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another anon’s post inspired me to build this absolute unit. fucker’s a head taller than brutaka and a lot wider. I have both a green and a red eye piece for it, and I added the nuva armor to round out those 90-degree shoulder dropoffs.
>>7622045I'm stealing this
Does anyone have screencaps of the posts of that anon who claimed to have gone to a playtest session back then G2 was just starting?
I think Takadox is my favourite canister set out there. Super damn Unique, Ehlek is cool too. Barrakis had the best unique builds in the era where Inika/Piraka builds were taking everything over.
>>7622169yeah the Barraki are definitely my fav canister villainsI like them so much it'd be difficult to pick a favourite, but it's between Takadox, Pridak and Carapar
>>7622158there was enough stuff in it that didn't come to pass to deem it as fake anyways.
>>7622177I think Mantax would be really up there too, I just wish he had a weapon besides a smaller claw than Carapar.Also goddamn my Mantax is missing his damn tail and his arm tails.
>>7622032Teridax did nothing wrong
>>7622032*ahem*FUCK MATA NUIFUCK TOAFUCK LEGO (for cancelling the line twice)AND FUCK JANNIES
>>7622201blue board anon
>Old thread only on page 6Some of y'all are impatient, literally no reason to make a new thread.
>>7622203whats so nsfw about it? all I see is two lads sword fighting with extra parts
>>7622211it's in small resolution.
>>7622196I'd fuck a janny
>>7622201>>7622203link to the pic?
>>7622395Search gk773 takadox on r34
>>7622415doesn't yield a thingI don't really use r34 much if that matters
When does someone want to notify Mata Nui, that he's left someone out?
>>7622177I'm honestly not really into Mahri Nui stuff because I think deep sea diving is a dumb theme, but I'm definitely all fucking over sea creatures so I'm gonna find some room to leave my Barraki on display. I also want to find a Gadunka and Nocturn too to get them even more company. May even get Karzahni too if I can ever find a nice price.
>>7622465>I think deep sea diving is a dumb themeThe fuck does that even mean?
>>7622422Sorry it’s gk733
>>7622481Everyone is underwater themed with like tanks and diving masks and pirate hooks and shit. It's just an aesthetic I'm not super into.
>>7622032Custom Skakdi head.>Molted Skakdi skin into shape, >added horn from a long Tooth piece, drilled hole, stick in, >paint everything gunmetal grey, >drill holes for eyes and paint them in>Killed Avaks head for this>Will never get Avak back, but have now custom Skakdi named "Anrokk"
>>7622493Dirty teeth are intentional btw
>>7622493For now he has a default Piraka body, but I will get him a worthy body sooner or later. Should resemble the default Piraka build tho.Feel free to inspire me, /biobros/
>>7622531The Character just serves as wearer of my silver Rau.I love the Rau, IMO one of the most aesthetic masks ever made
Hahli light revamp
>>7622561she's cute! God, I'm still angry that her joints explode whenever stared at for too long
>>7622536>not destroy existing parts to create new and unique, yet (in this case) fittingly grotesque parts
>>7622503>>7622515>>7622522Why the fuck would you ever do this??
>>7622571Thanks anon!Well, I replaced all lime parts in her with Lewas 2008 limbs and hands. Lewas lime parts made in through the years with only a few tiny craws, while Hahli's are completely destroyed.2007's lime parts were a shame for Lego.
>>7622576Because I wanted to make a custom Skakdi head.I know its a sin, but I would do it again.And I can still refine it, add details, re-work the eyes, re-spray it, get into better/symetrical shape with sandpaper.I´m used to be a carpenter, so I´m a craftsman, so I just can't resist working on Bionicle parts.It was always the idea behind Bionicle to ceate your own stuff. I just take it to another level.Its my stuff afterall, I had my fun with all of it as a kid.
>>7622581> LEGO releases a Vehicle set with a Toa > it gets the lime limbswhy?
>>7622589because apparently the problem was only found after production started as it was part of the cooling process, that's why it went unfixed for years.
>>7622589Omg, you just reminded me that I need to get him. I regret not buying more 2007 sets as a kid.I never ever bought bionicle after 2010. I was 11.I kinda think "I got what I got, and its okay that way"
>>7622589>then they do it again
>>7622599>>7622588Bruvvas, the Great Spirit is with us this night
>>7622599..why didn't they use this Mask in the Mistika set...WHY?
>>7622599> my Phantoka Lewa's limbs basically dissoluted and I had to put him into the "piece cemetery"> own the Axalara too> could take out pilot!Lewa and turn him into the Phantoka version with the spare pieces anytimeDoes that mean I own both sets?
>>7622604either because the original was made to pender to Halo audiences and this is the one he was supposed ot have, or both him and pohatu were supposed to get a vehicule variant.
>>7622604When I was a kid, the little sister of a friend, (she was my age, 8-9) came over together with him once back then. She saw my Lewa Phantoka and his ugly Miru.She was obsessed how cute he looked, like said he looked like a green puppy with big eyes.I could never unsee the "big eyes" since then.
>>7622604So that they could demonstrate the adaptive armor somehow.
>>7622606Yes, but you can only own both, one at a time
>>7622588there have been legends before you.
>>7622611>give cheap solo Lewa fugly Miru>give pricey, vehicle Lewa the fucking awesome MiruNot fair
>>7622616Ah, I´ve seen the Predator thing once while lurking.I´m not as bad as that guy tho..right?
>>7622616a man needs a name.
>>7622616>>7622620And I only did it once. On a Skadki head. ONCEBtw, I would never mix non-bionicle limbs/joints with pure Bionicle parts.It's a even bigger sin IMOBtw, HF, G2 parts look gay AF, I don't own a single G2 part / HF part.
>>7622631>HF, G2 parts look gay AFGo away.
>>7622643Sorry, nothing beats nostalgic look of G1.If you like HF /G2 parts you might as well place a bunch of Agori on your shelves.
>>7622493THIN YOUR PIRAKA HEADS>>7622599idk, I've always liked the canister Miru, it's the closest to the nuva version while sticking to the aerial theme
>>7622674It's supposed to look like a blockhead, kek
>>7622493>>7622503>>7622515>>7622522>>7622557You must be 18+ to post on this site.
