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#1 Offline Peach 00

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Posted Dec 06 2011 - 09:12 PM

Title should just about say it all. Not sure if this is allowed, but I remember there was a topic on the old forums just like it that was okay.My favorites are probably the '07 Barraki and Mahri canisters. The Mahri canisters seemed to have an expanded amount of playability, like the barrier things or whatever where you could mount the Cordak Blaster on the canister exterior. There were a lot of other ways to use it - a similar way with the Metru canisters, where you could take the tops of the canisters and make Matoran spheres.Least favorite would have to be the Mistika canisters - they were so hard to open, honestly. >_<
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Posted Dec 06 2011 - 09:14 PM

I don't like the Mahri canisters. Too hard to close it after it's opened.
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Posted Dec 06 2011 - 09:17 PM

My favorite canisters were probably the Bohrok canisters. I really liked how you could store the Bohrok in its own canister. It was really cool.My least favorite would be the Mahri canisters, since you really couldn't store the Mahri in them. That kind of annoyed me.
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#4 Offline Sumiki

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Posted Dec 06 2011 - 09:20 PM

I really like the Bohrok hang-from-the-inside canister function. Who says canisters can't have storyline purposes?In my book, any canister than can be incorporated into a model is awesome, but the Bohrok even more so. They were a creative way to pull it off.(Also props to the Barraki canisters - those just looked cool. Hard to store and display, as I have found, but wicked-looking. In a good way.)I can't pinpoint a least favorite, for all canisters have some redeeming qualities about them - but the Mistika were way too hard to open. (If the Kardatoran/Agori box-canister hybrid abomination can be mentioned, I'll have to say them as well - not for bad design, per se, but the unnecessary plastic drove the price through the proverbial roof.)I also feel like defending the Mahri canisters a bit - they used less plastic, and they could be integrated into MOCs fairly easily due to their connection points - if you found a use for them. :P

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Posted Dec 06 2011 - 09:23 PM

Yeah, any of those canisters can be mentioned. As long as they kind of have a part-canister quality or are a canister, it's fine. And sadly, I never had the Bohrok canisters, but I did like the Nuva canisters, where you could put the heads/masks on the top of the canister. But I hated those as well, they went up to about $8-$9 because of the plastic. Sadly, those sets were almost more expensive than the Nuva and Mata ever were. >_>
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On the day the wall came down / They threw the locks onto the ground
And with glasses high / We raised a cry / For freedom had arrived
 
On the day the wall came down / The ship of fools had finally run aground
Promises lit up the night / Like paper doves in flight
 
I dreamed you had left my side / No warmth, not even pride remained
And even though you needed me / It was clear that I could not do a thing for you
 
Now life devalues day by day / As friends and neighbors turn away
And there's a change that even with regret / Cannot be undone
 
Now frontiers shift like desert sands / While nations wash their bloodied hands
Of loyalty, of history / In shades of grey
 
I woke to the sound of drums / The music played, the morning sun streamed in
I turned and I looked at you / And all but the bitter residues slipped away
 
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Posted Dec 06 2011 - 09:39 PM

Hmm... for favourites I'd have to say the Bohrok, Toa Mata, and Toa Metru cans simply because they could be worked into the storyline easily; they weren't just storage devices that meant nothing.For least favourite it'd definitely be the Kardatoran and Toa Mahri canisters. Kadatoran were awful and drove the price sky high, and the Toa Mahri weren't even canisters. Plus, keeping a frame seems kinda pointless. :P-ibrow
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Posted Dec 06 2011 - 09:43 PM

I liked the Inika canisters because of the weapon storage thing on top, and the Mata/Nuva canisters because of their function too. Least favorite are the Barraki, since they were impossible to stack, and the Kardatoran/Agori... packaging, because they really weren't that good.
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Posted Dec 06 2011 - 09:52 PM

I was kinda disappointed by the Glatorian now that I think about it. I was kind of hoping for a little more beyond the new heads.TAK
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Posted Dec 06 2011 - 10:56 PM

