What If Wednesday
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Today’s “What If Wednesday” question: “What if a magician from Earth gained magic powers?”

First, a confession: this is based on a fanfic. Back before season five premiered, I had an idea for a fanmade season. I probably won’t write it now. The story hasn’t been fleshed yet, and now my transformation name (Dreamix) has been used. 🙁

Anyway, the villain is a famous magician from Gardenia (sorry!) named Mephisto. (Yeah, I know it’s a lame name. Me from eight years ago couldn’t come up with anything better.) His shows used to sell out everywhere he went, but after the Winx brought real magic back to Earth, no one cared about magic tricks anymore. He became jealous of the Winx and hated them for ruining his business.

One of his assistants is a witch who has been living on Earth for decades. Seeing this as a chance to seize control, she turns Mephisto into a wizard. He uses his new power to get revenge on his critics, read and manipulate people’s minds, and — of course — take over the Magic Dimension to become the greatest magician in the universe.

Mephisto doesn’t know the difference between real magic and magic tricks. To him, being a wizard is just a way to make his act more realistic and surpass all other magicians. Of course, his spells end up causing lots of trouble.

Rainbow has already done this type of back story with Selina. She was jealous of Bloom’s popularity and wanted more power, which led to her teaming up with Acheron and becoming a witch. I wish the writers would keep exploring the idea of normal people becoming magic beings. The season four comics had a few interesting stories like that.

Imagine the possibilities. Here’s an example: the leaders of an oppressive government become witches and wizards. What would they do with their new powers? How would the Winx handle the situation?

That’s it for today!

Opinions
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First, let me say “Happy Birthday” to Musa and to the “papa” of the Winx, Mr. Straffi! 🙂

Now to the topic.

Onyrix sure has gotten a mixed reaction from the fanbase! The biggest point of controversy is the color schemes. Musa’s in her signature red, but everyone else is wearing something dramatically different. Stella in blue? Tecna in dark green? Bloom in raspberry pink?

Here’s my theory. If just a couple of the girls were in unusual colors, I’d think Rainbow was just trying something new or balancing the overall visual of the group. But all the Winx except one in a different color? That’s never happened before. The scope makes me think something else is going on.

Could this switch up have something to do with the plot? I still think Onyrix is a dark transformation — maybe a corrupted form of Dreamix. Or since this season will be darker — at least, it looks that way from Michael’s pictures — Rainbow felt the usual, brighter colors would clash with the mood.

I don’t know. I’m just speculating like everyone else. The trailer may clear this up, and if it doesn’t, maybe the season itself will.

Ranking

What about the outfits themselves?

I’ll start by saying I’m one of the fans who likes Onyrix. I think the open-leg pants — the feature that stands out the most — are weird, but elegant. Not wild about the high heels, but no other shoe would look right with this style.

Of course, I like some of the Winx’s looks more than others. Here’s my ranking, from least favorite to favorite. Read the rest of this post

TV & Movie News
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Credit goes to my affiliate Michael from Michael’s Winx Club and WinxClubRUS for this news!

Late yesterday, Michael shared four screenshots from what looks like the World of Winx season two trailer. They show a new character, the Spirit of the Forest from season one, and three of the Winx in a new transformation. Visit his site to see them!

WinxClubRUS claims the new transformation is called Onirix (or possibly Oneirix). The name comes from the Greek word oneiros, which means “dream.” In Greek mythology, the Oneiroi are spirits of dreams and nightmares that appear in stories such as Homer’s Odyssey. I don’t know where WinxClubRUS got this info from, though, so we’ll see if Michael can confirm it.

Another dream-based transformation? Is it connected to Dreamix? Maybe it’s a dark form of it. Here’s a theory: what if someone — maybe the new character — corrupts the Winx’s Dreamix magic?

Before you say, “Two transformations in one season again?” let me reiterate. This is World of Winx season two. Not season one, part II. Season two.

We’re used to Winx Club seasons having 26 episodes each. But World of Winx is a separate show, so it doesn’t have to follow the same structure. Those 13 episodes formed a complete story with a hook at the end (no pun intended) leading into the next season.

That said, what do you think of this new transformation?


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TV & Movie News
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Just a couple pieces of news I haven’t posted about yet. By now, you’ve probably heard it on other fan sites, but I still wanna help get the word out.

1. World of Winx Season 2 Premiere Date

Netflix updated the World of Winx page last week, revealing that season two will be released on Friday, June 16. (One of you pointed out that’s the day after Aisha’s birthday. I doubt there’s a connection there, but it’s still a fun piece of trivia. 🙂 ) If you’re curious, you can find lists of possible episode titles on Winx Wikia or in fan videos.

2. Licensing Expo 2017 Begins Today

Yep, it’s that time of year again! The annual Las Vegas Licensing Expo begins today! Rainbow will be showcasing their three newest shows: World of Winx, Regal Academy, and Maggie & Bianca: Fashion Friends (which is now on Netflix, too).

As usual, my affiliate Michael from Michael’s Winx Club is there, so keep checking his website for exclusive news and images! (He’s already posted a photo of Rainbow’s booth.) Last year, he got to share a lot of new World of Winx info. Who knows what he’ll get to tell us this year!


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Merchandise News
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Credit goes to WinxClubRUS, WorldOfWinxClub, WinxClubAll, and others who shared this news before I did!

Through ItalToys.it, we’ve gotten our first look at the new World of Winx toys and dolls coming out soon!

Forever Fashion

These are the Winx’s “trendy” outfits. The line includes all six Winx, and each doll comes with wings and a few accessories that match her talent.

Style Magic

These are the dresses the Winx wore in “The Fashion Week” (1X06) and “The Fall of the Queen” (1X13). The line includes all six Winx, and each doll comes with wings and a brush. I’m not sure why these are being marketed under Winx Club instead of World of Winx, though. If Rainbow decides to make dolls wearing some of the other random outfits, will they all be sold as budget Winx Club dolls?

Dreamix Fairy

This line includes all six Winx. Stella and Flora were previously revealed during the Nuremberg Toy Fair in February.

Action Spy

This light-up Bloom doll comes with a glove that allows you to interact with her.

Spy Camper

No one has found any pictures of the toy yet. According to ItalToys, it comes with binoculars, wings, a light-up bracelet, a whiteboard, a pen with a flashlight on it, and a table with a light-up map.

Winx fans also found a new doll from Winx Club, not World of Winx: the 35-in.-tall (90 cm.) My Bloom Tynix doll.

Okay…

Don’t worry. Like WinxClubRUS said, it’s probably a prototype. She looks more like Stella than Bloom! Plus, those are obviously her Butterflix wings, and her outfit doesn’t look accurate at all. Hopefully, we’ll see a better version of this doll later.

What do you think of these new dolls and toys?


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