing in Unicron's head, and restarted his campaign against Earth and the Autobots, seeking energon to reactivate Unicron, who he would use as the ultimate weapon.

Megatron eventually succeeded in bringing Unicron to the vicinity of Cybertron and transforming the planet-eater to robot mode. However, in an attempt to stop him, Alpha Q rammed Unicron's head, charged with the positive Energon of Earth, into Unicron's body, interacting it with the negative energon within. The resultant reaction tore a rupture in reality that led to a new region of space where Alpha Q had recreated all the planets Unicron had consumed, which Megatron immediately saw as a target to acquire more energon from. After another series of attacks, Megatron successfully reanimated Unicron, but the chaos-bringer's consciousness invaded Megatron's body, taking over his mind. Although Optimus Supreme was able to destroy Unicron's body, his mind lived on in Megatron, directing him to attack Cybertron and uncover a reservoir of Super Energon beneath the planet's surface. Megatron immersed himself in the powerful liquid, once again becoming the mighty Galvatron (Galvatron G in Japan) and quickly asserted control of the planet, forcing the Autobots underground with Energon gas. Using Energon Towers, Galvatron had Cybertron relocated to Alpha Q's region of space, where he once again soaked himself in Super Energon, growing to a colossal height. However, as he did so, Unicron's influence totally seized control of his mind, directing him out into space to re-merge with his Spark. Optimus Prime forced him into a battle, knowing that Galvatron's hatred of him would force his consciousness to surface again, and when it did, Prime drained Unicron's influence from Galvatron, sealing it within himself. Galvatron then intended to destroy Unicron's Spark, but wound up being possessed by it once more, and rather than fight Optimus Prime, plunged himself into the foundling sun created by Primus, igniting the star and seemingly destroying himself, rather than allow himself to be controlled by Unicron.

Transformers: Cybertron

Ten years later, Primus's plan to imprison Unicron's spark at the heart of the sun ultimately failed, leading the star to collapse, creating a black hole which threatened the existence of Cybertron, and the rest of the universe. Escaping his confinement within the sun, Megatron (now known as Master Megatron in Japan) enhanced his powers by merging his body with the remnants of Unicron's shattered form, increasing his power with the dark god's own. In this new form, Megatron became a Triple Changer with the ability to change into a monstrous racing vehicle and a Cybertronian jet plane. His primary weapons consist of two rear-mounted missile launchers and the ability to unleash energy streams from his palms in the shape of lightning bolts. In addition, he can call upon a Cyber Key to activate high speed thrusters in vehicle mode, as well as a battle claw (Named as Death Claw in Japan) in robot mode.

As the Autobots prepared to evacuate Cybertron in the wake of disasters caused by the black hole, Megatron struck, approaching the unprotected ancient Transformer Vector Prime, and stealing a holographic map containing locations of the Cyber Planet Keys that could be used to seal the Black Hole. Operating out of a fiery pocket dimension, Megatron schemed to used the power of the world-shaping Cyber Planet Keys and their focal Omega Lock to accelerate the universal degeneration created by the black hole, destroying the universe and using the keys to remake it in his own image.

Leaving Starscream and Thundercracker to search for the Omega Lock on Earth, Megatron located the resting place of the first Cyber Planet Key on Velocitron, the Speed Planet. Recruiting the native troublemakers Ransack and Crumplezone to do his bidding, he deduced that the planet's racing trophy was the key. After failing to defeat planet ruler Override in a race to learn more, however, he left Ransack and Crumplezone to compete in tournaments and win the trophy and turned his attention to the Jungle Planet, home of the second Cyber Planet Key, where he ingratiated himself with planet ruler Scourge. Both missions ultimately ended in failure, however, when the Autobots acquired the keys.

