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  1. *ahem* *points to Lewa Master of Jungle box* I think it was pretty clear that Millennium was just saying the specific name of "the Green" does not exist in the reboot, not the powers. And he is right. Millenium's also right because Lewa doesn't have the same powers as a Toa of The Green. While we still haven't seen exactly what it means that Lewa can "commune with the wind," it certainly does not sound like anything a g1 Toa of The Green could do. So yes, despite being the Master of Jungle, Lewa is not a Toa of The Green, not by the definition established in g1.
  2. It was hardest to choose a wave of small sets, as they've always been my favorite. The Voyatoran would've been perfect if they'd had some recolored masks; the McToran have the most nostalgia value, but only one function and basically only two points of articulation; the Mahritoran had the most solid, impressive-looking build, but there weren't enough of them. I almost voted for the Rahaga for introducing Y-joints and Rahkshi heads in Metru colors, but at the last minute changed my mind in favor of the Kohlitoran -- despite their egregious omission of Le- and Onu-Matoran, I remember they were the line I was most excited for (although now that I thionk back, the 04 Matoran won me over just as thoroughly at the time) Heroes were also tricky, because I've never really been too crazy about any of them. I had to go with the Inika, just because they were the only canister wave of which I collected more than half. So I must have liked them, right? I mean, the repeating Zamor launchers were pretty much the best projectile weapons we ever got, and it's easy to forget these days just how exciting it was to finally get figures with 13 points of fully unrestricted articulation. The masks were weird as heck, though, so that's a point against them. Villains were easy. I have always loved the Vahki. I will always love the Vahki. I can't actually explain why. Hail Hapori Dume
  3. KimPower 10th Anniversary Edition
  4. Except he can't possibly be teleporting, because he's unable to cross a chasm with no bridge. He's probably just moving so quickly that it looks like he's teleporting.
  5. 4/5 Simple, straightforward, but doesn't overstay its welcome. I do have a soft spot for bite-sized songs
  6. Dark red, dark blue, and dark green didn't exist in 2001 -- dark red and dark blue were introduced in 2002, so maybe if this had been a thing during Year 2, but I don't think dark green came into play until even later. But yeah I would have been so into this. Heck, even if they had just sold the original 6 McToran in stores
  7. 3.5/5 it's all right. gettin too tired to critically analyze it as I normally would
  8. @IcarusBen- concept looks good! @Petewa- Ninjago RPG sounds like a stellar idea. The only thing that strikes me as a possible problem is the hybrid elements -- they sound a tad OP; I could imagine players getting a little godmoddy with that. In general it's best to keep things simple so that players can focus primarily on developing their characters and moving the story forward. @Liuth- I'm thinking you might want to come up with a different role for the blue sleeves, or reserve it as a reward for veteran players. If some players begin the game already in what is ostensibly a leadership position, it's not quite a level playing field. Also, when you say that players could choose to be "Ogel's elite henchmen," do you mean elite Skeleton Drones or human allies? Just a point of curiosity
  9. yoooo this is a jam and a half. I love the contrast between the long, laid-back chords and the fast, frenzied beat. The sound of the person in the background counting up and down adds to the sense of urgency. 5.5/5 the beat immediately made me think of this song: (also I've just realized that, in addition to being packed full of juicy historical references, this other song was probably inspired -- at least aesthetically -- by Boards of Canada. No need to rate this one, though )
  10. oh man that reminded me of all those old comics!! I followed "The Rise and Fall of the Toa" and "Mask of Humour" by the Chili God and CyberKN, respectively. They both incorporated occasional flash movies -- maybe that's what you're remembering, farmstink? There was another comic called "The Curse of Being Plushies" back when the whole "plushie" thing was all the rage; that was actually the thread in which I made my first post
  11. Saying that over and over won't make it true, you know, no matter how many times you repeat yourself. Furthermore, if we take your your reasoning to its logical conclusion, g1 Bionicle isn't Bionicle -- it's Slizers with the "Bionicle" name slapped on. Repeating your mantras to the point of dogmatism won't get you anywhere. Try actually applying some thought for a change.
  12. In less than two months I'll hit ten years as well. Crazy indeed. One of my earliest memories of this site was reading xccj's dystopian AU epic, Time Disruption, but that was before I actually made an account
  13. weird videos are my jam. I love the Chimp Mask Biker Gang 5/5
  14. 4/5, only because I was expecting it to be instrumental based on the intro and I wasn't a big fan of the singer's vocal stylings anyway actually +0.5 because I'd probably have been more into it if I weren't on an instrumental kick right now. 4.5/5
  15. you know you've been in the Bionicle fandom too long when you can clearly remember referring to the Toa Mata as the "Toa Olda"

    1. Rahkshi Guurahk

      Rahkshi Guurahk

      that was so long ago...

