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  1. Edit: Large beasts, I meant beasts. Well, I have reached a point in which I have no idea what to buy next. So let us have a discussion about what titan or big rahi are really worth having. Note that we can include combiners, HF stuff and even Ben 10 and Star Wars combiners. Anything "Large Action Figure" qualifies. From the few titans I own: Exo-toa: This thing exudes coolness in its technological look and actual play features. I think it is the last of its kind because after it things focused into poseability instead of technic stuff (for better or worse). Of course, it is almost impossible to make it stand... Axxon AND Brutaka: These guys look amazing when posing together. They contrast each other in a way that it is very hard to describe. Also, they are the first titans to use piston legs and their design overall lacks holes and they both look great from any perspective. Gold and silver madness. However, since the titan design is not all about pistons, you can feel the lack of a stronger hip design, specially with Brutaka. Also the arm shoulder connections are rather weak. Keetongu: This one shines because of how different it looks from other Bionicle stuff, plus the color scheme is quite rare as well. THE Shield! That's cool. Unfortunately this guy is in the middle road between Exo-toa and Axxon and the lack of a stronger design (specially pistons) or the replacement strong-but-unposeable pieces from exo-toa/ makuta make it very hard to pose. Tuma: Tons of time of evolution afterwards, I think this set is important because it makes a great titan template as it sure shows how the designers reached some sort of perfection. Piston legs, double hip and shoulder connection. He is very poseable AND his poses are strong. But the exterior itself could have been better. Nice wings though. I wish I would have bought two of him. I was just getting out of my dark age when I made the decision to buy him for Christmas last layer. Kardas: Laaaaaarge. Unfortunately , not a lot of fun in regards to posing (although the legs are very strong, there is a trade-off for sure. The tail is also very hard to manage). The color scheme is a little whacky but I fixed it by replacing the silver pieces with gold pieces. I LOVE THE WING DESIGN. The guy is perfect for show as just the size, the teeth and the wings would impress anyone :). I think those are the most notable titans I have personally met and seen.
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    Were BIONICLE fans dumber in 2007?

    It's not about the quantity of gears or the quantity of bricks.2006 is the first year in which there's a standarized build between Toa and the bad guys. This was not the case until then. The Bohrok and the Toa Mata, the Vahki and The Metru and whatever happened in 2005 had very distinct builds for each kind of character. Move on to 2010 and all the Glatorians follow the same template, what varies is the decorations used and some other smaller differences.
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    Were BIONICLE fans dumber in 2007?

    dumb is a slur. Anyway, I think that if you consider only the main sets and not warriors, 2006 was a simplification of build. The Inika build was a standard way to get bipedal things with articulation AND very specific new decoration bricks. In a way, it was the first step towards the CCSBSCCS. Titans in 2006+ were much better, but I think if you focus on the main sets, it might appear the builds are simplified. Here simple doesn't mean easy. Of course, it all seems silly now in 2015 after we've seen exactly what lengths Lego can go in simplifying the action figure build. But if all you knew in your life was pre 2006 and Inika, this might be something you could believe.
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    Original Bionicle vs CCBS discussion

    None of my CCBS pieces have broken yet. Even throwbot sockets break constantly. And it only got worse as 1st gen Bionicle progressed. Things like the ability to build larger/more varied stuff are subjective. But Part quality is an objective measure and in part quality CCBS curb stomps first gen Bionicle.
  5. The Bohrok Kal were really terrible. It was bad enough all Bohrok were exactly the same, but by the time the Kal appeared it was almost insulting to have the same 6 repeated sets repeated once more. The Rahkshi weren't much better, but at least they were a new design. I think though that what caused the sales improvement was the Makuta and Takanuva plot and the Movie.
  6. It already has. Just look at the sets the design qality is top notch. HF was the place where Lego experimented new constraction ideas. All that experimentation really paid off when Bionicle G2 was released. I hope Bionicle G2 has one more wave but ends there. It should come back 5 years later. Once again reusing all the innovation from whatever theme replaces G2. Even if this was true, 2011 was really a ton of innovation, far more innovative than the last 4/5 of G1 combined.
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    2015 Mixels Discussion

