Friday, May 6, 2016

Review: Playmobil 6693 Cleano Robot

I've been eye-balling this set for months.  For those of you who want to play larger scale games, this may be the set you're looking for.

Box.  MSRP was $14.99 for a $0.40 Price per Piece.  I purchased it for $7.98 on Clearance from Toys'R'Us.

Instructions and Stickers.  These
are included in the parts count.


Parts 1.

Parts 2. The Gold shaft at the bottom
of the picture is actually the figure's
right eye.
Parts 3.

Parts 4.  The clipboard-looking piece in the lower left is the pilot's remote and gets a sticker.

Figure.  That hat does not want to stay on.

Comparison shot.

Build.  Here's what it looks like without stickers.

Comparison shot 2.

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?  No.  (-5)
Score: -5 (B-).  While I was able to generate a score, it doesn't really fit as none of the parts are compatible with anything you might use for a game.

Since the usual rating system doesn't really work, let's try listing some positives and negatives.

Good: It's a Frame in a box.  It has several pieces you can remove to represent systems and White Die damage.  It will look pretty good once stickers are applied.
Bad: It's expensive for what it is.  It is the only set like this currently available from Playmobil.
Ugly: It was somewhat difficult to assemble.  You'll probably have to use Duplo blocks for terrain.

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