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  1. I have mixed opinions on canisters. They're cool and all but hard to store, especially in my small room. Now, speculating at the cost to produce sets, putting them all in carboard boxes freed more cost to include most pieces. I'm willing to bet money that G2 woul've ended earlier if they used canisters, because the higher price point would add to the vast list of misteps and unpredictability that led to it's demise. And I'm not an enviro elitist because I drive an SUV
  2. To be honest, I didn't notice it. As far as I can recall, they sounded the same on the Latin American dub.
  3. Si vis pacem, para bellum; if you want peace, prepare for war. Seeing as the Zyglak hated other beings inside of the MU to the point where they would attack them on sight, trying to put someone through counseling while they're immediately attempting to disintegrate you or kill you in any other manner that allows them to feast on your corpse seems just a tad bit ridiculous. And yes, they actively ate people, according to Vezon, which would make them the cannibals of the Bionicle universe. Reason doesn't help you out much when faced with an enemy that both hates your guts and simultaneously wants to stuff their face with them. For the record, however, the Toa Code really only forbids needless killing, not killing in general. It was perfectly acceptable to do so if there was literally no other way to defeat an enemy, if it was a life or death situation, or if it had to be done to save the life of another. Obviously you incapacitate and restrain them first; it would be like working with any human in the grip of a psychotic break. It is complicated that Zyglak cannot be touched and are invulnerable to elemental powers, but that still leaves Kanohi whose powers include telekinesis, mind control, and forcefields. I mean, there is precedence for what I'm talking about. Orde's original job was to use his elemental powers to placate the Zyglak. I think it depends on which particular Toa you want to focus on: Helryx, Lesovikk and Tuyet wouldn't have a problem with it if the Zyglak interfered in their goals. It's fair to asume that Lessovikk might had some resentment over the dead of his team. Most other Toa would attempt to subdue them and only kill them as a last resource. Kind of what they do with Rahi. After millenia of attacks on anyone associated with the Matoran culture, I doubt most cultures in the MU would see them as sentinent, regardless of what Orde tried to do. It's not like he did it in the Metru Nui Colisseum after months of advertising. The only somewhat positive interactions with the Zyglak were when both Karzahni and Makua Spiriah made alliances with them, and even then thay acted more like pawns.
  4. Maybe if it something that requieres a lot more politics than fighting, like Teridax's rise to power. Otherwise, I'd prefer an RPG like Fallout.
  5. Makuta only realized the universe's true nature after Mutran, having survived an encontre with Tren Krom, told him about it around 300 years before th Great Cataclysm. Aside from Tren Krom, I don't recall anyone in particular knowing about MN being a giant robot. I can't actually blame the Matoran for not knowing. Look at ourselves: Conceptions of our planet, esentially our universe for a long time, ranged from it being the centerpoint of existance to being carried by a giant and even turtles and elephants. Even today with our science there are millions of things we don't completely undersand.
  6. The way I see it the Toa had the potential to be like the elementals of other fictions. But they simply lack the proper training, which is not suprising, as they seemengly have to relearn everything each time they are summoned from the stars. Maybe the mask were like focusing devicies, allowing them to control their power. They had the potential to be very powerful, perhaps invincible. But power is moot without experience guiding it. Look at Helryx from G1: She had so much training and knlowledge that she was able to lead one of the most powerful organizations in the universe, and her raw power was the same as any Toa.
  7. I don't like their style, so no, not really. Besides, if Lego was interested in making Brick Heads-style figures, they probably would use themes other than Bionicle
  8. I see Bionicle's return very unlikely, even in a 10 years period. It will depend on wherever or not constraction is still viable. The experiments with system didn't go to well in G1 either. Who knows, if there's a resurgance of buildable action figures Bionicle might get another chance. And of course I would love to see it come back, if anything to see what new developments they come up with.
  9. I liked both of them, but I liked Mask of Control more. Being mobile games, the lack of depth doesn't really bother me. But the point still remains that a fun game that can also deliver the lore has and can be done, jut look at the two MNOGs. Nowadays doing them on mobile would be easy.
  10. A G2 continuation. Makuta escapes the shadow realm and the Toa are summoned again to fight him and his army of shadow. Meanwhile, a small villager travels through the island finding the elemental creatures and collecting the lost Mask of Creation to eventually become the 7th Toa.
  11. To be honest, most of my G2 experience was colored by the fact that I couldn't by most of the sets in my country, so I feel the tiniest bit of relief of not having to divert most of my spare money towards shipping the sets at triple the price. The story always left me wanting to know more, to the point that I started a fanfic just to have a satisfactory narrative. Now, I've never defended any particular posture. I knew the line wasn't doing as well to have it be sold on México, but it was never a strategic market to begin with. The situation in Europe seemed to point out to it lasting the three promised years. The last episodes of Journey to one come out and we are left thinking the worst. A day later they announced G2's cancellation. So it wasn't a matter of trying to put down the "naysayers", we sincerely didn't think that Bionicle would end the way it did.
  12. I honestly don't believe G1 and G2 are canonically connected, so for me the two Vahi are different masks and have different powers and uses. If they wanted to make a reboot with the Vahi summoning the Toa, it would be tied to G2's continuity. It is easy to put it thousands of yearsin the future and have the G2 story as leyends. Or they could make a G3 series and put the Vahi and the Mask of Creation as easter eggs here and there.