Attempting to find the third key, Megatron discovered that he had been betrayed by Starscream when the planet map - in reality, a duplicate switched out by Starscream - led him to a dead sector of space and sealed him within a metallic sphere. Scourge was able to liberate him a short time later, but in that time, Starscream had obtained the third Cyber Planet Key, from Earth, for himself, along with the Omega Lock and other keys. Megatron made a beeline for his treacherous lieutenant, but was intercepted by the Autobots Hot Shot, Red Alert and Scattorshot, who intended to hold him off until the other Autobots could stop Starscream. Starscream's attempts to harness the Earth Key, however, caused a release of its energies which endowed Megatron with a new Cyber Key power - the Death Machine Gun, which he used to mow down the Autobots in his path.

The Autobots managed to retake the keys from Starscream, but a further attack from Megatron saw the Decepticon leader steal them out from under Optimus Prime's nose and retreat into his pocket dimension. Prime pursued him through the portal and defeated him in a pitched battle, reacquiring the lock and returning to Cybertron. As Megatron attempted to follow him, Vector Prime combined his portal-opening powers with the Cyber Planet Keys and collapsed Megatron's dimension in upon itself, destroying the villain.

This was not to be the end for Megatron, however, as the power of his Unicron armor sustained him as a ghost-like entity composed of pure darkness. In this state, he rematerialized on Cybertron and used Unicron's reformatting powers to upgrade the injured Crumplezone into Dark Crumplezone. As he came under attack from the Autobot Leobreaker, his regeneration completed and his physical body was restored, even as he used the remainder of the lingering darkness to create an evil doppleganger of Leobreaker, Nemesis Breaker, out of the Autobot's own dark thoughts. Merging with Nemesis Breaker to form Dark Claw Mode, Megatron battled Optimus Prime and Leobreaker's Savage Claw Mode and made a further play for the Omega Lock, until news of the location of the fourth and final Cyber Planet Key led him to withdraw.

Guided through a spatial warp by the mysterious Soundwave to Gigantion, the Giant Planet, home of the final key, Megatron engaged the world's leader, Metroplex, in battle. Much to his surprise, however, he was utterly defeated in seconds, and Nemesis Breaker was destroyed. Consumed with rage, the power of Unicron within his armor reached out and detected the energies of the Giant Planet's Cyber Planet Key, drawing upon them and infusing Megatron's body with them. Attacking the Autobots in a dark, shadowed form, he decimated most of their forces before being confronted by Optimus Prime and completing his transformation - once again, Megatron had become Galvatron (Master Galvatron in Japan).

After taking revenge on Metroplex, Galvatron joined the race to acquire the Giant Planet key, which included a rematch with the reborn Hot Shot, Red Alert and Scattorshot. Yet again, the Autobots were able to acquire the key, but Galvatron then stole the completed Omega Lock, only to be attacked by Starscream, who battled with Galvatron for possession of the artifact. Galvatron ultimately claimed victory in the battle, with the sheer amount of energy released in the clash actually blasting Starscream into another universe. With the lock and keys now in his hands, Galvatron returned to the Black Hole, where he was eventually confronted and finally defeated by the five planet leaders regardless of his new powers that supersized himself and his troops.

Having had ultimate power torn from his grasp, Galvatron contemplated giving up, but when Starscream's spirit reached out to him and goaded him into continuing his vendetta, he challenged Optimus Prime to one epic final duel. The battle was long, and eventually ended on Cybertron's moon. Galvatron almost won when he generated a massive blade of dark energy, which Prime countered with Vector Prime's sword. As the two old enemies charged towards each other in a final strike, Optimus Prime impaled Galvatron, whose body crumbled and dissolved as he met his end once and for all.

In a montage sequence at the conclusion of the series, however, Galvatron's evil proved eternal, as, beyond the veil of time and space, his spark battled with that of Vector Prime.

Galvatron's power in this series was very inconsistent. He was clearly more powerful then Optimus in his first appearance, but was evenly matched with him in their final battle.

Dreamwave Productions

Transformers: Armada

The story of Megatron in the Armada comics would be similar to his animated counterpart, but with an expanded backstory. Attacking various Mini-Con villages to draw the Autobots away, Megatron's forces then declared war and invaded Cyber-City, crushing all resistance and announcing himself as its new leader. The Autobots returned but were no match for the Mini-Con-enhanced Decepticons. However, a handful of Mini-Cons broke into Decepticon headquarters, freed most of their comrades and evacuated the planet. Despite this setback, the few Mini-Cons that Megatron had left were still enough to allow him to conquer Cybertron.

