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Toa Hovoki Zehvor

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About Toa Hovoki Zehvor

Year 13
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    Tohunga
  • Birthday 04/23/1998

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    Toronto
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    BIONICLE! Big into LEGO Star Wars and Technic these days. Film student, artist and athlete!

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  1. As the fall season commences, I'm always looking for ways to feel frightened. This did the trick. Great work!
  2. I don't have a source for this, so take this with a grain of salt, but I think I remember reading at one point that there are active BZP members who remember the username of the creator, but the creator had disappeared from BZP long ago. I remember those days though. I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Back then I was constantly looking for new toy fair pictures and rumours of new Bionicle products, and Voriki seemed like a godsend with his awesome purple colour scheme and very convincing (at least to me at the time) new pieces. I stuck to the belief of his authenticity way longer than I should have, and honestly I wish I still believed. Good luck with the doc! I hope someone is able to help you better than I could, and I hope to see your documentary in the future!
  3. When coming up with a name for my personal Bionicle universe character in the mid-2000's, I decided to try combining some of my favourite Bionicle names and terms in order to create a name that sounded authentic. I ended up settling on a combination of the Kanohi Hau and Avohkii: Hovoki! Not long after that, my parents finally allowed me to create a BZP account after years of lurking, and I began posting and making friends in the hugely popular The Bionicles Try to Run a House comedy written by MT Zehvor. I was graciously welcomed in by the members of MT's Toa team, the Zehvor, where we adventured through the worlds of comedy and BZPower! And that's how I became Toa Hovoki Zehvor! Lately I've been thinking about changing the spelling to Hovokii, but I feel like I have to earn my little naming day ceremony so maybe I'll do it when I've contributed something really cool to the community! I'm looking forward to hearing all of your username stories!
  4. How does your Rahaga remover tool work? I think my success rate for removing the second liftarm has been no higher than 5%, I always give up and my Rahkshi/Rahaga head part compartment is littered with heads still attached to that liftarm.
  5. Does this imply the existence of lime and orange Muaka and Kane-Ra prototypes? Wow though, these are gorgeous. Something about Mata red with trans-blue (which I can't recall seeing before) seems to work very well here. A very interesting and unique part of Bionicle history to be sure, thank you for sharing a cool look behind such a prominent set!
  6. I personally have always considered it canon (if only just for me) that Matoran of all genders make up every elemental group! I think just about every Bionicle fan I've spoken to learned lessons about being unique and accepting + being proud of themselves from their time enjoying the theme, but unfortunately the gender balance of the Matoran Universe characters was something that was really lacking in that regard. Bionicle is best when everyone feels at home and can see themselves represented in the story we love. I'd like to think that in a Bionicle G3, characters of all genders would be present in most factions.
  7. I think Bionicle fans are very lucky in that we don't have any truly bad years to pick on. I think That Matoran with a Vahi's point about flashback fatigue is probably the biggest reason why 2005 failed to gain the traction that some other years enjoyed, thus meaning it isn't always looked back on as the greatest year. That being said, perhaps our time away from the characters established from 2001-2003 helped make their 2006 return feel more triumphant and truly needed, helping the story and theme overall springboard into the Ignition trilogy's success? I've been really happy to see Web of Shadows get some love on Twitter over the last few months, as I feel it truly deserves it. While Vakama's turn can appear rushed, the themes of a leader corrupting under the pressure to do the right thing were always very interesting to me and seeing Vakama redeemed and accepted back by his team was something I loved to see and still take a lot of meaning in today. Set-wise, while I currently have a great appreciation for everything 2005 had to offer, I remember being disappointed by the lack of true Kanohi masks for the Toa Hordika. I was pretty young at the time, and I think the head builds / face aesthetic of the Hordika may have alienated some of the younger fans, but not too badly. The Toa Hagah will forever be some of my favourite sets in Bionicle history, and I still can't wait to get my hands on Keetongu. I hope this post prompts a lot of discussion! 2005 may not be the most popular year, but there's no denying that it had a lot of depth and content to discuss even now, 16 years later!
  8. A smash-style game with characters from Bionicle, Hero Factory, Ninjago, Monkie Kid, Power Miners, Mars Mission, Nexo Knights, Alpha Team / Agents, Knights Kingdom, Exo-Force, Adventurers, Hidden Side, and other Lego IP's would be such a dream to play, I personally would probably main Hikaru's stealth hunter from Exo-Force! Some characters from across the themes I think would make great playable characters in a game like this: Bionicle: 6 Toa Nuva, Tahnok, Teridax, Lerahk, Takanuva, 6 Toa Metru, Brutaka, Axonn, 6 Toa Inika, 6 Piraka, Vezon MK from Monkie Kid, Wu and the Ninja from Ninjago, Witch Doctor and Von Nebula from HF, rock monsters from Power Miners, aliens from Mars Mission, the knights and Jestro from Nexo Knights, Ogel from Alpha Team, the knights, Vladek and the king from Knights Kingdom, honestly anything from Exo-Force, Johnny Thunder from Adventurers, and so many others I'm forgetting / not familiar with. This was a cool concept to think about, thank you for the discussion prompt!
  9. As if Bionicle could get any cooler! Great job, I think Nuparu Inika has some competition for most punk rock looking Bionicle!
  10. I switch the mask out for a fake. Not a good enough fake to completely fool you, but good enough to buy me a minute to escape. The mask is mine!
  11. These are so awesome! I've always wanted to be friends with so many of these characters, but these designs make me wish I knew them more than ever (if that makes any sense). I love the little details like Kapura's cloud, Takua and Onepu's Ussals, Hafu's creation, etc! These are so cool and such a fresh take. I kind of want to wear some Mata weapons on a carabiner like Wairuha now!
  12. I'm not sure who made it, but I remember laughing really hard at one that said "What's Nuhvok-Kal's favourite song?" "Gravity hurts!"
  13. I really liked keeping them when they were story-relevant, like the Toa Mata, Bohrok and Toa Metru. I thought the Metru lid Matoran sphere function was especially cool and creative. I agree with Mukaukau Nuva, the Mahri and Phantoka canisters were/are kind of unfortunate. I still have some but they don't hold up as display pieces very well simply due to the material and/or design. Regardless of whether they're kept or not, I definitely loved the look and feel of canisters when the set was brand-new. I hope if there is a third generation of Bionicle sets, they can figure out an easily recyclable or biodegradable canister material.
  14. My Grandmother gifted my five Bohrok for my fifth birthday, but the first Bionicle I was able to buy with Money I had earned was Radiak in 2008! I think I then bought a few other '08 sets at the time, but that was it for the original retail run. I then came out of my first dark age by buying the 2016 Uniter Kopaka (I didn't know Bionicle was back until it was almost too late, but that's another topic in itself) and then I purchased my childhood white whale in the beautiful Axalara T9.
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