Lesser creatures are the playthings of my will!
Megatron is the most feared and powerful leader in the history of Cybertron. His might is legendary, and his name is spoken only in whisper. He will stop at nothing in his drive to conquer the universe. So great is his will to power that even his own followers are littel more to him than fuel for his war machine, and his enemies are less than the dust he grinds beneath his heel. He is always at the front of any Decepticon charge, soaring into the sky and vaporizing enemy positions with his antiproton pulse cannon. The mere sight of his snarling face is enough to break the spirit of many an Autobot.
By far the superior of the two modes, Megatron looks pretty spiffy in robot mode. There are a lot of classic Megatron elements, such as the gun scope as a weapon on his arm, the look of the head, and the shape of the legs. The outer casing of the gun fold apart into wings. I didn't like them when I first saw them, but now I do. They look pretty cool. Posability is excellent, the only small critique is his stability, as the wings on his back make him a little prone to topple over backwards. Apart from that, though, a superb robot mode.
While Megatron gets some nostalgia points for transforming into a hand gun for the first time since 1984, I'd say the figure would have been better off with a tank or other military vehicle for an alt mode rather than this sci-fi looking pistol. The thing doesn't look too bad, but you'd never mistake it for a real weapon as it looks more like a super soaker. Never been a fan of gun-mode Transformers, so this thing does nothing for me.
Classics bring back Megatron with his classic alt mode, but modern-day toy laws made sure that the gun mode wouldn't look anything like a real gun. In that case I'd rather have gone for something else but a flashy super soaker, but I'm not Hasbro. So what we are left with is a figure that looks excellent in robot mode and has an alternate mode I can do without. Still, a good Megatron. Now the only question is whether or not Classics will feature a Galvatron down the line and whether or not he'll be a repaint of Megatron or the first original Galvatron since 1986. I'm hoping for the latter.