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Hero Factory Boycott
I've had enough of this Hero Factory junk. We should show Lego that we want Bionicle BACK! Personally, I'm not going to buy any of these renamed, poorly designed, backed-by-a-terrible-storyline versions of the entire reason for this group's existence. How can we have a group called Bionicle Display without any more Bionicles being produced? To join the cause and effectively vow not to buy any Hero Factory sets, leave a comment below.
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| September 7, 2010, 4:44 pm
Quoting Andrew Rose
I've had enough of this Hero Factory junk. We should show Lego that we want Bionicle BACK! Personally, I'm not going to buy any of these renamed, poorly designed, backed-by-a-terrible-storyline versions of the entire reason for this group's existence. How can we have a group called Bionicle Display without any more Bionicles being produced? To join the cause and effectively vow not to buy any Hero Factory sets, leave a comment below.


I'm with you, but this won't do too much. You need a larger group of people and the LEGO group usually doesn't listen to this sort of thing (sad, isn't it?). Anyways, it's a start. BOYCOTT HF!
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| September 7, 2010, 7:45 pm
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Quoting Andrew Rose
I've had enough of this Hero Factory junk. We should show Lego that we want Bionicle BACK! Personally, I'm not going to buy any of these renamed, poorly designed, backed-by-a-terrible-storyline versions of the entire reason for this group's existence. How can we have a group called Bionicle Display without any more Bionicles being produced? To join the cause and effectively vow not to buy any Hero Factory sets, leave a comment below.

Just scrap them for parts and make Bionicles out of them.
In case you haven't noticed, none of the new Bio-MOCs posted is called "Kevin Lam-O" or "Fred Schmed" or other Factory nonsense.
Bionicle is alive and well and it's feeding off Hero Factory.
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| September 7, 2010, 8:40 pm
Hero Factory pieces and sets are better than any Bionicle set after 2003. The sets don't look like jumbled pieces of plastic (excluding some of the larger sets, which retain a more Bionicle-y aesthetic, so that's a moot point). The pieces have interesting shapes, are well detailed, and are not riddled with axle and pin holes (yet there are still plenty of connection points). The arms and legs on the Heroes are probably some of the best prefab limb pieces in years.

Basically, quit your whining about the sets and the pieces. They come with plenty of useful pieces, and the sets look pretty dang sweet while they're still assembled. It's hard to say the same thing for most Bionicle sets (past 2003. From 2001-2003, Bionicle had really great sets and they're excluded from my rant)
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| September 7, 2010, 9:08 pm
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Personally, I don't see any difference between bionicle and hero factory parts. Maybe because I dont really care much of their marketing storyline for kids.

When you mix up hero factory and bionicle parts, they end up just as compatible toy parts to create a moc. If you want bionicle then continue making mocs with a story relating to the bionicle universe. If you want to go for hero factory, no one is stopping you either.

With regards to the story line, its too early to say which story line would be more appealling. What was certain was that the bionicle story line was getting old and have lost some of its original creative juices and older fans over the years. Its like in many movie series such as Harry Potter. It really needs to have an end someday.

Personally, I find two names like Johnny Preston for robot names kinda cool than given names like Galaxar. To name some popular action figures with two names: Buzz Lightyear and Optimus Prime.

regards,
Harvey Cool
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| September 8, 2010, 1:51 am
AGREEMENT!!!!!
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| September 8, 2010, 9:11 am
Please just have a look at the Hero Factory website. You should see, prominently featured somewhere, a photo of a bunch of CGI octopus tentacles exploding out of the ground and destroying a basketball hoop in front of some terrified tweenage boys. It seems to me that there's something lacking about that premise. Unlike the story of Bionicle, this is one of the 2-D mini storylines that means the line of products is set to run successfully for 2 years and be ended. What I want to ensure is that it's replaced by Bionicle's return after a majority of MOCpages' premier Bionicle group doesn't approve. Meanwhile the Bionicle story was deep enough for an entire series of books to be written about it. Anyway, what you guys don't seem to grasp is that this group is called BIONICLE Display. It just isn't right to be making models out of anything else and putting them here.
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| September 10, 2010, 7:19 pm
Quoting Cameron G.
Hero Factory pieces and sets are better than any Bionicle set after 2003. The sets don't look like jumbled pieces of plastic (excluding some of the larger sets, which retain a more Bionicle-y aesthetic, so that's a moot point). The pieces have interesting shapes, are well detailed, and are not riddled with axle and pin holes (yet there are still plenty of connection points). The arms and legs on the Heroes are probably some of the best prefab limb pieces in years.

