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Posted Sep 15 2014 - 08:35 PM

Welcome to the Official Rare and Promotional Collectibles Topic! This topic serves as a reference guide for the current value of all rare Bionicle collectibles produced by LEGO. There was a topic on the old forum that served the same purpose, but it had not been updated in several years and was thus out of date; with the deletion of the forum archives, it is no longer even available except on the WayBack Machine. So, in honour of the triumphant return of Bionicle, and with the approval of Tufi Piyufi, I've decided to create a new topic to catalogue every rare Bionicle collectible produced by LEGO, as well as a few sets, Hero Factory and Throwbots parts and relevant non-LEGO items.

 

The purpose of this topic is three-fold. First, it will hopefully serve to minimize items sold at unfair prices; if you see an item priced for much higher than listed in this guide, think twice before purchasing. That being said, the values here should not be taken as absolute or nonnegotiable, but rather as guidelines. Second, it should help sellers price their items at reasonable and competitive prices. Third, it will serve as a database of information on rare pieces, regardless of price or value, which since the deletion of the old forums and until now did not exist.

 

There are seven categories - Common, Hard to Find, Rare, Ultra Rare, Bionicle 2015, Flintsmith Customs and Binkmeister Prototypes. Within each category, each entry includes information on the piece, an image of the piece, a price estimate, and a price reference if available. Images are linked to via each heading or subheading. Links to references are to the right of the price. With regard to prices, I do not make any of them up; price estimates are based on sales of the item on Bricklink or BZP or both. Note that the prices for exceedingly rare pieces are usually only rough approximations, as many of these pieces are seldom if ever sold. As a general rule, the rarer the item, the more uncertain and variable its value. Some prices are downright impossible to estimate and so are noted with a “$??”. Also, any pieces that are usually valued at around a dollar or less are noted with a “<$1”. All prices are only applicable to items that are in like-new condition or, in a few cases, are still sealed. Damaged or unsealed items will always sell for less.

 

All prices are in USD/CAD (not much difference between the two). A good currency converter can be found here.

 

Some additional terminology (note, some of the details below are conjecture):

Misprint: A piece that is the wrong colour for one of a couple of possible reasons. Not enough dye could have been injected into the plastic, or the wrong colour was programmed into the system. Examples include the 14 European misprints (probably the second reason) and the marbled red/clear Hau Nuva (probably the first reason).

Mismould: A piece that has a physical deformity due to a production error of some kind. Possible reasons include not enough plastic injected into the mould, air bubbles, defective plastic or a defective mould. An example is the five-hole Kraahkan.

Prototype: Also known as preproduction pieces. These are made as tests for pieces. Sometimes they're made in plain colours such as white or silver; other times, they're made in the colours corresponding to the sets they were intended to be used in, but then the set designs changed. Examples of the first type probably include the white Huna and silver Great Huna; examples of the second type probably include the Metru blue Matatu and Metru red Huna.

Promotional: Usually, a piece made as part of an advertising campaign or special event, and often distributed via third parties. Example include the orange Vahi, distributed by ACD Distribution, and the NYCC 2015 clear Hau.

Rare: This word has a somewhat muddy definition. "Rare" is differentiated from "promotional" by virtue of having very limited or unintentional availability, which most promotional pieces do not. All misprints, mismoulds, and prototypes are considered "rare", as well as any pieces that were not mass-produced (i.e. WMKK, SSKK, VMKK, GPKK). However, "rare" does not automatically mean more valuable than "promotional"; for instance, each of the 14 European misprints ("rare") are considered less valuable and are far less common than the NYCC 2015 clear Hau ("promotional"). "Rare" can also refer to any pieces that are considered more special than ordinary pieces, meaning all the pieces on this list.

 

Most of the photos linked to were compiled or taken by mfuss903, Sidorak, Toa Lhikan Hordika, Flintsmith, Black Six, Lyichir, The Brick Fan and the Bio Media Project; thanks to them and to anyone else whose photos were used. Thanks to Mask Collector for contributing several of the price estimates below, in particular for the rarer pieces, and to anyone else who's contributed information.

 

So, without further ado -

 

 

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Common

Although still less common than ordinary collectibles, pieces in this category are seen for sale quite often. They usually sell for approximately $1-$20.

 

Trans-neon green Miru (TNGM) - $3 (reference)

This mask was a LEGOLAND California and LEGOLAND Winsor exclusive in 2001.

 

Copper Huna (US) - $3-$5 (reference)

The copper Huna was produced in two versions, one in the US and one in the UK. The US version is very common, and is differentiated from the UK version by holding each mask in front of a light; the US version appears translucent, whereas the UK version does not let any light through and remains opaque. Released in 2002, it was available through a Toys'R'Us promotion and at Blockbuster locations.

 

Orange Vahi - $5 (reference)

The Vahi was supposedly the first mask ever designed by LEGO. It was distributed by ACD Distribution in 2002 as a promotional item, and was available in the 2003 Bionicle Van Tour .

 

Chrome Hau - $15 (reference)

This mask was sold with the Power Pack in 2001.

 

Light purple Krana - <$1

These are a slightly lighter shade of purple than the dark purple Krana found in Gahlok Va sets and Krana/Kanohi packs (sets 8550-1, 8559-1, 8559-2, and 8569-1). They came in Kanohi Nuva/Krana-Kal boxes and polybags instead (sets 8597-1 and 8598-1). They are not valued above regular Krana, but can be difficult to track down because they aren't easily distinguishable at a glance from the correct darker variation. The difference is made obvious when compared under a black light, as in the picture above.

 

Chronicler’s Staff - <$1

This piece came with Bionicle: The Game in 2003 in the UK and Ireland. It has since been included in multiple sets over the years and is no more valuable than any other similar part. It is included here for the sake of completion.

 

Infected Hau Nuva - $5 (references: RF, GF, GS)

These came in four styles, called red foreheadgreen forehead,  double green forehead, and green stripe  Each is valued at around the same. They were found in several promotions in 2003: comic #1 and a Toa Nuva Poster available at seven US LEGO stores; comic #1 of the German Bionicle Magazine; a Woolworth's exclusive that included a Turaga Vakama polybag rerelease and comic #13; a Scholastic set of all four Bionicle Chronicles novels by Hapka/Farshtey; and at LEGOLAND.

 

Shadow Kraata - $3 (references: stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

These Kraata were dark purple, and were packaged inside limited edition Rahkshi sets. Sets that contained a Shadow Kraata were marked with a sticker, so unlike the WMKK and SSKK in the Bohrok-Kal sets could be easily identified. They are easily found on Bricklink, and regularly show up on BZP. In the storyline, these were meant to be the seventh and final stage of Kraata evolution, although they were made in all six Kraata stages.

 

Gold Vahi - $10 (reference)

In 2004, this mask was rereleased in dark gold. It came packaged in limited edition Vahki sets along with the Disk of Time. Two Vahi and two disks were also packaged in a limited edition 404-piece tub. It was also available through a Target promotion. The gold Vahi is less common than the orange version, but still not difficult to find.

