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CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby architect » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:05 am

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This week’s set is 7009 The Final Joust.

The Final Joust was released in 2007 for Castle. A fully armed knight his horse joust against the black skeleton knight and his skeleton steed. Various accessories, a jousting fence, and a weapons rack are included.

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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby rogue27 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:25 am

I bought one of these when it first came out.

+ New figures, printed elements, and weapons
- Very limited ability to create alternate models with the included parts
- The lack of a plume was disappointing
- I eventually grew tired of gold triple slopes
- A bit expensive compared to other small sets

I realize I only listed one plus, but I think it was a big plus, so don't just count them up and assume I hated the set. Overall, I'm glad I bought this, I got some enjoyment out of it, and I sometimes regretted not buying more than one, but the other small sets in the Castle line typically seemed like a better buy.
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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby Purple Wolf » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:37 pm

I really liked this set it when I got it because I only had KK1 and KK2 sets before so I got some more veriety. Heres a list of other reasons I like it

1. You get a big horse saddle with a small set.
2. You get a knight with the coolest visor which hasn't appered in a few years.
3. Plenty of weapons.
4. You get the black skeliton horse which only come in that set.
5. It was only $10 Canadian
6. and in my own oppinion I like alll the gold tip peices which I like to use on castles.

All in all this set is supper awesome and I have no negative coments about it :) . Hopped you liked my review/oppinion.

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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby Athos » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:31 pm

And, after a long hiatus, the reviews are back.

Nice way to snag some a barding for the horse on the cheap. Skeleton horse too. Good armored figures. Nice they included the armor pieces for both figures. And, even though there aren't very many, the bricks you do get are a nice selection. Though I'm quite sick of those gold slopes in every set anymore.

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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby OverLoad » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:04 am

Athos wrote:And, after a long hiatus, the reviews are back.


I'm glad to see them back also!

I have one of these (got it right before the dark ages took swing. :( ) and I have to say I like this little set. I greatly enjoyed the black dead horse (I love using it as a burned horse corpse :twisted: ) and the skeleton and crown kite shields are awesome. Liked the horse barding. The weapon stand is a bit lackluster, but I like the flags and the amount of bley arches. Overall, I really liked this set.
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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby Tycho McKorley » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:48 am

I bought about 20 of these back when they were out. It made for a nice army-builder set, although I wish they would have included something other than the gold roof pieces. Still, I cannot complain since the horse barding made it all worth it.
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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby Papy.G » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:34 am

It is one of the best Castle sets, since the skeleton is a real minifig, and fully armored, with a helm I like much, although its horse is only skelly.
Too much gold spiky parts I'm not fond of, but anyway, many brown and bley arches that comes in handy when mixed with other sets. :raiseone:
This one is the first new castle line I bought just off my dark age. And back then, I regret not taking the 7093 and 7094 as well. :cry:
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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby dyntar » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:01 pm

This is one of the first set that I picked up after my dark ages. This set was my first one to have the new [at the time] dark blue and pearl gold.
I think this set is great for the price and what you actually get. There's a small amount of actually building with bricks.
Some great new parts like the barding, gold helmet and the black skeleton horse.
It has a good selection of different weapons and some great printed armor.
A cheap way to get two full knights and extra weapons. It could be used as an army builder but you'd end up with alot of spare gold pieces.
I'll give the set 8/10.
I think that It should have had a weapon rack and flags for the skeleton.
There should have been some printing on the figures torsos.
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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby sir aleks the bold » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:03 pm

i nought about 8 of these by the time they went out of preoduction i thought they were awesome and the parts were great. the knight and arch pieces i think were the greateast part and i hope they try to do this with a new castle line.
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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby Elephant Knight » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:36 am

If you wanted to build up an army of mounted knights, then was was the perfect choice. Enough weapons to equip both Crownie and Skeleton, and with a few plumes, you can have some very impressive looking Crownies. Some nice parts, like the 1x4 arch and the brown logbricks are the icing on the cake.

I give it a 8/10

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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby Tanotrooper » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:14 pm

Long time since I posted here, but I had to for this set.

The whole Fantasy Era line was a big sign of relief after the whole Knights Kingdom II debacle, and the rainbow knights were replaced by knights mostly in the new metallic silver. The classic visor returned, and this was the cheapest set to get it in.

I ended up buying three; being priced at 8.99 euros they were in the ideal price range. The best parts were the fully armoured knight and horse, the new skeleton horse and the skeleton knight had a great print on the armour aswell. The weapons range was very good, it included the old shortsword (after so many years), the new curved sword/scythe and the new flail.

As far as parts go, the model itself looked good but it was very difficult to build something different with the parts. (I did manage to make a small castle wall and a medieval cannon with the parts of two sets.) The arches and especially the gold slopes are too numerous in this set to make alternate models with. On the whole, the line did contain way too much of these gold slopes.

By todays standards, I'd rate this set 7.5-8/10 perhaps but back then, these sets were a heavenly sight for sore KK2 eyes so I'd rate it 9/10.

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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby Count Blacktron » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:08 pm

This was the first sub-Theme series that I vowed to both get the entire series for building and a sealed box display.
Simply one of the best in terms of design, parts, colors, play elements and package design.
So very much loved this set in particular for the robust mounted knight and the armored skeleton cavalry.
This series was to me Lloyd Alexander's The Black Cauldron book taken shape in toys.

The set is slightly humorous also; bound by the code of chivalry beyond even death itself, the skeleton joins the knight in a joust of valor? :roflol:
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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby Tower of Iron Will » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:29 am

Its been awhile, but like Tanotrooper, this thread caught my eye. Basically I was hungry for better Castle after KK2 and this fit the bill. Decent price and good figure builder. 9/10
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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby Magnus » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:59 pm

How are the figs in the main pics holding their kite shields at that angle?
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Re: CC Set Review: 7009 The Final Joust

Postby Redav » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:12 am

Probably clipped in a way that they aren't usually holding them. Wouldn't expect that they'd be very secure though.
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