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#1 Offline I Exist

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Posted Jul 11 2014 - 10:44 AM

Do you feel there is a set or many sets that were really underated ? Like sets everybody seems to be complaining about but

you think is great ? Or a set no one talks about but you think is genius ?

 

For me, it would be the Turaga. These were pure genius to me. They look simple but had many pieces and a great design as well as a cool function. Also like the colors they choosed for them.

 

What is your underated set(s) ?


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Posted Jul 11 2014 - 12:23 PM

I kind of feel like Kongu Mahri and Nuparu Mahri were underrated somewhat. They made not of had the best body designs, but I still thought that they were really cool sets. 


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Posted Jul 11 2014 - 12:33 PM

The Vahki. I think they're pretty cool and deserve more love.


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Posted Jul 11 2014 - 12:51 PM

Underrated... People use this word to describe something they like and others don't.
For me, that would be Jaller Inika due to his mask design and ability, heat-lightning manipulation and a mentality waaaay cooler than Vakama's. He is particularly similar to Tahu in that aspect, actually.

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Posted Jul 11 2014 - 01:08 PM

For me, that would be Jaller Inika due to his mask design and ability, heat-lightning manipulation and a mentality waaaay cooler than Vakama's. He is particularly similar to Tahu in that aspect, actually.

This topic is about the sets, though.

Anyway ... does Voporak count? I think Voporak counts. He's pretty awesome as a set (since he was released in a boxed form), but I don't think he gets much love.

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Posted Jul 11 2014 - 01:49 PM

Skopio.  That thing was amazing, but I know a lot of people that didn't like it.


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Posted Jul 11 2014 - 02:02 PM

Hewkii Mahri. He's not without flaws, but he was my personal favorite of the Mahri.

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Posted Jul 11 2014 - 02:40 PM

Karzahni. The model isn't great, perhaps, but it has lots of cool pieces, and several uniquely colored ones.
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Posted Jul 11 2014 - 05:11 PM

Some people(or more) dislike the Inika, but I like them. There's not too much to dislike about them imo, apart from Hahli's mask. =P


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Posted Jul 11 2014 - 06:48 PM

I'll have to agree with all of this. And yeah, Vaporak counts.

What I like about Vaporak is that he's one of the rare boxed combo sets that acutally look like a titan-sized set on his own,

and not only a combo.


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Posted Jul 11 2014 - 09:32 PM

I think Krekka looks pretty awesome with so many pieces building up his torso, also his face looked menacing just like a Dark Hunter should be!


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Posted Jul 12 2014 - 09:08 PM

I'd say the McToran. I think it's understaded what awesome colours they had, like purple, sand blue, teal and yellow. The pieces are also so esthetically pleasing, especially the ancient-looking head piece. It's strange how the characters are so well appreciated, but the sets have so few reviews.


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Posted Jul 13 2014 - 10:25 AM

This turaga from 2001 are my favorite sets
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Posted Jul 14 2014 - 11:22 AM

jaller mahri. I loved his crab


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Posted Jul 14 2014 - 11:37 AM

I dunno, maybe the Bohrok-Kal. You can never have too  many Bohrok.


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Posted Jul 14 2014 - 01:40 PM

Sidorak, Roodaka, and Keetongu are some pretty nice sets. Most notably, they were the last titans before the Inika and Piraka torsos came out, and thus the last set of titans with completely custom made torsos (there are some individual exemptions). Not that later titans were all bad, but I honorably hold these three guys as the last of a sort of extinct breed of sets.


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Posted Jul 14 2014 - 02:07 PM

I feel like Pridak should've gotten more love, what with his largely unique torso build and moveable waist. Sure, Maxilos did the waist part better, but for a canister set, Pridak was very well designed, I think.


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Posted Jul 14 2014 - 07:09 PM

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They had a lot of cool pieces, and in my opinion excellent design and playability, plus Toa Mata Nui was awesome!

 

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Posted Jul 15 2014 - 10:22 PM

The Hordika for me were great sets, i dont know what it was about them but they are just unique to me


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Posted Jul 16 2014 - 12:09 AM

The Bohrok Va. These guys introduced interesting variations to the Turaga built with moveable feet and necks, and were also adorable! Menacingly adorable, but still! >\^^/<

 

I'd say the McToran. I think it's understaded what awesome colours they had, like purple, sand blue, teal and yellow. The pieces are also so esthetically pleasing, especially the ancient-looking head piece. It's strange how the characters are so well appreciated, but the sets have so few reviews.

I must disagree; I think the McToran are some of the most universally beloved BIONICLE sets of the entire series. They don't have many reviews probably because they are quite simple, which is part of their appeal, but also leaves not a whole lot to be said of them. They also weren't sold in stores, so people didn't really need a second opinion on something that they didn't directly purchase (except for secondhand websites, which admittedly is where most fans get them).


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Posted Aug 03 2014 - 01:14 AM

Hewkii(2007), Alot of  People Seem To Hate Him For Missing A Hand But Honestly I Couldn't Care, He's Probably The Coolest Looking Mahri With His Chains, Spear And Armor That It Pretty Much Out Weighs That One Negative.


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Posted Aug 03 2014 - 01:22 PM

Visorak. Great parts in a fantastic array of colors and a generally pleasing aesthetic.


