Author Topic: 70073 Movie prison cart thoughts  (Read 695 times)

Offline Klickteryx

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70073 Movie prison cart thoughts
« on: August 11, 2019, 07:45:39 »
Not a review, don't have a decent camera at the moment to take pictures but thought I'd make some comments on it.

Off the bat it's plain weird. Prison cart as a trailer being towed by a chariot, all with scythed wheels.
Cart has a man-catcher on top and this Movie stuff seems to be similar to Super4 in that technology carried over from one world into the other.

The man-catcher is powered by some machine. There is a computer screen (sticker) behind the step at the back and the cart has two black cables which attach underneath. Don't loop these like the instructions suggest as they drag along the ground which is a bad look. There are slots underneath which they can be pushed into which tidies things up a bit. Also the grey control device, which is that techy looking grey accessory, can plug into one of the black cables. Why this isn't shown in the instructions or box art I don't know because it seems made for this purpose. The grey device once connected to a cable can be neatly clicked into one of the four clips on the side of the cart.

The other odd thing is the missile thrower mounted on the side of the cart.

On the other hand there are some parts in this set and the figures are excellent. The prison box looks to be similar size to the treasure box so would make a nice upgrade to an existing cart. The system x connectors allow for something better to be attached like the rings/door knocker things which hang from castles. I'd replace the missile thrower with a ring and the man-catcher on top with a hand hold (like the connection point of the missile thrower) but flames or something else could work too.

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Re: 70073 Movie prison cart thoughts
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2019, 22:15:22 »
I got the set too.

Off the bat it's plain weird.

I agree. These are the parts/figures that I decided to keep:



These two pirates are indeed great (not so much the third, though) and you just cannot go wrong with a chariot. Its colour scheme is really nice and matches the MOVIE Figures 1 (70069) Roman guy:



A really nice detail is the emblem, with a stylised portrait of Emperor Maximus:



All in all I'm quite pleased.

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Re: 70073 Movie prison cart thoughts
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2019, 07:46:44 »
A really nice detail is the emblem, with a stylised portrait of Emperor Maximus:



That, together with the color scheme, has got to be the best part of it! Now we just need to figure out how to harness ten horses to the chariot, in true emperor Nero style.