They're the quintessential Space Marine transport and my favourite by far.
I like to have themed birthdays and Christmases. On the year I got these it was all about Drop Pods from every family I could coerce into it. As a result I have quite a few of them - getting on for a Battle Company's worth.
Obviously it took me a year or three to get round to building any of them.
Now if you compare this one:
With this one:
You'll notice a critical difference.
The one above is the original five man Forge World Drop Pod.
And don't I feel stupid now for buying that when if I'd waited a few years I'd have got two or more for the same price.
The Forge World one is actually a tad smaller than the newer GW one but they still look fine together.
The Drop Pods now match my more subdued Crimson Blade colour scheme (although my vehicles have always been black with red bits).
I'm loving how the force is starting to come together and it should take too long to grow - especially as my next campaign trilogy is going to be about these guys coming to the aid of the Valorax Guard against the evil Imperium.