I went to Toys R Us today, and picked up a few of the new 2011 sets. In this topic, I will be reviewing 7977 Seabed Strider, which I got for USD 10.
The box has attractive artwork on the cover, with some bioluminescent fish and a temple in the background. The back of the box shows the transforming feature and a close-up of the Hammerhead Warrior.
Pouring out the contents of the box, one finds two polybags, instructions, and a small sticker sheet.
The contents of the bags.
Here are some of the more interesting/unique pieces (minifigure pieces not included--I'll show those soon).
The trident is the newer mold. I know that these came out in last year's sets, too, but I only ever got the old mold, so I'll show a comparison.
I was pleased to find that the new mold is also unable to do this.
The diver is ok. That just about sums up my feelings on him. I think he's a step down from the previous divers, especially in the level of detail on his torso--it feels almost like a 90s print. I do like the printing on his legs, though.
The Hammerhead Warrior, on the other hand, is simply beautiful--and I don't just say that because hammerheads are my favorite sharks. The headpiece is fantastic in both look and feel--the softer plastic gives it a sharkish, cartilaginous feel. I can't fully capture it in photos, but I can try! In addition, the trans-red head is great, too. The printing on the teeth is a little thin on mine, but that's ok--the red underneath makes it look like the rows of teeth (which they did very well) are bloody!
Part two will be coming later--I have to get to work!
Edited by Peppermint_M, 23 November 2010 - 10:45 PM.