This thread is for discussing sets, MOCs, Lore, and everything related to Bionicle (new and old), Hero Factory, Chima, and everything else that uses CCBS. let's try our best to keep the discussions as civil as possible.
Old thread: >>4583065
What was the leaked Hau that everyone is angry over? Can someone post it? I seemed to have missed it. And to be honest, I dont see a problem with the new Hau. The resemblance to the old mask is very apparent.
kanye west would fit fine
>>all the lorefag baitgulping
I still have no idea how the hell people don't recognize that shitposter despite the fact that he's been trolling with the exact same style for months now in these threads.
Actually, I think one of those suggestions might work.
OG Bionicle Music:
>inb4 japshit, Juno Reactor is fucking British
It's because most of the underage faggots in this thread are from BZP and only came here recently because they wanted to join in the shit-talk about the mods. Which is fine and all, but they all fall for the simplest ruses and try to spread shitty memes that is even more fucking retarded than anything from BZP ("bonkle" is SOO cool as a word guiz).
Are you new? If you've been on 4chan long enough you would already know. Of course you aren't, what can I expect from all the undrage idiots who browse this general.
animu music is better than your Hans Zimmer Hollywood bass mess
>inb4 hurr durr that sounds nothing like Bionicle
You fucking idiot, that's EXACTLY what Ga-Koro sounded like in MNOG.
and now one for Le Wahi
>TFW you get to go home tomorrow
>TFW you know that the new Bionicle sets are waiting for you at the local TRU
I'm 18 you cockgobbler. I get lorefag, but "baitgulping"? Is this referring to people who eat bait or what? What even counts as bait in this thread anyway? It seems as if every time someone has an opinion different to what the majority believe, no matter how they phrase it, everyone gets mad.
>Hans Zimmer bass mess
I guess I'm one of those weirdos who likes the orchestral Bionicle movie music the best.
I dispute you. This song sounds like country rock or some shit.
music with lyrics < instrumental music for Bionicle.
I don't care how fitting the lyrics are. Gimme sick bongo drums instead.
Sure you are pal, just like EVERYONE else in this thread. Did you turn 18 the moment you wrote that?
>What even counts as bait in this thread anyway?
You have to be fucking kidding me. You're really new to these threads aren't you. What a shocker.
>wicked bongo solo
got ya m8
I've been here since the very first 2015 leaks earlier this year. The Dark Hunter group building thing was actually my idea too, but I didn't participate in it.
And no, I seriously don't know what /biog/ bait is. It seems like when someone shares an opinion, such as "CCBS is simplistic shit compared to technic", autists like you get mad and spam bait gifs. If you're that easily annoyed, why not stay on tumblr or bzp?
Yep, I remember in the general with Subterranean as the pic in the first post, we were all discussing the best and worst Dark Hunters. Someone said that someone should figure out how to make instructions for some of the better ones, and I said that we should make them until more 2015 info came out. Someone else interpreted that as "Let's make our own Dark Hunter for 2015!", so yeah.
The only reason I bring it up is to show how long I've been here.
>If you're that easily annoyed, why not stay on tumblr or bzp?
Because that would mean I'd have to run across your shitty blog again. And I see enough of that shit as is here.
>I've been here since the very first 2015 leaks earlier this year.
Glad to know that BZP brought you here then underage faggot.
That gives me a great idea, THIS should be the theme music for all of bionicle! :^)
Imagine how FUCKING EPIC dubstep would be and how appealing it would be to the kidz!
A friend who shares my love of bionicle sent me a link to /biog/ over Skype, that's how I got here. I did use BZP, many years ago, but was banned in 2010 for arguing with the cunt mods about how Bionicle was better than HF, at around the same time they started being funded for TLG. That was when I knew that there was some serious corruption going on.
Believe what you want to believe though, if it makes you feel any better, I obviously can't convince you.
Dumbass. BZP got money from TLG like six years before that in the form of actual cash. I remember before I was banned by Bionicle fucking Rex back in 2005 there was a disclaimer on the bottom that said something like "BZP has received money from TLG to fund operations but is not affiliated with or endorsed by TLG."
Because I someone who enjoys lore over sets, and after reading up on the HF lore, I was angry that they decided to throw away such a massive universe (and an unfinished story), one year before its tenth anniversary, in favour of basic shit. I made my opinions heard, and while most agreed with me, the mods did not.
Huh, never knew that. I guess I didn't notice because before 2010 I never drew enough attention to myself to get banned.
