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I don't really have any rules for this thread. What makes your bionicle collection unique? Is it a rare part you have, or perhaps specific memories with the sets you own? Or maybe you have mocs that no one else does?

Why are you glad you have your collection and not someone else's

I've been officially collecting Bionicle since 2007, and I've spent a good amount of time rounding out my '01 rahi collection. One thing that I have that not many other collections do are mnog-only rahi like Mahi and Brakas. I also have a custom resin vahi crafted for me by ZiosCustomLego on Etsy.

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What do you all have that's unique?

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An interesting questions to ponder.  I've been collecting since 2001 and over the many years am only missing less than a dozen sets. Got all the toa, turaga, and nuva masks. I have almost all the misprints. Missing the black matatu and light blue kaukau. Have all the krana and am only missing 50 kraata. I have a bunch of other bits of bionicle merchandise. The hordika vakama voice changer mask might be one of my more interesting ones. With that I have a tooth brush, watch, board games, all movies, retail display banner, hat, shirt, key chain and pro cds.

 

I wouldn't say anything makes me collection special at least to others but to me it is extremely special as I have at this point spent thousands of dollars and time into it and is a collections I am very proud of.

 

Onvermel

 

P.S. I.m sure there a plenty other stuff I missed and forgot.

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1 minute ago, Alexander123 said:

I have some of the storyboards from Legends of Metru Nui. I plan on getting them framed at some point.

Nice! Which ones do you have? I got 3 recently from that large ebay lot that was sold. I think I got two with Vakama combining the great disks, and one that marks how the vahki transport moves. 

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Okay a few things I have that are unique:

Two storyboards from Legends of Metru-Nui (both from the finale on the beach of Mata-Nui, one in particularly is a wide shot showing all the Matoran Spheres washed up on shore).

Two ZiosCustoms Resin Protectors mask, one a purple-pink blend the other a transparent clear resin.

One painted damaged Kanohi Huna I found in a bulk bin at a used Lego store. It looked like somebody stepped on it once bending it, so I painted it up as an infected mask. 

Three Eden Sanders custom 3D Printed and painted masks; the Kanohi Oru, the Kanohi Mawu and the Kanohi Varku all based on content from his Reminisce Muzona Guardians fan comic series. 

As for retail Bionicle sets I have 100% completed all 2015 wide release sets (excluding the Comic Con and Lego Tour exclusives). I am a set and a half away from completing a 2001 collection (Muaka/Kane Ra and Hafu), I also have all the wide release masks from the 2001 mask packs (excluding the Copper Komau and the complete European Misprints although I do have a few of misprints). So I guess I have nearly complete representations of both of Bionicle's "first years" via representing 2001 and 2015 in their near entirety. I also have complete collections for the Bohrok, Bohrok Va, Toa Metru, Vahki, 2005 Titan sets, and Toa Inika. I am missing one Toa Uniter (Pohatu) and three creature sets (Stone, Earth, Jungle) to complete my 2016 hero sets and the final Toa team of the franchise. So yes, all retail sets but I am moving towards completing the parts of the collection that matter to me the most. I have 4/7 of the Great disks (Onu-Metru, Ko-Metru, Ga-Metru and the Great Disk of Time) too. 

As for non-Bionicle and normal Lego, I have a mismold Darth Vader minifigure head we found once that has a distinct flat edge to a corner of it, and two Iron Man Silver Centurions I managed to get for free from Gamestop once by walking in and asking them if they had an extra ones. Not super rare, but I also managed to grab the SDCC Comic Con Black Widow vs Taskmaster set off Amazon with the exclusive Red Guardian and white suit Black Widow when it was briefly available for a wide release after Comic Con was cancelled last year. Other than that though, I have no real rare and hard to find figures and everything else in my Lego collection is wide release stuff. 

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Turaga Nokama's trident in yellow. Haven't seen anyone else with one of those, really curious where it's actually from. Got it off Bricklink from a German seller.
EDIT: Mystery Solved! The yellow trident was a from a knockoff series called Masker

I framed two original ink comic pages. One is an extra page from the foil version of Comic 8. The other is an alternate page from Comic 4 that features a Matoran (Kapura?) in place of Vakama.
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Been fortunate to have completed my 2001 Kanohi collection. The rarest masks I own are the Brown Komau and the Yellow prototype Huna. Got really lucky with those having acquired them from the a seller after months (years?) of patience and saving. Recently got the SDCC and Inside Tour (Crew Edition) 2015 masks. I wish Gen 2 had put out more alternate colored masks. I also had a Miru custom chromed for my Wairuha figure.

