Blurrz wrote:best price i have on a Takanuva right now is on kijiji @ %50. Ugh completionist pains
Blurrz wrote:Yeah, the '03 one.
The Mistika one is pretty good too, although I'd probably be painting him into his Toa of Light colors rather than Toa of Light = Shadows.
BeastProwl wrote:I just watched all that old bionicle stuff. Man, nostalgia is dangerous in high doses. It can make you FEEL things. Sad things.
It's not just because I miss it though. It's all those Christmas mornings, times at the store when I would ask for the new red guy, that kinda thing. It's like it all just got swept under the rug. Lego threw away it's greatest creation. And I am at a loss for words as to why. Hero Factory is fine at face value. But it's not the same. I wish time travel were possible. Id'e relive the my childhood over and over untill I die. Plain and simple as that.
BeastProwl wrote:Although I did find this amusing:
william-james88 wrote:Also, I would love to watch a show about Hasbro designers revealing brand new products to cute asian women.
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.
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I've always wondered: Just how similar are Bionicle/Hero Factory sets to Construct-Bots? Do they both use the same principle like "skeleton with extra parts" or is there more to it?
RAcast wrote:JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I've always wondered: Just how similar are Bionicle/Hero Factory sets to Construct-Bots? Do they both use the same principle like "skeleton with extra parts" or is there more to it?
Yeah, it's the same principal, but it's executed differently.
The biggest difference, as I see it, is the primary connection method for parts to the skeletons.
Constructbots use 5mm pegs and c-clips, while Lego's Hero Factory builds use Ball joints exclusively, and 3mm peg holes for detail pieces. Hero Factory also has round connection ports and square axle ports on some bone pieces and torsos.
Hands on Constructbots are 5mm holes, while hands on Hero Factory/Bionicle builds are those square axles.
Here's the inside rear of the main half of the figure, with the backpack containing the cape and arms removed:
And here's the backpack part. It connects using those forward-facing round connectors to the torso.