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As i'm getting older, i cannot help but think, that i need to do something with my Bionicle. But i wonder, do any of you guys still have your Bionicle sets? I'm asking because im getting 30 soon, and i feel little bit of discomfort, cuz i chouldn't keep 7+ sets. Especially because i have only 5 Toa Mata sets and thier canisters, Makuta titan form, and Titan Mata Nui. I don't think they would be interested to anyone since they are all in used condition. That brings little shame on me, because i'm 30 years old, and still have Bionicle sets.

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Not all of them. I sold a lot of my collection while I was at university, several years ago now, because I wasn't using them and wanted to free up space in my room. While there are a few that I do wish, in hindsight, I hadn't been quite so hasty to get rid of, for the most part I don't regret it; I'd rather them having gone to people who enjoyed them rather than just sitting around in a box never getting looked at like most of them would have if I'd kept them.

Even then, though, I still kept my old favourites: the classic Toa, the Mask of Light protagonist sets, several Matoran, Muaka & Kane-Ra, and a couple of others - and I'm happy with my decision to do so. They were a big part of my childhood, and I'd feel like I was losing a little something of myself it I let go of those last few. I don't do much with them, but I have some of them on display, and the rest stored away for days when I feel particularly nostalgic.

For context, I'm 30, as well. I don't think that you need to feel embarrassed or ashamed for keeping them around, if that's what you want to do; if you still enjoy them, even if that is just on a nostalgic level, then you're not 'too old' for them, in my book.

 

That said, I'm pretty sure you could get something for your sets on eBay if you do decide to go that route. Bionicle stuff seems to command high prices there these days, even when used... certainly higher than they were when I sold mine back then!

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It depends on who you are, what you do with your time, and what's of value to you. Me, I'm nearing thirty and collect toys. I photograph them, customize them, sometimes do short stop motions... they're one of my happy places. So I still have all of my old Bionicles. In fact I'm just now weeding through them, because I don't need those extra Bohrok I picked up in a thrift store lot, or the Toa Hordika I wasn't into, but got in an Ebay parts bag. I found a local Lego shop in a town about two hours away that will undoubtedly underpay me only to overcharge someone else, but I don't mind because: Small business + Getting it into the hands of someone who will love it + No online fees and shipping = Win-win.

 

However if you no longer feel the need to hold onto your Bionicles and don't want to donate them to a thrift store, you could try selling them on a site like Bricklink? Titan Mata Nui and Makuta fetch pretty good prices, I think, and playwear is to be expected.

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2 hours ago, Sidrohan said:

 

@Raph

It depends on who you are, what you do with your time, and what's of value to you. Me, I'm nearing thirty and collect toys. I photograph them, customize them, sometimes do short stop motions... they're one of my happy places. So I still have all of my old Bionicles. In fact I'm just now weeding through them, because I don't need those extra Bohrok I picked up in a thrift store lot, or the Toa Hordika I wasn't into, but got in an Ebay parts bag. I found a local Lego shop in a town about two hours away that will undoubtedly underpay me only to overcharge someone else, but I don't mind because: Small business + Getting it into the hands of someone who will love it + No online fees and shipping = Win-win.

 

However if you no longer feel the need to hold onto your Bionicles and don't want to donate them to a thrift store, you could try selling them on a site like Bricklink? Titan Mata Nui and Makuta fetch pretty good prices, I think, and playwear is to be expected.

Good luck with your thing)). I guess i can try to sell them. I dont know any thrift stores in my city, but i see what i can do.  But i'll keep at least Kopaka, because he is my first Bionicle. Thank you. It gets me little comfortable.

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16 hours ago, That Matoran with a Vahi said:

Not all of them. I sold a lot of my collection while I was at university, several years ago now, because I wasn't using them and wanted to free up space in my room. While there are a few that I do wish, in hindsight, I hadn't been quite so hasty to get rid of, for the most part I don't regret it; I'd rather them having gone to people who enjoyed them rather than just sitting around in a box never getting looked at like most of them would have if I'd kept them.

Even then, though, I still kept my old favourites: the classic Toa, the Mask of Light protagonist sets, several Matoran, Muaka & Kane-Ra, and a couple of others - and I'm happy with my decision to do so. They were a big part of my childhood, and I'd feel like I was losing a little something of myself it I let go of those last few. I don't do much with them, but I have some of them on display, and the rest stored away for days when I feel particularly nostalgic.

For context, I'm 30, as well. I don't think that you need to feel embarrassed or ashamed for keeping them around, if that's what you want to do; if you still enjoy them, even if that is just on a nostalgic level, then you're not 'too old' for them, in my book.

 

That said, I'm pretty sure you could get something for your sets on eBay if you do decide to go that route. Bionicle stuff seems to command high prices there these days, even when used... certainly higher than they were when I sold mine back then!

Thanks. I will tell you most barbaric thing ever said on this forum)))) I had 2004 Toa Vakama and Onewa, Turaga Vakama, Gahlok, Takanuva 2008, Takanuva 2010, Avak, Dekar, Defilak, Ehlek, Gaaki, Malum, Mata Nui. Out of these Vakama Oneva Vakama, Gahlok, and Malum were given away without my knowledge year ago, and my Avak, Ehlek and Mata Nui, Takanuva 2010, and Takanuva 2008 sets fell apart because of 2006-2009 joint socket quality.........i had to trow them away back in 2017 mainly because they were not worth anything, and i did not want to waste time to sell them. Now i feel little bit of regret, but hey, what's done is done. I keep my Bionicle remaining sets mostly for nostalgia. They are nostalgic for me too. And i feel pretty much same as you do, they were part of my childhood. Especially my Kopaka. He is my first toa. I see what i do with them.

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I still have mine, but they've been dismantled for over a decade now.

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I left most of mine at my parents' house when I moved out, and I'll still occasionally play with them for old times' sake when I visit, especially when younger cousins are around. I brought all my sets from 2001-2003 along with me though, that's the era that I decided I'm going to try to collect and display.

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I’m 26, I still own and enjoy all of mine (200+). I don’t plan on ever selling them.

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I'm 30, and I have almost all of my old collection still (and now more besides)!

I still tinker with them, build a moc or two and then tear those apart and build the original characters again, but mostly I'm saving my collection for my son when he's old enough. I have all of the comics and books as well which I'm planning on sharing with him as well, so I'm totally okay with keeping my collection to pass on to him. :)

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5 hours ago, TERIDAX941 said:

I'm 30, and I have almost all of my old collection still (and now more besides)!

I still tinker with them, build a moc or two and then tear those apart and build the original characters again, but mostly I'm saving my collection for my son when he's old enough. I have all of the comics and books as well which I'm planning on sharing with him as well, so I'm totally okay with keeping my collection to pass on to him. :)

I was thinking same thing. Save them for my children.

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