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PM me if you have a White Huna :huna: and/or Yellow Ruru :ruru: I'm willing to pay if you're willing to sell! If not, PM me anyway, I'm very curious about where they came from! :howdy:

 

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I'm proud to have a good amount of misprints, a prototype all-black Skrall shield, an Aqua Blaster Blade and the Toys R Us Kanohi Carrier.

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I've got a 2001 Matoro McDonald's happy meal box, never used. Happy to have a unique item that so many people remember as kicking off their Bionicle passion. I'll try to take some photos of it later today to post here.

Also,

On 2/2/2021 at 10:07 AM, Alexander123 said:

I have some of the storyboards from Legends of Metru Nui.

On 2/2/2021 at 10:09 AM, fabSheers said:

I got 3 recently from that large ebay lot that was sold.

On 2/2/2021 at 11:52 AM, Xboxtravis said:

Two storyboards from Legends of Metru-Nui

On 2/17/2021 at 6:29 PM, chuckschwa said:

 two original ink comic pages

Those of you that have physical storyboards/comics/etc., would you be willing to scan them? It would be epic to have those pieces viewable :D  also curious to the stories of how you aquired these :glasses:

 

On 2/2/2021 at 9:47 AM, Onvermel said:

am only missing 50 kraata.

lastly, this is impressive. Those are hard to track down & there are soooo many

 


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11 minutes ago, Humble_Matoran said:

Those of you that have physical storyboards/comics/etc., would you be willing to scan them? It would be epic to have those pieces viewable 

I bought both inks from Anthony's Comicbook art store. The inks are quite large and I don't have a scanner big enough yet to properly fit them. Here's an image of the other page

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PM me if you have a White Huna :huna: and/or Yellow Ruru :ruru: I'm willing to pay if you're willing to sell! If not, PM me anyway, I'm very curious about where they came from! :howdy:

 

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1 hour ago, Humble_Matoran said:
On 2/17/2021 at 6:29 PM, chuckschwa said:

 

Those of you that have physical storyboards/comics/etc., would you be willing to scan them?

I know that the Biomedia Project has scans of many of the storyboards including the ones I have if that helps.

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2 hours ago, Alexander123 said:

I know that the Biomedia Project has scans of many of the storyboards including the ones I have if that helps.

Yep the two I own are on Biomedia Project where they were taken from the eBay listing images. http://biomediaproject.com/bmp/blog/legends-of-metru-nui-storyboards/

Here are the images from Biomedia of the two. I guess I could try and find a scanner to get a higher res version, but I would dare say Biomedia has done a good enough job with just the eBay listing image. Besides I just barely got them framed and don't want to take them down anytime soon! 

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On 2/20/2021 at 2:58 PM, Alexander123 said:

I know that the Biomedia Project has scans of many of the storyboards including the ones I have if that helps.

Okay okay, glad to know its there. I know the Biomedia Project has images of all they could find on Ebay, just didn't know if any of this was new/not uploaded on BMP yet. Regardless, those of you who have storyboards those are really epic pieces B-) glad to hear they are getting framed as well. 

Here is a picture of the McDonald's happy meal box I had mentioned earlier. 

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I don't think anything does, in my case. Even when my collection was at its fullest, I didn't have anything rarer than a handful of odds and ends such as the orange vahi, a couple TNGMs, and a misprint white Ruru... and in my naiveté I applied paint to most of those when I was going through "a phase", and thus rendered them worthless. Maybe some of my sets were rare-ish, at least judging by the prices some of them go for nowadays, but I didn't have any that weren't widely available at the time... I guess the thing that made my collection most special was its size: by the end of '08, there were only sixteen regular sets (not counting combiner repacks, playsets, and most promotionals) that I was missing. That was a pretty big deal for me, at the time.

Then I completely fell off the boat when 2009 rolled around, but hey.

