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#1 Online Great Mask Of ????

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Posted Apr 07 2012 - 11:24 PM

What's the strangest/most memorable reason you've ever gotten a Bionicle set? Did you buy it for a single piece? Was it the only thing in the entire Lego aisle? Some other crazy thing?Example story: Last April, I bought Lesovikk for the sole purpose to have a twin for my inexplicably single Nuparu claw. A less strange reason could be because I thought I'd be getting two black Jaller Mahri swords, but I would just be lying to myself if I said that. I always found asymmetry disturbing (the Piraka were the epitome of this), so I couldn't put up with having only one claw.A slightly more reasonable story is that in early-to-mid 2008, I had Toa Ignika in my hand, ready to buy it, but I put it back and went with Pohatu Phantoka and Hewkii Mahri. And for some reason, I regretted nothing.So yeah, kinda like that. Hope you enjoyed that and are able to add to the lulz. :hau:
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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 12:26 AM

Ignika one was strange, I would have preferred him. (Ah, the feeling of a Bionicle, even a simple one, in my hands...I can only feel that when I touch my shiny new Vorahk, the last Bionicle I have that isn't broken, because I got my others long ago at age 7.) My strange reason has not been used yet, but perhaps can be used if no one buys it first for a week: I have to make it look like I'm buying a Guurahk or Panrahk for my little brother's birthday rather than for myself, or my mom will RAGE.
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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 01:56 AM

well the strangest reason i bought a bionicle piece was to get that shield piece on onua. I needed a specific amount so i bought several onua mistika sets. it was not until i bought them and opened them that i realized it would have been faster and cheaper to buy the bitil set that had 2 instead of one. so yeah that is the strangest reason i bought a set.
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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 03:01 PM

I bought the stars line solely for the golden armour. All 6 sets, for 6 pieces.

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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 03:24 PM

Once, back when I was a lot younger, I tried to convince my Mom to buy me a Bohrok set because 'building Lego sets helped people to become smarter.' (I don't remember if I said that exactly, but it went something to that extent.) She ended up buying the set for me, so I guess it worked. :P
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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 03:28 PM

The strangest reason of all.I wanted to build and play with it.
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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 05:47 PM

I bought the 2008 Toa Takanuva out of boredom. Not a bad decision though.-Ced
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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 06:16 PM

well the strangest reason i bought a bionicle piece was to get that shield piece on onua. I needed a specific amount so i bought several onua mistika sets. it was not until i bought them and opened them that i realized it would have been faster and cheaper to buy the bitil set that had 2 instead of one. so yeah that is the strangest reason i bought a set.

A similar thing happened to me back in Ukraine in Summer 2008; The store that I bought BIONICLE's from was all out of Bitil and Gali, and a MOC that I was making required the shield piece (about two to be exact), so I bought two Onua's,and a week later,the Mistika section was packed full of Bitil. I knew what a waste of money it was that I bought two Onuas for the shield piece when I could've just bought Bitil and saved quite a lot of money.

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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 06:28 PM

I bought the stars line solely for the golden armour. All 6 sets, for 6 pieces.

me too LOLi could've bought an atlantis set, but NOOO! i had to buy the 5 remaining stars

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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 06:29 PM

Haven't gotten any stranger than "I want to complete that set of 6" or "hey that's a good price." Mr. Boring right here.~|ET|~
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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 07:01 PM

Well, the reason I bought it wasn't that strange, but the circumstances were, somewhat. It was 2003 and I wanted to get Takanuva. So I put aside the money I had and had my dad take me to Toys R Us. When we got there, they were all sold out of Takanuva. So I was digging through the shelf to see if there was one somewhere at the back. I didn't find any, but I did randomly find a slightly banged up Nui-Rama set. I didn't have any of the Rahi sets, and I knew that it was doubtful I would find any ever again outside of a yard sale or somewhere online, so I got that since I had the chance. I still have no idea why it was there in late 2003 in the first place. I can only guess it got lost somewhere in the storage room and they had just found it.
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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 07:54 PM

well the strangest reason i bought a bionicle piece was to get that shield piece on onua. I needed a specific amount so i bought several onua mistika sets. it was not until i bought them and opened them that i realized it would have been faster and cheaper to buy the bitil set that had 2 instead of one. so yeah that is the strangest reason i bought a set.

A similar thing happened to me back in Ukraine in Summer 2008; The store that I bought BIONICLE's from was all out of Bitil and Gali, and a MOC that I was making required the shield piece (about two to be exact), so I bought two Onua's,and a week later,the Mistika section was packed full of Bitil. I knew what a waste of money it was that I bought two Onuas for the shield piece when I could've just bought Bitil and saved quite a lot of money.

glad someone else has had this happen. i also bought the stars for the armor but i did not buy the gresh set instead i bought 2 rahkshi and every other stars set.