>>7622617>the fucking awesome MiruI don't know anon, I felt this was one of the most needlessly overdesigned masks and I can't unsee that dumb duckbill. It's also way too blocky, reaching all the way to the back of the head.
>>7622726Karda Nui toa masks all sucked. I don't know how you could possibly downgrade from ugly Nuva masks but they did.
>>7622699Thankfully I´m already 20+I admit, this must look very amateur-ish to other people than me. Maybe I shouldn't have posted this, dunno
>>7622670>he's ALSO caught by the '09 pleb filterBegone, normie.
>>7622557If I ever make a horror movie, this will be the antagonist.
>>7622631>>7622670based and keetorangepilled
>>7622737Atleast they don't look organic.I myself am way more dissapointed about the non-true color-schemes the toa Phantoka/Mistika have. Colors are crucial definitions of characters in Bionicle.Maybe if the Bara Magna storyline didn't begin so early and we would have gotten more waves from the primary setting, (and such get more Kanohi instead of Agori stuff) maybe we could have gotten used to them. Eventually, I think, Lego could have released a final Toa Mata/Nuva wave with very Mata-looking masks and colors.
>>7622758Did you really think EVERYONE that cared about Bionicle was Jewed into buying overprized toys as an Adult instead of saving it for Life?
>>7622763Bionicle = G1G2 = Jewish makeover with rewritten story
>>7622561Eh, it's okay. The proportions make her seem somewhat adolescent. I can tell you don't like the football shoulders on the original but I think you should figure out a way to widen them slightly.I think you also need a better tittyplate. The lego wedge is too smooth and solid relative to the rest of the design and sticks out.
>>7622781Hahli poster here.>not giving a MOC huge oversized tits>adolescentI see where you are coming from..
>>7622773Lol. He's a poorfag too.
>>7622781Me again.And I understand the wedge doesn't fit into the Bio-themed rest, but I didn't find a better alternative yet. Maybe a Metru-blue rakshi head?
>>7622802Most of us are..
>>7622631>>7622779> literally Karzahni> a /pol/ack> a spergSlow down, anon
>>7622613This one's much more better than how Noah Productions pulls it off though.
Theres so much cool shit on shapeways I don't know why I never see it on MOCs really.>Movie versions of masks>articulated hand pieces or hand pieces that make adding articulated fingers easy>original style kanohi ignika>non-organic versions of Inika masks>just totally new masks in general (that usually look better than most post 2001 official masks)>articulated versions of limb peices that normally don't articulate like Mata arms or a mata torso with hip articulation>non-aquatic versions of Mahri masks>custom rahkshi colors>noble versions of masks with no canon noble design>Timbs for bionicle>custom Rahkshi spines>un-shapeshifted versions of Makuta masksSeriously why the fuck does nobody use any of this?
>>7623394because it's expensive
>>7623418>>7623394Shapeways is just too expensive to use, especially in their ridiculous shipping rates. Plus it's just too much work trying to make 3D printed plastic look good, and the vast majority of time parts are never designed with the sanding required to smooth surfaces.
>>7623418>>7623482That, and it's not like you can just buy the parts in colors that actually match official Lego colors (to my knowledge, anyway). A lot of that stuff does look pretty cool, and I'd even be able to swing the price if I liked something enough, but both the weird textures and limited usability due to color makes it a no go for me.
>>7623418Is this supposed to be anyone in particular, or just an OC?
>>7623577These were early 2015 so they were likely for 2016
>>7623394Every day I lament the non-existence of a good unlicensed/third party bionicle scene like the one transformers has. Just imagine all the articulated parts new designs on shapeways, only actual factory quality. I'd kill for that.
>>7623394As far as I am concerned it's literally just a price issue. If they were cheaper I'd buy dozens of them, but I understand that's not possible right now. Those Makuta masks, man.
how do you sort and organize parts?
>>7623705By "type" mostly. I think I used to have stuff separated by color like some sort of retard earlier in my life, but when we were last moving places and I had to store all my shit I shoved all my parts into big ziplocs separated into limbs, ball socket parts, armor, weapons, and torso/head parts. Everything else (ie technic bits) I sorted into a bunch of smaller bags so I didn't have to dig through a thousand pins and axles trying to find anything. Simple shit really.
>>7623712yeah, my sorting is pretty much the same, but I got so much lately that I had to separate "most common limbs", ccbs ones, and two-ball-joint-sockets, same goes for armors and weapons. Also I recommend putting feet, masks, launchers and heads in different categories too.
>>7623705Most of it is in bags grouped by arbitrary categories, but that's not working too well for me since half of the time I'm not sure in what category exactly I put the part I'm looking for and it devolves into dumb searching. So I tried moving just the black parts to organizer boxes so that each slot has only one or very few kinds of parts, which did actually make finding anything black super efficient, but I fear I'd need an unrealistic number of boxes to extend this system to all other colors as well.
>>7622045Nicely doneI'm still searching for the ldd files of pic related
>>7623565Just an OC toa of water
>>7624102The head is already this largeWhoever made this was nice enough to put a list of pieces and even ldd files sans the arms but the later is no longer available
>bro what if gladiators>bro what if Inika build>bro what if we make over half the sets throwaway background characters>bro what if we mixed yellow and keetorange and three specs of gold?>dude what if we made Mata Nui a basic keetorange and black canister set>dude what if we made a bunch of vehicles with throwaway riders that have nothing to do with the plot>dude what if we made Takanuva white and grey making him look kore like a toa of ice than a toa of light>dude what if Tahu was the super epic chosen one and the only one who can put on the golden armor>dude what 1/3 of the final line is wasted by shit that just came out a year ago and people didn't like that much anyway>dude what if trees>dude what the fuck is a kanohi mask?
>>7624198Stay mad, madchild. Read a book.
>>7624198>Tfw no alternete universe where Bara Magna never occurs>2008 onwards is still set in the Matoran Universe and it's about the war against Teridax>tfw no Helryx, Artakha, Tridax etc sets
>>7624337>no tren krom setwhy live.
