Chat with Greg Farshtey

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Why do you betray it? why do you vanish bionicle from the elgo history? WHY?!!!! BIONICLE saved your company,the LEGO company! If bionicle weren't there to help LEGO, LEGO won't and couldn't even make another products or making LEGOland malaysia! my question's simple, WHY, WHY IN THIS FREAKING WORLD YOU VANISHED BIONICLE?! BRING IT BACK! OR I SHALL AWAKE THE RATH AND RAGE FROM ALL BIONICLE LOVERS. THE TOAS MISSION ISN'T OVER. YET, THERE IS A NEW MAKUTA, AND THAT'S YOU! WHY WHY WHYYYY IN THIS GIANT WORLD, DO YOU VANISH BIONICLE???!!!!!!

A friend and I just came to this conclusion:

 

Velika had to somehow know before Vezon and co.'s arrival that they would be teleporting to the Insane Great Being's fortress. There would be no way for him to know this except by somehow convincing the Great Being to gather everyone together. So, this leads me to ask, was the IGB working with Velika, and if so, what was his motive for just letting Velika destroy the fortress?

evo4110 wrote:

Why do you betray it? why do you vanish bionicle from the elgo history? WHY?!!!! BIONICLE saved your company,the LEGO company! If bionicle weren't there to help LEGO, LEGO won't and couldn't even make another products or making LEGOland malaysia! my question's simple, WHY, WHY IN THIS FREAKING WORLD YOU VANISHED BIONICLE?! BRING IT BACK! OR I SHALL AWAKE THE RATH AND RAGE FROM ALL BIONICLE LOVERS. THE TOAS MISSION ISN'T OVER. YET, THERE IS A NEW MAKUTA, AND THAT'S YOU! WHY WHY WHYYYY IN THIS GIANT WORLD, DO YOU VANISH BIONICLE???!!!!!!

Evo - As I have noted before, BIONICLE sales had been slowly but steadily declining since 2002. While there was a very passionate fanbase for the story, a lot of them had aged out of buying sets, and set sales are what keeps the company going. While it is true that BIONICLE had a lot to do with keeping the company afloat early on, the fact is that there have been TV shows that saved networks, but they stll get cancelled if the ratings go down. Businesses aren't run on sentiment.

PointlessQuestions wrote:

Wow, an eighth Spherus Magna tribe? This is a breakthrough, for sure. I see you're on vacation, so I'll go easy on the questions, but here are the first two that sprang to mind.

 

1. This Earth Tribe contains both Agori and Glatorian (well, "warriors", since they weren't in the arena system), correct?

2. Were the Earth Tribe combatants in the Core War?

3. Tying into this, did the Earth Tribe ever have an Element Lord of Earth appointed to it, or were they not part of that system?

 

Also, I understand you're on vacation, but I worry the questions I asked earlier in the thread (about the events in the Skakdi fortress in Sahmad's Tale, Chapter 7) may have been overlooked. Would you mind answering them, whenever is convenient for you?

Yes, yes, and yes, and I will go back and try to find your q's later this week.

Duksh wrote:

Is a comic Comet Crisis where ninjas go to space related to Ninjago TV series?

All of the Ninjago graphic novels since the beginning have been side stories to the main story told in the TV series.

keplers wrote:

Without their armor and pre-Great Being upgrade, did Agori of different tribes appear the same?

Good question. Probably very similar.

evo4110 wrote:

Why do you betray it? why do you vanish bionicle from the elgo history? WHY?!!!! BIONICLE saved your company,the LEGO company! If bionicle weren't there to help LEGO, LEGO won't and couldn't even make another products or making LEGOland malaysia! my question's simple, WHY, WHY IN THIS FREAKING WORLD YOU VANISHED BIONICLE?! BRING IT BACK! OR I SHALL AWAKE THE RATH AND RAGE FROM ALL BIONICLE LOVERS. THE TOAS MISSION ISN'T OVER. YET, THERE IS A NEW MAKUTA, AND THAT'S YOU! WHY WHY WHYYYY IN THIS GIANT WORLD, DO YOU VANISH BIONICLE???!!!!!!

