Monday, January 6, 2014

Purity: A4909/A3252 Air Assault Review

For my first review of the new year, let's look at the Kre-O set "Air Assault".

The package.  This set retails for $4.99 at Toys'R'Us.  The Hasbro website has it for $3.99, which is slightly better.  The package is essentially a strip of folded cardboard with a ziplock bag glued inside.  Which is good for storage of parts after you've opened it up.

The instructions and a bonus microfig.  The gun it's carrying has a bar stud on the side.

The regular microfig that comes with the set.  The piece on the left is supposed to be some sort of "glider" that moves via "sonic motion technology".  Whatever that may be.

The parts in the set.  Two of those odd Stud w/Vertical Bar, Jumper plates, two 1x1 Plate w/Bar (closed ends), and the 2x2 Plate w/Dual Horizontal Clips are always useful.  There are a couple of printed pieces which is nice.  Then there's a 1x2 Modified Brick w/Bar Hole that's intriguing me.

The Questions:
Can you build a frame, or frames, right away? No.  (-5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? Above.  (-10) @ $0.14 or $0.11 per Piece depending on source.
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? No.  (-5)

Score: -15 (C).

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