>>7624353>it’s just an elaborate jello mold
>>7624353This. I would have loved a Tren Krom titan set
>>7624354>>7624389well, for some reason I believe HF brain attack was a reuse of ideas from the original elemental lords/dinosaurs wave we were supposed to get, and the brain part really looks like something they could've pulled for a tren krom set.
>>7624431Has anyone made a Tren Krom made almost entirely out of rubber elements like Brains and Kalmah tentacles?
>>7624453they also could've done him as a corrupted lewa
>>7624520He should just look like Lewa though. Maybe a different adaptive armor variation, but that's it.
>>7622875His movies weren't great, but it's the best we got for a Ignition movie.
I don't think it would have been weird for lego to have released a Bionicle-parts skeleton with some sort of rubber skin over it. Tren Krom is organic, so he should look really different from the Bio-mechanical species.
>>7622422use the archive, retard
>>7624620That's pretty good.
>>7624638I prefer MOCs that look like something Lego would release. Makes it look more lore-friendly IMO.Not saying complex MOCs are bad, I just think less is more.
>>7622768Why did Lego never release more Mahritoran?Its the best Matoran build, period.And they don't even look mutated.I know most of you guys will hate me for it, but in my opinion, the 2001/2002 and Voya Nui Matoran look like retarded midgets. Sure, the builds are "cute" but the Mahritoran are the best mix of everything.
>>7624663Know what, I don't think you're wrong. I'm more partial to the Metro build for it's apparent "bulk" compared to the early builds, but the Mahri design carries a lot more to make it feel complete.Maybe I'll try reworking the Metru build though, I'm curious if it can be improved upon.
>>7624663I hate everything about the Mahri Matoran arms and the way they're attached. Retarded midgets are kino. Cute and charming will always have more mass appeal than "cool."
>>7624650This. My preference in mocs are one that look like they could feasibly be a real set.
>>7624681I party agree, for me the Metru build is a good second.In my mind the Metrutoran the purest form of a Matoran, but I just love the mutated aspect of the Mahritoran, its kinda H.P. Lovecraft-y.I´m in shame for only owning 1 Metrutoran (the Onu-Matoran one, can't think of the name).I can only MOC one Metrutoran...
>>7624838You can modify things like arms, dude..like here >>7624663And they are even cuter than the walking Kanohi's in 2001
And if we're already talking about 07..Is it just me or is Hydraxon the most badass of all Titans? Maybe it's just my fashy side, but he is absolutely my favorite titan, because of his prison-guard + do-job-at-every cost + stop-at-nothing- attitude.>finds out he is basically just a clone of his former self.>doesn't even think about it and continues to recapture rampaging Barraki/other Inmates.Fucking based!
>>7624869>hands don't have the finger claw>fixed
>>7624650I could see lego releasing a titan set that has 40 kalpar heads in it desu
>>7625185That's a nice channel. I like that one guy's papercraft mecha, and that other guy that makes classic Super Robot mecha.
>>7625185link to full video?
>>7625185Everything's better with Koreans, anon.
>>7625206Thanks anon! <3
>>7624859>And they are even cuter than the walking Kanohi's in 2001Wrong. Objectively.
>>7624859I wish there were some good simple hands that you could attach to the end of those arms. I like Mahritorans too but their shoulder sockets are extremely limiting and nothing really works for them except those arms, but then you're limited further by hand attachments that fit on them.
why is this mask so hard to work with. The mocs I make with it either look like lanklets or manlets and too bulky or too skinny. The chin part is too big so it's difficult to give it enough space to move and ends up too forward like hunchback or with a huge gap between the chest and the chin. I like the design (cry) but it's fucking hard I'm not sure if it's worth it any more. I had a great weapon design and torso but I scrapped the latter and the limbs so many times today that I've burned out and lost my will to moc
is it common for box renders to show prototypes/parts that aren’t real? As far as I can tell, the 4-pronged vahki launcher shown on nidhiki’s box has no evidence of existing.
>>7625500firstly, yes.secondly, how the fuck did I manage to never see this one in particular?.
>tfw no thicc rahkshi demon thing GFhttps://twitter.com/bionicleibuki/status/1138772534797537282?s=20
>>7624354now i'm laughing imagining lego trying to market tren krom as an edible characteras in, it's still technically "creative" because you choose the sort of jello that goes in>Mastermind your own gelatinous monstrosity!>You decide Tren Krom's form!>gelatin not included
>>7624663i will never understand how anyone could think the marhitoran are the optimal matoran design when they have that big honking silver hordika chest piece
>>7624663I personally like Kohliimatoran the best. They're bit floppy and could really use head articulation, but other than that, I think they're a really good mix of functions and balljoints
>>7625628>maku's left shoulder is coming off never noticed that until now.
>>7625628Kohli Matorans are pretty good, but the fact that Lego just never released the essential parts in green and black kind of ruins them as as a default build for matoran collecting.
>>7625640it fucking sucks that lego couldn't toss in a few more bucks into the budget so that we could get rereleased happy meal matoran and the chronicler company
>>7625500Yes. Like that strange Piraka foot piece on Hydraxon's boxart that even ended up in the comics. The Hordika also have an extra hip joint on their CG renders for better posing. Some of the Barraki promos were also infamous for showing non-finalized models.
speaking of design inconsistencies, was anyone else driven absolutely mental by the fact that toa Metrus used that non-final design without the chest cover in the comics? It bothered me so much.
>>7624977>mfw I can't find more than 5A shame..and I won't use anything else than silver claws.
>>7625575Part of the charm, my dude.Also, lorewise, the Mahritoran are the most badass Matoran. They literally live in a pit of death, underwater, surviving by harvesting bubbles and killing off seacreatures.Also:>the unarmored, stubby legs Tohunga virgin vs>the Mutated, armored Mahritoran chad
>>7625575Fuck Hordikas. If you ask me Hordikas are stealing the Mahritoran chest plate.
>>7625967I'm wondering why they originally designed them like that anyway. Did they think the open chest would look good? And why does the Rocketeer there have elongated pins sticking out from his neck if they didn't want to cover them up with another piece?
>>7626104the mata had a similar open chest for their gears.I think they were just originally made with the cover but then tinked with a bit after playtests.
