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Poll: Pontoon Plane action Poll!! (27 member(s) have cast votes)

How would you rate this set?

  1. 1-poor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. 2-not horrible (1 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  3. 3-average (6 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  4. 4-good (11 votes [40.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.74%

  5. 5-excellent (9 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

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#1 SlyOwl

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 01:59 PM

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Well, I got this set MISB for my birthday, 8 years late  X-D . At ?3 ($6), it's pretty cheap - almost the same as the current impulse line, but with far more pieces...additionally, the box was so crammed full of pieces that it was difficult to open! Unlike the modern castle sets... |-/  so much for packaging reductions...
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Anyway, for ?3, you get a figure, Harry Cane, a ton of accesories and a decent sized inter-war era pontoon plane - it can land on rivers and lakes e.t.c - it completes the Adventurers aviation section - 2 biplanes, a pontoon plane, a zepellin and a hot air balloon.
The box is nothing special, with all the alternate models (a boat and hovercraft - not great, but the part selection means you can build a lot extra) and action poses on the back of the instructions:
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Harry Cane, with accessories to the right and spare parts to the left:
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The plane is a lovely, simple build - after the second construction I could do it off by heart. The top wings are a little weak, but the sheer coolness of the propellors makes up for this - when you blow them, they turn!
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The cockpit is a little small, as is the windshield - his head pops out the top of the plane  :-P . The pickaxe and spade clip onto the back of the engines in true Adventurers style - impractical but awesome!
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The storage compartment can fit all the accessories and spare parts at the same time! I was surprised that it contains 2 revolvers - most unusual! The only problem with the locker is that the binoculars and revolver tend to fall out if Harry isn't in his seat - it isn't sealed... |-/
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This is a great set - cheap, full of the Adventurers' rough charm and very playable, as well as mega-swooshable and crashable!

If some kind admin could add a poll...

SlyOwl

Edited by WhiteFang, 27 November 2008 - 05:52 AM.
This review is added to the index.

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#2 TheBrickster

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 06:57 PM

Old set, new review!  Nice.  I really like this set and use to "swoosh" it around with the Baron's bi-plane.

Here's a shot of mine in Port Adventure:

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It's nice to see that the new Indiana Jones sets are bringing back interest in Adventurers - great theme!

#3 Hinckley

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 07:32 PM

Thanks SlyOwl for the awesome review. This is one of my all-time favorite sets. I don't know what I like so much about it, but I bought several of them the year that was released. My Rottweiler ate one of them. |-/ But I am surprised this doesn't go for more on Bricklink. It's such a great set, especially considering it came from the time of juniorization. It's great to see it here again. I wonder how many more I have left MISB...

What poll did you want added, BTW?

#4 Hinckley

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 08:17 PM

Here's your poll SlyOwl X-D

#5 Hinckley

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 08:19 PM

Now, here's the poll... :-$

#6 Derek

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 08:28 PM

Cool! That was like my first set!

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#7 Sir Dillon

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:19 PM

I've always liked the little planes from the Adventurers line, and this one is no exception. It's great for the price, and comes with some nice pieces and a good figure. I don't like this one quite as much as some of the other biplanes though, so it only gets a four from me.
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#8 Indy565

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:32 PM

View PostHinckley, on Jan 5 2008, 01:19 PM, said:

Now, here's the poll... :-$

View PostHinckley, on Jan 5 2008, 01:17 PM, said:

Here's your poll SlyOwl X-D

View PostHinckley, on Jan 5 2008, 12:32 PM, said:

Thanks SlyOwl for the awesome review. This is one of my all-time favorite sets. I don't know what I like so much about it, but I bought several of them the year that was released. My Rottweiler ate one of them. |-/ But I am surprised this doesn't go for more on Bricklink. It's such a great set, especially considering it came from the time of juniorization. It's great to see it here again. I wonder how many more I have left MISB...
What poll did you want added, BTW?

Hinkley! Ypu know better than to TRIPLE post!

Edited by Indy565, 05 January 2008 - 11:33 PM.


#9 wulf

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:59 PM

That was my first plane set.
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#10 TinyPiesRUs

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 12:44 AM

Nice review  *sweet*  I love that Harry Cane minifig, especially the face  *wub*  This looks like a great set for that little money  :-)  

I just did a review of the Dragon Fortress and the Temple of Mount Everest, but our computer got a virus of some sort and it takes about 20 minutes to upload one photo  |-/

#11 Hinckley

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 12:58 AM

View PostIndy565, on Jan 5 2008, 05:32 PM, said:

Hinkley! Ypu know better than to TRIPLE post!
Spell my name correctly and don't correct me. Those post were from trying to add the poll, which it turns out I didn't know exactly how to do at first. :-$ Anway, don't forget, it's not up to you to correct people.

#12 Indy565

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:31 AM

View PostHinckley, on Jan 5 2008, 05:58 PM, said:

Spell my name correctly and don't correct me. Those post were from trying to add the poll, which it turns out I didn't know exactly how to do at first. :-$ Anway, don't forget, it's not up to you to correct people.

I was just joking, Hinckley!

#13 Hinckley

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 02:08 AM

View PostIndy565, on Jan 5 2008, 07:31 PM, said:

I was just joking, Hinckley!
Oh, sorry. Didn't know. Put one of these with jokes: X-D  :-P  :-D  :-)  ;-) It helps to make sure people know it's a joke. Thanks for letting me know.

#14 Indy565

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 02:11 AM

View PostHinckley, on Jan 5 2008, 07:08 PM, said:

Oh, sorry. Didn't know. Put one of these with jokes: X-D  :-P  :-D  :-)  ;-) It helps to make sure people know it's a joke. Thanks for letting me know.

Sorry. I thought it would be funny because I always see you telling people not to double post! :-D

#15 TheFrisian

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 02:44 AM

Alright, back to topic. Airplanes of this design tend to be a bit on the small side for my taste, but otherwise it's actually kinda cute, so I voted 4. And for about $6 it is very good value for your money I think! *sweet*

#16 TinyPiesRUs

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 05:12 AM

Nice review  *sweet*  I love that Harry Cane minifig, especially the face  *wub*  This looks like a great set for that little money  :-)  

I just did a review of the Dragon Fortress and the Temple of Mount Everest, but our computer got a virus of some sort and it takes about 20 minutes to upload one photo  |-/




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