So, a good portion of Bionicle fans are probably somewhat familiar with Transformers as well. But one question that has been quite a lot in mind recently is why didn’t Bionicle tap into the same market as Transformers? Strange as it may seem, it seems like Bionicle kind of created a niche of its own instead of tapping into an existing one.
The similarities between Bionicle and Transformers are too much to ignore, yet I barely ever seem the being discussed around the community. I remember back in 2010 when I got my first Bionicle sets, a guy who was visiting our family saw our sets and asked “Cool Transformers, what do they transform into?” Or something like that. I am honestly not surprised that someone who is unfamiliar with Bionicle might mistake them for some sort of Transformers.
I am also quite surprised LEGO has never attempted any sort of “Bioformers” of any kind at any point, and it had to be the fans to came up with MOCs of that type. I mean, let’s be real… Transformers that you can actually build, take apart, rebuild, and transform sounds like an incredibly versitle idea for a Toyline… yet LEGO never expressed any sort of interest in that at any point.
Which is quite strange, considering LEGO does have somewhat of a reputation for being trend followers instead of trend setters. I mean, let’s be real, Dimensions and Brickheadz were pretty much just their version of Skylanders and Funko Pops.
I don’t know, this topic just really fascinates me, and I am really curious what you guys have to say about it.