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#241 Offline ~Shockwave~

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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 06:33 PM

 

 

It has happened. The final blow of purging all traces of BIONICLE from the LEGO website has been made.

Except, yaknow, the trademark stuff at the bottom of the site.

 

 

Nope. Not even there.

 

Oh. you're right... 


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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 06:47 PM

 

 

 

It has happened. The final blow of purging all traces of BIONICLE from the LEGO website has been made.

Except, yaknow, the trademark stuff at the bottom of the site.

 

 

Nope. Not even there.

 

Oh. you're right... 

 

I wonder if that means that BIONICLE is no longer a trademark of LEGO?


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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 07:11 PM

If it is, *quote from Javert* "You know what that means."

 

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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 07:17 PM

Would that be a good thing or a bad thing if BIONICLE wasn't one of LEGO's trademarks anymore?


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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 07:19 PM

I'd say both, because someone can continue the sets and serials, but it won't be the same as we know it.


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Posted Jul 04 2013 - 10:04 AM

Though confusingly, BIONICLE seems to still be a LEGO trademark.

 

 

 

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Posted Jul 04 2013 - 09:25 PM

BIONICLE should still be a LEGO trademark. I don't think the theme's been gone long enough for it to expire, and they certainly haven't sold it. But if the name isn't being used anywhere on the site they don't have to put any disclaimer about it in the footer.
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Posted Jul 06 2013 - 12:01 AM

So, I haven't been on here in awhile since BZP has mostly ceased to be a fun place to be (for me), so I somehow missed this month-old news and just found out about it today.

 

So yeah, it's quite a shock, mostly because I never got a chance to look at the websites one last time... However, it seems they are available for download elsewhere, so I'll look into that.

 

I'm sad, because the websites were ones I checked very frequently back years ago, always waiting for a new update. I'm still as big a BIONICLE fan as I ever was, but I admit to having neglected the sites in past years, instead focusing my BIONICLE-related activities elsewhere.

 

I understand the practical purposes behind this, of course, but it still saddens me... 


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Posted Jul 07 2013 - 06:43 PM

BIONICLE should still be a LEGO trademark. I don't think the theme's been gone long enough for it to expire, and they certainly haven't sold it. But if the name isn't being used anywhere on the site they don't have to put any disclaimer about it in the footer.

 

Besides, you never know if TLG might someday find a use for it outside its original purpose, as they did with the Slizer trademark in 2009.


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Posted Jul 07 2013 - 07:35 PM

 

BIONICLE should still be a LEGO trademark. I don't think the theme's been gone long enough for it to expire, and they certainly haven't sold it. But if the name isn't being used anywhere on the site they don't have to put any disclaimer about it in the footer.

 

Besides, you never know if TLG might someday find a use for it outside its original purpose, as they did with the Slizer trademark in 2009.

 

What happened with Slizer in 2009?


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Posted Jul 07 2013 - 08:25 PM

 

 

BIONICLE should still be a LEGO trademark. I don't think the theme's been gone long enough for it to expire, and they certainly haven't sold it. But if the name isn't being used anywhere on the site they don't have to put any disclaimer about it in the footer.

 

Besides, you never know if TLG might someday find a use for it outside its original purpose, as they did with the Slizer trademark in 2009.

 

What happened with Slizer in 2009?

 

 

The reboot of Space Police featured an alien named Slizer in its flagship set.


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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 10:16 AM

 

 

 

BIONICLE should still be a LEGO trademark. I don't think the theme's been gone long enough for it to expire, and they certainly haven't sold it. But if the name isn't being used anywhere on the site they don't have to put any disclaimer about it in the footer.

 

Besides, you never know if TLG might someday find a use for it outside its original purpose, as they did with the Slizer trademark in 2009.

 

What happened with Slizer in 2009?

 

 

The reboot of Space Police featured an alien named Slizer in its flagship set.