>>7626109Yeah I always figured they just had some weird issues with the cover that took them a while to finalize the design. Maybe early prototypes were too difficult to take off or something.
>>7626024This.Its called "Mahri-Chestpiece" not "Hordika Chestpiece".FUCK Hordikas.
>>7626227are you the guy that draws toa with nipples?
What would be a better hammer pommel for my mask makers? 1x1 trans cones or 1x1 trans round bricks?
>>7626159>>7626156>>7626153>toa murdering anything>edgy scarves>Brutaka knockoff>Roodaka knockoff>obscenely complex namesLooks like something I would make when I was 14. I gotta ask though, why post this? To get us to insult the artist? C'mon, dude. At least let them have their autistic fun in the corner.
>>7626311>>edgy scarvesI love the sidecape meme partly thanks to Ezio but that shit doesn't feel right to me when mixed with Bionicle like they don't fit at all, idk why. I would even extend that to clothes in general like that pic and cosplay of Kopaka with a scarf but then again Vezon has his cape and the Turaga their stoles.>>toa murdering anythingHe didn't really kill that Skakdi but wasn't the point of the few Toa of the Order that they had to ignore the Matoran code and be willing to kill if necessary.
>>7626423I have no idea of the characters, is the Mahiki guy an Order member?
>>7626463Dunno, but I don't think you can kill somebody just with an arrow on the shoulder unless they bleed to death. Fucks them up pretty bad tho.
>>7626311>To get us to insult the artist?Well, it's best not to do that.
>>7626227Will the orange one zuck my dick
>>7626104Probably the same reason as the ridiculous G2 promo comics: the guy who drew them only got a faint glimpse of the sets and then drew whatever the fuck he thought was correct.
>>7626991Rube is God, anon. Deal with it.
>>7627025This is 80s level of quality.
https://www.ygopro.co/Forum/tabid/95/g/posts/Custom-Bionicle-cards?m=202316#post202316https://imgur.com/a/XaUBNzrhttps://youtu.be/vkCAma0PLOEAiming to get the Bohrok expansion done within this decade, wish me luck. Technically it should just be one more update, but I'm sure I'll find some way to accidentally make that one take forever.
>>7626227I like Rube's art, but>bonkles with human mouthsPlease end this atrocious meme started by the movies once for all.
>>7627292Is it me or is YGO wording way overcomplicated?
>>7627306>started by the moviesAt least the movies had the decency to make them sorta mechanical, unlike these wich have literal human mouths with dicksucking lips,teeth and shitThe Garai is the less bad looking of these tho.
>>7627314Yes, but it could be much worse. At least the current iteration of overly complicated wording is internally consistent and usually unambiguous, before that you often couldn't tell what exactly an effect does without checking rulings. Now you just have to autistically memorize several subtly different variations of conjunctions and punctuation and you're good.
>>7626311I posted to keep the thread alive and to distract from my Skakdi MOC..
>>7626248Not my stuff, its from some deviantart "Artist"
>>7624353The "good" version somebody made for that contest was pretty cool.
>>7627705isnt tren krom 'good' to begin with? or is it an attempt to make him look friendly instead of a horrifying tentacle monster
>>7627718I think the latter, since it was a "what if". So this is if TK had been allowed to roam free instead of being tied to a specific place.
>>7627804Can't be gay if love isn't canon
What do you guys think would be good designs for escaped Prisoners of the Pit?I would love to build some to place next to my Hydraxon.
>>7627858Make some with the white and gunmetal Takadox heads and one with the white/black Carapar head. Also, a white versio of Karzahni's head using Pridak feet. Also also, Pit Brutaka like that one moc using Carapar armor.
>>7627916If only had the Mahri Brick sets....
>>7627858>tfw no nocturn>tfw no takadox>tfw will never have those glowing cyan parts
>>7627962Why not just...buy them?
>>7627956> having Mosasarauses for handsrad af
>>7627972Maybe I don't... have the financial freedom to buy these sort of things (i.e priorities)Maybe where I live the shipping is... more expensive than the pieces themselves
>>7627954Bricklink, my guy.
>>7628007Save up then, stupid. You have years. Maybe be better with money.
>>7628007Stop buying video games.
>>7628013I don't have videogames>>7628011I am saving, for gym equipment... and videogames. Guess bonkle comes after that. It'll take a while
Just got this lot from ebay and I am pretty damn satisfied. Most of it is very incomplete, but for someone that doesn't really have any 2001 and 2002 stuff and is just now trying to catch up on that stuff now, being able to get started on a bunch of big sets all at once is pretty great. The Muaka and Kane-Rain particular was the set I was most interested in getting before I stumbled on this thing and it looks like they are basically complete except for their hindquarters and one of the Kane-Ra's legs, so I'm pretty happy about that.I can already tell putting the Bahrag together is gonna get costly though, if for no other reason than that from what I can tell the parts I got only have like 3 of the white half-axle/pins. Curse 2002 and its short-lived pin and axle colors.
>>7627025I dig this mask design though
Is there even a point to replacing the lime green limbs?I'm afraid even if I get some, they would break again on the first assembly.
>>7628285Not really. Even if you get lucky and acquire pre-2007 lime joints, those aren't much safer. My lime Nui-Rama and green Visorak both had busted joints.
>>7628328So I might as well just revamp my old Lesovikk with non-limeshit pieces...
>>7622032>http://biog.booru.org/What's the point of even linking the booru anymore if no one can even register and contribute?
>>7628007>>7628034Then shut the fuck up if you're to broke
update on getting icarax, nocturn, gadunka, and 3 glatorians from someone who glued his stuff when it broke.>get the package>apart from long two-sockets pieces that are obviously destroyed on pre-glatorian ones, there's barely a broken oldhand.>only tarix and icarax have ones where it's noticeable, got tons of spares>all the other parts are pristine clean.>ALL squid ammo is there>He included a thulox that wasn't anywhere in the adslife is good.