Basically, quit your whining about the sets and the pieces. They come with plenty of useful pieces, and the sets look pretty dang sweet while they're still assembled. It's hard to say the same thing for most Bionicle sets (past 2003. From 2001-2003, Bionicle had really great sets and they're excluded from my rant)


Yeah, I don't like the idea of bionicle ending, but you're completely right, these new sets are filled out, bulky, and good looking. Nice pieces, and plenty of them, new or recolored/remolded. Lego is making an honest effort to bring out a new aspect that newer bionicles were lacking, and that being originality. Bionicle was ended for a reason, and they're not going to bring it back (except possibly a 1-time "revival" wave), so deal with what we have, and it's not that hard, cuz they're giving us plenty!

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| September 10, 2010, 8:34 pm
What are you talking about? Prefab parts fail. They are nearly useless in most situations as actual moving arms would serve them better (one of the few great uses can be seen in brutaka). In addition, there are more difficult to use even in titans for those joints due to being less angled...prefab parts just aren't useful...
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| September 10, 2010, 8:38 pm
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You still can't tell me that the "weapon" arm of the Heroes is a LEGO piece. Megablocks are more LEGO than that.
It's a friggin' hollow plastic mould with a 1x axle on top, for goodness' sake!
Bionicle weapons were customizable in any possible way, full of axles, axle holes and pin holes.

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| September 10, 2010, 8:45 pm
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Probably why I like the "rookies" better, they have 2 arms and hold weapons lol. I don't care much for the story, but it's still early stages. Bionicle has had years to progress through it's epic storyline.


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| September 10, 2010, 8:58 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
You still can't tell me that the "weapon" arm of the Heroes is a LEGO piece. Megablocks are more LEGO than that.
It's a friggin' hollow plastic mould with a 1x axle on top, for goodness' sake!
Bionicle weapons were customizable in any possible way, full of axles, axle holes and pin holes.


That's a huge issue too. The weapons on those guys...none of them allow you to mess with them...all they have is one axle (1.5 long I believe) and nothing else...it's like Galidor though a little better
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| September 10, 2010, 9:30 pm
At least we still HAVE Bionicle compatible pieces! Imagine if they they took the Technic/Bionicle sets off the market! we'd be screwed! no where to go.... Lost.....
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| September 10, 2010, 11:01 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
You still can't tell me that the "weapon" arm of the Heroes is a LEGO piece. Megablocks are more LEGO than that.
It's a friggin' hollow plastic mould with a 1x axle on top, for goodness' sake!
Bionicle weapons were customizable in any possible way, full of axles, axle holes and pin holes.

Totally agree! Just throw that piece away and keep the rest. Then you still get a WHOLE 19 PIECES IN THE SET!!!! (Note the sarcasm...)
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| September 10, 2010, 11:05 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
You still can't tell me that the "weapon" arm of the Heroes is a LEGO piece. Megablocks are more LEGO than that.
It's a friggin' hollow plastic mould with a 1x axle on top, for goodness' sake!
Bionicle weapons were customizable in any possible way, full of axles, axle holes and pin holes.

1. It has a pin hole as well (or at least Stringer's does)

2. The fact that it's hollow means that parts can be hidden underneath it, giving more connection points if someone really felt like building with it. Really, it is really customizable as the part can have as many connection points as you can figure out. if you really want to use the part, you'll find a way to do so.

