I saw the art work for The canisters made by other artists but very little stuff about how they look on the inside.
Having an idea I took some time to draw a sketch... Colour is just detrimental to my effency.
You see how it will look to the outside observer when the Toa aproaches. And it opens with a mini figure fit space on the inside.
It is important to note that this only happens when a Chosen Toa of said element approaches.
Will have an Inside weiw of the Pod and of the Toa being Repaired/ upgraded.
I have an idea that the Pods are key to make Matorans into Toa.
(Not nessesarily making them Key to upgrading toas)
Show the Toa has an interface while being inside the Pod having information feed to them like an interface. Weiwing upgrades and weapons....
Along with a Mini AI like figure that much like Halo series AI's assist the Toa as long as they are in the pod and repersent the spirits of the Elements.
(Does not need to be sentient) Just would find it Amusing to see Eljay voice a tiny Lewa hologram.
Throw that man a Miru.
The pods have not been used for a very long time having a Character matoran act as their mecanics and tech wiz would be a nice addition to the Cast.
Also Exlaining why they only unlock part of the pods potential and does not skip all the way to Toa Nuva master overclass ELEMENTAL NINJAS... Okay not ninjas... but you get the idea?
Besides that... maybe Makuta could have tried to hide / destroy the pods so that they do not function very well at all in the beginning. and explains why the Toa has no armor year 1.
And that they manage to restore parts of them till year two.
Besides that: we need a Little jonny- like Matoran that always gets hurt when he appears...
Think like Takua G1 but never meant for Great things...
Either that or have Lil joh-natorian to be unmaksed to be Makuta...
But that is unserious... (WE NEED LITTLE JOHNNY TO BE HIT BY A FALLING TOA CANISTER).
Sometimes I think Colour is detrimental to my style... I simply do not have enough time...