So, as many of you are already aware, Dreadwind is the Voyager Class repaint included in the Games of Deception box set for BOTCON this year. He is, to say the least, and odd choice for inclusion. With some very prominent Decepticon seekers like Dirge, Thrust and Thundercracker being included, it's kind of a surprise to see a fringe G1 character like Dreadwind make the cut. As a character, he's pretty underwhelming. The Decepticon equivalent to Eeyore, He missed being on the G1 series, and short of the Marvel comics run, was essentially a nobody in a sea of Con jet fighters. Why would I spend a ridiculous amount of money on this thing? Am I some kind of diehard Dreadwind fan? ...kinda. As it turns out, the G1 Dreadwind was one of the few latter year Decepticons I ever got, and the only powermaster at that. I think it was probably the F-16 jet mold that made me so enamored. Needless to say, in my army he was a cutthroat badass who wouldn't take "no" for an answer. Imagine my surprise years later when I found out what his character was really written like... Anyway, review time. He is, or course, a repaint/remold of the Classics Jetfire. For those curious here's the rundown of the changes made: 1. New very G1 Headsculpt 2. All translucent plastic has been changed from light blue to teal. 3. Everything else is deco. --I added the repro con symbol. Sadly, he comes with no markings of his own. If you liked this mold the first time around, you'd like it again here. The figure itself is nice and tight, everything works as well here as it did the first time around. The mold actually fits this character surprisingly well, seeing as Dreadwind is portrayed as being a large mech, and the F-14/Robotech hybrid jet mode is at least evocative of his fighter plane roots. The nice thing about this mold is thanks to the armor and wings, he has a lot of appearance options. I have him displayed wings down, sans armor, and it does help downplay how close he is to his Autobot mold-mate. The deco in itself does a lot with very little; the base color is still white, but the deletion of any black on the figure makes it appear different enough to be effective. While purple, teal and white would be hardly found among my favorite colors, they are very true to his G1 form, and aesthetically very pleasing. For being such light colors, they still look very Decepticon, and he looks especially at home next to Classics Megatron. The new head is the major sellpoint, and it is excellent. The only thing that would've been cooler is some light piping, but needless to say it looks fine without it. So overall, was he worth the money? Honestly, you can't really ever call something like a convention exclusive a value. He's a pre-existing figure, with some minor changes, going for 4 times his retail value. Am I glad I bought him? Absolutely. But I'm not going to lie to myself (or anybody else) and say it was a good deal. I just really wanted another Voyager, and a piece of the convention, to put with my classics. I do recommend SPX to anybody looking to score test shots, though. He ships fast, he packs very well, and is as honest a seller as you'll find out there.