3. Bionicle weapons are full of holes thanks to all of those "connection points," even though most of the time the weapons are used as just weapons. Don't get me wrong, the connection points on some parts are really useful, but on others it doesn't seem as justifiable.

This is directed at BobaFet2: Prefab parts are as useful as you make them to be. That's how it goes with all Lego pieces. This MOC:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/primus30eight/Creations/Survival-of-Fittest/008.jpg
uses a bunch of prefab parts, but does it make it look bad? No.

Though, I'll tell you what: if you can build a MOC better than any of mine that use prefab pieces, I'll concede the point to you.
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| September 11, 2010, 1:21 am
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I can see from the following discussion there seem to be an arguement with regards to the usefulness of some of the HF parts versus bionicle parts in mocing particularly the lack of holes and axle and change to big prefab part in the HF sets.

As such I have bought a hero factory set to find out what the fuss was about. On my opinion, some of the parts of HF certainly lacks holes and pins and kinda large in size. However, like all parts its workable. I'll try to incorporate some HF parts in the the phobia contest for you guys to see.
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| September 11, 2010, 5:27 am
I agree with Harvey and Cameron. The sets might be discontinued, but the story still goes on. And we can add to that story by MOCing because we're Bionicle MOCers! (or is it MOCists?) As for the HF story, they're just trying to appeal to the next generation. And the pieces. They pose a challenge to those who can't think about MOCing a BIONICLE because they focus on the sets they come from. Use them for something interesting! Cameron has used the leg armour as a head and me and Gringat have figured out how to put them on a larger leg.

I rest my case.
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| September 11, 2010, 6:28 am
Quoting Cameron G.
1. It has a pin hole as well (or at least Stringer's does)

2. The fact that it's hollow means that parts can be hidden underneath it, giving more connection points if someone really felt like building with it. Really, it is really customizable as the part can have as many connection points as you can figure out. if you really want to use the part, you'll find a way to do so.

3. Bionicle weapons are full of holes thanks to all of those "connection points," even though most of the time the weapons are used as just weapons. Don't get me wrong, the connection points on some parts are really useful, but on others it doesn't seem as justifiable.

This is directed at BobaFet2: Prefab parts are as useful as you make them to be. That's how it goes with all Lego pieces. This MOC:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/primus30eight/Creations/Survival-of-Fittest/008.jpg
uses a bunch of prefab parts, but does it make it look bad? No.

Though, I'll tell you what: if you can build a MOC better than any of mine that use prefab pieces, I'll concede the point to you.


The hollow weapon's best use may be so but they look bad, like LEGO just felt like printing pieces of plastic. Only Stringer's weapon has a pinhole.

I see what you say about prefab parts for guys but the guy also made use of other parts....anyways, it would look better it it weren't almost all prefab parts. My main issue with prefab parts is the price, being 20 parts less for the same price as Toa (original or Nuva). Building a better prefab MOC would just prove your point and it's boring...I also object to the large use of prefab parts due to the fact that kids who started BIONICLE 2008 or later had to deal with expensive small guys and didn't get enough useful parts in their collection...
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| September 11, 2010, 8:34 am
Quoting Conner Rennoc
Totally agree! Just throw that piece away and keep the rest. Then you still get a WHOLE 19 PIECES IN THE SET!!!! (Note the sarcasm...)

not to mention they cost $8.00 and I'm not sure how much that is in Europe but I'm say about 5 pounds.
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| September 11, 2010, 8:38 am
Quoting Hank Hansen
not to mention they cost $8.00 and I'm not sure how much that is in Europe but I'm say about 5 pounds.

No 8 pounds :(
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| September 11, 2010, 8:41 am
Quoting Aleura,keeper of air (formally ehlek3297)
No 8 pounds :(
Thanks for the info but wow that,s alot.


