DraikNova, on 12 October 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:
All one needs to do is pick up Samurai X's spinner. I'm quite dissapointed we're not getting any this year, I really want Gold Ninja, Kimono Ninja and Stone Army spinners. Also, is it weird the dark power that created the stone warriors doesn't appear on any of the box art?
Not really. I don't normally expect incorporeal entities to appear on the box art for sets, especially nowadays when a typical design rule is to include a conflict in each set. Why stick some bizarre villain that can't be accurately built on a set's box art when it'll do nothing but distract from the villain characters that are actually included?
And let me be honest: while I love the spinners in terms of aesthetics and function, and I hope we'll still get card-style art for the new costumes, at least on the back of the packages, I don't particularly mind not having any new spinners in sets. I've rarely gotten a character in a spinner set when I could get them in a model set instead. Even with the cards and spinners, a spinner set invariably feels like I'm getting less for my money-- and if you judge by piece count, that's almost unquestionable.
Also, hopefully the lack of new spinner sets might mean that we see more recent spinner sets like NRG Zane and Lloyd ZX on store shelves longer. It's doubtful, though, since that shelf space will probably be put towards Chima sets.
Algernon, on 12 October 2012 - 03:32 PM, said:
Looking at the sets again, I find I actually quite like the Fire Robot - reminds me of Exo-Force, but in a good way. The Stone Warriors are cool (I like them better than snakes) but their vehicles are kind of weird. The Garmatron reminds me of a TMNT set.
Since these are labelled "the final battle", I guess that's it for NinjaGo.
Yep, as I understand it there won't be any new waves after this one. But that's fine by me-- the show is concluding this season, and I see no reason to stretch the theme out until sales can no longer justify more than a modest budget for the conclusion, as was the case with BIONICLE.
Also, it's hilarious that we're generalizing the TMNT sets already, having only seen one
that as I understand it is about as good a likeness of its subject as most of the Toy Story sets.