Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:27 AM
As you can see the old one had a brown belt/sash and a very dark red, almost brown colored part hanging down on front. Now the sash is all one red color and matches the torso's red almost identically. At first I thought maybe this was a misprint, but I checked and all six of my newer Uruk-hai Army sets have the same bright red sash as opposed to the brown one before. All my old ones (all 14) have the same brown so that wasn't a misprint either. It seems Lego decided to change the coloring a bit...
Personally I have mixed feeling about this. While I think the new colors work much better with the Eomer torso, I feel like it doesn't really work with the Rohan soldier torso anymore:
As you can see the red really stands out now and doesn't really work with the Rohan soldier's body like the old legs did. This seems to be a double edged sword. We get a better looking Eomer configuration, but no more mixing and matching Eomer/Rohan torsos and legs now when making them all look like basic grunts. What do you guys think? Do you like the new colors mode or no?
Also, there seems to be a change with the head pegs. For anyone who remembers my thread back in July, the head stud change seems to be effecting more figures than just the Uruk-hai in the LotR line now:
Doesn't look much different at first... but then.... BAM!
Every single one of the flesh colored figures I have gotten up to this point had the filled stud design but now my Eomers (all six of them) have the 3 bar design seen on the left. Oddly enough the Rohan Soldiers all still had the same filled stud design seen on the right. Personally I hate the older 3 bar design because I don't feel like it looks as sturdy or good as the solid design. I hate it so much in fact I have used Bricklink to replace every 3 bar studded head I have gotten in the LotR line. I know, extremely OCD, but it bugs me all the same. Back on topic this doesn't seem to be a specific change to new sets, it just seems to be affecting more figures than just the Uruk-hai now. Apparently the filled design is newer and comes from new machines while the 3 bar is from older machines. I assume in a few more years the 3 bar stud design will be totally phased out. I just found it odd NONE of the flesh colored figures had the 3 bar design on their heads but now we are starting to see it out of the blue.
Btw, sorry for the poor pictures, they were taken with my phone
Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:41 AM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:26 AM
That, and I assume the Eomer torso looks atrocious with a red chest and green arms? Like some sort of Christmas outfit I'd imagine, lol...
Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:23 AM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:38 AM
Actually I used some light grey arms on Eomer, as it matches the chain-mail under his tunic. The green arms would have been a Lego minifig fashion disaster lol
Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:57 AM
What? Helm's Deep doesn't come with Eomer...?
Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:14 AM
Theoden and Eomer share the same legs.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:32 AM
Ahh, I never even noticed that. I went and checked Brickset to see and you are right. I also noticed they show the brown sash legs for both Theoden and Eomer there.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:49 PM
Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:37 PM
Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:11 PM
Edited by General Magma, 09 November 2012 - 04:12 PM.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:11 PM
Edited by Deathleech, 09 November 2012 - 06:13 PM.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:07 AM
Not sure whether that's good or bad though.
Edited by SheepEater, 11 November 2012 - 12:20 AM.
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