Apparently, SMC made a thread for every other theme LEGO has except this one. (O.K. Maybe not every other theme.) Since I couldn't find another thread about Bionicle, I thought I'd start one. If you don't like Bionicle, why'd you click on this? :}
Lately, I've been very interested in Bionicle and constraction in general. I'm actually more impressed with the MOC aspect of Bionicle and I've bought a few sets but haven't paid full price for any set that was more than $10.
Today I went specifically to Wal Mart to buy Bionicle set #70793
Skull Basher. I saw the review of him on Jangbricks and thought he was really cool and he only cost $15 so I didn't feel that was too expensive. When I actually had the physical product in my hands, though, it just didn't seem like the set was substantial enough for the price. This is the second time I've done this. The first I had it in my head to buy #70788
Kopaka Master of Ice, but ended up buying #70734
Master Wu Dragon instead, which costs twice as much but still seemed like I was getting my money's worth.
So I'm wondering about other's thoughts on Bionicle, whether you love it or hate it. Perhaps it really is meant to be more of an action figure than a building toy, although obviously a lot of people have done extraordinary MOCs with it.