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REVIEW: 8086 Droid Tri-Fighter


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#1 KimT

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:44 PM

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Set Name: Droid Tri-Fighter
Set Number: 8086
Release: Jan 2010
Parts: 247
Minifigs: 3 (1 Rocket Droid Commander & 2 Rocket Battle Droids)
Time to build: 17 Minutes, 49 Seconds. :grin: (No stickers)
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Not much to say. A view of what's inside the box.
Neat box art.

Box Rear
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Flashing the flick-missiles and other new 2010 sets.
No inspirational build.

Instructions
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Easy to follow.
Small folder.

Random Instructions Page
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Yeah, it's that simple to follow :grin:

Dreaded Sticker Sheet
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Ydrk! :sick:
I chose not to add those to the fighter.

Side View
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It does look better than the old version.
I kinda like the overall look of it :thumbup:

Front side view
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The cockpit is a little "off!" and reminds me too much of the Exo-Force sets.

Rear View
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Symmetric and cool.

Top View
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They've clearly put some effort into adding "greeble" and it's ok for an official set.

Tiles :wub:
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Meow! I love those new 2x4 tiles and here we get them in Dark Blue :thumbup:

Cockpit
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How's the droids going to control this fighter with no control unit?!?

Bottom View (Enhanced Flick-Missiles)
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A new design for the flicks, and they're much better than the regular design.
Acceptable addition of playability.
Thank gawd, it's not that technic launcher :laugh:

Rocket Droid Commander
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Some yellowing of this guy makes him the commander of this raggedy fighter and it's crew of Rocket Battle Droids.

All
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The entire Rocket Battle Droid family in front of their transportation.

All Rear
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Wow, awesome rockets  :hmpf:

Conclusion
An okay set with some great parts.
Wont stay in one piece long though, I am sure a lot of kids will love this.
But being mostly an OT fan this set doesn't really do anything for me.
A must for a collector, but not "all that"
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:55 PM

Great review Kim! :thumbup:

It looks pretty good to me, and I look forward to geting my hands on the Commander. The stickers still upset me, but I suppose I can't change what is included in the set. :hmpf_bad:

Btw, I think the 'eyes' are in the wrong position. Maybe you could turn the front section so they are lined up (like on the box cover and instructions)? I have a keen eye for that sort of thing, sorry. :blush:


Anyway, it's nice to see you reviewing again. :classic:

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 05:07 PM

Why yes, you're right :blush:
They "eyes" are off.
I did this pretty fast, so that I could share it and it looks like it was too fast :laugh:
I'll redo some of the pics tomorrow when the sun is back.
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 05:15 PM

Very nice review KimT! Are you one of the first to get a Star Wars 2010 set outside the US?

Not a bad little set! Might even get more than one. :laugh:

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 05:58 PM

View Postmutley777, on Dec 17 2009, 06:15 PM, said:

Very nice review KimT! Are you one of the first to get a Star Wars 2010 set outside the US?

Not a bad little set! Might even get more than one. :laugh:
Dunno!
The official launch in the toystore chain "BR" in Denmark and Sweden is today.
Though they didn't have the sets up - I had to ask the store clerk who then found me this and the Imperial Battle Pack.
I return tomorrow to get the Freeco Bike, Rebel Battle Pack, Arc Fighter and Tie Defender.
They said they wouldn't put the sets on the shelves until they had space for them *huh*
But if I could make a set number list, then they'd find the sets in the basement.
Go figure :sceptic:
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 06:13 PM

Hello!

I like this review because it reveals some new pieces. :classic: While I don't consider the 2x4 tiles as particularly useful, I am very happy that we FINALLY get the 1 x 2 x 2/3 with Studs on Sides in Light Bluish Gray. Yay. :classic:

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 06:37 PM

Great review KimT!  :thumbup:

This is one set I won't bother purchasing. I have the cool original, which is less oversized. I also own three Rocket battle droids, so there's no incentive for me to buy this set. That reasoning will save me £20.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:07 PM

great review. something bothers me about this set, is it a ROTS set or a clone wars set? i am asking this because tri-droid fighter was not seen in clone wars animation, but strange enough those rockets droids were also not present in the Rots.
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:19 PM

A very nice Review Kim! :thumbup:
This set looks alot better with pics of all of it. :thumbup:
I have to say though, that the droid commander doesn't look that special to me. :sceptic:
Oh well looks like a nice set and will probably get it. :sweet:
Thanks for the review!

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:34 PM

Nice review KimT!
I will go tomorroww and pick up a few of the new sets  :grin:
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:47 PM

Nice review, and good, clean photos of the set.  Thanks for the picture of the Commander Droid - I agree that it doesn't seem all that special.