 

Disk of Time - $2 (reference)

Available with the gold Vahi, as described above, and in Denmark with comic #7 and #8 

 

Ultimate Dume Kraahkan - $5 (reference)

Included with the Ultimate Dume combiner set in 2004. These are readily available in bulk on Bricklink.

 

 

 

Hard to Find

These pieces show up for sale periodically. Their values range from $20 to around $50.

 

Copper Huna (UK) (on right) - $10-$20

As explained above, this mask was released in the US and the UK in slightly different variations They are differentiated by holding each mask up to a light source; the US version becomes translucent whereas the UK version remains opaque. This mask was available at LEGOLAND Billund and LEGOLAND Windsor alongside the copper Komau, as well as through a Nestlé promotion in Germany and possibly other countries. It is harder to come by than the US version. Bricklink does not make a distinction between the US and UK versions of the copper Huna, so this price is an estimate based on sales of this mask on BZP among collectors.

 

Copper Komau - $20-$30 (reference)

This mask was available at LEGOLAND Billund and Winsor alongside the copper Huna in the UK. It is quite difficult to come by. This mask occasionally sells on Bricklink, but for wildly varying prices; sales in the last six months have ranged from $3 to $40. It is sold on BZP for closer to the noted price. In any case, it is generally valued above the UK copper Huna since the Komau's availability was more limited.

 

Copper Mask pack - $30-$50

The promotional pack available at LEGOLAND Winsor and Billund in the UK that contained the copper Huna and Komau, as well as an info card. Sealed packs are quite difficult to find and fetch fairly high prices.

These have sold for abnormally high prices on Bricklink ($60 and above). When they show up for sale on BZP, they sell for more reasonable prices.

 

Ruru, Matatu, and Kaukau misprints

These misprints were produced in 2001. They are the most common Kanohi misprints and are not terribly difficult to find, but are generally sold for many times the price of regular Kanohi. The Kaukau was produced in trans-yellow and trans-light blue. The Ruru and Matatu were produced in all six classic colours - red, white, blue, brown, green, and black.

The market prices for all colours of Ruru and Matatu are generally considered to be roughly equal, with the exception of the black Ruru, which was later mass-produced and sold first with the Power Pack in 2001 and then the Matoran Hafu set in 2003; thus its value is now the same as any other mask. I've included it nonetheless because it was originally a misprint.

The Kaukau misprints are less common and thus fetch higher prices; however, current listings on Bricklink for the trans-yellow Kaukau are priced abnormally high ($60-$75). Listings in the past six months have sold for more reasonable prices.

Trans-yellow and trans-light blue Kaukau - $15-$25 (references: TYTB)

All colours of Matatu - $10-$15 (references: RWBlBrGBk)

All colours of Ruru except black - $10-$15 (references: RWBlBrG)

Black Ruru - <$1 (reference)

 

Protodermic Nuva masks

These were randomly packaged in mask packs in 2003. They served the storyline purpose of being the masks the Toa Nuva wore when they were drained of their elemental powers. They are sold occasionally on BZP, and there are usually several on Bricklink for extremely variable prices.

With the exception of the Miru Nuva, all of these masks are worth around the same amount. The current prices on Bricklink for the Miru are barely above those for an ordinary mask, likely due to the fact that people are selling them in bulk (hundreds and even thousands quantities). I have no idea where they all came from.

All masks except Miru Nuva - $10-$20 (references: Ha, Ak, Kk, Ka, Pa)

Miru Nuva - $2 (reference)

 

Movie-edition Kraahkan - $20 (reference)

This mask was sold with the Takutanuva combiner set in 2003. It was structurally similar to the regular Kraahkan, but had a different face. They are somewhat difficult to come by.

 

175 Kanoka - $15

A Ta-Metru disk that had the number 175. It came with some Danish Bionicle comics and was not available in Kanoka packs. Rather difficult to find, but not worth a lot. There are none for sale on Bricklink currently and none have sold in at least the past six months.

 

Trans-red Kanoka - $35

This disk came in a French promotional polybag in 2004. It came packaged with a black Kanoka launcher. They are fairly difficult to find, especially sealed.

 

Tanoka - $5

This tan-coloured disk was actually a prototype for the Throwbots, rather than Bionicle. It was given out at LEGOLAND Billund in 2005. Although it does not generally sell for much, it is not sold very often and so is included under Hard to Find. This applies to the rest of the items in this category as well.

 

Plain glow-in-the-dark Kanoka - $10

Possibly a prototype for the Kanoka disks.

 

Pearl gold Kraahkan - $2-$20

This mask was included in early releases of the Tower of Toa playset in 2005. Later releases came in dark gold. It is quite difficult to find. It has sold on Bricklink for $2 and there was a recent BZP sale for $20.

 

Dark bluish-grey (bley) Rhotuka - $5 (comparison, bley on left)

This spinner was packaged in early releases of the Rahaga Bomonga set in 2005. Later copies included a generic silver Rhotuka.

 

Pearl light gold Visorak shells - $??

A lighter variation of the gold Visorak shells included in some 2005 playsets. A Vohtarak shell from the Battle of Metru Nui set is pictured, and Keelerak shells in light gold from the Visorak Battle Ram set are thought to exist as well. This piece is quite difficult to find, and might fetch a high price if sold; its presumed method of distribution was via early-release playsets, similar to the pearl gold Kraahkan and bley Rhotuka. It's possible that the light gold shells were switched to dark gold even earlier than the Kraahkan and Rhotuka, since they seem to be more elusive than either of those parts.

 

Pearl light gold Ignika - $5-$40

This mask was included in the Toa Mata Nui set in 2009. While not technically a rare or promotional item, they are quite highly sought after and can sell for relatively high prices. The noted range is taken from two recent sales on Bricklink.

 

Hero Factory Recon chest piece - $25

This piece came with the Hero Factory Recon sets in 2011. The sets were designed using an online creator program, and each set came with the exclusive chest piece. It was never included in any other releases and is tricky to come across. The noted price is from a single Bricklink sale from the last six months.

 

 

 

Rare

Pieces that are considered rare are not commonly sold. Their values are more variable than other pieces, usually starting at about $50 and reaching as high a few hundred.

 

White Metal Krana-Kal (WMKK) - $100-$200+

5000 of these metal Krana were produced and randomly packaged with the Bohrok-Kal in 2003. They were accompanied by an info card and presented in a black velvet bag. This price is applicable if the item has all components and if the card is in mint condition, which most are not after more than ten years. WMKK were only produced in Krana Xa form.

 

Vacuum Metal Krana-Kal (VMKK) - $100-$200+

These were initially intended to be packaged with the Bohrok-Kal sets in 2003, but were replaced with the WMKK and SSKK, possibly due to not being ready. They were given out to Proto Squad members and in the 2003 Bionicle Van Tour. They are difficult to find, but show up for sale on BZP every once in a while. VMKK were produced in all eight Krana variations.

