The new Figurine of Wondrous Power, the Alabaster Lioness, is out and if you are a VIP you have one automatically. Just log in and it will appear in your inventory.
It is in all ways the same as the Figurine of Wondrous Power Onyx Panther, except it is white. And has orangey/reddish eyes. Otherwise, identical.
There are some people who are annoyed by this, because the Onyx Panther was part of the (quite expensive) Menace of the Underdark pre-order package and those who shelled out for the pre-order were promised that it would never be available again, only that one time, only that one way. And yet, here comes the Panther again, except this time it is white.
Me? I think the fact that it is white is adequate differentiation between the Lion and the Panther. I don’t mind at all. And in fact, if you are one of those who purchased the Panther along with MotU, you still have a unique bonus that is available to no one else: you can have the Panther and the Lioness in your party at the same time. Both.