Official Greg Dialogue

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#9001
Okay Greg, I had 2 questions, and yet neither one of them is exactly BIONICLE related. Hope you don't mind.1.Have you ever read "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck?2. How much of your work do you do at home? I ask because I need to make some career choices and I want to do some wrighting as a secondary career.I hope you don't mind answer one of your die-hard fan's non-BIONILCE questions .
1) No.2) All of my "day job" -- editing and writing for the LEGO Magazine, web site, email newsletter -- etc. is done at the office. My freelance BIONICLE work was done at home -- since it was freelance, it had to be, as I was being paid separately for it. The upside is extra money, of course, the downside is a high income tax bill due to the fact that no taxes get taken out of freelance money. So the IRS eats you for breakfast.
I am replying with some actual BIONICLE information.
Okay Greg, I had 2 questions, and yet neither one of them is exactly BIONICLE related. Hope you don't mind.1.Have you ever read "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck?2. How much of your work do you do at home? I ask because I need to make some career choices and I want to do some wrighting as a secondary career.I hope you don't mind answer one of your die-hard fan's non-BIONILCE questions .
1) No.2) All of my "day job" -- editing and writing for the LEGO Magazine, web site, email newsletter -- etc. is done at the office. My freelance BIONICLE work was done at home -- since it was freelance, it had to be, as I was being paid separately for it. The upside is extra money, of course, the downside is a high income tax bill due to the fact that no taxes get taken out of freelance money. So the IRS eats you for breakfast.
1. I would recomend it if you have the free time. The wrighting style is very similar to your own (it's a little different, and I like yours better, but this is still similar to your own.). I now have 2 BIONICLE questions1. How far would you say Mata-Nui had to travel? Solar systems, the Galaxy, Multiple Galaxy's?2. Was the Mata-Nui prototype the Great-Beings first attempt at space traveling objects?
1) When?2) No. There's no evidence that robot is even outfitted for space travel.
That was sort of an epic fail conversation.
Okay Greg, I had 2 questions, and yet neither one of them is exactly BIONICLE related. Hope you don't mind.1.Have you ever read "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck?2. How much of your work do you do at home? I ask because I need to make some career choices and I want to do some wrighting as a secondary career.I hope you don't mind answer one of your die-hard fan's non-BIONILCE questions .
1) No.2) All of my "day job" -- editing and writing for the LEGO Magazine, web site, email newsletter -- etc. is done at the office. My freelance BIONICLE work was done at home -- since it was freelance, it had to be, as I was being paid separately for it. The upside is extra money, of course, the downside is a high income tax bill due to the fact that no taxes get taken out of freelance money. So the IRS eats you for breakfast.
1. I would recomend it if you have the free time. The wrighting style is very similar to your own (it's a little different, and I like yours better, but this is still similar to your own.). I now have 2 BIONICLE questions1. How far would you say Mata-Nui had to travel? Solar systems, the Galaxy, Multiple Galaxy's?2. Was the Mata-Nui prototype the Great-Beings first attempt at space traveling objects?
1) When?2) No. There's no evidence that robot is even outfitted for space travel.
1. For Mata-Nui's original mission.
1) All over the universe, or as much of it as he could cover in 100,000 years
Sorry guys. I just keep shooting blanks.
#9002
King Bubs Gonzola Supreme
Okay Greg, I had 2 questions, and yet neither one of them is exactly BIONICLE related. Hope you don't mind.1.Have you ever read "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck?2. How much of your work do you do at home? I ask because I need to make some career choices and I want to do some wrighting as a secondary career.I hope you don't mind answer one of your die-hard fan's non-BIONILCE questions .
1) No.2) All of my "day job" -- editing and writing for the LEGO Magazine, web site, email newsletter -- etc. is done at the office. My freelance BIONICLE work was done at home -- since it was freelance, it had to be, as I was being paid separately for it. The upside is extra money, of course, the downside is a high income tax bill due to the fact that no taxes get taken out of freelance money. So the IRS eats you for breakfast.
I am replying with some actual BIONICLE information.
Okay Greg, I had 2 questions, and yet neither one of them is exactly BIONICLE related. Hope you don't mind.1.Have you ever read "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck?2. How much of your work do you do at home? I ask because I need to make some career choices and I want to do some wrighting as a secondary career.I hope you don't mind answer one of your die-hard fan's non-BIONILCE questions .
1) No.2) All of my "day job" -- editing and writing for the LEGO Magazine, web site, email newsletter -- etc. is done at the office. My freelance BIONICLE work was done at home -- since it was freelance, it had to be, as I was being paid separately for it. The upside is extra money, of course, the downside is a high income tax bill due to the fact that no taxes get taken out of freelance money. So the IRS eats you for breakfast.
1. I would recomend it if you have the free time. The wrighting style is very similar to your own (it's a little different, and I like yours better, but this is still similar to your own.). I now have 2 BIONICLE questions1. How far would you say Mata-Nui had to travel? Solar systems, the Galaxy, Multiple Galaxy's?2. Was the Mata-Nui prototype the Great-Beings first attempt at space traveling objects?
1) When?2) No. There's no evidence that robot is even outfitted for space travel.
That was sort of an epic fail conversation.
Okay Greg, I had 2 questions, and yet neither one of them is exactly BIONICLE related. Hope you don't mind.1.Have you ever read "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck?2. How much of your work do you do at home? I ask because I need to make some career choices and I want to do some wrighting as a secondary career.I hope you don't mind answer one of your die-hard fan's non-BIONILCE questions .
1) No.2) All of my "day job" -- editing and writing for the LEGO Magazine, web site, email newsletter -- etc. is done at the office. My freelance BIONICLE work was done at home -- since it was freelance, it had to be, as I was being paid separately for it. The upside is extra money, of course, the downside is a high income tax bill due to the fact that no taxes get taken out of freelance money. So the IRS eats you for breakfast.
1. I would recomend it if you have the free time. The wrighting style is very similar to your own (it's a little different, and I like yours better, but this is still similar to your own.). I now have 2 BIONICLE questions1. How far would you say Mata-Nui had to travel? Solar systems, the Galaxy, Multiple Galaxy's?2. Was the Mata-Nui prototype the Great-Beings first attempt at space traveling objects?
1) When?2) No. There's no evidence that robot is even outfitted for space travel.
1. For Mata-Nui's original mission.
1) All over the universe, or as much of it as he could cover in 100,000 years
Sorry guys. I just keep shooting blanks.



