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Re: Hero Factory/Bionicle Discussion

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:03 pm

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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.


Yeah I was hoping when that one came out, that lego would release like a walmart or lego store exclusive of Mistika Takanuva in gold an white, instead of grays and silvers
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Re: Hero Factory/Bionicle Discussion

Postby BeastProwl » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:58 pm

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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.
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Re: Hero Factory/Bionicle Discussion

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:00 pm

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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.



Damn, I miss those days
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Re: Hero Factory/Bionicle Discussion

Postby BeastProwl » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:38 pm

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Although I did find this amusing:
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Re: Hero Factory/Bionicle Discussion

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:50 pm

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BeastProwl wrote:Although I did find this amusing:


LOL, I want to see some one make a version of the hero factory on patrol; make it a gritty 1980's cop drama. (or CHiPs, granted late 70's, that'd be fun too)
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Re: Hero Factory/Bionicle Discussion

Postby BeastProwl » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:32 pm

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Go to 0:12 to skip the crappy intro.

So this is what's next huh? You see that keetongu wannabe? That's disgraceful! They ripped off makuta too! and the rest just look like "Hey, I was bored, so looky wat i bulted!"
The only one I can really say i like, is Speed Demon. You gotta admit, hes pretty cool.
The rest are just, WHY? Usually I'm so much more forgiving about Hero Factory, but this time, just no. NO.
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Re: Hero Factory/Bionicle Discussion

Postby RAcast » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:25 pm

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I hadn't bought anything Lego in years, but when I saw Drill Dozer last year on vacation I caved and bought it. He's pretty interesting. I admit that the frames they're using now don't have the nice utility of the old bionicle torso bricks in terms of building things that aren't torsos, but they're quite nice for what they are, with joint connections aplenty. Recently I picked up Splitface, mostly because it was on sale, and I'm quite happy with it; also picked up Jawblade for myself on a whim (today actually) after having seen a review and thinking it looked interesting.

Once I had it in hand though, the whole Shark with arms bit became a bit...odd. So I moved some parts around and suddenly!
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Re: Hero Factory/Bionicle Discussion

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:25 am

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Not bad, much better than retail
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Re: Hero Factory/Bionicle Discussion

Postby Delta Magnus » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:01 pm

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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.

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Re: Hero Factory/Bionicle Discussion

Postby RAcast » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:47 pm

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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 :lol: It's kind of awesome)
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Re: Hero Factory/Bionicle Discussion

Postby Aladar » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:20 pm

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I'm a moc builder who excells with biofactory parts. I love both lines because i build bioformers.
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