Recently, there have been several sales of VMKK in excess of $200. This is a noticeable increase from previous years.

 

Grey Plastic Krana-Kal (GPKK) - $300-$400+ (VMKK top, GPKK bottom)

These were prototypes for the VMKK, WMKK, and SSKK, and were given to Proto Squad members. They are significantly harder to find than VMKK and are thus valued higher. GPKK were produced in all eight Krana variations.

As with the VMKK, GPKK sales have been reaching higher and higher prices recently.

 

Trans-orange Kraata (TOK) - $30

These came attached to a pair of Rahkshi-themed Nike sneakers in 2003. They are quite difficult to come by. Unlike the Shadow Kraata, they had no storyline significance.

 

Gold Kanoka - $200

This was a gold-plated Kanoka disk that had three sources of availability: via a contest run in 2004 through the release of the Toa Metru, through a contest in the German LEGO Club magazine, and as a prize for LEGO brand store building competitions. Initially, it had an estimated value of $50 based presumably on the gold; today, it is very difficult to find and is not sold often, hence the inflated value.

 

Black Kanoka - $??

This Kanoka was available at LEGOLAND Billund along with the Tanoka. It was black with no design. Like the Tanoka, it was probably a prototype for the Throwbots.

 

SDCC Toa Vakama - $30-50

A version of the Toa Vakama set that had the San Diego Comic Con disk pictured on the canister but due to a production error did not actually include the disk. They came with an apology letter because the buyer would not be receiving the disk. These are quite difficult to find.

There is currently one of these sets on Bricklink, listed at $25. However, it is not sealed and does not include the canister, so it is reasonable to assume that a sealed copy would sell for higher than an unsealed copy.

 

Five-hole Kraahkan - $??

This was a mismold for the Icarax set in 2008.

 

 

 

Ultra Rare

Pieces in this category are very seldom seen for sale. They include the most elusive misprints, prototypes, exclusives, and one-of-a-kinds. Their prices fluctuate greatly, starting as low as $100 and increasing almost without limit, depending on the seller and buyer.

Since the prices of these items fluctuate so much, it is not reasonable to put definite values onto many of them. Most of the items listed below are given a range of prices that would be considered reasonable, or that include the lowest and highest prices the piece has sold for. Some that have rarely been sold but would definitely sell for a few hundred dollars are denoted by a "$X00", where the X is a variable. Items that would likely sell for upwards of around $500 are noted with a "$X00+". "$X,000" and "$X,000+" are also used to refer to thousands of dollars. Other items that cannot reasonably have any value associated with them because they haven't been sold even once simply have a "$??".

 

White Huna - $X00+

Most likely a prototype from 2001, this mask was apparently included in a LEGO variety pack in Europe, possibly the Netherlands. Around four of these are known to exist, with potentially a few more in unknown locations. These are owned by fifi2004, ccso35, Toa Lhikan Hordika and Mask Collector.

This mask has been sold for as low as a few hundred dollars and as high as almost $3000. The latter price would normally be considered unreasonably high.

 

Brown Komau - $X00+

Same story as the white Huna above. Very few of these exist; known owners include ccso35, Toa Lhikan Hordika and Mask Collector.

 

Yellow Huna - $X00+ (frontback)

This mask was probably a prototype. Only one is known to exist. It is owned by BZP member KayTee.

The yellow Huna has never been sold and cannot be given a specific value, but it would likely sell for higher than the white Huna or brown Komau since it’s thought to be one-of-a-kind.

 

Prototype Toa Mata Kanohi - $X00

Prototypes exist for all six of the masks that the original Toa Mata wore, in the proper colours but characterized by smaller details such as numbers and codes found on the exterior of the mask. They also feature the early stud design. All are extremely difficult to come by and are generally valued at approximately the same prices, although those prices are highly variable (i.e. none are considered more rare than the rest on average, although the Hau is perhaps the most desirable). These are owned by Craig B, fifi2004, Mask Collector, XONAR and others. In the pictures below, the prototype is always on the left compared with the corresponding mask on the right, except for the Miru, which is opposite.

Red Hau

White Akaku

Trans-blue Kaukau

Brown Kakama

Green Miru

Black Pakari

 

Prototype trans-blue Ruru - X00

This was a prototype for the Nui-Rama set in 2001. Two can also be seen in a picture of the prototype Manas set. It is the same as the final mask, but as with other prototype Kanohi features codes on its exterior.

 

Prototype trans-blue Rau - $X00+

Two of these masks are seen in a picture of the prototype Manas set from 2001. It's not known if they ever made it into the hands of any fans or whether they still exist at all, as many prototypes are destroyed.

If this mask is still around, it would likely sell for more than most prototypes.

 

Yellow Ruru - X00+

Possibly the mask that goes with the Sand Tarakava prototype set. Mike Edwards from Mask of Destiny owned two of these and sold one. He still has the other one.

 

Prototype Green Ruru - X00+ (shown on left in picture, compared with misprint green Ruru on right)

A mask of unknown origin. It has physical characteristics that are typical of other prototypes, such as the early stud design. It's not known which set, if any in particular, it was a prototype for.

 

Prototype yellow Hau - $X00+

A prototype for the 2001 Hau in yellow.

 

Prototype white Hau - $X00+

A prototype for the 2001 Hau in whilte. One of these was sold on eBay a couple of years ago for an unknown price.

 

Prototype Sand Tarakava (sidetop, comparison)

This set was never released. At least one exists; it was and presumably still is owned by PurpleDave from Mask of Destiny. There are various rumours regarding how many were made (so far I've heard one, five and six), but none of these are confirmed.

 

Replica Sand Tarakava - $130+

BZPower member Munty made ten highly accurate replicas of the Sand Tarakava set and sold them off over the last few months. The sets featured custom-made boxes and instructions in the style of the finalized Tarakava set. Bidding for these sets started at the noted price.

 

Prototype 2001 sets

Some original prototype sets have made their way into collections. Several of the items listed below are owned by Mask Collector, fifi2004, Pereki, and XONAR. The noted values for all these sets are very rough estimates; fifi2004 listed his Pohatu prototype without the mask for $1500 a few years ago, but I don't think it ever sold.

Toa Mata - $X00-$1000

Turaga - $300

These came with the corresponding Kanohi prototypes.

Tohunga - $100

These did not include the corresponding Kanohi prototypes, since those masks were already being produced for the Toa Mata.

Rahi - $??

Muaka & Kane-Ra and Nui-Rama prototypes are known to exist and are owned by Mask Collector. These would sell for wildly differing prices depending on the set.

