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#1 Ricecracker

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 07:34 PM

here is a preview of my review of speed racer: Grand Prix Race
i will try to get a full review up later today


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sorry about the blur, i am not a great photographer.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:17 PM

Judging from your pictures there seems to be many interesting torsos and new fleshy heads but I don't think this set is for me.

Fueling my dismissal of this set is that i saw the trailer for this film at the cinema today and it looked pretty terrible!  :-X

Thanks for taking your time to review this set though ricecracker!  ;-)

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:34 PM

No problem Casewindu!



i actually like this set for the pieces and torsos (especially Sprittle's)

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:13 PM

How comes the monkey stays yellow but not the people... :'-(

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:42 PM

View PostJoey Lock, on Mar 29 2008, 07:13 PM, said:

How comes the monkey stays yellow but not the people... :'-(
It's a liscensed theme, so they are tan.

Where are these sets coming from? None appeal to me though.

Oh, and nice review!

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:26 AM

View Postcasewindu, on Mar 30 2008, 08:17 AM, said:

Judging from your pictures there seems to be many interesting torsos and new fleshy heads but I don't think this set is for me.

Fueling my dismissal of this set is that i saw the trailer for this film at the cinema today and it looked pretty terrible!  :-X

Thanks for taking your time to review this set though ricecracker!  ;-)
They are still good sets even though the movie might be crap :-| geez it's not like we buy SWL because the movie is good X-D anyway thanks for myour time rice cracker!

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 01:35 AM

I will most likely get all the speed racer sets as it was one of my favorite movies(the animated one) i just loved the decked up and tricked out cars >:-) great review and red tux =  X-D
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:05 AM

Looks like a great ole set to me. The cars seem abit overly slopey to me though, I'll probably pass on this. But as a note, I especially like the black and yellow car's horizontal wheel covering things. Nice  :-$
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:13 AM

again, no problem!

personally i would have liked a lower price ($96.04 CAD with tax *n* )



also my favourite would be the gray and black car!

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:07 PM

Thank you for the pics *y*

I want a Trixie impulse set *wub*
And otherwise that little boy with his monkey. I like the print on his t shirt.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:23 PM

doubt ill get this, i used to like the anime but the the film looks cheesy as a cheese sandwhich
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:44 AM

Sorry to bump such an old thread, but I´ve just discovered this set is on sale at Amazon.de - for a mere 25 Euros.
I am tempted. Not because I like the set or the models, but because of the parts.
As most of you might know, I´m especially into Exo-Force. So would you recommend to get this set just for the parts? Are they a good choice to combine with EF-sets?
Would anyone of you be interested in obtaining the fleshie-parts of the minifigs from me, as I totally don´t need those?

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:54 PM

I picked up this set a few weeks ago (along with the smaller sets that come with the Mach 5 and Racer X's car), and I was pleasantly surprised.  The commentator's stand is nothing to write home about, but the assortment of figs is great (numerous new face prints in flesh, I believe), and in spite of the large amount of stickers, the three cars are each unique and very well-designed.  My only gripe about them is that Cannonball Taylor's car (the black and yellow one) was a missed opportunity, as in the movie it's yellow and purple.  I know TLC is dropping purple for the future and had a bunch of problems with it in the past, but it would have made for a great looking car IMO.
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 09:32 PM

Well...... Thanks for your posting, but I couldn´t care less about fleshie minifigs or movie-accurate cars - or the cars at all. This set would really ONLY go into my parts bin. Therefore I need to know what parts are in there and if they are "cool" enough to go into an Exo-Force collectors parts bin.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:50 AM

An opportunity has come up to buy this set for 100 AUD. Just wondering whether people think it's worth buying?

I've heard very little about the speed racer Legos

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:17 PM

View PostSuch, on 07 July 2011 - 08:50 AM, said:

An opportunity has come up to buy this set for 100 AUD. Just wondering whether people think it's worth buying?

I've heard very little about the speed racer Legos
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:56 PM

speed racer is the action film.and he has formula 1 car but he is intersted in art of the race.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:20 PM

View Postjohnn34, on 02 March 2012 - 02:56 PM, said:

speed racer is the action film.and he has formula 1 car but he is intersted in art of the race.
Welcome to EB.  I don't know what you're trying to say here but it isn't a good reason to bump this thread either.  So don't.

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