Theme: Monster Fighters
Today I got my third Monster Fighters set. Up to now I'm very impressed with this line. The Minifig prints are awesome and with this set I got a new favorite female head. Let's stop the talk and let pictures speak. Enjoy.
First the box. Standard sized for a set in this pricerange. The back shows the whole set in a different angle. Nice comic and overall layout (fullmoon and so on)
The content, two bags and one instruction.
Instructionbooklet and random page. The fullmoon in the corner is a nice touch. At the end there is an overview of all the sets and their stars (except the Zombie one).
Pieces of interest. One nougat palisade brick, four round bricks in dark tan, two golden claws, two arrows and the monster gem. I really like these artifacts even when they are only usable in a few layouts.
The Minifigs. Both got backprinting. Ann Lee got very nice torso and leg printing. Really Ann Lee uses the hairpiece of the CMF Cavegirl. It's ok, but I don't see a good use of this piece outside of action or horror themed female figures. Without a piece in the hair it looks dull. But what piece to put in other than an arrow or bone?
Now to my favorite part, Ann Lees doublesided head . I didn't noticed the scar on previews pictures. In my opinion it gives her face a great character and makes her amazing.
Here is a comparision of the recent Mummies. From right to left: Monster Fighters, CMF, Pharaohs Quest. The MF and CMF looks similar but different enough to justify a purchase.
Now up to the main build. First the little helicopter. Easy, simple build. Looks nice, but nothing special.
The Mummies chariot in-build and as a completed set. The skeletal horse is the same as usual, this time with a "glow in the dark" feature.
Spare parts, nothing unusual.
And now a very crappy try to picture the glow in the dark feature of the Mummy and the horse. Like I said, the picture is bad but you can get an idea. The Mummy itself don't save the light a long time, I think it depends on the print. The horse is cast in the glowing plastic and holds a nice glow much longer. Really cool effect.
Human vs. Monster, two vehicles and some weapons. What do you need more for an playsession?
The Mummy is nice, but the glow is lacking. Ann Lee on the other side is great. Only her hairpiece could be improved. Whatever, I still her.
Nice selection and useful, too. The horse is a great addition with a very powerful glow.
Pretty good value. As an introduction set the Swamp Monster is the better choice and the better monster. On the other hand, when was the last time that you got a female character in the second cheapest set of a new theme? A route Lego definitely should follow in the future.
Total: 35/40 recommended
Other Monster Fighters Reviews:
9461 The Swamp Creature
9463 The Werewolf
Edited by Plissken, 24 May 2012 - 08:58 AM.