As I mentioned in the previous post, Wonderfest exclusive BT-17: Black Convoy had arrived last Saturday.
Now, it's time to let his darkness, shine!
Before that, I'd just like to recognise where I bought it from - Entertainment Hobby Shop JUNGLE. I would like to thank them for their prompt and efficient service and very good packaging and communications. I received the item about 2 days after the time it was shipping out, which was awesome. Thank you JUNGLE staff!
So here he is, his dark majesty Black Convoy. Not Nemesis Prime, but Black Convoy. This is him in MISB status... erm, not sure if I can call it that. But its not MOSC either... so is it in a sealed box or a sealed card? I can't tell.
The front of the packaging. What I really like about this release, although it matched the Alternators type packaging, it the purity and simplicity of the base - white words on purple background. It just makes this packaging a lot of classy than the US released Alternators.
Function: Dark Commander
Name: Black Convoy
Earth Mode: Dodge Ram SRT-10
Binaltech number: BT-17
This is the bottom of the packaging - all words, no photos of the toy unlike Alternators packaging. This means you have no idea what the toy will look like unless you open it! Lots of incentive to open it huh.
1:24 scale and some words about the licensing from Dodge.
Number plate says "Black Convoy".
Ah, the money shot. It does look very classy and elegant don't you think?
It would not be right to fail to compare it with its repainted counterpart, BT-22: Convoy. It's strange isn't it. In way, if we are looking at the BT line, BT-22: Convoy is actually a repaint of BT-17: Black Convoy, because the latter came first.
Full frontal comparison between BT-17 and BT-22.
Also, here is a comparison with its Alternators counterpart - Nemesis Prime (Alternator No. 24). The key differences between the 2 are of course die-cast vs no die-cast, more chrome vs less chrome, clear windows vs red tinted windows.
A side view comparison. As can be seen, the packaging to structured fairly similarly.
Bottom of the packaging. Alternators packaging features photos of the toy and some write up. BT-17 is just plain words and eager elegance.
All together now, BT-22: Convoy, Alternators Nemesis Prime and BT-17: Black Convoy!
This mold stacks up well.
So there you have it, BT-17: Black Convoy, acquired. Whew.
Seriously, I had great fears this would be the very toughest BT to acquire when I started this quest again, now I'm just very happy to have got something I just could not afford at the time of its release and also to have crossed this milestone in BT collecting.
Over to you Maz buddy!
Will end here by gratuitously showing my shopping cart for BT-17. heh.