>close to 20 years later and not a single decent Warhammer 40K crossover fanfic with Bonklelooks like I've gotta fucking make one if I ever want to see something decent
>2021>20 years of Bionicle>no 20th anniversary setsI will cry
>>7628869Now that you brought this up. Would the BIONICLE universe stand a chance against 40K Universe without the ludicrous numbers at least?As in, for example, piting a squad of space marines against a Toa team rather than piting the entire Adeptus Astartes against all the Toa (specially considering how few of them are left). Because I feel that at least in terms of raw power they are quite matched unlike almost any setting where 40k gets the upper hand in both power and numbers
>>7628936>I feel that at least in terms of raw power they are quite matchedYou're probably right. Going by the text's portrayals, some masks are dummy powerful
>>7628936Single Space Marine vs. something is pretty much the go to W40K comparison. Maybe single Ork. A skilled Toa or something with a BS enough kanohi power could totally hold their own against some W40K bruisers.And yeah, on an individual basis W40K is fun to compare to other series but when it comes to universe vs. universe W40K just shits all over everything no contest. The whole point of that franchise is just universe scale warfare with intentionally comical powerlevels slapping each other around.
>>7628936im assuming people usually dont count the ignika when doing these sorts of things?
>>7628869You know, I've been thinking that aside from Vamprah and Chirox the Phantoka Makuta don't really look like bats, more like winged demons. I guess that's why most fanon Makuta look like Phantoka. The demon bat look is seen as a sort of default form for Makuta by many.
Honestly was there anything worse than a set whose only weapon or major accessory was just that wave's blaster gimmick? Maybe I just didn't think blasters were a cool enough replacement for technic functions.I think mahri Kongu can get a pass for having the decency of coming with TWO Cordak blasters and turning that into his gimmick.>>7629112I kinda liked the mistika makutas' bug look more. Evil creatures as bugs is a favorite of mine.
Best OOMN realization I´ve ever seen
Best use or Rahkshi heads ever
>>7629102In a single Toa vs single Space Marine fight I would bet for the Toa granted it's agile enough to avoid the shots. Specially if we have in mind the nova blast, Gali managed to flood an entire region but a Toa of fire would become a one man nuke for example>>7629106Curses/forming a body aside, I don't think the Ignika is that powerful outside of the Great Spirit robot, iirc it was only inside of it where it acted as a global emergency sterilizer. And since it affects living things it wouldn't be as effective against some of the 40k stuff. For instance necrons and warp creatures(?) are not organic> when it comes to universe vs. universe W40K just shits all over everything no contest.Except Supreme Commander apparentely
>>7629176that sort of brings up something i was wondering while in the shower the other night. do all kanohi powers work outside of the gsr? for example would the vahi even work?
>>7629184>do all kanohi powers work outside of the gsr? for example would the vahi even work?All Kanohi, including the vahi, seem to work in Mata-Nui which is outside the GSR, and the Ignika worked perfectly in Bara Magna (see Metus) it just can't use its most OP ability mainly because it wouldn't make sense to do so outside of the robot.
>>7629197>seem to work in Mata-Nui which is outside the GSRfucking fuck me how that hell did i skip this detail
>>7629167I love Bioniclechiken33's stuff, but that Kraahkan/prototype Suletu he gives her really doesn't fit. That mask is just too character specific for anything other than Teridax or Icarax. Now though I'd like to see someone build his Orde or Zaria.
>>7629197You're forgetting that Tahu used the Vahi deep within underground chambers. Inside of the GSR.
>>7629167Eh. Helryx sucks.
I wonder how a Helryx moc using the adaptive style kaukau would look. I'm just not sure how well the asymmetry would fit. Also those stupid mouse ear looking peg holes.
>>7629463I've seen at least three. It's too obvious and doesn't fit the character IMO. I think my favorite option has been using Breakout Breez' helmet as her mask.
>>7629463A few have actually had your same idea, google Helryx MOC. It actually suits the character (the eyescope doesn't make much sense, but eh), but I personally have other plans for that mask. And most importantly I still think of crunchbitenuva's version as the definitive Mask of Psychometry.I really like pic related too, though. I wish someone rendered that mask fro printing.
>>7629609I don't like your tone. It's aggressive. Come up with a new act, or I'll terminate the thread.
go outside and have sex
>>7629609>>7629654go dilate :)
>>7629654I already did, my hand is tired tho
>>7629667go outside for once, incel
>>7629716And yet you did.
>>7622045Fucking nice, post the parts list sometime.I think his torso could be a touch wider, but restraints of the medium.
>>7630189well, I could post an exact list if I hadn't cleared out my bricklink want list already. The secret is it's literally just the Toa Mata Nui titan set with piece colors swapped, but I took out the giant shoulder armor and weapons, then added the nuva armor on the shoulders.
>>7630189>>7630216ok so I went back through my bricklink orders and I think this should be all the parts you need. Just follow the titan's instruction book and use the picture I took for reference on the tweaks I made. https://mega.nz/#!gWY0DCwA!dy7pKZCv2QG7zOOv8EglanV6m1pvGqjQKASpcTtz23s
>>7629102everyone always forgets the "don't let your memes be dreams" guy from the serialsnot that you can really blame them
>>7630421*Ahem*Fuck the Golden Skinned Being Fuck TobdukFuck TuyetAnd FUCK VELIKA
Random shower thought: if a destined matoran's form as a toa resembles what their "idea" of a toa should look like, and the voya matorans were tricked into thinking the piraka were toas, then wouldn't a voya matoran that was transformed into a toa during that specific time frame end up with a toa form that resembles a Piraka?It would be pretty interesting to try and build a team of voya nui toa that partially resemble the piraka in appearance, like with big spines and all having two-form weapons.
>>7629609>>7629624>>7629654>>7629667>>7629693>>7629705>>7629716>>7629755>>7629844>>7630479>>7630492Oh wow, so much butthurt
>>7630508i seem to remember someone asking greg this and he said yesi've always liked the idea that the metru build was the default and the mata and helryx were the "1.0" version of toa though
>>7630421I feel like the Gold Skinned being should look more like some sort of big trascended golden skakdi as it is mainly made out of the Piraka >>7630508>>7630526The Inika don't look too much like the Toa Mata tho, unless you mean transformation by protodermis.