On a side note:
>"BZP has received money from TLG to fund operations but is not affiliated with or endorsed by TLG."
How can a site receive money from TLG without being endorsed by them? Either you're remembering things wrong or whoever wrote that disclaimer was retarded.
Orchestral music doesn't fit Bionicle period. Leave that shit to LotR or something. The appeal of Bionicle is that it's about cybernetic beings in an archaic society. You need some tribal or electronic to go with that.
Also, if you want good orchestral music, go listen to the Godfather soundtrack.
If Bionicle were to go cinematic, I guess this wouldn't be too bad.
It has a tribal, roaring sound to it. Akin to something I could hear when the Toa were battling Makuta, or even any given Rahi.
Yep, they're retarded. Just because they get paid to run the site by TLG, chosen to judge official competitions, and receive free passes to conventions like NYCC, doesn't make them endorsed at all!
Actually, if it was the Unitarian Universalist church, it would work pretty well. See, they have seven color-coded principles that they base morality around.
>Red = Respect all Beings
>Orange = Offer Fair and Kind Treatment
>Yellow = Yearn to Learn Throughout Life
>Green = Grow in Spirit and Mind
>Blue = Believe in Your Ideas and Act on Them
>Indigo = Insist on Peace, Freedom and Justice
>Violet = Value the Connections in All Creation
And wouldn't you know, map each of the seven Original Toa (mata+takanuva) to their corresponding color, and you have a lesson each could learn.
that's not I Talk to the Wind by King Crimson
anyway, here's the official premium gourmet bionicle music choice from me
Makuta's theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgpcu8ZLlFc
Mata Nui theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xns8VOfe9g
Kopaka/Ko-Koro theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0djHJBAP3U
Lewa, Tahu, Le-Koro, Ta-Koro theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-lrE2JcO44 (replace meat slaps with clanking metal)
Pohatu/Po-Koro theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlkQqd4Scco
Gali/Ga-Koro theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ttd17rPuIUQ
Onua/Onu-Koro theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMvmxee4uVY
Black Six/DeeVee theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5-csTE18nI
Next time on "links people won't click", we go into the deep dark underworld of the BALLSTRETCHER.
Damn, looks like I left the states a little too early, because I'll probably be staying in Deutschland through January. ;_;
Any Eurofags know some good places around Duisburg or Mainz that I could check for the new sets?
Its bad because lego is being cheap as usual. You think its acceptable that they threw away all the old terminology for these new reddit pewdiepie loving underages? I thought minecraft was made exclusively for them.
They are. Hence why sjw members have free reign to spew political garbage like gender roles and the patriarchy along with "muh progressive headcannons". The mods made it a circlejerk of special snowflakes and autists.
It's always both.
I find it funny though that BZP's problem used to be Christians and now it's uber-liberal SJWs.
> and then you realize that the SJWs used to be Christian before they went to college, where their minds were warped
I really hate the yellow gears, lego should have made them in grey even black would have been easy on the eyes and not be such an eye sore. Its like they need it to be bright colors because children wouldn't notice the parts right out of the bags.
>One day I noticed them role playing with their beloved "bionicles" which I thought to be harmless robots, and heard them saying things that sounded just like they were playing with Pokemon (or close enough.)
>mfw I remembered that this was when Pokemon were thought to be Satanic
Bionice Heroes may have been a controversial game as far as its quality is considered, but I don't think it can be argued that its soundtrack was anything less than great.
This is like the most perfect jungle theme I've ever heard.
What the fuck does that have to do with anything
Called my local target they looked up a DPCI code I found. (204-00-1012 for those interested)
Not a single target in my city, Tucson, AZ has any Bionicle. Phoenix does though.
But driving two hours to that shithole is out of the question.
From the Protectors description
>[The Prophecy of Heroes] foretells the coming of Tahu and his allies.
>Tahu and his allies.
>and his allies.
Red Ranger over-interest happening here. Too child-driven. I'm sure that there won't be anything like the g1 Matoro that sacrifices himself (twice) in this reboot.
Shame no one ever talks about slizers or past technic sets like spybotics or the original mindstorm. Shame its all just generic action figure lore building and nothing creative building/toy wise. Just lore building. Lore Lore Lore, I am Lore.
>the lore isn't important
>major selling point for the whole series
I bet you like hero factory
The only reason it'll do well is because of 01-03 nostalgiafags and little kids who don't know any better.
There was a massive drop in sales after the story left the Matoran Universe in favour of a new environment.
>The only reason it'll do well is because of little kids who don't know any better.
