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  1. I disagree. As a member of this forum he still has the right to express his opinion, and in this specific case he had no better place to do so than in this thread. Opening a new thread just to ask wich one was the best from last year's wave would have been superflous, instead, since this thread does still exist. Besides this is the LEGO Action Figures forum, I guess VVBN should be the person in charge of saying what we should do and what we shouldn't do. In topic, Phasma is a very nice parts pack, but Finn was actually better. The best looking set was Kylo Ren, though, in my opinion.
  2. Maybe because there's a lot of people out there (like me) who don't care at all about bricks, and only have fun building with constraction pieces? The market is a vast sea where everything can be possibile with the right set of decisions. LEGO handled terribly the reboot, its story and most of all its advertising strategies, trying to rely on older fans when the main target should have been the kids. Constracion is failing because since the mid-00's LEGO is focusing more and more on brick-based themes (because, well, they're mainly a brick-based toy manufacturer, I guess?), and the constraction area gets less money and more internal competition with each passing year. So no, the problem is not constraction by itself, but the context it's put into. Constraction was big when LEGO was small, now that LEGO is big again they don't need constraction anymore: it's like in times of war, where a car factory begins to produce tanks and weapons. BIONICLE was the tanks and missiles from LEGO's times of war, now that the company is at peace they went back producing their old beloved cars. That's it.
  3. I think he just wanted the character to be canon within the context of G2. Lehrak's staff was last used in 2009.
  4. Now that everything is over, now that they even took down the sets from the LEGO Shop, now that five months have passed since the announce of the discontinuation... I'm still heartbroken. I know it's just a toy, but it's a pretty damn important one to me. BIONICLE made (and still makes) me dream like very few products of fiction ever did. Very few books, videogames and movies touched me as deep as BIONICLE did. Now that it's gone forever (do you really think any seller would ever want a product with such an awful run in its store, again?) I'm just that, bitter and a litte more lonely. All the months spent arguing with people that defended LEGO and its terrible business decisions... were pointless. These very same people that advocated the horrible handling of G2 (the questionable villains, the non-existent marketing strategy, the embarrassing Netflix series) are now disapperared, and I can't even feel that last satisfaction of telling them that they were wrong all along. God, I swore that I would never come back here but I did it again. With such a melodramatic post, even.
  5. And you know what's the saddest part of this story? Nobody cares about all of this. Or at least, almost nobody. BZPower, EuroBricks, the TTV boards, even freaking 4chan... every place that used to discuss BIONICLE and managed to do it a little bit more during G2 is now being slowly abandoned. The older fanbase is gradually disappearing and I don't see many kids joining us after such a short and unfortunate reboot. The fanbase got mad at the end of July, when the rumor of discontinuation became an official statement by LEGO itself, but it didn't last long. And not just because G2 lasted two years, but mostly because there's less of us day by day. And LEGO made things even worse with terrible business decisions (I'm talking about the higher ups, I'm perfectly aware of the efforts made by designers and authors), tarnishing BIONICLE's reputation. I feel like I should quit myself this place, but for the sole reason it makes me sadder everytime I come back here.
  6. I wanted to post this since like early september, but I didn't even bother... the thing has been circulating for quite some time on 4chan. What can I say, just another proof of how little did the higher ups care about BIONICLE G2. Yeah I know it's Universal and not LEGO here, but I think the latter had (or should have had) the last word on the matter. They could have even used pictures of Terminator for what it's worth, and the fact they went away with this is just saddening and embarrassing. Day by day I think they shouldn't even have brought back BIONICLE. To give the line such a tragic, abrupt ending... I said it once and I'm saying it again, BIONICLE passed from being the theme that saved LEGO and lasted ten years to one of the few themes that couldn't even fulfill their planned lifespan.
  7. He doesn't appear at all in the catalogue, I'm 99% sure he hasn't been shipped at all to Italy. Only thing left to do is buying him from the Lego Shop.
  8. Sunset in Okoto. Picture taken down at the Ticino river near Vigevano, in Northern Italy. Pohatu ready to kick some rocks.
  9. Well this will take some time to be used... but good job so far. Guess I'll give you guys the time you need without complaining. Just a little thing that many said: please do something about the contrast my head hurts after ten minutes in front of the whitest page I've ever browsed. Darker colours for the background wolud be much appreciated. good lord what's wrong with my signature... is it just me or it's in very light gray?
  10. The summer wave arrived in Italy on monday... and it's already gone. Jesus christ, gotta buy them from the LEGO shop.
  11. Wops, I guess I wasn't clear enough. I meant that in my opinion Mixel joints have a future on their own, as in a new them built around them. If LEGO produces the last proper CCBS sets in 2017 and takes a break for the following two years it would mean constraction would be back in... 2020 Jokes aside (nothing is set in stone, let alone a big company's business decisions) I think that a two-year break would be perfect for a big comeback of constraction. At the same time I wouldn't mind small spin-offs, and I'm really curious about the absence of Ninjago in this departement... maybe we'll be getting something in the latter part of 2017, along with the movie?
  12. Stop this meme m9. As of 2016 the only statement about the overall success of a theme is about BIONICLE, which was defined in 2014 as LEGO's most succesful IP. Ninjago most probably beat it last year or this one, but all we know about it is that it had the strongest launch. Until the day LEGO says Ninajgo is its most succesful IP, BIONICLE will be regarded as such. "Common sense" is what made most of us believe BIONICLE G2 was going to continue into 2017.
  13. Unlike the reboot of LEGO's most succesfull theme... Kinda sad to see Mixels go. Bought a couple of them, they were for sure fun and crazy.
  14. Mixel joints have a future in my opinion... on the other hand constraction's one gets more complicated by the day. If we get a CCBS exclusive theme in the winter of 2018 I'd be seriously surprised, since I already have my doubts about anything (spin-offs included) after the Star Wars Ultrabuilds next year. Personally I hope LEGO takes some time, let's say 'til the end of the decade, to think about the future of constraction. Then in 2020 they launch a new line that at last is a demonstration that LEGO learnt from its mistakes. Not BIONICLE, we had enough of that, but something with the budget and the ideas to become a pillar for the LEGO Group of the next decade. A man can dream after all, right?
  15. Just like we had confirmation from multiple sources that BIONICLE was going to continue into 2017... I know that CCBS pieces themselves won't disappear since they're used in System sets, what I'm concerned about is the future of CCBS-exclusive themes. We have no guarantee 2018 will have a new theme, and we're almost sure by now that the Star Wars Ultrabuilds will be the only sets coming out in 2017 as far as the contrasction departement is concerned. Besides it's getting harder and harder for LEGO to make money out of constraction. In this decade alone we had at least three themes discontinued before their planned date: Bionicle G2, Chima, Super Heroes. Not counting Hero Factory, whose discontinuation was decided after two years on the market, and the infamous Ben 10 line. The problem is not discontinuation itself, it happens all the time with System sets, the problem here is that constraction hasn't had any strong theme in this decade. For every Ultra gents you have a Ninjago, for every licensed flop like Toy Story you have Star Wars and Marvel. This doesn't simply happen with constraction. LEGO means buisness, they build toys to make money. Constraction stopped meaning money a long time ago, and I think LEGO has tried enough times to revive the area. Next year, nearly without any CCBS product, LEGO will hardly notice the loss in my opinion. Maybe constraction isn't really gone for good for ever and ever, but I'm fairly sure it's done as we know it. And for quite some years too.