The Great Bandito, on Aug 1 2008, 12:24 AM, said:
I can understand why people aren't liking this look. The 200x series redesigned much of the universe to make it more up to date but I don't think it looked better necessarily. Essentially it was the same character with a slightly difference paint scheme. Articulation was still non-existent, as it was in 1983. The line looked different sure, but I was disappointed. Marvel Legends was hitting and blowing everything out of the water and yet we still had limited movement statues. Many of the figures were forced into poses and were unable to stand any other way. These figures look like they can move more freely. And when you think about it, this is the same thing Hasbro is doing with their classics Transformers. They're taking the original character and making it all over again with modern technology. I love it and think the design is great.
Some people don't like this line because of the re-use of parts. 200X graduated from that when all the characters were made to ALL look different, even though they originally had the same sculpted parts. The armor, the clothes, the loincloths, the bodies were all personalized and unique. But now since the line is online only, Mattel isn't killing themselves to make each character a major project. It's online only and they are re-visiting the re-use of parts to keep costs down. The vintage collectors ate this up, while others see the parts re-use as a huge step back.