Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pirate Advent 2009: Day 8

Pirate Advent 2009: Day 8

6299 - 2009 Pirate Advent Calendar - Day 8

I'm starting to think that the Pirate Advent really doesn't care about the CITY "three days of a theme" concept - I think the overall Pirate-focus is overwhelming any micro-sets that might be included.

Case in point: today's wooden raft. Does it work with the Pirate Lass from yesterday? Sure. Does it also work with just about any other day? Sure. (Although linking to the Parrot might be a bit of a stretch.)

As to the model itself, it's pretty middle of the road when it comes to Advent Swag. There aren't any super interesting parts, but at least there's more than six pieces. The model is recognizable at a glance, fits the theme, and has decent play value.

If all the remaining doors hold up to this level of quality, I'll be impressed.

(Impressed... and shocked.)


Anonymous said...

why is there a flag in the middle of the raft? People would have to sit on the edge of it to make room for the flag. If there was only one person on the raft, this would probably cause it to tip over. The flag is just there to keep today's model from being described as "a plank of wood"

Nigel the Magnificent said...

I think that pirate should at least making an ATTEMPT at making this Christmas-y.

Jimmy The Kid said...

@Nigel yeah, perhaps a christmassy flag, or a couple of lights.

Joshua said...

Uh... Red is a christmas color.

JimmytheJ said...

Eh, maybe it was an EPIC FAIL ship that broke, and the mast snapped, leaving but a rag to catch the breeze... or it's a fork-lift palette with a flag.

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