Delta Magnus wrote:I LOVED Bionicle to bits back in the day. I became an absolute nerd when it came to the background, delving into every bit of story. It's not often that the storyline for toys is so rich and detailed. Granted, the newer ones had a lot less story than the originals, but still.
I always loved building my own, and coming up with ever more insane creations. My pride and joy was a member of the Makuta brotherhood I called Makuta Xor. He had flaming horns made from silver Gali hooks and the black Vakama Hordika flame claws from the Tower of Toa set.
The Glatorian line kinda killed it for me though. Good for parts, and little else, and even then the new hands and heads look out of place.
Pardon my french, but Hero Factory can **** off. Some of the weapons are quite cool, and I can see the parts being great for Transformer customs, but that aside...no. Dick move, Lego, you killed off my favourite Lego series of all time. And I'd only just forgiven them for discontinuing Exo-Force, which was basically Lego Gundam. Damn it was cool.
RIP Bionicle. We will miss you.
In all fairness, they did wrap it up. Quite well, I might add, which is more than can be said for a LOT of franchises. As in...there really wasn't anywhere else to go with the series. Bad guys defeated, and the remaining heroes were left standing on a reunited plane of bio mechanical goodness.
Hero factory is quite good for what it is. The designs are cool, the parts are great. They tend to be very posable and sturdy, and don't do gimmicks much. Especially on the larger sets, you can tell there's a certain amount of love that goes into 'em. (Also, XL Furno has a CAPE
It's kind of awesome)