 

Solid Gold Hau - $X,000+ (frontback)

This is one of the most valuable pieces on this list. Only 30 were made, and they were handed out to employees at LEGO. A few were also available through various contests. One went to former BZP admin Binkmeister, winner of the website contest in 2001 and former web developer at LEGO. Some have made their way into the hands of collectors, such as Mask Collector. This mask was produced in solid 14 carat gold, was presented in a velvet case, and had a chain running through two holes near the top of the mask so it could be worn as a necklace.

 

Sterling Silver Krana-Kal (SSKK) - $X00-$1000+

Only 100 of these Krana were made; 72 were randomly packaged with the Bohrok-Kal, and the rest were given to LEGO employees. They were presented in a similar manner to the WMKK, with a black velvet bag and info card, and likewise only came in Xa form. These are extremely rare and are almost never found for sale. Known owners include Toa Lhikan Hordika, Munty and Mask Collector.

There was a recent purchase of this piece for $1200. Given that this is much higher than previous sales of the item in past years, I've given a wide range of possible values.

 

Marbled red & clear Hau Nuva - $?? (and another one)

This is a misprint from 2003 created, presumably, when a batch of Hau Nuva masks failed to be injected with red dye properly. Each mask is different, with varying amounts of red and clear. They are very rare; five were found in a bag of misprints and prototypes given to Black Six by Binkmeister at BrickFest 2009, and at least one was known to exist before then as well. I own one of the ones from Black Six, but the whereabouts of the others are unknown. To my knowledge, this mask has never been sold and so a price or price range cannot be estimated, but based on numbers, its value should be similar to that of other misprints and prototypes from the early years.

 

Mismould Kaukau Nuva - $?? (back)

This piece was found recently by BZP member banana92 and is the only one ever reported. It's missing a portion of the top arch.

 

Gold Kraata - $??

In 2003 a gold-coloured Kraata was found inside a Kraata can. It is thought to be one-of-a-kind and has never been sold, so a price cannot be reasonably estimated. The owner posted a topic with images to BZP, which is no longer accessible. It is now owned by Toa Lhikan Hordika.

 

Platinum Avohkii - $15,000+

This is a one-of-a-kind mask presented along with a prize pack to the winner of the Search for the Seventh Toa Sweepstakes contest held in late 2003. It is one of the rarest pieces of LEGO ever made, and possibly the most valuable. This is a pure platinum mask; the value of the metal by itself is around $4,000.

After the aforementioned contest, this mask disappeared for almost ten years until it was sold by the original winner to a California AFOL (adult fan of LEGO). In early 2014 it was purchased by Mask Collector for $15,000. See this topic for more information: http://www.bzpower.c...er/#entry653688

 

Metru blue Matatu - $X00

This mask was probably a prototype for the Metru-Nui Matoran in 2004. Prior to 2009, it was extremely rare, but at least eight more were found in the previously mentioned collection of miscellaneous rare collectibles given to Black Six by Binkmeister at BrickFest 2009, as shown in this picture. There are now several owners of this mask including Ballom, DeeVee, Nukaya, Sumiki, Takuta Nuva, Toa Lhikan Hordika, Mask Collector and myself, but it is still exceptionally difficult to find. It has been sold on Bricklink previously for under $100, but is valued much higher by collectors.

 

Metru red Huna - $X00+

Same story as above. Rarer than the dark blue Matatu since several more of the latter were found in 2009. One is owned by Toa Lhikan Hordika and another by Mask Collector.

 

Silver Great Huna - $??

Probably a prototype for the Toa Vakama set. There are possibly around a dozen of these masks; Brickthing, DeeVee and Toa Lhikan Hordika are confirmed owners.

 

Silver Great Matatu - $??

Probably a prototype for the Toa Nuju set. There are far fewer of these than of the silver Great Huna.

 

Numberless Disk of Time - $?? (comparison with regular Disk of Time)

A very rare version of the Disk of Time that lacked the number 199, presumably a misprint. Owned by Toa Lhikan Hordika. Another was found by BZP member Dr. Johnathan Crane in a Keerahk set that was meant to include a regular DoT, but was destroyed.

 

Three Virtues Kanoka - $??

Another extremely rare Kanoka, with the Unity, Duty, Destiny symbol printed on the front. Also owned by Toa Lhikan Hordika.

 

San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) Kanoka - $??

This disk was seen on limited edition Toa Vakama sets, but due to a production error was not packaged with them. Instead, the few that exist were given out to LEGO employees. One is owned by Toa Lhikan Hordika.

 

 

 

Bionicle 2015

Any and all rare collectibles from the 2015 reboot of Bionicle. If enough of these appear, I may integrate them into the four main categories, but for now, I'll keep them all here regardless of their differences in value. I haven't included price estimates for most of these because of the lack of sales history.

 

Clear 2015 Hau (NYCC 2014 exclusive) - $50 if sealed (in package, and lots more)

About 1500 of these masks were made. Most were distributed at New York Comic Con 2014. These came in one of two types of packaging: one for the NYCC Bionicle booth, and another for the NYCC Bionicle VIP event. The latter was limited to 100 copies and is very rare. Most of the rest of these masks were given to BZPower.

These can be found on eBay or Bricklink for varying prices; the noted price is a rough average. The version from the VIP event would sell for significantly more.

They were also given out to Black Six, Tufi Piyufi, Roa McToa, DeeVee, Kakaru and Retinence about a month prior to NYCC 2014.

 

Trans-orange 2015 Hau (top middle) - $5

This piece, possibly a prototype initially, was first distributed to the six members listed above about a month or two prior to NYCC 2014. Electric Turahk also acquired one. Although initially expected to remain a rare piece, it was recently available in Europe and North America from LEGO through an online and in-store promotion as part of the Hero Pack and is thus now quite common.

 

Trans-neon green Scorpio mask (SDCC 2015 exclusive) (out of packaging) - $30-$50 if sealed

This mask was given out during San Diego Comic Con 2015. It's not known how many were made, but 1000-2000 seems likely. They've been selling for around the noted price on eBay.

 

Trans-blue 2015 Kaukau (out of packaging)

This mask was given out as part of the LEGO Inside Tour. It was limited to 250 copies, 50 of which were reserved for internal use. A few have shown up on eBay, and have sold for $300-$500.

 

Solid/trans-orange 2015 Hau (top right)

DeeVee and Kakaru received these, and it's possible some of the other members listed above did as well. It seems to be a slight misprint of the normal trans-orange 2015 Hau.

 

Solid gold Skull Spider mask

This was the grand prize for the Battle for the Gold Mask competition run by LEGO in late 2014, which was a building contest that included six LEGO fansites. It was produced in 14K gold. The winner was announced as being Roa McToa of BZPower.

 

Solid gold Toa masks

Each of the six Toa masks were made in solid 14K gold, and given away via a photography contest hosted on social networking sites. BZP member ksprice45 is the confirmed owner of the gold Pakari; the owners of the other five are unknown.

 

Solid gold Mask of Creation

This mask will be given to the winner of the Bionicle Mask Maker contest being hosted later this month.

