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REVIEW: Atlantis 8056 Monster Crab Clash

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  1. 1. How do you rate this set

    • 1 - Definately gives me the crabs
      4
    • 2 - Better served with lots of butter
      9
    • 3 - Average Atlantis
      11
    • 4 - I could like Monster Crab
      14
    • 5 - Crab'o'licious!
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Continuing my aquatic expedition, this evening I will be reviewing one of the smaller Atlantis sets, 8056 Monster Crab Clash.

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Theme: Atlantis

Year Released: 2009/2010

Pieces: 68

Minifigs: 1

Price: $6.99 (USD) purchased from Toys R Us

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the Atlantis theme is the boxart. Take a look at the back of the box:

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Our favorite clone Atlantis diver Bob, makes his way into this set as well. Same torso and face from 8060 Typhoon Turbo Sub:

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Good ol' Bob has the turnable face with his expression of wetting his pants after seeing the Monster Crab:

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This set includes the first amulet with image of the crab, as well as a harpoon and fins for Diver Bob:

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Stickers! (run and hide Diver Bob, they'll never stay on the crab under water!)

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So let's take a look at this Monster Crab:

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It definately has a big bite:

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And six bendable legs with new ferocious claws:

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The claws are certianly large, with two the length of the harpoon gun:

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Poor Bob is trapped in the crab's mighty jaws. Will he ever escape from Atlantis?

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And lastly, an image of our Monster Crab from the instructions:

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Thoughts of 8056

Monster Crab Clash (although I want to say Crunch) is a nice little set that makes a great "stocking stuffer" and introductory set to the Atlantis theme. A little pricey at TRU, I would value this set at no more than $5 (USD). It does; however, provide a few nice pieces, especially the large claws and orange fangs. Equally nice is the #1 amulet with picture of crab, and Diver Bob minifig. I love the new divers with their yellow-green faceplates and lime green arms and fins (making a nice diver suit). The set is fun and certainly a nice addition to any aquatic scene.

Edited by WhiteFang
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Thanks for the review TheBrickster!

I agree with you that this does seem more like a parts pack than an actual set - you get lots of new black horn/barbs, small orange barbs, and Atlantis minifig, and one of those collectible keys!

I hope to get this, but with all of the great new themes and sets coming out next year, I'll have to wait for a while before making my "buy" list.

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I rate it 4. This is one of the few Atlantis sets I'm going to buy. Still, 7771 Angler ambush had printed eyes and no stickers.

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Surerly he looks cute, but without stickers he looks like bug...

I think the pincers is too close eachother, but legs looks great!

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Pinch me, I'm dreaming!

The only fault this set has was the sticker factor. I love the patterns so much, that I don't hesitate slapping them on though.

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Thanks for Reviewing the Atlantis sets Brickster :thumbup: I like the look of this little set, what with its useable hinge pieces and new larger teeth pieces. I could see myself getting this, as for multiples, I am not sure. :classic:

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I could like Monster Crab :grin:

Thanks for another fantastic review TheBrickster. As always your pictures are crisp and precise. I quite like this little set and it seems to have some good value but ultimately is a pass for me simply for budgetary reasons. However it still is a great addition to the Atlantis theme in my opinion.

Batbrick Away! :devil:

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Nice picture review, these Atlantis sets are really great, so much diversity in the pieces, and those new helmets are just great. Thanks for the pics! I checked my Toys R Us and there is still nothing to be found :sad:

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Nice review and I kinda`like the set too.

The crab seems to have pretty nice claws and at that size, it could be a real one.

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Great review (as always :grin:), ThrBrickster! Superb photography. As has been said, this looks to be a nice parts pack, and an all round fun little set. A part of me keeps asking how I can use the diver's suit as some sort of hazmat gear in a post-Apoc MOC. :grin: Thanks for reviewing this for us. :thumbup:

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This is a really cool set, but it suffers from sticker dependancy :sceptic: I like the legs the best, with the claws of DOOM! :thumbup:

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Nice review! I agree, it's a nice small set and I love the new amulet pieces, but it should be just a tad cheaper. Also, stickers! Ahh, i hate stickers, but still, a great set with new useful pieces!

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Great Review TheBrickster! :thumbup:

This set is nice and small and the fig looks really cool! :wub:

Those amulet's are kinda odd, but will probably make kids want to buy the whole theme. :laugh:

Great job!

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1 - Definately gives me the crabs

Uh... I think you're using it wrong...

Steve

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