  13. I know it sounds wierd, but I my dreams about Bionicle follow this to the letter. Only that it happened to me once or twice a year since I was 11
  14. As my room becomes more and more stuffed with History books, the G2 boxes become easily storable. I even saved a buch of them in a bigger box and believed I had thrown them out for months. Polybags would also have been nice. Canisters are cool and all, but with inflation with days it would drive the sets price point by about 3-5 dollas, I think.
  15. As if it wasn't hard enough to find it in a place where they didn't bring it at all. I wonder how much I'll have to pay if I do find it. Five, maybe six times it's pricepoint?
  16. You never offende me on any particular way, Tuuli, so there is nothing to forgive. I would regret not keeing up with the sets, but since summer 2015 Lego didn't gave me a way to do so by not bringing the sets to my country. What I do regret is not putting enough time on my fanfic. G2 already ended and in my story all of the Toa haven't met each other yet.
  17. Honestly, I don't think so. Putting someone up to speed with the stroy would be a nightmare. Maybe if they decanoniza anything after Mata Nui goes back to the mask of life, then have the MU and Spherus Magna "good guys" have a war with the "bad guys" because they stole the Ignika and want to revive Makuta. Make references to G1 here and there, but keep it focused to trying to stop the bad guys while in the background a civil war is brewing between the organics and biomechanicals.
  18. It's quite sad, really. If I knew how to edit I would make a tribute video.
  19. I actually like them a lot, but I feel the balance in the sets is okay.
  20. It made me feel old and tired. But I'm still glad it existed, for what is worth.
  21. The 2015 Toa, if anything because they could have been so much more story wise. The themes they used are actually nice. Too bad the story they had to tell felt as having so much wated potential.
  22. For the record, I like the Cordak blaster, even if it misfires. Never knew abit the ammo trick. Still, I rarely used them because my room was (is) a mess and I lost a lot over the years. My main problem with it was that the axle connection was too wide, so they would slide right of the hands. It happened especially with Kongu, but I guees it was just bad luck.
  23. I like this explanation the most. It also explains why there are tons of Rahi who have no practical use in the maintenance of the GSR and are actually dangerous towards Matoran, who are supposed to maintain the GSR. Is that canon, or a theory, though? I'd love it to be canon. Well we do know that the Kumu Islets on Mata Nui are home to many Rahi that were mutated by the Visorak. As for what happened to the other islands, we really haven't seen that many places in the Matoran Universe, to be honest. Sure, we get fleeting glimpses of the more populated areas in some of the later years of the storline, but never in the wilderness. What I'd say is likely is that the Visorak-conquered lands probably had nothing of value left to give the characters of the main storyline a reason to visit them. I also get the sense from Greg's writings that are a large number of unseen smaller islands than the ones you can see in BIONICLE World, and these could be other settings for the otherwise unseen Visorak conquest. Do you have a source for this? I think as far as we know, Keetongu's past consists of living in freedom on his home island before going to Metru Nui to live in a frozen ice cave long enough to be considered a legend. Not directly no. But if he went directly to Metru Nui after his homeland was destroyed, why his legend says that he can cure Hordika venom? He must have done so at some point before hiding in a cave. He did went around trying to cure the victims after he left Metru Nui, though.
  24. I really hoped we coluld get a third year or at least a Makuta and MoUP mask. Guess not. Now, if like most people do, I have to find something to blame, I'd put my money on marketing. You can sell the dumbest most shallow thing with the right aproach, and with today's viral world novelty+controversy=big money. On hindsight, maybe Lego put, in comparasion with other themes, so little effort in promoting themselves the theme so we, the fans, gave it traction by inserting it in our nostalgia obsessed internet. We were supposed to flow the web with those websodes from 2015. We were expected to make our siblings or children watch the show and them take then to the iles to buy them. But we didn't: most of us kept arguing about its lackluster (better yet, untapped potentially interesting) story, comparing it to G1 and generally being sceptic. Which is not bad, we aren't mindless drones, but it certanly didn't help much. On the economic side, yes it underperfomed, and despite it's historical significance, they simply didn't think it was worth it to drag it along for another year. Lego made Bionicle a chore to keep up to, to see if they could capitalize on nostalgia and and fandom. It didn't work because Bionicle was never a widesread cultural penomena, so they might as well cut their loses. In the end, as much effort and passion they put into the reboot, bussiness is bussiness. Now, for my economic perspective, It was clear that it was up to North America and Europe to keep it alive. Those from the third world, like México, were given the first wave "to see if it performed good" and then were left on the dust. Not that I expected it to struggle, when you need a week of minimum wage to afford a medium sized set. Again, bussiness is bussiness, but in the end is kind of pointless to support them when they don't even give the means to do so. More money for the fronteer scalpers it is. But not all is negative. Despite my economic struggles I will get all the G2 sets. And the story made me want to write fanfiction, something I never did with G1. I guess is the only thing I can do to keep it spirit alive, since I'm not much of a MOCer. But right now I only feel old and tired.
  25. Indeed There are ways to continue the story, sure, but we'll have to wait and see. Personally I hope it goes on for at least another year.
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