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Quick Idea

I vote we start calling the water planet Mata Nui crashed on Ocea Magna   the barren desert planet is called Barra Magna so Ocea Magna just sounds about right  

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Random 2009 Ramblings

so now that I've started seeing Agori popping up on shelves I guess 2009 has begun for Bionicle anyway.   2008 was a great year, one of the best. Lets see if 2009 can beat it. I like the idea that we are going back to the "super advanced robots living as villagers in simple society" thing like in 2001. There's something about that contrast I always loved.   I've seen all the new sets (even some I shouldn't have) and I like them all quite alot. That being said I probably won't be buying any th

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The Final Battle Is Finally Read

So I'll try to keep out any spoilers and just tell you that Bionicle Legends 11 is an amazing book. Maybe just for the ending though. It's got some great battles but they don't seem to quite come across in print, even becoming slightly hard to follow at some points. Though the character interaction more than makes up for it between both the heroes and the villians. There's a bit of flying macguffin that seems to show up just to clean up the plot, though I'm not sure how you would have done it ot

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Secrets Of The Swamp Revealed

I recently got Legends 10: Swamp of Secrets and I will say it's a good book. Not exactly my favorite of the books but worth the read   I wouldn't say its a spoiler to reveal there is basically two stories going on in this book. It's interesting how it flows between the two stories but the final result feels like a book that's half as long as it should be and we only get a few fights and some secrets revealed. I believe both stories had the ability to carry two books, and had thy not been cramme

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Pre-order Sale

It looks like ToyWiz has the Mistika on pre-order   Now usually I would never suggest ordering from Toywiz as they have a tenancy to raise the price.   Interestingly enough they have all the Mistika available for $11.99, same price as the Phantoka, which is a dollar less then the price being shown at Toy Fair. So does this mean there may not be a price raise, did ToyWiz just not get the memo?   But of your one of those that have to get the new sets as soon as possible, you may want to check

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The Podcast Is A Go...so Far

I finally chose the people that would be part of my podcast team today.   I opened up the poll where people can vote on what to name the podcast   I think I have 50 PMs in my mail box   I may haven broken BZP in the process   I haven't been this excited about...anything in a long time.   Here's hoping you'll be listening when its all said and done.  

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Kracked Theories: Mata Nui

So now onto my next crazy theory, the Great Spirit Mata Nui himself.   I have a theory that seems to come more from Transformers then Bionicle...but it might work.   Mata Nui's body is literally the world under the great sea. Think of it kinda like Unicron or actually Primus from Transformers.   That is why the island of Voya Nui had to be returned to help revive him, it was part of him, thats why the Staff had ot be used to repair the world, to repair Mata Nui. That is why the core needed to

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The End Draws Near!

The audition contest for my Podcast is almost over. Be sure to get your auditions in BEFORE January 15th.   if you have no idea what I'm talking about then please go here.   now is when the fun can start!  

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Auditions Have Started!

I just started auditions for the new BZPowercast (though currently looking for a new name) that I've been talking about.     Go HERE, read the rules and be sure to send in your sound clips so we can get this thing going, I wouldn't be able to do it without you.    

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Like A Bull In A Knowledge Tower

Well I just recently got Muaka & Kane-ra thanks to the wonder that is Ebay, and I have to say these may be my new(old) favorite sets.   Not to mention I got them mint in original box for $35...gotta love it.   But back to the sets, I absolutely love these things, I was amazed at how many peices on there I hadn't seen before, not to mention the pure originality of the bull and the cat. I know that this set and many of the original rahi were based on an old Lego Technic brand whose name esca

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Kracked Theories 1: What Are The Great Beings?

It's time for one of my theories..so sit back, relax, and enjoy the crazy.   It's actually an idea I had a long time ago, but due to recent evidence it just seems to get more and more true.   I'm just going to go ahead and say it, that way you wont have to read.   The Great Beings are people. Like you and me.   Now for those of you still here I'll try and clarify it.   When the mystery of the Great Beings first came about it more or less just hit me. What would be the perfect creator of the

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Should I?

should I do it?   should I take the plunge?   Should I follow my dream?   Should I risk it all blowing up in my face?   Should I face the fear of failure?   Should I go out in a blaze of glory?   Why Shouldn't I?  

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The Biggest Thing Keeping Bionicle From Being Great

You know what holds Bionicle back the most?   The sets.   I say that after catching up on bioniclestory.com. Those stories are amazing (though the biocast has all the production values of a elementary school play) and while I know most of my glee from it is pure fandom (Toa Hagah? Yes please) I know that's also because the story is free to just be a story. There is no need to try and explain a whole set of new characters every six months, they can just have new characters when they want to.  

