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Set Review: 9556 Bytar


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Oct 09 2012 - 05:40 PM

Posted ImageToday we've got a review of a teeny-tiny set, <a href="http://amzn.to/QNnUte" target="offsite">9556 Bytar</a>. Blog Assistant Bfahome managed to find the time to look at this behemoth. To see if you have the Spinjitzu skills to take Bytar down, read on!View the full article
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Posted Oct 09 2012 - 08:12 PM

Its an interesting booster pack. But I wonder why they didn't include the height includer piece. Was it because the short character wouldn't be as well attached to the spinner?
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Posted Oct 09 2012 - 08:39 PM

I'm surprised you didn't talk more about the purple. It's the cheapest set where you can get those crescent blades in purple. Also, I would have liked to see more writing. I understand that it's a small, minifig centered set, but I would've liked to see some more wisecracks and puns, maybe even more silly images.

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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 03:33 AM

Cool impulse set? I'm not so much interested in the game as I am in the minifig. It looks like it's worth the price, though.
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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 03:57 AM

That's rather small and tiny. Why no bendy legs?Also if that Nuhvok is his mother...
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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 08:59 AM

Its an interesting booster pack. But I wonder why they didn't include the height includer piece. Was it because the short character wouldn't be as well attached to the spinner?

The height includer piece has been absent from every set it was supposed to be in this year. It was originally going to be in Bytar, the Weapon Pack/Tool Set, Lloyd Garmadon, and even the Sopwith Camel, but every set it was pictured in has seen it removed or replaced. I have no idea why. Perhaps it was perceived as an unfair advantage or disadvantage in the Ninjago spinner game, and since that was its primary function it was never put into wide production. In any case, the figs with short legs work somewhat poorly without it, since their feet don't "lock" into the spinner the same way, so they're only held in by the space between their legs and gravity.

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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 01:34 PM

I guess this is an interesting set. The minifig isn't my favorite though.But still, thanks for reviewing the set!
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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 02:09 PM

Its an interesting booster pack. But I wonder why they didn't include the height includer piece. Was it because the short character wouldn't be as well attached to the spinner?

The height includer piece has been absent from every set it was supposed to be in this year. It was originally going to be in Bytar, the Weapon Pack/Tool Set, Lloyd Garmadon, and even the Sopwith Camel, but every set it was pictured in has seen it removed or replaced. I have no idea why. Perhaps it was perceived as an unfair advantage or disadvantage in the Ninjago spinner game, and since that was its primary function it was never put into wide production. In any case, the figs with short legs work somewhat poorly without it, since their feet don't "lock" into the spinner the same way, so they're only held in by the space between their legs and gravity.

What piece are you talking about?

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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 02:16 PM

Its an interesting booster pack. But I wonder why they didn't include the height includer piece. Was it because the short character wouldn't be as well attached to the spinner?

The height includer piece has been absent from every set it was supposed to be in this year. It was originally going to be in Bytar, the Weapon Pack/Tool Set, Lloyd Garmadon, and even the Sopwith Camel, but every set it was pictured in has seen it removed or replaced. I have no idea why. Perhaps it was perceived as an unfair advantage or disadvantage in the Ninjago spinner game, and since that was its primary function it was never put into wide production. In any case, the figs with short legs work somewhat poorly without it, since their feet don't "lock" into the spinner the same way, so they're only held in by the space between their legs and gravity.

What piece are you talking about?

Sorry, my wording was problematic. Basically, it's a platform-type piece that locks into the spinner so that minifigs with shorter legs can stand on it.Here it is shown in the Lloyd Garmadon booster pack, even though it never appeared in the finalized set. It's the orange piece on the left. It was supposed to also appear in orange in Bytar and the Weapon Pack, and in black in the Sopwith Camel. But it never showed up in any of them.

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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 02:39 PM

For just $1 more than a collecible minifig, this is definitely a good value- that is, if you like the fig, which I'm kind of on the fence about for this one. It's a cool headpiece, but not very useful to me. Those chains a purple pieces might make it worth it, though.
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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 02:42 PM

Its an interesting booster pack. But I wonder why they didn't include the height includer piece. Was it because the short character wouldn't be as well attached to the spinner?

The height includer piece has been absent from every set it was supposed to be in this year. It was originally going to be in Bytar, the Weapon Pack/Tool Set, Lloyd Garmadon, and even the Sopwith Camel, but every set it was pictured in has seen it removed or replaced. I have no idea why. Perhaps it was perceived as an unfair advantage or disadvantage in the Ninjago spinner game, and since that was its primary function it was never put into wide production. In any case, the figs with short legs work somewhat poorly without it, since their feet don't "lock" into the spinner the same way, so they're only held in by the space between their legs and gravity.

What piece are you talking about?

Sorry, my wording was problematic. Basically, it's a platform-type piece that locks into the spinner so that minifigs with shorter legs can stand on it.Here it is shown in the Lloyd Garmadon booster pack, even though it never appeared in the finalized set. It's the orange piece on the left. It was supposed to also appear in orange in Bytar and the Weapon Pack, and in black in the Sopwith Camel. But it never showed up in any of them.

Oh yeah, I've never seen that before.Makes sense that it wouldn't be included though, since it looks like you could just knock the figure off the studs instead of out of the clips.

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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 04:01 PM

Cool impulse set? I'm not so much interested in the game as I am in the minifig. It looks like it's worth the price, though.

It's actually not an impulse set. ;)

Why no bendy legs?

From The Ninjago Wiki: "The Constrictai tend to be heavily built and often overweight. All known members sans Skalidor appear to be much shorter than the average Serpentine in other tribe. They have immense strength, which they use to their advantage by choking their opponents."Yeah... I cried when I saw this review... Because I have the set and the photos for a Ninjago Wiki review, but haven't written it yet. ;_;Well, good review. Most everything is what I'd've said about the set as well, except I'd add the fact that this set is a very easy way to get purple.My favorite part of this set however has got to be the Bytar minifig. He's just... so... cute. c:

Edited by Meiko, Oct 10 2012 - 04:05 PM.

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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 05:27 PM

Wait. A booster pack review? Anyways, I really like the parts he comes with. I just don't like how his legs can't move. Also, I see what Bfahome did with the last picture :P.
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