I think the last one is new.
#9003
I don't think so. If anything the fact that they prototype wasn't even designed to be space worthy is new.
#9004

Greg,

First of all, let me say that I applaud you for taking a series intended for children and writing it well enough to appeal to teens and even adults. I'm no expert, but I doubt that that's an easy thing to do.

That being said, I do have two questions, one of which is a matter that's bugging me.

1. Resources on Bara Magna are scarce. Scarce enough that the Agori have to fight over them. (The fact that it's the Glatorian who fight is irrelevant.) Why has this changed just because the villages have combined? Resources aren't going to be more common now than they were before. If anything, they're less common, since now all the resources have to be carted to the city. I'm sure that there is an explanation, and a good one, I just can't see it.

2. Just out of curiosity, is the combined city like Metru-Nui or not? That is to say, do you have Fire Agori living next door to Water Agori and Ice Agori? Or are they divided into districts? I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I don't think it has.


-All Or None


1) When did we say resources were no longer an issue? The only difference is there is no need to fight over them, because they are now being provided to one city as opposed to one village with other villages needing to make a claim on them.
2) I don't see it as being divided into districts at this point, though that may happen. But I think it is something the elders would discourage.


That wasn't quite what I meant on question 1. But it does partially clear up my confusion.

My first answer from Greg .
#9005
Hi Greg, in this quote you say Tarduk isn't in the movie.


2) There are many jungle Agori in the movie who look exactly like Tarduk. Can you confirm one of them was Tarduk?

2) No, one of them was not Tarduk


My question is, what was he doing at the time? Was Riddle of the Great Beings taking place during the Legend Reborn? Or was he just digging in the sand?

2) Were Kirbold, Kyry, the Hero Agori from My Lego Network, Crotesius, Scodonius and Kirbraz all part of the mob that appeared to seize Roxtus? I just need confirmation for BS01.

3) You also said earlier that Stronius was likely part of the Skrall mob during the movie. Since BS01 only take official confirmation from you, can you confirm that he was or not?

Thanks for reading.



1) Tarduk makes two journeys north. The second takes place during the events of the movie.
2) Yes
3) Stronius definitely participated in the battle in Roxtus at the end of the movie.

#9006
I asked which, of a selection of characters, would have the best guess as to the occurrences of next year, you answered:
2) Brutaka has a pretty good idea of what will happen if things don't change.


1a. Did Brutaka know the information Tren Krom was transferring? I ask because of how he said: "Tren Krom must do what he set out to do," and don't know if he knew exactly what that was.
b. If not, was TK's message to Mata Nui significant enough to trigger a 'change' from what Brutaka would expect?

2. I believe you said Mata Nui lost a lot of memories due to the makuta virus used against him, however according to Brutaka, the Makuta seemed to be suffuring from memory loss as well, will this be explained/can you explain it?

3. Was the message mainly about the Ignika and golden armour and additional details, or was that just a side note to something more important?

4. Could you please cover how the barraki and TSO are doing with their plan before you conclude RoS?

5. is the reason Teridax hasn't interfered with the goings on in RoS yet:
a. Tren Krom is protecting that area (which wouldn't be difficult as, unlike Teridax, it's something he has experience in)
b. he's distracted by other goings on in his body (but you'd think he'd notice)
c. he knows, but he's waiting
d. authors licence
e. a combination of these
f. something else (please state)

6. When will Mata Nui receive the message, In the comic?

7. You said the equipment was communicating to the Ignika, what was it's intended use?

8. do you read the talkbacks for the story serial news stories? if not, you should it's really valuable feedback, like your own personal focus group, I'd kill for feedback like that.

9. You said Axonn and Brutaka teleported, was that Brutaka's makuta powers or something else?

10. can you give a hint as to why it's Tahu who get's the golden armour?


