Musings & Rants
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Warning: if you haven’t seen World of Winx season two yet, turn back now if you don’t want spoilers!

Still here? Okay, here we go.

Overall, I didn’t like this season. I felt indifferent towards it at first, but as my sister watched it, I noticed I agreed with most of her complaints. I’ll tell you what she said about both seasons later.

If I could sum up this season up in one word, it would be “spectacle.” It put on a flashy show: lots of action, powerful spells, darker scenes, and interesting enemies. But that just distracted us from the major problems, including a plot flaw that makes the Winx look like idiots.

In the first episode, they get whisked away to Neverland — a.k.a. The World of Dreams — after randomly gaining Onyrix. They run into Jim and Smee, who tell them Tinkerbell’s back story: Peter Pan left her, she fell into despair, and she become the evil queen they fought last season. Naturally, the Winx feel sorry for her. They decide to find Peter, hoping she’ll turn back into a good fairy if she sees him again. Nothing wrong so far.

While they’re looking for him, which later changes to looking for his son Matt, the Spirit of the World of Dreams — a.k.a. the Spirit of the Forest — occasionally interrupts to tell them a Neverlander is in danger. Here’s when the Winx start contradicting themselves. After Flora, Tecna, and Aisha save the Alligator Man in “Mermaids on Earth” (2X04), Flora says the Winx and the Neverlanders are “united against the queen [of the World of Dreams].”

What does that mean? Don’t the Winx wanna make her good again? Why is Flora talking like they wanna fight Tinkerbell?

This continues throughout the season. Every time the Winx save a Neverlander, they send them to Jim’s army. At the same, they keep looking for Matt so they can solve the conflict peacefully. But once they find him, they even train him for battle — before they learn about the prophecy!

Because of this, the “betrayal” arc near the end makes no sense. In “Technomagic Trap” (2X10), as soon as the Winx return to Earth, Jim rallies the Neverlanders to march on Tinkerbell. Matt says maybe he should go alone and try to talk to her (the Winx’s plan), but Jim convinces him to join them.

I remember being confused when I watched this scene. Why would anyone, especially Matt, be surprised about fighting Tinkerbell? The Winx made it sound like that was the point. They even helped him find a sword. What did he expect to do with it?

Bloom also says Matt will “help turn Tinkerbell back into the good fairy she was.” Then why did he need warrior training? What was the point of being “the hero of Neverland” if he wasn’t supposed to fight her?

In the next episode, “Jim’s Revenge” (2X11), the Winx’s plan works. As soon as Tinkerbell sees Matt, she gives up her fairy powers and her crown. Problem solved, right? Nope. Jim wants justice and convinces the Neverlanders to attack her. The Winx try to protect her.

It’s a clash of ideals: justice vs. mercy — expect the Winx spent all season planting the “defeat Tinkerbell” idea in the Neverlanders’ heads, too.

Wait a minute. They just wanted to fight the shadow creatures, not Tinkerbell. Right?

Yes, the shadow creatures were everywhere, and the Neverlanders had to defend themselves. But that’s not how the Winx pitched it. They kept saying, “Defeat the queen!”

  • Flora in ep. 4: “We are all on the same team now and united against the queen!”
  • Bloom in ep. 4: “The more we are, the better we can fight the queen!”
  • Stella in ep. 6: Defeat the evil queen ruling in Neverland!”

See? It’s like they forgot she was Tinkerbell! Even if they meant “defeat her shadow creatures,” it doesn’t explain why they trained Matt for battle if they just wanted him to talk her out of her wickedness.

I’m getting confused trying to explain this, so here’s a TL;DR.

From the beginning, the Winx wanted to make Tinkerbell good again. Their plan was to find Peter Pan (later Matt) and bring him to Neverland. Jim wanted to destroy Tinkerbell. They all wanted to save Neverland, but they had different ideas for how to do it. But for some reason, the Winx tried to play both angles: looking for Matt and helping Jim build his army. Why were they surprised by the outcome?

Didn’t he trick them into thinking he believed their plan would work? After all, what he really wanted was power.

It seemed that way, but again, that doesn’t explain why they kept talking about fighting her, too. Bottom line: the Winx’s actions and dialogue didn’t match their goal.

That’s just one of the problems I have with this season. I’ll talk more about it after “What If Wednesday.”

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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Michael gave me permission to share this screenshot from the World of Winx season two trailer. Thank you! 😀

As you can see, the Winx meet the Spirit of the Forest from season one again. While writing yesterday’s post, I had a line about her giving them the Onyrix power (Michael’s spelling, so I trust it), but I deleted it. The name has nothing to do with nature, so I thought I might be wrong.

This picture WinxClubRUS found makes me think I was right, after all (thank you to my affiliate GermanSirenix for identifying the source):

Compare her outfit with theirs. They have the same motifs: flowers, open-leg pants, and strips of fabric. I think it’s a good theory. Did she also give them Dreamix? That’s possible, too.

Now that we’ve seen all six Winx’s looks, what do you think of Onyrix?


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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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Guest Posts
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As you know, I’ve stopped writing episode reviews. But last week, a Winx fan named Will N. emailed me with a suggestion: how about guest episode reviews? Why not? Great idea!

Here’s Will’s review of “Baby Winx” (7X20). If you’d like to submit an episode review, too, email it to [email protected].


Review of Episode 7X20: “Baby Winx”

By: Will N.

Quick Recap: Back on Earth again (yawn!). The Winx are helping Roxy with an animal show to benefit the rescue park. Meanwhile, Kalshara and Brafilius try to cause trouble in any way possible like always (yawn again!), still searching for that First Color of the Universe. (How long is this search gonna last? Even Ogron didn’t waste this long trying to accomplish his goals.) This time, however, it involves the Winx being turned into seven-year-olds, and circus hijinks ensue as part of the benefits program.

Observations

  • Brafilius actually doing something smart for once. Too bad he has to undo it almost immediately.
  • Well, I guess the people who said Butterflix was based off circus clowns were right 😛
  • Are the guys being designated babysitters now?
  • Roxy’s as sassy as ever. Where was she when we needed her?
  • Why does Sky have to fight with Bloom’s unicorn? What does Elas have that Sky doesn’t?
  • Well, at least that Etno Chic outfit wasn’t ditched after two episodes; it stuck around for 4.

Loose ends

  • Sky, you’re clueless to not believe that a 7 year old, who strongly looks like your fiancée and has a pet unicorn, is not your fiancée turned into a kid when you live in a magical world on a daily basis.
  • Kalshara, you should stop relying on your brother.
  • Apparently, power is not restricted by age. Must be something to do with Believix or Enchantix.
  • Quote: “Yeah, I can’t leave you alone for more than ten minutes.” Well said, Roxy. Well said.