So do you remember back at the beginning of last year, I uttered a cryptic, “LOOK TO THE SKIES FOR SOUNDBLASTER’S COMING!” or maybe I didn’t exactly say that, and maybe you shouldn’t look in the skies because I don’t even know if dude can fly. But yeah. Soundblaster and Ratbat!
I wouldn’t have this guy if AmiAmi hadn’t gotten upset at me for ordering him on the 29th of March, and combining him to my April order. They still have plenty in stock, so I am sure they are just salty about having so much stock, honestly. So, I was said FINE HERE, HAVE MONEY THEN. And I got him today.
This is the second MP I’ve received since my refocusing, and I have to say once again, even though I got rid of the original, I absolutely love the redeco. The one new item from the set, Ratbat, is really nice and I have to say, even though the Laserbeak/Buzzsaw MP cassettes kill it, Ratbat is absolutely amazing. Nice paint, nice transformation, and luckily no more easily broken ears.
One thing that was peculiar I saw as I was opening the box was it was double taped. Normally I roll my eyes at people who throw a fit at double taped MP boxes (it’s a fucking toy, OPEN IT YOU COCKHOLE), but it made me a little on guard as I was messing around with Ratbat and Soundblaster. Upon seeing Soundblaster flawless, I was sweating that Ratbat would be the broken one. Nah. Both are fine. The manual has tape in it too, strangely, but everything seems to be fine. The only thing I can think of is if it was a return, they returned it because Soundblaster’s door sticks a bit (OH NO!) or they peed themselves at how tight his left hip’s outward movement is.
Which are my only flaws with this guy. I love him, I love the MP-13 mold, and I think that it is absolutely fantastic. I am glad to get him again.
The way the “double” door works is a little odd, you put what was the old like tech screen piece over the regular chest piece, and because the regular chest is red, and this piece is purple, it kind of just makes for an opaque window. Should have done both in purple, I think!
As an aside, all of the MPs I have now are all redecos, (didn’t get G2 Sideswipe in the group pic there) and I think they are all fantastic versions, if not improvements! Radical Repaint Squad assemble!!