 

 

 

Flintsmith Customs

A number of original masks have been made by BZP member Flintsmith. Although not official collectibles produced by LEGO, these are highly sought after by collectors and are thus included here in a separate category. As for prices, some of the estimates below are based on individual purchases and so may not reflect accurately on a sale of a given piece today. Others are prices set by Flintsmith.

More pictures can be found here: https://www.dropbox....Rm2bIehl592ha#/

 

Trans-purple Kaukau - $25 (on left)

Flintsmith made at least a couple batches of these, and it is considered his signature piece. He no longer makes them. Flintsmith values these at the noted price.

 

Metallic Purple Akaku - $55

Allegedly only four of these were made, but this isn't confirmed. One is owned by me; I am unaware of the whereabouts of any others. The noted price is based on CzaR's sale of this piece to me at BrickCon 2010.

 

Trans-orange ("trans-gerine") Miru - $20

This is a recent piece. Flintsmith makes these in plain (right in picture) and in an infected variant (left). He values both at the noted price.

 

Metallic orange Miru - $??

Another recent piece. Far right in the picture. Flintsmith didn't specify a price for this one, but it would presumably be about the same as the trans-orange Miru.

 

Metal Vahi - $50-$100 (aluminum bronzelead-free pewter)

Flintsmith made several Vahi out of aluminum bronze (gold-coloured) and lead-free pewter (silver-coloured). One of the pewter Vahi was sold for somewhere in the ballpark of $50-$100 almost ten years ago on eBay by the_sim, but I have no recollection of who bought it. Since it was so long ago I don't remember the exact price.

 

Metal 2001-2003 Kanohi - $??

Flintsmith made several Kanohi from 2001-2003 out of various metals.

 

Metal Krana - $30

Flintsmith made Krana of all variations out of several types of metal, including sterling silver and white metal. He is planning on making more, and values them at the noted price.

 

Metal Kraata - $??

These were bimetallic, or made out of two types of metal, to reflect the two-tone look of set Kraata.

 

Brass Kanoka - $??

Flintsmith made at least one of these, possibly more.

 

 

 

Binkmeister Prototypes/Misprints

As mentioned earlier, Black Six was given a bag of misprints and prototypes by Binkmeister at BrickFest 2009, which contained pieces ranging in year of release from 2001 to 2009. These were distributed among BZP members via contests, draws and by Black Six at LEGO conventions. They were always given out with the understanding that they were not to be sold; thus price estimates do not exist. The numbers to the right of each item refer to roughly how many were in the bag; however, these numbers might not be 100% accurate, and even if they are it doesn't necessarily mean that no more exist.

 

Metru-blue-with-white/white-with-Metru-blue Miru - 2, 4 respectively

Clear Bohrok Faceplate - 2

Light gold Avohkii - 8

Gunmetal grey Kraahkan - 7

Speckled Great Matatu - 1

Bronze Kanoka - 1

Misc. colours Zamor Spheres - ?

Silver Kaukau Phantoka - 2

Silver Avohkii Phantoka - 1

Silver Miru Phantoka (Axalara T9) - 1

Silver Jutlin (Jetrax T6) - 2

Black and Yellow Mohtrek - 2

Trans-green Mohtrek - 1

Grey/silver/gunmetal Crast - 3

Misc. colours Shadow Leeches - ?

Orange Malum helmet - 1

Dark green/light green Gresh helmet - 7

Purple/black, green/silver and light blue/white Gelu helmets - 2 of each

Metru blue/light gold (middle and right), light gold/light blue (left) Tarix helmet - 4, 6 respectively

Magenta Tarix helmet - 4

Gold/brown (left), dark red/brown (middle), and gold/white (right) Strakk helmets - 9, 4, 3 respectively

Red Skrall helmet - 1

White Perditus helmet - 6

Silver/blue (right), light blue/blue (middle), white/light blue (left) Berix helmets - 1, 6, 1

Grey plastic Thornax - 1

 

 

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I hope this topic proves useful. I'll try to keep it as up-to-date as possible.

 

Please feel free to mention any additions, price adjustments, information corrections or other changes to this guide that come to mind. Either post in this topic or PM me.

 

One last note - ultimately, the true value of a piece is the price that a seller and buyer agree upon and think is fair. Please do not take this guide as being absolute or infallible.

 

-Letagi

 

 

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Edits:

  • 15/09/14 and 16/09/14: Information and photo updates for 2001 prototypes and 2004 Kanoka, and price update for UK copper Huna. Thanks MC, Gatanui, Reya, and TLH!
  • 19/09/14: Information update on Chronicler's Staff (thanks Reya), and picture added for Platinum Avohkii (thanks MC). List of Binkmeister prototypes possibly coming soon. Also, I totally mixed up Bionicle Rex and Binkmeister. Shame on me.
  • 22/09/14:  Entire post reorganized; categories added and footnotes integrated. Pearl gold Kraahkan, five-hole Kraahkan, Tanoka, and Plain GitD Kanoka added - thanks everyone who commented!
  • 24/09/14: More info and pictures added to Flintsmith category.
  • 10/10/2014: Sand Tarakava and 2015 rares added, as well as additional information on Infected Hau Nuva and dark blue Matatu. Thanks TheDarkSide, takanuva1988, and Ballom!
  • 02/11/2014: Owner lists edited for some ultra rares and 2015 pieces; TMN Ignika added with picture; picture and price guide update for the pearl gold Kraahkan; and information updated/corrected for light purple Krana. Thanks UngluedBike, Makuta Miras, Toa Chronix, and Toa_Ausar!
  • 11/10/2014: Price references listed and linked to where available for most Commons and Hard to Finds. Now you've got more than my word!
  • 09/12/14: Information corrections for a few ultra rares, silver Great Huna and Matatu added, as well as some terminology.
  • 25/01/15: Solid gold 2015 masks added.
  • 27/01/15: Price adjustment for VMKK based on several recent sales.
  • 09/04/15: Pearl light gold Visorak shells and replica Sand Tarakava added, and information update made to 2015 golden masks. Thanks Konahrik and Gonny for the pictures!
  • 15/04/15: Hero Factory Recon chest piece added, as well as better photos for solid gold Skull Spider mask and metallic purple Flintsmith Akaku.
  • 20/04/15: Prototype trans-blue Rau added.
  • 07/05/15: Trans-blue 2015 Kaukau and yellow and white Hau prototypes added.
  • 12/07/15: Trans-neon green Scorpio mask added, and information updated for other 2015 pieces.
  • 08/10/15: Information update for solid gold Mask of Creation.
  • 29/06/17: Kaukau Nuva mismould added.

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#2 Offline Ultragunner

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Posted Sep 15 2014 - 09:07 PM

This was an absolute joy to read. Thank you! 


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Posted Sep 15 2014 - 11:33 PM

Thanks for the list, It will be a great help for anyone looking to obtain rare items! I can help update the list if you find anything else to add to it!

