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Held Up By Megatron!

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Lord Megatron at 2009-06-04 3:13 pm
A 25-year-old Windsor man who allegedly pointed a handgun at his neighbours was arrested on Wednesday after police officers surrounded his west end residence.

The three-hour standoff forced the lockdown of a nearby elementary school, and drew a police response that included tactical officers, body armour, submachine guns, sniper rifles, a police dog and the mobile command centre.

“We treat everything as real,” said Insp. Kirk Mason at the scene after the man had been taken into custody.

“There will be a search of the premises and hopefully we’ll come up with whatever it is that he was waving out the window at his neighbours.”

But the man’s friends accused police of overreacting, and said his supposed handgun was a toy.

“It’s a Transformer,” said William Findley, 24. “It turns into a Luger. It’s an 80s-style Transformer... He’s had a really bad day. People are treating him like crap.”

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With that in mind, this will most likely make obtaining a G1 Megatron even more difficult! It does not look like a very bright future for Megatron fans, not at all...

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megatron said,  - 2009-06-04 15:34:23
that guys an idiot . i wonder if his mom will sell his collection now that hes gonna spend the rest of his days in prison. lol. im not worried about the future of transformers .
Lord Megatron said,  - 2009-06-04 15:46:35
"im not worried about the future of transformers."

I already have three different G1 Megatrons but still for those who don't have one, the future is looking pretty bleak.
My recomendation: Grab him while you still can!
McPrimus said,  - 2009-06-04 16:13:36
Let that be a lesson to all TF collectors:

When you decide to go on a screaming tantrum, DON'T pick up your gun transformers and wave them out the window. Sounds to me like this kid will just get a slap on the wrist and told to grow up and learn to act like an adult. Yeah, it sounds like he has had a really crappy day leading up to that point, but there is NEVER a reason to go on a screaming fit like a 2-year-old. And doing anything like that with a weapon (real or not) is nothing but a quick way to get yourself in trouble.
If people were picking on this guy before, they aren't likely to stop now, if fact they will probably pick on him more.
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2009-06-04 16:45:37
Well i know some one who wont be seeing the new movie in 19 days
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You people keep calling him a kid.Hes 25. he is classified as an adult
Jumpercliff said,  - 2009-06-04 19:00:37
Yikes! Now I am DEFINITELY going to get both G1 and Classics Megatron when I get into college, and he will stay in robot mode for most of the time.

On a lighter note, I found an MP3 file of the very first Transformers theme song!
Sidewinder said,  - 2009-06-04 19:23:59
You know, in Texas, police probably would have shot the guy if they saw him waving Megatron around.
DocWho said,  - 2009-06-04 19:27:25
Hmm. Not much else to say.

....

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to threaten my neighbors with a Nerf gun.
KilledbyDeath said,  - 2009-06-04 19:39:08
Why are people retarded?
P.S. 25 is not a kid!
Bruticus_42 said,  - 2009-06-04 19:42:34
"they saw him waving Megatron around." Why does that sound sexual?
Autobutt said,  - 2009-06-04 20:26:15
WHOA whoa whoa!! Wait one second. Megatron didnt turn into a Luger! He was a Walther P38. Get it straight.
Lord Megatron said,  - 2009-06-04 20:38:51
@DocWho: Lol!

But seriously fokes, what the guy did was uncalled for, even if he did have a "Bad Day". I've had many "Bad Days" but of all the crazy, dimwitted things that I could do in spite of my anger and depression, I would NEVER commit a crime against my fandom. I'm not saying that the kid is an idiot, but that he just made a big mistake, and that mistake is going to haunt him and us,(most likely) for the rest of our lives.
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-06-04 20:59:11
This is why we'll never get an official U.S. rerelease of G1 Megatron (as well as a U.S. release of Masterpiece Megatron).

That guy is out of his mind, using Megatron as a weapon. Stupid! Stupid! STUPID!

Well, to be honest, I really wouldn't want a reissue of G1 Megatron. I'd much rather have a more show-accurate version of the character. Something like a RobotMasters version of the figure (and not that Reverse Convoy). The Masterpiece figure is accurate, but it's too big and too complex, and too fragile. What we need is something with an in-scale, show-accurate Robot Mode, and fully transformable into a show-accurate gun mode (even though it's never gonna happen).

Now that I think of it, we wouldn't even have this problem in the first place if they hadn't used the Microman MC13 Gun Robo - P38 U.N.C.L.E. figure for his toy. Why oh why did he even have to be a gun in the first place? He hardly ever transformed out of Robot Mode in the cartoon. His gun form wasn't always needed. They could've used any other figure from Diaclone or Microman/Microchange, and yet they had to go with one of those that we can never get again! This is just so bogus!
Overhaul said,  - 2009-06-04 21:00:16
...and that's why the U.S. government is so uptight about it's laws with clearly marking the ends of toy guns orange.
And I agree with KilledbyDeath, 25 isn't a kid.
Picked on? Who said anything about this guy being picked on? Two guys broke into his house and robbed him! The fact that he started waving what looked like a gun meant he couldn't control his anger.
luvtransformers said,  - 2009-06-04 21:15:03
I know that this is kind of late,and it has nothing to do with this topic,but does anybody know where I can go to customize my own transformers figures.
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What an IDIOT!! G1 Megatron kind of looks like a real gun. Don't go waving him around & point him at people. They might think he was a real gun & call 911 for the police.
McPrimus said,  - 2009-06-04 23:41:12
Autobutt said, - 2009-06-04 20:26:15
WHOA whoa whoa!! Wait one second. Megatron didnt turn into a Luger! He was a Walther P38. Get it straight.


The Luger (9mm) and a P38 look identical, they just use different caliber ammo.
And G1 Megatron is an exact 1:1 replica of a Walther P38, which is why he will never be reissued in USA. I agree that we need a more cartoon acurate deluxe sized G1 Megatron, maybe make it "fat" so it doesn't look like a real gun.
Black Starscream said,  - 2009-06-04 23:45:04
I'm so lucky I got the Tf 6 version last year. Although this could mean I won't be able to get even encore, much less the awesome versions like Megaplex and Black Megatron. This will really suck in the end because they might do in the US what I read they do in Britain where you have to register your Megatron as a replica gun and get a permit. I hope it won't get really strict on permenantly glueing the orange plug into the barrel.
And as a side note I have MP Megatron and I felt there were alot of innacuracies especially about the legs. I can live with the head being slightly differently shaped but the entire lower body feels messed up, and the armor sticking out of the sides of his torso should not point down, they were more accurate on the orriginal.
Mr Grimm said,  - 2009-06-05 09:56:53
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The Megatron gun mode was a replica of a Walther P-38 but was more the size of a Walther PPK (the James Bond gun) and the P-38 and Luger P-08 both fire 9mm Luger rounds
HateBoner said,  - 2011-12-12 11:46:53
Whatever happened with this situation? Did this guy see any jail time?
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Megatron approves.
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Blitzwing said,  - 2012-10-10 22:59:53
Kinda off topic, but i really want a Masterpiece Blitzwing. just sayin
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