Tricked you didn't I? Anyway, to begin, this set was rather expensive. It should be $30-$40 USD, but $50 is somewhat ridiculous! I was checking a Wall-Mart for 2009 sets (Like they would have any on January 2nd)
PART I: The figs(not the numbers)
These are the super battle droids with Rocket Launcher Arms you get. TLG tells you To put the arms on the right side, but in the TV series, they are on the left. There is not much playability to them believe it or not, but seriously, how can Yoda deflect a ROCKET!? A couple of regular battle droids with straight arms thrown in with the SBDs would be nice.
Other than that, just two standard "Droid Pilots"
Here Is the chimp-I mean Yoda. Why is he holding his lightsaber like this?
That's Why! Maybe if he had his cane that wouldn't be a problem!
The new metallic silver lightsabers are great for replacing the gray ones, but still nothing to get excited about.
Yoda actually has HAIR!
My third clone trooper. I need four for my RGS.
PART II: THE SET
Everybody was wrong! There IS a back!
Or is there?
Out comes the speeder/gravsled. Kind of a neat idea in my opinion.
The gravsled is pretty neat, although it is unarmed, like the speeder in the MTT.
It can bend up and down, but that's about it. 4/10 for playability.
This is a random flap. Say hello to random flap people!
I have no idea what the back is for. it can carry one or two figures.
The battle droid sits inside with his head down, when the hatch is open, he pops his head up and out. Just like in the old AAT.
Top view: (sorry about the poor quality)
Now this is the absolute WORST part. Is it poor construction? Ugly colors? Mars Mission Jellies? Hikaru in a dress? NO!
It is. . .
FLICK-FIRE MISSIES! That is the worst idea for a place to put them. TLC has gone flick-fire crazy!
These pieces prevent the top from rotating a full 360 degrees! It says it rotates 360 degrees in the catalog for some reason.
Open up this hatch and what do you get?
A battle droid piloting a gravsled-I mean working the controls.
The side turrets move up and down of course.
As low as the main cannon can go.
The main cannon can go 90 degrees up. Here it is at about 45.
I hate how these roof tiles stick out, but it keeps the tank balanced.
Various SNOT techniques:
Run Jedi Run!
Part III: FINAL THOUGHTS
This is a very nice set, though a little on the expensive side. Not very playable unless you have a republic something to go with it. Just yet another droid army machine, but one of the BEST.
Edited by PMJ, 04 January 2009 - 04:53 PM.