Sunday, 5 May 2013

60016 Tanker Truck micro review.

Back to the City vehicles with this review of the Octan tanker truck set 60016.

The set has 191 parts for a fairly reasonable 17.99 GBP / 19.99 US$. 

The box.

The set comes with one minifigure which, as is usual for sets released these days, has no unique parts but is new in this combination.
A small petrol pump is also included. It's nothing special but it does add a bit more play value to the set.
The tanker is a good design, not as big as some earlier tankers, it looks nicely chunky and robust and is pretty good scale-wise with the figure. There isn't a huge amount you can do with the truck, the hose reel can  be unrolled from the drum to fill the pump up, there's a small container box with what looks like a fire extinguisher in it on the far side of the truck and the cab doors open (Yay! I like proper doors on a vehicle!) There is a ladder at the back to access the roof of the tanker body and the driver has the now obligatory cup in his cab. That's about it. 
Not a huge amount of play value compared to other sets of this size but it is a good looking truck and what city can do without a tanker to help keep things moving?

The completed set.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, its a Great Looking truck - I love it that the hose reel unwinds, and that there is a pump - and Opening Doors definitely up the play value. Love your reviews! I wonder if we even have this one in the USA?

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  2. Thanks Tiggy. As far as I'm aware this set should be on general sale all across the US, and given the current exchange rate you'd actually get a better deal over there! Kind regards, Brian.

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  3. Hi Brian, Looks like a fun project. The finished truck is fantastic. Thanks for the great review. xo Jennifer

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  4. Thanks Jennifer! There isn't too much I can actually say about this set, the more things they can do the more I can say!

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  5. Devo dire però che è molto bello, certo io del valore non capisco molto, ma a vederlo sembra un buon set, il camion è ben fatto.
    Mely

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  6. Hi Mely! My son would say these sets were priceless, he doesn't care how much they cost!

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  7. Genial, este es perfecto para mi marido....es camionero jejejeje
    besitos ascension

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  8. I'm sure he would enjoy it!! Kind regards, Brian.

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