Robot Mode Transport Mode Bat Mode Claw Mode Dragon Mode Jet Mode Packaging Motto: "The Earth is mine!"


The brilliant and evil leader of the Predacons, Megatron will destroy anything and anyone in order to get what he wants. And what he wants on Earth is the energy contained in the planet. But Megatron has no interest in sharing - he'll conquer the planet and take it all for himself. He has survived numerous battles and is an excellent fighter - making him a deadly enemy. His many victories have helped him gain the power of a six-step change skill.
Toy Condition: Loose, Complete, Mint Condition, With complete box and insert
Instructions: Currently Unavailable
Tech Spec Image: From My Collection
Toy Review:
Color Scheme:
Mainly black and purple, with some gold and silver accents and some translucent red pieces for added interest. I'm not sure why, but his silver chest piece has some teal shading and green accents, which doesn't really go well with the rest of the scheme. Overall a good color scheme, but could have been better, imho.
Robot Mode:
Regal and powerful are two words that immediately come to mind. This is the mode that he looks best in, of course. Most other modes are as if they started with a kick ass robot mode, then added features and hinges here and there to get more and more alternate modes. The only bad thing I can say about the robot mode is that he has huge dragon feet sticking out of his hands. They fold back well enough, but they just kind of ruin the overall look of his arms. His wings even fold back nicely in a couple different ways.
Bat/Gargoyle Mode:
From robot mode, fold his legs back against his back, bring up a snout from his chest, spread his wings menacingly, and turn his arms into leg-type things. Not the lamest mode, but not the strongest alt-mode, either. All I can say is that this appears kind of like a bat, and only vaguely like a gargoyle, and it's definitely not my favorite mode.
Jet Mode:
This mode is a little cooler than the others. My main complaint is his flimsy landing gear. He's got a flip out gear for the nose, but it doesn't seem to stay in the right position very well. The rear landing gear are the wheels on his legs, which tend to get pushed up by his weight, because even though the hinges in his legs are ratcheted, they have enough play between positions to allow movement that can made posing difficult, and stability suffers. Aside from that, it does look rather jet-like.
Transport Mode:
Very Batmobile-like. His wings fold in half to reveal wheels in them, and his arms and legs fold and peg together for stability. It can be a challenge to get them in the right position to peg together, but once you do, it's very stable. The wheels themselves don't spin very freely, but it's not like he's going to be racing against the car brothers (Prowl, Side Burn and X-Brawn ;-). I like this mode the best of his alt-modes, I think, if only because of its stability and Batman-ness.
Dragon Mode:
This is a cool mode, I guess. His molding is certainly made to become this mode with some believability, since his feet become dragon heads, and his arms become dragon legs. He even has little dragon arms that tuck in his sides in all other modes. His wings also look decidedly dragon-like. Probably of his many alt-modes, I like this one secondly (behind his transport mode). Dragon lovers will appreciate the existence of this mode, but will probably feel that it could be better.
Claw Mode:
While this might be a cool and useful mode in the cartoon, it left me unimpressed. It's vaguely hand-like, but it's gripping gimmick is only mildly amusing, and certainly not functional. it's almost as if someone noticed that it can look like a hand, so they made the nosecone thing bendable.
For the most part, all the modes are a matter of positioning the arms and legs appropriately. Sometimes a piece needs to be untucked from somewhere, but that's basically it.
His swords are pretty cool. The blade of the sword can be ejected by pressing a button on the handle, which really just pushes the blade through a pinch-launch thing. The swords can also be connected to become a double-ended sword, like Darth Maul's light saber. In claw mode, there is a lever which makes his body bend in half a little ways, making it appear as if the claw is gripping. Nothing major, but the sword thing is pretty cool.
Kick ass looking robot mode, cool swords, and the fact that he's a 6-changer (with several undocumented modes that the Japanese version has, and that fans have come up with) make him a pretty cool TF to have. He can be a little unstable in some modes, and many of the modes are downright contrived. Even with my minor gripes, I give him an overall rating of 10 points on a 10 point scale.

Visitor Reviews

Added by: megatron g1 on October 29, 2002
Rated it:
Comments: this megatron is lame... the old megatron rules..the r.i.d. cartoon was lame also and could never hold a torch to the original. i mean whats up with 2 of the same transformers...labeling one as megatron and one as galvatron...changing the color of the toy just to suck in a couple more dollars...the new transformer stuff just sucks...the only toys that were cool...were armada starscream and R.I.D. scorge....and thats even pushing it. generation 1 is the best lets face it!!!!!!

