REVIEW: 75012 BARC Speeder with Sidecar
Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:17 PM
Minifigs: General Kenobi, Captain Rex, 2 Commando Droids
Build: BARC-speeder and Separatist speeder
Price: € 29.99
Subtheme: The Clone Wars
Pieces: Not Specified on the European box
Release: Winter 2013
Front of the box.
It's a medium sized box and it has the new green Yoda box layout like all the new winter sets have. Little Minifigure box in the bottom right corner (like most sets).
Close up of the minifigure window.
Captain Rex has the new Phase 2 outfit, Kenobi has also a new outfit
The Commando Droids we already saw in set 9488.
Side view of the box.
Like all the boxes it shows how large the minifigures are in real life. The "NEW!" reminds us again that there are some minifigures in the box .
Back side of the box.
On the left side it shows the ability to turn the sidecar around and fire some flick missiles. On the right side it shows a little speeder pursuit and a side and top view of the BARC.
Contents of the box.
We have 2 plastic bags roughly the same size, a sticker sheet and the construction manual.
Close up of the sticker sheet.
Not too many stickers in my opinion.
Close up of the construction manual.
Here we see bag number 1 and his contents. Looking forward to the new Rex and Kenobi!
It's composed of the minifigures and the Separatist speeder.
That's why I'll do the minifigures first .
To build up some excitement we have the Commando Droids first .
Nothing new to mention here.
They are my first ones and I like them alot. Their heads are great and even the little red dot is present .
Here we have the NEW Captain Rex and General Kenobi
Captain Rex looks really great with his phase 2 armor on. Nicely detailed torso (even with some dirt on his torso) and legprinting.
Obi Wan looks nice too, his hear is not new, but his head (imho) looks better then the previous one (don't know if it's new). His torso and legs have some decent and lovely printing.
Front view without the helmet and hair.
Rex his face looks nice, don't know if it's new though. His armpiece is charming, we hadn't gotten a new one in this color yet.
Obi Wan gets an angry expression as his double printed head. Rex doesn't get a second one (he already looks angry ).
Rex has a really detailed back printing, again with some dirt on it. Obi Wan's is simple, but he doesn't need more.
The only thing that bothers me is the new "skirt" Rex weares, he almost looks like Asajj Ventress with his hips like that . I liked the plastic version more.
A close up of the new helmet.
It's awesome! some many detailes, even the lines on the sides marking his victims.
No printing on the back.
This is what you get halfway trough bag 1.
When finished it looks like this. It resembles Count Dooku's speeder from Episode II, or is this a different one (maybe just the colors)?
Now we move onto the next plastic bag. Bag number 2. It contains the pieces for building the BARC with sidecar.
When you are finished building the first part it looks like this.
The second part is the sidecar.
Together they form this beautiful new BARC-Speeder!
It was a surprise that the speeder is almost double the length of the other BARC's we got until now, and with a sidecar it's even bigger.
At last the set is fully assembled.
Last picture are the spare parts.
Like always we got some extra droid arms. Nice to see that we have a spare lightsaber hilt
The rest of the parts are usefull too.
As per request some aditional pictures of how the rotating works
This piece is the only connection between the speeder and sidecar, it also rotates the sidecar.
This constructon prevents the sidecar from rotating the other way and help the sidecar to align correctly with the rest of the speeder.
Now I'll try to give the set a rating.
Playability: 9/10 - It is a fun set, you have minifigures from both sides and both sides have a vehicule. Great for having a speeder chase!
Design: 9/10 - The design is pretty good, both speeders resembles their cartoon counterparts really well.
Price: 8/10 - I think the price is ok, you get some nice minifigures and two speeders.
Minifigures: 8/10 - The minifigures are lovely. The droids are nothing new, but Kenobi and especially Rex are awesomely detailed.
Parts: 8/10 - We get some very nice parts, lots of dark red and blue parts.
Overall: 42/50 - This is a very nice set, both the speeders and the minifigures are it's main assets!
I hoped you enjoyed my review!
Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:25 PM
Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:49 PM
Other than that omission, fine review.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:50 PM
This set is great! New Rex and Obi-wan!
Now I am stuck in a dilemma, is it possible to have an army of Rex(es) and Obi-wan(s)?
Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:29 PM
I think as far as licensed sets go in terms of price, this one is quite reasonable for what you get!
Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:14 PM
It doesn't have any holes like the phase 1 helmets have, so you can't add any of the headgear accessories
I'll make some extra pics tomorrow from the BARC speeder and the flip around sidecar function.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:16 PM
The out-rigging for the sidecar......is that a new technic part ?
Like I wrote....might be the only set I might consider buying next year.....it could join the Nightspeeder in my small SW collection.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:54 AM
However, that Captain Rex is too nice to pass up...
Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:14 AM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:11 AM
You are right! Thanx :)
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