Yesterday, I went to Toys'R'Us looking for summer 2010 sets. Luckily, they had some.
Set Number: 8897
Minfigures: 2 ~ Team Extreme Racer; Backyard Blaster Racer
Release: (US/Canada and some of Europe) May 2010
Price: $20 USD
[font="Comic Sans MS"]Now onto the review![/font]
For some reason, their is no "World Racers" set advertisements in the instruction booklet:
A new spear/grapple peice and trophy:
Minifigures and shark:
Trophy holder (the flag is a sticker... :hmpf_bad: They could've just used the old printed flag peice):
A video on the mechanisms.
All photos and videos can be found here!
Playability: 5/10. Not much things to play with, you have a fish 'flinger, a shark, two boats, and a spear.
Details: 8.5/10. Nice sticker details.
Peices (not including minifigures): 4/10. Not much new peices; though you have the trophy, spear and shark peices.
Price: 9/10. 191 peices for $20 is good now-a-days
Minifigures: 7.5/10. Only two unique minifigures; they should've included a TW Crew Member.
Overall: 34/50 ~ Good ~ Not the best set of WR but a good one indeed.
Thanks for taking the time to read this review, until next time, bye!
I'm really diggin' the WR theme, can't wait to get some of these. Hope they do some racing planes in further additions!
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I don't think LEGO would give free replacements unless the stickers were damaged/faulty to begin with.swfan wrote: Quick question, would lego offer replacement of stickers if they peal off after a certain period of time?
There's more reason than just the shark to get this set. The minifigures alone are reason enough to get them. They're new and unique and would be a nice addition to any set :) I like the flaming skull on the back of that one guy's shirt. A nice Post Apoc torso.slimninj4 wrote:I like the shark but I think I would only pick this up if it came on clearance.
Also Snake Canyon is a bit pricey for the pieces you get. Sure its cool to have two new bikes but what exactly makes it 'Snake Canyon?' They just throw in a snake.
The cartoony 'face' on the newer shark goes along with the cartoony facial prints on the minifigures, IMO.legitimatealex wrote:Its not about the size :P Some people like the classic sharks. They look less cartoony than the new one.
My favorite is Wreckage Road - the bad guys' car could totally go with the Speed Racer sets!DarthPaka wrote:thx 4 the review, think ill pass out this set, if fact the only WR set that looks worth while is Snake Canyon, in my opinion
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