Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Purity: A3138 Star Trek Space Dive Review

As far as I can remember, I grabbed this for 80% off during the recent Toys'R'Us Color Clearance sale.

Box.  Yes, I know, Blurry.  MSRP is $7.99, which gives us a Price per Piece of $0.22.  Ooouuuch.


Kreons.  The one on the right is a standard Kreon.  The one
on the left has a solid torso because it has a battery inside and
it lights up when a circuit is completed with the neck stud.

Parts.  Those four white angle bracket parts  in the middle of the photo are why I bought this set.  There are two 2x4 Inverted Slope pieces, two 1x1 Trans-Red Smooth Round Bricks, and two 1x6 Male Hinge Plates that could possibly be useful.  Beyond that you have two 6x6 Female Hinge Plates, a bunch of other plates, and the ubiquitous Kre-O brick.

The Questions:
Can you build a frame, or frames, right away?  Yes.  One of the Kreons is good for 4P scale.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Above.  (-10) (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?  Not really.  (-5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  No.  (-5)
Score: C (-15).  Honestly, this could have gotten a B- but I don't think it deserves it.  
 Even saying one Kreon is good for 4P scale is pretty weak.  I only grabbed this because it was dirt cheap and I knew I could use four of the parts in it.

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