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| September 11, 2010, 8:43 am
Quoting Hank Hansen
Quoting Aleura,keeper of air (formally ehlek3297)
No 8 pounds :(
Thanks for the info but wow that,s alot.

Blimin stupid if ya ask me as the villains are only one pound more :L

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| September 11, 2010, 8:45 am
Quoting Aleura,keeper of air (formally ehlek3297)
Quoting Hank Hansen
Quoting Aleura,keeper of air (formally ehlek3297)
No 8 pounds :(
Thanks for the info but wow that,s alot.

Blimin stupid if ya ask me as the villains are only one pound more :L

they're 3$ more here.
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| September 11, 2010, 9:12 am
Quoting Aleura,keeper of air (formally ehlek3297)
Quoting Hank Hansen
Quoting Aleura,keeper of air (formally ehlek3297)
No 8 pounds :(
Thanks for the info but wow that,s alot.

Blimin stupid if ya ask me as the villains are only one pound more :L

they're 3$ more here.
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| September 11, 2010, 9:12 am
THAT is what I'm talking about. The prices are outrageous. For the number of parts that you are getting, it should be at least halved. Turaga had that many parts and ones more easily used at that for only 2 dollars...nowadays anything costs at it's least 8 dollars. And yes, the villains don't deserve their high price tag, containing less parts than Glatorian and Glatorian Legends along withnot being as cool...
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| September 11, 2010, 9:17 am
Quoting BobaFett 2
THAT is what I'm talking about. The prices are outrageous. For the number of parts that you are getting, it should be at least halved. Turaga had that many parts and ones more easily used at that for only 2 dollars...nowadays anything costs at it's least 8 dollars. And yes, the villains don't deserve their high price tag, containing less parts than Glatorian and Glatorian Legends along withnot being as cool...

well two good things came out of this airships and bikes.
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| September 11, 2010, 9:22 am
Quoting BobaFett 2
I see what you say about prefab parts for guys but the guy also made use of other parts....anyways, it would look better it it weren't almost all prefab parts. My main issue with prefab parts is the price, being 20 parts less for the same price as Toa (original or Nuva). Building a better prefab MOC would just prove your point and it's boring...I also object to the large use of prefab parts due to the fact that kids who started BIONICLE 2008 or later had to deal with expensive small guys and didn't get enough useful parts in their collection...

I guess you misread my challenge. I wasn't challenging you to build something out of prefab parts, I was challenging you to make a MOC better than all of my MOCs that use prefab pieces.

Any piece is a useful piece, and it's your loss if you can't see that.
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| September 11, 2010, 6:30 pm
Quoting Cameron G.
I guess you misread my challenge. I wasn't challenging you to build something out of prefab parts, I was challenging you to make a MOC better than all of my MOCs that use prefab pieces.

Any piece is a useful piece, and it's your loss if you can't see that.


Please look at my Nuros, Titan of Shadow then.
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| September 11, 2010, 6:32 pm
I just wreck them when I need the pieces. Then I make a totally awesome moc. Hey you should check out what gringrat did he made an awesome revamp on the heroes you should too. Here's the link.http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/221667
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| September 11, 2010, 6:53 pm
Quoting BobaFett 2

Please look at my Nuros, Titan of Shadow then.

Either you've never seen one of my MOCs or you're joking with me.

Check out my Call of Cthulhu:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/189721

Or my Katsumoto:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/182093

Cthulhu uses an Avtoran torso, which is about as prefab as it gets, while Katsumoto's feet and legs are both prefab.
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| September 11, 2010, 7:38 pm
The prices are outrageous in NZ!
$18 for a hero! It's like $1 per piece
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| September 11, 2010, 7:40 pm
Quoting Cameron G.
Either you've never seen one of my MOCs or you're joking with me.

Check out my Call of Cthulhu:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/189721

Or my Katsumoto:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/182093

Cthulhu uses an Avtoran torso, which is about as prefab as it gets, while Katsumoto's feet and legs are both prefab.