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The 2008 Sets

Yah.....   and thats all I'm going to say about that (at least until we are allowed to)   EDIT: Now with twice the judgement   Im just going to go ahead and use spoiler tags for all of this, in case no one even wants to have the new sets vividly described to them   First of all, lets just look at the sets » Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... «I like these sets. Well all except maybe Kopaka, probably because the only weapon I see on him is one of those guns. I really dont like

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Project Update

Aright now that the forums are back online (which I think was just some sort of ploy so the collective energies of the site could be focused into shipping little blue bricks) I thought I would share how my project currently know as "The crazy idea for a fan made Powercast that will most likely fail" is going so far:   Actually the down time for the forums have been a bit of a blessing for me cause the time I usually use sneaking my way around the forums could be put to better use. I think I kno

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Note To Self

New Powercast? make podcast   Let the members do it, no direct involvement by BZP staff   unless we get it offical, then have a mention of it in the news each time an episode comes out   About 4 members and do it every other week   Would need to get permission from parents for anyone under 13 or so....dont want cops at door   make it just like four people sitting around talking Bionicle, relaxed feel.   cover all the big news on BZP from the last two weeks   talk about whats been going o

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A Humble Request

You know what would make a great birthday present for BZP? an RSS feed for the main page for the news section.     For those of you that don't know, an RSS feed is a little function that allows you to quickly load news stories from websites without loading the entire site.     So Bink, get on that.   I mean....please ol great and honorable Binkmeister grant one of your humble disciples a small request on this most happy of times....please   Actually now that I think of it I have no idea how

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5 Years! Really?

In all the fun an celebration going on with BZP's birthday I completely forgot about how long I'd been on here   5 years!!!   I really can't believe it's that long...seems like just yesterday I was surfing on Google and did a search for Bionicle just wanting to see what was on the LEGO page and found BZ Community. I can say that there hasn't been a day that's gone by that I haven't been here at least once every day....mostly more. I'm usually just lurking in the back reading the news stories a

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Let My People Vote!

So lately I've been working on coloring and cleaning up a pic a friend drew me of everyone's favorite character: Kraka the toa (and such a good name too). The original sketch was so good that I wanted to make sure my version was just as good. What I ended up doing to creating two different pictures on two different programs. And I just can't seem to choose which one looks best. So I'm asking you, help a buddy out and post a comment on which you think is better. Hopefully I'll get to use the winn

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What The Deuce?

I recently got a private email from someone saying something about fighting the BZP. So does bzp have spam?   But also is this a good thing, the bigger something becomes the more likely something like this will happen. It's an enevitable part of bzpower growing in popularity. And it's good to see that the staff was on a the ball and got them.   I dont want to see anymore, and I dont want it to cause any trouble for the wonderfull people that run this great site. But if this is a price I pay to

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Straight To The Moon Alis

I'm going to be talking about Legends #9 so you know the drill   » Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... « Well the description for #9 is "A new world awaits -- a city in the sky -- and the legend continues . . ." Now if they hadn't just had a city underwater then I would be fine with this, but at this rate they are starting to run the gambit of stereotypic fantasy locations. Now I know this is a very limited description. I hope that by "in the sky" it means that it's an island that i

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Are The Mahri Marred?

And now for my opinion on the Mahri.   Why the rocket launchers...why?? they have metru faces (THEY CAN WEAR MASKS!!! ) so why cant we have masks again. Or remember the kanoka? we had a whole series of collectibles that only one Toa Metru could use. Actually in my opinion we need to abandon the collectibly thing all together, if you can buy sets of "bullets" there's really no point.   First i would like to say that the Mahri for the most part remind me of the nuva, they are essentially the s

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And Now For What I Wanted To Do For A Month

Well now that BZP has released the pics for the some of the new sets I feel free to talk about them.   I'm just going to be talking about the new titans here, I never really cared much for the construction sets.   Aright lets start with Maxilos & Spinaz. I like this set alot. From what I've seen of Maxilos he looks well designed and is probably the only set where I think that new rocket launcher thing actually works. Plus we get Spinaz who is about as complicated as a toa, but the parts

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Let The Government Work For You

I've been trying to do something sneaky that my friends over at a Transformers website taught me.   trademark searches   You can often find the names of products long before their release because of the need to copyright the names.   Hasbro, the company that makes transformers has thousands of trademarks for all kinds of different toys.   But lego does not.   actually it may be because Lego in itself is apperently not the company filing for lego patents. If you do a search for lego on

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