bricksnator

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  1. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    Keep in mind that I highly doubt the designers' first concern is show accuracy. It's marketability to kids. In this respect the Firestone Mech is visually more appealing than an all-rock Mech.
  2. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    And yet this season turned out to be a winner. There's potential here for additional sets and echoing a comment above, this season deserves more than a single small wave. I would love to see LEGO do a Fan's Choice for Ninjago. The brand is a decade old and going strong; if anything strengthened by COVID-19 and the quarantines with streaming going crazy. If advertised via official LEGO channels they'll get plenty of Fan Choice votes. Throw up digital concept models for three or four fan-requested sets with a debut character or two based on social media research. Let fans choose which one gets made, then use the votes as market research for future sets. It kills me as someone who works in marketing that LEGO isn't taking advantage of an increasingly growing AFOL segment of Ninjago collectors as the series continues to age and thrive. Anyway, at the very least Ninjago is due a nice big D2C set again. 10th anniversary maybe?
  3. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    I dunno. While I had my issues with Season 11, there is stuff to like as well. I dug Aspheera's "Treacherous Deceiver" line and the way all her lines were read. I wouldn't mind if she were freed from captivity at some point in the future. While purely filler, it was a nice fan nod to bring back Nelson and immortalize a sick Ninjago fan with Antonia. The idea of Forbidden Spinjitzu or a dark form of Spinjitzu is neat, but needed more room to breathe and be fleshed out... and Sorla's elemental knowledge for that matter. The Explorers Club. To make this toy related, Sorla deserves a figure.
  4. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    The Season 13 sets definitely have some big holes regarding figures.
  5. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    I meant new faces as in never-before-made characters like human Cyrus Borg and Bolobo, but yes, new "faces" work as well :)
  6. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    Good. I wouldn't say the new Legacy Bounty is a disappointment. It's a great ship. The figures are where Legacy has been coming up short and where I cross my fingers we get some new faces for the 10th.
  7. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    He's a guy in a blazer and wheelchair, which doesn't exactly scream kid appeal. That said I'd like to think he's a lock for a future release. LEGO will find some way to get him into a Legacy set. 10th anniversary seems like a great place to slide in a character whom has influenced multiple seasons. However, if next year goes by and he's still not out then hound the LEGO Ninjago team -- the toys, not animation -- on Twitter. Be heard.
  8. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    Main characters only available in the most expensive set(s) will always command a premium. Vania won't be cheap down the road either.
  9. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    Yes, for those who missed it, 2022 confirmation:
  10. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    Looks to be done.
  11. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    If true this is welcome news. Tough I suspect we're all in agreement that Legacy needs to start delivering some never-before-made characters/outfits. Feel free to keep dropping hints. Makes this board more lively!
  12. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    Good call. The Katana VII was in one brief scene toward the end of Season 8. Ultimately forgettable, and only recently disappeared from stores. The ghost boat has been done and I have a hard time imagine that being redone as a Legacy set considering almost all the Legacy sets have been hero vehicles. The Cloud Kingdom flying boats are too niche. Captain Soto's pirate ship? Eh, not memorable enough. Yeah, has to be new.
  13. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    The legacy Bounty doubles as the Season 13 Bounty. It's a must-own. @ninja_whip, are you suggesting the upcoming boat is Season 14 or Legacy?
  14. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    Hopefully a brand manager at LEGO begins to look at the longevity of Ninjago and how that pertains to demographics. Many of the fans/toy buyers who were once kids are now young adults. They want some of the more obscure items that have never been made available. Ninjago will always be a kids property, much like Star Wars toys have been for decades. But as the original generation ages, their tastes mature, and that's a new market to tap with cleverly designed products that tap deep into nostalgia like the "Legacy" line does. Only taking more creative risks instead of 99% rehashes geared toward Netflix kids.
  15. bricksnator

    LEGO Ninjago 2020

    Ninjago could benefit from a CMF, sure. I don't see it ever getting one. Too niche. While I love Ninjago, it's no Star Wars or Harry Potter or Disney or Marvel or DC in terms of mass appeal. The loss of Toys R Us took away a great avenue to get some of these fringe characters and outfits with the 4-packs. I'm surprised another retailer like Target didn't gobble those up as I'm sure they'd sell heading into the holidays. Gamer's Market helped with Pink Zane and a weird interpretation of Rocky Dangerbuff, but the Season 13 sets are sadly severely lacking secondary characters. Here's hoping Season 14 doesn't continue that trend.