    2. Jacks

      Jacks

      "doomtoran"

  16. If having multiple size categories within individual contests is prohibitively overcomplicated, why not have more contests in which size is specified in the theme? BBCC#8 was exclusively small MOCs; I don't think that contest theme has ever been repeated in the 12/13 years since. We oughta bring that one back now and then.
  17. petition to start referring to DARPG veterans as "DARPies" ??

  18. Ole Kirk Christiansen's painted wooden duck was not made of plastic bricks. The new "LEGO" is nothing but a smudge on real LEGO's former glory. Because it's not a painted wooden duck. do you really not see how ridiculous you are sounding
  19. There's only one I can think of that could possibly work better than Doubledee's: Person 1: Slowthink Nuhvok! Oldbone and bogfoot! Person 2: YAAHHHH
  20. "A little recognition" is exactly what TLM gave Bionicle. It's only an insult if you insist on taking it that way.
  21. Nah bruh, my love for Bionicle is powerful enough to endure the agonizing trials of Not Being Constantly Catered To ooh, noted. I haven't been following that thread myself I would disagree on some notes here. In particular, Unikitty was a very dynamic character. When we first meet her, she has a habit of stifling any feelings of negativity so they don't ruin her good mood, but over the course of the movie she experiences a lot of "not-happy thoughts" and has a hard time keeping them in check. In the end, when all hope seems lost, she lets go of her happy-go-lucky facade and is finally honest about her feelings, which gives her the drive to help Emmet save the day. Ahh, I totally forgot about that! Thanks for the correction I should really watch TLM again...
  22. Then how did LEGO "give Bionicle the finger?" Again, LEGO did not make TLM. If that's seriously all it took to kill your love for Bionicle, then it's very obvious that you never loved Bionicle very much. If at all. It is your personal opinion that Bionicle is LEGO's best theme. Heck, that's my opinion too! The difference between us is that I understand that it is my opinion and as such, not everyone will agree with it, and in fact, most people probably won't. You, on the other hand, seem to believe that your point of view is the only valid one, and that is where we run into problems. You cannot claim that your personal opinions and preferences are facts and still reasonably expect anybody to take you seriously. 1. Not every single character needs to be dynamic for a story to be effective. In fact, it's usually good to have some static characters as your supporting cast, so that the story can focus on the development of the primary characters. In this case, we had a handful of static characters (Batman, Benny, Unikitty, etc.) in support of a handful of dynamic characters (Emmett, Wyldstyle, Lord Business/The Man Upstairs, Bad Cop). Basically: the presence of static/two-dimensional characters =/= bad story. 2. Archetypes are not necessarily equivalent to stereotypes. It's true that TLM relied heavily on archetypes for its characters, and that is a flaw, but not a fatal flaw. It's still a higher quality of storytelling than Bay's Transformers.
  23. What exactly do you mean by this? Are you saying that Bionicle ending somehow reduced the impact it had on you? Because that wouldn't make an ounce of sense, tbh It did celebrate LEGO. Again, paying attention really helps. This doesn't make sense either. Who is the "you" here? I'm assuming that by "giving it the finger" you are again referring to TLM. But LEGO didn't make TLM, and the directors of TLM had nothing whatsoever to do with Bionicle's cancellation. You are talking nonsense. Consider this: Bay's Transformers was a mess in terms of storytelling, character development, and theme -- in short, it was not a good movie. TLM was.
  24. I am a fan of LEGO in general and Bionicle in particular, and I can honestly tell you that TLM was respectful to both LEGO and Bionicle. You have no idea how excited I got when I saw the Toa Mata flash past. So maybe, if you're the sort of person who stubbornly insists on looking at everything in the most negative light possible, you found TLM to be a "tremendous slap in the face" to you specifically, but to every single fan of LEGO and Bionicle? That's a sweeping generalization, and I'm definitely not the only counterexample to show that it's absolutely false. Seriously, how the actual heck was TLM even remotely disrespectful to LEGO? Films that diss their source material don't get to be smash hits.
  25. Okay yeah we very obviously didn't see the same movie because that is also the literal opposite of what the film's message about AFOLs ultimately was. The entire point of the movie is that the Man Upstairs was missing the point of LEGO. Try to actually pay attention next time.
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