>because chima ultrabuild fire and ice did oh so well and got a limited released, not even mentioning all the other competition it has to face such as star wars, minecraft, batman, which are much more profitable and easier for parents to buy rather than some new nonsense that can be easily disregarded
>tfw you'll have to order your bonkles from overseas
>tfw uncertain if i'll get Bionicle sets on a TRU trip tomorrow or not until next year
Several are from Canada? I think Gatanui is German? I know one of the blog staff used to be in Asia. I think there's at least one in the UK.
God I used to pay too much attention to that site.
"January 1st Worldwide Release"
Go eat a dick TLG.
Both of the games are flawed, yes, but I still gotta say that 2003 was better than Heroes, if only because it had some variety instead of "Press X and walk forward until you get Hero mode, then rince and repeat"
But muh colourful toa team and bosses
I used to get stuck on kopakas level in 2003 for a long time because I didn't know you had to shield into the bohrok and then shoot it
In retrospect, Lewa was my favourite level of the whole game
Mask ideas? Mask ideas.
Mask of Liquefaction
>Allows user to soften their body to fit into tight spaces or absorb heavy blows
>User can completely liquefy and reform at will
>Liquid form can slip through any nook or cranny through which any normal liquid can flow
>Beings with ice powers can re-freeze their limbs into useful shapes
>In liquid form, the user is susceptible to freezing, evaporation, manipulation by water control, and dissolution
>Reconstitute at Random + Remove Poison + Weaken
Mask of Mimickry
>Allows user to transmute parts of their body to imitate homologous structures on any living thing they can see
>examples: Noble mask user sees a tarakava, imitates tarakava's arm
>Allows user to transform into any living thing they can see
>Allows user to transform into any nonliving object they have studied
>Transformed shape cannot exceed user's original mass. eg, a Toa that mimics a kane-ra will become a kane-ra the size and mass of a Toa.
>Mimicked form copies physical abilities only, not any latent powers. A Toa of Air can mimic a Toa of Fire, but will still be limited to his air abilities
>Reconstitute at Random + Regeneration
I updated the "Infected Lewa" slightly. Haven't had that much time to work on it with finals and all, but I "infected" the mask a little more
Oh shit, the Mask of Mimickry now works by "Animorphs" rules.
>user can touch and "acquire" a living creature and transform into them at any time
>a time limit is associated with the transformation. If a being spends too much time in another form, they'll become lost in the body's memories and instincts.
>Another being using a Komau could manually switch the mask off, reversing the transformation
>A being using a Suletu could temporarily clear the mental fog, allowing the "stuck" mimic to revert on their own
I guess not so much "magic" as the source of elemental powers, etc. was left to the imagination. It was more mysterious than later years where they tried to explain every little detail of how the world works with SCIENCE!™
Maybe. There's a reason they dropped the voodoo motif early in the design phase, I'm sure. Come to think of it, going with a voodoo theme probably would have caused as much or even more backlash from minority groups as the use of Maori terms.
There wasn't really that much of a "Voodoo" motif inasmuch as a "South-Pacific Islander" one. Growing up in the American south, you know how to spot voodoo a mile off.
It's pretty chill, basically Christianity with more emphasis on spiritualism and snakes.
OH SHIT NIGGERS
Not related to the video, but I was checking the weapons below and
>Elemental Ice Blaster
>Elemental Fire Blaster
>Elemental Sandstorm Blaster
>Elemental Torpedo Blaster
>Air Elemental Flame Bow
Which ones stick out like a sore thumb?
>"I didn't slip..."
Not sure if sleep deprivation, or the deadpan delivery, but
>TOP FUCKING KEK
dude, let me be hype.
Anyway, the fact remains that the villager in question is more childlike, and since no red star bullshit in G2 I feel it's safe to assume that he's someone's kid...unless...
>he's an orphan
>found on outskirts of Fire Village
>taken in and raised by Uncle Protector
>Uncle Protector senses some great destiny for the kid, grooms him for leadership
>two or three waves from now he becomes Toa of Light
>OR TOA OF TIME
>HE GETS SECOND HALF OF VAHI
>RIDES THE TEMPORAL RESONANCE BACK TO G1 UNIVERSE TO COMPLETE THE MASK
>HE MEETS HIS AU COUNTERPART
>THINK OF THE HIJINKS
Small bits of comedy, which is exactly what I mean. I was a little worried that they might shove jokes in there just because, but the way it's actually being done flows well and seems completely appropriate.
