"I really like the play value of this set. The main reason I wanted it was for the gold and the Bank truck, and that is my favorite thing about this set. The truck is smartly constructed and I like how the 6-wheeler can pull the gold out. The seaplane is sturdy and has a smooth body. The price is alright, but should probably be lowered to five dollars."
"This is a pretty good pull-back set. The exploding engine is a smart feature, and it doesn't fall off all the time. The price is good too. However, I would prefer BASH! because it looks better. It's not a very big deal, but I think the flame pieces don't make a lot of sense, and I wish there was a steering wheel. All in all, I would consider BASH! before buying this set, but I still like it."
"This is a very good Technic set, especially for Pull-Back. I like the rugged tires and decals. The exploding engine works well too. But what really surprised me was the value for the money.
Pull-Back cars usually have around 150 to 160 pieces, but BASH! is fairly low, with only 135. I expected it to be overpriced, but the large beams and other parts in the set make the model the same size as other $20 Technic vehicles.
The only thing I would add to this set is a steering wheel. But overall, this set is better than WHACK! for sure."
"This is an amazing set. For starters, the minifigures are as good as they can get. Everyone except Han Solo has a stud shooter in their blaster, and three are exclusive. The Guavian Soldiers have great detail.
Second, there are many cool functions, including an opening blast door and hatch in one section. The Rathtars are perfect for grabbing minifigures. Sometimes the trapdoor in the Rathtar cage gets kind of stuck, but if you drop it down many times it loosens up.
As far as value for the money, the Rathtar Escape is average. 836 pieces for $80 is pretty normal. It is still an expensive set.
All in all, this is a fantastic set with great play value, great minifigures, and great functions. It may be expensive, but it is totally worth the money."