I was 4 years old. That's right, 2001.
The first set? Tahu Mata. The first ever set <3.
I had previously gotten some Technic stuff like the Slizers I think.
I remember being put at my Grandma's house for babysitting, and I would bring ALL the Toa Mata there to play.
I think we had access to lots of the extra goodies like promo material and vids and remember just sitting at the computer and looking over and over at the videos of the Toa Mata arrival and Bohrok later on and other stuff.
I think elemental powers really sold it for me. As I grew story became a really major factor for my sustained interest.
I remember I always built the mask onto the head before anything else. What can I say, I love Kanohi. <3
Afterwards I kept all the promo posters, Lego catalogs and stuff in a big folder, and bought all the books except some of the Bionicle Adventures series.
Edited by Just Norik, May 18 2014 - 11:30 AM.