But I thought Bunkle was fer xperiensed buldurs :c
Definition of useful
1 :capable of being put to use; especially: serviceable for an end or purpose | useful tools
2 :of a valuable or productive kind | do something useful with your life
So you're right, it is useful - technically, so is Galidor, so there's that.
Yes, but could they use other pieces? I remember many of my friends overjoyed with the ugly butt-gears introduced in Bionicle 2016, solely for the fact that they now had waist articulation. It couldn't be that hard.
It's a good example of a good set that does away with the piece, makes up for it in every way, still uses the CCBS armour plating, and still makes monies. And, out of the SW Buildable Figures, I think it's received the least negative reaction.
You mean, they found a zillion ways to do it, despite most of the models being pretty ugly in conclusion. That's kind of the have-to when you're LEGO. You make a part, you find ways to continue to use it or it's gone, y'know?
(Although to be fair LEGO has dropped a significant number of perfectly fine pieces for little reason at all.)
I just got the Death Trooper, and the instant I had him together I regretted making his legs. The new hip armour makes them look so deathfully out-of-proportion that I instantly scrapped him for parts.
This isn't something new. We've gotten tons of horrifying builds thanks to this standardized system, like Fire Lord, Onya Master of Onions, Rocka XL, most every set from Brain attack... The system leaves an incredible lot to be desired. And the main offender to this is the torso. When LEGO disregards the rules of its piece or the piece entirely, the sets don't end up that bad.
I mostly dislike the Uniters, for doing the job right and yet still failing at it. The only Master I don't like at all is Onya.