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#26 Ras 74

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 11:11 AM

Thanks for the review Pugsly!

This is one of the sets I have most looked forward to in the TS line.
I guess we will see some quite funny mocs in the future using those figs.
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#27 Rick

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 11:50 AM

I assume the minifig stands fit pressed down on a baseplate? They seem the same dimensions as a 2 x 4 plate, only with some rounded edges. I'm sure some MOC-ers will come up with some creative uses for these pieces.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:05 PM

I'm really not sure I like the stretcher not having wheels though. Has any other stretcher not had wheels? I doubt it. It feels incomplete without them, even if this is just a field stretcher.

Has anyone noticed the similarity between the jeep in this set and Indiana Jones' Brickmaster Jeep? It's not identical, but it's amazingly close.
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:15 PM

Very good review but it lacks the most important thing! Remove green hands and heads and ann standard yellow ones!
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:17 PM

And another must-have!

Thanks again for bringing us the great news, Pugsly!

View PostPugsly, on Dec 10 2009, 05:47 AM, said:

I can see lego putting them in a 3 pack magnet set and selling them for $14.99.
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It is a must for every collector.
For sure and this in multiples!

View PostSiegfried, on Dec 10 2009, 06:16 AM, said:

I hope those fig-stands will become common. I'll be buying this for sure!
I'd especially like to see them in trans-clear. :wub:

View PostSvelte, on Dec 10 2009, 06:18 AM, said:

Oh, there's plenty of variety! Just compare the green tiles to everything else. Lots of shade and light!
I noticed that, too.
This is the news for the color-problem in 2010: No change! :hmpf_bad:  
Let's hope for 2011 then.  :hmpf:

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:35 PM

Very nice review!  Thanks!!


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Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:11 PM

I have no interest in the Toy Story line, but I'm definitely going to pick this up. I've always wanted Lego to do green army soldiers. Just wish it had some more guns.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:25 PM

Thanks a lot for the nice review. Could you give us more information about part quality? I spesifically wonder the minifigures, are they low quality like we had in those castle battle packs etc?

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:39 PM

Great review, your pics are looking great, you should look into the reviewers academy, I think you'd do well!

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 03:38 PM

I need at least three of these!
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 04:20 PM

I'm gonna use one of these minifigs as a statue in my park...

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:03 PM

Wow! I thought the SW battle packs were going to ding my wallet, but these little guys are kind of awesome!. I can see having a nice size national reserve army in my town. But what to do with all those green heads? Any thoughts?

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:05 PM

I want this set. I wanted it before, but I want it even more now after the review. It's exactly as I thought it would be, and at the price point I had imagined. Definitely a set to get multiples of. And it makes for great stocking stuffer/small gift too.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:19 PM

I love it! Fantastic. The only thing that disappoints me is that the men aren't dark enough.

Other than that, smashing. Great value too.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:29 PM

Another fantastic review - thank you!

LEGO has a real winner on it's hands here, the appeal for both AFOLs and kids is massive.  I love everything about this set! The potential for playability and MOCs is superb.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 07:06 PM

I can't wait to get this set! Looks fantastic. I love the green, and I think I can definitely find a humorous use for these guys on a train layout.

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And Martians. Handsome Martians. Like, maybe, a Martian infiltrator... an epic fail one. I dunno, but my first thought was putting one on a Mars Mission astronaut's shoulders for lols.
What about "The Mask"? Could be interesting.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:14 PM

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Oh, there's plenty of variety! Just compare the green tiles to everything else. Lots of shade and light!

Yeah, it's pretty obvious in that picture. :sceptic: The thing is that green was not a color that had problems in the past, as far as I know.

This is still a great set though, especially for the $10 price. I'll certainly get at least one.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:19 PM

View PostCP5670, on Dec 11 2009, 06:14 AM, said:

Yeah, it's pretty obvious in that picture. :sceptic: The thing is that green was not a color that had problems in the past, as far as I know.

I've noticed nowadays that every time they fix a colour, they mess up somewhere else  :sceptic:

View Postcagri, on Dec 10 2009, 10:25 PM, said:

Thanks a lot for the nice review. Could you give us more information about part quality? I spesifically wonder the minifigures, are they low quality like we had in those castle battle packs etc?

Note the unprinted neck on the torso and the square production marks on the inner arms. Same as the dodgy battlepacks and magnet sets.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:38 PM

Wow, this set looks great and so much green! would have been a little better if they had different faces but i can live with what they have, after all i will replace them with yellow :tongue: Still i am going to have to get a lot of these!

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View PostSvelte, on Dec 10 2009, 01:19 PM, said:

Note the unprinted neck on the torso and the square production marks on the inner arms. Same as the dodgy battlepacks and magnet sets.

I thought the unprinted neck had more to do with machine assembly of torso and head.  Since the hat is attached to the non-standard sized head, it would figure that the the torso and head would not be machine assembled, hence no need for a printed neck.  At least that's what I would think.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:56 PM

I need this. Great review.  :thumbup:

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 11:23 PM

View PostSvelte, on Dec 10 2009, 06:10 AM, said:

I love those new minifig stand pieces - they will make great lilypads! :wub:

You are so right! Thanks for the great review by the way!

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:37 AM

I don't really know what I'm talking about here so I'm open to correction, and I can't make out the tell-tale signs on any of the army men figs, but would the fact that they come disassembled inside the regular bags, while Woody and Buzz are in individual "Made In China" bags, have any bearing on quality?
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:42 AM

View PostDunjohn, on Dec 11 2009, 10:37 AM, said:

I don't really know what I'm talking about here so I'm open to correction, and I can't make out the tell-tale signs on any of the army men figs, but would the fact that they come disassembled inside the regular bags, while Woody and Buzz are in individual "Made In China" bags, have any bearing on quality?

It looks that way, yes.

Except that Buzz is only half from the other factory - his regular length legs and torso are normal parts, just like the army men. In his case only the specialty bits of the figure are bagged.

It appears that the new longer legs and new longer arm pieces are being made in the secondary factory as well - so Woody comes fully bagged, but Buzz only half-bagged.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:46 AM

Im really looking forward to getting this set the most. I like the army men and the jeep looks like an easy build for beginners. The stand pieces would be great for displaying special minifigs

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