[Review] 8897 World Racers ~ Jagged Jaws Reef

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[Review] 8897 World Racers ~ Jagged Jaws Reef

Post by just2good » Sun May 23, 2010 2:27 pm

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Yesterday, I went to Toys'R'Us looking for summer 2010 sets. Luckily, they had some.

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Set Number: 8897
Minfigures: 2 ~ Team Extreme Racer; Backyard Blaster Racer
Peices: 191
Release: (US/Canada and some of Europe) May 2010
Price: $20 USD


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Box:
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Box contains:
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For some reason, their is no "World Racers" set advertisements in the instruction booklet:
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Peices:
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A new spear/grapple peice and trophy:
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Minifigures and shark:
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Extra peices:
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All together:
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Boat 1:
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Boat 2:
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Trophy holder (the flag is a sticker... :hmpf_bad: They could've just used the old printed flag peice):
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A video on the mechanisms.

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VERDICT:
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.
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Re: Review: 8897 World Racers ~ Jagged Jaws Reef

Post by Unknown » Sun May 23, 2010 2:39 pm

Trophy is a unique interesting piece. I don't like the stickers :?

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Post by vynsane » Sun May 23, 2010 2:52 pm

I find it kinda cheap that they don't have visors with the helmets, but I have some that came as extra parts from the SP3 sets, so I'm not all that disappointed. Not a lot of extra pieces in this one, eh?

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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Re: Review: 8897 World Racers ~ Jagged Jaws Reef

Post by swfan » Sun May 23, 2010 4:12 pm

The boats are nice and look forward to it. The stickers would be better off as printing. Guess all lego sets comes with stickers now. Quick question, would lego offer replacement of stickers if they peal off after a certain period of time?

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Re: Review: 8897 World Racers ~ Jagged Jaws Reef

Post by Brickbuilder0937 » Sun May 23, 2010 4:23 pm

Thanks for the review; the fish flinger made me laugh, that's got to be the craziest projectile yet. Too bad about all the stickers.
swfan wrote: Quick question, would lego offer replacement of stickers if they peal off after a certain period of time?
I don't think LEGO would give free replacements unless the stickers were damaged/faulty to begin with.

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Re: Review: 8897 World Racers ~ Jagged Jaws Reef

Post by kevin93 » Mon May 24, 2010 2:53 pm

Thanks for the great review!

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Re: Review: 8897 World Racers ~ Jagged Jaws Reef

Post by slimninj4 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:43 am

I like the shark but I think I would only pick this up if it came on clearance.

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Re: Review: 8897 World Racers ~ Jagged Jaws Reef

Post by legitimatealex » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:32 pm

slimninj4 wrote:I like the shark but I think I would only pick this up if it came on clearance.
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.
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Post by vynsane » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:35 pm

They should've used the shark from the Agents set Speedboat Rescue instead - they're bigger.
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Re: Review: 8897 World Racers ~ Jagged Jaws Reef

Post by DarthPaka » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:50 pm

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 :mrgreen:

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Re: Review: 8897 World Racers ~ Jagged Jaws Reef

Post by legitimatealex » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:10 pm

Its not about the size :P Some people like the classic sharks. They look less cartoony than the new one.

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.
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Re: Review: 8897 World Racers ~ Jagged Jaws Reef

Post by vynsane » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:34 am

legitimatealex wrote:Its not about the size :P Some people like the classic sharks. They look less cartoony than the new one.
The cartoony 'face' on the newer shark goes along with the cartoony facial prints on the minifigures, IMO.
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 :mrgreen:
My favorite is Wreckage Road - the bad guys' car could totally go with the Speed Racer sets!
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Re: Review: 8897 World Racers ~ Jagged Jaws Reef

Post by legitimatealex » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:24 am

I suppose you're right about the cartoony effect. The most expensive set so far is my favorite, not that I'd buy it. The minifigures' torso decals are awesome, as are all of their faces. That set also has a working crane that moves out motors and replaces them. It's pretty detailed and adds play value to the set.
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