One million years later, both Megatron and his rival Optimus Prime would receive a signal from Earth — from the Mini-Con ship that had escaped his grasp at Cyber-City. Megatron was addressing the Decepticons when the location of the Mini-Cons had been discovered. Leading his forces across the Space Bridge to Earth, Megatron attacked the Mini-Cons, but they escaped thanks to their human friends. Megatron would then be reformatted into a new alternate mode by Starscream — a gigantic tank — and then battled the newly arrived Autobots. With the Mini-Cons, the Decepticons had the upper hand, but a new team of Mini-Cons arrived during the chaos and bonded with the Autobots. The powered-up Autobots outmatched the Decepticons and Megatron fled back to Cybertron. (Transformers: Armada #5)

Establishing a new base in Nebraska, Megatron vowed to capture more Mini-Cons and later managed to convert Jetstorm, Runway and Sonar into the Star Saber. It was at this point that Megatron's story in the Transformers: Universe storyline took place (see below).

Later, all the Mini-Cons — Autobot and Decepticon aligned — would be summoned in a trance-like state to a monolith-like spacecraft and depart for the Earth's moon, where the other half of the Mini-Cons' ship had originally crashed. In the interim, the Mini-Cons there had rebuilt the remains of their ship into a base. Reinforced by Thrust, the Decepticons ventured to the moon in pursuit and launched an all-out attack on the Mini-Con base. Stiff resistance forced Megatron to burrow under the Moonbase and gain access that way, deactivating the defenses, but was betrayed by his personal Mini-Con, Leader-1, who turned the base's defenses on the Decepticons. Striking a deal with the remaining Mini-Cons — their assistance in return for full autonomy — Megatron created a new orbital attack-satellite and had it orbit the Earth, but it was later knocked-out by Skyblast. However, both groups would soon have a bigger problem to deal with...

Learning of a mysterious Space Bridge anomaly, Megatron sent his troops to investigate, and was surprised when they brought back Over-Run's dimensional pod. He then sent his troops to capture him and the Mini-Con Matrix he possessed — only for them to get severely beaten by a mysterious Transformer. Despite this setback, Megatron then proceeded with a full-scale attack on the Autobot base when he learned Prime was missing (he had been teleported to an alternate Universe Cybertron), severely injuring Smokescreen in the process, only to have his troops beaten one-by-one. Investigating, Megatron then came face-to-face with the Transformer who had decimated them — Generation One Galvatron (who is not named). Galvatron and his fellow Heralds of Unicron had been sent to the Armada universe to eliminate any threats to Unicron before his arrival — including Megatron. The two battled, and even enhanced by Leader-1's power, Megatron was severely outmatched. However, just as Galvatron was about to finish him off, the Mini-Con Air Defense Team, judging Galvatron to be the greater threat, merged into the Star Saber, allowing Megatron to kill Galvatron.

Realizing that the threat Unicron posed was too great to be overcome on his own, Megatron agreed to co-operate with Optimus Prime by pooling resources. Megatron's Decepticons and the Autobots came to a truce for their final battle with Unicron. Megatron returned the Mini-Cons and joined the battle against Unicron, but secretly planned to let the Autobots die and then strike a bargain with Unicron. In the final battle with Unicron, Hot Shot, Red Alert and Scavenger attacked Megatron and knocked him into Unicron's mouth, where he was devoured alive.(Transformers: Armada #18 )

Transformers: Energon

The origin of Energon Megatron was different in the Dreamwave comics. Although Megatron appeared dead, seemingly devoured by Unicron at the end of the Armada comics, it was later revealed that Megatron's mind was trapped within Unicron's bulk, where he existed undetected by Unicron, slowly building himself a new body. However, he could not move his consciousness into the body without being detected by Unicron.