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Posted Aug 04 2014 - 01:31 AM

Umbra. I was the only one of my friends that owned him but i thought he was the coolest because of his roller blades.


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Posted Aug 04 2014 - 02:31 AM

 Pridak doesn't get enough love as a set, despite the fact that he really had an amazingly poseable build. Only white set that really stood out for me. 


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Posted Aug 04 2014 - 02:35 AM

 Pridak doesn't get enough love as a set, despite the fact that he really had an amazingly poseable build. Only white set that really stood out for me. 

Pridak was pretty cool with his colour scheme and the fact he actually looked like a shark/humanoid. Definitely underrated. 


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Posted Aug 08 2014 - 08:16 PM

The Turaga of Mata-Nui never get any love, but what collection would look good without them?


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Posted Aug 13 2014 - 05:44 AM

I reckon an underrated set/series would be the Stars

 

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Posted Aug 15 2014 - 01:11 PM

The Vahki were really menacing and cool looking. They could've been better but weren't that bad tbh.

 

Hewkii Mahrii doesn't get enough credit in my opinion. I'm not the biggest on the Mahrii in general but Hewkii just looked hot! (quotes from Macku's diary  xD )

 

Honestly the list goes on and on. A lot of them aren't so much underated, but rather just out-shined by the fan favorites. Bionicle has very few flat out bad sets, almost all of them have something to love/like.


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Posted Aug 15 2014 - 01:16 PM

I think some of the most underated sets are 2007 matoran sets because althopugh there were only 2 Matoran and 2 Rahi, they had a high piece count

Do you feel there is a set or many sets that were really underated ? Like sets everybody seems to be complaining about but
you think is great ? Or a set no one talks about but you think is genius ?

For me, it would be the Turaga. These were pure genius to me. They look simple but had many pieces and a great design as well as a cool function. Also like the colors they choosed for them.

What is your underated set(s) ?

Lewa's an awesome Toa

This turaga from 2001 are my favorite sets

The Turaga had a lot of technic pieces

Umbra. I was the only one of my friends that owned him but i thought he was the coolest because of his roller blades.

Umbra's only good purpose was traveling at lightspeed

The Vahki were really menacing and cool looking. They could've been better but weren't that bad tbh.

Hewkii Mahrii doesn't get enough credit in my opinion. I'm not the biggest on the Mahrii in general but Hewkii just looked hot! (quotes from Macku's diary xD )

Honestly the list goes on and on. A lot of them aren't so much underated, but rather just out-shined by the fan favorites. Bionicle has very few flat out bad sets, almost all of them have something to love/like.

I think the Visorak are under rated

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Posted Aug 15 2014 - 05:57 PM

I reckon an underrated set/series would be the Stars

 

These sets bring back great Bionicles and we are lucky they gave us a chance to get them again

This. I wasn't around in the first years, so getting a Rahkshi set was awesome. Admittedly they weren't the best or funnest builds, but they served as nice tributes to the past 10 years.


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Posted Aug 15 2014 - 07:17 PM

 

I reckon an underrated set/series would be the Stars

 

These sets bring back great Bionicles and we are lucky they gave us a chance to get them again

This. I wasn't around in the first years, so getting a Rahkshi set was awesome. Admittedly they weren't the best or funnest builds, but they served as nice tributes to the past 10 years.

 

 

Stars was a good idea but the execution was just ugh. Having a good idea and carrying it through are two different things, the latter being just as important as the former. Solving world hunger is a good idea and one way of doing this is killing anyone who feels hungry... not a great solution eh? But hey, LEGO probably didn't want anything to do with Bionicle at that point so it's kind of a miracle we got any sets, let alone honest attempts at tributes to the past. So I guess it is true they are kinda under rated in that people don't recognize that it was a good idea, sadly just not done well.


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Posted Aug 16 2014 - 12:50 AM

The Visorak don't get discussed much, but I personally really liked them. They were probably the closest thing we got to non-clone sets before 2007. The variety in colors and pieces they had was very much unlike the last few waves before them, and personally since I started collecting Bionicle in 2004 (2003-2005 being a weird period where they apparently thought grey was the best secondary color they could use) I really really liked that. Ohnorak was my first set with any yellow parts, for instance, so that was pretty exciting at the time. I also really liked their snapping pincers and the eye color variety (something we would lose immediately after the Visorak) and the subtle differences in their shell designs, and just generally everything about them, I found cool. 

 

The Hordika also get a bad rap, but I dunno. I thought they had some interesting weapons and the head designs were pretty cool, and as a whole I liked them. 


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Posted Aug 16 2014 - 09:34 AM

I think that basically most of 2007 was underrated


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Posted Aug 16 2014 - 09:04 PM

Not sure if they're underrated, but I really like the Doomtoran from 2006. Each one had his or her own design, except for Garan and Velika sharing one. Plus the Bohrok feet were used in a really interesting way; I wouldn't have thought of using them as torsos.


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Posted Aug 20 2014 - 12:30 PM

Bohrok-Kal and Stars.

The Bohrok-Kal were Bohrok clones, but for some reason I don't really mind. :P

And I feel that the Stars were a nice nostalgic way for Bionicle to end, regardless of the fact they were basically bulked-up Av-Matoran/Agori builds.


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Posted Aug 20 2014 - 12:33 PM

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