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Illuminatus

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  1. Yeah, I'll be honest, I don't really LIKE Bionicle Heroes all that much and I do remember thinking it was quite repetitive at the time; even so I went after 100% because of my completionist streak and I really wish I could regain that "trophy" if you will and just explore whichever levels I like without having to go from 0 to 100% all over again. I do find the game "comfortable" to revisit, just not all that great to replay.
  2. Hey, everyone, Back in 2007 I completed the PC version of Bionicle Heroes at 100% but didn't know how to migrate my save file at the time; when I got a new computer just several months later, my progress was unfortunately lost. I remember trying out a downloaded save file at some point but it had one or two achievements still locked, I believe, whereas I was at literally 100% with all the golden disks originally. It would be super awesome if someone could provide me with one such file so I may "roam" the game with the confidence of someone who earned it on their own. Thanks! UPDATE: FOUND ONE, THANKS.
  3. Hey, dude, I'll hit you right up about that DVD as I am very interested! Only one has ever sold before (after surfacing on Twitter) and you're already in contact with the person who bought it, I believe. :)
  4. I have a Rock Slizer (Granite Throwbot) disk with a similar quasi-print of a different type underneath the top layer. I believe this must've happened occasionally with pad-printed LEGO pieces and I don't think it's ever been of particular interest to anyone. In fact it's quite astounding that there are no actual, literal misprints with these types of pieces, ever. Every printed LEGO piece I've ever seen has always had the right image on it.
  5. Hey, thanks for that! So great to see the original eight Slizers at least in decent (if not high-res) quality. I'm still looking for most of what I described above but have managed to whip up several complete "collections" of period-identical images so I will hit you up.
  6. No, lol. It is the All Insane Kids. Not really their "new" name; more like their real name; I don't think they were all that proud about gigging for LEGO. And they're hardly kicking either; their latest EP is from 2010 it seems. But quite nice to hear them for the first time outside the two tracks we all know them for nonetheless. I don't recall who figured out it was them but listening to their 2005 album, it is unmistakably them. Quite nice.
  7. If anyone was curious to hear more music by the original authors of Hero and Caught in a Dream, they are finally on Spotify and Apple Music.
  8. On a similar but slightly off-topic note, can anyone tell me how to source the original thumbnail files on LEGO's current instructions database? It looks like BMP has managed to do it for most if not all BIONICLE-related images available and they are surprisingly high-res. Would be happy to be able to accomplish this for the Slizer and RoboRider images available.
  9. Thanks, @TERIDAX941 (awesome name btw), I'm looking for the specific images referred to, actually; I already have loads of approximations and high-res versions of most of the key visuals anyway. I know it's a crazy request (and super obscure lol) but I think the only hope of retrieving these authentic JPEGs is from people who've originally saved them onto their machines.
  10. It doesn't load for me either; I think the WBM doesn't save images like that sadly. Thanks for the lead, though, that's precisely the sort of thing that could help me out. I don't suppose you have any of those saved somewhere on an old PC?
  11. Hello, everyone, I've recently rediscovered some old folders on some very old CDs of mine where I apparently keep dozens if not hundreds of highly compressed early 2000 JPEGs. As crazy as this sounds, I've decided to "rebuild" this collection of images as some were edited over and were thus overwritten. I'm therefore looking for several specific images but here's the tough part: I'd like for these to be the actual, original JPEGs available on BIONICLE.com and relevant media, not reuploads or conversions to other file formats—those are quite abundant. Anyone think they can help me out with this? Here are some that I'm missing that I would really like to recover: Slizer disks as seen on LEGO S@H RoboRider wheels as seen on LEGO S@H RoboRider wheel box as seen on LEGO S@H The Boss RoboRider as seen on LEGO S@H (would like to see the original image for the other form too if one exists) The Boss RoboRider box as seen on LEGO S@H Turaga Vakama and Turaga Onewa in the same pose as in their instructions, as seen on LEGO S@H All of the 2001 Rahi boxes as seen on LEGO S@H (if they exist) Gali Nuva as seen on her bio page on BIONICLE.com All of the 2002 titan boxes as seen on LEGO S@H All of the 2003 titan boxes as seen on LEGO S@H Any other BIONICLE collectible images Huge thanks to anyone who provides even one of these!
  12. Amazing collection, my dude! A master list would really be great for all the lay fans too, as others have mentioned.
  13. Absolutely incredible. Thank you for keeping the Hau and not drawing a Suletu on him too. #notmytoakrakua
  14. I'm afraid I don't own one of these to sell but I do keep an eye out on eBay and it's my impression that they surface quite often. Are you assembling a sealed collection by any chance? I set out to assemble one myself at the start of 2020 and was afraid these had already become extremely scarce but since then every one of the original eight ThrowBots surfaced at least three times in mint condition in North America. I managed to secure the international releases of them for myself and am quite happy. Let us know how your search ends up.
  15. Okay, so I've been listening to all of his samples and can't help but get odd vibe from some them, almost like he's acquired a bit of an accent over the years? Is it just me?
  16. OMGGGGG, this is a dream come true. How did you find him?
  17. I concede most of your points. Most of my arguments were hastily written so I understand where and why they're probably wrong. I'm happy that you agree with my general conclusion, though. 2008 Takanuva... actually looked more like 2003 Takanuva than any of the other Phantoka/Mistika looked like their former versions. That's my opinion anyway.