1) I think Brutaka could take a pretty educated guess.
2) Simple. The Makuta never knew what Mata Nui knew. They didn't need to. The nature of their creation would spur them to do what was needed to be done.
3) No, that was the focus of the message
4) Yup
5) Makuta does not see any of these beings as threats to him. The only real wild card is Tuyet, because he is not aware she exists in his universe. Watching their puny efforts is just amusing to him.
6) He won't. It's not intended for him, it's intended for the Ignika.
7) It was intended for communications
8) Sometimes I do, yes.
9) No, that was his Makuta powers
10) Well, Tahu has always sold the best in any year he was offered as a set, so it makes sense to make him the focal point of the story.

I sent follow ups, I'll repost when I get a response.
#9007
I've stuck a few more questions together:

1. If Vezon is a "half Skakdi", and normal Skakdi have elemental powers when combined with another of their species, could Vezon use an element (i suppose it would be water, since that's Vezok's element) if he joined up with another "half Skakdi", split by the spear of fusion or a Mask posessing said power?

2. What was the plagued tribe's original name (as in Water, Jungle, Fire, etc.)

3. Is what Tarduk is looking for a failed prototype of the Red Star, or perhaps the place where they were manufactured?

4. Why was Mata Nui incapable of reading the Matoran language underneath Tajun?

5. Is Mata nui biologically a Glatorian, or a Toa?

6. What would happen to a Makuta that had its essence directly combined with energized protodermis? Would it have a special effect? (aside from becoming the "akuta" part of Takutanuva)

7. What is it about Brutaka that provokes such a radically different effect when he is in contact with antidermis?

8. Could a Toa be turned into a Makuta, or the other way around?

9. In the silver city Pocket Dimension, was Takanuva the only one capable of seeing the Spectral Mask? If possible, could you tell a bit more on the SM's subject?

10. [Removed, due to a typo.]

11. Does anything actually reside within the Zone of Darkness, like for example, the Purple and Black Entities?

12. If a makuta's essence scatter, the Makuta dies, correct? Why was this not the case with Teridax after he was crushed and "posessed" the Piraka?

13. [Useless question. I had only misunderstood something.]

14. Is one of the "... two that must make them one" energized protodermis?

15. What exactly is the significance of the Blade Burrowers' map? And is it even important?

That's all I have time for now, but I think I have more questions I cannot remember.

Thanks in advance-

Kehuri your friendly toa of Plasma~


1) Vezon has no elemental power
2) I haven't decided on their element yet
3) You'll find out in 2010
4) Dialect he did not know
5) In 2009 story, closer to a Glatorian than a Toa
6) He would be transformed or destroyed.
7) The nature of his species.
8) No
9) No info exists on it beyond what is in that book.
11) Only things that get trapped there
12) Because it takes time for the essence to be sufficiently scattered. Not that much time passed between his armor being crushed and the Piraka coming to Metru Nui
14) No. EP has nothing to do with it.
15) Yes, it is. It existed to remind Mata Nui of his mission.


Just clearing some things up.
#9008
Hi Greg, I have some questions about the film, the "The Crossing" and the last comic of this year:

TLR
1 .- The movie makes clear the reason Strakk tried to kill Ackar. Could you explain why that Strakk do this?

The Crossing
2 .- In Chapter 3 of the series Gresh, Strakk, Tarduk and Crotesius are in a tunnel created by the Great Beings, but I wasn't very clear was the location of the entrance and exit of the tunnel. Could you tell me these locations?
3 .- In Chapter 4, Gresh and Strakk recover the Malum's sword (actually the sword belong to Ackar) Why Malum stole to Ackar his sword?
3.a. - On the sword, there was something inside of the sword, that I was clear it was, but I know it has to do with tracking, could you give me more information about this object?


Comic 5
4 .- Will appear Ackar in the comic?
5 .- Teridax will call the Red Star in the comic?
6 .- About Perditus and Sahmad, perhaps they will both be fighting each other?

That's all
Bye, Greg


1) Because Strakk wanted to win, and he felt that since he was now the only Glatorian in Iconox, the village couldn't afford to ban him for cheating.
2) In the mountains.
3) 3) Because he wanted it.
3a) It was a tracker planted in it by the Skrall.

4) I think so, yes
5) No.
6) You'll find out when you read it
#9009
Spartan_Tails
6 .- About Perditus and Sahmad, perhaps they will both be fighting each other?

6) You'll find out when you read it


So it's official . I wonder if it's a rap-up for 2009 or a new one in 2010...
#9010
Wait, which is the second journey north Tarduk takes? :???:
#9011
Shadow Lion
Wait, which is the second journey north Tarduk takes? :???:



I'm pretty sure that he went back to the valley of the maze
#9012
Sent a follow up:

Greg,

Sorry, I don't think I made myself clear with my last message. I'd like to try again.

