What It IsWhen it was first introduced in 2001, Bionicle transformed the boys' construction category by creating a specific narrative and collectible, buildable figures. It was, and continues to be, a phenomenon that combines rich narrative with creative toys and plenty of open-ended play. With enough detail to keep kids engaged and enough conflict to power boys' imaginations, this year the line has gone to new heights. In addition to toys, a new movie is slated for direct-to-video release on September 12, 2009. The CGI-animated film titled Bionicle: The Legend Reborn showcases a new chapter in the Bionicle story.
To accompany the new film, LEGO is launching a wide variety of action figures-both good guys and bad guys-that will bring the adventure of the movie to life and allow for instant roleplay at home.
There are six Glatorian figures for boys to collect, including Skrall, Malum, Gresh, Tarix, Strakk, and Vorox. These paid fighters battle on behalf of the Arena Magna and help out the Agori villagers. Through these figures, boys can relive the epic gladiator battles from the movie.