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CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby architect » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:29 am

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This week’s set is 6008 Royal King.

Royal King was released in 1995 for the Royal Knights. The King comes with his trusty steed and various accessories.

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Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby Athos » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:40 am

Probably would have made a better army builder if it came with a soldier. But it was a pretty nice way to snag the, at the time, brand new first of its kind, king. The crown and the sword (which I still think is too big) were new and special at the time.

Nothing to build though. Was this the harbinger of that trend with impulse sets: one figure and not much else?

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Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby artizan » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:31 am

This was the cheap way to get the king, but the set needed more elements. First of all the king is not wearing his cape. second his crown lacks the plume. last, the horse could come with a barding.

Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby richardanthonyc » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:59 am

This king is still the king of my realms at home. I remember Christmas day when dad pretended to not have gotten me anything and led me to the front door and there the royal castle was! This set though is indeed very sparse on parts, though a really good set top get was the royal carriage with the king in
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Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby Sir Tharkin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:05 pm

I don't really think it's a great set.First of all,it only has one fig,and second of all it has WAY to little elements. :(
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Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby RichardAM » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:31 pm

It's an okay set, maybe trivialised because it wasn't a soldier as Steve says and also because the King minifig appeared in quite a few of the theme's sets if I recall.

Eitherway, I wouldn't have minded if TLG would release a set like this for each of the subsequent themes. Especially now that we've got the new horse moulds. :wink:
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Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby Eklund » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:37 pm

I think it is a fine set, but I don't get why you all say it needed more elements. What, did you also want a little weapon stand to come in the set too? I don't think that would have added a whole lot more value. Sure, a barding would have been nice, but isn't that how TLG makes us buy the bigger sets?
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Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby friskywhiskers » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:07 am

RichardAM wrote:Eitherway, I wouldn't have minded if TLG would release a set like this for each of the subsequent themes. Especially now that we've got the new horse moulds. :wink:

Don't I wish! I wanted to get a new horse for a battle scene, but there going for $10.00 on eBay :( !

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Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby Ryclen » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:31 pm

If this thing had barding and horse head armor and torso armor and a cape, that really would've made that set.
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Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby Purple Wolf » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:42 pm

I actually really like this set. For one it has a horse which in that size of set is awesome and haveing a small sadle is nice because you can use it on more things than a big sadles which hare more limited to use. The fig is nice that you can get a king in a tiny set so you don't have to buy the castle. He may not have the cap or plum but the TLC has never really put pluws in this small of set. the fig comeing with a big sheild is nice as well a crome sword. I think i would give it a 9/10.

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Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby mpoh98 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:31 pm

I don't minifigures doesn't seam a lot....
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Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby Kosh » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:06 pm

This set brings out mixed emotions about it for me. On the positive side it was an affordable way to get a figure including teardrop shield, horse and saddle, not bad things. On the 'just have to deal with it' side every one came with the crown, the over-sized sword (still it was variety back then) and the torso print/head that's 'supposed to be' the Royal Knight's king.
If I could have picked the contents of the set I'd have swapped the chrome sword and golden crown for normal pieces of their types and then added either a few pieces or upgraded the saddle to barding.
As it is I acquired a noticeable number of these intending to use them to bulk up the Royal Knights cavalry segment, I intend to choose a different 'fig to represent the king.... I haven't built out anything for the Royal Knights (yet) so half of them are still boxed... :snore:
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Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby Elephant Knight » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:19 am

Not a great set, but not a bad set. Good cheap way to get a king, even though he isn't decked out. Horses and lances one can never have enough of, so another plus.

All in all, I give it a 7.3. Nothing is useless in the set, but not much to it, period.

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Re: CC Set Review: 6008 Royal King

Postby captainamerica » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:49 pm

I agree with Elephant Knight. Not the gretest set, far from the worst, more than adequate for it's size.

Rather than talk about what it doesn't have, I think a better standard is to compare it to similar sets. With that in mind, I prefer 6008 Royal King to the 6007 Bat Lord, but neither can compare to 6009 Black Knight or 6013 Samurai Swordsman.
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