Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thoughts On: NEXO KNIGHTS 2017

Let's get the elephant out of the room. I'm not the biggest fan of NEXO KNIGHTS. Not to say I hate it or anything, I just think it's okay. Somewhat of a middle ground between BIONICLE and Galidor.

Ok. Now that that's been addressed I can actually talk about it.

The German web site www.babyjoe.ch has revealed most of the NEXO KNIGHTS 2017 sets.
Also, can I take a moment to show some of the beautiful imagery on that website? Sure? Ok.


Wonderful. An instant classic. German is a great language isn't it?

ANYWAY. Here's my thoughts on the stuff they've revealed. The website www.hothbricks.com also revealed some sets. Thanks for that. 



First of all, The Kighton vehicles, such as Lance's Twin Jouster (Shown above) suffer the same issue as this year's. They all kinda look the same. Group 'em together on a shelf and you get a blob of blue and orange. Doesn't look that good. 

Despite the flaw, The good guy vehicles are pretty good. So what about the bad guys?


The villains are just about as bad (pun intended). Sets such as The Three Brothers (Shown above) are virtually the same thing as this year's. At least you could tell what the 2016 villains are supposed to be. WHAT ARE THESE!?!? Crystal Monsters? Electric Monsters? Electric Crystal Monsters?
The [INSERT POWER HERE] Monsters have all the same problems that The Lava Monsters do. Chunky builds, The same color scheme for every set, Dull play features, etc. Not a fan.

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

The Battle Suits are the predecessor to The Ultimate Sets. To me these are the best part of the entire 2017 set range. 

Are you the kind of person who likes to collect the NEXO Powers? These are a good way to get a lot of 'em for a cheap price. Are you saddened by the end of Mixels? These are a good replacement. 
Are you disappointed by the lack of Buildable Figures on the market? These help with that. Definitely the best part of NEXO KNIGHTS so far. 

Finally, What have they done to change the Merlok 2.0 game? At this point I can't really tell.  
The 2017 Tagline is "Combine Your Power" which suggests that NEXO Powers could be combined to create new powers. I think that seems pretty cool. 

Also, some sets contain Forbidden Powers. What these are I have no clue. 
The set Clay's Falcon Fighter Blaster (Shown above) has a Forbidden Power (Circled in red). Oddly enough these seem to be printed upside down. Huh.

Seeing these makes my curiosity go wild! Will they be scannable ingame? And if they are scannable, what will their powers be? Will they be ultra powerful but with a karma effect that slowly drains your health? Who knows!

Well. Those are my thoughts on NEXO KNIGHTS 2017. Do you agree or totally and completely agree? (You can disagree too) Leave a comment below!




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