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Name: 6897 Rebel Hunter
Year of Release: 1992
MSRP: $21.00 US
Theme: Space/Space Police II
Pieces: 140
Minifigures: 2

My set was purchased on Bricklink without a box.

Space Police II, the second iteration of Space Police, which arrived with its own set of criminals - Blacktron II. I'm sensing a severe lack of originality here. The themes had new colors, both of which, in my opinion, are worse than the original ones, but the model design is generally superior, although the Blacktron II base doesn't look all that great.

Instructions

The color differentiation is fine, which is basically all that matters from instructions. The cover has a very nice setup and background.

Build

The build for the Rebel Hunter is definitely different from other sets I've built. First is the frame - it's built around a set of hinges which allow the ship to open up and drop the cage. All in all, the build is satisfying for a set this size and has some very cool features.

Model

The hinges mentioned above are the primary feature of the ship. They work quite well - they usually stay shut and they hold the cage in place without any issues. If the cage is removed, the back of the ship can be pushed in all the way, but it looks better fully extended. The colors are, in my opinion, sub-par - I like Trans Green (a lot more than Trans Neon Green), but it just doesn't work all that well here, especially with red. The large beams with thrusters look fine in the final model and don't detract from the appearance at all.

Minifigures

The set comes with two figures - the Blacktron Future Generation Astronaut and the Space Police II officer. Neither is particularly interesting, but it's important to remember that real hair wouldn't appear in Space until the next year with Ice Planet 2002. The torsos are pretty good - for its simplicity, the Blacktron logo works, as does the Space Police's torso. It could be better, but it's more complex than any early space torso, excepting Blacktron.

Parts

The set is not a parts bin, but it does contain some nice parts. Like most sets from this time period, everything is printed - there are no stickers. Like the Aquashark Barracuda, this set is a bit small, part-wise, for its price, but it feels bigger than a 140 part set. The transparent green cockpit and "modified facet top" are fairly rare in this color, and the "modified facet'"s counterpart (in red) is unique tot his set.

Summary/ProCon

Pros:

  • Play features
  • Swooshable, solid spaceship

Cons:

  • Mildly expensive
  • Poor color scheme

Building Experience:

Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow 5 / 5

Interesting and different.
Parts:

Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow Star gray 4 / 5

Could be better, but isn't bad.
Playability:

Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow 5 / 5

Great for its size.
Price:

Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow Star gray Star gray 3 / 5

Not the best - more expensive than it should be, in my opinion.
Minifigures:

Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow Star gray 4 / 5

Better than the previous year, not as good as the next year.
Overall:

Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow Star yellow Star gray 4 / 5

While the Rebel Hunter may not be the absolute best Space set, it is definitely a solid set worth buying for any Space fan. It's easily one of the best mid-size ships in terms of design...the only major flaw it has is the color scheme.

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And Something Else

Professor Temporal exploring the ship.


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