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#1 Skipper 24

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:21 PM

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Review of 7670 Hailfire Droid and Spider Droid *Updated*
Theme: SW Episode II / Clone Wars
Parts: 249 (- figs)
Figs: 4
Price: £20.00, $20.00, �‚�25.99
Year: 2008

I think many people were deterred from this set because of the low piece count and a high price for it although it does come with 4 minfigures.

1. Overall set and figs

Official box pic. This indicates it is a Geonosis set from the background but it is no different from any other set same old brown separatist ship/s.
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The whole set. Some red tan droids would have been nice like in the Geonosian fighter set.
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All the minifigs. The super battle droid body is slightly different to the one in the BP. It looks more grainy and silver. I doubt this has any relevance for it being a geonosis set but I like them better how they were in the BP's
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The Super Battle droid body dwarfing the commander droids body. I think that the new Commander droids body is better than the old one with just the yellow strip even though it is less accurate.
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New twisted Battle Droid arm, each droid has one of these. I don't really like having droids with these new guns I think the older guns suited them much better.
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2. Hailfire Droid

Hailfire droid by itself. It is certainly smaller than the original. Seeming as this is the main part of the set I was hoping it would be bigger but I don't mind it being this small too much.
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Wheels and rockets can fold outwards and inwards
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The wheels which spin round two large clear discs and made from loads of these tiny links. This is probably the best way to make the wheels on this small scale. The only other alternatives I can think of are using the tracks from the Wookiee Attack set or catterpilla tracks, both of which wouldn't look right.
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One of the missile pods. These use the new flick-fire missiles which don't fall out are an excellent idea. They should have come with the purple cones like on the Magna guards staffs instead of red though because in the film the missiles are purple.
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One of the new flickfire missiles that don't drop out when the model is tilted forward. I don't know what the holes in them are for though.
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The 3 "eyes" are made up of 2 trans red cheese bricks for the sides and 1 trans red stud for the center.You can also see how the missile pods are attached to the side of the body.
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This is the back of the Hailfire Droid. There is a plate with a hole in, I have found only one purpose for this.
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The Hailfire Droid is the Commander droids war chariot! What do you use the plate for?
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3. Spider Droid

The Spider Droid. The design has been greatly improved from the Wookiee attack set. Not only is it more accurate but also more poseable which is useful when setting up battle scenes.
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The ball joint provides the place to put the antenna which isn't long enough but the dome form the old set looks more like the droid form Star wars Episode II.
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The eyes are made of a telephone piece with 2 trans red studs on. In the original it had orange studs. The eyes can be seen in action 2 pics down.
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I told you it was a telephone.
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1 of 4 identical legs. These are very easy to adjust into what ever position you want and are much better than the originals. But a word of warning never pull them apart as I did they become very loose when put back together so I put some blue tack in the holes.
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4.Overall

Build: 7/10 A little to repetitive for my liking.
Minifigs: 8/10 4 figs for £20 isn't too bad plus they come with new guns.
Design: 9/10 Both vehicles are very well designed but the hailfire's small size let the set down.
Parts: 8/10 Comes with lots of useful (maybe not  :wink: ) Brown track links.
Price:7/10 Not too bad with 4 figs and loads of little brown links.
Playability: 6/10 Not to much on it's own

Overall: 7/10 If it came with some clones and tan red droids it would be better.

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#2 JimBee

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:53 PM

View PostSkipper 24, on Sep 1 2008, 12:21 PM, said:

This is the back of the Hailfire Droid. There is a plate with a hole in, I have found only one purpose for this.
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The Hailfire Droid is the Commander droids war chariot! What do you use the plate for?
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The plate with the hole in it is for an easy grip when you push it around, I think. Nice review by the way. I think the telephone piece is great, if a little bit over-sized.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:07 PM

View PostJimButcher, on Sep 1 2008, 07:53 PM, said:

The plate with the hole in it is for an easy grip when you push it around, I think. Nice review by the way. I think the telephone piece is great, if a little bit over-sized.

I never thought f that But I guess that's what it is for unless it is for a trailer.
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:13 PM

This was an exellent review  :thumbup:
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:21 PM

View PostRas, on Sep 1 2008, 11:13 PM, said:

This was an exellent review  :thumbup:
Keep them coming.


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And I agree.
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts and views on this set.
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:23 PM

Nice review! Keep up the good-reviewness work!

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:15 PM

Added to the index :thumbup:
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