On Bara Magna, there are a number of Agori. Let's say, hypothetically, 1000, with 250 per village. I'm aware that I'm probably over-estimating these numbers. These 1000 Agori don't have enough resources, so they set the Glatorian to fight each other over them, with the result being that only 250 Agori get a given resource. (I'm disregarding the Skrall and Vorox, of course.) That implies that there aren't enough resources to properly support all 1000. Now, all 1000 Agori are living in one city, and they aren't fighting over resources anymore. I'm asking: What's changed that enables them to now properly support all 1000 Agori without having to fight each other? It just seems to me that if they had to fight each other to survive before, that wouldn't change just because they live together. Again, I'm sure that there's a good explanation, I just have no clue what it is.


You're off by a little. Think of it like this:

Village A has water, and has no interest in sharing it. Village B needs water. In order to get water from village A, Village B either has to trade for it, or, if Village A does not want to trade, challenge for it.

Now you have no separate villages, you have one population in one city, so there is no more, "I found this, you can't have it" mentality. Everyone lives together and everything has to be shared.

Or, think of it this way -- in America, there is lots of food, and we share it among our population. If someone else wants some, they have to buy it or trade for it -- and if they can't, more often than not they don't get any. But if, say, Ethiopia was transplanted and was part of the United States, then they would get to share in our food without having to trade for it or hope for charity because they would be part of our country. There wouldn't be an "us" and "them," just an "us," and resources get shared freely between "us."


Like I said. A good reason. I'm just too kind-hearted to be able to see it without it getting explained. I didn't even think of "We have it, and you can't" mentality.
#9013
1) how is your day?
2) the blue skakdi is confirmed to be Nektann, correct?
3) would you confirm that the takanuva "stars" is his 2008 form on a smaller scale?
4) what year so far has been your favorite?
5) are the "stars" going to be the only winter sets? Or will there be canisters?
6) why did you choose matoro to die?
7) will the plague tribe have any afilliation with 2010?

Thanks in advance .

1) Okay
2) Yes
3) I can't confirm that at this point
4) 2004
5) I can't discuss future set plans
6) Because Matoro's whole character was not feeling he was worthy of being a hero. He wasn't an athlete or a great scholar or a great craftsmen ... he was a translator. He never felt like he deserved to be a Toa, yet he turned out to be the greatest Toa of them all.
7) Most likely not. There are very, very few of them left alive, so they really can't play any significant role.


Not sure if any of this is new.
#9014
I had a thought about this riddle:

"The three that must be one, the two that must make them one"

Are the "three" the 3 pieces of Spherus Magna, and are the "two" the 2 Great Spirit robots?


Follow the story and find out.




It was worth a shot.
#9015
REPOST: (Put in Spoiler tags, just in case.)


Hey Greg, just one question this time.

In Gresh's Bionicle star set, his split shield blades are silver, is this just artistic liscence or is it canon?


:flaguk: Kiril :flaguk:



Far as I know, it's canon. Sets generally are.



:flaguk: Kiril :flaguk:
#9016
why has know oun said that the shakdi my be Vezok? he looks like him, has a water harpoon, and if the ignika devolved Tahu way not the Piraka?
#9017
Its been confirmed...like 40 times that it ISNT vezok ;)

-Star*
#9018
that guy from that show
why has know oun said that the shakdi my be Vezok? he looks like him, has a water harpoon, and if the ignika devolved Tahu way not the Piraka?


Yeah, I think people actually did say that he may be Vezok. But Greg shot that down.

I think the point is moot, anyway, since if I'm not mistaken, Greg just confirmed that he is Nektaan.
#9019
Some questions

Hi Mr. F
I have two questions.
1. Since Gelu becomes a Glatorian after TLR again, will Mata Nui give him ice powers to help protect the mega city? How about Perditus and fire powers?
2. Do all the Toa Nuva go to Bara Magna but only Tahu gets a set as he's now a Mata again?
THX
-G.L.


1) Has not happened in story at this point, because Mata Nui leaves the desert immediately after the events of the movie, so he has not met Gelu or Perditus.
2) Technically, everyone in the MU is on Bara Magna, since Makuta goes there and they are all inside of Makuta.

~G.L.
#9020
Wait, is that new that Mata-Nui imediatly left the desert after that? I think it might be. I could so picture that, they all dramatically pose of the cliff, and then Mata-Nui just walks off and leaves them there.

And from the sound of things not everyone will get out of Teridax when he lands on Bara-Magna, and a small resistance band will.
#9021
Hi Greg,

1. If Teridax is basically the universe when he arrives in Bara Magna will he be taking all its inhabitants with him?

Thanks
~IceToa~


Has to. It's not like he could leave the Matoran behind, his new body would stop working.


Gah I was beaten by Guardian Legend.

~IceToa~
#9022
^

I expected that...Hmmmmm, well we'll know in January I guess ?

-Star

#9023
A few months back, you said that the story plans for 2010 had drastically changed. Now that we know that the 2010 story will focus on Teridax's arrival on Bara Magna, so is there any chance you can enlighten us on what would've been the 2010 story?


Basically, Mata Nui's quest and the Valley of the Maze would have been greatly expanded, that's all.


So would the Element Lords have been in the Valley?


Actually, when the original plan was drawn up, the ELs were not slated to be in the valley, no.


