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Toa Komali

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  1. No the Toa Mata don't get old, anymore than Optimus Prime gets old. But them arriving on a island after Makuta or what have you and having mask collecting be their mission to beat him that does. The mask collection thing it worked back then because this catchphrase was in everyone's mind and heart at the time "Gotta catch Em' all!" it is why Yu-Gi-Oh and other collectable series was working then because collecting was in and to a degree still is. But the fad of collecting all masks, Krana, Kratta, Kanoka and such is not as strong a selling point now. The characters are not the problem, it is the method to the story that is the problem as again I point to Optimus Prime how many times has Cybertron been under attack? How many times have humans and living machines fought the same war, and how many times has Optimus died? As a fan of Transformers and Bionicle I can say with full honesty the characters can stay the same and certain parts of their mission can too, but after Transformers: The Unicron Trilogy did we see Minicons with every figure, no we didn't. What about Mata Nui already having its champions who have defended it for years and made life good, but Makuta assails the Island. He is not a native, he is a conqueror looking to add Mata Nui to his empire or he is a "Demon" from beyond the region and like darkmatter in the Kirby universe seeks to claim all before him so he may reshape it into more of him to put it another way he is a virus and his function to corrupt and reformat. Heck Makuta could be literally out to destroy Mata Nui, again just to sustain himself like the Beast Planet from Shadow Warriors. Same Characters can get stale if they are handled poorly but there is a series where the same three people are in a never-ending cycle and it is the third most successful franchise its creator and owners have. "Legend tales of a kingdom old, a land once lush thanks to three of gold. Green fields and blue waters cover the land, the peaceful peoples all held onto the other's hand. Peaceful time it slowly spun, no fear or need to run. A hard days work done, now it is time for fun. But slowly a shadow seeped, through the cracks it would reap. Oh dear oh no, this can't be so, what is happeing, to the joyous light, will our world sink into night?! A bright light it appears, its courage has grown through the years! It journeyed across our land, what is that held in his hand, Why no, can it be, do you think? Is that the sword of evils bane?! No man can hold that it is insane! But here we see night turning into day, the hero he had it the evil it did slay! Now we can sing once again, in peace the day as bright as it began this quest was beyond our dreams!"- Wind Waker intro custom lyrics Ok it may need some tweaking to follow the rhythm properly but every line could describe any of the Zelda games and they have not gotten stale by a longshot. Verbatim the plot to all but two Zelda games is in that song so tell me the same characters and basic premise can't be times.
  2. Phong: Chance has nothing to do with it, the future is not determined by the throw of the dice. But by the conscious decisions of you, and me. I'm not ruling it out Lego has never failed to surprise me, we may only have a blink into a possible return. Who knows but regardless there are Lego Idea Projects gathering momentum faster than a blue hedgehog on blast processing, unlike a good chunk of Lego Ideas like the Central Perk friends set or the disney related sets and beyond this idea is pure Lego. So there will be no need to haggle, communicate with a organisation like ABC, NBC, WB, Ect. this set if it gets the votes is one Lego can stamp a "Pass" on so it can be in our hands from their brilliant minds. One way or another Bionicle is getting recognition soon, if not the home front then we can do our part for the legend to never truly end. "Legacy is in the air" and for me that has many meanings.
  3. Taria, why you do this to me Taria? You wound me, shattered a dream! Dashed it on the rocks like a cheap ceramic bowl, I trusted you Taria! You were the chosen one, you were meant to wear the Inika not loose it! Ok I really hope you can take a joke here Taria because that was meant to be read in the voice of the Godfather, not a legit tormented cry at you for pointing it out. I mean no harm just wanted to try to get a chuckle out of my fellows. In a way I am both glad and sad, glad we don't need to keep speculating on sill for fun stuff from Chris, as well as not having to learn a third mythos while I write and create a story set in what I call "The Legacy" universe of G1 Basically it is a alternate universe where Teridax slipped up his timing at the Core Processor and Mata Nui awoke after the Inika jump started Karda Nui. Mata Nui carried out his mission and made a attempt to protect all worlds from plans like Teridax's, he turned the GSR into a moon of the newly reborn Sphereus Magna. Now like I said I also am sad, I truly believe Lego could pull a Hasbro and have Bionicle become like Transformers a multigenerational series where the old stories can continue for the older fans and the new toy lines have their own story. We gave Bionicle 2015 the nickname G2 I would love for there to be a bionicle generations one day. But I can't tell lego what to do, at least alone I can't but I'm not pushing them on this just yet. May Bionicle return one day and may it be as awesome as we know it can be.
