Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Drift's alternate mode is a tuner sports car with his graphics down the side complete with Kanji on the doors as he appeared in All Hail Megatron. In car mode all of the accessories are hidden either by the clips on the bottom of the car for the long sword or the short swords are held in the hip sheaths.
All things considered, Drift is a very stable and articulated figure that can hold just about any pose that you put him into. He is a great display piece. However, he really doesn't have the appeal to a G1 enthusiast, especially if you haven't read any of the IDW fiction. I think that everything that Hasbro tried to tackle on this figure was achieved, however, I wouldn't pick a Drift over my Blurr. I really think that Blurr should have been the original release, while Drift got credited with the "remold/repaint" but still i feel that Drift is and incredibly stable and strong figure. Drift fits into any Classics collection perfectly and would be a great addition, but I think that his story line is the real reason that I picked him up before a War for Cyberton Optimus of Bumblebee. Overall I would highly recommend you to pick him up, but not at the expense of a Blurr.
Faction: Autobots (Former Decepticon)
Accessories: Large Sword, 2 Smaller Swords
Price Point: Deluxe ($9.00-$12.00)