Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:34 PM
Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:45 PM
However, the minifigs are excellent, as usual with PotC sets. Davy Jones is definitely the highlight of this set, and I'll get him off of BL as soon as this set is released.
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Jinnipher Buchaire, 77-year-old female Moon Elven Knight
in the Heroica RPG
Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:27 PM
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:32 PM
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:12 PM
Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:14 PM
but you will still buy it ;)
Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:36 PM
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 11:03 PM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:56 AM
If you are a huge fan of the Pearl though, I could certainly see this being a good buy.
Brigantine ship WIP: The City of Roses
Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:24 AM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:43 AM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:57 AM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:47 AM
I collected the pirate themed sets when I was a kid ( late 80's and early 90's) and the newer stuff like POTC blows them out of the water. Any newer set is quite superior to the sets from 20 years ago no matter how you look at it. Just look at this years train sets alone, absolutely stunning!
Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:07 AM
I like the black colour scheme, maybe more than the QAR's. It looks (for lack of a better word) much cleaner with one uniform colour.
The minifigs are nice too, but it's odd that Jack is included without his tricorne.
Edit: just noticed on the box: "this ship does not float".
Edited by Delta 38, 18 July 2011 - 04:09 AM.
Posted 18 July 2011 - 05:41 AM
Very true in regards to the spars and sail mountings. The QAR or BBB is amazingly good in that area. The 90s ships not so much.
Posted 18 July 2011 - 06:26 AM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 07:46 AM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:15 AM
Not sure what you are meaning there, the sail hangings look exactly the same as the QAR. In fact the construction looks almost exactly like the QAR but that is not going to stop me from buying this the minute it hits retail. That is if it hits retail here in Japan...
Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:24 AM
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Elven Lord with Goddess Banner
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:25 AM
Yea I mean the way they hung the sails for this set and QAR are the same. They are going back to the old way seen in SES and BSB.I prefer the way the sails were rigged in the IFS and Brickbeard's bounty.
Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:25 AM
I be joinin' the lads what say 'tis golden! It looks fine to me. Everything I'd want to be on the Pearl is there. The new minifigures are fantastic, and the old ones recurring make sense to me.
Let's look at it this way - does anyone think this theme is a one-year deal? It looks a lot like the Indiana Jones theme to me. This suggests sets of all four films will be released over a longer time. Captain Jack Sparrow (with and without coat and/or hat, as a skeleton and even with cannibal facepaint!), Barbossa, Elizabeth, Will, Norrington, Gibbs, Davy Jones, Bootstrap Bill, Blackbeard and Angelica all make an appearance in the very first year. That's an amazingly high count of cool minifigures of important characters, I think. Seems to me all the main heroes and villains have already been made. Oh okay, one main villain is still missing - Cutler Beckett. But seriously, this'll be an ongoing theme, surely?
Personally, I'm hoping for Ana Maria to appear as a minifigure. I'd love to finally have a black female minifigure. Tia Dalma of course also counts, but her face would be very specific, not so easily used for other characters.
Anyway, on-topic: love the set. Might even have to indulge in watching the last scene from The Curse of the Black Pearl as soon as I come home with the set. "Captain Sparrow... The Black Pearl is yours."
Still trying to get a short brickfilm out there at some point...
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