No I'm not joking. You're wrong....we refer to entirely prefab...torsos are one thing...but arms and legs...etc....not just parts. You are a great builder though.
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| September 11, 2010, 7:40 pm
Quoting BobaFett 2

No I'm not joking. You're wrong....we refer to entirely prefab...torsos are one thing...but arms and legs...etc....not just parts. You are a great builder though.

All right, I guess I misread what you were saying. I thought you were saying that any prefab piece is bad, not basically building something out of all prefab parts as being bad. So, I guess in the end, I was the one that was wrong. Hah, no hard feelings.

And yeah, I can definitely agree with you that building something entirely prefab is bad.

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| September 11, 2010, 7:54 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
You still can't tell me that the "weapon" arm of the Heroes is a LEGO piece. Megablocks are more LEGO than that.
It's a friggin' hollow plastic mould with a 1x axle on top, for goodness' sake!
Bionicle weapons were customizable in any possible way, full of axles, axle holes and pin holes.


okay, yeah, those are a piece of (The following is censored due to extreme language) ***** ***** *** ** * * ***!!!!

But the rest of the weapons and other "accessories" are okay!

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| September 12, 2010, 5:38 pm
Quoting Adam Toh
The prices are outrageous in NZ!
$18 for a hero! It's like $1 per piece


Ouch. This is another good reason not to buy 'em.
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| September 12, 2010, 5:41 pm
Quoting Cameron G.
And yeah, I can definitely agree with you that building something entirely prefab is bad.

Which is what Lego is doing with its Heroes. They're all made of the same bunch of simple pieces. And I thought Ben 10 was the "Duplo" version of Bionicle...
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| September 12, 2010, 5:44 pm
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And weren't the Av-Toran made of the same bunch of simple pieces as well? At least the Hero Factory ones have some kind of armor... And more new pieces than what we have seen in years...

I think it's better to Bionicle to end now before it gets way worse. It actually should have ended back in 2008, since them, the story went downhill, even with the coll Glatorian backstory... The endin g part was just terrible, and teribly told too ( what was that thing in the website?), they could at least make a comic, or even one of those blog entries...

And we knew it would be a bionicle-based line, so of course they would reuse old design! They do it since the Nuva, and since 2006 it got to the extreme, why would they change it now? At least we can keep getting new pieces for MOccing, instead of looking for them in internet...
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| September 12, 2010, 5:59 pm
People need to stop whining and make the best of the situation. Also, I'm pretty sure one of the higher-ups said that if HF doesn't do well, they'll remove them, and leave Bionicle alone as well. So, if this boycott works, we'll be left with nothing.
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| September 18, 2010, 4:42 pm
Well of course we would never leave the bionicle storyline for a crummy hero factory story line!!! But I agree with Cameron G. except for the fact that he was saying that other sets from 2004-2010 were lame (although 2008-2010 stunk like old cheese) Me and my dad were at brickworld 2010 when we met with a professional builder & his son, and they said the lego company was debating bringing bionicle back in a renewed storyline!!! They said it was a possibility.
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| September 21, 2010, 11:21 am
i have to say i really like the sets but i do agree that it's sad bionicle ended but the pieces are great so i don't really care that much besides there beter than the stars!
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| September 22, 2010, 2:06 pm
I know the newer mini-Bionicle sets were awful in the same way as the mini-HF sets. I didn't like those either.
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| September 24, 2010, 10:30 pm
Bionicle had to be killed off: they were losing profit. If LEGO remade the theme, they would have to sell sets for a very high price in order to still make money off of them.
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| September 30, 2010, 8:18 pm
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Most likely what most people are thinking is that Lego have just shelved it, since Bionicle as an original IP is still too good to drop completely. They'll just put it on hold for a while until the recoup any losses they've had over the last few years, all the while doing research into making sets better with new designs through the Ben 10 and Hero Factory lines.

