We've been having an ongoing discussion ever since last weeks TTV Podcast episode in regards to the height of our Matoran characters.
In our canon, the Toa are Matoran individuals who have been selected to wield power gifted to them by the Elemental Gods, changing them into Toa. Now, this concept is nothing new to Bionicle, G1 Toa were also evolved matoran granted enhanced powers and abilities.
The question arises, however, for a system based Bionicle line, should the Matoran be shorter than the Toa? And if so how should we go about that size difference.
For the purpose of this poll I want you to really think hard about what you value most in terms of adapting Bionicle into a system theme.
In many instances, reducing the height of the Matoran will either limit the pose-ability of the Matoran figures, or force the figure to utilize a roundabout method to achieve the same effect, taking away from the stature or simplicity of the default Lego minfigure.
Likewise, to make the Matoran match the Toa in height will take away from the clear visual distinction between the two types of beings and their power-sets. In this instance, the Toa can feel less powerful or unique, and marks a great departure from how Toa have been depicted in the past generations.
- The Matoran and Toa should have the same height
- The Matoran should be shorter than the Toa
Votes are public.
This is a poll, not a vote. This topic is meant to open up a conversation about a hypothetical change that could happen if Bionicle were translated into a system theme. We're only interested in opinions and your reasoning behind them. Whichever option is most popular will not necessarily become canon in our G3.