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Set Review: 44002 Rocka


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jan 03 2013 - 10:00 PM

Posted Image It's time to start off the new year with some new reviews! Forum Mentor Gatanui picked up some of the 2013 Hero Factory sets, and today has decided to share his thoughts on 44002 Rocka, the upgraded version of the character from past years. Will he help you hold back the brain attack? Read on to find out. http://www.bzpower.com/story.php?ID=5904]View the full article[/url]


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 12:52 AM

Thanks for the review. Rocka looks great in the set pictures but the actual set itself... eh... not so much. He feels very underwhelming compared to the other sets.
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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 01:09 AM

Delightful set review. I'm definately getting this set. Mainly for those 3m shells. Though I wish he had two of the trans apple green 3m shells.


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 02:53 AM

[font="'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"][color=#ff0000;]Looks like a great set! I've always loved that pearl gold.[/color][/font]


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 04:12 AM

That megablocking Amazon link? Why is it even there????? >:(Anyway, are you doing Scarox's review still? Because unless I buy the whole wave or Scarox is good, I won't get Rocka.
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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 05:47 AM

That megablocking Amazon link? Why is it even there????? > :(

BZPower is not free to run. If you use the links in our reviews and buy from Amazon, we get a portion of the sale which goes to help support the site.

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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 05:49 AM

The shield makes me think of the old Kopaka sets.  That alone is enough to make me want to get him.  The gold and torso armor design are just extras.  ^^


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 07:50 AM

He looks okay, but sorta plain


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 09:01 AM

That megablocking Amazon link? Why is it even there????? > :(Anyway, are you doing Scarox's review still? Because unless I buy the whole wave or Scarox is good, I won't get Rocka.

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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 09:48 AM

I'm quite fond of Rocka. He's got a great, simple design that I think really exemplifies the basic qualities that define this wave's sets. His color scheme is well-organized, his weapons look cool (his shield isn't as plain as Bulk's, thankfully), and his helmet evokes the look of his Breakout helmet quite nicely.

 

The new head is a bit of an enigma, and I look forward to seeing photos of it with various masks/helmets. Overall I'm going to miss the Glatorian head, but I'm not going to miss its fragile Y-joint, and I recognize how the new head may turn out more versatile in the long run.

 

The back is a bit disappointing, but I can see how it would have been hard to do anything bulkier or more elaborate at this price point. It shouldn't be too difficult to mod, either. Still, I do hope that someday there is an ideal solution to the empty-back problem, since many of the techniques we've seen in sets seem rudimentary at best.


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 09:52 AM

Thanks for the review. I'm considering one of this new wave for scrap pieces, so I am looking forward to the opinions on the rest of the wave.

 

As to the "put it on your back" function, the Toa Nuva (2003 for the new people) put their tools on their backs in the bohrok-kal animations. I think that Tahu and Kopaka did in the MNOLG also. So did the McToran and... I've made my point.


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 11:38 AM

Rocka looks pretty good. Just wish he didn't have a piece sticking put of his back.


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 12:46 PM

He's not much exciting in my opinion, but he's okay. I always loved the shield-sword combo, so I really liked that part of him. I have to agree about that red piece, it's kinda odd. At least, they tried... :P


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 02:31 PM

That neck kind of ticks me off. But overall it's an above average set to me. Thanks for the review, Gata, well-written as always!


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 02:52 PM

Nice review, Gata. :D


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 04:25 PM

He looks pretty good. Can't wait for him and the rest of his wave to arrive here.
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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 04:34 PM

Wow.  That back is pretty spectacularly awkward.  Having that red piece always there is just strange.

 

Fantastic set, though.  For some reason I love the shield.  Something about the big, round, shiny simplicity of it.  That head is also a must-have.


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 05:16 PM

Love the review Gata! :D

 

 

[font="'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"][color=#ff0000;]Looks like a great set! I've always loved that pearl gold.[/color][/font]

 

 

Same here! The shade is actually called "warm gold" though.


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 06:07 PM

This set looks really cool. I like the weapons that it has and its color scheme too.

 

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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 06:11 PM

That megablocking Amazon link? Why is it even there????? > :(

BZPower is not free to run. If you use the links in our reviews and buy from Amazon, we get a portion of the sale which goes to help support the site.
Why don't you make an Amazon button next to the talkback and read more?

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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 06:56 PM

> There could have been more clever ways to fix it, though I'm not sure the price point would have allowed it.a 2.0 hero foot, two black friction pins, and a ball joint. would cause the shield to jut out from the back a little more and be raised a couple spaces, but it would be balanced by the overall filled out back.anyway dude i am so super pumped to get one of those new heads yo! they kinda remind me of the inika heads except like 2380573057% betteralso, only semi-related, those new brains kinda remind me of the kraata, which makes me even more excited for this new wave :wub:
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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 07:22 PM

Why don't you make an Amazon button next to the talkback and read more?

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That would be more work and, in my opinion, more obtrusive.

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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 07:25 PM

I'm going to try to grab at least one of the heroes for the new head, chest and overall cool new stuff they contain. Probably Rocca for his shiny goldness.


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Posted Jan 04 2013 - 10:12 PM

Too bad the plug in the front isnt a little lower. It would be perfect for Kanohi.Those villains' heads look like they attach in the fron though. They'd make good Makutas' masks.


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Posted Jan 13 2013 - 07:09 PM

Yep. Have Him. Overall, He is a nice set. I have an idea for the back. Attach a gunmetal Inika foot (Hewkii Inika) Around the shield connection piece. It works.


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Posted Jan 14 2013 - 04:49 AM

Great visor and helmet system, that shield and sword, still hate the empty back


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Posted Jan 20 2013 - 12:50 PM

Are the "Apple green" shells the same color as the ones on Toxic Reapa?


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Posted Jan 20 2013 - 01:43 PM

Are the "Apple green" shells the same color as the ones on Toxic Reapa?

No. They are Slightly Darker.


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