Peerless!on December 4, 2011 at 10:13 pm
A Reprolabels “upgrade” set for Drift is one of those things I didn’t know I wanted until I learned of its existence. I’d never considered that Drift’s toy might be missing some deco from Guido’s original design. And some of that deco is actually pretty nice, like the red that ran along the skirt of the car and, to a lesser extent, on his spoiler and hood. Plus there’s all the tiny bits of gold tucked away in his torso and face.
Oh, right, and those sculpted windows in the back corners, maybe they could use some color.
Though it’s not all gravy. The set provides three potential stickers to line all his swords. Problem is, his swords are very rubbery plastic, and on the super long “must only use this sword in the most dire of circumstances” sword, that rubberiness is very evident.
Stickering this sword is not a good idea.
Well, you could probably manage it if you never stow the sword ever. If you keep it either in one of his fists or kept to the side, nothing will ever go wrong. But once you try to stow the thing, it inevitably bends in on itself, and then the thing wrinkles up like it’s been badly shrinkwrapped. Yikes. I will probably remove the long sword’s stickers, now that I’ve photographed them.
Also the long-sword stickers are like a quarter of an inch too short for the blade anyway, so oh well.
If you want to see Drift pre-stickers, here’s a link to my original review.