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So, guys, wich set(s) could have been done/made/designed better?I would definetly say Pohau, both mata and nuva (though the nuva is even worse).Seriously, i have nothing against Pohatu. I found him a fun character, "the simpathetic one" within the toa team.But still, the set could have done better.The kicking function was a fun idea, but (let's admit it,) it makes him look fat.Also, his head was rather far up front; understandible when it comes to a toa of stone, but i liked his MoL build better.The arms. The arms just went too far. I can live with the rest, but the short stubby arms just kinda ticked me off.And the weapons were also kinda lame. First, a rock, then pathetic claw thingies, then propellors?!Ugh....Abd then i havent mentioned Pohatu Phantoka (but i wouldn't even call that orange piece of plastic pohatu anymore).-Dwanny

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Axonn.He's one of my favorite sets, but I still to this day wish he had some sort of functionality like the gears of old.Then he would be the greatest set ever.


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All the 2008 Toa Nuva. They should have at least resembled there 2003 form in an Inika style.


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Basically all sets that feel boring, jumbled or out of character could have been done better, especially after 2006 when sets stopped being clones within a wave. An example would be Nuparu Mahri, his design was boring and his silver mask seemed off. Not to mention Hewkii Mahri, obviously. :P-Gata signoff.jpg

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Kalmah. Chest armor would've done wonders for his set. Also, the Inika's masks could've been made to fit onto Metru heads. That would've made them really awesome. :)


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Hmm...Gali or Onua Mistika. I mean, they were awesome but...they needed more 'BIONICLE-like' weapons.


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Toa Mata Nui. More originality.Also, Gali Mistika. Could have done with a better weapon. Mask needs the hexagon thing removed, though to be honest I can live with ALL the 2008 sets. Onua should have gotten Vahki legs like Pohatu, though, and a hunch. Pohatu would be fine if he had his feet changed to Hordika feet and his torso flipped. All Matoran aside from Voyatoran.There are more, but those are the main ones.


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Toa Mata Nui. More originality.Also, Gali Mistika. Could have done with a better weapon. Mask needs the hexagon thing removed, though to be honest I can live with ALL the 2008 sets.Onua should have gotten Vahki legs like Pohatu, though, and a hunch. Pohatu would be fine if he had his feet changed to Hordika feet and his torso flipped.All Matoran aside from Voyatoran.There are more, but those are the main ones.

I agree about Onua and Gali, but I think that Toa Mata Nui was a very original set. And giving Pohatu hordika feet wouldn't have made the set better, it would limit its poseability.One set that could have been better was Matoro Mahri, his design made him look very weak, and his claws were disappointing.

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2008 nuva, specifically the mistika ones. The phantoka ones were tolerable. WHY was onua the tallest nuva AND the skinniest?? WHY was gali hunched back and one of the most burly?? (tbh i wouldn't be surprised if gali's and onua's set were switched last minute). Oh and Tahu-there was so much wrong with that set. From the depressed looking mask (LACKING THE TRADEMARK TAHU MOUTH!!!) the awful armour choices (which gave him anorexic thighs and biceps making the rest of the limbs fat) to the hollow chest. So much was wrong with that set, sooo much. Actually ruined an iconic character.Oh and hewkii and matoro mahri were god awful too and screwed up their fantastic inika apperances. I wish they recoloured kongu mahri and made him hewkii- it would have been tolerable.


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The 2008-era Toa Nuva. Most of the team members didn't resemble their past selves much at all.


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Hahli Mahri. Her claw could've at least had some posability. That would have been EPIC.


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The Exo-Toa could have benefitted greatly from some extra articulation points. The same goes for Makuta's legs.The Hordika needed better left arms.Umbra's wheel feet do get annoying.Nuparu Mahri is a disappointing stick with gigantic feet.~|ET|~


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Axonn.He's one of my favorite sets, but I still to this day wish he had some sort of functionality like the gears of old.Then he would be the greatest set ever.

Axonn was a great set and character, and he looked exactly how he should have. But moving functions and gears would indeed make him THE set.His burliness does indeed require some poseability, and i have been wanting to make a "geared" version of him. But meh, i'm too lazy. :P

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2008 nuva, specifically the mistika ones. The phantoka ones were tolerable. WHY was onua the tallest nuva AND the skinniest?? WHY was gali hunched back and one of the most burly?? (tbh i wouldn't be surprised if gali's and onua's set were switched last minute). Oh and Tahu-there was so much wrong with that set. From the depressed looking mask (LACKING THE TRADEMARK TAHU MOUTH!!!) the awful armour choices (which gave him anorexic thighs and biceps making the rest of the limbs fat) to the hollow chest. So much was wrong with that set, sooo much. Actually ruined an iconic character.Oh and hewkii and matoro mahri were god awful too and screwed up their fantastic inika apperances. I wish they recoloured kongu mahri and made him hewkii- it would have been tolerable.

I believe Tahu and Gali Mistika were switched at the last minute, actually. Some video showed a red Gali and a blue Tahu as prototypes.

