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  1. pawcanada

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    I think it depends on how it's handled. I'd be interested if we got a "Season 1 2.0" that had the enemies and settings from that season, but maybe updated it to have all six of the ninja wearing updated versions of the S1 robes (or for the first time in Lloyd and Nya's case). I'd also be interested in seeing updated versions of the Golden weapons, with maybe some new ones for Lloyd and Nya. However, if these are basically the same as the original version this may be where I bow out of Ninjago. I've always liked the different designs of the figures and their weapons with each season, so duplicating what I already have isn't interesting for me personally.
  2. pawcanada

    DC Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Same here, or store exclusives from a place like Target (UK collector here). I was lucky to get Conner Kent for a reasonable price shortly after he was released. I've always felt exclusives punish collectors rather than reward them. It assumes those who are interested are a) able to get to the desired place or b) know someone who could. The only exception is if it's a variant of a character who's already been released, or soon will. I wanted to get the Beerus Funko Pop from SDCC 2016, only to realise it was metallic, implying a normal one would be released at some point in the future. I was able to get the normal one, allowing me to have Beerus in my collection. Back when I collected Minimates, I remember how all SDCC would be released on various online stores a few weeks later, meaning I could get them for a reasonable price which, again, felt fairer to me as I still had a chance to get what I wanted.
  3. pawcanada

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    I got the figure loose as well, so I'm also not sure. However, as you said, the unpainted hood would be great with the Lloyd and Nya ones, and I do like his hammer. I think it would go great with the Dragon Master Cole when I get one. If I see one cheap enough on eBay, I might get it. I could always display him with the hair as an unmasked version.
  4. pawcanada

    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    I just saw on Instagram that a helmet-less version of Lance is coming in the next issue of the magazine. Unlike the other two, he also comes with a shield and a Nexo Power. If the magazine doesn't get cancelled, I suspect Clay will follow soon, although I wonder if we'll get Macy as well. I've not watched the show but I know she's meant to have an usual hair style which is why Lego seems hesitant to do a helmet-less version of her, but then the same could be said about Aaron and he got Jay's old one. Same here. Also, aren't we missing at least one more Merlock power? I believe it was the "Wand of Merlock", or something similar. This makes me wonder if that was planned for the Summer wave but it was scrapped before it went too far into planning.
  5. pawcanada

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    I'm a little disappointed if there aren't flyers for Ny and Lloyd. I can understand why from a plot reason, but as someone who likes to display them as a team it's a little annoying to know I won't have "Dragon Flyer" versions of those two for my display. Perhaps they will get some retrospectively like they did for Airjitzu in 2016. I'm also a little disappointed they don't come with a weapon display like the Winter wave did, or some kind of special weapons (from what we can see) like the 2015 Airjitzu figures, as I tend to collect these sets more for the unique figure than the actual spinner. Sure, I can raid my parts box to make my own if needs be, but I'd prefer it if they came with them. Finally, has it been said if Lloyd comes with a mask as an alternative display option? I think I read something somewhere but I'm not entirely sure.
  6. pawcanada

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    It might be the Season 9 design, at least when you look at the mask. From what I've seen of other S9 figures, the upper part is in their colour with a black head band, while the lower part is black, and the Nya one seems to match it. I could be wrong though and it is just her SoG design with poor lighting on the mask.
  7. pawcanada

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    It's a shame it means she likely won't get a pod or a grey lined Kendo hood, but regardless, I'm happy to see that none the less and will definitely get.
  8. pawcanada

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    That does sound cool. I think I've seen it on Netflix so I may check it out. I'm not surprised, which is annoying as she represents my favourite of the classic/Greek elements. I tend to always get the figures lose, but if they ever gave her a water dragon, I'd buy it so I could have it on my shelf.
  9. pawcanada

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    I hadn't noticed that about Lloyd from the leaks I'd seen. I don't watch the show myself so I wasn't aware she'd lost her powers. Now that you mention it, I had forgotten her lack of a ninja hood, which is a shame as I'd have liked to have gotten one of the Summer 2016 style masks in her colours, especially as I like the "yellow/orange"/"volcanic orange" they gave for her. I'll admit I saw her as more of an "Extra Ranger"; someone who fights with the characters from time to time but, not a part of the core team. If I had my say, I'd love to see Skylor, Dareth and a grown up Lil' Nelson become a secondary team of ninjas. I've always enjoyed collecting the figures more than anything else and would love to have a team of nine or even ten on my display.
  10. pawcanada

