Well, I bought a few parts and now have a robot-mode Overlord. Also got the tank barrel so I could have the two vehicle modes. Don't have all the little parts for the base mode yet.
I like it for the most part, nice play value with the vehicle modes, robot mode's got about what you'd expect from Geewun at this size (Yes, they could have done more, but I like what we got).
Face sculpt is a little weird. He too smiley looking and I don't like that. And not having an attachment somewhere in robot mode to stick the tank barrel onto (even if it was just on the back of his leg like Scorponok's rifle does) annoys me a little bit, just because the tank barrel is so nice and long. But otherwise... me like.
All in all, I don't think its a fair trade - we got Double Targetmasters on this side of the ocean but we didn't get Overlord... I like Quake, yes, but I don't see that as equaling.
I cant gripe much about the semi-usability of the various attachments - as baseformers go, he's in the same camp with Trypticon and Scorponok in terms of all those little parts that don't do anything for the other modes. (Metroplex at least used everything except Six-Gun's torso in all modes). The pop-out weapons in his abdomen are a nice touch. I don't have the connecting ramps yet, so he doesn't have shinguards right now.
FansProject are supposedly 'doing' an overlord, but very little is known about it beyond a test-shot of a head and chest-piece (IE one of the enginemasters/godmasters possibly) being displayed on a Warbot Steelcore body at their booth at TFcon.
definately agree that buying piecemeal is both A) more fun and B) way more expensive in the long run
Can be, especially if you're not patient. When I built my Fort Max, I got lucky and scored Cerebros in a TF lot that the seller didn't bother to identify - so I paid $35 for the thing, when it usually goes for $150-$200 (Cerebros himself, not Fort Max!)
To date Overlord's cost me about $200, and all I need are the PMs and the leg ramps. That's still far below the $500-$800 I usually see for asking price.