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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 08:26 PM

Well, the reason I bought it wasn't that strange, but the circumstances were, somewhat. It was 2003 and I wanted to get Takanuva. So I put aside the money I had and had my dad take me to Toys R Us. When we got there, they were all sold out of Takanuva. So I was digging through the shelf to see if there was one somewhere at the back. I didn't find any, but I did randomly find a slightly banged up Nui-Rama set. I didn't have any of the Rahi sets, and I knew that it was doubtful I would find any ever again outside of a yard sale or somewhere online, so I got that since I had the chance. I still have no idea why it was there in late 2003 in the first place. I can only guess it got lost somewhere in the storage room and they had just found it.

Yeah TRU carries stuff for a long time, in 2008 I found some Mahri sets there. I don't think I have ever bought a set for any notably strange reasons, unless you count the time when I went to the store set on buying Mata Nui in 2010. I saw some of the other sets there, some of which were substantially better looking, but I didn't care, this was MATA NUI! I could actually own Mata Nui, and I wasn't gonna pass up the chance, I wasn't getting anything rather than getting him, it was Mata Nui, and I was determined to get him no matter how much cooler the other sets were.

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Posted Apr 08 2012 - 10:40 PM

I never really bought a set because of a strange reason.I mainly got my sets because I wanted all 6 members of the team or the set looked cool.
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Posted Apr 09 2012 - 06:22 AM

I bought a lot of sets because I only wanted the Onua claws. I would have got them anyway, though. But that claw piece was a plus, seeing how much I loved it, back then.
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Posted Apr 09 2012 - 08:29 PM

I wanted one.In truth, I did get Toa Ignika for the Ignika.At this point I think I've lost the Ignika.
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Posted Apr 09 2012 - 09:23 PM

I didn't really have a strange reason. I got them for play value, poseability, and I suppose collectability, nothing else.
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Posted Apr 09 2012 - 09:39 PM

I just tried buying all of them to complete the set of 6 or it was just too good to pass up. Though in 2003, I bought several Gahlok-Kal (yes, several) to try and repair my Gahlok. To this day, I still do not know why I did so, but all I know is that i have no trace of ever owning any of those Gahok-Kal other than the memories of buying them, and some chewed up Krana-Kal.
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Posted Apr 09 2012 - 11:45 PM

I bought an onua mistika set cause I needed one extra red mistika jet piece for a moc.
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Posted Apr 10 2012 - 09:33 PM

Once, my cousin and I went to the store the day after christmas, and there were only two sets left on the shelf: Toa Iruini and Onewa Hordika. I ended up with Iruini and my cousin got Onewa. As fate would have it, several weeks later I received Toa Iruini & Toa Norik as a gift, and was left with two Iruinis and no Onewa Hordika!
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Posted Apr 11 2012 - 02:59 AM

I bought the inika because i didn't like them. Why? So i could take them apart and make them better.
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Posted Apr 13 2012 - 11:20 AM

Titan Mata Nui was quite a large price to pay just for the golden Ignika.
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Posted Apr 15 2012 - 12:14 AM

The value i guess cause 2 years later after deciding not to get the Stars sets cause they look disgracing, I just need Tahu to finish the Stars line of Bionicle. O_o
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Posted Apr 17 2012 - 10:49 PM

I bought a disc pack because I wanted the collectible disk launcher, a Rhotuka Spinner pack because I wanted to see the colors, a few Kraata packs because they were on sale, and several sets (most of which were given away) for a Christmas tree my family and I wanted to create incorporating BIONICLE sets. It didn't fly, and a couple of the larger sets were given to my friends as birthday presents. Eventually, it came down to about three Kopaka Nuvas and two Pohatu Nuvas, along with a Rahkshi and the 'Ultimate BIONICLE Guide' released in '03, all of which I took and threw in with the rest of my sets (by "threw" I mean I built them and gingerly placed them in my bins, where they still sit). I also bought Piruk because I wanted the Onua claws in silver, Mutran and Vican because it was New Year's Eve and it was sitting in a Wal-Mart cart filled with a bunch of toys (you know, the ones that they put out after the holidays to clear a bunch of toys off their shelves), Gelu and Tahu Stars because I wanted to buy a Lego set or two while in Disneyland, and I bought Kiina because Greg was at a Wal-Mart event and I wanted him to sign something other than a poster (I got his signature on a canister, which I have kept in near-mint condition ever since. Maybe I should put it in a glass case or frame it :P).
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Posted Apr 19 2012 - 07:21 AM

Well, I bought another Axelara on Ebay just so I could have enough of the red panels to make a lightsaber.
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Posted Apr 19 2012 - 03:39 PM

i pretty much bought rockoh for the orange torso and visor, but it was it an awesome set as a whole!

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Posted Apr 19 2012 - 03:49 PM

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