Ten years after his "death" the answer to Megatron's problems would be presented to him — ironically, in his old foe Optimus Prime. Megatron diverted Prime's Space Bridge so that he arrived in Unicron's body instead of Cybertron. Megatron then revealed himself to Optimus, attempting to convince Optimus to move Megatron's spark into his new body. Optimus refused — until Megatron showed him what was happening on Earth. The Terrorcons, a group of former Decepticons given immense power by Unicron's agent Alpha Q in return for finding enough energon to resurrect his master, and led by Megatron's old rival Scorponok (in flashback Starscream would be seen warning Megatron of Scorponok's ambitions) — had attacked Earth, threatening to overwhelm its Autobot defenders and crush Earth to obtain its energon.

Megatron offered Prime a deal — if Prime would help him resurrect himself then Megatron would aid the Autobots in fighting off the Terrorcons. Out of options, Prime agreed, disabling an internal sensor to allow Megatron's rebirth to go unnoticed and battling Unicron's internal defense. Prime succeeded and Megatron was reborn in a new body and teleported to Earth.

Energon Megatron vs. Scorponok

Somewhat surprisingly keeping his end of the bargain, Megatron aided Thrust and the Autobots, defeating the clones of Divebomb in Toronto. Teleporting to Tokyo, he aided Blurr, Downshift and Prowl against Cruellock and his clones before heading to Moscow and helping Inferno against Battle Ravage and his clones. In Los Angeles he turned back the Insecticon clones before advising Jetfire as to Prime's location. Although he had almost singlehandedly defeated the Terrorcons thus far, their commander Scorponok would prove more of a challenge as the two clashed in the Canadian Yukon, battling physically and verbally. Neither Unicron-enhanced combatant had the upper hand, with Megatron's tank drone and ability to teleport negating the advantage of Scorponok's hyper mode. Eventually Megatron defeated Scorponok with a sword through the chest, before ominously informing Ironhide to tell the Autobots that he was back.

Issue 31 of Dreamwave Comics Transformers: Energon series was never published as the company had closed, but art from the issue has appeared on the internet. In it, Megatron can be seen ascending to the leadership of the Decepticons once again.

Megatron would also appear in the Dreamwave Summer Special (somewhat oddly published before his return in the Energon comic). Now in command of the Decepticons, Megatron sends Snowcat, Slugslinger and Sharkticon each on missions to steal copies of the plans for Omega Supreme from the Autobot's Ocean City. Snowcat failed when he was confronted by Omega Supreme himself. Slugslinger failed to get in because he tried to sneak in a waste disposal unit and was flushed out. Sharkticon was overpowered by underwater defenses and then tossed out by Kicker and the Mini-Cons Skyboom, Wreckage and Scattor. Each of the three made up stories to Megatron as to why they failed. After consideration Megatron decided that Slugslinger's story was the more impressive lie and appoints him as his lieutenant.

Megatron would also appear in the Energon promotional comic. On Earth, Megatron, with the aid of Snowcat, Shockwave, Mirage and Demolishor, has cornered Optimus Prime and a wounded Hot Shot. Optimus refused to give up despite the odds. The other Autobot reinforcements were over ten minutes away when Wing Saber arrived. Megatron was shocked to learn the power of Optimus Prime when he Powerlinked with Wing Saber and turned back all the Decepticons, and then Megatron himself. The Autobots then arrive and Optimus thanked Wing Saber for his help.

3H Enterprises

Plucked from his timeline by the power of Unicron immediately after building the Star Saber, Megatron was thrust together with Grimlock and Optimus Primal to battle Striker and Reptilion. Although not specifically shown, it can be safely assumed that Megatron was returned to his own timeline after the end of the conflict.

Pack in comics

In the second Transformers: Energon pack in comic Prowl, Inferno and Landmine discover some hills on Earth that are rich with energon and call in to Optimus Prime that they should put an energon tower up. Optimus warns the Autobots that Decepticon activity has been scanned nearby. Megatron attacks with a horde of Divebomb Terrorcon clones. The Autobots attempt by fight back by having Mirage and Inferno Powerlinx while Landmine goes into brute mode, but they are overwhelmed when Insecticon Terrorcon hordes join in the attack. The Autobots retreat and Megatron takes the energon for himself.

