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Title: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Martin Milner on August 28, 2010, 20:11:03
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The 4842 Treasure Temple ($70 at TRU) is an updated version of the classic 3015 Jungle Temple, with a similar footprint and total height, though the 4842 base is much thicker, for reasons that are soon to become apparent.

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The set contains three human klickies and two "Temple Guardians". It is left to the imagination what these guardians are: "converted" humans, living statues, robots, stranded aliens, or whatever you desire. They do have human heads, but their masks conceal their features.

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After removal of the bagged pieces, there are five chunks that comprise the temple, and one big rock for the base. They are loose in the box, so a certain degree of rubbing and damage may occur. I really wish Playmobil would provide better internal packaging.

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My first thought on opening the box was "oh, no, system X connectors", but there were not too many, and the temple was quickly completed. The plants for stage dressing the temple are nice, with two trees growing their roots over the stones. This reminds me the Cambodian temple in the first Lara Croft movie.

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There is a generous helping of fauna included to keep our treasure hunters on their toes; four snakes, four scorpions, three huge spiders and a giant horned Chameleon (?). 

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From the back of the temple you can see three buttons that operate traps. The first trap is a gate that pops up in the doorway, the second a rockfall over the doorway (with five rocks to fall on the unwary), and the third is a huge trapdoor over an enclosed pit. A rope with three handgrips and two hooks is included, but the rope is twice as long as the illustration suggests. At first I was puzzled, but it seems this is to allow extra rope to hang outside the temple. 

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pop-up gate

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trapdoor over the (snake or scorpion infested?) pit

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In the base there is also a clip panel which hides another secret area, where one of the crystals can be stored.
Two further crystals are hidden under loose stones in the temple floor. The stones are irregular pentagons, so they only fit into their sockets one way round, which I found a little awkward.

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The central pair of guardians come with the temple, and the outer pair are the 4848 and 4849 sets. If the originals are lost, the 4848 and 4849 ones could be used to replace them.

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There are two wall niches to house the guardians, shaped to fit so they cannot be interchanged, One niche inside and this one is outside the temple. In my imagination these are docking and charging stations for the animated statue Guardians.

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The three victims adventurers ready to explore. All three have a diamond logo on their left sleeve, and there is the same logo on the baseball cap. There is a human skull, half an animal skeleton, and a couple of unidentified bones to demonstrate the foolishness of violating the temple.

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I immediately switched kits around, giving the lady the map and radio so she can co-ordinate the hunt, while the men with muscles for brains enter the temple with torches and weapons at the ready.



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Cynthia: This must be the place! Get in there boys and recover the crystals!

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Eric: I wonder what happens if I pull this rope?

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Ginger: Augh! Snakes in the pit! I hate snakes!

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Cynthia: Everything going all right boys?

Eric and Ginger (in  Chorus): Just a slight hitch...




I was hesitant at first to spend $70 on this set, especially as I already have a couple of the Jungle treasure sets, but there's a lot in it and a lot of play value with the traps, creepy crawlies and Temple Guardians. The hidey hole at the back of the base and the pit trap can be used to store all the loose pieces when not in use, so it is quick to put away.

The system X connectors hold the temple together securely and it can be picked up and moved with one hand, but unlike the clip system sets, it can also be broken down and put in the box again without fear of breaking anything.

I'm sure these Treasure Hunter sets have been inspired by the likes of Indiana Jones and Lara Croft movies and games, but there's still plenty of scope for a child's imagination to roam within this genre.

I'm not quite so keen on the odd-looking  vehicles from the other sets in this theme, but having seen the quality of this set I'm feeling more inclined to add them to my collection.
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: playmo1989 on August 28, 2010, 20:26:04
thanks for the review martin  :)  i really wanted to see how this set looks like exept from the box pictures , but to be really ohnest i don't really like it it's a little childish for me  ???
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Ronastoo on August 29, 2010, 00:48:00
Martin, great photos!

Now I want the temple.   ;D
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: skypurr on August 29, 2010, 01:04:33
Thanks for sharing this with us Martin, that was a great review.  :clap:
Your outdoor photo with the temple in the grass was wonderful.  :wow:
I can see that I will have to buy this set for Junior,
not sure I like the spiders though  :0 :0 :0

Elaine  :)
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Martin Milner on August 29, 2010, 01:28:37

...to be really honest I don't really like it it's a little childish for me  ???

 8} well I'm twice your age and it's not too childish for me, so I'm happy to be more in touch with my inner child! ;)

After doing the review my wife and I took her 81yo Grandmother to the playground park (my wife and I slid down the biggest slide), followed by a visit to an ice cream parlour (Cold Stone Creamery), dropping by TRU on the way home where I bought the remaining sets in the theme.

For my ten year old inner self that's like the best day ever!  :lol:
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Andy R on August 29, 2010, 01:49:13
Just to see the pics from the box, Id have been dead set against even looking at the set.
Dammit, now I gotta get one Oh well.
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: playmo1989 on August 29, 2010, 01:53:12
8} well I'm twice your age and it's not too childish for me, so I'm happy to be more in touch with my inner child! ;)

After doing the review my wife and I took her 81yo Grandmother to the playground park (my wife and I slid down the biggest slide), followed by a visit to an ice cream parlour (Cold Stone Creamery), dropping by TRU on the way home where I bought the remaining sets in the theme.

