Ratings and Reviews for 8455-1: Back-Hoe

8455-1: Back-Hoe

Overall Score

8.80
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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? 10
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 10
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 6.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 8.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 10
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 6.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 10
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 10
Review from: CJFischer
Reviewed on: Mar 27, 2015
Join Date: 03/26/2015
# of Reviews: 2

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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 8

I was a little intimidated by this set. I received it for Christmas as a challenge.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 10

I dont know if you would consider it unique, but the pneumatic system was a great addition to this set.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 10

One of the more challenging sets. I believe this one took about  30 hours total. It was still fun to see all the parts come together. Watching it come to life with a few pumps of the pistons was the "Wow" factor on this set.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 10

For the final product, it was worth the price.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 6

I'm not much of a fan of the Technic sets, but I truly enjoyed this one.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 8

I don't recall this set being exclusive, but it more appealed to adults/advanced builders.

PACKAGING | Score: 10

The fact that it was pneumatic made it stand out from similar models. Like the  Big Cat/black semi model team  kit, the picture on the box was impressive.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 6

This type of set has a limited interest group, so it wouldn't be as popular as the other themes.  I would like to see more like it, though, with the moving parts and pneumatics.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

This model sits  on a shelf next to the big black semi. Look, but don't touch!

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 10

Overall, a great set. Nice and challenging, and the functionality is awsome. If you're a collector, you need this set.