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    While I'm glad to see Skylor again, I am a little disappointed she's unmasked as I'd like to get the new style of mask in her colours. Although I doubt it, maybe she'll come with the mask as an alternative way to display her.
  11. I quite liked them as well. I liked the new sword mold for Clay and the brick build axe, lance and especially the maces were a particular favourite of mine. I do think it's a shame Robin "joined" so late in it's run and only just now got a signature weapon in the form of a hammer. While I dislike the one we got in the final wave and have modified mine, it would have been nice to see a variety of brick build hammers, similar to the array of maces and lances we got. I also didn't mind the characters myself (at least design wise), but then I also like the protagonists from Ninjago and see both seams as being a "Lego Sentai".
  12. While I didn't personally bother with the full sets much (although I do have and like the six mechas from 2017), I was a fan of this line. I really liked the designs of the characters, seeing it as a "Lego Super Sentai" due to the team size of five (with a teased "sixth ranger") and everyone having a unique colour and signature weapon. As with Ninjago, I really liked the "brick build" approach for the weapons, especially Macy's maces and Lance's lances, as well as some of the new parts, such as the axe head, sword blade and small spikes. I really hope these get used more in future lines so we can get them in different colours. I also quite liked the enemy mooks during the first two years, as well as the knights. I'm not normally one for army building but I enjoyed collecting all the slight variants, as well as mixing and matching any that I feel were too similar. As a fan of elemental based powers and parts, I also love the new ones we got in the first two years. Granted fire and lightning are elements I feel are overplayed and boring, but the new flames and bolts were still a nice addition in general, and I look forward to seeing them used in other sets and colours in the future. Like many others, I do wish we got the water - especially as it's my favourite "classical element" - and wood enemies shown in the book, as I'd have loved to see a what new parts were made. Maybe some kind of "water jet blast" similar to the Y2 lightning bolt and a new kind of whipping vine or perhaps "razor leaf". I do also agree with some about how garish the colour palettes were. I like both orange and gold but feel them mixed with a neon version of the knight's signature palette was off putting. As an artist looking into complementary colour palettes for things like character design, a few were painful to look out as they "broke" the rules I try to follow. On a more nitpicking level, I also wish that Robin had "grown up" and become "the sixth ranger" much earlier than he did, mostly as I like consistency with my figures. I'd have also preferred it if his 2018 design was revised to fit in more with the other knights, i.e. detailing on the torso and legs and having gold hands and belt, again, due to my preference for having consistency in figures. The last two are things I can change myself (and am in the process of doing), but it felt to me like they made him "the sixth ranger" at the last second, not bothering to change his appearance much to help unify him with part of the team. While I did like the idea of Axl being a bulky figure, I do wish we got a "normal" version of him at some point as well.
  13. pawcanada

    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Well said. I second all of your above points.
  14. Everything you've said there perfectly reflects why I love the CMF line. As a long time fan of mythology, I love how I can have "not Poseidon" and "not Athena" as Lego figures, standing along side a minotaur, gorgon and a "warrior angel" figure. I love the Egyptian and Turkish Warrior we've gotten recently as I know we'd never get anything like them in a main line set. On the other hand, lines like Simpsons, Batman, Disney and Harry Potter only work if you're a fan of any of them. Outside of Maleficent, who I changed into a sorceress figure and some of the Z-list villains and heroes from the two Batman waves (when would we have ever gotten the Wonder Twins in a Lego set?), I feel all of the licenses have been a waste and frankly lack the creativity I feel the regular waves were swimming in. Even a weak wave still had some figures that interested me.
  15. pawcanada

    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Same here. I've personally loved the creativity shown in both Ninjago and Nexo Knights, creativity I don't feel is possible when they're building sets for established licenses. Now, I'm not hating on licenses (well, maybe the overuse of Batman, but that's more down to my beef with the character in general) as I love how my Marvel and DC display is growing, especially with obscure characters, but I want to see Lego's ideas, not which license is hot at the moment. I'm kinda the same. I'm hoping we'll get all six knights "unmasked"/with a hair piece but if Ninjago is anything to go by, they'll do half or two thirds of the team, then randomly stop leaving my "variant" display unfinished until I shell out for a set or loose figure. I really hope they don't, but I'm not holding my breath.