 

Glad to be of help.

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Posted Sep 16 2014 - 12:40 AM

It would be helpful to have a clearer order to them. At least separate the one of a kind/ultra-rare items and the fan-made items form the more practical items.

 

Is the UK Copper Huna really worth that much? If so I need to freaking sell my extra...

 

Thanks guys, for putting this together! Should come in handy.

 

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Posted Sep 16 2014 - 01:12 AM

I was hoping for owner lists (I want to get my second VMKK!).


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Posted Sep 16 2014 - 04:21 AM

That's a nice overview. May I add a few things?

The UK Copper Huna was also released through a Nestlé promotion in Germany and possibly other countries as well.
The Gold Hau was also given to the winner of the website contest in 2001, BZPower's admin Binkmeister and former web developer at LEGO.
The Infected Hau Nuva were first found in issue #1 (I think) of the German BIONICLE Magazine in 2003.
Gold Kanoka discs were also distributed in a contest in the German LEGO Club Magazine in 2006.

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Posted Sep 16 2014 - 07:40 AM

This is awesome! Just a few things I would like to add:

-Toa Lhikan Hordika also owns a Brown Komau. I believe fifi2004 owns one too.
-Kanoka 175 came with some Danish Bionicle comics and not in Kanoka packs.
-The UK Copper Huna is worth $15 at best, but even that is a stretch.


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Posted Sep 16 2014 - 07:59 AM

Brown Komau - $800vii

A misprint or prototype from 2001, this mask was apparently included in a Lego variety pack in Europe, possibly the Netherlands. Very few of these exist; one is owned by ccso35, and another by Mask Collector.

 

I own one of these too

 

Metru Blue Matatu - $500

This mask was probably a prototype for the Metru Matoran in 2004. Prior to 2009, it was extremely rare, but several more were found in the previously mentioned collection of miscellaneous rare collectibles given to Black Six by Bionicle Rex at BrickFest 2009. There are now several owners of this mask, but it is still exceptionally difficult to find.

 

I have one of these as well.

 

Metru Red Huna - $600

Same story as above. Rarer than the dark blue Matatu since several more of the latter were found in 2009.

 

And one of these.

 

Numberless Disk of Time - $??

A very rare version of the Disk of Time that lacked the number 199. Only one is confirmed, and is owned by Toa Lhikan Hordika.

 

Here's an image of this one.

 

And here's a side by side comparison of this with a standard Disk of Time.

 

 

Three Virtues Kanoka - $??

Another extremely rare Kanoka, with the Unity, Duty, Destiny symbol printed on the front. Also owned by Toa Lhikan Hordika.

 

Here's a much higher quality pic of this one.

 

San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) Kanoka - $??

This disk was seen on limited edition Toa Vakama sets, but was not packaged with them. Instead, it was only available at San Diego Comic Con 2004. Also owned by Toa Lhikan Hordika.

 

As far as I know, this disk was not distributed at SDCC 2004.  As you said, it was going to be given out in the SDCC Vakama sets, but due to a production error, the canisters were instead sold with an apology because the buyers would not be receiving the disk pictured on it.  I believe the few in existence were given to Lego employees.  Here's a better picture of it as well.

 

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Posted Sep 16 2014 - 09:14 AM

BZP members Sumiki and Ballom also own Metru Blue Matatus if I am not mistaken. fifi2004 owns a Yellow Ruru and all 6 prototype Kanohi Mata.


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Posted Sep 16 2014 - 09:18 AM

25$ for the UK Huna? 

I have 7 of those, are you sure they're that valuable? 


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Posted Sep 16 2014 - 01:06 PM

Thanks for all the replies, I'm glad the topic was well-received. I've updated the post with the relevant information and changed the value of the UK copper Huna from $25 to $15.

 

55555 - The current order is based on year of release, and often that means type of item as well (i.e. all the Kanoka were released in 2004, so they're all together). If more people agree that ordering everything based on value would be a good idea I'd be happy to make the adjustment, but I'd rather leave it for now since redoing all the footnotes would take a while. :P

 

Bike - I've included owner lists for the ultra rare pieces, but lists for pieces like the VMKK would be pretty long and difficult to keep accurate since quite a few people own them.

 

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Posted Sep 16 2014 - 09:44 PM

BZP members Sumiki and Ballom also own Metru Blue Matatus if I am not mistaken.

I can confirm this. I want to say that Takuma Nuva has one as well, but I'm not 100% sure of that.

Will you be expanding this list to include other masks, such as the white-with-Metru-blue swirl Miru? I don't know if you're going to expand to include a bunch of prototypes in this list, but if you are, that'd be one to include. (I got mine at BFVA '11.)


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Posted Sep 16 2014 - 10:08 PM

One thing a lot of people don't know is there is a difference between the two Copper masks. some people think they have the more valuable copper huna, when the US version was much easier to find.

 

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Posted Sep 17 2014 - 09:09 AM

One thing a lot of people don't know is there is a difference between the two Copper masks. some people think they have the more valuable copper huna, when the US version was much easier to find.

 

MC

 

I've checked, the Hunas I have aren't translucent and keep their color when held in front of a light.


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Posted Sep 17 2014 - 01:39 PM

Great, I wanted to do something like this for a long time. A few of my observations:

1. Wouldn't it be far easier to make this a spreadsheet and post a download link? It can be split into categories and additional info can easily be added.

2. I think that sets like the big combiners (Takutanuva, Voporak, ...) and polybags (year functions, minifig polybags, ...) and good/bad guys should be added

3. It should be split into some categories, like masks from special sets (power  pack, movie krahhkan), masks from promotions (vahi, shadow kraata), limited rare masks (metal masks/krana, golden kanoka, ...), misprints (european) and prototypes (metru color noble masks, lihkan's kanoka, proto sets)

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Posted Sep 17 2014 - 05:49 PM

Will you be expanding this list to include other masks, such as the white-with-Metru-blue swirl Miru? I don't know if you're going to expand to include a bunch of prototypes in this list, but if you are, that'd be one to include. (I got mine at BFVA '11.)

 

If I can get a comprehensive list from Black Six of all the items in that bag, then I'll definitely include it here. I think he did make a topic along those lines on the old forum. I'll probably PM him soon about it. It really would just be a list of all the pieces and how many of each exist, since we have no background information on any of them and estimating values would be impossible.

 

 

Great, I wanted to do something like this for a long time. A few of my observations:

1. Wouldn't it be far easier to make this a spreadsheet and post a download link? It can be split into categories and additional info can easily be added.

2. I think that sets like the big combiners (Takutanuva, Voporak, ...) and polybags (year functions, minifig polybags, ...) and good/bad guys should be added

3. It should be split into some categories, like masks from special sets (power  pack, movie krahhkan), masks from promotions (vahi, shadow kraata), limited rare masks (metal masks/krana, golden kanoka, ...), misprints (european) and prototypes (metru color noble masks, lihkan's kanoka, proto sets)

Anyways thx for tha hard work, and i will report any info i find out.

