REVIEW: 8541 Matau
Posted 20 November 2011 - 05:04 PM
Price: 3.00 USD
Further References: BrickLink, Brickset, Biosector01.
This is a simple small box, a little bigger than standart impulse-sets box. It has art of Turaga Matau on it's front and old-school Bionicle logo.
On the back of the box you can see all six turaga sets from 2001, and a picture of the combiner of all turaga - Turaga Nui.
On the right and left sides of the box there are some another pictures of set and address of Bionicle site.
Instruction consists and another side of it is the poster. Looks very nostalgicically =)
Turaga Matau consists of a mixture of Technic and Bionicle pieces, like other sets of first years of Bionicle series.
Design and playability of the set.
Here is the completely built Turaga Matau, Ex-Toa Metru of Air. He is a little humpbacked and has disproportionately large head and feet.
Matau is quite agile and can sit unlike 2001 Toa Action-figures.
Under set's mask there is a green old-style bionicle head.
If you press the lever on his back, he raises up his hand with a stick.
Turaga Matau's mask is just awesome. It has lime color and looks some anthropoid. This mask called Mahiki, the Noble Mask of Illusion
Matau's staff looks like jungle cutter. On its end there is green rotating saw. I think that i saw this pat in some of Racers theme sets.
The set is a little taller tha standart 2001 matoran...
But in comparison with Toa Tahu it looks very small.
Some other photos
Matau and his counterparts. All six turaga sets.
Don't look back...
And the stupid DreamWorks parody. =)
Matau - Nice little set of old bionicle times. It will be liked by collector and by the MOC creators as source of some good rare parts.
Oh, it's something enchanting, that have old sets of Bionicle...
That's all, I hope you enjoyed the review. Sorry for bad English =)
Posted 20 November 2011 - 05:44 PM
Looking at your pics, I think these sets have aged better than the Toa themselves somehow - perhaps it's because they're made from Technic pieces that are still widely used today as opposed to larger pieces specific to the Toa that, apart from a few exceptions, are no longer used because they're very specialized. Anyhow, great review and fantastic pictures! Perhaps you'd like to consider joining the Reviewers Academy?
Edited by Rocketbilly, 20 November 2011 - 05:45 PM.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:53 PM
And about the set: I love all Turagas because of amount of pieces. Building them is more enjoyable than building the other small sets from next years. Parts are also usefull for MOC-ing.
Also these masks are IMO better than their equivalents from Metru Matoran.
Good work. Looking forward to Your next reviews.
Edited by Adam0n, 23 November 2011 - 12:54 PM.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:32 PM
Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:04 PM
PS: Hello from RB :3
Edited by DrJaller, 28 November 2011 - 07:55 PM.
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