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2008 nuva, specifically the mistika ones. The phantoka ones were tolerable. WHY was onua the tallest nuva AND the skinniest?? WHY was gali hunched back and one of the most burly?? (tbh i wouldn't be surprised if gali's and onua's set were switched last minute). Oh and Tahu-there was so much wrong with that set. From the depressed looking mask (LACKING THE TRADEMARK TAHU MOUTH!!!) the awful armour choices (which gave him anorexic thighs and biceps making the rest of the limbs fat) to the hollow chest. So much was wrong with that set, sooo much. Actually ruined an iconic character.Oh and hewkii and matoro mahri were god awful too and screwed up their fantastic inika apperances. I wish they recoloured kongu mahri and made him hewkii- it would have been tolerable.

I believe Tahu and Gali Mistika were switched at the last minute, actually. Some video showed a red Gali and a blue Tahu as prototypes.
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2008 nuva, specifically the mistika ones. The phantoka ones were tolerable. WHY was onua the tallest nuva AND the skinniest?? WHY was gali hunched back and one of the most burly?? (tbh i wouldn't be surprised if gali's and onua's set were switched last minute). Oh and Tahu-there was so much wrong with that set. From the depressed looking mask (LACKING THE TRADEMARK TAHU MOUTH!!!) the awful armour choices (which gave him anorexic thighs and biceps making the rest of the limbs fat) to the hollow chest. So much was wrong with that set, sooo much. Actually ruined an iconic character.Oh and hewkii and matoro mahri were god awful too and screwed up their fantastic inika apperances. I wish they recoloured kongu mahri and made him hewkii- it would have been tolerable.

I believe Tahu and Gali Mistika were switched at the last minute, actually. Some video showed a red Gali and a blue Tahu as prototypes.
wow i didn't know that! Tahu may have possibly have been worse! (i prefer gali mistika as a set but its even less tahuish)

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Definitely the Toa Hordika. Also the stars.


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I think everybody can agree with me when I say Hahli Inika. :PBut I agree with others, the 2008 sets needed to be seriously revamped. I can't think of any other sets, but those were disappointing with their design.


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I think everybody can agree with me when I say Hahli Inika. :PBut I agree with others, the 2008 sets needed to be seriously revamped. I can't think of any other sets, but those were disappointing with their design.

Hahli inika was horrible, for more than obvious reasons. :P2008 deserved a revamp more than any other year.

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Can't really think of anything bad that someone HASN'T already said, except for the Mctoran. Pathetic.

They were McDonald's Happy Meal toys. What did you expect? Actually, even though the only one I own is Nuparu (who wasn't even one of the Happy Meal guys), judging from him, I'd say they were definitely among the better Happy Meal toys in my lifetime.Anyway, I'd go with the Toa Hordika. I know they're supposed to look mutated/disfigured an all, but the Toa Mata leg/arm for a left arm was disappointing. Now that I think about it, the right arm was too. Also, I never liked Onua Nuva's tiny Bohrok arms. I guess I don't mind his hunchbacked-ness, since the original had it too, but I remember rebuilding him with Mata legs as arms, and an upright body like he had in the MoL movie, and liking that much, much better.

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I would say Kopaka Phantoka. That was bloody ugly. First of all,they switched his telescope thingy. and he could've gotten a weapon other than his skyblaster. I could go on forever.I thought Tahu and Gali Mistika should've been switched.Onua is not onua without his shrimpiness and his hunchback.It makes him special.

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Maybe Onua followed Jared's example and went on the Subway diet?I liked Axonn, except for how much he always fell down. Even when the parts aren't broken, keeping his shoulders and legs up is a pain.I'd say the Cendox V1 was pretty bad. The life counter should have been on the vehicle itself, and the blades in front are too wobbly.


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Gali Mistika and Onua Mistika. They needed actual BIONICLE melee weapons, not blasters.


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Everytime I seem to say the Mistika. And I guess it's fair enough, because they were just so off and looked so ugly they really could have been done better.For the sake of variety, I will also add the Hordika, which I didn't like at all. The swinging arm function was pointless and simply ruined pose-ability and the heads all looked fairly ugly, especially in conjunction with the asymmetrical arms and rather lacklustre armour.


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2008 Takanuva. He felt just a bit too far from the original for me, as he didn't even have a similar color scheme (okay, there was white, but it would have been a much better set if it was white and gold).

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I have to say Pridak was one of my least favorite. He was hard to position, unpraportined, and things randomly sticking out of him at diferent angles. they could have done a better job at making him look like a shark. Also, the other Barraki had such a good designs it made him look worse.

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I've never really been too fond of Tarix's design. I mean, the weapons are cool, yes, but the rest of him was a bit un-proportional. Especially the length of his arms. ><

I think everybody can agree with me when I say Hahli Inika. :PBut I agree with others, the 2008 sets needed to be seriously revamped. I can't think of any other sets, but those were disappointing with their design.

I disagree, I don't think the Inika were that bad. And Hahli's mask never bothered me that much...

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Toa Mata and Nuva should have been done better. Okay, okay, BIONICLE was just starting out. But still.I wasn't a big fan of the Toa Metru design either... Too much movement restriction in my opinion.


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Krika. He had so much potential. His design was unfortunately confined with the standardization of canister sets. If the designers had a bit more freedom, made him a larger set, he could have been the best set ever.


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Pohatu Mata could have done better, but he's still pretty cool. But Gali Mistika, Nivawk, and the Ultimate Dume combo model could have definitely been designed better. But I'm generally not a fan of the "hunchbacked" character sets, though.


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