Hot off the presses from the GI Joe 40th anniversary livestream is our first look at the Transformers x GI Joe Collaborative Megatron Hiss Tank & Baroness set!
Megatron transforms from a very G1 looking robot mode into the aforementioned Hiss Tank, and it also comes with a Baroness figure which can even be seated in his cockpit in vehicle mode!
You can check out the photos after the break, and preorders will be going up at 1 PM EST!
Edit: Pre-Orders Live
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It’s more the sheer size of it. In order to scale it, it would probably have to be at least 2 feet long. The original rolling thunder was huge. The TFC one did do a good job of the main cab prime and partsforming the rest for upsizing to a bigger bot.
I love this guy. Huge, great feel, love the transformation. Sold Baroness to make some money back.
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Easy. The front is detachable like OP, the back becomes a weapons platform. It would be in the same scale as Megs and Bee.
Check out TFCs excellent take on this concept. I don’t know how they would do this mainline unless it’s titan class size.
Now they need to do an Optimus cross over… I would like to propose the following…
Rolling Thunder with Duke.
I don't think anyone would buy that unless they really really want an O-ring Baroness
If somebody put Megatron in a Cobra display next to a bunch of other HISS Tanks when he was in vehicle mode, I think he’d blend in pretty well. The altmode does a good job of updating the original toy while adding new details on it (the visible block of grey and the fusion cannon) that don’t feel out of place. The real problem, IMO, is that Megatron’s robot mode makes no attempt to integrate his color scheme with that of the HISS. Instead of looking like one of the hybrid designs I loved from G.I. Joe vs TF, he ends up looking like a robot wearing parts of a HISS Tank as armor. So close, yet so far. Maybe Soundwave will be slightly better now that they’ve had 2 attempts to figure out the merged TF/Joe vehicle designs in this crossover line.
Has anyone been able to sell the Baroness still MOSC to make up what you spent on this? I'm still hemming and hawing on this
By making it Megatron.
If they did, I'd rather they do HISS Tank Optimus.
Thank you! That's pretty spot on.
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Does anyone have pics comparing the hiss mode to any of the vintage toys? I couldn't find any.
I wonder if Hasbro would ever do a Crossover HasLab. Like, a Classified Scale HISS Tank (no electronics) that turns in to Megatron.
I understand wishing they put more effort in, but a Hisstank costs about $45. This thing is $90. Love it or hate it the price is fair. It's not a masterpiece. If it were MP quality it would cost minimum $300.
Well, I had in my budget now enough for either this or the Viper three-pack. I think I'll get the three-pack.
Mine came in yesterday, It's a lot of fun. I really hope we get more in the line.
If you blinked and missed it it’s back on sale
yeah, that was a short sale. I just woke up and missed it. Gambled on one of the used ones for 56. fingers crossed.
I've been watching it like a hawk waiting for a big discount. It's hit $79 before, and this $58 today did say Cyber Monday. Keep looking, it'll likely go down again.