  4. Didn't you know, they let the Animated alumnus finish off the story last Botcon. Unicron, RID 2001, both have connection to current series or rather would if the concept of "The Shroud" hadn't happened. Indeed they do do focus alot on G1/bayverse (Which coincidentally isn't even Bay anymore) but there are a few threads to others you got to look for (Trust me I've spent like the last four years researching Transformers as if I was writing a thesis in university on it. They are there if you know what to look for.) I will agree though we need to get back on topic and I two love both franchises alot. I got both Transformers and Bohrok for Christmas many years apart but they both are deep in my very core of fiction and geekdom. I just hope we know Faber enough to trust him not to put us on Earth, it is the whole reason it took 3 years to see a movie afterall because "Bionicle didn't work with humans, especially young humans among Toa, Turaga and Matoran" and funny enough the movie we got had some alumnus from Beast Wars in it (Tahu and Dinobot have the same VA and it is awesome!) that is the last on Cybertron you'll hear from me in this thread. But a dream to have a multiversal Bionicle is something Lego can do just as well as any competitor maybe even give a friendly rivalry rise.
  5. Doesn't stop Hasbro, that is my point. Think has any Transformers series truly been left to rot, no they acknowledge them and even work the old stories to cross over with the new. Cybertron always continues not just with fans but with the creators and writers, Mata Nui=Optimus, Makuta=Megatron just because G1 ended 30 plus years ago doesn't keep it from the lime light we see those heros in new works as they were and as they are. Why can't Lego do what another franchise has done, keeping sections of the Multiverse expanding even if they aren't the forefront current line? Imagine it Bionicle G1 being relevant as Transformers G1, that is what I mean? Think of it like this, G1 ended in the 80s, but come 1997 that very universe, very time line, was revisited with what came after the Autobots and Decepticons. Maximals and Predicons, so far as to the point that they visit the very HQ of G1 to protect it from being erased. Let's one day see the conflict we didn't see inside Mata Nui while the Toa floated on the ocean new heros working behind the scenes and maybe just maybe sets released for Con goers. Epic doesn't begin to describe the possibility that could bring, Bionicle is just as amazing as Transformers if not more.
  6. RoTF and the first movie oddly have a funny little Time related thing, according to the first movie the Allspark landed on Earth roughly 20,000 B.C.. RoTF the father of the Decepticons is on Earth in 17,000 B.C, roughly 3000 years after the great realic he served landed on Earth since B.C. counted backward to 1 and then 1 A.D counts up. Relativity is weird, but I am all for Mata Nui having viewed us all the way back then 100,000 years is inconceivable to a point in Human minds. But for Earth to hold any remnants of his visit in the 21st and beyond century would only make sense if a Olmak is involved, Red Star's Purpose was conservation of resources and flight take off. Why would anything be left behind when that is the case? Also speaking of Cybertron, who here besides me think Lego should make Bionicle their Equivalent to Transformers? By which I mean each Generation is its own universe but they are all connected somehow, a Bionicle Gen can be like a Transformers Gen, the story is soft rebooted to allow new fans to enjoy it but the old fans and stories can be continued in comics and convention stuff. If any Lego creation has the power to be Legos' Juggernaut on par with a 30 year old franchise it's Bionicle. New legends are awake, but old memories must be told. For that is the way of the Bionicle.
  7. Glad I can help ya my friend, I hope all goes well.
  8. Got a collection of G1 masks but no G2 stuff. I am using them for Pepakura paper art, so I can sculpt some MoL style Matoran and others, my best hope to help is to recommend you to this site https://www.yeggi.com/q/bionicle+masks/ I have found a great deal of mask patterns and models there. Though oddly not the Great Masks of the Toa Mata, got those from Modeler Resource along with the Toa models I suspect a Biomedia connection there and all I can say is thanks if so.
  9. Very close indeed, shut me up on that subject. Still I hope this has more in common with the first series and less Earth. Bionicle may be Biological Chronicle but well it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth if it is Earthly, in setting.
  10. To be fair not as fast as this, this kind of movement would need more than Ice shifts that is also continental shifts here. I just find it more coincidental is all, especially since some parts of Lego Geography have looked much closer to real world stuff like this.
