Review by Scarfang_The_Slayer
There was a Comic-Con event going on in my city and this little guy was apart of my "haul" (all of six figures). I didn't know much about him nor did I even know who he was, but when I saw him on the table next to other Transformers I thought "MICROMASTER!" and instantly snatched him up with a few others. Here is his personal page if you want to find out some background info about him go here. Also, for anyone whose interested reprolabels has created a set of decals for him and a few other Micromasters as well. Here's Overload and his buddy Erector looking fresh with their brand new decals!
Overload transforms into a flat nosed car carrier exactly like Ultra Magnus except instead of transforming into a suit, the trailer becomes a futuristic jet. He is known as a Micromaster transport and I assume it means that he can carry other Micromasters onto or off the battlefield.
As you can see, he's basically a miniature version of Optimus Prime/Ultra Magnus. The cab is a flat nose truck and his transformation is almost the same. For such a small figure he's very detailed. Top lights, head lights, windshield wipers, even the grille has sharp detail.
Here's where the fun starts. His trailer transforms into a futuristic jet and has a lot of sharp detail molded onto it as well. This would be a good weapon for gunning down Micromaster Decepticons, but I wonder how well it would do against the likes of Piranacon?
The Gatling guns molded on the tips of the wings are a very nice and creative touch. They don't launch, but because I enjoy this set is so much I can overlook it.
The sample I have is missing a piece on top of the jet mode. A bar that folds up in front of where Overload is supposed to stand. I didn't know this until I looked up pictures online, but it doesn't bother me at all. The Micromaster transports combine two things that I love and that robots and play sets (yes, I consider this a play set). Even though he is tiny, he works very well with his trailer/jet accessory. Robot mode is just a tad floppy, but this guy is a quarter of a century old just like me so of course he's not going to be in perfect shape. That beings said, everything looks good, andnothing broken other than that bar missing but I never notice it anyway. Even though he is floppy, he can still stand up on his own so he's not a complete spaghetti noodle. Not sure what he's going for these days, but at Comic-Con I only paid $15 for him. To be honest, I love this guy so much that I'm going to try and track down all the rest of the Micromaster bases/transports. If you want something cool (and fun) in your collection and not looking to spend too much, I strongly encourage you to do the same!
|Posted 15 January, 2015 - 12:36 by Scarfang_The_Slayer|