Monday, May 21, 2018

Purity: Arcade Classics Centipede Review

There are three of these Arcade Classics sets from "The Bridge Direct".  The only real reference to them to be found online is a Youtube video.

Box I paid $9.99 at Toys'R'Us for a $0.06 Price per Piece.



Instructions.









Parts 1.  Those 1x1-1x1 Brackets are neat, as are the 1x1 Round Bricks w/Studs on side.  Let's not forget the Minifig Hand-like Bar Clips.




Parts 2.  Plenty of Slopes, Plates, and Bricks.  Minifig Shields are nice.




Parts 3.  Slopes, Clip Plates, and Bar Plates




Build.  Two Soldier Frames, two
Stations, and a 1 Hit piece of Cover.

The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away? Yes. (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? Below. (+5) (The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away? Yes. (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts? Yes. (+5)
Score: +20 (A+).  This makes a great starter set.

Oh, by the way, this is my 1,000th post.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Review: Gundam Converge G Parts (Hrududu)

Let's finish out Gundam Converge week with the six item in the set and a rare Saturday post.  Apparently this kit is a fighter and also parts expansion set for the Gundam Hazel.  Which makes it fairly interesting.  This kit is part of a sealed set of Vol.19 of Gundam Converge I picked up at H Mart.  I paid $64.99 for the entire set.

Box.  MSRP was $6.49 at H Mart.


Parts.  That little thing at the
bottom is a piece of candy.








Disassembled.  The little antenna on the tips of the wings can be removed too and, they could be Spotting.  the wings could be either Movement or Defense.  The nosecone could be either Melee, Direct Fire, Defense, or Spotting.


Assembled.






Size Comparison.



This is the combination of the
G Parts and the Hazel Custom.
The Questions:
Is it below, at, or above $10 per Frame?  Below.  (+5)

Is it a good size to use in a game?  Yes.  In between a Chub and a Classic.  (+5)
How many parts does it have to represent systems?  Four.  (+5)
Does it have enough parts you can remove to represent White Dice damage?  No.  (-5)
Score: +10 (A-).  This might actually make a good ship for a game of Intercept Orbit.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Review: Gundam Converge TR-1 (Hazel Custom) Blue

This is day 5 of Gundam Converge week.  This is a re-color of the kit I reviewed yesterday.  This kit is part of a sealed set of Vol.19 of Gundam Converge I picked up at H Mart.  I paid $64.99 for the entire set.

Box.  MSRP was $6.49 at H Mart.


Parts.  That little thing at the
bottom is a piece of candy.







Disassembled.  Something I discovered with this one is the feet come off.  The gun can be Direct Fire or Spotting.  The shield can be Defense.  Backpack one can be Movement.  Backpack two can be Defense or Spotting.  The head can be Defense or Spotting.  The arms can be removed for White die damage.

Assembled.  Like the other version,
it has trouble standing up.






Size Comparison.

The Questions:
Is it below, at, or above $10 per Frame?  Below.  (+5)

Is it a good size to use in a game?  Yes.  In between a Chub and a Classic.  (+5)
How many parts does it have to represent systems?  Four.  (+5)
Does it have enough parts you can remove to represent White Dice damage?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +20 (A+).  Same verdict as the White one.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Review: Gundam Converge TR-1 (Hazel Custom) White

This is day 4 of Gundam Converge week.  This kit is part of a sealed set of Vol.19 of Gundam Converge I picked up at H Mart.  I paid $64.99 for the entire set.

Box.  MSRP was $6.49 at H Mart.


Parts.  That little thing at the
bottom is a piece of candy.







Disassembled.  The gun can be Direct Fire or Spotting.  The shield can be Defense.  Backpack one can be Movement.  Backpack two can be Defense or Spotting.  The head can be Defense or Spotting.  The arms can be removed for White die damage.



Assembled.  It's a little unstable standing on its own.  This may be a problem later in the game it it has taken damage.


Size Comparison.

The Questions:
Is it below, at, or above $10 per Frame?  Below.  (+5)
Is it a good size to use in a game?  Yes.  In between a Chub and a Classic.  (+5)
How many parts does it have to represent systems?  Four.  (+5)
Does it have enough parts you can remove to represent White Dice damage?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +20 (A+).  Pretty good except for the trouble standing part..

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Review: Gundam Converge V-2 Assault Gundam

This is day 3 of Gundam Converge week.  This kit is part of a sealed set of Vol.19 of Gundam Converge I picked up at H Mart.  I paid $64.99 for the entire set.

Box.  MSRP was $6.49 at H Mart.


Parts.  That little thing at the
bottom is a piece of candy.








Disassembled.  The gun could be Direct Fire or Artillery.  The back vanes can be Defense, Movement, or Spotting.  The shield can be Defense.  The head can be Defense or Spotting.  The arms can be removed for White die damage.



Assembled.





Size Comparison.

The Questions:
Is it below, at, or above $10 per Frame?  Below.  (+5)

Is it a good size to use in a game?  Yes.  In between a Chub and a Classic.  (+5)
How many parts does it have to represent systems?  Four.  (+5)
Does it have enough parts you can remove to represent White Dice damage?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +20 (A+).  This one is a solid choice.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Review: Gundam Converge Guntank Early Type

Did I mention I was doing a Gundam Converge week?  I'm doing a Gundam Converge week.  This is day 2.  This kit is part of a sealed set of Vol.19 of Gundam Converge I picked up at H Mart.  I paid $64.99 for the entire set.

Box.  MSRP was $6.49 at H Mart.


Parts.  That little thing at the
bottom is a piece of candy.







Disassembled.  the cannons can be Direct Fire, or Artillery,
or even Spotting.  The head can be Defense or Spotting.
The arms can be removed for White die damage.


Assembled.








Size Comparison.

The Questions:
Is it below, at, or above $10 per Frame?  Below.  (+5)

Is it a good size to use in a game?  Yes.  It's a little smaller than a Classic.  (+5)
How many parts does it have to represent systems?  Three.  (0)
Does it have enough parts you can remove to represent White Dice damage?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +15 (A).  Not a bad score and a nice change of pace in terms of looks.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: Gundam Converge G Self

This is part of a sealed set of Vol.19 of Gundam Converge I picked up at H Mart.  I paid $64.99 for the entire set.

Box.  MSRP was $6.49 at H Mart.


Parts.  That little thing at the
bottom is a piece of candy.








Disassembled.  I can see this as a Soldier loadout.  Gun as Direct Fire, shield as Defense, backpack as Movement, and antenna as Spotting.  The arms can be removed for White die damage.

Assembled.






Size Comparison.

The Questions:
Is it below, at, or above $10 per Frame?  Below.  (+5)

Is it a good size to use in a game?  Yes.  In between a Chub and a Classic.  (+5)
How many parts does it have to represent systems?  Four.  (+5)
Does it have enough parts you can remove to represent White Dice damage?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +20 (A+).  A nice looking mecha and a good Frame for a game.