  11. I see full Krahkan in that mask, that is something and a amazing unplanned (?) connection to villains with Masks. Cannot agree with you on the Mask of Elemental energy similarity though, Cheeks are not pronounced enough. I think though this is giving me a idea, Kanohi based off the helmets and masks of previous Lego series, like the Stingray guys in the old Auqazone sets or the knights from the 2003-ish line that was kinda a Middle-ages Ninjago now I think on it. Pity Johnny Thunder didn't have a mask nut the Aussie style one side up brimmed hat, among my Lego memories Johnny is second only to the Infomaniac of Lego Island fame. I properly discovered Lego around 1996-7 and the rest is life long. As for a computer scenario Makuta is more like the Viral villain Megabyte from the first CGI cartoon "Reboot", he is calm, collected, ever scheming and if Lee Tokar hadn't played Teridax in the movies (How did he do it? This is the guy who voiced Bling-Bling Boy in Johnny Test, Mr. Higsby from Megaman Nt Warrior, Doctor Frog in League of Super Evil a short run on US airwaves, and I think it was Inkey in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures alongside many Bionicle Alumnus if I recall. All his characters have a somewhat whinny touch to their voice but Teridax is full on Baritone-Bass levels of deep voice) Tony Jay would of been my pick for his voice, pity Jay never got a role in the first three since he passed back in 2006 he would of made a great Icarax seeing how he was the most like Teridax in mindset. Off topic sorry, but back to the Analogy. Megabyte was pure brute strength much as Teridax in 2003 was, he had the power to infect a program with touch alone which in another similarity changed the color of the infected to match his deep blue metal skin (As Teridax infected things they became either slimy, rusted or toxic looking as a corruption to the poor saps enslaved by him. But Megabyte could not infect all of the system he was in as it had security parameters , in this case the Matoran, Toa, Turaga and Rahi were able to fight as anyone being infected would could use will power, and the Toa unless forced to wear the Mask were Gaurdian protocol (Think Tron only they don't need the User, in fact in Reboot which takes place inside a computer where no one knows what is inside their OS. just as beyond
  12. Nah nah I'm not trying to do accurate exact replication of scale for Mata Nui or Sphereus Magna, no this is research to grasp the size it could look right on a texture map of a planet not accurate but it makes sense if you look at it. Seeing as my spriting project requires a few orbital shots of Sphereus Magnus and a new body in place of Aqua Magna, Matoraus Magna which is meant to be the body of Mata Nui's GSR form if it were turned from a inside world to a external plant world. The Domes are now truly Islands in the seas of this moon for Sphereus Magna and Mata Nui is the best thing to set a reasonable replica of scale. It can't be accurate to the degree it would need to be if I wear actually mapping the Matoran Universe like a Cartographer.
  13. Nope, I checked it the bit at the top of Antarctica is far more straight and is not a series of small Island like Archipelagos, this has a vauge outline similar to but not anywhere exact to be a Earth landmass. Funny enough the curly bit at the top reminds me of the cowlick on the obscure video game character Plok, to me though it looks like part of the southern island chains in Mata Nui. I always liked to say Bionicle was far far away from Earth, I.E. Sphereus Magna and its solar system is in a galaxy much like ours and Mata Nui may have passed Earth in the long distant past but even if he could land on it we'd be no wiser as Kini-Nui would disguise him.
  14. I'm going to have to play through all the OG then Voya Nui is one I never ever got the chance to try when it was on the website, thank the stars that Biomedia is out there. I'll check em out, based off a crazy idea I has I think I can work this. The idea is inspired by Phantasy Star the first and second games, in the first many of the buildings (And remember Phantasy Star is a Sci-Fantasy game Tech and Magic are in harmony but the tech is advanced well beyond Earth concepts well by the standards of the 80s Sci-Fi terms) are blue dome shaped houses. In the second game it is more advanced and architecture has changed, though given that it is a RPG a city looks like a village but the building style still has a dome oddly it's at the top of the building now. Thank you for the key links there, I will look through them tomorrow as I am on my Wii U and Biosector loads oddly on here (Odd considering the other Bionicle Wiki out there the one with orange background has no trouble with its side bar getting in the way.) I completely forgot Le-Koro's tree top nature allowed for more verity since huts are more suited for tree habitation, what with having to place logs into the tree as a floor and foundation. I really need to play MNOG 2 all the way through, it's more RPG than MNOG which was a point and click adventure style (Thankfully without a goat puzzle) but I can explore most of the Island after I fix the bridge if I remember. As for Metru Nui we get some interior designs in the Promos and if I remember the game about the Plant that was made by Teridax (Makuta Bones I can't remember how to spell that darn thing's name let alone pronounce it, Karzahni is easy the other not so) and the Vahki animations show some skyline and exterior shots for buildings, considering that Metru Nui is the hogh point of tech in the Matoran universe I could see building like Sim City's Archologies Buildings that are cities in themselves. I'd say Agori and Glatoran would also follow the same kind of rules, The area dictates the style. The whole Bara Magna era villages were probably quite like the Pueblo buildings of the Native American tribes of the western deserts in the US, built into the very clif sides like Taijun or near the two giant trees in the Jungle village. Speaking of what kind of mega flora did Sphereus Magna have in its prehistory that they stand even to this day (And that is taking in account of the long life spans of the native Sentient races) petrified mega Redwoods sheesh!
  15. Ok as I'm getting ready to work on some Bionicle pixel art and sprites projects in the near future I have found myself with a puzzle, in MNOG 1 and 2 most Matoran homes are dome shaped and even in Mask of Light the Ta-Matoran in the attack on Ta-Koro were huddled up inside a dome hut. This got me thinking on is this common throughout the Matoran Universe as I can't recall Metru Nui having dome shaped buildings besides the Moto Hub and the Great Temple where the Toa Suva is. Anyone else know of examples of Matoran homes? I think in MNOG 1 Vakama's chamber was within a building built out of the wall and was more boxy due to this with a classic "Stone Door Frame" like you'd see in the Flintstones. I think that they might move in another direction of Architecture on Sphereus Magna but really what are some good examples of nondome homes?
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