Lots of fans have been impressed with the Activators sub line of Transformers Animated toys, but personally I’ve found them pretty lacking, especially for the price point. (Currently walmart has deluxe tfs for $7.77 and activators are actually more expensive!)
The only one that I can honestly recommend buying is an activators Bumblebee. He’s awesome fun, and I’m not just saying that out of fear.
*looks around nervously*
I recently picked up activators Megatron and Grimlock, and while Grimlock was neat, his ‘nudge me and I’ll transform’ habit was a bit annoying.
Megatron’s biggest problem would’ve been the gray liliac color, if I hadn’t found that amusing. Instead, I was mostly annoyed at his slapped together alt mode. The front is fine, but the back just doesn’t look solid, especially when viewed from the side.
That’s fixable, though, and no modding is required!
Here’s a side view of Megatron’s alt mode…
And here is a picture of the better transformation for Megatron’s alt mode.
The rear of the helicopter looks more solid, and there is no gap. The top view also benifits from this, as the black on top is more unified and there is no black on the bottom to look out of place.
Here’s a top view of the regular transformation.
Compare that to this picture of the better transformation.
In case you can’t tell from the pictures, the difference in the transformation for Megatron is all in his legs. Just turn them around to face the opposite direction, so that his shins are facing up towards the top of the helicopter by rotating them at the knees. Then angle them up and apart and then should fit nicely into place.
If you have an Activators Megatron, try this custom transformation. If you like it better than the official one, let me know.