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Z'gok is all like, "banzai!"

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Posted by VF5SS on 10 February, 2015 - 22:18
Bionicle is boss

That is pretty rad looking. Might need to pass through the local toy stores and check this out.

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Posted by Optimal III on 10 February, 2015 - 22:32
The name kinda...

Tahu means tofu in my country,, so it kinda funny name for such a badass design

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Posted by narshkajke on 11 February, 2015 - 01:49
Not convinced

This new Bionicle line though, does everything that I wish Hero Factory did.

Yep, it does, and that's exactly why I'm paying it no attention. BIONICLE 2015 may be a reboot, and it may gain advantage from the lessons learned in the Hero Factory line, but to me this is not the old BIONICLE I remember.

Up front, I lost interest in BIONICLE after the first year in Metru Nui (2004-ish) because it was becoming repetitive in mass-produced villains that all looked and acted the same supported by a few larger main baddies. (The Bohrok as a unique swarm-race was a great idea, but mass-produced swarms and baddies year-after-year ruined it and the Bohrok got lost in the gimmick they started.)
The other thing BIONICLE lost was the 'living legends'/ignorant paradise islanders-aspect, which I thought was interesting. Keeping [The] Makuta and Mata Nui as faceless stone figures of mythology standing as gods of that Universe suited me fine, but when they both began to take an active physical role, they lost their stature as gods and became just over-powered characters outshining the importance of the Toa in the storyline.
At first, I thought Metru Nui was an interesting idea- to say the Matoran had a lost past intrigued me, but as time went on and the direction of the story played out, I found BIONICLE shifting away from the uniqueness it had brought early on that I enjoyed so much, and just became a competitor to Power Rangers and Transformers.

BIONICLE 2015 is starting out right where I left it years ago- with a swarm of similar-looking critters. I would rather something like the infected Rahi come back to terrorize and plague the innocent Matoran villagers- an engaging gimmick of different-looking animals corrupted by the mystical Makuta, with the added bonus of having two in each boxed set to encourage mini-games with builders outside of the storyline. And also, whatever happened to bonus alternative models that you could access by going to the website, or a separate boxed set of common un-infected Rahi mini-models?

EDIT: I wish Lego would publish the first online BIONICLE flash game, where you played as the then-unnamed Chronicler traveling across Mata Nui as the Toa made landfall and engaged first the infected Rahi and then the shapeless Makuta. I still have the cutscenes, and I wish I could play the game again, although I do still have the three Desktop toys they made; simple but fun.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 27 February, 2015 - 03:22


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Posted by Dkun on 7 March, 2015 - 21:43