Rewatching Eljay's reviews of the Slizers sets (and playing around with my own) reminded me of one of the many things I love about the theme; the portability.
The sets were designed to fold up and store in the containers, and the containers were designed with belt-loops; perhaps a bit presumptuous on Lego's part, but they hoped that this easy and portable method of transportation would encourage shared play with kids taking their Slizers to battle one another like they would take a deck of Yu-Gi-Oh cards.
It didn't really take off like they wanted, of course, but it's an interesting thing to think about. If Slizers had been more successful, and lasted more than a single year, do you think that gimmick would have stayed, or even evolved further perhaps? Would you have seen kids actually using them that way? Maybe it's pointless to get too caught up in thinking of what could have been, but it does make me wonder. And being the dork I am, I would definitely tote around Amazon like that if I thought there was half a chance of someone even recognizing it.
So basically, what does everyone else think of that? In a timeline where Slizers was more successful, how do you think it would or could have evolved past the twelve sets we actually got? And is there the possibility for people to meet up someday, Slizers on their belts, and do battle as Lego originally intended?