I voted the set below average, as I find the set just way too similar to the 2005 version (and that build was boring).  It's not on my 2010 shopping list, and I very much doubt I will buy this set, unless it's at a drastically reduced price.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:16 PM

Great Review Kim. Its nice to get a "unique" minifigures like the droid commander. Its still better than getting all 3 regular rocket droids though.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:08 PM

Good looking review Kim, I agree with not always putting on the stickers.



now maybe the index will get updated,...........I keed I keed  :classic:

View PostKimT, on Dec 17 2009, 10:58 AM, said:

Dunno!
The official launch in the toystore chain "BR" in Denmark and Sweden is today.
Though they didn't have the sets up - I had to ask the store clerk who then found me this and the Imperial Battle Pack.
I return tomorrow to get the Freeco Bike, Rebel Battle Pack, Arc Fighter and Tie Defender.
They said they wouldn't put the sets on the shelves until they had space for them *huh*
But if I could make a set number list, then they'd find the sets in the basement.
Go figure :sceptic:
Man that seems silly.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:12 PM

View PostKimT, on Dec 17 2009, 06:58 PM, said:

Dunno!
The official launch in the toystore chain "BR" in Denmark and Sweden is today.
Though they didn't have the sets up - I had to ask the store clerk who then found me this and the Imperial Battle Pack.
I return tomorrow to get the Freeco Bike, Rebel Battle Pack, Arc Fighter and Tie Defender.
They said they wouldn't put the sets on the shelves until they had space for them *huh*
But if I could make a set number list, then they'd find the sets in the basement.
Go figure :sceptic:


View PostRas 74, on Dec 17 2009, 08:34 PM, said:

Nice review KimT!
I will go tomorroww and pick up a few of the new sets  :grin:
Did you buy any more?
Just the 8084 Battle Pack...
I can't wait to get back from work tomorrow.
Hopefully I'll be able to share an ARC Review :wub:
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:18 PM

Thanks for the review 'KimT'. :sweet:
Is that set CW or ROTS - I totally feel it's ROTS so it can go head to head with the new ARC-170.
The flick missiles are huge as compared to the old ones - cool ! :grin:
Looks very well designed, might buy one if I have some spare cash and it's on sale.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:28 PM

According to BL, it's CW.
But hey, they've listed the TIE Defender as EP IV-VI *huh*
Isn't it EU/TFU?
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:29 PM

Sorry  :blush:  was a bit exited and didnĀ“t read your other posts before posting myself.
Looking forward for tomorrow  :thumbup:
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:57 PM

Nice review!  I might just pick up this set, if only for the cool pieces; I didn't get one the first time round.

Hate to say this to a mod and all, but your pics are a little on the large side!  :wink:

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:58 PM

View PostKimT, on Dec 17 2009, 04:28 PM, said:

According to BL, it's CW.
But hey, they've listed the TIE Defender as EP IV-VI *huh*
Isn't it EU/TFU?

TFU my behind. :tongue:  The Defender wasn't made until the year before the Battle of Endor. Thanks for the review KimT!

Do you by any chance have the old one, so you can take a comparison shot? I have them both now, but i haven't opened up the newer one yet.
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View PostDarth Legolas, on Dec 17 2009, 10:58 PM, said:

TFU my behind. :tongue:  The Defender wasn't made until the year before the Battle of Endor. Thanks for the review KimT!

Do you by any chance have the old one, so you can take a comparison shot? I have them both now, but i haven't opened up the newer one yet.
Mkay, I'll shove it in EP IV-V-VI then.
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:36 PM

I kinda like the set. The rocket battle droids look pretty good an Im glad they put them in this set so I didn't have to buy the hyena droid bomber :sick: . The fighter is basic but it doesn't need to be because of its simple shape.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:02 PM

View PostKimT, on Dec 17 2009, 10:28 PM, said:

According to BL, it's CW.
But hey, they've listed the TIE Defender as EP IV-VI *huh*
Isn't it EU/TFU?
Actually, this fighter has never appaered in TCW. It could be seen in the opening scene of EP.III., at the Battle of Coruscant.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:10 PM

View PostKimT, on Dec 17 2009, 03:12 PM, said:

Hopefully I'll be able to share an ARC Review :wub:
Please do. :sweet: I'm really considering that one. I do like this set to a bit but not a fan of the figures. It'd be a enemy for the ARC. It is rather stupid for that shop to keep the 2010 sets in the basement until they have more room. :hmpf:

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:35 PM

Pictures resized.
Unfortunately I burned one of my daylight spots today when doing the ARC review, so no new/redone pics yet.
Hopefully tomorrow. :blush:


View PostJCC1004, on Dec 18 2009, 12:10 AM, said:

Please do. :sweet: I'm really considering that one. I do like this set to a bit but not a fan of the figures. It'd be a enemy for the ARC. It is rather stupid for that shop to keep the 2010 sets in the basement until they have more room. :hmpf:[/b]
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:49 PM

Good review, however, I have to something to note: The central "ball" is not a cockpit, even if the boxart tells you to put a droid in there, it is just the ships main reactor and controlling droid brains in there.
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