I got my Chima Speedorz sets from my black Friday purchase. So I thought about a little comparison review of the two of them. No pictures tho; the sets weren't THAT worth it.
So there's Skinnet the Skunk and Furty the Fox. They each come with a speedorz cart, an obstacle, and some cards.
DESIGN: Furty has some sort of swamp field goal that he's got to jump, while Skinnet needs to hit the target over a wolf head. The swamp bit is very, very basic, but the wolf head is an excellent design and looks very much like what it should be. Why it's a wolf head and not a skunk, I dunno? Maybe Skinnet doesn't want to face off against his own kind? WINNER: Skinnet.
PIECES: Skinnet has some okay gray pieces to build the wolf head, including those new large spikes in light gray. But nothing too rare or anything. Furty has a bunch of long plates in green, brown, blue, and tan, some curved slopes in green, and hinge plates in green. (I had one of the latter from some set, so it's nice to get two more.) Nothing too outrageous from either, but I'm always tempted by relatively uncommon green elements. WINNER: Furty.
CHALLENGE: Skinnet has to jump a separate ramp and hit a 4x4 round target to open the wolf's mouth and grab the blue zamor. My experience has the ramp getting thrown off every time I aim for it, so Skinnet less hits the target and more crashes into the entire head, if he even strikes it at all. Furty, however, had a ridged setup that holds together the spiked planks he needs to jump over. While his jump is still hard to catch, at least it stays together better. (I've had more luck with him ducking under the bars than actually making it over them. WINNER: Furty, but both are pretty lame. Still, more interesting that Ninjago spinner sets!
CARDS: There are five cards for each character; a character card, a chi power up card, two action cards, and a weapon card. IMO, the coolest for each are the chi power up cards, which shows a glimpse of what the characters would look like as Ultra Builds. (Unfortunately, I'm guessing they're not going to release the Skunk and Fox construction figures.) However, Furty's action cards look kind of boring with him just racing through a swamp, whereas Skinnet is blasting around fellow Chima residents. They're not quite as entertaining as some of the Ninjago cards, but they're okay. And I guess they're part of a game too?? WINNER: Skinnet.
MINIFIG: Really, the stars of both these sets are the fig. Both have the same helmet mold and even the same tail mold, but the coloring and printed detail on both are excellent. I really like the tails, even if they don't technically connect at the hips. I kind of prefer the overall color and appearance of Furty more, but Skinnet has a unique goofy look on his face compared to the rest of the stern looking battle-driven characters in the theme. WINNER: Both, but if I had to choose, Furty.
I wouldn't necessarily suggest picking either of these up unless you REALLY want the figures or can find it on a good sale. 50% off from Lego was enough to entice me, but I know that Furty was already sold out last weekend, but they may restock. (I don't know if the discount still holds after the Cyber Monday deals, and I'm too lazy to look myself.) But yeah, Chima has some great figures, and it's cool to get these two who aren't associated with any of the warring tribes.