 

Thanks for the suggestions. Here are my thoughts:

1. That's a good idea; I initially typed the post out in Microsoft Word so I can definitely attach the original document if I edit it to include recent updates.

2. The big combiners wouldn't really belong in a list of collectibles; the only sets I've included here are either rare prototypes or are relevant to a collectible (i.e. SDCC Toa Vakama). As for the polybags, they might make sense to include since they were promotional.

3. I've been thinking about reorganizing the post; right now everything is in order of year of release but categories might make more sense.

 

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Posted Sep 18 2014 - 12:44 AM

Will you be expanding this list to include other masks, such as the white-with-Metru-blue swirl Miru? I don't know if you're going to expand to include a bunch of prototypes in this list, but if you are, that'd be one to include. (I got mine at BFVA '11.)

 
If I can get a comprehensive list from Black Six of all the items in that bag, then I'll definitely include it here. I think he did make a topic along those lines on the old forum. I'll probably PM him soon about it. It really would just be a list of all the pieces and how many of each exist, since we have no background information on any of them and estimating values would be impossible.
 
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The Binkmiester Prototypes were always distributed under the understanding that they would never be sold. With that in mind I don't think that they belong on this list. What would be great would be a link to B6's full list of Bink Protos and a note explaining that selling them is taboo. EDIT: I'm I the only one who thinks this? I may be remembering some statement as more important than it actually was.

A few masks, such as the New Gold Avohkii, reached the open market through other routes though, and those could be included here in the ultra-rare category.

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Posted Sep 18 2014 - 01:39 PM

Darn, I almost had one of those Prototype Red Haus.


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Posted Sep 18 2014 - 02:09 PM

BTW, the Chronicler's staff came out in 2003 with the Bionicle: The Game in the UK and Ireland. :)


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Posted Sep 18 2014 - 03:53 PM

A few masks, such as the New Gold Avohkii, reached the open market through other routes though, and those could be included here in the ultra-rare category.

 

I didn't know that. I always thought there was only one wich was owned by TLH, how many are there really? And how did people get ahold of them?


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Posted Sep 18 2014 - 04:53 PM

A few masks, such as the New Gold Avohkii, reached the open market through other routes though, and those could be included here in the ultra-rare category.

 
I didn't know that. I always thought there was only one wich was owned by TLH, how many are there really? And how did people get ahold of them?

A few ultra-rare kanohi showed up on Ebay a few years ago, including one New Gold Avohkii which sold for ~$200 to a (now banned) BZP member. It is feasible that TLH bought it from him. I have a New Gold Avohkii of my one which I was given by Black Six at Brickfair a few years ago. I think all New Gold Avohkiis are really prototypes, and they reach the open market through the same mysterious European channels as things like Dark Blue Matatus and White Hunas.

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Posted Sep 19 2014 - 07:49 PM

 

 

Will you be expanding this list to include other masks, such as the white-with-Metru-blue swirl Miru? I don't know if you're going to expand to include a bunch of prototypes in this list, but if you are, that'd be one to include. (I got mine at BFVA '11.)

 
If I can get a comprehensive list from Black Six of all the items in that bag, then I'll definitely include it here. I think he did make a topic along those lines on the old forum. I'll probably PM him soon about it. It really would just be a list of all the pieces and how many of each exist, since we have no background information on any of them and estimating values would be impossible.
 
-L

 

The Binkmiester Prototypes were always distributed under the understanding that they would never be sold. With that in mind I don't think that they belong on this list. What would be great would be a link to B6's full list of Bink Protos and a note explaining that selling them is taboo. EDIT: I'm I the only one who thinks this? I may be remembering some statement as more important than it actually was.

A few masks, such as the New Gold Avohkii, reached the open market through other routes though, and those could be included here in the ultra-rare category.

- John

 

 

You're right about the selling thing; I forgot to mention that in my last post. I actually PMed Black Six earlier today and he provided links to a directory of pictures of all the pieces from Binkmeister. The file names are not descriptive of the pieces however so I think I will put together a list of all the prototype collectibles with links to the pictures. I'll leave out the prototype non-collectibles, unless you guys think they should also be included.

 

 

BTW, the Chronicler's staff came out in 2003 with the Bionicle: The Game in the UK and Ireland. :)

 

Thanks! Adjustments have been made accordingly. :)

 

Also, I've decided to reorganize the post into categories, which will make editing much easier. Not sure when I'll get around to it; probably the next couple of days. What do you guys think about the footnotes for price-related information? Should I incorporate everything into the individual entries or leave it the way it is?

 

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Posted Sep 20 2014 - 05:47 AM

I would suggest incorporating everything into individual entries. It makes it less confusing. :)

I also believe the prices for the Brown Komau and White Huna are a little high. I would probably put them more in the $400-$600 region, but even then I think the valuation of the Brown Komau is still high as it is slightly more common than the White Huna. I mean, I know more people with those than a GPKK Yo, and that is apparently worth less.

But that is just my two cents. :P


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Posted Sep 20 2014 - 03:27 PM

I remember seeing a white Huna on eBay sell for close to $3000! Lol I think the price of each is decent. It really just depends on the seller.

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Posted Sep 20 2014 - 05:19 PM

1st of all - great job! ;)

 

2nd, there are two things missing :

 

Tan Kanoka (tanoka) - it was given, i think, in 2005 in billund, along with the black one. these 2 are not "kanoka", but throwing disks (from the throwbots/slizer era)

 

Glow-in-the-dark Kanoka (plain) - afaik, these are kanoka prototypes

 

picture of both can be found here http://www.brickshel...ls/image_8.jpeg


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Posted Sep 21 2014 - 12:44 AM

Yeah. the tanoka is missing, and also several people have said that the solid black kanoka is also from Billund pick-a-brick around 2005. There was also a solid gold plastic kanoka, which i don't know where it came from. And then there is the old dark gold variation of Krahhkan from one of the bionicle playsets, most of them have the newer light gold version (like with the bley rhotuka). And there is also a 5-holes on the chin version of Krahhkan, which i think nobody knows how happened, but there are several known to exist.

 

About the prototypes, I for one would like to see even non-collectible prototypes, but i guess it doesn't have that much of a priority...


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Posted Sep 21 2014 - 01:51 AM

The 5 hole chin kraahkan is a misprint, as far as I have ever known.

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Posted Sep 21 2014 - 05:27 AM

Yeah. the tanoka is missing, and also several people have said that the solid black kanoka is also from Billund pick-a-brick around 2005. There was also a solid gold plastic kanoka, which i don't know where it came from. And then there is the old dark gold variation of Krahhkan from one of the bionicle playsets, most of them have the newer light gold version (like with the bley rhotuka). And there is also a 5-holes on the chin version of Krahhkan, which i think nobody knows how happened, but there are several known to exist.

