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[REVIEW] 75265 - T-16 Skyhopper vs Bantha Microfighters

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Set information

Set Name: T-16 Skyhopper vs Bantha Microfighters

Set Number: 75262

Number of Pieces: 198

Theme: Star Wars

Year Release: 01/2020

Prices: £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99 (Euro prices may vary)

#75265 on Brickset

#75265 on Rebrickable

 

Packaging

The box of the set is the usual size for double Microfighters. On the front we can see both models and the two minifigures, while the back shows the few play features and another scene.

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Minifigure

The set comes with two minifigures: a Tusken Raider and a T-16 Pilot. The Tusken got a new prints and head this year, and for now is available only in this set and #75270: Obi-Wan's Hut. The T-16 Pilot is exclusive to this set, but uses non-printeg dark red legs.

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Builds

As usual, the set comes with two numbered bags and two instructions booklet, one for each Microfighter. That allows to invite a friend or family to build together, or organize a small building contest!

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The Bantha is a nice build and looks great... from a certain angle...

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The neck area don't looks that great when viewed from the side. Also, the blue Technic pins used to attach the horns shows a bit. Using a 1x1 brick with stud on side would have looked better, but a bit more fragile.

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The T-16 looks really good, except maybe for the Technic pins visible from the back, bt like the bantha's horns, there are other solutions to hide them. I must say I have a soft spot for the T-16 since the Rebel Assault video game... (The transparent parts were added by me to support the model)

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Conclusion

Minifig: 8/10 - A minus point for the T-16 Pilot legs, but the two minifigures are great.

Builds: 9/10 - Both builds are very nice, and we finally got a bantha!

Price: 9/10 - With a ppp of 0,10€ and two minifig, one of which is exclusive, and a nice part selection, this set is a great bargain.

Overall: 26/30 (87%) - A great Microfighters set, with only a few negative points, but so much good ones.

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It's a nice little set. I still hope we get a molded bantha someday, but this is good for now. However, I do wish the horns didn't stick out so far.

I also need that T-16 helmet for a rebel pilot figure (Dorovio Bold). I know it's been on the previous T-16 pilot, but I never got that set.

All in all, great review, and a decent set.

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I love the ear part. It looks new to me but I'm not sure it's a new part or not..

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Agree. Lovely little set, though I still wish they had created a regular Bantha set, not forcing it into Microfighter format. Building it at twice or three times the size would have allowed for more options and just looked much more impressive.

Mylenium

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