People misspelling Bionicle

We’ve got a topic for people building Bionicle sets incorrectly. We’ve got a topic for people posing Bionicle sets weirdly. So how about a topic for people misspelling Bionicle?
This can be the name “Bionicle” itself, characters, locations, just any Bionicle-specific words. I’ll start.

Gathered friends, listen to our legend of the bernickel:

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There was a FB listing for “Cahook & Gahook” that I had been eyeballing for a while. After it sold, a new listing one state south popped up, selling Gahook alone

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Doesn’t look like a bootleg set to me.
This is an official bionlcie set.

Funny how they just spell protector horribly wrong rather than replacing the word entirely

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Throughout my time on eBay I’ve come across

  • Bionical
  • Bioncle
  • Bionacle
  • Bonicle
  • Bionclie
  • Bionic Leg (presumably an autocorrect error)
  • Bionics

Also Metru Nui as “Metro Nut”

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Well, here’s a bunch. Most found on a local version of eBay (Kleinanzeigen).

Who’s your favorite inhabitant of Metru Nuf? I like Zaoakh the most!

screw that, eisblau is my new favorite bionicle

Yo yo, Pirana

This one’s painful (title and description of the same listing):

And would you look at that, we’re back on Metru Nut. I also like how the guy mentioned that it’s “Lego Style”… Whatever that means.

@Wekua that’s a surprisingly common mistake. Googling for Cahook and Gahook brings up quite a lot of results.

But looking at the instructions, I can kinda see why. The D and O do look relatively similar.

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Until a few years ago, I thought that that was the correct spelling. The font needs some way to tell the “d” and “o” apart at a distance.

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Yeah I came to the same conclusion. I’m sure half these folks are just hurriedly listing more inventory for their store, why would they assume the font is goofy, right? I’ll bet that’s why ‘Tarouk’ and ‘Zaoahk’ happened as well.

I’m struggling to identify this one lol

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“Eisblau” is just the german word for “ice blue”, I don’t think it’s supposed to be a name. They did have Kohrak Kal on the photos, but with his canister (featuring the name on it) so I have no idea why they didn’t just list that name, like they did with all the others.

And yeah, that’s certainly how Tarouk and Zaoakh happened. I’ve also twice seen a “Toa Matali”, which comes from the same problem: the U is designed in a way that it could be a LI on first glance.

And back on topic, this thing from reddit

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That would be a good name for a custom character, tbh.

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Boxer… Boraks… Bionicles… ouch

(from an Australian 2002 toy catalog)

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Who could forget the time when Hero Factory, the Boinicle sequel, introduced a line all about attacking Brian?

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Toa Brian was my favorite character, don’t understand why Matoro got all the attention

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I don’t understand how you see the word bionicle in front of you 20 times and still manage to choose the wrong way to spell it.

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They’re a member of the American public, of course they’ll get it wrong.

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Don’t know if this is actually a misspelling, since I have no idea what it could mean. What are the Mas?

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Perhaps they meant to say “masks”, and were referring to the krana (“tiny masks”).

I can’t imagine what “pods” they’re referring to, though. The Bohrok? Maybe the “Mas” are the Bohrok, and they come in canisters? It would line up chronologically, since the Bohrok (and Bohrok Va) were released before the Toa Nuva and larger sets.

A third possibility is that “Mas” is a misspelling (and mispluralization) of “Va”.

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