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#1 JimBee

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:07 PM

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7654: Droids Battle Pack.
Year: 2007
Number of pieces: 102
Number of minifigs: 7
Price: 9.99 USD
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Hi everybody, and welcome to my fourth review on Eurobricks. Today, I will review the Droid Bttle Pack set. NOTE: This set originally came with four megaphone blasters for each battle droid, but I replaced them (along with the crooked arms) with the new blaster pistols and new twisted arms.
A picture of the box:
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As it is on the shelves of major-retail stores. A small box, as expected for inexpensive sets like these. Note the "Build your army" button on the front: TLG obviously is encouraging customers to buy multiples, and with good reason, which will be explained later in this review.
An overview of the set's content:
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You can see a droid carrying vehicle, a STAP, and some battle/ super battle droids.
A look at the carrier:
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A light tank. Note the guns on the front:
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The guns and cockpit can turn a little bit left and right from the main body.
Also, the guns can move up and down, free from the cockpit:
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And check out the cockpit:
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Two 2x1 center studded plates side by side for the pilot to stand on.
Now, moving on to the STAP:
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A small, very useful vehicle in the SW universe. These are seen frequently in both the movies and games (as well as other multimedia). The design is very clever, using vertical building and a clear stand.
Rear view:
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The guns/ handlebars can go this far back:
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And finally, the figs:
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The figs are very good, but very common. We havent seen SBDs in a while, and now instead of metallic blue, they are metallic dark grey. The worst part of this set is that the battle droids have the old arms and guns, while the droids in the MTT and clone pack (both of the same year as this) have the new ones. I wonder why TLG decided to do that... again,  This set originally came with four megaphone blasters for each battle droid, but I replaced them (along with the crooked arms) with the new blaster pistols and new twisted arms.

So thats about it, heres the...

FINAL VERDICT:
Build: 8/10, very easy, should take the seasoned builder about 5-10 minutes.
Playability: 6/10, has a few play feature, but nothing exciting. Is good for MOCs and army building.
Swooshability: 8/10, I suppose you could fly around the STAP...
Minifigs: 7/10, the battle droids are good, but very common, and the dont come with new arms or guns. The SBDs are very nice, and in a new color. All figs are great for army building.
Design: 8/10, the STAP was clever, but the carrier was a little bulky.
Price: 10/10, as fair as it gets.

Overall: 7.5/10, the figs are great to have and make MOCs and armies, and the vehicles are pretty cool (the carrier is a little lame). The main problem with this set is that the BDs dont get the new guns or arms, so they dont fit in with all the new sets. Also, droids arent as cool as clones. But the price is very fair.

And now, my review has ended. Unfortunately, I believe this will be my last review for a long time for two reasons: one, the remaining sets that arent done (according to KimT's index) I either don't have or are broken or have missing pieces. and two, my budget is low right now, and I wont be able to get the Clone Wars sets right when they are released, so someone will probably beat me to reviewing them. Too bad, because I would love to do an RGS review...
well, as always, comments very welcome! :classic:

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#2 The Rancor

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for the review...

...Unfortunately the Droid Battle Pack is discontinued for the Uk S@H  :cry_sad:
...Also the Clone Battle Pack is discontinued for the USA S@H ( :cry_sad: for the Americans)

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#3 Trudop561

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:50 PM

 The Rancor, on Jul 12 2008, 09:11 PM, said:

Thanks for the review...

...Unfortunately the Droid Battle Pack is discontinued for the Uk S@H  :cry_sad:
...Also the Clone Battle Pack is discontinued for the USA S@H ( :cry_sad: for the Americans)

:wacko:  :wacko:  :wacko:
Really? Wow, I'm luckier than I thought. I think I will buy another droid BP.

#4 VBBN

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 02:30 PM

That's strange. I saw about 20 of them in my TRU. Anyways, nice review.  I thought this set was great for armies.

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#5 tnickolaus

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:20 PM

Thanks for the review.
I want to add that the few parts which are contained in this set are very usable for own MOCs.

 The Rancor, on Jul 12 2008, 11:11 PM, said:

...Unfortunately the Droid Battle Pack is discontinued for the Uk S@H  :cry_sad:
Ooops - it's also not available in Germany any more.  :cry_sad:
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#6 darkrebellion

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:27 PM

Thanks for the review JimButcher  :thumbup: . I think this set is cool especially the cool redesigned STAP I just  :wub:  it.

#7 KimT

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 07:04 PM

Thanks for the great review.
Nice and sharp pics, just the way I like them.
Keep it up :thumbup:  :thumbup:
A nice little battle pack, if one is in to those pesky battle droids :tongue:

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