I thought I posted here before, but I guess not. I cannot specifically claim one year, but I can say a few of my favorites and why.
I never experienced the '01 story as a kid (I only got into it in '02-'03), but I do think that the mythical island setting combined with iconic sets makes it a definite contender.
I liked the Ignition story-line, but I thought the Piraka and Inika were too organic, so only when we went under the sea (this setting made me really happy for some reason) in '06 and '07 did I really love both the story, setting, and the sets (and gatling rocket torpedo launchers).
I know I'm an oddball in this, but '08 was so epic for me! We've got our classic old Toa-heroes from way back in '01, now bigger and better, fighting against Makuta (the ultimate evil) in the sky in the center of the Universe in a battle to save the Universe itself! Add the awesome battle vehicles and Titans, and you can balance out some of the weirdness that came from Mistika (yeah, I'll admit it). We had the awesome online games in which you could choose to score for the Makuta or the Toa Nuva, games that I actually found fun. However, all in all, the best part about 2008 was that we were coming to the epic climax of our quest (or so we thought at the time) in which we would finally see our heroes awaken Mata Nui! The whole point of the story, awakening Mata Nui, would be resolved! The Halo nerd within me cannot resist observing, we were finishing the fight.
Steam Name: Toa Onua - always ready for TF2 or a good chat.Xbox Live Gamertag: PluggedSky51173 - Halo 4 for (4) the win!Minecraft Username: ThePoohster - sometimes play on T9K.Wants: 2003 Jaller (from Jaller and Gukko set), Exo-Toa, Turaga Nuju, Turaga Vakama, Black, White, and Grey Krana, Heat Vision, Sonic, Fire Resistance, Power Scream, and Shadow Kraata, Axonn, ORANGE FIKOU.
I got rid of my picture, are you happy?