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REVIEW: Atlantis 8072 and 8073 Sea Jet and Manta Warrior


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How do you rate the 8072 Sea Jet?

  1. 1 - Poor (3 votes [8.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.82%

  2. 2 - Below Average (2 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  3. 3 - Average (8 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  4. 4 - Above Average (15 votes [44.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.12%

  5. 5 - Outstanding (6 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

How do you rate the 8073 Manta Warrior?

  1. 1 - Poor (5 votes [14.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.71%

  2. 2 - Below Average (6 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  3. 3 - Average (6 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  4. 4 - Above Average (14 votes [41.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

  5. 5 - Outstanding (3 votes [8.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.82%

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#1 Yakop

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 04:43 AM

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So I got these two sets today and I figured that I could just do one review for both  :classic:


Set #8072 Sea Jet
Theme: Atlantis
Year Released: 2009 (2010 officially)
Piece Count: 23
Minifigs: 1
List Price: $3.49

and

Set #8073 Manta Warrior
Theme: Atlantis
Year Released: 2009 (2010 officially)
Piece Count: 13
Minifigs: 1
List Price: $3.49

First I want to say that there is a difference of 10pcs between these two sets and they are the same price. I know, you get the manta in the second one and that is kinda exciting  :wink:
So here it is:

The boxes:
Front:

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Backs:
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The Instructions:

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And the back with the rest of the Atlantis:
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And here come the Bricks:
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The really cool Minifigures:
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And the Back of the diver and the Manat Warrior without his "wig".
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And the Manta Manta warrior set. I like the trident :classic: and the only extra brick
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The Sea Jet set and the extra bricks
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To finish we needed a family picture  :classic:
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So over all I like the two sets and I think that the Manta might be worth the extra 10pcs. But it's not as fun to build then the Sea Jet.
I think over all that I like the new Atlantis sets in general.

Feel free to comment! But don't be to hard on me, it's only my second Review  :tongue:

Edited by WhiteFang, 15 December 2009 - 04:12 PM.
Removed supersized pics plus indexed and added poll for both sets


#2 Svelte

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 04:51 AM

Again, thanks for the reviews but your pics are way too large at 1500+ pixels wide. Resize to 800 wide before reposting. Thanks!

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#3 phillip10

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 05:04 AM

Nice review it's a good thing the atlantis sets are starting to come out.
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#4 time1513

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 09:56 AM

manta warrior seems to be too small of a set... it's like ur just buying the fig... :( :alien: :alien:
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 01:29 PM

View Posttime1513, on Dec 15 2009, 02:56 AM, said:

manta warrior seems to be too small of a set... it's like ur just buying the fig... :( :alien: :alien:
and $3.50 for a sweet fig like that is a gret deal.  Next year he'll probably be worth $10

#6 Yakop

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 02:03 PM

View PostSvelte, on Dec 14 2009, 11:51 PM, said:

Again, thanks for the reviews but your pics are way too large at 1500+ pixels wide. Resize to 800 wide before reposting. Thanks!

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Thanks   :classic:  I fixed that and sorry again

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 04:13 PM

Thanks for sharing these set reviews with us. I have added polls in this topic, so others can participate by voting their preferences.

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#8 yellost

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 04:20 PM

Thanks for the review. I'm definitely getting the manta fig when I find it.
Am I the only one to think his torso looks like a blue leather jacket? I really can't make out what they've actually tried to represent. But it still looks to be a great fig nonetheless.
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 05:16 PM

these new fish-faces should make an awsome Davy Jones Crew
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 05:49 PM

Those are two cool little sets!  Gotta run to TRU today to see if they have any.  These reward bucks are burning a hole in my pocket!

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:15 PM

I voted "above average" for both sets.

8072 has a nice vehicle (though I'm not 100% satisfied with Atlantis' helmets and color scheme) and 8073 has a great minifig and accessory (and basically nothing else).
I'll be getting at least one of each, hopefully more if they will be on sale.

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#12 Bfahome

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 04:01 AM

View Posttime1513, on Dec 15 2009, 04:56 AM, said:

it's like ur just buying the fig... :( :alien: :alien:

View PostLord Antonio, on Dec 15 2009, 12:16 PM, said:

these new fish-faces should make an awsome Davy Jones Crew
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To me these summarize my reasons for wanting several of the Manta set.

#13 ziljin

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:41 PM

I would get this set if it has some extra accessories. But I don't have a lot of spending money so unfortunately I will have to skip it and save up for upcoming castle sets.

EDIT: I changed my mind. I ordered 5 Manta Warriors.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:43 PM

Thanks for the nice reviews!  :thumbup:

I'd rate both of these a 1, but's that's just my humble opinion.

I really hate the style of the "goodies" in the Atlantis series, everything from the colour scheme to the helmets. The speeder (or whatever you can call it) in 8072 is not terrible but still quite poor.

The minifig in 8073 is not bad, it's pretty interesting... I don't understand the shirt however, it seems like it's a mechanic shirt that was worn out by the salted water, I guess there may be an explanation of this in the Atlantis backstory. However at the moment it makes not much sense to me, and so the black gloves. However as an impulse set it's pretty ridiculous: it's really just the minifig, the rest is a joke. Note however that even if I'd rate this too a "1", I'm actually thinking I might get a few of these to use the minifigs in some Dungeons & Dragons game  :classic: so don't get too angry at my negative review.

Maybe the mold and decorations of these new impulses are costly, and that's why they have so few pieces. It's not a general trend for all impulses: check the new Farmer impulse set and see that it comes with two animals (dog and pig) and there is still room for some more little pieces.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:37 PM

Great review, and these sets are cool too. I think that the Sea Jet is cooler, but I'd get Manta Warrior just for the fig :thumbup:




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