    Pretty gross. I even hope they discontinue the ableist mixel. There must be some consequences.
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    2016 Action Figure Wishlist

    No more bionicle. It was nice having the Toa in good CSSBSCS sets but that's enough for a homage. I'd like them to go back to the invasion from below idea and make more mechs.
  9. I agree about the 3 OP pieces, even tho I haven't been able to find as many uses for the Vahi waists in combination to CSSCSSCCC as it first thought. Bohrok *eyes* really need to be used more often. They are a quintessential MoCing piece that needs to stay around.
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    Star Wars Constraction 2015 Discussion

    Grievous and Vader are must haves. The rest I will pass, There are many other sets this year that are worth buying before those.
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    Bionicle 2015 Discussion

    Honestly I wish trans red was retired. And replaced with a brighter tone that was still red. It is just too dark. And indistinguishable from solid black unless there's a lot of light in the room.
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    What was the worst construction set?

    Must be a Toa Inika. The ugly one (all of them)
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    Breaking Unikitty arch

    This has happened with the two sets with Unikitty that I got. With normal Unikitty from cloud cucko land , it doesn't matter because I doubt the 3 studs arch is uncommon. For Benny's space ship, this is really bad news, that arch is very special with that print. The issue is that just leaving the arch assembled with the two pairs of 1x1 plates as feet is clearly causing the arch mold to split. It has been slow since months ago and only getting worse. Is there anything I can do?
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    Breaking Unikitty arch

    Not as bad because it is newer but it reminds me of the beginning stage of what happened to normal unikitty.
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    Breaking Unikitty arch

    Like this: I didn't intend to imply the 1x1 plate was specifically at fault. But it is the connection itself that has created this pressure. My Unikitty has only been standing , no rough play or bad environment that would justify this breakage.
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    BrickQueen vs BrickSpy

    What this has to do with AFFOLs? If a dude AFOL filed DMCAs againsts youtubers it wouldn't say anything bad about dude AFOLs in general. I don't see how she appearing in the thumbnails is specially less appropriate than other AFOLs who show up in thumbnails and reviews.
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    BrickQueen vs BrickSpy

    Do we have any evidence BrickQueen actually filed the DMCA complain? I am not sure what would anyone expect someone to bring to a review. It's just a review. If you don't like reviewer's opinions, find another one. I really doubt BrickSpy got 'harmed' by this claim. His channel seems to be still up.
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    Bionicle 2015 Discussion

    Yeah Darth Vader is probably going to be a must even for Bionicle folks. Grievous can either be excellent or a huge disappointment, let's see.
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    Your thoughts on "cutting lego" ?

    Only if the brick was already damaged - So that in cutting and customizing the piece you are recycling it instead of filling the Ocean with a broken piece.
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    [MOC] Constraction-class Recon Combat Mech

    It's so bulky and powerful. This makes me wish they eventually release that windshield in many other colors.
  21. 99% of Series 1 for example was probably only purchased by scalpers and AFOLs thinking that it was going to be a one time deal. Most kids would not have figures similar to those in series 1 without repeats.
  22. We always have this discussion when a new CMF series has a new version of a previous one.But really, this theme has gone on for 5 years already. Most of the children that will buy this series probably have no idea series < 10 even existed.
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    Bootleg Super Heroes minifigs - worth it or not?

    Thread asks if the super heroes bootlegs are worth it. I answered. I tried them out. Quality is terrible and price is not nearly as low to justify it. Not worth it.
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    Bootleg Super Heroes minifigs - worth it or not?

    Don't touch bootlegs. Not even once.
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    Big Daddy Brutaka

    This is very nice. Also when you link to the first pic with title "Entry Pic" it sounds as if you are participating in a contest? If so, do you have a link?