For my ten year old inner self that's like the best day ever!  :lol:

 
 :lol: :lol: :lol: depends if you like it ok , it has a lot playing options if you play  , as a building to put on display i woulden't buy it , couple of years ago they made an another one simular temple which was better i think  :)
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Martin Milner on August 29, 2010, 02:12:28

 
 :lol: :lol: :lol: depends if you like it ok, it has a lot playing options if you play, as a building to put on display I wouldn't buy it, couple of years ago they made an another one similar temple which was better I think  :)

The 3015 Temple which I referred to in the very first sentance?

I have that too and really like it. I was tempted to do a comparative review but didn't have time today. That may follow later.
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Heronimus on August 29, 2010, 03:04:11
Thanks for the review. The temple turns out better than I expected. The animals are very exotic, and the klickies look COOL!!!!
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Mina on August 29, 2010, 06:29:21
great!! thanks for this nice review :) I love the animals (the spider is greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat) :)

your "Snakes in the pit" reminds me of Indiana Jones in the pyramid... rolling eyes and saying: "of course, it had to be snakes"
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Gis on August 29, 2010, 06:38:45
Great review Martin!! The little story at the end was great.

And thanx for sharing your perfect day for your inner child *grin*
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Wolf Knight on August 29, 2010, 08:22:51
Great review Martin!!! It did not catch my eye either at first, but now seeing your review, I too want to play!!! Great set!!!
Good to see that love for adventure has not left playmobil!!!
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: WarriorOfToys on August 29, 2010, 14:18:04
What a brilliant Temple! :o
I am so buying it for my Space Theme!!! ;D
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: playmofire on August 29, 2010, 14:31:28
Excellent review, Martin, and a great new Playmobil product.  It should sell well.  It's not my theme but I can see the attractions of the set.  The overhanging tree roots are a nice touch of detail.  As for the outside picture, at first I thought Martin was showing us an actual jungle ruin for comparison purposes. 

That red shirt has attractions for a fire fighter uniform when not at incidents.  Hopefully, the logo can be removed easily.

Many thanks, Martin, for this review.   :wave:
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Elric on August 29, 2010, 15:42:06
Nice review Martin!  It looks great in the grass.
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Rasputin on August 29, 2010, 18:15:01
Hi

That was another great review Martin  :wow: This is on one of our boys Christmas lists so I will be sure to use this review at the appropriate time  ;)

Your "perfect" day sounds just like mine. A little fun, a little family, a little treat and to put the cherry on top a Playmobil set a year early  :cloud9:

Rasputin "The Mad Monk"
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: baden-wurttemberg on August 29, 2010, 18:16:34
Great review Martin! Thanks for the pics! Now I'm starting to like this set too!  ;D



Baden  :wave:
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Tiermann on August 30, 2010, 00:08:17
Great review Martin.

I've called the lizard a horned lizard for the purposes of identification at Animobil. I think it looks most like a Tuatara (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuatara) which isn't really a lizard. It seems to fit the look if not the colors.
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Lindama on August 30, 2010, 02:51:43
Fabulous review Martin! It seems that a great review, close up pics of the erected sets and a description of the quality makes us all change our minds about not liking a particular theme! My son would love this.
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Justindo on August 31, 2010, 03:24:38
Thanks for the review, Martin!  It's not currently my cup of tea, especially at $70, but I can see its appeal.
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Playmodschungel on August 31, 2010, 10:34:45
Great review, Martin! The set is really fantastic and might be part of my next diorama.
The lizard is a giant form of this one, I guess: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorny_Devil

Greetings Martina
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Giorginetto on August 31, 2010, 13:52:38
Now i had a thought , combining this temple with romans, egyptians and the african specials ( as they base) would look nice i think !!!! i think iam goinn aget one now !!!!!!!!!! :wave:
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: playmo1989 on August 31, 2010, 18:24:08
Now i had a thought , combining this temple with romans, egyptians and the african specials ( as they base) would look nice i think !!!! i think iam goinn aget one now !!!!!!!!!! :wave:

 
hmmmm... strange combination Giorginetto , i would fit it with pirates as i have done with the other temple 3015 from the jungle theme , how can you mix these themes  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Wolf Knight on August 31, 2010, 19:06:02

hmmmm... strange combination Giorginetto , i would fit it with pirates as i have done with the other temple 3015 from the jungle theme , how can you mix these themes  ??? ??? ???

Thats the magic of playmobil Alex!! I have something smilar in mind for a very big project....

Great idea George!!
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: playmo1989 on August 31, 2010, 19:37:19
Thats the magic of playmobil Alex!! I have something smilar in mind for a very big project....

Great idea George!!


what is going on with your castle project pano? you haven't found time on compleating it?
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Wolf Knight on August 31, 2010, 19:51:29


what is going on with your castle project pano? you haven't found time on compleating it?

Its on ice Alex... I try to find the energy to do something good but leaving home for work at 7.30 and coming back at 18.30 leaves me little energy to be creative... A second reason is, I do not have much space at home, not only to set up but to work as well, meaning to have everything spread out so that it will be easier to choose pieces and build....
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: playmo1989 on August 31, 2010, 20:14:53
Its on ice Alex... I try to find the energy to do something good but leaving home for work at 7.30 and coming back at 18.30 leaves me little energy to be creative... A second reason is, I do not have much space at home, not only to set up but to work as well, meaning to have everything spread out so that it will be easier to choose pieces and build....

 :( :( :( :( :( i understand ,  :!: :!: :!: set it up on your parent's house
Title: Re: 4842 Treasure Temple
Post by: Giorginetto on August 31, 2010, 20:15:59
Its on ice Alex...

same here with me projects and i have no kids yet !!!!! the fact that my playmos are in another city 70km away from myh daily home doesnt help..agggggrrr i would love to set some klickies right now actually, they are all far away !!!!