• Dec 3rd 2008 at 2:57PM
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Click above for image gallery of Alternity Megatron

To go along with the recent addition of Alternity Convoy, a version of Optimus Prime in Japan that transforms into a Nissan GT-R, comes another new toy in the same series by TakaraTOMY. What bot would be a better followup to Prime than Megatron? Instead of the classic weapon shape that we've grown accustomed to for the ultimate Transformer baddie, Alternity Megatron's alt-mode is a Nissan 370Z. Here we have a problem, as Megatron's car mode takes a decided back seat to Prime's GT-R. Still, the GT-R and Fairlady Z (what they call the 370Z in Japan) are both made by Nissan and the two leaders are actually brothers in the Transformers universe.

No matter, as diehard Transformer fans are sure to overlook the obvious Decepticon snub. What they may not forgive, however, is Megatron dropping his cannon for a pair of swords.

Like Alternity Convoy, Megatron is officially licensed from Nissan and die cast in metal. Those wanting to get their hands on the latest Alternity bot can choose from silver or blue. Thanks for the tip, 94 Taurus owner!

[Source: TFW2005]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Optimus Prime will always bring to mind a red tractor, with a grey trailer, Megatron will always bring to mind a silver gun, K.I.T.T. will always conjure up thoughts of a mid-80's Pontiac Trans-Am. Why must the things we know, and love, be updated in a manner that cannot do the original any justice. And before I piss off any GT500 KR fans, yes, I realize what a kick-ass car it is, but if K.I.T.T. isn't a black Trans-Am voiced by William Daniels, then it's not really K.I.T.T.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Because ultimately this is a toy.

        I had a roomie that was big into TF and trust me a Nissan Z is far from the goofiest toy made out of megatron.

        Also, dude, way to sound like a sour old man.
        • 6 Years Ago
        In Japan, Transformers has had so many reboots and alternate universes, Prime and Megatron have been pretty much one of everything. Over here yeah ok, Red truck, Silver gun. But overseas, they've transformed into everything from tanks to you grandma's underpants.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I up your nerdiness, and add in some blackness,lol. In the movie he calls Megatron brother,kinda like how Hulk Hogan calls everybody brother, or now that I think about it, all lot of people call each other bro, or brutha,doesn't mean they are related. Those toys are cooler than the ones we get here though. MMMM diecast...But this is a car blog, so sorry about my tangent post. Now we just need a G8 robot and a Avalanche and I'll be set!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chrysler-like fit and finish. :p

      Seriously though, I still have a couple of these to pick up for the brother. They were really hard to find for awhile.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is funny. The sign on the bottom says "photographing prohibited" in Japanese.

      • 6 Years Ago
      and why would you transform into a gun with no one to hold you or no way to move?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hate to be the trasformers nerd here but in the TF universe Megatron IS NOT Primes brother. Ultra Magnus is. Its only in the Live Action Movie in which it Prime calls Megatron his brother. Sorry for the Dorkiness. i happens once in a blue moon.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Look at those panel gaps!