 

About the prototypes, I for one would like to see even non-collectible prototypes, but i guess it doesn't have that much of a priority...

 

Aren't there actually more of the old gold Krakhaans than new gold ones?


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Posted Sep 21 2014 - 07:11 AM

there are WAY MORE dark gold Kr (old), than pearl light (new) ;) i have tons of the old ones, but only one new...

 

the 5-hole Kr is mismold


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Posted Sep 21 2014 - 02:40 PM

there are WAY MORE dark gold Kr (old), than pearl light (new) ;) i have tons of the old ones, but only one new...

 

the 5-hole Kr is mismold

Did not know, as i don't have either, I just knew that one is rarer. Sorry for the misconception.


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Posted Sep 21 2014 - 03:30 PM

Yeah. the tanoka is missing, and also several people have said that the solid black kanoka is also from Billund pick-a-brick around 2005. There was also a solid gold plastic kanoka, which i don't know where it came from. And then there is the old dark gold variation of Krahhkan from one of the bionicle playsets, most of them have the newer light gold version (like with the bley rhotuka). And there is also a 5-holes on the chin version of Krahhkan, which i think nobody knows how happened, but there are several known to exist.

 

About the prototypes, I for one would like to see even non-collectible prototypes, but i guess it doesn't have that much of a priority...

Most of them have the dark gold ones. The pearl gold ones are rare.


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Posted Sep 21 2014 - 04:04 PM

 

Yeah. the tanoka is missing, and also several people have said that the solid black kanoka is also from Billund pick-a-brick around 2005. There was also a solid gold plastic kanoka, which i don't know where it came from. And then there is the old dark gold variation of Krahhkan from one of the bionicle playsets, most of them have the newer light gold version (like with the bley rhotuka). And there is also a 5-holes on the chin version of Krahhkan, which i think nobody knows how happened, but there are several known to exist.

 

About the prototypes, I for one would like to see even non-collectible prototypes, but i guess it doesn't have that much of a priority...

Most of them have the dark gold ones. The pearl gold ones are rare.

 

I can back that up also. The pearl gold is beautiful, I long for one.


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Posted Sep 21 2014 - 04:25 PM

 

Yeah. the tanoka is missing, and also several people have said that the solid black kanoka is also from Billund pick-a-brick around 2005. There was also a solid gold plastic kanoka, which i don't know where it came from. And then there is the old dark gold variation of Krahhkan from one of the bionicle playsets, most of them have the newer light gold version (like with the bley rhotuka). And there is also a 5-holes on the chin version of Krahhkan, which i think nobody knows how happened, but there are several known to exist.

 

About the prototypes, I for one would like to see even non-collectible prototypes, but i guess it doesn't have that much of a priority...

Most of them have the dark gold ones. The pearl gold ones are rare.

 

 

According to Bricklink one was actually sold this month for 1.55€...

Does anyone know how valuable the mask actually is?


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Posted Sep 22 2014 - 01:21 AM

 

 

Yeah. the tanoka is missing, and also several people have said that the solid black kanoka is also from Billund pick-a-brick around 2005. There was also a solid gold plastic kanoka, which i don't know where it came from. And then there is the old dark gold variation of Krahhkan from one of the bionicle playsets, most of them have the newer light gold version (like with the bley rhotuka). And there is also a 5-holes on the chin version of Krahhkan, which i think nobody knows how happened, but there are several known to exist.

 

About the prototypes, I for one would like to see even non-collectible prototypes, but i guess it doesn't have that much of a priority...

Most of them have the dark gold ones. The pearl gold ones are rare.

 

 

According to Bricklink one was actually sold this month for 1.55€...

Does anyone know how valuable the mask actually is?

 

Not valuable, but still rare. Just like the 175 Kanoka. I'm so annoyed! I wanted that Kraahkan :(


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Posted Sep 22 2014 - 07:20 PM

Alright, the post has been completely overhauled with recent suggestions. I've divided everything into categories, added the Binkmeister prototypes in their own separate category, and added the last few items that have been mentioned.

 

Also, I've been thinking about the price estimates for the rarer pieces, and I think that placing precise values onto them doesn't really make sense since most of them sell for a range of prices, if they sell at all. So I've changed some of those estimates to more general approximations of their value.

 

Let me know what you all think of the updates.

 

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Posted Sep 22 2014 - 07:41 PM

Alright, the post has been completely overhauled with recent suggestions. I've divided everything into categories, added the Binkmeister prototypes in their own separate category, and added the last few items that have been mentioned.

 

Also, I've been thinking about the price estimates for the rarer pieces, and I think that placing precise values onto them doesn't really make sense since most of them sell for a range of prices, if they sell at all. So I've changed some of those estimates to more general approximations of their value.

 

Let me know what you all think of the updates.

 

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The updates look great!  Just throwing this out there, but I've noticed that I have higher quality pics of some of the pieces that you've got listed than the pictures you've linked to.  Here's my Collectibles folder on Brickshelf.  Feel free to use any pictures from there for reference.

 

Also, you're missing the GITD Kanoka (prototype for 2004 Kanoka disks).  Here's a pic of it and last I checked, the approximate value was $10.

 

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Posted Sep 23 2014 - 12:50 AM

Thanks for the links. I've changed a few of the pictures that weren't such high quality.

 

I actually did list the GitD Kanoka, but it was under Common so you might have missed it; I noticed someone selling a few hundred of them for something like a dollar each on BrickLink a couple years ago so I didn't think they were worth anything, although a year or two prior to that I had bought mine for around $10 and since you can corroborate that I've listed that as the value. I also didn't have a picture of it.

 

If anyone has clear pictures of the Tanoka, five-hole Kraahkan, or light gold Kraahkan by any chance that I can use that would be much appreciated. Also, does anyone know anything about the Sand Tarakava? Was it ever actually made?

 

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Posted Oct 04 2014 - 05:30 PM

Thanks for this thread Letagi! Loving it!

 

There is in fact at least one Sand Tarakava confirmed in existence, owned by PurpleDave of "the website that shan't be mentioned". Came with the prototype yellow ruru. Easy enough to google for pics, but I dunno if we're allowed to link to the MoD site here. Not sure if the set has changed hands since though...

 

And I read somewhere that there were originally 5 Sand Tarakavas made, this is probably unconfirmed hearsay though.

 

 

If we're getting into polybag promos, I would like to know about the "Kraatu" set from 2003/2004(?). Can anyone confirm that this thing actually existed bagged with instructions? Easy enough to part out/build the set, but a new sealed set has been eluding me.


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Posted Oct 10 2014 - 10:54 AM

Looks like we need the NYCC 2014  Trans-Hau on here now.


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Posted Oct 10 2014 - 04:48 PM

Looks like we need the NYCC 2014  Trans-Hau on here now.

There was also someone on reddit who somehow got their hands on 2 Prototype 2015 Haus. 


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