Formendacil wrote:You know, it's really unfair to be comparing this set with the Black Knight- one of the most universally acclaimed sets of all time. Far better to compare it to a different set from 1992: Treasure Cart, which, to the best of my knowledge, has yet to be reviewed. It's all very well to decry the change of sets from 1992 to 1997 (or from 1992 to 2005 ), but in a case like this, it is more fair to compare equivalent sets. Now, if you compare with Treasure Cart, and find that you like the Lion version no more than the Fright Knight, well and good- but then you must, of necessity, compare the Lion one with the Black Knight if you are going to compare the Fright Knight one with the Black Knight.
Damien wrote:The older Treasure Cart has similar pieces, but it came with, if I remember correctly, more convincing treasure (the solid yellow onnies or gold coins, can't remember which), a helmet that I prefer over the newer Dragon-helm, a spear, a sword, same basic pieces, a shield, and an infinitely cooler torso design.
Surely I am not the only one who thinks that gold coins are a more convincing treasure than some trans-coloured pieces, nice though those may be to have.
That piece, coloured a plain yellow, served as treasure in a -lot- of sets, both prior to the advent of the coin piece, and afterward. I believe it was still being used as 'gold coin' even in the Dark Forest and Dragon Masters days, perhaps even later, but I'm not certain.
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