Name: Gold Tooth's Getaway
Theme: Agents 2.0
Price: USD 9.99 (10.99 @ TRU)
Hello there! Just like I reviewed the smallest of the Agents 1.0 sets last year, I shall review the smallest of the Agents 2.0 sets this year. As you might know by now, most of the summer 2009 sets are already available at TRU. I didn't want to spend too much money, so I went for the smallest sets. This is one of them. Was it worth the buy? Let's find out!
The box is the same size as that of 5970 Freeze Ray Frenzy. This set, like the others, features a comic strip in the upper right corner. And as you can see, the missions in Agents 2.0 are no longer numbered. They only have the target object to identify them.
The back of the box shows thumbnails of the other Agents 2.0 sets, the flick-fire feature, the names of the figs, and a somewhat puzzling scene: After not having used any of his missiles during their entire vehicle chase, Agent Swipe fires a missile at an unarmed Gold Tooth. A strange thing to do for a "good guy", isn't it?
Inside the box, there are two bags, the instructions, and a sticker sheet.
Notable pieces include the metallic-golden T-Rex idol, the orange spyglass piece, the new flick-fire missile holder piece, and the black motorcycle hull (which appears in black for only the second time).
The two minifigs in this set are Gold Tooth (Duh!) and the new and exclusive Agent Swipe. (Does anyone get why he is called "Swipe"? Because I don't. Does it have something to do with the fact that he is after Gold Tooth who "swiped" the Dino idol? idk.) Gold Tooth is the same as the one in the Mission 3: Gold Hunt set, right down to his golden hose. Agent Swipe is your average double-chinned City/Castle guy, but with a raised eye brow and an added headset, plus exclusive tan flat-top hair. Unfortunately, he does not have a double-sided face.
Here they are showing off their gear. The stuff on the bullet-proof vest is printed.
And here they are from the back. I took this shot with Swipe wearing his vest because, like all Agents, he does not have any back printing.
First up, you build the Agents trike thingy. You start out with building the chassis from right to left and then add the drivers seat and hood on top of it.
With the minifig on it:
The new FFM (flick-fire missile) holder pieces hold the FFM launchers pretty good (meaning they don't fall out easily), but they swivel around quite easily, which is rather annoying.
Next, you build Gold Tooth's getaway motorcycle. If you thought the Agents trike was an easy build, you're in for a surprise: When you follow the instructions correctly, you can finish this vehicle within a minute (excluding sticker appliance time)! Here it is before adding the one-piece top:
... and here it is after:
The front and back:
With minifig and cargo:
Below you can see that there are no actual handle bars for Gold Tooth to grab. Unless this is supposed to be some kind of high-tech motorcycle that drives itself, this is a major design flaw in my book.
Two words: Not many.
Conclusion: I am disappointed. This set seemed somewhat cool looking at the box art, but now that I actually have it, I kinda wish I wouldn't have bought it. This is definitely the worst of the Agents sets, and I don't feel like I got enough for my money. The design is mediocre at best, and the parts are nearly useless if you aren't into Technic. If you don't have Gold Tooth yet and are interested in one or two of the exclusive parts in this set, go for it, but otherwise I advise you to stay away from this set. Rather spend your money on a good set of the same size, like Freeze Ray Frenzy.
Edited by Oky Wan Kenobi, 18 May 2009 - 03:11 AM.