Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Purity: B0949 Bumblebee Disc Demolisher Review

This is one of the "new" 2015 Kre-O Transformers sets that hasn't been released in the U.S. yet.

Box.  MSRP is $19.99, which gives us a $0.11 Price per Piece.  I picked this up for $9.99 at Marshall's.  Which is a $0.06 Price per Piece.



Kreons.  For once we have some interesting parts here.  A Kre-O Octagonal Bar Plate, and their version of Robot Arms are really interesting.  Along with the fact that two of the Kreons have no hands.

Parts 1.  Lots of Plates, Tiles, Bricks, Slopes and a couple of Wedge Plates here.  Along with a few Kre-O versions of Technic Bricks and Liftarms.

Parts 2.  Plenty of Slopes in this parts bag, along with a few more Plates, rubber Tires, Wheels, Minifig Guns, Technic Bricks & Liftarms, a Disc Launcher, and a Minifig "coffin".

Parts 3.  Now we start seeing the small, fiddly bits we love.  Round Plates, Plates, Tiles, Grille Tiles, a variety of Slopes, 1x2 Brick w/Studs on one side, 3L & 2L Technic Pins, Technic Pin w/Axle, 1/2 Bushings, and we even have rubber bands!  The two blue rings in the upper right are the eponymous discs.

Build.  I managed to build two IO Cruisers and a Frigate from this
set.  I haven't tried to make any attachments for them but I still have plenty of leftover parts.  I could possibly make a HVA but I wouldn't have a base for it.

The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  
Yes.  (+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?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +5 (B+).  This is a decent set at the regular price point.  It's really good if you can get it at the same price I did.

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