Time for my first review!
# of figs: 2
Price: 44.99 USD
Pretty decent size box for the price.
The Normal Box Stuff:
Front of the ship:
Back of the Box:
DSS (dreaded sticker sheet):
First Manual Page (because it's super important not to build on carpet. )
The Magna Guard Head: (IMO it's beautiful! )
The Purple Cone!
The Parts (nicely sorted!)
The new Windshield Piece (Beautiful!)
The First Step:
More Steps Of The Main Body:
The Wing Assembly: (Sorry for the blur)
Rear Engine Build:
The Staffs. I have mine set up differently than in the instructions. I put one cone over the hump on one end of the staff, and the other in the original spot. Then, to load them onto the fighter, all you do is push the original placed cone down and put it right in. This way, the staff looks better and it works the same!
See? It slides right in:
Skeletal parts of sides attached:
Both Wings Attached:
Hidden Missle Launcher:
Time to complete: >2hrs.
Okay, Overall rating time!
PRICE: 9/10- Could have been 40.00 USD, but due to new molds, this is understandable.
PARTS: 9/10- Could have hade more Dark Red, but thats IMO. Plus, I love Dark Red!
BUILD TIME: 8/10- I took my time on this and enjoyed the techniques the designers intricated. Also, taking pics added to the time quite a bit.
PLAYABILITY: 7/10- The main playability functions are the missle launchers in the back and the sliding cockpit. My only gripe with these is they don't set right with the other slopes on the top. Also, the inside of the cockpit is easily modded for regular size minifigs. Just pop a handlebar piece in the already provided arm in the cockpit and bam, your favorite figs can have a ride! It also helps keep the Magnaguards in place if they hold it.
MINIFIGS: 10/10- IMO, the new molds are great! The only downfall is the right arm on both is less moveable due to the hard plastic turban-thing connected to the head.
SWOOSHABILITY: 9/10- The starfighter is pretty sleek, and very swooshable!
DESIGN: 9/10- The most important aspect, and this one's a winner! It's only a nine because it needs to have smoother edges in a few spots, but they are easily MODable.
OVERALL SCORE: 8.7!
I think it's an awesome set. Very satisfying!
2008 SW ON!
Edited by KimT, 04 August 2008 - 11:49 AM.