I think it needs more comedy, the set up with gold masks is what every body knows. Its just lack luster if they don't fight monsters that don't ever get technic gets like the old g1 was like. Lego should try to be like the hobbit and draw it out a bit.
I was literally just done watching that. It's so outstandingly ridiculous. I had been expecting something Australian, but instead we get a gravelly attempt at a cockney accent. It sounds like he should be threatening people outside of football stadiums in East London, not hunting masks in Okoto.
>POHATU CONFIRMED FOR STRAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>MY DAY LITERALLY CANNOT GET BETTER
>It is moi destiny to claim moi goalden mahsk of paowah and becomm the MAHSTAH OF STAOWN
That is strayan as shit
>not all Australians talk like Steve Irwin
>just their equivalent of rednecks
>Based Pohatu is fucking cultured, you mongoloid
I don't like the new heros, all have a deep voice. It was more diverse in the original movie, even kopaka didn't say much giving him much more character than this new kopaka does. And much clearer too, didn't have a gravely voice.
>If someone asks me if I ever killed any Skull Spider, I say yes, but they were all bad
>>It is moi destiny to claim moi goalden mahsk of paowah and becomm the MAHSTAH OF STAOWN
>It is my destiny to claim my golden mask of power and become the master of fire.
>It is my destiny to claim my golden mask of power and become the master of ice.
>It is my destiny to claim my golden mask of power and become the master of water.
>It is my destiny to claim my golden mask of power and become the master of earth.
>It is my destiny to claim my golden mask of power and become the master of jungle.
So generic. No unique way of introduction, let alone different lines of dialogues. Even Lewa doesn't have his unique le-koro accent anymore.
I didn't fucking think so.
help my fuck, would people stop using that word so much.
The character ads aren't "generic." Generic means that the entire set has features in common with another group of sets.
If multiple items in a set share features with one another, then they're repetitive, or cohesive. God's love, would you educate yourself.
I will grant you that on a rewatch, the way he says "MASK OF POWAH!" has a distinctly Australian tang to it.
But I still stand my position that Pohatu is now the long lost brother of Phil Mitchell. I'm sorry if you disagree, but the way he says "Moy wihll is solid rohck!" just sounds too familiar to not place him in East London.
Also, you gotta give them points for not just cloning the molds
Why would they ever deserve points? The characters exist for no reason. Its sad really, china should make their own shows and long lasting series. Not bootlegged shit no one will ever remember.
Which one? 1.0 and 2.0 definitely not, but I was surprised by how feminine the Breakout Breez turned out. I imagine it was in part because she used the thinner boots from the first HF wave, and her big shoulder pads resembled Samus Aran's power suit. Not so sure about the Brain Attack version since it didn't really do much different from the others.
it's cool m80.
to be frank, a lot of the impression that he's strayan is because of the boomerangs.
>I just wanted that so much.
welp here's my bit of Bionicle autism for the day
Well, here's what we know scrambled up with baseless speculation
>Ekimu made all the masks identical
>Despite this, they have different powers (as evidenced by Uncle Protector's magic fire hands)
>Twokua's mask is actually a latent mask of time
>he finds a resonant doppelganger of the OG Vahi and dons it, the two masks fuse and he becomes Toa/Master of Time
>His mask resembles a fusion of OG Vahi and his mask (the only vaguely unique Villager mask yet).
Also, has anyone noticed that the first video shows the Toa coming from THEIR OWN UNIQUE COLOR (and therefore elementally) CODED PLANET?!
>Six waves after this arc
>Toa morph for each wave
>Rock Raider gear for Planet Subterra
>Outback Rider getup for Arrakis
>Winterized T-51b Armor for the Chillosphere
>Mahri-esque frogman suits for Waterworld
>Safari gear for Jungle Planet
>Heatproof shielding for Bullshit Starfox World
They're already laying down the groundwork for future lines
Speak for yourselves, I've been hunting these bootlegs for years. They're collector's items at best, and junky novelties at worst. Plus, those weapons look pretty rad.
That's actually what first I thought when we got some decent images of the G2 sets.
>4chan just ignores my image
Let's try that again.
>Leader of fire taking off his robe to reveal a fucking chaingun
>Ekimu and Makuta are what they say they are (Instead of one being a giant robot and the other being antimatter)
>Little kid fire protector confirms they age and die
>No Hero Factory style humor
>All those little clues and details about the future
I'm officially hyped as fuck for this generation
Yeah, I think it's fair to say that while the fears that this reboot would be dumbed-down weren't unfounded, it's pulled a last-second save. There are shitloads of little clues and hints that make it mysterious.