  18. I'm looking to buy a sealed international release—as in, not North American—of #8536 Kopaka Mata. I was about to buy a full set of sealed Toa Mata from a Dutch seller on BrickLink but it turned out their copy of Kopaka was a bit substandard so I only placed the order for the other 5. Right now I'm scouting for a substitute copy and am probing as many sources as possible. As this would be the sixth and last set of an otherwise full collection, I am willing to pay generously in order to complete the series as soon as possible.
  19. I've been hearing this argument over and over lately that people complained the Toa Phantoka/Mistika looked nothing like the Toa Nuva even though "no one complained that the Toa Metru looked nothing like the Turaga or that the Toa Inika looked nothing like the Matoran or that even the Toa Nuva looked nothing like the Toa Mata." And I'd just like to get into why I think that's an incredibly flawed argument. There is a difference to be made between the reintroduction of the Toa Nuva in 2008 and virtually any other transformation we've seen throughout Bionicle's entire run. When the Toa Mata came out in 2001, we'd barely had a year to get used to how excited we were about them when they were transformed. And when they were transformed, no one complained because we were barely getting into Bionicle as a theme. The Toa Nuva were new territory. Everything was new territory. Yes, their Kanohi were entirely different, but their builds were literally identical to the original sets' and so were their color schemes, so everyone could clearly make the connection based on how little existed of Bionicle at the time. Then, for a whole another year, it was just the Toa Nuva as the main and only good guys in Bionicle. They even got their own movie which was epic. The Toa Nuva were beginning to set in as the first and foremost faces of Bionicle. Then 2004 came and we were all (literally) shocked that the Turaga used to be Toa. And when we saw the Toa Metru, they had barely anything to do with the Turaga in terms of design, but that was okay because a) that was entirely new territory and b) the Toa Nuva were at the back of our minds. Then 2005 came and the Toa Metru which we barely had time to get used to were transformed into the Toa Hordika, which once again no one complained about because a) we didn't get nearly enough time to get emotionally attached to the Toa Metru, visually speaking and b) the Toa Nuva were still at the back of our minds and we were already craving to "go back home" to Mata Nui. Then 2006 came and the Toa Nuva supposedly returned only within the story and only to get their butts handed to them (even though they're supposed to be the strongest Toa in existence!?), so that left a bit of bitter feeling. We wanted to see the Toa Nuva but only ever read about them. Then the Toa Inika came and they looked absolutely nothing like their former characters but no one complained because a) this was new and (somewhat) exciting territory and b) the Toa Nuva continued to stay at the back of our minds. 2007, Toa Inika to Toa Mahri, barely any similarity between each set. No one complained because a) we were already used to transformations and how they completely changed the appearances of characters and b) at this point we were dying to see the Toa Nuva again instead of just reading about them. Enter 2008 and neither the Phantoka nor the Mistika looked anything at all like the Toa Nuva. Everyone complained. Is it really that surprising? Bionicle virtually began with these characters and their appearance as the Toa Nuva was the one that had set in the most. For nearly six years we'd thought of the Toa Nuva as their 2002 set forms and/or their 2003 movie forms. This was virtually the only instance of a Toa team existing for so long and taking part of the story without any indication whatsoever about their appearance changing. And then they looked nothing like those six heroes that had been at the back of our minds for six years. Of course that's disappointing. Their reintroduction was (for the first time in Bionicle) supposed to feel like coming home, not exploring new territory for the 100th time. It wouldn't have cost anyone anything if they were to simply make their masks resemble their Nuva forms. That's it. That's the only thing that needed to be done for everyone to be happy. Nobody would've complained if they saw the Hau on a less-than-original Inika build, because the Hau screams home and were dying to come home. It would've been the first time LEGO transformed a Toa team with the same masks, but it was also the only time that that was genuinely required. And they entirely disregarded that. And that's my two cents on the matter.
  20. Can anyone tell me who originally verified that the All Insane Kids were also known as Dial Zero? That's not just someone's hunch, right, because they seem like a very good fit from what little info can be found about them? And can anyone tell me if there's ever been an attempt at digging up and sharing some of their songs outside of what extremely little is available online? I'm strongly considering ordering their CD when I can as I'm very curious to hear a little more of that 2005 alternative rock vibe we all know and love.
  21. It looks to me like the printer was out of yellow ink (and only had cyan, magenta and black) at the time of printing. I reckon this must've happened to a good few disks and wheels back in the day, although I've never personally seen one where the difference was so striking. Neat find.
  22. Here's something I've wanted to do since 2002.
  23. Hi, Letholdus. If you're willing to go at them individually, I recommend compiling a wanted list on BrickLink. Some of the discs surface only once in a while but you will have a full set within the next half year, realistically. If you're certain you'd prefer to buy a full set in a single go, there is an eBay seller called teresaslegos who regularly assembles full sets of all sorts of things and I have seen them list full sets of Slizer discs on more than one occasion throughout the years, so that's one lead you can follow. Even if they don't have one listed currently, you can always contact them to see what they have in stock. Good luck. :)
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