Favorite: The Toa Mata shrine canister look. I've always liked how you could stick a head in there.Least favorite: Those annoying Barraki canisters and the Mahri canisters.
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Posted Dec 06 2011 - 11:02 PM

My favourite were, without a doubt, the Mata canisters, since they actually appeared in the storyline.Least favourite.... Mahri. :glare:Posted Image
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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 02:48 AM

Loved the Mata and Bohrok canisters... wasn't a fan of the Piraka ones.
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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 03:14 AM

Hmm... for favourites I'd have to say the Bohrok, Toa Mata, and Toa Metru cans simply because they could be worked into the storyline easily; they weren't just storage devices that meant nothing.For least favourite it'd definitely be the Kardatoran and Toa Mahri canisters. Kadatoran were awful and drove the price sky high, and the Toa Mahri weren't even canisters. Plus, keeping a frame seems kinda pointless. :P-ibrow

I'd say the same. Except the bit about the Kardatoran. I actually quite liked those canisters, although I wouldn't call them my favourites.

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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 09:59 AM

I don't like the Mahri canisters. Too hard to close it after it's opened.

This, and the Phantoka canisters.

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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 12:27 PM

Favorite have to be those awesome-looking Barraki canister, while worst are impossible to open Mistika canisters.
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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 12:55 PM

The Mahri "canisters" were simply horrible.I'm rather partial to the Bohrok canisters. They look good line up together - just like the hive - and of course they stack well.~|ET|~
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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 02:37 PM

I hated the Mahri canisters.Mata and Bohrok were my favorite. They actually served a purpose in the storyline and actually did something for the sets.
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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 05:06 PM

I liked the Inika canisters. They just looked cool.I did not like the Mistika cans, which were hard to open....
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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 07:09 PM

Heh, so from what I noticed, I'm the only person who has a fondness for the Mahri canisters. :P But now that I think about it, I was never a fan of the Phantoka and Rahkshi canisters. The Phantoka were way too hard to open and close - the extra plastic on the front did increase the price, no doubt.
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On the day the wall came down / They threw the locks onto the ground
And with glasses high / We raised a cry / For freedom had arrived
 
On the day the wall came down / The ship of fools had finally run aground
Promises lit up the night / Like paper doves in flight
 
I dreamed you had left my side / No warmth, not even pride remained
And even though you needed me / It was clear that I could not do a thing for you
 
Now life devalues day by day / As friends and neighbors turn away
And there's a change that even with regret / Cannot be undone
 
Now frontiers shift like desert sands / While nations wash their bloodied hands
Of loyalty, of history / In shades of grey
 
I woke to the sound of drums / The music played, the morning sun streamed in
I turned and I looked at you / And all but the bitter residues slipped away
 
slipped away...
 




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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 07:24 PM

The Mata, Rahkshi, Metru, and Bohrok cans were my favorite. My least favorites would be the Mistika cans (very hard to open) and the Piraka cans (their shoulders are so wide that it takes a while for me to figure out how to get them in there).
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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 07:29 PM

I liked the Bohrok Kal's and the Toa Mata's canisters.I did not like the Piraka's because you couldn't use the little piraka heads for MOCs
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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 07:53 PM

I like the Mahri and Metru canister, since they had connection points and thus were usable to an extent.The Legends canisters were quite dull, so I'd say they're my least favorite.
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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 11:33 PM

I really liked the Mata lids. On the other end of the spectrum, I din't like the Mistika canisters; too hard to open.
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Posted Dec 09 2011 - 02:44 AM