Last questions, I promise:

1) Would the ELs have been sets?
2) Would they have been in the mountain near the Valley, then?


1) Don't know, we hadn't gotten into discussing summer 2010 sets at that point.
2) No


Interesting info.
#9024
Hi Greg, hope you and your wife are well. :)

Listen, I was a pretty devoted and involved fan up until the end of 2008, and ever since, I kind of lost interest and slid out, pretty much watching vaguely from a distance.

I took the pictures of the Bionicle Stars with a grain of salt, assuming they were simply promotional prototypes, and really didn't give them a second thought. But now that I've seen some canisters and finalized looking pictures, I'm rather confused.

I won't hassle you for story-line hints or tantalizing new info. I'm just a bit lost as to what this all means. Why the reuse of all these old characters, rather than new sets? And why so small? I mean, these guys look almost as small, if not smaller, than some of the Agori from this year.

Why the change in marketing? And will there also be "new" character sets, as well as the rehash of old?

I always look forward to seeing new set ideas, and seeing as all I've heard/seen about are tiny remodels of old characters, I'm a bit disapointed, but I obviously don't understand the situation enough to make a clear judgement.

Would you mind helping me out and explaining this a little bit?


I really can't discuss 2010, C. It's too early and I'm not allowed. As in any year, any announcements regarding set assortment, etc. will come at ToyFair. I can tell you that the size difference is because smaller sets sell better than larger ones do, but the size difference will not be canon in story.

Does this mean there are no plans for canister sets, or at least normal sized sets for next year? Or is the intentionally small size of the Stars sets simply supposed to catch your eyes and wallets?


Again, I really can't discuss the 2010 set line-up, I'm not allowed.
#9025
Wow....
#9026
Just a few questions, if you could.

1) What was Gelu doing during The Legend Reborn? Still his usual escort gig, to the point where he'll pretty much be doing that even after the Skrall were scattered to the four winds?

2) What about Stronius? What becomes of him now that Tuma is dead and the Skrall are disbanded? What purpose will he set to? Avenging Tuma's demise or carrying out the now dead Skrall leader's will, or both?

3) Something I've always wondered about Malum. Is there a particular reason why he killed that Glatorian in the match that got him banished? Was it purely out of brutal, savage instinct? Was the Glatorian in question one of the less savory types? Did Malum just lose control, or was he trying to make himself stronger for the purpose of going up against fiends like the Bone Hunters and the Skrall?

3a) Whichever the reason, Malum doesn't regret killing that Glatorian, does he?

4) What about Strakk? What's going to become of him?


1) Gelu was helping to fortify Iconox, and then participated in the final battle in Roxtus
2) Stronius winds up leading the first organized band of Skrall warriors, post-movie
3) He didn't kill him, he tried to kill him. And the answer to this gets revealed in BIONICLE Graphic Novel #8, published by Papercutz in 2010.
4) Strakk has been banished from the city. He will have to try and survive on his own in the desert.
#9027
The Captain
Hi Greg, hope you and your wife are well. :)

Listen, I was a pretty devoted and involved fan up until the end of 2008, and ever since, I kind of lost interest and slid out, pretty much watching vaguely from a distance.

I took the pictures of the Bionicle Stars with a grain of salt, assuming they were simply promotional prototypes, and really didn't give them a second thought. But now that I've seen some canisters and finalized looking pictures, I'm rather confused.

I won't hassle you for story-line hints or tantalizing new info. I'm just a bit lost as to what this all means. Why the reuse of all these old characters, rather than new sets? And why so small? I mean, these guys look almost as small, if not smaller, than some of the Agori from this year.

Why the change in marketing? And will there also be "new" character sets, as well as the rehash of old?

I always look forward to seeing new set ideas, and seeing as all I've heard/seen about are tiny remodels of old characters, I'm a bit disapointed, but I obviously don't understand the situation enough to make a clear judgement.

Would you mind helping me out and explaining this a little bit?


I really can't discuss 2010, C. It's too early and I'm not allowed. As in any year, any announcements regarding set assortment, etc. will come at ToyFair. I can tell you that the size difference is because smaller sets sell better than larger ones do, but the size difference will not be canon in story.

Does this mean there are no plans for canister sets, or at least normal sized sets for next year? Or is the intentionally small size of the Stars sets simply supposed to catch your eyes and wallets?


Again, I really can't discuss the 2010 set line-up, I'm not allowed.






.....Did he juat basically say that small sets sell better.......so they are selling them instead.......WOW

They better make a Mata Nui Robot, or this year set wise will FAIL

-Star*
#9028
~Starparu411~
The Captain
Hi Greg, hope you and your wife are well. :)

Listen, I was a pretty devoted and involved fan up until the end of 2008, and ever since, I kind of lost interest and slid out, pretty much watching vaguely from a distance.

I took the pictures of the Bionicle Stars with a grain of salt, assuming they were simply promotional prototypes, and really didn't give them a second thought. But now that I've seen some canisters and finalized looking pictures, I'm rather confused.

