My first was Toa Vakama Metru, though I actually got him for free as a party favor. When I was five years old (yes, five), one my friends had a Bionicle themed birthday party, and frankly it was, at the time, the most amazing thing in the world. My friend gave Toa Metru sets out to a few of his guests, and so he entirely introduced me to Bionicle, as I had never even heard of it or seen an ad for it beforehand.
A few weeks later, my dad bought me Matau. I would collect all of the Toa Metru that year, as well as Tehutti and a Vorzakh. From that year on, I bought at least four sets each year until 2010.
Interestingly, one of my parents bought me a Lerahk around the same time that I got Matau, after Vakama. In stores. So even though the first set that I ever owned was Toa Vakama Metru, the oldest set that I ever bought in stores was a 2003 set.
Edited by Artakha's Nephew, Feb 23 2014 - 12:58 PM.
I can also be found on Xonar's Bionicle fansite solismagna.com, as well as on BS01. I'm under the username Artakha's Nephew on both sites. Check out Solis Magna, as it is exactly what we need to keep Bionicle alive.
Also, I highly recommend the hand-drawn comic Diaries of Destral, by Stroxx.
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