I was really stoked when the X-Pods first appeared. We suddenly had odd, but useful, packaging. The large discs were a godsend and proved to be very useful over the years. When the second round was released with different colored discs and even different trans colors for the pod itself, the AFOL community collectively drooled.
As far as I can tell, these things were flying off of the shelves.
So what happened? Why did Lego change the X-Pod packaging to match the mini Racer one?
There are still a number of colors that the X-Pod series could have used, the dark colors, some of the sand colors, the metallic colors, earth tones, grays, and the discs themselves could have even been given the trans treatment.
This is just one more example of something that Lego either almost had right, or failed to continue doing right.
I'm glad we got what we did from that version of the creator line, but I sure would like to see those X-Pods make a return.
A mech built to scavenge for his existence
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