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Review: 6772 Alpha Team Cruiser


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#1 The Cobra

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:41 AM

Welcome the woman amongst action men: Alpha Team's first Lady, Radia!

Set data:

6772: Alpha Team Cruiser
Year: 2001
Theme: Alpha Team
Subtheme: N/A
Pieces: 56 (no extra)
Price: 7 USD / EUR / UKP
Building time: less than 15 minutes
MISB on review: No
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Box / instructions front: the Lady and the beast
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Box / instructions rear: cool alternate models
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Random instructions page: building on a wing (and a prayer?)
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The girl herself: makeup and hair matching bodysuit main colour.
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The cockpit: front view
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The cockpit: side/rear view
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The rear: featuring an hinged trans neon green radar dish
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The rear: main engines (thumbs up to who chose to use flames!)
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Thrusters: front and rear
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Thrusters: sides
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Complete model: all hinges flat
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Posabilty: choose how to place side thrusters and radar dish
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Comic page: came at the end of the instructions booklet. Actually, Radia has neither radio nor binoculars.
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Secret code: to unlock some content on then-AlphaTeam site
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Review:
I bought the 6773 Copter in my dark years, and thought it would be cool to own another AT set. This one is quite cheap (I Paid 7 Euros incl. S/H, isn't that a deal?), but really a good one. All AT sets feature the same colour scheme (varying in the 3 different lines, this one being the original before Mission Deep Sea and Arctic Alpha Team), and this is a really good one, with lots of trans neon green pieces; purple is good too. No printed pieces but only three stickers, and that's a pro to me. Unfortunately, no accessories at all. Excellent model design with 3 well placed hinges. And, hey! A female minifig!

Rating: 4/5
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#2 Lt. Col. Thok

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 01:12 PM

Very nice review, I like how you've reviewed this little set.  I always admired the Alpha Team; however, I never bought any until the ice version.
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#3 Erdbeereis

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 02:29 PM

A nice review of a great small set! :thumbup:
The set is pretty good I think. Radia is quite the fig with all of that purple... :wacko: The design of the cruiser is nice. It's a very different shape than you usually see.

I would give this set a 4. Thanks for the review! :classic:

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#4 Scyzoryk

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:05 PM

Nice Review! :thumbup:


And I'm just wondering, will you post a review of the copter?
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#5 The Cobra

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:12 PM

As The Pillows would sing, "I think I can". Fact is, the copter is obviously not MISB either, so it's a bit more difficult (at least, to me) to review it as it deserves. But I'll give it a try. And thanks everyone for the feedback.
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#6 CP5670

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:44 PM

Cool review. This is the only set among the first wave of Alpha Team that I don't have, and it looks like something I should pick up. The purple grills on the wings look a little out of place though. Maybe they're there just because it's a woman's ship. :grin:

I always liked the original Alpha Team line with its ResQ-like color scheme. My favorite set is probably the helicopter, and the ship from the Ogel base is also very well designed. However, I think the series went largely downhill after that. The Deep Sea or Arctic sets never really appealed to me, except for a few of the smaller Ogel subs.

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#7 Pencoin

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:51 PM

Cool review, my most liked Alpha Team sets were the Artic ones more specifly the IceBlade if I remember correcty.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 02:54 PM

Nice review Thanks, I never really had the opportunity to pick any Alpha team sets up.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 06:52 PM

I never knew Alpha Team had a female member.
Thanks for sharing this set with us.
I must admit she's somewhat good-looking, notch notch know what I mean :tongue:
I'll rate this above average because of the great minifig and the equally great pieces.
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#10 samthelegoman1

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 07:25 PM

Great set, but it would be better if they gave Radia and extra hairpiece for when the hat is off.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:46 PM

sorry for bumping an old topic but i just wanted to say that i had this set:
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and i loved it i wish i had more of these sets




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