REVIEW - 42090 - GETAWAY TRUCK
The Getaway Truck is the "other" Pull-back Racer of 2019. Since TLG has introduced the "cops and robbers" theme again, this set is considered to be the antagonist, or bad-guy if you will. The picture below shows the previous Getaway Truck from 2016. That set looked Bad-ass with a capital A. The latest versions follows TLG's new design philosophy (for smaller sets anyway), which is using less parts and more panels. Check out the picture below to see all the cool details.
Pictures can be clicked to view hi-res versions. More pictures can be found in my Flickr album.
This set has been provided by the CEE Team of TLG. It's not my goal to promote this set. It's my goal to give you an honest opinion about it. Therefore, the opinion in this review is my own and is in no way linked to TLG.
Title: Getaway Truck
Part Count: 128
Box Weight: 297 gram
Box Dimensions: 26,2 x 14,0 x 7,1 cm
Set Price (RRP): € 19,99
Price per Part: € 0,16
Links: Brickset, Bricklink
As usual this model can be combined with the other Pull-back to create a combined model. This time it is a rather unconventional tank-ish vehicle. You can see the image on the back of the box. The combined models are often odd vehicles, but this one is taking the cake.
CONTENTS OF THE BOX
The box contains:
The only interesting parts in this set are the dark bluish grey panels. The 7x3 Curved Panels on the left have been introduced in 2017, so they aren't new. But the #3 and #4 Panels on the right are new in dark bluish grey. The previous Getaway Truck also used these panels, but they were black with stickers.
The complete part list for the 128 parts.
Granted, the completed model definitely looks better than the Police Pursuit. But like that one, this model also relies heavily on panels. It's basically six panels connected with some liftarms.
Spared no expense? On the contrary. Spared all expenses and made it as cheap as possible. Where are the wheel hubs?!
The mandatory bottom view.
The pull-back motor is dark bluish grey, but it looks like old dark grey in this pic.
The usual left-over parts.
I will repeat here what I said in the Police Pursuit review. The pull-back models confirm my suspicion that TLG is drastically looking at ways to optimize profit, instead of delivering cool sets. One can argue that kids will hardly notice the difference when they get a pull-back set, but only using a couple of panels and liftarms is totally different than the setup of the previous Getaway Truck. That one had a very cool design and cool details.
How do I rate this set? (most scores are copied from 42091 - Police Pursuit)
4 BUILDING EXPERIENCE
Done in a minute.
On par with other pull-back sets.
I have rated other pull-backs the same grade.
42 parts less than its predecessor.
5 VALUE FOR MONEY
The low part count makes this set less attractive than previous versions.
5,5 AT LEAST IT LOOKS LIKE A NORMAL VEHICLE
Thanks you for reading this review. All pictures can be found here.