I won't hassle you for story-line hints or tantalizing new info. I'm just a bit lost as to what this all means. Why the reuse of all these old characters, rather than new sets? And why so small? I mean, these guys look almost as small, if not smaller, than some of the Agori from this year.

Why the change in marketing? And will there also be "new" character sets, as well as the rehash of old?

I always look forward to seeing new set ideas, and seeing as all I've heard/seen about are tiny remodels of old characters, I'm a bit disapointed, but I obviously don't understand the situation enough to make a clear judgement.

Would you mind helping me out and explaining this a little bit?


I really can't discuss 2010, C. It's too early and I'm not allowed. As in any year, any announcements regarding set assortment, etc. will come at ToyFair. I can tell you that the size difference is because smaller sets sell better than larger ones do, but the size difference will not be canon in story.

Does this mean there are no plans for canister sets, or at least normal sized sets for next year? Or is the intentionally small size of the Stars sets simply supposed to catch your eyes and wallets?


Again, I really can't discuss the 2010 set line-up, I'm not allowed.






.....Did he juat basically say that small sets sell better.......so they are selling them instead.......WOW

They better make a Mata Nui Robot, or this year set wise will FAIL

-Star*


There is always hope for summer. Personally, I always thought canisters sold best, since they are the main focus and all. Perhaps the first half of the story is focusing on the Stars, second half will give canister sets some spotlight.
#9029
Hi Greg, just two quick questions:

1. Are there going to be canister sets this winter?

2.Will the devolved Tahu Mata still have adaptive armour?
Thanks for your time.


1) I can't discuss future set plans.
2) Yes


Don't know is question two is new or not.
#9030
Hi Greg
1.- When will we see the second trip of Tarduk to the north?
a.- In the last comic?
b.- GN # 10?
c.- In another story?
2.- There are some friends of mine who have doubts about the equivalence of years between our universe and the BIONICLE universe (especially because a Bionicle being live much more than us). My question is: How much equals 1 year of a Bionicle in human years?
3.- On the look that has the creature Skopio in TLR, did the Great Beings are implanted there if that Glatorian or other intelligent being could tame the?
3.b. - If the answer is no, that meets that goal? Is it as an extension of the vision of Skopio?
4.- It may be possible that members of the Plagued Tribe were not one tribe?
5.- I have a question regarding the regions assigned to Antroz, Vamprah and Tridax. Since you have not decided which region they were assigned to each, would the BZP Forum make a voting to choose which region is possible for each?

Bye .


1) Most likely you won't, just the result of it. I don't see the point of doing a second story detailing him encountering the same challenges he did the first time.
2) In my head, I always see them as the same length, simply because it makes it easier for me to write and calculate. But we have never done a system of time for the Matoran. At the same time, there are animals on Earth that live much longer than the average human does, and we are in a totally alien dimension, so who is to say beings here don't live much longer than humans?
3) I don't underdstand your question
4) No
5) I believe that is already underway someplace, someone already asked me about doing it.


3) I mean that when Mata Nui up to the tail of Skopio in TLR, Mata Nui points to the Bone Hunters with a kind of sight. Perhaps the GB's implanted with these sights to Skopio in the event that the Glatorian could tame?
3.b. - If not, perhaps these sights are just artistic license, or have a function to the Skopio?
5.- I checked all the official topics of voting in the forum and I not found association with the Makuta's regions. Could make this formal vote?

New Questions:
1 .-
In the chapter 3 of "The Crossing", Fero want revenge after their defeat in Vulcanus, but from chapter 5 says that the events of The Crossing takes place before the Skrall's attack on Atero, and the Fero's defeat occurs several days later. Does the Raid on Vulcanus' history take place before "The Fall of Atero" or perhaps Fero's defeat was in an previous attack on the facts of "The Crossing"?

2.- I have a question about the golden armor: you said that the golden armor is indirectly related to the Ignika. Does Ignika is part of the armor, but the split by the Great Beings were very dangerous because if they were together?
3 .- Has the Ignika or Golden Armor are related with Mata Nui's mission?

That's all
Bye



3) Or someone else would. Perhaps they used the sight themselves to test if the launcher was working.
5) Like I said, I have already authorized someone (I think it was BS01) to do this.

1)
Fero's defeat refers to an earlier raid.

2) No, Ignika is not part of the golden armor
3) I don't see either one as being directly related.
#9031
Just a reminder, guys, make sure you post your Valley of Fear spoilers inside spoiler tags until November 12. ;)
#9032
TOA TAKUA
Just a few questions, if you could.

1) What was Gelu doing during The Legend Reborn? Still his usual escort gig, to the point where he'll pretty much be doing that even after the Skrall were scattered to the four winds?

2) What about Stronius? What becomes of him now that Tuma is dead and the Skrall are disbanded? What purpose will he set to? Avenging Tuma's demise or carrying out the now dead Skrall leader's will, or both?

3) Something I've always wondered about Malum. Is there a particular reason why he killed that Glatorian in the match that got him banished? Was it purely out of brutal, savage instinct? Was the Glatorian in question one of the less savory types? Did Malum just lose control, or was he trying to make himself stronger for the purpose of going up against fiends like the Bone Hunters and the Skrall?

