Red alert! BLACK PHANTOM has been spotted inside the Hero Factory! He must be stopped at all costs, but be warned. He’s armed with a arachnix drone, saber strikers, staff with razor saber and mace. Watch out! He knows just how to use them. We know you won’t fail us!
- Features arachnix drone with ball shooter, saber strikers, staff with razor saber and mace
- Highly flexible and poseable elements
- Includes unique code worth 500 game points for LEGO® Hero Factory BREAKOUT game
- Battle with hero 6202 ROCKA!
- Combine with 6202 ROCKA for an even bigger model!
- Stands over 11” (30cm) tall!
"The Phaaaaaaaantom of the Factory is here.... inside a box". It's a nice shot too. I especially like how the opposite figure is shown in the background. This seems to be common throughout this line.
Ahhh.... heaven. It's a photo! Please TLG, do this more.
EDIT: I've been convinced otherwise!
Post deboxing goodies.
The part that I always dread, the traditional arrangement. Good blend of parts though.
Here's one TLG prepared earlier.
A chest like this is perfect for a Super Hero, so no surprise that it's perfect for a super villain too!
It's connected via the standard fashion... and unlike some of the other new Hero Factory parts, this looks un-interesting in reverse.
Same design as the one in Thornraxx. I really like the head detail of this mask...
...so it doesn't concern me that it looks bad inside. The clips are used for the eyes in this set.
I like this part. Nothing like a subtle mace to teach a hero who's boss. One of these parts is used as a power explosion in the Green Lantern set.
The new joint piece. There's some softer clear plastic inside that grips better than the standard joint. It's exposed on the inside and also on the outer ball joint sides.
One of my first thoughts was "I wonder how it looks joined to another". This was a mistake. Separating them afterward is annoying.... Seriously, don't do it!
Sword thingy. It looks almost like it's glow-in-the-dark. but it's not. This is similar to the head colour; personally I think it would have been better if the colour matched the shoulder pieces more.
These clips are used as legs/wrist straps, but they'll be really useful. I hope these are seem more across the themes.
Very nice head. With the head behind he looks like he has a evil smile.
Those side attachments will be very useful!
Yeah, we're back to axle connections. I do prefer how this one is a female rather than male.
These parts are used as shoulders for many of the new line. This one I'd consider using backwards...
I do like these colored hoses... which is good because they seem to be more and more common! It's much the same colour as the transparent shoulder weapon parts.
Time to begin! The legs are built very similar to Rocka XL but I do prefer the usage of the t-shaped part to stabilise the legs, rather than the 3 long one of Rocka. While it's a bigger part it blends better and in effect is less obvious. (The colour matching helps too.) Where he does differ is that he doesn't have the cumbersome double joint system that's been the norm for a while. Instead the new joint part caps the limb part. So how does it go? Well using the highly scientific grab-the-arm-and-move-it-and-make-a-guess method I think that the new joint is stiffer than two, while obviously being more compact. (It's probably cheaper to make the new part too rather than the supporting parts needed.)
I realise that people complain when black is hard to view in instructions, but I find the heavy white border a bit much. Surely there can be a happy medium!
...and so we're done! I think he's a imposing demonic looking fellow so I like him!
From the rear he looks OK... not good, but OK. I do wonder if next time TLG will re-design the standard legs. To be honest as amusing as it was at first that "bum" effect is getting a bit tiresome.
This is an "arachnix drone". I don't think much of it as a weapon, but as a drone it's OK. I think it needs a tail, but I suppose then it couldn't have been used as a weapon. Perhaps they should have included some of the chain and had him leashed!
But wait! While I've been ranting Rocka has turned up looking for justice.... but he's not looking down.
Defeated at the hand of the Black fantôme... Where's Preston when we need him?
The evil trio... where it seems the Witch Doctor is in a playful mood.
Very good, the shoulder changes make a huge difference. 10/10
There's lot's I like here; the new joints, the spiky ball, loads of dark red, the new chest piece... 9/10
He looks demonic. Full points from me! 10/10
I like him... a lot actually. But I do wish TLG would mix up the legs a bit; he's too similar to other Hero Factory sets, such as Rocka XL. Hopefully next time. 8/10
This is a big improvement over previous titans like Fire Lord and Rocka XL. The slimming of the torso and shoulders is a winner to me, and aesthetics aside it allows TLG to make sets a bit cheaper. 9/10
Bonus image by Front!
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 Rocka 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.