Does seem a bit optimistic, but hopefully once they have their designs sorted to be more cost effective to them (production and whatnot), then it'll all come back with a brand new saga.
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| October 2, 2010, 11:49 am
Quoting Chris Yee
Most likely what most people are thinking is that Lego have just shelved it, since Bionicle as an original IP is still too good to drop completely. They'll just put it on hold for a while until the recoup any losses they've had over the last few years, all the while doing research into making sets better with new designs through the Ben 10 and Hero Factory lines.

Does seem a bit optimistic, but hopefully once they have their designs sorted to be more cost effective to them (production and whatnot), then it'll all come back with a brand new saga.

I don't think Bionicle will ever return as the same brand name...
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| October 2, 2010, 2:37 pm
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Quoting Sub- Culture
I don't think Bionicle will ever return as the same brand name...


Quite the pessimist, eh? Well, I think if it was going to come back under another name, it would have to be re-registered as a new IP which costs money (admittedly not that much money for most companies, but nonetheless).They have, and most likely will have that IP and anything related to it, until the zombie apocalypse destroys the world. A good business never drops an IP if it's had a good run as well as the potential to be better.
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| October 3, 2010, 3:27 am
Quoting Chris Yee

They have, and most likely will have that IP and anything related to it, until the zombie apocalypse destroys the world.

You're joking, right?
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| October 3, 2010, 8:30 am
If only they really improved the HF storyline and made larger sets with REAL builds like good MOCers do it would be so much beter.
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| October 3, 2010, 2:21 pm
If only they really improved the HF storyline and made larger sets with REAL builds like good MOCers do it would be so much beter.
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| October 3, 2010, 2:22 pm
Quoting Kai Heffernan

I don't see why he would joke about the end of the world, wait... don't you know about the zombie apocalypse yet? It's been on the news for the last week, experiments in Mexico going wrong, bringing dead bodies back to life. There are probably zombies out there right now, a couple did escape the Scientific Institute of Mexico after all.


Yeah, this is serious. I'm getting some bazookas, building barriers, and preparing to blow up zombies.
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| October 3, 2010, 7:25 pm
Quoting Kai Heffernan

Same here, my family are basically making an underground fortress. Yep a big underground fortress conected by many tunnels, we're debating about putting land mines on the surface... never can be too careful.


There's also a mutant fungus attacking our city...we're running out of flamethrowers.
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| October 3, 2010, 7:34 pm
Quoting BobaFett 2

There's also a mutant fungus attacking our city...we're running out of flamethrowers.

You two are either being sarcastic with me, or you are crazy nut jobs! If their were zombies, they would be on the news, and how could somebody bring a dead body back to life? Is this Frankenstein?
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| October 3, 2010, 7:46 pm
Quoting Kai Heffernan

Have you been living underneath a rock for the last week? It has been on the news; there is no need to panic yet because nobody is sure if any of the zombies have escaped yet. We are just taking extra precautions in case they have; I suggest you do the same...

-_- Uh huh. Sure. It's really stupid to believe that there are really zombies.
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| October 3, 2010, 7:57 pm
Quoting Kai Heffernan

Have you been living underneath a rock for the last week? It has been on the news; there is no need to panic yet because nobody is sure if any of the zombies have escaped yet. We are just taking extra precautions in case they have; I suggest you do the same...

-_-Yeah. Sure. You must be going bonkers cause there is NOTHING on the news about zombies.
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| October 3, 2010, 7:58 pm
Quoting Kai Heffernan

Not yet...

If it's not on the news or anything, when did it happen? Five minutes ago?
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| October 3, 2010, 7:59 pm
Quoting Kai Heffernan

No, about a week ago. Like I said before Mexico is trying to keep it quiet, but if you don't believe me... well I guess it's your loss. There might not be any need to panic, the Scientific Institute of Mexico has probably killed the zombies already. It may also all be a scam, who knows?