Greg didn't end it, LEGO did. So lay off him, please.

 

 

tatooineman wrote:

hello i'm back again!

i'm jusrt bought your 10 ninjago book and going to read it tonight when dose book 11 come out? if there will be one.

It's out in the fall, October, I think.

robot5749 wrote:

when are the ninjas going to wear their NEW suits that came out in 2014?

No idea. That would be to the set designers and the TV show folks, not me.

ScribeGT6817 wrote:
Macedonia wrote:Is it possible for new Matoran to be created on Spherus Magna?

At the moment, probably not - I wouldn't think the tech to do that survived the robot's collapse.

Does this mean that there was tech onboard the robot to build new Matoran?!

ScribeGT6817 wrote:
geek7534 wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
kyle7475 wrote:

Dear Mr. Farshtey:

 

 

2) And also, can you give us one example of a Kraata power that Tahu has aside from heat vision?

 

 

2) Quick healing

 

 

Can you quote more power (Like the Quick Healing) ?

 

And besides of that, I have a question about Vakama : he always had visions since his creation, or this faculty manifested itself since the Legends Of Metru Nui period ? 

 

As far as Vakama goes I think he always did.

 

As for powers, I will try to find you something next week. I am on vacation this week.

Okay thanks Wink

 

Also, with this confirmation for the Eart Tribe, I have a question concerning the prototype scenario of BIONICLE 5. The three new Glatorian in this scenario : Likus, Tera and Oris, were approved canon as being existing in the principal universe ?

keplers wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
Macedonia wrote:Is it possible for new Matoran to be created on Spherus Magna?

At the moment, probably not - I wouldn't think the tech to do that survived the robot's collapse.

Does this mean that there was tech onboard the robot to build new Matoran?!

Yes. It had been established in story that Turaga had the authority to decide if new Matoran needed to be created, based on the amount of work that needed to be done, so there had be  a way for Matoran to be created in the MU. We simply chose not to detail how that happened.

geek7534 wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
geek7534 wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
kyle7475 wrote:

Dear Mr. Farshtey:

 

 

2) And also, can you give us one example of a Kraata power that Tahu has aside from heat vision?

 

 

2) Quick healing

 

 

Can you quote more power (Like the Quick Healing) ?

 

And besides of that, I have a question about Vakama : he always had visions since his creation, or this faculty manifested itself since the Legends Of Metru Nui period ? 

 

As far as Vakama goes I think he always did.

 

As for powers, I will try to find you something next week. I am on vacation this week.

Okay thanks Wink

 

Also, with this confirmation for the Eart Tribe, I have a question concerning the prototype scenario of BIONICLE 5. The three new Glatorian in this scenario : Likus, Tera and Oris, were approved canon as being existing in the principal universe ?

Nothing from the B5 scenario was approved canon. That was a proposal that I wrote up, but it had not been approved by either the story team, LEGO or the movie studio yet. We were meeting to start discussing the shape of B5 when the announcement was made that the line had been cancelled.

 I still have two questions: 

 

1) Is there really no official pronunciation of Lewa? I've always preferred Lee-wah and Lay-wah to the common Loo-wah pronunciation, which just sounds too weird to me. 

2) Are you allowed to do acting voicework for other people's projects? Obviously you've been allowed to do interviews, but are you able to supply a voice for a character in somebody's fictional video? I could have sworn TTV asked you about this, but I may be wrong. 

 

 

CallanLoF wrote:

 I still have two questions: 

 

1) Is there really no official pronunciation of Lewa? I've always preferred Lee-wah and Lay-wah to the common Loo-wah pronunciation, which just sounds too weird to me. 

2) Are you allowed to do acting voicework for other people's projects? Obviously you've been allowed to do interviews, but are you able to supply a voice for a character in somebody's fictional video? I could have sworn TTV asked you about this, but I may be wrong. 

 

 

1) Pretty much everyone on the story team pronounced it a different way, so no, I would say there is not an official pronunciation that I know of.

 

2) Yes, TTV did ask me and I ended up turning them down. Besides, I am not an actor, I don't think I would add anything to something like this.