Tonight I decided to post something different, I have a few other reviews done of Japanese G1 figures, but they can wait. Tonight's focus is on the Omnibots. These three characters didn't get a lot of fiction. But they are great figures, each having a flight mode like Tracks, they were slightly smaller than the regular cars, so I guess that's why they were made to be mail-aways instead of being released in the main line. Their order forms declaring "reinforcements from Cybertron" they were on a lot of kids wishlists it seems, making them more readily available than their mail in counterpart Reflector.
Overdrive is a strategist according to the mail in flyer, and that was about all we got. He was given to me by a friend from his childhood collection, I later completed him. He has a sleek Ferrarri BB Diablo alt mode.
Like I mentioned earlier he also features a "flight mode" in the same vein as Tracks. mainly consisting of flip out wings and guns
His transformation is the tried and tested hood chest with flip down legs, there's a couple tweaks to it, but nothing insane. The robot sports shoulders and elbows.
Downshift is the security agent of the trio, and my personal favorite of them. I bought Camshaft and Downshift from Mega Toyfan in a decent sized lot (same one i got Slapdash/Roadking in). He transforms into a Toyota Celica.
He also sports a flight mode, but he's the only one of the trio to use all his weapons in this mode
For some reason I like hood feet, and roof chest figures (Wheeljack, Sunstreaker, Battlechargers, etc) so this is another reason i really enjoy Downshift's bot mode.
Finally we have Camshaft, the scout of the trio I had him as a kid, never knew much about him, other than he was an Autobot. He transforms into a Mazda RX7.
His flight mode is the weakest of the three since it doesn't actually feature any wings. but he is the only one of the trio to feature a spring loaded launcher, with the tiniest missiles I've come across.
His transformation is unique though, i don't think there is another figure with the roof sitting that way in bot mode.
The three make a nicely diversified set, both in colours in in transformations. Not a pricey set by any means, you can probably pick up all three for under $100 minty and complete.