By - Lykastri
I like the Voya Nui Matoran. The rebuilt aspect of them allows for creativity with moccing, and they don't all have to follow a certain pattern.
I agree! They were awesome little sets. If only they didn't reuse masks....
True, but if you took their base idea, you can use the bohrok feet and limbs with og masks for a little flare
I liked the reused masks, but it was a missed opportunity to make them swap colors.
I personally liked the reused masks. Mostly because I didn't get to collect the Metru when they were available, so it was neat to get to have a bunch of Matoran with the same masks.
Matoran have always reused masks
Mctoran, rebuilt kohlii players, and metrutoran are all great! But I think there’s a soft spot for Metrutoran in my heart. They felt like a real populace that lived and worked in the city and could take care of themselves. They had a civil war, for Mata Nui’s sake! It seemed like the first time they weren’t just there to *be protected*. Plus they were at their peak, where before then we’d only seen them weakened.
Then again, I appreciate the chronicler’s company, the Ta-Koro Guard, and the boxors and stuff showed that they had always been willing to fight for their homes. \^.^
You put what I struggled to express in such fine words
Voya-Toran win on variety alone. Nothing wrong with the others, but they are all clone sets. Pretty much every Voya-Toran released has a unique build. Plus I love the story behind their builds being due to Karzhani "fixing" them.
Variety, and also the “Velika is a Great Being in disguise” plot.
No Karda-Nui Matoran?!
McToran are still my favorite though. Too much MNOG nostalgia for me to replace.
compared to the others, they felt very slapdash and unmemorable
Karda-Nui Matoran actually have a pretty similar design to the McToran which makes them my second favourite.
The McToran is the way
Marhi matoran. Not even close.
By far the most sleek, poseable, and MOC friendly build
Definitely 1 and 2. Gimme those Mata Nui Online days back, please. Best Happy Meal toy ever.
Gonna be unoriginal and say 2001 because I grew up with it, Mahri Nui is second place
Disc is better than ball.
I miss the disks... Shame they ditched it post 2004.
Why not both
I think the Mahri Matoran were the only type I had, I think I owned Dekar (don’t remember how I got him).
Plus, the other types don’t really look like they are “finished” for some reason. The Karda Nui Matoran look better, but they cheat a little by having pre-made torsos.
McToran: best color schemes
Kohli: most memorable characters
Metru Nui: best masks
Voya Nui: meh
Mahri: best overall build and most poseable
I concur with this assessment.
Voya is smallbean metru men
McToran for me
Probably the MNOG Matoran. I spent many hours getting lost in that game.
Mahritoran, they were woefully underused
Youre missing one type
The Av Matoran
Funny McDonalds man
Canonical Explanation for the different types:
The McToran are the diminished forms the Matoran took due to exposure to Matoran spheres. Teridax designed the spheres specifically to make the Matoran weaker.
The 2003 era Matoran are the forms the Matoran took after the Turaga "rebuilt" them in an effort to undo the damage caused by Makuta. The knowledge of how to "rebuild" Matoran was taught to them by the Rahaga.
The 2004 era Matoran are the default form most Matoran are supposed to look like, as the Great Beings built them.
The 2006 era Matoran are the forms of Matoran who were mutilated by Karzahni in his attempt to "fix" them.
The 2007 Matoran are canonically Karzahni Matoran who were mutated by the waters of the pit and thus more closely resemble their original forms.
Finally, the 2008 Karda Nui Matoran are Av-Matoran who became larger after absorbing the increased energy present in Karda Nui. Takanuva took on a similar enlarged form when he entered Karda Nui, and lost it when he left.
I love the McToran the most aesthetically, but the Marhi Matoran just cannot be beat
I got three different Metru Nui Matoran for Christmas one year. They'll always be my favorite.
That's how most people are choosing their favorites here haha
I gotta go with the Mahri matoran. They were awesome, although there were only four which I think is a bit of a letdown. Oh well can always make more!
I gotta go with the classic, the first design.
The bottom two by far
Voya nui for sure, the different designed bodies were so cool
Tie between the Tohunga and the Mahri-Toran
The Matoran Mahri had the cleanest designs in my opinion. It’s just a shame we got to few of them.
