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Staff Review:

Selling to kids is a lot different than selling to adults. There's a limited window for that customer, where they are coming in and leaving the market. At the same time, there are new kids coming in right behind that customer, looking to pick up the hobby. That means that re-releasing a set every few years is trying to make sure that the new batch of kids can find something recognizable to purchase... and regardless of how we feel about those prequel movies or cartoons, they are more popular with kids than they were with the adults that grew up with the original movies. Of course, all of that being said... there has got to be some more popular stuff to release than Stumbles McSpiderwalker here, last seen in the 2013 set of the same name, 75016 Homing Spider Droid, which it feels like I just reviewed a couple of months...(read more)

User Comments:

  • MisterFubar writes:
    Pros: Size, it's huge if you are used to system scale sets.

    Cons: Nothing unless you were expecting something to scale with other sets.

    Comments: The amount of detail on the truck is amazing and the mechanism for dumping the container is simple but realistic and works very well. The minifigs have long disappeared into my general population but the truck still holds a spot on the shelf. It's a great looking set.

  • MrCRskater writes:
    Pros: Appearance, functions, and playability are all great

    Cons: Sick of stic-- wait, this set only has printed parts! Nevermind. . .

    Comments: This is a great set, even for $50. The build doesn't have even a hint of monotony, 3/4 figs are exclusive, the finished model looks awesome, play features are all excellent. The way the liftarms automatically open the top hatch is especially nifty. Plus, it makes a great parts pack full of hinges, tiles, and all that dark green.

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