My son Bram made me some screen shots of the Overlord tank. He insisted to show the basic tank and the three possible upgrades.
Two Emperor Overlords standard equipped with 'Speaker Tower" upgrade. It heals every unit near the tower.
Above: Left the basic Overlord. In the middle with the gatling gun upgrade and on the right with a bunker installed. The bunker can hold 5 soldiers. It is very heavy armed if you put in 5 rocket launchers.
Below: Several Overlords in the field.
I do not know if you are familiar with C & C Generals, but I loved playing the China Missions. On-Line I was too slow as a Chinese General, but the Chinese had a very powerful weapon, the Overlord Tank. The Overlord could be upgraded with a bunker, a gatling gun or a speaker tower. The Overlord Tank is very relative expensive and the construction of it is pretty slow, but once you had a few upgraded with a speaker tower and gatling guns, they are almost invincible. The most fun part are the comments you get when you give the Overlord Tank Instructions. My favorite quotes: “I am in control”, “I am Big” and “Extra Large” (check out the movie above).
The base model for this collaboration is a DW-6900FS. It is a model that Casio often uses for special models, analog to the DW-5600VT model. The box is very nice. I assume the box is the same box as is used on the X-Girl model. The gray box is covered diagonally with the X-Large and X-Girl text logos. On a side of the box you find the Eric Haze’s 30th Anniversary logo, on top you find the combined X-Large/X-Girl logo. The prints in gold look great on the gray and black background.
At first sight you see a stealth DW-6900 model. Maybe not a real surprise. In 2011 X-Large promoted the totally black GD-110-1BJF, which was also a stealth looking model. When you observe more closely, you’ll notice that besides the stealth looking case, the watch has cool decorated straps. First you will notice the gold Gorilla logo on on of the straps. Then you’ll notice the straps are covered with stars. I have quite some experience with all kinds of spectrophotometry, so I can probably tell a lot about the color black. Well, the color of the G-Shocks we call matt black are often dark gray. So it is on this watch and the strap is covered with loads of black stars. And according what I wrote above, yeah, black does not really exist, but it is close? The combined logo of X-Large and X-Girl appears again engraved on the back of the watch. The buttons and bezel screws are in a gold tone. A pity the back and buckle are not in the same gold tone.
I think, if you like this brand, this model is a great watch. If I had the chance to buy the 2008 collaboration with (also in LA located) The Hundreds and G-Shock, I would have bought that model too. Although at first glance this watch looks like a basic G-Shock, it really isn’t. It is full of nice details. It wasn’t really a cheap model, but remember this is a Japanese release. A basic DW-6900 will cost you around ¥13000 - ¥15000 there. The shop price is ¥16.800. I think that it really is ¥16000 plus ¥800 for tax. To get it delivered outside Japan you might have to add about ¥2400 to the price. According the website, this limited edition is still for sale (at least on-line), so if you really like this watch and X-Large and you have someone or a service that can help you out, you still can get this watch.