3a) Whichever the reason, Malum doesn't regret killing that Glatorian, does he?

4) What about Strakk? What's going to become of him?


1) Gelu was helping to fortify Iconox, and then participated in the final battle in Roxtus
2) Stronius winds up leading the first organized band of Skrall warriors, post-movie
3) He didn't kill him, he tried to kill him. And the answer to this gets revealed in BIONICLE Graphic Novel #8, published by Papercutz in 2010.
4) Strakk has been banished from the city. He will have to try and survive on his own in the desert.




wait a sec i thought tuma wasnt dead . please help me .
#9033
Tuma isn't dead, but he might as well be.
#9034
Blaze-Wind Master
~Starparu411~
The Captain
Hi Greg, hope you and your wife are well. :)

Listen, I was a pretty devoted and involved fan up until the end of 2008, and ever since, I kind of lost interest and slid out, pretty much watching vaguely from a distance.

I took the pictures of the Bionicle Stars with a grain of salt, assuming they were simply promotional prototypes, and really didn't give them a second thought. But now that I've seen some canisters and finalized looking pictures, I'm rather confused.

I won't hassle you for story-line hints or tantalizing new info. I'm just a bit lost as to what this all means. Why the reuse of all these old characters, rather than new sets? And why so small? I mean, these guys look almost as small, if not smaller, than some of the Agori from this year.

Why the change in marketing? And will there also be "new" character sets, as well as the rehash of old?

I always look forward to seeing new set ideas, and seeing as all I've heard/seen about are tiny remodels of old characters, I'm a bit disapointed, but I obviously don't understand the situation enough to make a clear judgement.

Would you mind helping me out and explaining this a little bit?


I really can't discuss 2010, C. It's too early and I'm not allowed. As in any year, any announcements regarding set assortment, etc. will come at ToyFair. I can tell you that the size difference is because smaller sets sell better than larger ones do, but the size difference will not be canon in story.

Does this mean there are no plans for canister sets, or at least normal sized sets for next year? Or is the intentionally small size of the Stars sets simply supposed to catch your eyes and wallets?


Again, I really can't discuss the 2010 set line-up, I'm not allowed.






.....Did he juat basically say that small sets sell better.......so they are selling them instead.......WOW

They better make a Mata Nui Robot, or this year set wise will FAIL

-Star*


There is always hope for summer. Personally, I always thought canisters sold best, since they are the main focus and all. Perhaps the first half of the story is focusing on the Stars, second half will give canister sets some spotlight.


Small sets sell best? WHAT .?

I always thought it was canisters...
#9035
Blaze-Wind Master
~Starparu411~
The Captain
Hi Greg, hope you and your wife are well. :)

Listen, I was a pretty devoted and involved fan up until the end of 2008, and ever since, I kind of lost interest and slid out, pretty much watching vaguely from a distance.

I took the pictures of the Bionicle Stars with a grain of salt, assuming they were simply promotional prototypes, and really didn't give them a second thought. But now that I've seen some canisters and finalized looking pictures, I'm rather confused.

I won't hassle you for story-line hints or tantalizing new info. I'm just a bit lost as to what this all means. Why the reuse of all these old characters, rather than new sets? And why so small? I mean, these guys look almost as small, if not smaller, than some of the Agori from this year.

Why the change in marketing? And will there also be "new" character sets, as well as the rehash of old?

I always look forward to seeing new set ideas, and seeing as all I've heard/seen about are tiny remodels of old characters, I'm a bit disapointed, but I obviously don't understand the situation enough to make a clear judgement.

Would you mind helping me out and explaining this a little bit?


I really can't discuss 2010, C. It's too early and I'm not allowed. As in any year, any announcements regarding set assortment, etc. will come at ToyFair. I can tell you that the size difference is because smaller sets sell better than larger ones do, but the size difference will not be canon in story.

Does this mean there are no plans for canister sets, or at least normal sized sets for next year? Or is the intentionally small size of the Stars sets simply supposed to catch your eyes and wallets?


Again, I really can't discuss the 2010 set line-up, I'm not allowed.






.....Did he juat basically say that small sets sell better.......so they are selling them instead.......WOW

They better make a Mata Nui Robot, or this year set wise will FAIL

-Star*


There is always hope for summer. Personally, I always thought canisters sold best, since they are the main focus and all. Perhaps the first half of the story is focusing on the Stars, second half will give canister sets some spotlight.



Hopefully/...........

They also are discontinuing the Avotran design after the Stars.....So possibly......


-Star*
#9036
TOA TAKUA
Just a few questions, if you could.

1) What was Gelu doing during The Legend Reborn? Still his usual escort gig, to the point where he'll pretty much be doing that even after the Skrall were scattered to the four winds?

2) What about Stronius? What becomes of him now that Tuma is dead and the Skrall are disbanded? What purpose will he set to? Avenging Tuma's demise or carrying out the now dead Skrall leader's will, or both?

