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We have a multitude of confidential images of sets, here they be in one journal!
This entry includes my personal thoughts about the sets in question on behalf of the BML.
For those few of you that cannot see the images, here is a link to all of them in one place. sta.sh/248zkzy56pz
Tahu's set has an unusually high amount of gold about it. His red & silver mask, if in exact shape as the golden one could prove rather cool, but why silver? It doesn't really this exact set in my opinion. The swords look like lasers & fire at the same time, of which is really cool. On top of that, they appear to have a geard function where the silver & trans-orange piece moves back & forth in a stabbing motion, like an impact hammer / strange fire saw. The fire pieces on the legs appear to be a new version of those from the Hero Factory's FireLord wave, but possibly & most hopefully better. The torso armor, is if nothing else rather interesting, I like it being gold, but what the heck is with the blue!? I get that the blue is meant to appear as some kind of energy, maybe even like spiritual/soul energy, but why? Why not replace the blue with orange, or trans-orange? (That would be cool.) Also, that trans-medium blue Bohrok eye at the side of his foot looks seriously out of place, & just thrown on there.
Unlike some of the other sets, Kopaka's looks seriously awesome as far as Toa sets go. It even seems that he might be getting more of the spotlight for a bit. As for the set itself, the silver armor on his lower legs looks like it could be useful for vehicle, skeleton, & miniMOCs. (Thinking of a ribcage for a small skeleton.) The four gold & trans-blue armor add-on pieces look really nice, almost like a little futuristic race car with blue turbo energy trailing behind it. Kopaka's torso armor seems reminiscent of an armor from Halo-4 (Someone should do that as a MOC.), and seems to be cool. We see the glatorian armor on his shoulders to be a rather cool white with a dirty gray overtone on some areas, like a explosion mark, or black stuff from a dirt explosion via grenade. The animal is cool, but just extra parts or a cute pet really. The double sword is a nice touch too.
More so than his gold mask at the lower right of the box, Kopaka's white mask is just awesome, It appears that it also fits a 1x1 stud brick as his laser eye. (This in turn allows for so much customization it ain't even evah funneh. *Meme speak.*) Now when it comes to the image at the lower left where he is seen to combine with the dragon-like being, you can clearly seem that the animal's head combines with Kopaka's golden mask to made a truly amazing mask. (In fact I deduce that the head of each animal combines with the mask of each similarly colored Toa's head. Thus we can explain this image>
Sadly looking more manly than ever is Gali, the lady Toa of water. Her set comes with a new recolor of the armor from Bionicles of old in the Glatorian wave, also in early Hero Factory; this time being orange. (I could really use this.) Her mask is oddly similar, but not sure exactly how as it has similarities to items from various franchises. What I can say is that her mouth area appears to have a hatch like a water tight submarine door for a chamber that when sealed it drains out all the water back into the ocean. (Gali Submarine MEME, MAKE IT HAPPEN!!) She possesses a lone silver armor add-on on her left shoulder that looks really cool. Likely the same part as the fire pieces on Tahu's lower legs. Her torso armor is rather cool, and seems to fit her color scheme; though it does possess a lot of silver. Lastly, her spear/lance is pretty cool for a set, plus the little blades that move freely seem to hearken back to a Chinese weapon that is very similar, that demands you use only a few specific fighting styles. (Also, it has curved orange spikes that spin!)
Unlike most of his incarnations, this set of Lewa looks badass to tell the truth. His mask is just epic, no complaints. Unlike the other Toa, his golden mask one seems to be only gold all over. His Torso armor is cool, as naow he has all teh muscles (Arnold Schwarzenegger noises). I am rather curious as to what those silver things on his boots are.. the seem a bit, weird... To be fully honest though, Lewa's sword is rather very weirdly strange & strangely weird.
For Onua, if we ignore the fact that he is in fact holding his hammer like an autistic robot (Don't complain to me about using the word autistic, I myself happen to be so.), he looks pretty cool for a set. Onua's torso armor looks like it came from ancient Aztec temple, with runes that give all that extra powwwaaaah. He also comes with two either trans-purple, or solid purple rib cages from the previous wave's spooky scary skeletons. The mask is very interesting, and seems a little bit alien &/or futuristic bass speaker like for the mouth. The last noteworthy thing is dat hammer man! It has an energy gun/laser built in, and a drill on the other side for good measure. (Add some spikes and greeblies then you're really talkin', because there ain't no such thing as overkill. Seriously though, I think nothing can be overkill.)
Before I say anything, trans-yellow bones baby; heck yeah! Pohatu's mask looks very sleek & alien, and the torso armor looks so much like one from Halo-4, (Thick Russian accent) and is very cool. His weapon makes little sense to me at all, and seems a little 'wtf' to me. (In voice of Rag Tagg) A spear with a chain connected to a boulder, magically connected to a sword. Yeah good luck, when you're waving that thing thing around, you'll chop off everyone's ball joints and your own, haha!
Umarak the Hunter:
One phrase suits this set, 'MOCing parts smorgasbord.' This baddy appears to have a black or gunmetal gray skull with trans-green mixed in. On top of that he has antlers that involve a recolor of the newer less long curved bone pieces, and two tan teeth. Judging by the size of the parts used to make up his bow, it will be rather very huge in scale to him; Plus two big tan curved bones. The two I wanna say bear trap looking things on his shoulders are rather cool.bIn all honesty, the colors are just everywhere with this one. Thank Mata Nui, aka inept Bionicle jesus that they did not also include any more colors to add to his erratic palette (I count orange, black, gunmetal gray, tan, brown, trans-green, trans-red some blue, and of course metru-red.). Lastly his legs look like some small child, or very inept adult just mashed stuff together to create such ugly, much fail, that be said legs.