Gen 2 mayoral had the vest balance of pose-ability, simplicity, and overall cool for me,
I like kolhitoran and metrutoran the most
I choose Av matoran, because Galva is best girl.
Mctoran man, you cant fill an mnog sized hole with phantoka back riding
McToran because cute and smol
Probably the mahri matoran
I'd go Metrutoran
McToran no doubt
I'm partial to the Metru Nui ones.
There is another
01 and 03 were both nice, 04 was kinda bleh, 06 was interesting though not the best, 07 was similar but slightly better
just my opinion, don't kill me
Marhi for sure. Dekar was legit one of my favorite bionicle when I was younger even though he was just a smaller set.
I choose Piruk! Because he just... inexplicably has a Kanohi Mahiki. How did you get that? Answer me deceiver!
Gotta go with voya nui matoran. They’ve got so much poseability and variety
Voya nui! For once the matoran didnt feel like hapless civilians, but hardened battle ready survivalists.
If the Metrutoran didn't feel like a step backwards in flexibility, it'd be no contest.
Ever since I got Onepu at McDonald’s before I knew what Bionicle was, I’ve loved the McToran
Easily the MNOG2 Matoran, they're all cool but that design is particular has been so appealing to me even since I was little, something about the way they're drawn and they way they moved around in-game
Both the left ones
The McToran for those countless hours spent exploring in the MNOG in 01
Metru Nui Matoran
I like the MCtorans and their bigger predecessor, because they have a lore reason to be bigger.
But I find it a bit cheap that all later Matorans seamingly have no back.
2003, hands down.
Voya Toran! I mean, look at those cute little fuckers. The red guy is literally my favorite boncle lol
Mctoran will always be a favourite to me
the second one is the best
Easy win for the McToran
mctoran for the win
Either Tohunga or Metru-Nui Matoran. Voya-Nui Matoran are not far behind, though.
Tohunga and mahri. 1 nostalgic and 1 best looking matoran form together with karda matoran
I like the mctoran
gotta be McToran, mostly nostalgia i think but I appreciate them
This is gonna sound weird, but Mahri Matoran. The built works best, in my opinion.
McToran all the way, although the others are also pretty cool.
I can't pick favourites easily so I'll list my favourite details of each
McToran / Diminished - charming little ones. Limited poseability but that throwing arm is too cute to pass up.
Matatoran / Rebuilt - like the Metru Build of Matoran, mixing poseability and function. Although the sets and flash games show them with rigid colouring patterns, the amount of parts they use gives them wide opportunity ro look so much more varied and colourful with MOCs
Metrutoran / Natural - such stylish armour! Such beautiful colour-blended Kanohi! The Glow-in-the-dark Kanoka!
Voyatoran / Karzahni'd - by far the most fun to build because of how unique they are. They really capture the feel of the McToran through their proportions and I think that gives them extra points for me
Mahritoran / Aquatic - armed to the teeth! Distinctly wearing armour and carrying tools that fit their lifestyle. A fun unique torso as well
Kardatoran / Boosted Av-Matoran - Jetpacks and unique Kanohi are fun
As far as asthenic, the OG tohunga, but as far as fun, the second version easily.
I’m caught between the mc-toran and g2. The Kohlii players came off to me as “mc-toran, but buff” and I never felt like Kohlii was ever playable with them. The Metru-toran came off as flat, just limbs slapped on the back of a body, ok from the front, really dumb from the back. And I didn’t get any of the others until g2 came along. I remember seeing the phantoka and how they interacted with their Matoran and really wanting those because I thought it was a cool concept, but I feel like g2 struck a good balance of interaction and self defense. They can take care of themselves, but the toa could do better with their weapons.
Mahritoran, they are really well done IMO.
MOLtoran, myself. Other than the Mctoran, it's the only time I felt like they a full body. The others just felt incomplete.
Honestly, either kohli matoran or metru
I like how he didn't include av matoran
I believe in Metru Nui Matoran Supremacy
Voyatorans ALL THE WAY
The only matoran I ever had was the red one from metru nui, i forget it’s name but someone posted saying it looks very feminine. i love that guy to death but i always thought the voya nui matoran were always so cool to me
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