Friday, November 22, 2013

Review: 30270 Kraang Laser Turret Polybag

Here's a review of the Kraang Laser Turret polybag from the TMNT line.

The bag and instructions.  These are available for $3.99 at Toys'R'Us.

The minifig.  That head could make a good head for a frame.  The light blue color of the body is also interesting if you can find a way to use it.

The Parts.  Straight out I see an octagonal Bar Plate and four Robot Arms.  There's also a Lampholder and, one of my favorite pieces to work with, a Black Technic, Liftarm 1 x 2 with Bar.  You also have enough pieces to make four "people" in 6P scale.

The Questions:
Can you build a frame, or frames, right away?  Yes.  If you accept a small frame that's more on par with 4P scale.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Above.  (-10)
If you can't build a frame right away, 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?  I'm going to say yes. (+5)
Score: +5 (B+).  It's a decent set that could provide you with a small frame and some "people".  With either a few more pieces or a lower price point it could be really competitive.


  1. I found these at Target last night in the Christmas stocking stuffer section (what a mess!). Also, with the extra bits inlcuded, it pushes this set just under the Golden Ration (from 33pcs +minifig to 42pcs +minifig) and there are some nice colors here.