Definitely buying that Megatron. To me it nails it better than any of the other attempts.
The transformation looks like it's going to be insane. It appears they've totally abandoned the traditional scheme for it.
From the high-res scans of the magazine pages, it looks like the back of Megatron's head ends up in front of the trigger guard in gun mode. And the gun mode hammer seems like it ends up as part of the back of his thighs.
Yeah, I don't see much need for that myself. The deco isn't very different, and I don't see too many people buying it just for the mutant head.
Kind of an odd choice, when there's at least a couple other decos they could have gone with that would have been much more distinctive (Burning Convoy, like you say, or Universe Primal). But I'm sure it'll find a market somewhere.
I think the thing I don't like so much about the MP Primal is how smooth it is. I know its because it takes its cues from the CG model, but it robs the alt mode of the 'realistic animal' look that was the ethos of the line. Hmmm.
TT do the Transmetals, I might be a bit more interested...
Especially as I'm not sure even Takara would be cheeky enough to do G2 Inferno in the Masterpiece line...
I'm surprised they didn't just include a big white cannon and some alternate decals for him so you could've turned your G1 Inferno into a G2 Inferno if you were so inclined. They're otherwise pretty much the same, aren't they?