I think it's a scam. I mean d you really think there are zombies?
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| October 3, 2010, 8:09 pm
Quoting Kai Heffernan

Nah, I'm just messing with you XD There are no zombies or Mexican Institute of Science or whatever I said before! Did I sound convincing? Zombies... Hahaha.

Thanks for taking part in another one of my classic practical jokes! <-- (Last sentance inspired by Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory)

I have to admit, you were pretty convincing in what you were saying. I didn't believe you of course, but I was really thinking you believed that there are zombies! I'm chuckling to myself now, I've really been played.
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| October 3, 2010, 8:22 pm
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Quoting Callan Lord of Fire
I have to admit, you were pretty convincing in what you were saying. I didn't believe you of course, but I was really thinking you believed that there are zombies! I'm chuckling to myself now, I've really been played.

If he were actually joking...
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| October 4, 2010, 3:50 am
Quoting Yuri Fassio
Just scrap them for parts and make Bionicles out of them.
In case you haven't noticed, none of the new Bio-MOCs posted is called "Kevin Lam-O" or "Fred Schmed" or other Factory nonsense.
Bionicle is alive and well and it's feeding off Hero Factory.

Yes I agree!
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| November 20, 2010, 5:47 pm
Although I agree that HF can still be used to make Bionicle MOCs, I really don't like it. The Heroes don't have a whole lot of useful pieces, and they cost 10 Euros where I come from! 10 Euros! The others at least have some decent pieces, but not as good as Bionicle. I especially hate those Ben 10 leg/arm pieces. They're really lazy.
And I disagree that Bionicle stopped being good after 2003. Most Bionicle sets had great pieces for MOCing, something which I can't say about a lot of HF sets.
After seeing the 2011 sets, I think I'm gonna stop getting them anyway. They look totally lame.
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| November 20, 2010, 8:07 pm
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Quoting Skorp TS
The Heroes don't have a whole lot of useful pieces, and they cost 10 Euros where I come from! 10 Euros!


The old price problem... I know how you feel. Here in Brazil, they cost 45 Reais, wich is about 22,5 dollars... The Toa-sized ones cost more, about 60 reais, being the Ben 10 line even more expensive... The problem is that we have one of the biggest importation taxes in the world, and they're already planning to raise it even more!

That's why I'm currently buying Lego only by Bricklink...

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| November 20, 2010, 8:57 pm
Quoting Johann Dakitsch

The old price problem... I know how you feel. Here in Brazil, they cost 45 Reais, wich is about 22,5 dollars... The Toa-sized ones cost more, about 60 reais, being the Ben 10 line even more expensive... The problem is that we have one of the biggest importation taxes in the world, and they're already planning to raise it even more!

That's why I'm currently buying Lego only by Bricklink...


Wow, that sounds incredibly expensive. Here's hoping they don't raise those taxes, then.
And speaking of Bricklink, I was planning on getting some old sets from there. Is it safe/reliable?
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| November 20, 2010, 9:03 pm
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Quoting Skorp TS

Wow, that sounds incredibly expensive. Here's hoping they don't raise those taxes, then.
And speaking of Bricklink, I was planning on getting some old sets from there. Is it safe/reliable?


Never actually used Bricklink myself, but about a month ago I won a massive boxful of bionicle on an online auction. I have yet to finish sorting it lol
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| November 20, 2010, 9:25 pm
Quoting Skorp TS

Wow, that sounds incredibly expensive. Here's hoping they don't raise those taxes, then.
And speaking of Bricklink, I was planning on getting some old sets from there. Is it safe/reliable?

Totally. I've bought a bunch of stuff from there. The service is often fast, often fast shipping (and not very expensive either).
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| November 20, 2010, 10:12 pm
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Quoting Skorp TS
I was planning on getting some old sets from there. Is it safe/reliable?


yes, it is.. I've already made two orders, one from California, and another from France. Both arrived faster than I tough and in great conditions. But search for the shops with better feedback, it's more safe...

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