>>7630552I think discounting the Inika for that discussion is entirely reasonable, since the way in which they became Toa is so unusual and they are already very non-standard Toa in so many ways.One could also say it's half implied in the story that the "Toa form is based on what the Matoran thinks it would be" thing didn't apply to this group since Hewkii was kind of upset about how even his color changed, so that's at least one element of the design that came entirely out of left field for them, and that he had no reason to think a Toa of stone would look like. The Red Star's weird shit.
how come takutanuva could resurrect jaller? is it like the toa metru sacrificing their power to wake up the matoran? neither takanuva or teridax had powers that anyway related to resurrection.
>>7630568My guess is that the power comes from the fact that it's two very powerful beings being fused together.Actual answer: It's a kid's movies, they weren't gonna have anyone stay dead.
>>7630552>>7630567ya gotta take stuff greg says after it ended with a grain of salt>>7630568>>7630586reminder that makuta was defeated in '04 because he was literally incapable of stopping himself from grabbing an enormous fucking rock pillar five times his own size, dragging it like 50 feet across the plateu and smashing it into his fucking facehe literally could not unclench his fucking handwe can debate forever whether or not greg's style fit bionicle perfectly but he deserves way more praise for trying to migitate miramax's bullshit
>>7630586>they weren't gonna have anyone stay dead.Except Lhikan tho
>>7630619>alternate timeline were jaller stayed dead who becomes the toa inika of fire?
>>7630609>ya gotta take stuff greg says after it ended with a grain of saltI recall him saying that while the franchise was still going. Something about the Matoran in the pods not being aware that they're turning into Toa, so none of them had the image of a Toa in their mind. As a result they became whatever the Red Star was programmed to make them look like.
I wasn't planning on leaving any of the karda nui toas on my shelf since I kind of don't like them but MAN did I forget how much I like Phantoka Pohatu, his spinny claws just work so damn well. Like who cares that he uses literally the most boring body type and colour invented by lego, look at all this spiral energy
>Finally attempt building my custom torso design I had in mind for literally months>It looks like dogshit in person and I have no idea how to continue it>Try customizing a Toa Metru torso and mixing it with CCBS>It actually looks pretty goodLooks like I'll try using that as a starting base for now. I used to shit on the Metru build but stuff like pic related opened my eyes.
>>7630806Yeah people never really gave the metru build much thought since the standard shoulder construction was so bad. I guess people finally got bored enough to try and fix it and found it actually works pretty well.I'd say I like it more than the usual inika build. Those football shoulders were ridiculous.
>>7630526The Red Star was programmed by the Great Beings. Sans the organic masks, the Inika are thier original vision for Toa based on the Glatorian. The Great Beings created Helryx themselves, therefore she has an Inika/Glatorian body type.
>>7629167His Artakha and Karzahni suck though
>>7630914>his only good MOCs are the ones built by someone elseReally makes you think.
>>7630568I believe an answer Greg gave at the time was Takutanuva was so powerful he was able to sacrifice a chunk of lifeforce to bring Jaller back without dying himself, although it weakened him enough that he couldn't keep holding up the gateThe implication here being that Takutanuva has/had a fuckton of lifeforce compared to most other beings, whatever that means
>>7630731I always thought Pohatu Phantoka was a great Toa set, just not a great Pohatu set.
>>7630927applies to all adaptative armor toas desu.
>>7630914uh why did he do that to the g2 mask of creation?
>>7630914>Artakha is just a Todbuk recolorThe fuck?
>>7630641Wasn't the whole rescue operation Jaller's idea to begin with?Meaning with Jaller's death, there is no Toa Inika at all.
>>7630997I'm sure someone else would have taken initiative. There are a lot of other stubborn Matoran who know what's right.
>>7630568Creatures created by Energized Protodermis can be broken af.I mean just look at the Golden-Skinned being.I have more problems with the fact that> despite being the Mask of Life, the Ignika couldn't have done it > getting crushed somehow de-fused Takutanuva> still don't understand how Vakama and the others revived Takanuva
What are the chances of Bionicle coming back? Would Hasbro buy it?
>>7631009>still don't understand how Vakama and the others revived TakanuvaJust read the novelization and you don't have to worry about that retarded bullshit.
>>7631011>What are the chances of Bionicle coming back? Long term? Fairly likely. Eventually. Short term? Practically zero. >Would Hasbro buy it?Fuck no. Lego isn't just letting go of their own original IPs any time soon.
>>7630944To be fair Tobduk is a pretty good build, better than some official Titan sets. It's funny that he completely switched color schemes of the two though.
>>7631107I've built him. The leg build is cool, but his body is awkwardly long and it really makes the position of his neck look stupid. I know he's an alien robot man, but he's just got some retarded proportional ratios that look really dumb, IMO.
>>7630944Well IIRC Artakha is as tall as Tobduk though the later has a lean built whilst Artakha has an imposing figureI'm still waiting for a good Artakha moc>inb4 do it yourselfI would but I lack the creativity
>>7631185Here's an evil one.
>>7630525I'm more assheal
>>7631011>Would Hasbro buy it?Why in the goddamn hell would you ever want hasbro to buy a toyline? Do you want 40$ canister sets made of dollar store plastic?
>>7631011Serious fucking question. How old are you?
>>7630261figured I’d get a closeup on the arm as additional reference
>>7630731>balding manlet spends years developing his forearms>he is now able to fly by flopping his hands and thus, escaping the manlet pit and unleashing havoc upon the gym
>>7630722gif related>>7630886well i guess that sort of makes sense too, because they both have the inika build, but the mata looked like they were "constructed", with tools built into their hands and feet
>>7631608>Even smaller manlet rides around on his back
>>7631772>the mata looked like they were "constructed"That's because Artakha created them, not the Great Beings. Makes sense they'd have a slightly unique design philosophy. Also worth mentioning that the Mata we know look slightly different than he designed them to be - their musculature and such degraded as they floated around Mata Nui for a thousand years.
>>763142946>>7631410Hasbro made transformers great again,you have shit taste
>>7631858Lol. Whether you like it or not, Michael Bay made Transformers great again. Without the live action movies, the entire franchise would have fallen into obscurity. If you deny that then you're already too far gone, boomer. This is off topic though. So either swing it back around to Bionicle discussion or fuck off.