 

 

New from Hero Factory! Zombie Villain "BIONICLE"! :P


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Posted Aug 06 2013 - 04:45 PM

Now that both the Bionicle websites are gone, I'm very sad.:( I liked the websites a lot for a long time since they were released.:( But I will never forget them and my happy times in there. They gave me some of my happiest memories of my life.:( (crying in tears while being depressed.:() This makes me cry in tears while I'm depressed about this now.:( (still crying in tears while being sad.:()
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Posted Aug 06 2013 - 04:53 PM

Now that both the Bionicle websites are gone, I'm very sad. :( I liked the websites a lot for a long time since they were released. :( But I will never forget them and my happy times in there. They gave me some of my happiest memories of my life. :( (crying in tears while being depressed. :() This makes me cry in tears while I'm depressed about this now. :( (still crying in tears while being sad. :()

 

Well, all the games and memories are right here, and there's even a backup of BIONICLEStory.com. :)


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Posted Aug 06 2013 - 07:28 PM

I just learned this the hard way when I tried to get on Bionicle Story today for a trip down memory lane.

 

I guess I won't be holding my breath anymore for story updates and finding out what happens next. To be honest, I've moved on from Bionicle a long time ago. That doesn't mean I'm a little sad to see it officially fall off the scene, even though I'm not surprised considering how long Bionicle's been in ailing health.

 

Oh well. My figures are still gracing their shelves in my room and I don't have any plans to get rid of them. I'll just fill in the rest of the story with my imagination just like I had in those moments I wasn't preoccupied with life and/or my new fandoms.

 

Well, this is life; nothing much we can do about it.

 

On a different note, can I have the link to any back-up site? Even though these days I get my story fix from Homestuck updates (heheh, wow I sure got into it later than a lot of people here XD), I still love a good nostalgia trip every now and then.

 

Never mind, there's a link right above my post.


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Posted Aug 18 2013 - 07:48 PM

I read the title and my heart skipped a beat. Then I actually read it. heh. I thought they meant BZP. heh. heheh. :P


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Posted Aug 18 2013 - 07:57 PM

I find it amusing that almost 3 months out we'r still talking about this.
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Posted Aug 18 2013 - 10:31 PM

I find it amusing that almost 3 months out we'r still talking about this.

Same here, although I wouldn't be surprised. Almost 4 years since Bionicle had it's final wave of sets and people are still protesting to bring the theme back.

 

To be honest I stopped caring about Bionicle and its websites as soon as it was discontinued.


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Posted Aug 18 2013 - 10:37 PM

I read the title and my heart skipped a beat. Then I actually read it. heh. I thought they meant BZP. heh. heheh. :P

If they shut down BZP, then I am going to be pretty darn mad. But they didn't, though it's not that much better.

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Posted Aug 21 2013 - 09:47 PM

 

Now that both the Bionicle websites are gone, I'm very sad. :( I liked the websites a lot for a long time since they were released. :( But I will never forget them and my happy times in there. They gave me some of my happiest memories of my life. :( (crying in tears while being depressed. :() This makes me cry in tears while I'm depressed about this now. :( (still crying in tears while being sad. :()

 

Well, all the games and memories are right here, and there's even a backup of BIONICLEStory.com. :)

 

 

 

There's a backup of BIONICLEStory.com?!?!?!?!?!?!

 

 

Dish me the link, bro. 


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Posted Aug 23 2013 - 06:01 PM

 

 

Now that both the Bionicle websites are gone, I'm very sad. :( I liked the websites a lot for a long time since they were released. :( But I will never forget them and my happy times in there. They gave me some of my happiest memories of my life. :( (crying in tears while being depressed. :() This makes me cry in tears while I'm depressed about this now. :( (still crying in tears while being sad. :()

 

Well, all the games and memories are right here, and there's even a backup of BIONICLEStory.com. :)

 

 

 

There's a backup of BIONICLEStory.com?!?!?!?!?!?!

 

 

Dish me the link, bro. 

 

 

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