Added by: Stephan Engelhardt on October 20, 2002
Rated it:
Comments: This is my 4th and best Megatron model I have. It is one of the first transformers in the Netherlands to appear in stores since the Beastwars: transmetals. I agree that the clawmode is rather lame, but all the other modes compensate perfectly for that. I like the robot mode and dragon mode best.

Added by: james aka legend on October 08, 2002
Rated it:
Comments: may be a bit late to add reviews but i belive this toy is quite cool except for the drawbacks on the odd looken jet and car mode

Added by: Johann on September 26, 2002
Rated it:
Comments: Megatron is a pretty cool toy. Most of his modes are pretty lame though, especially his claw mode. I recon they juct made that to say he has a extra mode. The only modes that were impressive were the dragon, the robot and the bat.

Added by: Dustin on August 11, 2002
Rated it:
Comments: I'll rate Megatron TEN anytime I think he is way
cool he's cooler than Galvatron I'd say.

Added by: Zoogstin on June 30, 2002
Rated it:
Comments: He's awesome and all, but he's he's not as fun as the other transformers. In robot mode, one of his arms won't stay on.

Added by: Bob on May 26, 2002
Rated it:
Comments: hi again... i got the toy the hand mode stinks but overall the toy rules but i kinda like the transmetal dragon better but the transmetal one still stinks

Added by: Bob on May 03, 2002
Rated it:
Comments: i don't have this toy but i think its the best megatrons out there beside the transmetal 3 megatron (dragon)

Added by: Jesse on March 04, 2002
Rated it:
Comments: The evil Magatron becomes Galvatron. Galvatron has 4 additional modes besides Megatron's 6. Galvatron's modes are:
TRANSPORT, CLAW, GRIFFIN, FLYING DRAGON, ELEPHANT, and BOAT. You can view the front of Galvatron's instructions at and the back at You're welcome! If you want more info on TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise visit

Added by: Sam on February 19, 2002
Rated it:
Comments: I used to have transformers when I was small, unfortunatly they got given away, would be worth a fortune now! Anyways, beast wars sucked and the RID are a nice change. Megatron looks the beast in robot mode and jet mode, claw is kinda funny, transport is ok, dragon and bat are pretty cool I guess. He looks the best in robot mode, I just have him standing there looking the man. Anyways, you should def. get it, a nice welcome back to transformers, I can feel a collection brewing, how sad am I!?

Added by: Chris on January 12, 2002
Rated it:
Comments: wonderful toy, he was the second large transformer rid toy i got, he is my favorite predacon with 10 awsome modes

Added by: eman on December 16, 2001
Rated it:
Comments: it's a cool looking toy but my son has all kinds of trouble transforming Megatron and i find myself playing with the toy alot more then him. plus the claw mode gets two dumbs down..

Added by: Andrew on November 17, 2001
Rated it:
Comments: It's not Megatron, but still a worthwhile toy. Best of the Predacon/Decepticon group in RiD, and looks far nicer than the Galvatron (aka Devil Gigatron) recolour. It's great fun playing with all the transformations. Also, the robot mode looks fantastic and is fairly posable, far nicer than the TM2 Megatron dragon. The negative points are the cheap and nasty chrome and the fact that it suffers from Sixshot syndrome, i.e. none of the transformation modes look realistic in the slightest.

Added by: Greg on October 17, 2001
Rated it:
Comments: This is one of the coolest "Megatrons" out. I like it because it reminds me a bit of the Beast Wars dragon Megatron. A toy I absolutely love. I'm sayin a must buy for anyone who loves Transfromers or just Megs....

Added by: Andrew on October 15, 2001
Rated it:
Comments: I don't have Megatron, but I do have the original Gigatron, and let me say, I an have not been so impressed by a multiple changer since Sixshot :-)

Added by: Franklin on October 14, 2001
Rated it:
Comments: This is a great toy! His robot mode is awsome
Do remeber, Hasbro is using the mold of Devil Gigatron so you can get all 10 modes from him, which is def. worth the money!
the first 6 modes are all great with personality, the additional 4 modes look a bit like "fan-modes" than real modes
He has great details, at first his a bit hard to transform, but u'll get the hang of it soon!
Awsome toy!

Add a review:
Your name:
Your e-mail:
Overall Rating: (where 10 is best)
Your comments on this toy: