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Old 05-01-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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Kuma Style (Picture) Review: Botcon 2012 Exclusive Overlord (Gigatron)

The Bludgeon mold's been out there for a bit. Most people know it and whether or not they like it, so the main thing I'm focusing on here are the variances of the Overlord exclusive.

Firstly, the colors are (blatantly) painted differently.. I love that they mesh well in both vehicle and bot mode, without looking like either was sacrificed for the other in terms of deco. Here are some shots of the Vehicle mode:







And, of course, there's the robot mode. I wasn't too familiar with the bludgeon mold before this, and was extremely impressed with how poseable he was. The colors work well, and the headsculpt is fantastic! I do, however, wish the head was simply smaller.





What I really found cool was the weapon storage. His backpack actually opens up to reveal a smaller knife, that can also go into the holster on his right leg panel.


Since Botcon sets are all about repaints and redecos with newer headsculpts, there wasn't really a whole lot to choose from that scream Gigatron/Overlord. For the mold they chose, I think they did outstanding in converting this into a more classics styled representation of the character. I definitely would say he's worth a purchase. Hopefully you all enjoyed the pictures as well.

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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No jet mode? I call bull.


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Now you just need the in-depth description of what it is that we're looking at.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:51 PM   #4
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Now you just need the in-depth description of what it is that we're looking at.
Actually, I just edited before seeing this. Wanted to post pics first and then write in the words so I didn't have to go back and forth gathering URLs.
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Thanks for the review, he really isn't a bad figure at all. It's amazing how good photos really make that head sculpt shine, he looked really bad in earlier promo shots. Not my cup of tea however, to me Banzaitron will always be the best version of this mold.

I think he'd benefit greatly from more normal-looking feet.
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The first bot mode makes him awesome...I'm sure Maiden Japan is making a kit for him, he could really use some shoes...but Nice pics...should had you do my wedding
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Yeah, my one gripe with this guy is that his head looks a tad too big. The headsculpt itself looks fantastic though, and the figure as a whole just looks really badass.

Also, beautiful beautiful pics, TJ. You really brought out that blue.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:32 AM   #8
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Thanks for the review, he really isn't a bad figure at all. It's amazing how good photos really make that head sculpt shine, he looked really bad in earlier promo shots. Not my cup of tea however, to me Banzaitron will always be the best version of this mold.

I think he'd benefit greatly from more normal-looking feet.
I can understand where you're coming from. It's hard to unsee a mold as the original character.

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The first bot mode makes him awesome...I'm sure Maiden Japan is making a kit for him, he could really use some shoes...but Nice pics...should had you do my wedding
That'd be neat if he made some things to fill him out a bit more, and thanks for the pic compliments man.

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Yeah, my one gripe with this guy is that his head looks a tad too big. The headsculpt itself looks fantastic though, and the figure as a whole just looks really badass.

Also, beautiful beautiful pics, TJ. You really brought out that blue.
Thanks for the pic compliments, and yea dude...a smaller head would've worked wonders.
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Since Botcon sets are all about repaints and redecos with newer headsculpts, there wasn't really a whole lot to choose from that scream Gigatron/Overlord.
As soon as Overlord was announced, I immediately went to Classics Silverbolt. I still think that would've been a great basis for Overlord; the jet mode could've been black with a multi-colored (not black) robot mode. New head, lots of design cues, big signature rifle.

This just doesn't work for me. I see what they're doing and what they tried to do, but it's just not working for me.

Fantastic pictures though!
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:02 AM   #10
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As soon as Overlord was announced, I immediately went to Classics Silverbolt. I still think that would've been a great basis for Overlord; the jet mode could've been black with a multi-colored (not black) robot mode. New head, lots of design cues, big signature rifle.

This just doesn't work for me. I see what they're doing and what they tried to do, but it's just not working for me.

Fantastic pictures though!
Hey thanks for the pic compliment... personally, my choice would be Cybertron leader-class Megatron, but I figured his scale was too large to put in a boxset. Silverbolt would've been nice too, but it kinda' falls under the same "nothing larger than voyager" rule.
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