>>7630933I have a hard time calling Tahu and Gali great, though. Even if you ignore that they look nothing like their former selves they still are covered in silver vomit, wield the some of the most boring Toa tools ever, and use the most cursed torso design of all, that is the inverted Piraka torso.
>>7631918At least Tahu had a weapon, no matter how bad. Gali, Onua and Kopaka got jack shit. I can't count scopes, bayonets and shields as weapons when the other alternative is a launcher
>>7631194Damn who made that? Djok?
>>7630865On one hand I'm pretty dismayed my project partly crashed and burned since I really wanted to build a good modular Toa/humanoid torso. What I want to do with MOCing right now is recreating and developing that synergy between G1/Technic and CCBS that G2 was heading towards before its cancellation.Using a torso made of prefab parts feels like a step back on that path, but it is a lot more flexible than I initially thought, especially the torso piece itself. The height and (shoulder) width are super easy to adjust it has a ton of connection points, and you can easily mount a G2 head and even a Mata head.Never thought I'd be here shilling for the Metru torso of all things but hey here I am.Mind you I still hate straight up Metru mods, because I look at them and cringe at the floppy baby arms, but I'll concede that its proportions are good, and it has the charm of feeling like a step in between the Mata and Inika build.
>>7631918At least Onua has a shoulder-shield and that giant armor piece on his blaster is pretty cool.Kopaka's Bayonet is outright insulting. That fucking two-pieced little shit would've counted as a bonus rather than as a main weapon in earlier years.It's like if like they didn't give Hewkii Inika his glowing axe, because "lol he already has his chains".
>>7632188Is that a Toa Tanma MoC?
>>7631003If they knew what was going on. Jaller was the only one we saw investigating, and he was the one leading the Matoran strike. None of the others seemed to have the balls to confront the Turaga directly. Maybe Hahli would've eventually gotten it out of Nokama or something.
>>7632814Hahli or maybe even Takanuva himself defenitely would have eventually. But it might have been too late by then.
>>7632875Loose lips Nokama would have told someone about the mask of life eventually, but you're right that it might have been too late without Jaller pressing her for information as soon as he did.
>>7632188Damn, this guy looks cool, post more of him please
>>7630880Man, I could only wish that the Chronicler's Company had become a Toa team. If only because it would have shaken up the team formula more drastically.>chill space cadet Toa of Fire>outgoing and reckless Toa of Water>shy acrophobe Toa of Air>friendly but preening artist Toa of Stone>not a genius but still a major bro Toa of EarthThe only "typical" Toa would have been Kopeke, but still.
>>7633125>The only "typical" Toa would have been Kopeke, but still.He'd be REALLY shy, right?
>>7633149I always thought he was a mute antisocial instead of being shy, and we all know how that's not bucking a trend with Ice Toa
Absolute fucking unit of a plane holy shitI remember the christmas I got this, I had to mask my disappointment because I really wanted the Rockoh because I thought it was cooler and liked Pohatu more. I still kind of want it but I don't really have any interest in vehicle bricks anymore.
>>7633435>I remember the christmas I got this, I had to mask my disappointmentwowok then
>>7633472>Pohatu is favourite>green was favourite colour>Rockoh seemed better because the launcher trigger was by the handle>was clearly outlined on my christmas wishlist>It was the cheapest out of the three big vehicles so I figured there was no way I wasn't getting it>get bitch ass-Axalara anywayspoiled kid problems I guess
>tfw you find a seller that has all the random specific parts you need in one place but they have a ridiculous min buy and now you have to spend like half an hour scouring their store for 10$ worth of junk you might possibly want just to be able to check out because it's still probably cheaper than just ordering from like 5 separate stores at onceexcuse me yes hello why is this legal
>>7631608>>7631785Bionicle is the most /fit/ toy franchise
>>7633508>tfw you find a seller that lives two towns away from you but run into the same issue, he has a min buy>there's nothing else in their store you need cause he's a Systemfag with only a few Bonkle pieces>might as well travel to him and buy the parts in person, but that would be costlier than paying the minimal purchase limit
>>7633435*I had to mask my raging erection ftfy
>>7633557never change, /fit/
>>7633690>he's a Systemfag with only a few Bonkle piecesAlways the worst. At least if it's a Bionicle store I can usually add and easy few dollars by buying up some masks colours I don't have or something.
>>7633508Normally I just message and ask for the bypass code and it works
I just put my boy makuta(teridax) back together, I had so many fucking spare parts to dig through but it was worth it
Obviously that's an Exo-Toa being used as a stand-in, but was the original plan that the Toa would be transformed into Nuva by exerting so much power that they basically go Super Saiyan? ... I honestly may have preferred that to randomly dropping them into tubes of magical what-ever-the-fuck juice.
>>7634470I should dissamble my Takutanuva and rebuild him and Takanuva.I'm just afraid, I've lost some of the "excess" pieces over the years, and won't be able to finish them.Something similar happened once already, when I tried to do the same with my Kardas.
>>7634595It may have been that uniting their elements caused a big protodermis explosion that engulfed and transformed them while also conveniently trapping the queens. Because back then, protodermis was some rare miracle material that could create life, and there was no distinction yet between regular protodermis and EP.I never liked that there were clearly marked spots for the Toa to stand on and somehow they activated some elevator things that sucked them down the tubes.
Thinking I might prefer this to the big leaf fan just because it's less obtrusive on my shelf.
>>7634781now we're talkin
>never had any of the Mata Turaga as a child>was gifted Matau at a birthday party bc some kid cheaped out but was pleasantly surprised yet vexed bc the turaga didn't exist at any of the stores we went to>see all 6 of them in-package being sold online for like $20 a few years back>"oh one day I'll buy them, ezpz">look at bricklink now, they're separate, loose, and/or expensiveHelpI just want my turaga boys
>>7633155Nah, he's a shyboy. I remember because it was brought up as a reason why he wouldn't make a good replacement Chronicler, and Greg was just like "lol he'll get over it."Pretty sure it's why he just runs off as soon as Takua defrosts him, and also why he doesn't say anything to Hahli in MNOG2 (boy just can't get a word out around Ga-Matoran, I guess).