Toys

  • Armada Megatron with Leader-1 (2002)
Released in the first wave of Transformers: Armada toys, Megatron was packaged with the Mini-Con Leader-1 (Barrel in Japan), who transformed into a missile truck and a laser-pistol that Megatron could wield. Packed with the largest number of action features and Mini-activated gimmicks in the entire line, Megatron featured multiple extending and flip-out platforms on his shoulders that the small robots could mount on and a ramp and claw to grab them and a "prison cell" in his legs. Plugging a Mini-Con into his turret activates a twin firing missile launcher with electronic sounds, while mounting the Mini-Con on the turrets other Powerlinx point activates machine gun noises. His left robot mode arm features a flip-out knife blade that does not require a Mini-Con to activate, and his main turret cannon fires pressure-activated missiles accompanied by electronic noises. His missiles and Leader-1 can also store in his shoulders in robot mode. Finally, Megatron features an additional transformation that involves rotating his tank turret around to the front of his robot mode; by cranking a hidden handle on his midriff, the turret spins and unleashes a stream of electronic noises, and even speech, as Megatron intones "Decepticons, attack!"
Armada Megatron is supposed to stand 22 feet 11 inches tall (698cm) according to the Armada video game, and his toy is 19cm tall (at the head). That's a scale of 1:37.
  • Armada McDonalds Megatron (2002)
A greatly simplified version of the Armada Megatron figure, given away with McDonald's Happy Meals.
  • Armada Galvatron with Clench (2003)
A purple, gray and maroon re-deco of Armada Megatron, Galvatron retains all the original toy's features, except it now says, "The power is mine!" This figure is called Megatron Super Mode in Japan. Galvatron is packaged with the Mini-Con, Clench, a re-deco of Leader-1. American fiction treats Clench as a new character, a relative of Leader-1, whereas Japanese fiction present the character, there known as "Spark Barrel," as an upgraded version of Leader-1. Some "Bonus Pack" releases of this toy came with the Mini-Con Night Attack Team: Broadside, Fetch and Scattor as additional Mini-Cons.
This figure was later re-decoed in black, red and blue as the Official Transformers Collectors Convention 2004 figure Megazarak.
Energon Megatron
  • Energon Megatron (2004)
In his new Energon body, Megatron transforms into a heavily armed jet-ship that can transform into "hyper mode" by pulling on the translucent green sections of his wings. He is packaged with a large electronic tank accessory, designed to resemble his original Armada body (except in black), which fires a single missile from its cannon with an electronic blast. A removable sword blade made of clear plastic is stored in Megatron's own nosecone; by inserting the rear end of the tank into the nosecone and pressing the release button, the blade snaps into a connector on the tank and is extracted. Pushing the blade (by striking another toy while playing, for example), yields a metallic clang and a flashing light that illuminates the sword. The tank can mount on the back of Megatron's jet mode, or can clip to either of his robot mode arms, with either cannon or sword pointed forward.
It is no surprise that this figure was known as "Galvatron" in Japan, given that it is specifically sculpted to resemble the original 1986 animated Galvatron incarnation, with such defining features at the three-pronged helmet, hexagonal kneecaps, four-squared midriff and "belt buckle." The translucent green cannons mounted on his shoulders are designed in homage to Galvatron's arm-mounted particle cannon. In Japan, there is also a purple version of the toy known as "Galvatron G".
  • Energon Voyager Megatron (2004)
The Hasbro version of Energon Megatron is a "Leader" size-class figure ($40), whereas Takara released a downsized version of the toy at a cheaper price. This figure was then imported by Hasbro and released in a two-pack with the deluxe-sized Optimus Prime figure, neither available from Hasbro through any other means. The toy is essentially the same as the larger Hasbro version, albeit with a lighter, more show-accurate paint scheme and a translucent green sword blade. The electronic noises made by the tank accessory are still a cannon-firing and sword-slashing noise, but are different actual sounds.
A black and orange version of this toy was released as a Lucky Draw special in Japan.
  • McDonald's Energon Megatron (2004)
A simplified version of the Energon Megatron figure, available only in Europe with McDonald's Happy Meals.
  • Energon Galvatron (2005)
