Continuing my aquatic expedition, this evening I will be reviewing one of the smaller Atlantis sets, 8056 Monster Crab Clash.
Year Released: 2009/2010
Price: $6.99 (USD) purchased from Toys R Us
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the Atlantis theme is the boxart. Take a look at the back of the box:
Our favorite clone Atlantis diver Bob, makes his way into this set as well. Same torso and face from 8060 Typhoon Turbo Sub:
Good ol' Bob has the turnable face with his expression of wetting his pants after seeing the Monster Crab:
This set includes the first amulet with image of the crab, as well as a harpoon and fins for Diver Bob:
Stickers! (run and hide Diver Bob, they'll never stay on the crab under water!)
So let's take a look at this Monster Crab:
It definately has a big bite:
And six bendable legs with new ferocious claws:
The claws are certianly large, with two the length of the harpoon gun:
Poor Bob is trapped in the crab's mighty jaws. Will he ever escape from Atlantis?
And lastly, an image of our Monster Crab from the instructions:
Thoughts of 8056
Monster Crab Clash (although I want to say Crunch) is a nice little set that makes a great "stocking stuffer" and introductory set to the Atlantis theme. A little pricey at TRU, I would value this set at no more than $5 (USD). It does; however, provide a few nice pieces, especially the large claws and orange fangs. Equally nice is the #1 amulet with picture of crab, and Diver Bob minifig. I love the new divers with their yellow-green faceplates and lime green arms and fins (making a nice diver suit). The set is fun and certainly a nice addition to any aquatic scene.
Edited by WhiteFang, 21 November 2009 - 11:40 AM.