Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mixel Series 1: Electroids Review for MF0

The last of the Series one Mixels but certainly not the last of the Mixels! Let's Light Em Up! Introducing...

Teslo

The Bag
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

I built a tiny frame that might be more for 4p and of course you could just field the Mixel. +5

Parts 1
Parts 2
Parts 3
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part

$4.99 / 54 = $0.09 putting just under the ratio for +5 points!

The Frame - I am going to Taze a B!TCH
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If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?

Yes, some good and common used parts along with some interesting parts. +5 points.

The Set and Friends
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Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts? 

The whole bag? +5 points

Total: Our first Electroid is a A+ set with a few interesting parts to play with. I don't care to much for whole as a dominating color but is great for accenting. Let's Keep this Chain Lighting going with...

Volectro

The Bag
What is up with some of these names?

The Frame - I am Rather Proud of this one
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

Yes, I made this cute little guy, HI! +5 points!

Parts 1
Parts 2
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?

$4.99 / 70 = $0.07 Wow, even lower then the last one! +5 points

The Set and Friends
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?

What do you think? I think yes for +5 points!

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Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

Another bag of Goodness! +5 points

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Total: Another A+ baby! Can we keep this trend going to the next Electroid...

Zaptor

The Bag
Can you build some sort of creation right away? 

Made another tazing frame! +5 points!

Frame build
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Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?

$4.99 / 61 = $0.08 per parts! Another under the ratio for +5 points!!

Parts 1
Parts 2
Parts 3
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?

Everyone, just nod yes by now. +5 points

Set ---Tall Glass of Water...
 Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

But of course but of course! +5 points.

Total!!: OH MY GOD! Another A+ set from the Electroids! Jeez Weez...to bad they are yellow...

but let's take this to the MAX!

What you doing?
And here is some cards...




Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mixel Series 1: Cragsters Review for MF0

Next up the Cragsters! I try to have fun when making this reviews and I hope that comes across. That fun I think is a bit on showcase with this review. I had some hopes to maybe make 'astroid ships' from this sets but didn't really work out. Maybe I should ask for some help from the Hanger? Anyways, let's get to it. First up is...

Krader

The Bag
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

I sort of got a creepy simple frame out of it but I like it! +5 Points



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Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part

$4.99/66= $0.08 per part making this under the ratio for +5



Parts 1

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If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?

Absolutely it does! +5 points



Parts 3

Parts 4


Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

Also going to say yes to this one for +5 points!



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Total: Good start with an A+ set. Now to have some fun.


Frames and Friends
Set and Friends


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Seismo

The Bag
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

I got cool looking frame and neat spaceship but the ship is more of a HVA then a frigate or a capital ship. 5+ earned!



Pincher Frame Side By Side
Fin Ship Side by Side
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part

$4.99/50= $0.10 per parts (rounding up) makes this right on the Golden Ratio for +0 points which is better then losing points!



Parts 1
Parts 2
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?

Absolutely, I built a frame and a spaceship! +5 points



Well, you are a tall glass of water!
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

This one seems a bit tighter in parts but still makes the cut at +5



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Total: This set is an A, just short of earning it's + status but not a surprise showing from a mixel set though.


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Shuff


The Bag
Well, in the middle of doing Shuff's photo taking and building I had to stop and put everything away. Somehow I have misplaced this Mixel and have no build/photos of Shuff the set. Also, I was not able to build the Cragster MAX either but you can check out that Max here.

Frame Build, I like the legs!
Can you build some sort of creation right away?

Again I got a Frame and a spaceship (some what on the fragile side) build from this set. I like the frame and it's legs specifically, even though it turned out differently then my intention. +5 points.

Spaceship!
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part

$4.99/ 51 = $0.10 per part, another Cragster breaking off evenly for +0 points!

Parts 1
Parts 2
Parts 3
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?

When you can build a frame, this answer is usually yes. This set is no different for +5

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Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

Good amount of useful parts, I think over all it has more frame parts then the other Cragster bags. +5 points

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Total: And the Last set for the Cragsters is another A set which isn't bad at all! 




Final Thoughts: We have a lot of good parts with none of the sets going below the ratio but not a lot of exciting colors so some might frown on that. I like me some grey so all good for me!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mixel Series 1: Infernites Review for MF0

So, this is sort of a late review as everyone knows Mixels are awesome for MF0 but I have a thing about reviewing all that I buy so maybe this can be a start of me catching up? Also going to do some things different with the Mixels so let's get started with the Infernites!

Flain
The Bag
Can you build some sort of creation right away? 

I got both a spaceship and a frame but the ship is a modification of this guys head build honestly. +5 points The frame is sort of a hover legs idea.




Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.

$4.99/58 = $0.09 making this set under! +5



Parts 1
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away? 

Absolutely, a lot of good stuff here I think. +5 points.



The Set w/ Friends
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

One way or another I think the entire back is just about useful one way or another...except maybe the eyes. +5 points!

Spaceship!
Total: So we have an A+ Set but this is no surprise! Of course instead of building a frame, one could just field Flain as is, maybe given a 'Fiery Aura' for defense and put something in their hands for a weapon?

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Vulk

The Bag
Can you build some sort of creation right away? 

Again I got a frame and a ship out of this set (not at the same time). The ship is sort of small but I still like it while the frame is just a modification of the Mixel set it self but still counts! +5 points



You want some of THIS?!
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.

$4.99/69 = $0.07 is under the ratio and even better deal!! +5 points



Parts 1
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?

Of course it does. +5 points.

Parts 2
 Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

Absolutely, even a few harder to find ones. +5 points.



The Set and Comparison


Total: As most of us already no, the Mixels are gold so no surprise I am handing out another A+. Of course again one could try fielding this guy instead of a building a frame.

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Zorch


Can you build some sort of creation right away?

Again, another spaceship and a frame modded from the original Mixel set design. +5 points. Of course you could just use it as is but I would remove the flames, there a bit much in taking up space.



Frame and Friends
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part

$4.99/46 = $0.11 per part. Wow, this makes this set the black sheep of the Infernites giving us a -10 for going over ratio but only by a penny!



The Ship
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?

A lot of pieces and rather standard now can be found in this set. +5



Parts 1
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

But of Course it does! +5 points!



Set and Friends!
Total: B+ set, going over the ratio is harsh business but still a + set!


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MAX!!!!!


Web Instructions to Combine all 3 Sets. Too big for 7p...


Final Thoughts: Series 1 Mixels of the Infernites clan are a great buy for getting started in building frames or needing to expand your collection of red parts for adding color to frames but avoid Zorch unless he has something in their pack that you already don't have.