Review: 4982 Spongebob - Mrs Puff's Boating School
Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:58 PM
Another bit of SB history: this set comes from the following episode:
Boating School: SpongeBob fails his boating test for the 38th time (what a freaking retard lool). He's so determined to get his license that Patrick decides to help him. He implants a walkie-talkie inside SBs head in order to cheat and tell him what to do.
You will say that I am biais but I really enjoy building this set and I really like the SB theme !! Lets hope 2008 brings more of that cool spongieness !! But I digress...
Here are general pics of the instruction booklet and the DSS (G there are loads of crappy stickers in that one also !!). As you can see the set is divided in 3 polybags. Shamelessly (but nonetheless wilfully hehe), I will disregard the third one which is that playability crap course !! I would have reviewed it but since it involves stickers, I didnt want to ruin the parts and without stickers it would look dull, plain and ugly (it does look crappy with so imagine without), so that review will not be 100% complete and I do apologise in advance. But how many of you would have build that and keep it hehe
1/ Mfs and extras
I will start with the really cool Miss Puff *wub* (the fig mind you !!). She looks a bit stressed !! No wonder, that sponge menace will bring her to the hospital once again hehe. As you can see, that MF comprises 3 parts: the small blue 1x1 round and the 2 major parts.
Yeay another great stupid looking SB. I love those idiotic faces !! 3 different SB figs and 3 idiotic faces hehe. You never can get enough of them !!
Here is just a regular Patrick. Too bad Patrick doesnt have different expressions !
The pull back boat car: nothing really to report (except the fact that I left it sticker free !!)
The only thing I built from the third polybag is that pretty cool ancker holding tower thingie !! Looks great in a lighthouse set hehe. Yes the roud tile bouey is printed !! Its the same as in SB's bed in the Bikini Bottom set ;-)
OK, its time for those two great buildings: the lighthouse and the school + pontoon !! Before reviewing them individually, here is a general pic.
2/ The lighthouse
One of the main reason to own that great set !! Sure it suffers from accute stickeretite (sad but :-D ). T worst is that door), but nonetheless a great and simple building !! Great white/red colour scheme, and a really fantastic 2 turning lights !! I really like the yellow top of the lighthouse, it adds to the comic atmosphere of that theme instead of having a more plain red/white only.
The rear has nothing really fancy, except tools to fix it in case of problems hehe.
The only thing I modified since I didnt build the third polybag is that I got rid of the trechnic parts on the right of the lighthoue to replace them with regular logs
All hail the tower King !! :-D
3/ The school and pontoon
I really like that little building and its great to see that once again TLC uses the amazing dark blue color !! Its really a simple design but looks fantastic and can be used for many things in a town hehe I also really like the combination with those dark bluish grey slopes !!
The rear reveals the desk, stickers on the wall (doh !!) and two clams serving as chairs (really like on the show). Its really great to see that TLC stays really as close to the show as possible.
The pontoon again is simple yet really cool and effective. And its really nice to have 2 lifesaving boueys.
The only thing I modified since I didnt build the third polybag is that I got rid of the trechnic parts in front of the pontoon to replace them with regular logs
On the overall, I think its really a great set !! Apart from the crap stickers, I think TLC should have ditched (or simplified) the third playability polybag to lower the cost !! Oh well, parts are always usefull (except those one part shitty palm trees !!).
So until my next review, I bid you farewell my Spongebob fans !! And I really hope to see next year hehe
Will SB get his drivers license one day ? For the sake of Bikini Bottom, lets hope not !!
No license ever On !!
Posted 15 August 2007 - 02:32 PM
and a fine new Spongebob! *sweet*
The boating school´s indeed very nice with a beautiful color scheme, and
so is the lighthouse.... I´m really tempted to buy a second set just to "complete"
these buildings.... although it´s a little too expensive for doing so, and it wouldn´t
even fit with the style of the other SB sets. X-D
Wet highway to the poor puffer fish´ privat hell on! :-D
Posted 15 August 2007 - 02:52 PM
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1776 or 1984?
Posted 15 August 2007 - 03:27 PM
Great review though!
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Posted 15 August 2007 - 05:37 PM
Being a lighthouse freak I really like it, the trans clear blue ones rocks *y*! I´m getting it - period!
Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:00 PM
Man, those smooth slopes really look like crap when on a roof :-| That was the whole reason they had texture in the first place... |-/ I'll never liked those, they feel so cheap!
The new SB head is great, and can Mrs. Puff's legs move? I just ask since her feet are separate, and in figs where the legs can't move, they're usually one piece at the bottom to keep them from breaking off.
The set looks great, and seems to have a lot of playability
Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:25 PM
I'm not a big fan of those Spongebob figs.
However this set has some very useful pieces.
This is actually the first time I took a decent look at a Spongebob set.
Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:06 PM
This Mrs. Puff figs is really really nice *wub*
And this 3rd SB head too!
Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:30 AM
And to SW4J, Mrs Puff's legs are connected at the feet, if you look closely.
So, thanks for the great review, *yoda*!
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:26 AM
It´s SB again. |-/
Sticker Alarm! :-X
But this set is better than Chum Bucket. There are far more interesting parts if you don´t like SB.
Especially the light house and the little hut with the wooden pontoon. *y*
And yet again another set with smooth slopes and rough ones...
Too bad, too bad. >:-( >:-( >:-( If I just knew the person who is responsible for that... >:-)
Posted 16 August 2007 - 11:48 AM
Geezzzzz what is it with all those bloody stikers? This set would be soooooo much better with printed piece's instead of those, still once your over that at least the rest is ok.
Am i the only one who thinks Mrs Puff kinda look's like a kinder egg toy? Their's nothing wrong with that mind you (yes i have a kinder problem X-D ) just seem's strange to me.
Posted 16 August 2007 - 04:22 PM
I like this review. The lighthouse part and the school are nice enough for other towns. and the figs are nice, even mrs puffs 2 pieces you can't use for other things. :-)
Pity that it's 50 dollars/+/- 60 euro. for half price I would think about it.
Posted 16 August 2007 - 04:41 PM
Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:11 PM
And Sandy can have fun with our doc, Texas style >:-)
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