REVIEW: 9491 Geonosian Cannon
Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:55 PM
Lucky me, I managed to score all the wave but the JSF and Y-Wing. Seeing as Mutley beat me to reviewing the smallest sets , I'll review this in detail and the rest lightly. It takes too much time doing in depth reviews and I have other things more important going on. Anyway...
Some nice new box art. It works better than I thought.
The back shows possible storylines and the play functions of the set...
Just two numbered bags, and a new type of plastic and casing for the wings. Nice stuff, and the wings themselves are very well detailed.
The instructions have a little comic at the back. Neat detail.
All new, if you go by the Bricklink system.
The Geonosians are beautiful, except for their heads. Those are just revolting. Not to mention those excuses for sonic weapons! The old megaphone with a stud on the end works better! I hate those things with a passion. Why not recolour and add printing to the old design?! Ack. /rant
Barriss and Gree are also nice. I prefer the non-CW Barriss head; this one looks like she's scared. Gree has some nice detailed printing, but sadly a normal Clone head.
A pretty solid build, and not repetitive. It's quick for a build with such a variety of bricks. It works well.
The front, incomplete, in all its bulkiness!
All in all I recommend this set for any army builder/fan of the Clone Wars. Not only are the figures lovely, but the set itself is really good. The only things are the ghastly Geonosian heads/guns and lack of printing detail on the cannon.
So I give it an 8/10.
If you have any queries about the other sets I have, I can post replies with pictures here when I can.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:19 PM
The figs are all very good but as I have been saying since the pictures first showed the Geonosian Zombie it's a fig I would have rather not had. Give me 2 warrior figs anyday! The cannon looks cool and a marked improvement over the one from the old Geonosian Fighter set. £20 ,not bad at all. When the 3 for 2 deals hit , I will be going mad for this one!
Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:37 PM
The figures is what the set is all about, though that cannon is a sweet sonic weapon eh ? (but again I'll say it, laser bolts don't come from a sonic cannon )
Thanks again ' Jammiedodger' for taking the time to do this review.....Brick On Review On !
Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:47 PM
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:17 AM
Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:24 AM
The sonic cannon is well done, and personally I find the new geonosian guns beautiful guns (but maybe too heavy for the character )
Barris is ugly, she seems to have a mustachese
Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:44 AM
Was just about to post the same. Will definitely NOT be buying.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:10 PM
The cannon is like nothing on earth. I would have expected it could rotate. The geonosians are cool though, but not enough to justify the price.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:02 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:14 PM
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