Posted May 06 2013 - 09:19 AM
I'm going to have to say 2006. Now, granted, I don't look at the 2006 titan sets through the same rose-colored glasses I once did. Brutaka's arms were basically no more complex than what you could expect on a canister set. His and Axonn's inner thighs were extremely hollow. Haven't looked at Vezok and Fenrakk in years, but they're far from flawless (especially considering Fenrakk's large, specialized head piece), and Kardas had a hard time supporting his own weight. That's not even taking into account clunkers (comparatively speaking) like Irnakk and Umbra. Nevertheless, this year's titan sets had a lot of personality and a lot of sculptural detail that help them stand out a great deal in retrospect.2005's titan sets are real contenders as well, but I feel Sidorak was somewhat more frail than he should have been, and Keetongu just isn't as smoothly sculpted as 2006's offerings. Even Roodaka has some major weaknesses.If I had to pick one best BIONICLE titan set overall, it wouldn't be either of these. The 2008 Takanuva set would win hands-down. He did a lot of things in new ways and he did them right. Most unobtrusive hip and shoulder suspension of any set, first titan set to incorporate fully-custom legs, streamlined armor, and a very powerful physique. However, I can't really pick 2008 for the best titan sets because it also gave us the clunker that is Icarax. He had some clever techniques (I love his foot design), but overall his gangly proportions are far from appealing and his hip suspension juts out awkwardly. And other than Takanuva and Icarax, there weren't any other "warrior" sets from that year I'd consider titans. Mutran & Vican was more or less a canister set and small set packaged together, and all the other large sets that year were vehicles.
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