Ratings and Reviews for 75082-1: TIE Advanced Prototype

75082-1: TIE Advanced Prototype

Overall Score

8.10
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  • First Impression Feelings after first look? 10
  • 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"? 7.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 10
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 3.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 8.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 6.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 8.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 9.00

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Review from: Locutus001
Reviewed on: Feb 11, 2015
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Overall Personal Score

8.10

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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

I've already known what's inside of the box before I bought it and I love the new "Star Wars Rebels" series where the Tie Advanced Prototype is featured.


So to be honest this was one of the new sets I was really looking forward to. (Guess that makes my first impression pretty outstanding).

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 10

I don't know which unique parts are included but I think hatch-mold is new. (also maybe the front window-mold).


A big plus are the minifigures which include not only the Inquisitor who of course is also featured in Star Wars Rebels (as one of the main antagonists) but also a pilot and an imperial officer.


Both the Inquisitor and the Imperial Officer are new minifigures thus far only included in this set.


The Inquisitor looks really cool and comes with a nice new type of armor as well as a new kind of helmet (which includes a red visor). He also comes with a new lightsaber mold that is pretty accurate to the one he uses in the series.

The Imperial Officer is in a brownish color like in the series and looks pretty good himself.

Last and probably least when it comes to the minifigures is the pilot who is our average bad guy angry clone face imperial pilot.

 

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 10

I give this one 10 points because I really enjoyed the build.

It's a medium set (some may even say it's a small one) but the build has been rewarding and never boring.

Since it's a small to medium model (but bigger than you might think when you see it on the box) the playability is HUGE. Like all the newer playsets it includes the spring loaded missles. I really like the mechanism they've used here to fire them (also because the missles are a little bit more hidden which adds a lot to the look of the set).



 

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 7

I think the set costs 39,99$ in the U.S.A. but 49,99€ in Europe which is too big a difference if you ask me!

I'd say taht 40€/$ is a good price for the set, since the minifigures alone would cost you somewhere around 20€/$ if you were to buy them on ebay etc.

If you get the set for 40€/$ it's 8-9 points value for money (new), if you get it for 50€ it's more like 6 points.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

LEGO Star Wars is one of the most popular lines right now.

The new TV Series (Rebels) (later the upcoming movies) also help the theme to sell.


It could not be more popular I'd say.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 3

There is nothing exclusive about this set (not even the price).

The Inquisitor as well as the Imperial Officer are unique to this playset (as for now!).

PACKAGING | Score: 8

I (obviously) like the box-art (it made me buy this set! ;-) ).


You see what you get and have a nice background added.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 6

Since the set really isn't exclusive I do not see a lot of growth potential.

On the other hand the Tie Advanced Prototype is pretty "iconic"/representative to/for the new Star Wars Rebels series as the Inquisitor and the Tie Advanced Prototype are featured quite a lot.

 

I'd say that this set will gain some value over time but it wouldn't be my first choice investment-wise.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 8

Sure it's nothing too fancy but it still looks nice and cool.


You can't go wrong with it when putting it on display.

 

Only 8 points because it lacks some details that would make it more of an eye-catcher.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 9

I really love this set so I would give it 10 points if it weren't for the price which at least in Europe is too high (especially since it costs about 1/5 less in the U.S.).

The set itself is great! As are the minifigures.

Probably one of my favorite star wars sets thus far. (Especially in this price-area).