First off I had a little adventure heading into my latest shipment. I was planning on putting together a large order that included Takara #18 Soundblaster, so I decided I wanted the sticker sheet from Reprolabels for it. I've never dealt with Reprolabels before, so I ordered the stickers over a week prior to ordering Soundblaster. I ended up ordering Soundblaster ten days later. A week passed and no stickers. Tracking number said Soundblaster was two days away and still no stickers. I emailed and no replay. The day Soundblaster arrived, so did the stickers. A little too exciting for my taste.
I ordered four figures. BT Overdrive, Takara #18 Soundblaster, E-Hobby Overcharge and Robotmasters Lioconvoy. I was pleasantly suprised by all four figures with things I didn't expect. In the order I opened them:
1. Soundblaster: Man does this thing rock. I'd say I think it looks better than Soundwave if I wouldn't have to kill myself for saying so. Black is good. Black is always good. Ravage and Buzzsaw are the icing on the cake. One can never have enough cassettes. As I stated before, I ordered the Reprolabels for this, and highly suggest anyone who buys this figure to do the same. Looks 100% better with them. I was expecting my opinion to be "ho hum, a repaint" and be most jazzed about new cassettes. I really wasn't expecting to even compare this thing to my love of Soundwave. Not ever.
2. Lioconvoy: Shocked myself how much I freaking like this thing. My friend Tim has the real one, and I was never all that impressed. But here I am calling Lioconvoy my 2nd favorite Robotmaster, only beneath Starscream. I again just love how Robotmasters dispenses with weapon storage in favor of giving things cool looking guns.
3. Overdrive: Striking thing about this is how different it looks from Windcharger. I've heard people on the board say the color was different, but it really is striking to see them both in person. Overdrive is a darker, more cherry shade of red, and looks 100% better than Windcharger. Also like having a gun.
4. Overcharge: In all the pictures I ever saw of this thing it looked black. The thing is a deep forest green. Overall easily much more attractive than Blitzwing. I highly recommend it for anyone crazy enough to pay $50 for a toy that size.