Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sorry, readers

Okay, I apologize that I haven't been able to get anything up, lately. We got a Wii for Christmas, and most of my free time has gone to it. Also, I'm having trouble with posting pictures to the posts. Some of them are turned sideways, when I downloaded them, and I don't like posting pictures sideways. I've got the problem figured out, but it'll a couple more days before the Misssion 7 review goes up. Again, I'm sorry for all this and I'll try to keep providing you with the best Lego Agents news on the web.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Lego Agents Mission 7: Deep Sea Quest Review

Okay, let me start by saying that I'm sorry that I didn't get this up sooner. Most have heard about the winter storm that hit part of the U.S. Guess who got stuck in that mess? Me. Ice took the power lines down, so I couldn't get on the computer. Oh, well.
The Deep Sea Quest started out as a set that was available only in countries, foreign to the U.S. Thankfully, Target brought it out as a store exclusive. Let me say, that I don't really like sets that have to do with diving, boats, or anything to that effect, so I will be a little negative on this review.

The mini-figures are Diver Chase, Charge, Break Jaw, and Slime Face. Chase got his spot in this review, and Charge and Break Jaw, here. Chase includes an oxygen tank and , of course, his diving helmet.

Slime Face: The highlight of this set. Slime Face is awesome! His head is great-looking and the slime on his wet-suit is an awesome detail!

A good look at his head.

Slime Face's sea scooter is okay, nothing to talk about.

Chase's scooter is too big, and it looks weird. Lego could have done much better.

The octopus guardian. Well, who's going to let an octopus guard their treasure? BTW, it also glows in the dark. Which is neat, but at night, it freaks me out when I see the light at the left end of the toy shelf.

Break Jaw's boat. Wow. The design is sleek, and it looks almost like a coast guard boat.

There is a rack for the binoculars and harpoon gun on the bow.

In the stern we have a missile. An okay feature, I guess.
The missile's targeting computer.

The Agents' sub is the centerpiece of the set. I'm not really that impressed. It's just a sub.

The front where the claw is, opens to reveal a compartment to store the treasure chest.

The front part has hidden missiles.

The computer is a slanted brick with a sticker.

Chase's sea scooter can be placed into the back of the Agents' sub. When done, the scooter looks like an propeller. Too bad the Inferno scooter doesn't attach to the Inferno ship.
Two instruction manuals. One covers the treasure chest, sea scooters,Inferno boat, and half of the Agents' sub. Two covers the other half of the Agents' sub.

Box shot. Sorry about the flash.
Comic strip.

Playability: 4 out of 5
Money Value:5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
I should give it a 3, because as I said, I'm not a fan of water-themed toys. The only reason I gave it a four is because of Slime-Face. If you don't like Slime-Face, don't buy this set, unless you really like some other feature on it.

Next, the Power Miners Mine Mech.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Power Miners!

When I first saw the Power Miners, I thought,"Oh boy, first Hasbro, then Lego starts putting out plastic toys that nobody wants. The sets didn't look good at all. But now that they are out, they seem very cool to me. Probably the only reason I like them is the fact that the leader is codenamed Duke. I only like some of the sets, not all like the Lego Agents.
I bought a PM set and brought it to church. All the little kids seemed to like the set, so these do have appeal to the little kids.
By the way, don't expect to see fanfics about them. If I buy a set, then expect a review. None the less, Lego you've some neat sets, but do a tad better next time.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Agents report

Okay, a guy, with the user name Iron Man, left a comment the other day and informed me that the Volcano Base set is NOT available in Canada. I had not heard that. From what I understand, it is available in the U.K. To Canadian fans, A good idea would be to check E-bay. You'll probably have to spend close to $120 U.S. dollars to get it, but it's worth it if you can afford it.
In the area where I live, the Lego Agents sets are almost sold out. Toys R' Us has zero of the sets, because they have sold out. (Which is a problem for me considering that I need Mission 3 to complete my collection for now.) My point with this is the Lego Agents line is doing extremely well, it has out sold (If you know what I mean.) Transformers, Star Wars, G.I.Joes, any other Lego theme, Wrestling, and all the cheapo brands! (Oh, wait, everything out sells the cheapo brands.)
Anyhoo, viva Lego Agents!
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Lego Agents Mission 5: Turbo Car Chase review

This is definitely the Agents set that receives the most hype. And I can see why. It is totally an awesome set! Why? Read on.

The mini-figures are Chase, Spy Clops, and an Inferno Henchman. Chase and Spy Clops were covered in this review. The Inferno Henchman is simply a World City robber head on a Inferno suit. All three include black pistols and the Henchman includes a pair of binoculars.

This is the mission that comes with the mission card. I really like it.

The laptop is a really cool piece. I would mind having more of these.

The car is awesome! A little longer than it probably should be, but still the chrome is great! One thing, the ejector seat doesn't work at all. Which isn't too bad, considering it's only on the passenger side. (Go figure.)

A shot of the flick-fire missile launchers and guns. The guns come up by pushing a button that by the steering wheel. The flick-fires come up by turning a knob on the back of the car.

The car has a GPS system between the seats.

