Ratings and Reviews for 3818-1: Bikini Bottom Undersea Party

3818-1: Bikini Bottom Undersea Party

Overall Score

8.10
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 8.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 10
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 9.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 9.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 9.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 7.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 5.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 8.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 8.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 8.00
Review from: dbroncos59
Reviewed on: Apr 23, 2014
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 8

I mainly bought the set due to missing an already expired set and not having the updated Squidward figure.  

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 10

All the minifigures are unique as they include the hawaiian clothes.  It comes with Ms. Puff, Squidward, sunglasses Patrick. Spongebob, and a Gary.  Squidward's House is differently built than the previous versions released.  

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 9

I mainly display my sets after building and only try out unique items such as traps.  This set has a lot to do after you finish building and was a lot of fun to actually build.  I didn't find it to be too frustrating.  Should be fun for adults and children.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 9

I found a deal where you buy one get another half off, therefore I paid approximately $35 for each set.  Even at full retail value I would recommend this set.  Especially if you missed one of the previous releases that include Squidward or Ms. Puff.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 9

Spongebob came out when I was 9 and most kids today have grown up on Spongebob.  Being that each Spongebob set has something unique about the figures, I can definiitely see the set growing in value once it is retired.  

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 7

The set is rare but I have seen it in many stores.

PACKAGING | Score: 5

Nothing out of the ordinary.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 8

Not sure if the value will increase too much, however, I am fairly certain it won't depreciate below the retail value.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 8

It looks good with my other Spongebob sets.  I don't own any other versions of Squidward's or Spongebob's house therefore it's perfect for me.  

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 8

Highly recommend it for any fan of Spongebob whether for collection or resale.  I purchased one for both and have not regretted the decision at all.  I myself am not a fan of the hawaiian look, so I didn't put the stickers on the houses and they look just like the normal versions.