About 2 weeks ago, my boss' son came to the studio with about 3 bins in hand. Each one filled to the top with Bionicle.
"What's that," I asked.
"I'm selling my Bionicle to my dad," he replies. "I'll give you first dibs, though." He knows me too well.
So I sift through the first bin, and I notice a pattern. There's -plenty- of Kanohi in here. We're talking A LOT.
It was in this moment I elected to go ahead and buy all the Kanohi from him. Literally every one I could find. So I did.
And then I talked with Toa Lhikan Hordika, who sent me his spare Kanohi as well.
And then I got permission to check the other overstock Bionicle in the shop we had left over, to find more masks I needed. I was left needing only 25 more.
I then checked Bricklink. I found every single mask I needed.
EXCEPT. FOR. ONE.
A stupid Red Miru. Nobody on Bricklink is selling it. Figures.
So I'll probably track it down via friends first, then if that falls through I'll come here to BST. Once I secure that one, I'll probably move to buying whatever I need left off of Bricklink, though I bet I could buy more from my list of needs here more than I could there.
Anyway, rant over basically. Worth mentioning, I have no current desire to track down Krana, Kraata, Kanohi Nuva, or Kanoka. Likewise no misprints or prototypes. Strictly 01 Mata Great and Noble. That may eventually change, but I'm a simple man who is more than satisfied with the simplest collection known to Bionicle fandom.