3) Something I've always wondered about Malum. Is there a particular reason why he killed that Glatorian in the match that got him banished? Was it purely out of brutal, savage instinct? Was the Glatorian in question one of the less savory types? Did Malum just lose control, or was he trying to make himself stronger for the purpose of going up against fiends like the Bone Hunters and the Skrall?

3a) Whichever the reason, Malum doesn't regret killing that Glatorian, does he?

4) What about Strakk? What's going to become of him?


1) Gelu was helping to fortify Iconox, and then participated in the final battle in Roxtus
2) Stronius winds up leading the first organized band of Skrall warriors, post-movie
3) He didn't kill him, he tried to kill him. And the answer to this gets revealed in BIONICLE Graphic Novel #8, published by Papercutz in 2010.
4) Strakk has been banished from the city. He will have to try and survive on his own in the desert.



Lookin' forwrd to that graphic novel. I've been wondering that too. @number 3
#9037
~Starparu411~
Blaze-Wind Master
~Starparu411~
The Captain
Hi Greg, hope you and your wife are well. :)

Listen, I was a pretty devoted and involved fan up until the end of 2008, and ever since, I kind of lost interest and slid out, pretty much watching vaguely from a distance.

I took the pictures of the Bionicle Stars with a grain of salt, assuming they were simply promotional prototypes, and really didn't give them a second thought. But now that I've seen some canisters and finalized looking pictures, I'm rather confused.

I won't hassle you for story-line hints or tantalizing new info. I'm just a bit lost as to what this all means. Why the reuse of all these old characters, rather than new sets? And why so small? I mean, these guys look almost as small, if not smaller, than some of the Agori from this year.

Why the change in marketing? And will there also be "new" character sets, as well as the rehash of old?

I always look forward to seeing new set ideas, and seeing as all I've heard/seen about are tiny remodels of old characters, I'm a bit disapointed, but I obviously don't understand the situation enough to make a clear judgement.

Would you mind helping me out and explaining this a little bit?


I really can't discuss 2010, C. It's too early and I'm not allowed. As in any year, any announcements regarding set assortment, etc. will come at ToyFair. I can tell you that the size difference is because smaller sets sell better than larger ones do, but the size difference will not be canon in story.

Does this mean there are no plans for canister sets, or at least normal sized sets for next year? Or is the intentionally small size of the Stars sets simply supposed to catch your eyes and wallets?


Again, I really can't discuss the 2010 set line-up, I'm not allowed.






.....Did he juat basically say that small sets sell better.......so they are selling them instead.......WOW

They better make a Mata Nui Robot, or this year set wise will FAIL

-Star*


There is always hope for summer. Personally, I always thought canisters sold best, since they are the main focus and all. Perhaps the first half of the story is focusing on the Stars, second half will give canister sets some spotlight.



Hopefully/...........

They also are discontinuing the Avotran design after the Stars.....So possibly......


-Star*



Wait. Where is the proof that the Avotoran design is getting discontinued after the Stars?
#9038
Hello Greg . How are you today? I have a few questions.

1.) Can Metus' Revenge be considered canon at all?

2.) I hear Tahu will be pretty major next year. Is this true?

3.) Does Tahu's de-transformation have something to do with the golden armor? Does the Golden armor have something to do with Mata Nui?

4.) Will Perditus or Telluris ever make an appearance?

5.)
The recent comic states that next issue, Mata Nui and Makuta will fight. Is this just for hype, or will in really happen in January?


Thanks .


1) Haven't watched it yet, so can't comment, but from what I have heard, it doesn't sound like there is any reason it wouldn't be
2) Yes
3) You'll find out in 2010
4) Telluris appears in The Crossing, the story I wrote for the Polish activity books that people have been translating on here.
5)
No, it really happens in January ... starts anyway, doesn't end in January.


I guess we could consider Metus' Revenge canon now? And it's interesting to know that Telluris will come out.

And turns out the battle of titans DOES occur next issue, but doesn't end. Pretty epic.

-GRESHIOS
#9039
Hey, I don't want to be a killjoy, but we really need to get back on topic. I'm pretty sure we have an official stars topic, continue this discussion there.
GRESHIO’S
Hello Greg . How are you today? I have a few questions.1.) Can Metus' Revenge be considered canon at all?2.) I hear Tahu will be pretty major next year. Is this true?3.) Does Tahu's de-transformation have something to do with the golden armor? Does the Golden armor have something to do with Mata Nui?4.) Will Perditus or Telluris ever make an appearance?5.)
The recent comic states that next issue, Mata Nui and Makuta will fight. Is this just for hype, or will in really happen in January?
Thanks .
1) Haven't watched it yet, so can't comment, but from what I have heard, it doesn't sound like there is any reason it wouldn't be2) Yes3) You'll find out in 20104) Telluris appears in The Crossing, the story I wrote for the Polish activity books that people have been translating on here.5)
No, it really happens in January ... starts anyway, doesn't end in January.
I guess we could consider Metus' Revenge canon now? And it's interesting to know that Telluris will come out.And turns out the battle of titans DOES occur next issue, but doesn't end. Pretty epic.-GRESHIOS
A battle of the titans would be cool in a movie
#9040
Yes, yes it would.

-GRESHIOS