Review: 9488 Elite clone & Commando Droid BP
Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:02 PM
TLC this year have changed the Battle packs to include 2 factions in each BP to give kids a battle in the box. Also the part counts are back up to the same kind of levels we saw in the first BP. This means In the UK the price has gone up by £2 or 20% still to be confirmed if other countries will se a rise in price as well.
Price £12 (UK)
The Box is still the same size as the older BP (other new sets I have got are in the new smaller size )
The box has the just 2 bags like most BP. The range finders and visors are in their own bag in the large bag.
The parts page. A very nice selection
The small cartoon now in the instructions.
Not many Minifigs have 7 building steps but the new Elite Clone does!
The minifigs of this set have been creating a real buzz around the web and they don't disappoint when you gwet you hands on them.
The Elite Clone Trooper is a real thing of beauty. I can't think of a better Star Wars fig to date.
The back pack is simple yet looks good.
The new ARF I another nice fig with some great new helmet printing. I has been suggested that he part of Commander Wolf's Regiment
The new Commando Droids again very good figs with a great new head mold and nice printing. They are dark brown without the metalic hints we saw in preliminary shot which is a shame.
All the figs to show height differences.
The set come with crazy amount of Dark red range finders and visors.
The cannon has some great parts and it is nice to see Battle packs with a good part selection again.
The finished cannon is a good build with the now statutory flick fire missle.
The left over parts.
The finished set.
I am really happy with this set even if it has meant a UK price hike. The minifigs are just fantastic with the Elite clone being one of the best ever produced in my humble opinion. The parts selection is also very good and means a few sets together will be much better than the limited part of the last BP's. I doubt I nead to tell many of you reading this that you nead this set but you do. A great set!
Edit: poll added
Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:10 PM
Okay, so my arm is twisted I'll be buying one or more of these (well, at least one set ).
Again thanks for taking the time to review it for us 'mutley777'.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:11 PM
Twitter for dummy's, kind of redundant isn't it.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:25 PM
Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:34 PM
The droids always outnumber the clones in battle, so even if I buy the 40 sets of this I am intending to then 80 commando droids will be fine.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:36 PM
Nice review mutley777, I can't wait to army-build with these!
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:11 PM
This nice review might give me the shove I need to pick this up, knowing that I still didn't get the 2-3 copies of the mandalo-whateveritwas-packs for their armour. Shame this is a licensed set. An equally sized in-house theme set coming with the piece selection of this here would be a dream come true, yet sadly... T___T.
Anyway, I appreciate the review, so thanks! :-)
Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:36 PM
Thanks for this review!
Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:58 PM
Personally, I don't find much to like for an OT fan such as myself in this set. The Dark Red limits the uses of the ARC, and I'd have not much use for the other figures.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:51 PM
I've never been a fan of droids, so a battle pack of all clones would suite me better, but you can't complain.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:08 AM
Still a little annoyed by the fabric parts, but the figures are still great.
Edited by Delta 38, 28 December 2011 - 01:08 AM.
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