Ratings and Reviews for 71001-12: Revolutionary Soldier

71001-12: Revolutionary Soldier

Overall Score

7.80
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 10
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 10
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 8.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 9.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 9.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 3.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 5.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 6.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 9.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 9.00
Review from: CelesAurivern
Reviewed on: Oct 6, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

As an army/navy builder of redcoats, first thing that came into my mind once I saw the prototype was "whoopee" bluecoats brought back to life! I instantly has this marked for pick up as many as humanly possible once it hits the shelves.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 10

As with all figures in the collectable line, it features its own unique head. Additionally, it has a new element hairpiece in the form of a wig. And the highly sought after bluecoat uniform. So it's not just another random minifig in the series, its the defining minifig for a brand new army. New uniform variants are highly prized by army builders.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 8

Not much to build as a single minifig, but if you have a whole bunch of them, that's where the fun starts. Mix and match heads and headgear to form a new army.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 9

At the standard price for the collectable series, you can't really complain about the price. You could probably sell the torso and hairpiece for what it cost, then still have the other few parts leftover.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 9

With 2-3 new series a year, the collectible series do not seems to be stopping anytime soon, which attests to the popularity of the series.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 3

This series falls under the new distribution per box: 2, 4 ,6. This figure was lucky enough to be in the 4 category, so its fairly reasonable to find. Thing is, they probably produce the figs in the millions per series. On the bright side, they also retire each series fairly quickly, once the next one is out.

PACKAGING | Score: 5

The usual foil packaging. Nothing to see here.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 6

While it's not hard to find when the series is still fresh, there's also a fair demand for it due to the army builder market. This pretty much balances it out enough to have some value once the series is retired and becomes hard to come by.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 9

These guys can be a great add-on for your war scene dioramas and the like. I have a small little platoon of these guys on my display shelf, right next to the Spanish conquistadors and Islanders.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 9

TLC really needs to pay more attention to the Pirates series fans. While they haven't continued the series in a while, at least they do throw us a bone here and there with the pirate captain and this guy here. I know he's meant to be a soldier of the American civil jihad, but the torso itself is generic enough to be used as the uniform for other bluecoated powers. Overall, I give it 9/10 because all the parts can be shuffled around and used for other army factions.