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Many Levels Of Orange

Posted by xccj , Jan 19 2008 · 92 views

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In my recent Pohatu Phantoka Nuva review, ChocolateFrogs asked a question concerning the shade of orange used. Well, I tried to PM him the question, but I'm not sure if it made it through. So I recently took a photo, and since I've uploaded it already, why not just make a blog out of it? Any complaints? No? *Can't Hear You* Okay, here we go.



Here are some pieces I happen to have in the various shades or orange / yellow.

First, we have classic yellow, used on the Throwbot Jet, McToran Jaller, and the Muaka (and a manas too, right?) I don't think it's appeared since, unless you count those Rhutoka spinner rods (I think those were yellow too).

Then we have the new shade of yellow, now commonly refered to as Keetongu orange (or keetongu yellow, as it could be called). It is darker shade of yellow, and is a pleasant blend or classic yellow and classic orange, in my humble opinion. However, seeing this color over and over again has made it appear somewhat dull, especially since it replaced brown in the stone sets for a while, but overall tis not bad. But it is very different from either classic yellow or classic orange.

Then we have classic orange, in the form of Nuparu's mask. Classic orange has seen its days as a secondary color to Ta sets all the way up to the Toa Nuva. It's also been in the Rahaga sets, a Visorak set, and in other various places I just can't remember at the moment. This color has stayed with us since the beginning, right up there were black, white, blue (now in the form of friction pins), and breakable lime green. But has it changed this year, just as it was becoming a primary color?

Well, kind of, but it's hard o tell. The final mask shown is Pohatu Phantoka Nuva's. It's more of a neon orange, a bit brighter or flashier than the original. Is this because the paint is new, or that my Nuparu mask has faded and isn't as shiny as the brand new mold? It's up to you to decide, because I can't, for the life of Mata-Nui, tell exactly what the difference is. Even in the picture above, the difference isn't notable. So this new shade of orange (if it is a new shade... I might just be being picky here) can probably be incorporated in with classic orange without too much disruption... not nearly as bad as when they switched the grays on us.

And, of course, we have the Hannah crab, but it just scurried into the picture at the last moment, so it can't really be considered a shade of orange in and of itself. (Or can it? unsure.gif )

Now, go build an MOC in orange! (Or black, red, blue, ext...)

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ChocolateFrogs
Jan 19 2008 10:13 PM
Cool! I think I'll get the orange Avo-Matoran, just for those feet.
(I love Toa Mata feet!)

Thanks!

-CF

PS, I didn't get the PM....
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QUOTE(ChocolateFrogs @ Jan 19 2008, 07:13 PM)
PS, I didn't get the PM....

Uhg, I tried to send it, but it was long and the server ate it up, I guess. Sorry. biggrin.gif

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Wrinkledlion X
Jan 19 2008 10:30 PM
I've never noticed any difference in the Pohatu and classic orange... You forgot Huki's burnt-orange, though.
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ChocolateFrogs
Jan 19 2008 10:55 PM
QUOTE(-Wrinkledlion X- @ Jan 19 2008, 10:30 PM)
I've never noticed any difference in the Pohatu and classic orange... You forgot Huki's burnt-orange, though.

You mean the light brown?

There is the dark orange katanas from the Gukko bird set. I wish that was really brown....

-CF
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Wrinkledlion X
Jan 19 2008 10:57 PM
Those are Huki's burnt-orange.
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QUOTE(-Wrinkledlion X- @ Jan 19 2008, 07:30 PM)
You forgot Huki's burnt-orange, though.

Bah. First, I didn't have access to burnt orange at the time of the pict. Second, I feel burnt orange is closer to brown anyhow. Third, if you want me to post an entire color spectrum, you'll have to wait until I got home and take a look at all my pieces. (Color spectum, that does sound like a cool idea...)

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Whoa, there's a difference. I didn't pick that from anything else I've seen.
Clearly, Hahnah is awesome enough to be a shade of orange. tongue.gif

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I hope there isn't a new orange this year. Lego needs to stop making new colours and actually use some of the existing ones more than once (Sand green, anyone?).

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