All they've done is traded in some of the old "offbeat mysique and oddness" for a sense of fun and humor.
The worst part is that the basic premise had so much promise.
>Combination brain parasites/FEV infect a planet's ecosystem, turning the animals into a grisly, mutated hive-mind of monsters
>Modular sci-fi superheroes assemble to fight them
As poorly-worded that may be, how do you fuck it up!?
Components of a machine have a service life, and eventually may wear out and/or break.
And at any rate, that was the old Bionicle. Or is it part of the reboot too, and I just missed it?
This image has been bugging me for some time now...
>tfw you realize why the "Protectors" don't have names
>tfw you hear "timeless heroes"
>tfw you realize why the Temple of Time and the Vahi are so prevalent
The Protectors are the six Toa
FROM THE FUTURE
I am hype as fuck.
>Hear that Kopaka, the overly serious Toa, is going to be clumsy
>Think that means he's going to fall on his ass a lot and be a comic relief character this generation
>Mfw he's still serious as ever, he just slips up once in a while and denies it so people don't think he's a fuck up
I like this generation already
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the male narrator who does all the voicework for the new Bonkle web series didn't give himself regular hormone injections for months to do Gali's voice, and TLG didn't hire a female voice actor. Cue shitstorm
>let Wrex die on Virmire
Holy shit, it's actually Satan
Seriously. Fuck that bitch in all ways but the literal.
Who're you gonna send to their death, the chillbro who you've served with for years, or the xenophobic bitch who latched on at the last second?
You dont spend a lot of time around kids, do you? Smartphones and the modern attitude of not telling them they are doing anything wrong when they do, has created a pretty useless batch of kids
Holy shit, what if they rebooted Bionicle as like a Shattered Glass ala Transformers where the Toa are the big bads that a come in and the Brotherhood of Makuta half to save the day.
>gali has lightning powers
>kopaka has sheilding powers
>Ekimu is DEAD
>The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
>Aristophanes, 446-386 B.C.
Yeah I think that Gali and Kopaka's new powers are neat. Pohatu can also fly as well as Lewa. I don't think that Tahu or Onua's secondary powers have been shown but I am curious what they are.
Also I'm confused about Ekimu. They laid him to rest but he was whispering and they said endless slumber, like Mata-Nui. But Mata-Nui wasn't dead. So confusing.
>Yfw the Toa have to go crypt hunting to awaken Ekimu
>Yfw Bonkle mummies and undead
>tahu, kopaka, and onua are $20
>gali, lewa, and pohatu are $15
There's a HUGE emphasis on Time throughout the media so far.
>Vahis hidden in every animation
>A legitimate Temple of Time
It's mostly just fun speculation, but I'll stick to it until it's disproven
Yep, the figures are at different scales. Big whoop.
If it's the prices themselves you have a problem with, just remember that the piece-to-price ratio is actually better than G1. I've got charts and shit to demonstrate, but my laptop is packed up already.
yep, it's the one that hasn't been adjusted for inflation, but it checks out
There might or might not be more than one protector per element.
>The protectors must unite, one from each tribe.
It's either that or just redundant wording.
>look at bio
>she just can’t seem to tell a joke right
wasn't it "poor sense of humor" or something last time?
>The blue skull spiders are some tough critters. They have been known to survive incredible things, Such as a falling Onua.
>a falling Onua
who writes these things?
I like the videos, they made me chuckle, but would it have killed them to hire more than one voice actor?
I dunno, it adds a certain charm to it IMO. Kind of like listening to an audiobook. And not the ones with different voices for each character, I mean ones like Harry Potter where Jim Dale has to make voices for 164 different characters in one book.
In Transformers is a mental thing. They have parallel processing method of thinking which they consider a trait similar to being female in sexually diverse beings so they are called shes when speaking a language with sexes.
> go to local Target with DPCI code provided by anon
> no bonkles there
> get the dinky as fuck Tunneler Beast as a bandaid on the wound
> still needs more legs
What makes her a mary sue?
So I've noticed that all the comics have the typical green, blue, and silver Skull Spiders, but then there are a bunch of red ones too. Hoping they pop up in the summer sets.
Eh, Red seems like it would be a really popular color, so I could see it being thrown into what I presume will be the five titan sets of the summer as an extra incentive to buy them, assuming the skull spider plot line lasts the whole year.
This thread reminds me. I only read the comics, like half the books, and watched the first two movies. Is there a torrent with all the Bionicle stuff so I can fill in the holes in my childhood?