Sunday, April 21, 2013

Lego SW Planet Series 3 & 4, TF MP Frenzy & Buzzsaw

Was looking forward to these guy since they announced the line up last year. Looking back, the planet series played a big part in getting me (back) into lego in the 1st place. Picked up the OT sets to start with (i'll get the PT stuff eventually), namely:
- tie bomber
- snow speeder
- b-wing
- blockade runner

And since i never did a proper shoot of previous stuff:

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Clockwise from top left: snow speeder making a run at brickmaster at-at walker, x-wing and b-wing with undeployed s-foils, brickmaster slave 1 and cloud city car, tie fighter/interceptor/bomber

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Clockwise from top left: tantive IV with midi scale star destroyer in pursuit, brickmaster imperial shuttle, tie advance (from the death star set) locking in on an x-wing, scout walker and at-at walker

I STILL don't have both the y-wing and a-wing in any form (including my action fleet collection) for some reason, elusive buggers.

Also, these guys came out:

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Nothing new here since they're straight up repaints. Clever of 'em to release the red guy 1st, knowing the blue guy is more popular. Dropped the ball big time on the QC tho: i had to replace the 1st set i got because blue guy had a nasty gash on his face. Can't be sure whether its just paint or worse, but this is the 1st time i've had such an obvious defect with takara's stuff. And apparently its not just me, other people have had similar problem - exact same scratch on the left side of the face - so its probably a manufacturing problem.

Still, pretty stoked to round up all of the original cassettebots. Current QC issues notwithstanding, looking forward to the next new mold: Prowl and Blue Streak.

And by the way...Rumble is BLUE.