Been waiting a long time for a villain ■■■■■ - though honestly was kind of expecting something different;
- A cartoon Lord Of Skull Spiders in his web
- A cartoon Skull Warrior clawing himself out of the ground with only hands and face visible
Though Control by Venom fits better with the whole ‘Bionicle’ theme, however cannot see non-Bionicle fans wearing it. Part of my hope with a villain ■■■■■ would be that it used one of the less recognisable Bionicle villains who could perhaps be mistaken by someone as just being a cartoon spider or a cartoon skeleton. The basic message of the ■■■■■ is that Makuta desires the Mask Of Creation (Not really accurate to the story currently… but could be in future) however he himself is being manipulated/controlled by the Mask Of Ultimate Power (a popular fan theory that i started a while back)
The appeal of the ‘many faces’ ■■■■■ is normally that it represents a popular character to begin with and to be honest, the ■■■■■ doesn’t really work for me because it designates itself as an Exxtrooper ■■■■■. First look i confused it with Veemon from Digimon or a Puffle from Club Penguin or even just a grey Angry Bird. Honestly you could probably sell a whole range of shirts with just that sort of design alone, the cuteness of the designs is perfect - though its just that title which kind of lets the ■■■■■ down. As much as a TTV fan might enjoy the design, non-TTV fans would have no idea who this represents and it cannot really be worn as a casual ■■■■■ either given it specifies its about Exxtrooper.
Voted for the ‘Control’ ■■■■■ as it overall feels like it’d be better for the Bionicle community which currently lacks a lot of things. Though if you were to remove the title from the Exxtrooper ■■■■■ and sell it as depicted in the ‘Vs’ image then it’d probably sell fairly well as a casual ■■■■■ and could appeal to a wider market than just TTV or Bionicle fans. Which i think you should do regardless of the winner.