Set Review Rebuttal: 20012 Click
Sunday, October 11th, 2009 at 7:43pm by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
A couple weeks ago, BZPower Global Moderator Toaraga shared his thoughts on Click. Today Reference Keeper LewaLew takes his own look at this little beetle of a set. If you're interested in a second opinion, read on!
A couple things about Rebuttals and how they work:
- Rebuttals will be posted within one month of the original review's posting date.
- The rebuttal format will have the same sections as the normal review.
- If the person doing the rebuttal has no disagreements on a particular section of the review, that section will be excluded.
- The final section, instead of having 'Pros' and 'Cons' will be called 'Why I Agree' and 'Why I Disagree,' directed at the original review.
- Pictures are not required, but can be used if desired.
- Only one rebuttal will be done per set.
A final note, taken from the Talkback of our first Rebuttal:
The point of a BZPower Set Review (I'm not talking about any other type of review anywhere else) is this: The review is designed to inform members about the set, what it does, how it's made, what it looks like, how many new parts there are, and other facts about the set. In addition, it is a space for the reviewer to share their thoughts and opinions on the set, what parts they liked about it, what parts they didn't like about it, and their overall feeling as to whether or not it is a good set to buy. This last part is JUST AN OPINION and is not a fact, nor does it mean everyone else on BZPower should agree with them. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to share their own opinions about a set in the review Talkback and also in the member set reviews in the Sets forum.
A BZPower Set Review Rebuttal looks at just the opinion part of that review and notes where the second reviewer's thoughts differ. It is not meant to be a full-fledged set review. The goal of a rebuttal is to give a second and separate review from a different perspective.
All right, once again, in the spirit of 'I reject your review and substitute my own', we have another rebuttal. I apologize for the shortness of this rebuttal, but you can't have a nice, long rebuttal without a nice, long review; and you can't have one of those if you don't have a nice big set. Click is not one of those sets. But that's not what I'm here for.
From the design of the box to the instruction manual, these are the first things you see before building the set.
To begin, I very much like the packaging. The cliffs and the sunset, after all, are much more interesting than the Glatorian Legends' Rock Tribe symbol backgrounds. Secondly, I don't think he appears to be very big at all. The background is slightly blurred, to imply distance, and so it appears that you are simply zoomed in on Click. Which is perfectly understandable, seeing as he's the set and all.
Now that the set is complete, we can critique how it looks from every angle. New or interesting pieces can also be examined here.
While I agree with Toaraga on the fact that the image of Click on the packaging does not look much like a beetle, I don't think it is the packaging's fault. To me, the set itself appears to be a quadruped robot-thing with Click's head attached. I also have a problem with the fact that he looks nothing like he did in the comics or movie. For instance, he replaces the third pair of legs with a pair of claws, and uses pointed Bohrok eyes in place of something more like the rounded Barakki eyes. But all in all, he's still a good set for being so small. After all, it could have been something like the Klakk set, last year's Brickmaster exclusive*.
The other half of the fun is in playing with the set. How well does the set function and is it enjoyable to play with?
While posing with Click is a pain, it's not because of front-heaviness. The only limitation is that each of his extremities bear only one point of articulation each, making him very stiff. That still does not prevent me from posing him, and I often enjoy putting him is one of his poses from The Legend Reborn when he screeches/clicks at Ackar.
Once it's all said and done, how does the set stack up? Should I get it?
Why I Agree
What aspects of the original review did you agree with?
- Click does have a very basic design.
- New T-shaped Technic beam is pretty cool.
- Posing is difficult.
- Free with a BrickMaster, which is awesome.
Why I Disagree
What aspects of the original review did you disagree with?
- The packaging's main image is set up very nicely, and Click looks no bigger than the background.
- The set looks nothing like a beetle, in both the packaging and the set.
- Posing is not limited by top-heaviness.
In conclusion, I must agree with Toaraga in that the set is only worth getting if you're a collector or can get it without buying the BrickMaster just to get Click.
*Exclusivity applies to US release, as other countries handle the product differently.
That concludes our second look at Click, hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to thank LewaLew in the Talkback. As always, keep checking back for more reviews and the latest Bionicle news.
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