For those who haven't figured it out already: Gears are back, and you may be wondering what they do.
So, here is the high quality image of Pohatu
, taken directly from the teaser site (Or whatever you wanna call it)
You can clearly see the yellow gear popping out of his left shoulder, and can tell what it's for. Pohatu is one of the more lightly-clad whatever-the-#$@%-legos-calling-them-now, so he's easy to show this on. The gear appears to be oriented not at the center of the back, as one might first think, but slightly closer to that specific shoulder (You can see this on all of the promo images AFAIK). As you might guess, the gearbox connecting to the ball joint of the shoulder is there to make it swing around with all the swag of the '01 Mata. You might have also noticed the different colors of his arms; one is brown, the other is completely silver. No, this (probably) does not mean Pohatu is The Winter Soldier. I theorize (gettin' technical for an over-analyzation of a kid's toy's first official photo (Dun judge m8, u r on this website 2)) that this is to differentiate the swinging arm from the regular arm. You heard me right, I think that Lego is going back to the Hordika designs
. At least for pohatu. Hopefully for the others too; but the angles they are posed in make it so you can't really confirm anything.
i need sleep now so