It's funny how different the responses are from those of the guys over at Eurobricks
, who actually seem to like it.
Blacknight wrote:I can't believe Lego will be willing to put a grinning devil's face on the front of all their boxes.... not sure that's going to appeal to a lot of parents and it seems inconsistent with the Lego brand image. I love the current Rex trooper box art, it's iconic without drawing too much attention to itself. I'll probably stop worrying about collecting nice Lego boxes once Maul's leering mug is splattered across all of them.
GIR3691 wrote:Yeah, I find the box art repulsive. I mean the clone art was at least subtle. The clone almost blends into the blue background (or at least I don't notice him). With this, everything has Darth Maul stupidly grinning at you. He's right there to say hello. The stuff prior to this was very color-coordinated. This is a black and red character over a calm blue background. Why does it have to be on everything?
What ever happened to Darth Maul being downplayed to not overshadow Vader? Now his ugly mug's pasted over every Star Wars product for an entire year? Ugh.
My thoughts exactly, especially the devil. Maul was supposed to look fearsome in the first place - now they're expecting him to appeal to kids.
(May this cause nightmares...
As for Maul being downplayed, maybe they're not worried since a bunch of 8-year olds who are being stuffed with retcons weekly wouldn't know who Darth Vader is.