The license plate on the car is actually a code brick from Exo Force! When entered, it unlocks most of the Exo Force stickers. (Not much for me, since I'm not a fan of Exo Force.) For those of you who can't see the picture, the code is, XF56S5T3

The helicopter is a very cool looking piece. When the rotor on the copter is turned, it lowers Spy-Clops on a winch.

The gates is a very nice piece. It includes a sound brick, which is covered later on in this review.

A look at the computers. Nothing new to see hear.

The sound brick works quite well. Drive the into the gate, and the alarm goes off. (My Dad was like "Wow! That's awesome!") The only downside is that the gate doesn't completely open because of the sound brick. Which isn't too bad because the gate does open enough for the car to go through without any problem.

Two instruction manuals. One for the mini-figs, chopper, and car, one for the gate.

Box shot

Comic strip

Playability: 5 of 5
Value for money:4 of 5
Overall:4 of 5

Next I'll review Mission 7, Deep Sea Quest, then on to the Power Miners Mine Mech.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Lego and G.I.Joe news alert post

Every once in a while, I miss some news about Legos and G.I.Joes. This post is for situations like that. If you ever find some news about Lego Agents, Combat Heroes, Sigma 6, 8" G.I. Joe figures, or any other news you think I missed, then leave a comment on this post and I'll get the message. (Not to mention, you'll get credit for it!) Anyway, thanks.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Looking back and looking forward

Well, out with the old, in with the new. Another year gone by. AND WHAT A YEAR IT WAS! The beginning of the year was pretty dull for me. No new product. Until the Agents came! Agents is the series I've waiting for! (7 years!) Then the Combat Heroes. I know a lot (if not all) of my readers are Lego fans, but I love the G.I.Joe Combat Heroes. (You gotta remember that this blog was started for G.I.Joe Sigma 6 toys.) Anyway I love Hasbro's new take on G.I.Joe.

Now looking at '09. When I saw the Power Miners and realized that there wouldn't be any Agents sets in the first half of '09, I got worried. But now I'm worried that I won't have the money for them! There are rumors of G.I.Joe 8" figures and I'm sure there will be Combat Heroes.

Ladies and gentlemen, Lego and G.I.Joe fans, and everybody I missed, buckle your seat belts, 'cause it gonna be one ton of a ride.

Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Lego Agents Mission 4: Speedboat Rescue review

Originally, when I saw this set, I didn't care for it. It seemed kinda classic. (You know, boy rescues girl from man-eating (or woman-eating) whatever.) Really, the only reasons I bought it were...
1. I want to support the Agents line so Lego will keep making them.
2. I wanted the sharks and mini-sub pod.
Boy I'm glad those two reasons pushed me to grab this set! The set is very nice, read on to find out why!

The mini-figures are Chase, Trace, and Break Jaw. Chase and Trace were covered in this review, while Break Jaw was reviewed in another review. Chase comes with a pistol and doesn't have a reversible head. :( Break Jaw is supplied with a radio.

The sharks have a flick fire missile launcher and a laser ray cannon.

The sharks look better with out the battle guns. They are very nice pieces. Two thumbs up, Lego!

Oh buoy! The buoy works for the set, but it's kinda a useless piece otherwise.

Now for the buoy's big feature! You push the button on the back of the buoy...(Drum roll, please!)

...and boom! The side of the buoy explodes and the little boat comes out! Yippee. Seriously, the boat is much better than the the one in Mission 2. Not a big feature, but if that had been on the Jack Stone set when I was 7, that would have the coolest thing at that time. So it's good for the Little kids. My brother, who's 10, thinks it's one of the best features on a Lego set.

When pictures were first shown of the Agents sets, I didn't like the looks of the speedboat, it self. Boy, the speedboat is awesome! The design looks so much better in person! It has a flick-fire missile, a net-launcher, and a harpoon.
The harpoon has something special. It has a neat gadget to reel the line back in. Place the line on the red plate...

Then push the wheel down onto the line and turn the knob and reel in the line.
To detach the mini-sub pod, push the light down and...

Believe it or not, it always pops out and slides out from the speedboat automatically. I figured that it would just loose the hook it's attached to, and you'd have to remove it manually.

As I said, I liked the pod and still do. It reminds me of the Sigma 6 Ghost Shark's pod. Come to think of it, the Ghost Shark was a speedboat!

Inside shot. Just your typical computer piece, nothing new.
Two instruction manuals, one for the minifigs, sharks, and the buoy, the other for the speedboat and mini-sub.

A picture of the box.

Comic strip. I'm not sure, but I think David White may have done the work for these. (Correct me, if I'm wrong.)

Something I note on this set is the fact that it's Chase who saves Trace in this set. On the Lego Message Boards, there is a Agents game that I play. If a teammate gets caught by Inferno in the game then I do all I can to save him/her because they are my teammate. My question. Is Lego hinting that Chase and Trace are in love? Or is Chase simply rescuing her because she's a team mate? On the Mission X game on the Agents site, It plays, um, romantic music during the intro. Don't ask me, I just write these reviews and fanfics. You'll have to figure it out Yourself.
Final Stats
Playability: 4 out of 5
Value for money: 3 of 5
Overall: 4 of 5

I have the money for Mission 3, but considering it's after Christmas, I haven't found the set yet. Next I'll try to review Mission 5 and then 7. Finally, I bought the Power Miners Mine Mech. I'll review it too.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.