>>7635160>also why he doesn't say anything to Hahli in MNOG2And yet it was Hahli who told him what happened once the Mahri returned to Metru Nui
>>7635160>So the band of Matoran you assemble isn’t even the best and brightest (well, except Maku). It’s not the Turagas’ right-hands, it’s their lefts: the misfits, the weirdos. A Le-Koran who can’t fly. A Po-Koran no one likes. A Ko-Koran that can’t talk.ouch hafu
>>7635113Getting the parts for them really isn't very expensive at all, I got all of them just recently (or would have, last order I got shorted me on two pieces I'll have to try and get again) and I definitely don't think I spent even 20 on them. Though if you want to get them all at once or boxed at this point for cheap then yeah, probably SOL.
>>7635174>A Po-Koran no one likes>HafuBitch please, we all know who it actually is
>>7635239Hey, Ahkmou is a cool guy. He's a charming salesman and cut me an amazing deal on this cutting edge Comet. *cough* *cough*He also supports my Kohlii ball flipping business and doesn't even expect a cut from the endless riches I'm making off these Ta-Koro chumps.
>>7635242>*cough* *cough*Are you ok? Remember to stay hydrated*wheeze*
>>7635239I wish the Rau existed in black.
>>7635239Ahkmou, the sick fuck
>>7635246Well... if you go to Bricklink.
>>7635246I made my custom Ahkmou with dark grey and it works well enough
>>7634595>>7634660I'm not much a fan of the way Nuva transformed either. I prefer thinking of them as the intended final evolution of a Toa, when they master their elemental power to the point they fulfill their potential and reach their "complete" selves. Like Bankai in Bleach. That probably doesn't work well with the whole Turaga and destiny thing, however.That said, I think the timing in canon made it feel as if the transformation was like a prize for defeating the Bahrag, so as convenient as it was it still felt they had earned it. That's how I felt about it as a kid.
>>7635235Speaking of getting guys in parts, been putting these together for the first time. Some manner of childhood goals being achieved at long last. Also nice to confirm after suspecting it all these years that Pohatu is indeed the best one. Though you know, I knew exactly what I was getting into, but the limited articulation and gears are still proving more frustrating than expected. Getting anything close to dynamic poses out of them is a bit of a challenge. Still, I love how they look, especially together.
>>7635347Nuva actually came with spare axle and gear so that you could lock the arms in static poses. Kinda kills the purpose of having the gear function, but it's a neat alternative
>>7635344But I don't have any money!
>>7634600Takutanuva really looks more like a final form for the villain
>>7634595>>7635325My problem with the Nuva transformation (aside from the oversize masks) is that even though they are supposed to be Super Toas, I never got a good sense out of that. Immediately after their transformation, they job to the Bohrok-Kal (they had their elemental powers stolen, but still not a good debut), for the most part the Rahkshis are trashing them and they get the ever-living shit kicked out of them by the Piraka. It's not until 2008 that I get to see how truly powerful they are, and even there the Makutas are holding back.
>>7635347Yeah early toy articulation woes. I've been thinking of buying a bunch of bar pieces to replace the axles with because apparently that works to add a little more articulation for them, since that lets you move around the ball sockets that are otherwise locked in place. I know people think that's sacrilege because it requires cutting the bar pieces to length for certain parts but fuck who cares.>>7635348If you adjust the extra gear's position on the axle to be just barely touching the big gear, you can still move the arms and the gears will start clicking against each other as they turn, functioning as a ratcheted join. I figured that out when I was like 7 lol.I'd really like to figure out something simple like that for the toa metrus. It would be really nice to get the arms locked in place without removing the function or having a giant rig tacked onto their back.
>>7635577You can thank the usual "escalating power levels to market the newest toys" shtick that just about all toy franchises have to conform to. They only turned Nuva at the end of the 02 arc, leaving them nothing to fight against, and were followed by two waves of bad guys and a brand spanking new super good guy, all of whom had to be made to look cool by leaving the Nuva in the dust. Then they fell out of the spotlight entirely for several years.Honestly this is one reason I actually like the Kal arc. Even if they jobbed for most of it, the Nuva still won at the end and they discovered the Bahrag (who would be more useful later), and at least they had something to do before Takanuva literally outshone them. And that aside, at lest they scored some smaller victories here and there, like when Kopaka beat three Rahkshi by himself or the big standoff against all Rahkshi later.I wish the power levels were more even though. Like what if they fought the Piraka to a standstill, only to be beaten by some completely unexpected event, maybe the volcano erupting or Brutaka showing up. The story structure would remain the same without making the Nuva look bad.
Nuvas got worf'd hard.>Look how powerful these new toas are!>Now look how powerful the new villains are! They just beat up the Nuvas! times a billion!
>>7635668Kopaka shits all over the other Nuva during the MoL arc, be it the comics or the movie. I wonder if it was intentional or as usual they just had no sense for the powerscale.
Felt like it took forever for these new batteries to get here, amazon standard shipping a shit. Why on earth would they give Pirakas such an obscure battery type?Though to be fair the instructions claim the batteries aren't meant to be replaceable so I dunno.
>>7635790Normally I'd say it's because Kopaka is Greg's husbando, but I don't he had any input in writing MoL.
>>7635807Why is it that I always find the other Piraka for dirt cheap but not him or Hakann?
>>7635348Your guy's toa Mata gear arms don't have enough friction/tight connections to stay up on their own?? Mine stay up fine
>DUDE RED EYES EVIL>EVIL GUY RED EYESSick of that. Creepy ice blue eyes is the patrician choice for villains.
>>7635979At least Bionicle has good guys with red eyes too.
>>7635887Hakann is the red one so of course he's more expensive. Thok, on the other hand, even came in Irnakk so there should be plenty of his parts to go around. Maybe people just like his off-white color
>>7634595>... I honestly may have preferred that to randomly dropping them into tubes of magical what-ever-the-fuck juice.Make some sense considering the Kal were Bohrok also transformed into the same tubes of magical whatever the fuck juice