Review: 70107 Skunk Attack
I just happened to be passing today when I saw the new Speedorz sets on display, among them 70107 Skunk Attack. I'm not much of a fan of the Speedorz, but purely so that I could review it for you, I picked up one.
The main reason for buying the set (since actually playing with the Speedor is downright near impossible) is to get hold of the skunk, which is unlikely to feature in another set any time soon.
Read on to see if he's any good...
Like all Legends of Chima figures, he consists of normal minifigure parts, and an animal head that fits like a helmet over the minifig head. He has a somewhat gormless grin. The back of the head is much the same apart from his eyes which are half-closed.
A skunk wouldn't be a skunk without a tail. Tails have appeared on several collectable minifigs (e.g. the dino-man) but none quite like this. It's mounted to the fig at the neck and from an angle, looks pretty good.
Unfortunately, from the side it looks less impressive: there's a huge gap between it and his backside which is a shame, and I can't really think why it's been made like that unless it was due to a restriction placed on the part by the design of the mould. I guess you could try and bend the bracket to move it closer but I didn't try that. As you can see it's a 'black-and-white-swirly' colour.
The rest of the set is (to me at least) largely inconsequential. I believe the aim of this mini-game is to launch the Speedor over the ramp and hit the target on the well-designed wolf's head, which causes its mouth to open and the ball to roll out.
Here's everything in the set:
So, was it worth the £10 I paid to get the skunk? Other than because it's enabled me to review it for you, not really. The skunk is okay, his head is certainly cute, and the tail quite ingenious, but the gap between it and his backside ruins it for me.
I'd have been better off spending my money on a proper set and waiting for this to go on sale, which it surely will in 3 months' time when the next batch of Speedorz appears on the shelves.
One for Chima completist only...