So what would have made them look new, in your opinion? A new torso every wave? Entirely new armor pieces each wave? Frankly, these were some of the things I disliked about BIONICLE, and I was glad to see that this wave is moving in a different direction, re-using older parts in different arrangements to create unique character designs.
Making the sets bulkier every wave would necessitate making them more expensive every wave. That should be obvious to anyone. Instead, TLG is being more conservative with its designs, keeping the size of the canister sets about the same between the last wave and this one. And yet the 3.0 canister sets still have unique designs distinct from their 2.0 counterparts. That's more than satisfactory in my book.
Reply: I agree 100% with you, I wouldn't want to have to pay even more each wave for the 'little' guys.
I also am very surprised how creative TLG has been with the differen't armor usage, especially with mostly using the same parts as the last wave. I will be getting Nex 3.0 next, along with Fangz' and two other heros.