ROCKA! The sneaky villains have escaped from the Hero Factory and we need your help to bring them back. Use your specially equipped heat scope vision to locate them and recapture them using your crossbow and energy shield. Then cuff them and bring them to justice! We know the galaxy is safe when you’re around!
- Features hero cuffs, crossbow, ammo belt with arrows, shooter, energy shield and mask with heat scope vision
- Fire the ball shooter!
- Includes decorated chest piece
- Highly flexible and poseable elements
- Also includes unique code worth 300 game points for LEGO Hero Factory BREAKOUT game
- Battle with the master villain 6203 BLACK PHANTOM!
- Combine with 6203 BLACK PHANTOM for an even bigger model!
- Stands over 7” (19cm) tall
He's back! I do wonder who he's attacking in this image though; Black Phantom is behind him. Maybe he's hunting tigers or something.
The handcuffs and the new core are the star of this line it seems; they're making a feature of them every time.
*** Rip! ***
The cover is a bit clearer flat. Do note that is a slightly bigger set, and that's why this one gets 300 bonus game points...
...while the rest get only 200. What is actually going on here I'm not sure. I think that Rocka and Splitface are both higher priced than usual sets, but at this stage I don't know. What I also don't know why Rocka gets the bonus size; didn't he get enough of that with Rocka XL?
Two bags are squeezed into the package, with the bandoleer loose.
Rocka still seems to have a gold obsession. Please note that the spears are the hard type.
Here's the part page. A bit more than usual due to the expanded nature of this set.
First off, I just love this part... so much so I made a video!
I'm hoping that it's used more, if not I might have to Bricklink some!
Here's my "new head" comparison. I'm a bit unsure on what I think with this. At first I thought this was new (out of the first Heroes I only bought the bike; that's my excuse!), but I then went to my Corroder. In any case I prefer this head being used than the 2.0 one.
The new "Batman Returns" style torso. While I do like the new torso, I don't like how this is the new custom piece; to me this is a part you'd prefer unmarked as it's less common than the armour plate parts.
Connection-wise it's a slight improvement over the older one with two additional mounting points.
Lost in time, and brought out of the archives is the Rocka 1.0 head... possibly. I do wonder if this really is a rejected prototype that they decided to put in production now. Probably not, but I wonder just the same!
I don't like the axle connection though. While I've never broke one myself, I've seen them broken before (and bought some price-reduced broken ones), and thus I always am sure to remove them slow and straight. I hope that this is just a temporary return to avoid needing a new head...
I do think there is a resemblance with the old and new masks (or to put it another way the "old" and old). But, as Brickthing said to me, considering it's supposed to be a 1.0 mask does that make sense seeing the actual 3.0 masks didn't match the 1.0 ones...
I love this new gun piece, especially the "cooling jacket". It's very gun-like too, for TLG. I like the Hero Factory detailing to the rear.
Inside it's not too usable. Seems to be the trend with the new parts. Note the right hand side; this is meant as a decently subtle ball shooter part.
I'm looking forward to seeing MOCs with this; the obvious use is a ammo belt on a mech. It's also been seem before on an Iron Man prototype.
On to the building, and aside from the extra height there's something different with this one.
Next come the weapons...
...and we're done! His mask to me looks like a crusader helm. I do like the bow idea, but the bandoleer is rather stiff so it doesn't pose too well.
Here you can see the difference in a standard Hero and a "Super" Hero. (Rocka weighs about 101 grams and Evo is about 85 grams.)
It's more clear from the back; Rocka is three sections higher in the legs and one in the arms. He's also got an extra foot on the back.
Spares are sparse, but TLG tend to include easily lost/broken/miscounted parts. Sometimes I think TLG should include random parts just to please twits like me! (Sometimes I think they do...)
As I keep saying, the shield is a winner. The bow is pretty cool too, but the shooting function is not. The new shorter squeeze part combined with the new rigid gun part result in a lot of extra needed pressure. In addition, it is very inaccurate; it pulls to the rigid side by about 20 degrees. True as an AFOL I don't care at all, but I'm assuming that 35 year olds are not the target audience.
Ouch! Someone has kicked Rocka so hard there's a boot print! All jokes aside I like this. Maybe they should have picked a more subtle part, but it's much better than the stick figure alternative.
Ahhhghh! It's the evil (French?) Black Phantom! Unfazed by his vast size Rocka takes him on...
1. *** Scuffle ***
I don't get it either. Maybe it's a dream?
On the subject of these two, for some interesting reason, the opposing sets get the combiners this time. To be honest I don't like it.
Getting back to randomness, if you overanalysed this image it could be seen as a dream sequence of someone fighting inner demons...
Enough with the nonsense ranting! Onto the ratings!
Good, but not especially good. The bandoleer gets in the way when posing the left arm.7/10
The shield need I say more? I do? Tough. The shield is good enough. If people can buy a $100 Star Wars set for a figure, then they can by a $15 set for two cool shield pieces.10/10
While it's the same as the last series, I do like this colour combination, and the new torso piece makes these look more different too. In particular Rocka looks better from the back. 8/10
I'm not sure what's going on here, but I'm hoping that this is a test of a higher price point for Heroes. Personally I think that they should make the standard set just a bit bigger as that little bit of detail can make or break a set. But niggles aside it's a good set, and I think price aside I prefer this to Rocka XL. 9/10
Wow. I like this one a lot. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.9/10
This review is part of a series. If you feel some aspect wasn't covered be sure to check my review for Evo, Toxic Reapa and Evo before asking about it! I might improve some of these photos if time permits... but if you have anything in mind please feel free to ask.