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I recently purchased what appears to be a North American release of Onua Mata (#8532) in mint condition. Upon comparing the shape of the canister to its European counterpart, I couldn't help but notice that the NA release appears to have an extra ridge of sorts at the base that makes it stand about 2 mm taller than the other canister. A quick search on eBay revealed that no other NA editions of any Toa Mata seem to have that peculiar ridge and right now I'm thinking of attempting the impossible by figuring out just how many distinct releases (or batches) of the Toa Mata there were, available all over the world. Here are some of the variables I've been able to spot so far: Extra ridge at the base of the canister, making it taller.Distinct arrangement of graphics on North American and European canisters.North American black and white mini CD packed inside, signified with a black symbol under the set name.North American full-color mini CD packed inside, signified with the same black symbol under the set name.European black and white mini CD packed inside, signified with a black symbol under the set name, identical to the NA symbol.European gold/tan mini CD packed inside, signified with the same symbol under the set name.Poster packed inside with a clear image of the one Toa on the front and various early 2001 Technic sets advertised on the back.Poster packed inside with a clear image of the one Toa on the front (identical to the one above down to the very item number) and the Turaga and Rahi sets advertised on the back.Poster packed inside with an image of the one Toa and a sequence of all the Toa Mata on the front and the Turaga and Rahi sets advertised on the back.Poster packed inside with ads of 2002 sets on the back.I don't know if there are any other variations of the posters but I do know that there are no more than four different types of CDs packed inside. Also, the instruction booklets appear to be completely identical for every release. Can you guys take a look at your Toa Mata and tell me if I'm missing something or if there seems to be some extra merchandise packed inside that I haven't yet come across? Photo credit goes to Mask of Destiny, BrickLink and various others.