Well certain sanctums (toxic or otherwise) have been dead for a while now
Nope. And again, here's why.
LEGO has never been entitled to giving us anything. We are not owed diddly squat by being true believers and rushing to stores to buy the latest set that utilizes an old Bionicle piece, hoping to catch some glimpse of a possible third return of Bionicle or perhaps even some kind of blatantly over-obvious fan service to worship.
LEGO is also not purposefully attempting to tick off so volatile a portion of their fanbase by purposefully disrespecting Bionicle. If anyone's disrespecting Bionicle here, it's the fans. Don't believe me? read this topic.
And LEGO is most certainly not going to make a new Bionicle 3 years after the last one bombed. So if you, non-specific Bionicle fan that I'm talking to, are only whining in the hopes that this will somehow bring Bionicle back - as if LEGO executives would even bother mulling over this topic as opposed to doing something more enjoyable, like getting a tooth pulled or having their foot run over by a cement truck - dump your hopes and dreams overboard right now. LEGO knows we want Bionicle back, they know and they know and they know and they know and they know. You don't need to inform them.
Will Bionicle, in some form, return? Yes. Oh, I'm not guessing, I know it will. There's no way it can't. But it won't for now. My condolences, I guess? Really, my condolences to the mods that this topic even somehow got this far along, even though this is only my third post.
I asm confused about the point of this topic anymore. Every point you have made, every defense to your argument you have brought, has all been logically shot down by pretty much everybody. In fact I don't see anyone agreeing with you. The only actual debate in this topic has been - as you stated - off-topic.
So as one hopefully final message to the discussion, allow me to quote most everyone with a good ending statement.
Why did I go to all the trouble to quote multiple different people (including myself) just to reiterate an ending point? So that you and everyone who skirts down to the bottom of the topic can read or reread those posts, as they are all excellent at conveying that the statement made as the discussion point for this topic simply isn't true.
So I'm curious if this is actually the end of the topic - did we discuss your point? has it been discussed? or have you been saving an argument which will blow all our minds? If you have been I would genuinely like to see it and talk about it; I've been craving real discussion in this topic
I guess there has been one good point to this topic, besides being more definitive proof that topics like this only invite stale, one-sided skirmishes. Bionicle fans really do care. Not simply the ones that cling to being toxic, unlikable human beings who exist online only to harass and bully(which there are still so many of). It's thanks to the individual people who genuinely care about Bionicle and want to uphold its legacy and story any way possible. It's why so many fan projects exist, to do a whole number of things - bring Bionicle back, write G3, continue G1, or even swing sets in front of a camera like a child to pluck at a few simple heartstrings which makes me realize how easy Bionicle fans are to emotionally manipulate. It's not a matter of whether or not LEGO is respecting Bionicle, but if you are.
And the legend only dies when you let it.