A re-deco of the Energon Megatron figure in the colors of the original Generation 1 Galvatron's cartoon appearance—purple with gray portions and black highlights. His translucent parts are now molded in orange, a call-back to the original Galvatron's orange cannon, and the tank was cast in gray plastic.
The Japanese version of the Galvatron figure, known as Galvatron G, was naturally a repaint of the smaller Megatron figure, as the larger one was not released there. Although more show-accurate, with paler colors, a blue-gray crown and a purple tank, the color scheme was generally not as popular with fans as the darker, more vibrant Hasbro figure, and the smaller Japanese Galvatron was not released in Hasbro markets.
  • Cybertron Leader Megatron (2005)
The original Japanese version of Transformers: Cybertron is known as Transformers: Galaxy Force and is not intended to be a follow-on from Armada and Energon (hence "Master Megatron" is not the same character as the Armada and Energon individual). Megatron is a Triple Changer, transforming into a Cybertronian race car reminiscent of the Batmobile and a jet fighter. Megatron is packaged with a unique Cyber Planet Key, which, when inserted into the slot on his back, pops up two turbine engines with an electronic powering-up noise. Inserting the key into his left shoulder pod pops out his "Death Claw" shield, which fitting into the right shoulder snaps the pod open, revealing the "Death Machine Gun," which can be removed and placed in the robot mode's hand; turning the crank on the gun spins the barrel. Megatron is also equipped with two firing missiles above his turbines, which shoot out with an electronic firing noise and a flashing LED light.
Released some time after the Japanese version of the figure, the Hasbro toy made a few adjustments to the color scheme, unifying the two shades of purple on the Japanese figure and painting in the nose. In Japan, a gold chrome edition of this toy was released as a Lucky Draw special.
Some bonus packs of Cybertron Megatron came with the Decepticon Hardtop as a bonus item.
Burger King Megatron
  • Cybertron Burger King Megatron (2005)
A simplified version of the Cybertron Megatron figure available only at Burger King restaurants, which transforms only into jet mode. The picture on the left actually has paint applications added onto it that are not official: the legs have black added onto the vents, the fists are painted black, the wings are tipped with black, there is red added to the waist, there is a decepticon symbol added onto the chest with blue on the sides, and there is blue added to the forehead.
  • Cybertron Leader Galvatron (2006)
A redeco of the Cybertron Megatron figure, in the colors of the Generation 1 Megatron's animated appearance—gray with red and black highlights.
  • Cybertron Legends Megatron (2005/2006)
A simplified version of the Megatron figure, which transforms only into car mode. Unfortunely, the wheels do not move due to the way the figure transforms. Since the figure is in legends class, it should have less paint applications than the larger leader class figure. Strangely, it has one paint application that the leader class version does not: on top of the chest in robot mode, the vents are painted red, whereas on the leader class figure, they are left unpainted. This makes the figure less show-accurate, because in the cartoon, the vents are left gray.
In 2007 a Target store exclusive value pack of four Voyager class Cybertron toy was released. It included Jetfire, Megatron, Optimus Prime and Soundwave. All identical to their original releases. Another Target exclusive contained Cybertron Optimus Prime and Megatron, along with the 2007 film versions of both characters.
The figure was later re-decoed into Galvatron.
  • Cybertron Jungle Planet Deluxe Megatron (2006)
Released near the end of the Cybertron line, this Deluxe-sized figure is a repaint of 10th Anniversary Beast Wars Megatron. This figure's color scheme is a homage to Armada Predacon. It is supposed to represent Megatron mutated by the power of the Jungle Planet Cyber Planet Key into a beast form.
This figure was based on drawings by Hasbro designer Tim Bradley. [1]
  • Attacktix Megatron (2006)
A small non-transforming Megatron looking like his Cybertron form was released as a figure in the Attacktix collectible game. It holds his "Death Machine Gun" which fires as a large missile.
  • Attacktix Galvatron (2006)
A repaint of Attacktix Megatron in the color of Galvatron.

Trivia

  • His Armada head could be a homage to the insecticon Chop Shop with the claw head

References


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