I don't have most of them anymore, though, so that achievement's a thing of the past now, whatever it may have been worth then. I do have a McToran Kongu, which is pretty rare from a UK perspective, at least, since we never got the McDonalds promotion over here; though I imagine, being McDonalds freebies, they're probably quite common over in the States?

I also have five of six of the Burger King MoL tie-in figures, who are rare by virtue of the fact that no-one else cares about them since they're not actual Lego...? xP

Yeah, my collection's pretty generic, honestly.

 

I'd like to get one of the storyboard pages, I see they're still available on ebay and I've found one I particularly like, but... international shipping costs more than the boards themselves.

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On 3/6/2021 at 5:26 PM, That Matoran with a Vahi said:

though I imagine, being McDonalds freebies, they're probably quite common over in the States?

They are fairly common around the U.S. Not suuuper common since they are from way back in 2001, but not exactly rare either, somewhere in the middle haha. Having one with the original packaging is pretty rare though (in my opinion).

And having a collection that large is definitely something to be proud of! 

On 3/6/2021 at 5:26 PM, That Matoran with a Vahi said:

I'd like to get one of the storyboard pages, I see they're still available on ebay and I've found one I particularly like, but... international shipping costs more than the boards themselves.

Also I feel you on this. There are other things I need in my collection at the moment, but eventually these would look really nice framed next to some posters...one day haha

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I think the only "unique" thing about my collection is multiples of sealed sets, particularly earlier boxed sets. Several exo-toas, pending some transactions. And a sealed toa mata nui that I got by trading a bag of magic beans away (about $550)

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On 2/17/2021 at 6:29 PM, chuckschwa said:

I framed two original ink comic pages. One is an extra page from the foil version of Comic 8. The other is an alternate page from Comic 4 that features a Matoran (Kapura?) in place of Vakama.
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That's gorgeous! What an awesome piece.

 

My collection also has two framed Legends of Metru Nui storyboards, featuring the scene where Lhikan is cornered on that bridge and leaps off of it. Other than that I don't have anything too rare, but I am proud of my copper masks of victory, blank kanoka disk, and rahkshi + bohrok-kal CD's. I know they're not really unique but I also really like my working manas and all 6 mata canisters. :) 

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14 hours ago, Toa Hovoki Zehvor said:

rahkshi + bohrok-kal CD's

jealous of you there :P still hunting all those down

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So I recently came across there armor pieces on Bricklink. I never knew about them before but are obviously a non-produced part.  These may be my rarest Bionicle elements.

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"WHO ATE ALL THE PIES! WHO ATE ALL THE PIES!"

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The only things that physically make my collection unique are a misprint Tridax Pod that came with Hero Factory's Von Nebula (the parts in my set were clear plastic instead of black), and my signed Lord of Skull Spiders box from The Battle of the Gold Masks.

Sentimentally, however, my collection feels special to me because it was a growing part of me that I carried for so many years of my childhood and even young adulthood. Right now I have all my parts haphazardly stored in the trunk of my car since there's no space in the house, even though I haven't touched them in many years and may never have time for them again. I guess what makes my collection special is the many, many memories that are stored in it.

On 3/6/2021 at 12:28 PM, Humble_Matoran said:

Here is a picture of the McDonald's happy meal box I had mentioned earlier. 

"Skate over to mcdonalds.com for cool snowball throwing action" I wonder if there was a unique Happy Meal Online Game I never heard of? It sounds intense. :P


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My Bionicle collection isn't really anything special; Toa Mata Nui is probably the most special thing I own, aside from random collectables (an orange Vahi & a Ga-Metru Great Disk). But I certainly don't have the room (nor the desire for!) a vast collection. A few things here-&-there are enough for me :)

As for sentimental value, it amazes me I still have my 1st Bionicle set; the Maku I got at McDonald's 20 years ago now (minus the throwing disk, which I believe I lost at said McDonald's 20 years ago, lol). More than that, she's still in pretty good shape! I remember the arms of my friend's Nuparu (from the Boxor, ofc.) being all frayed & bent out of shape, & this was only in 2006 or so. Maku's arms look brand new by comparison, still good for a few more throws (assuming she had a disk!)

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