Well, I have many favorite canisters, but also some canisters I don't like:- Toa Mata Canister: This one is probably one of my most favorite canitsters. I really like that you can move the wrap of de canister, so you can see another part of the story or another mask. I also like the lid of the canister, becouse you can use it like a Suva.- Bohrok Canister: Very nice canister. I really like that hang-function from the lid and the bohrok.- Bohrok-Kal Canister: Almost the same as the Borhok Canisters.- Toa Nuva Canister: Only the lid looks a little bit nice. You can put the weapons on it, but thats actually all.- Rahkshi Canister: It looks very nice when you have that transparent side from the canister with a Rahkshi in it. I also like the lid, becouse you can put some kraata on it.- Toa Metru Canister: Only the lid is very nice, becouse you can put 2 together to make a Matoran Sphere. And you can put a Kanoka disk on it.- Toa Hordika/Visorak Canister: It's just cool that you can put a Rhotuka on the lid. (The lid from the Visorak is a little bit different).- Toa Inika Canister: It's funny that you can store the weapon and Zamor Spheres in the lid.- Piraka Canister: I really like that plastic mask on the lid.- Barraki Canister: Okee, the box looks like a rock, but you can nothing do with it.- Toa Mahri Canister: I only like that function that you can put your Cordak Blaster on it. Thats all. You can't store your Toa in it.- Phantoka Canister / Mistika Canister / Glatorian Canisters / Stars Canister : The disign of the box looks nice, but you can nothing do with it!
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Posted Dec 09 2011 - 07:11 PM

Props for the Barraki and Phantoka for design. But as far as functionality goes, I'd go with the Toa Mata and Bohrok hands down.
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Posted Dec 09 2011 - 07:35 PM

I don't really have a least favorite. I Really liked the storage you got out of the Inika, and the Barraki and 2008 canisters just looked amazing IMO.
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Posted Dec 10 2011 - 12:23 AM

My favorite canister design would be the the Bohrok canisters. It looked like the Bohrok nests and it was cool to see them hanging from the lid.
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Posted Dec 10 2011 - 02:11 AM

Man, so many. And the canisters actually almost always had a story application, which is great. Bohrok definitely rank up, there, as do the original Mata ones. For sheer design purposes, I'd say Barraki, because it's just great artistry there, but on the whole, the Bohrok canisters were brilliantly functional.
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Posted Dec 10 2011 - 05:15 AM

The mata canisters. I like how you could build a suva out of them AND you could rotate the print on the main body for moar images :)
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Posted Dec 11 2011 - 02:02 PM

best: wwhale the mata an bohrok canisters for story tie-in porpoises an the barraki for cull designswworst: the mahri ones wwere just horrible in evvery wwavve an the mistika wwere unreasonably hard to open
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Posted Dec 13 2011 - 02:05 PM

Yeah, the mistika canisters were pretty bad. I liked how you could put 2 of the Toa Metru canister tops together and make aMatoran pod.
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Posted Dec 19 2011 - 12:30 AM

The Mahri canister was interesting, and remined me of the old ones with part connections. I personally really liked the Visorak canisters. I liked how they displayed the spinner.
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 07:16 AM

The Toa Mata canisters could be used as a suva or a Toa canister - they were my favorite, although the hanging Bohrok cans were neat too.
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Posted Dec 30 2011 - 06:10 AM

I liked the Makuta Phantoka canisters. They fit the bat-like Makuta well.
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Posted Dec 30 2011 - 02:18 PM

I like the classic styled canisters the best, the Toa Metru were probably the best, as you could combine the lids to make a matoran sphere...
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Posted Jan 01 2012 - 08:02 PM

Agreed with Sumiki, bohrok canister is brilliant! hanging system is great.beside that I like rahkshi canister too.my least favorite canister design is mahri canister and phantoka design, they are very weak and fragile.
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Posted Jan 02 2012 - 11:08 AM

The Mata canisters are pretty cool. I also like the Mahri canisters, as they're used in almost every story I play with my brother. The Barraki ones look awesome, too.

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Posted Jan 02 2012 - 08:04 PM

While probably more environmentally conscious, the Mahri canisters were kinda unattractive and difficult to use.
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Posted Jan 03 2012 - 11:23 AM

Most of the classic canisters were nice, and the Metru-era canisters were decent, especially the Toa Metru (Matoran Spheres. That is all.) Inika era canisters were far worse, though the Barraki did have pretty canisters.
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Posted Jan 04 2012 - 05:52 PM

Bohrok canisters were are extremely awesome.

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