The instruction book once again contains more information than a usual one. It's also thicker than the ones from the last two sets I reviewed combined. Not surprising since it's older than both locations combined.
Parts 2. A few 1x1 Cones, 1x1 Bricks w/Studs on 2 Sides, a lot of 1x2 Plates, and a bunch of Small Jumper Plates.
Parts 4. Down in the lower right, Travis Bricks! The 2x2x2 Cone Brick is pretty neat. Then you have a bunch of Plates and Bricks. Not a bad selection in this bag.
Can you build a frame, or frames, right away? You might be able to, but it would be very blocky. You definitely should be able to make some terrain and a decent Station right out of the gate. (+0)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? At retail price, below. (+5) (The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away? Yes. (+5)Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts? Yes. (+5)
Score: +15 (A). It's a good a set. It has a lot of Tan pieces and a handful of Travis bricks. You could make a building for use as terrain in your game if you're going for a Giant Robot scale game.