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Do not fill this in! === Flashbacks and a redesign: 2004 - 2005 === [[File:1798.jpg|thumb|250px|right|[[8601 Toa Vakama]] sports a disk launcher and a new way to build Toa]] As the setting moves from the tropical island of Mata Nui to the sprawling city of Metru Nui in the past, the sets received a revamp. This year's Toa, the [[Toa Metru]], implemented not only the concept of bendable knees from the Rahkshi, but also elbows. They also received thinner torsos than the Toa Nuva had with more discreet armour. The torso still held a gear system which could be used to swing the Toas' arms. This meant that their shoulders could only move back and forth and in relation with each other. Previous Toa sets had a limited range of motion in the arm, even though they could be swung. Though the Toa of Ice and the Toa of Earth retained their respective white and black colouring, the Toa of Stone had [[brown]] and the other three Toa Metru had darker colouring. All six were monochromatic, aside from structural parts which were [[Dark Stone Grey|dark stone grey]], and nearly identical except for eye colour, mask, weapon, subtle build variations such as a longer neck, and the aforementioned colour schemes. The Toa's masks were new in design, featuring an axle and a return from the Nuvas' organic look. A new head was also moulded to accommodate neck articulation, and a new eye piece to fit into it. Despite the Toa Metru being younger versions of the Turaga, their eye colours are mostly inconsistent with the sets from 2001. All six Toa also feature new weapons which, like the Toa Nuva, could be refitted for a second purpose. For example, a pair of spiked clubs could become snowshoes or shovels could be combined to make a drill. [[File:8609.jpg|thumb|left|150px|[[8609 Tehutti]], one of the Matoran from Metru Nui]] The Matoran also received an update with a taller form. They were all built around a new body plate piece in the colour of their respective Toa and had grey appendages. They reuse the Bohroks' feet, though in mostly new colours, and also the older head design. These Matoran also have the Turagas' masks, but with silver moulded onto their foreheads. Each Matoran carried a Kanoka Disk launcher (the same shape of disk previously used on the first wave of Matoran and with Slizer/Throwbot). The disks would glow in the dark and were printed with the symbol of each Matoran's city district. A silver disk launcher was also included. 2004's collectable was [[8613 Kanoka Disk Launcher Pack]] which included a disk launcher in a different colour, two [[Part:43093|crossaxles]], and two new disks. The Toa Metru were pitted against the similarly sized Vahki, robots with disk launching mandibles, two staffs, and wide stances. The Vahki are the same colours as the Toa, but feature grey more prominently and have a striking splash of colour on their elongated heads. The Vahki did not have bendable elbows, but they did have gear functions to swing their upper body, similar to the Matoran of yesteryear. Later runs of the Vahki included the Kanoka Disk of Time and the golden Kanohi Mask of Time. 2004's Titans featured a new Turaga, Dume, with a build similar to the Matoran of the same year. [], the set which included Dume, was one of two sets that introduced new Rahi creatures for the year, also sporting his spying hawk, Nivawk. The other was [[8811 Toa Lhikan and Kikanalo]]. Lhikan used the same build as the Toa Metru, but his colourscheme was diversified by golden mask, feet, and armour, while his hands and hips are also black. The other two Titans for the year were two members of the Dark Hunters; the spindly [[8622 Nidhiki|Nidhiki]] with spider-like legs and huge claws and his partner, [[8623 Krekka|Krekka]], a bulky being clad in [[earth blue]] and white. Similar to Takutanuva, a combiner set using pieces from 8621, 8622, and 8623 was released in [[10202 Ultimate Dume]]. The set was not actually the same character as Dume, but the name was given to retailers to hide the figure's true identity as Makuta Teridax. The combiner set also included another exclusive version of Makuta's mask, this time as it appeared in ''[[BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui]]''. [[File:Roodaka.png|thumb|250px|left|[[8761 Roodaka]], the only humanoid female in the BIONICLE Titans range]] A limited edition tub that included 702 parts for only 20 USD was released at Toys R Us as [[8711 Master Accessory Kit]]. 2005 transformed the Toa Metru into the beastly Toa Hordika. The Hordika are all hunched over with a silver Rhotuka Spinner poised on their back which could be flown upwards. Their colourschemes are less monochromatic because some of their armour is now silver and they all include two-toned weapons. The disk functions are removed from their torsos and moved to their arms. Turning the sprocket on their shoulder will cause their arm to move upward. This did not come at the cost of elbow articulation, though they could only move up and down, but it did return a range of motion in their shoulder and actually increase it from previous Toa. All six Toa Hordika included precisely 48 pieces. The similarly sized enemies for the year were the four-legged spider-like [[Visorak]] which, again, all included 48 pieces, except for [[8744 Oohnorak]] which had 47. The Visorak each have unique mandibles and heads, but other than the usual colour deviations, they are only differentiated by small nuances like the piece used for their forelegs. Each one has a Rhotuka on its back. The Visorak also bring back a two-toned colour scheme by using accent colours on their legs. The small sets for the year were not Matoran, but the mutated Rahaga. Tiny Rahkshi headed characters who are bent over with a Rhotuka on their back. Each carried a staff, had orange eyes, and a colour corresponding to a Toa Hordika. This brought about Rahkshi heads in four new shades for collectors. [[File:8757box.jpg|thumb|right|150px|[[8757 Visorak Battle Ram]]]] Titan sets for the year were all tall, bipedal characters. There were only three, those being [[8755 Keetongu]], [[8756 Sidorak]], and [[8761 Roodaka]]. Special sets featuring two of the Toa Hahaga, the Rahagas' previous and conventionally heroic forms. Though they used the Metru style build, they did not adhere to the uniform look of the Toa Metru and reused other armour, leg, and arm parts plus metallic armour, staffs, and unique Rhotuka launching shields to make them unique. Additionally, [[8762 Toa Iruini]] introduced a new mask piece, though [[8763 Toa Norik]] reused Dume's in a new colour. Originally, these sets were going to be Nidhiki and Dume's forms as Toa, but they were changed to the Rahagas' for whatever reason. 2005 was also the year BIONICLE Playsets were introduced. The sets featured mini, nonposeable versions of the Toa Hordika and Visorak plus of a blend of BIONICLE and System pieces. Each set included a full team of six Toa and at least all of the Visorak. The collectable for the year was the Rhotuka. Five randomly coloured Rhotuka could be found in [[8748 Rhotuka Spinners]]. Several more jars filled with BIONICLE parts were also released through the year, though there was nothing as extraneous as 702 elements for $20. Summary: Please note that all contributions to Brickipedia are considered to be released under the a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. 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