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8601 Toa Vakama
Canister Set
Set number 8601
Subtheme Toa Metru
Release date Early 2004
Pieces 48
MSRP $7.99 (US)
Ages 7+

Set 8601 Toa Vakama is a canister set released in early 2004, portraying Toa Metru Vakama.

Product Description

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Fiery leader of the Toa Metru!
Toa Metru of Fire and guardian of Ta-Metru, Vakama uses his disk launcher and Great Mask of Concealment to defeat threats to Metru Nui. His strange visions of the future lead the Toa on dangerous quests into the darkest parts of the city of legends. Includes disk launcher and Kanoka disk.

Look inside for a special Kanoka card with a BIONICLE® Instant Win game! Plus enter the card's Kanoka code on to access secret BIONICLE information.

Set Information

The Toa Vakama set was released in early 2004 as one of the six Toa Metru sets. The set consists of forty-eight pieces.

By combining pieces from Toa Vakama with 8604 Toa Onewa and 8605 Toa Matau, one can build the Kralhi. Another combiner model, Krahka, can be built using pieces from all six Toa Metru sets.

Plans were made to distribute an exclusive version of Toa Vakama at the 2004 San Diego Comic-Con with a special Comic-Con disk. Due to a production error, the Comic-Con promotion did not occur, but versions of the Toa Vakama set advertising the exclusive disk were still produced.


By turning a knob in Vakama's back, his arms will swing up and down. Vakama also carries a Kanoka Launcher, which could be used to fire Kanoka disks by squeezing its sides. The Kanoka Launcher could also be attached to Vakama's back, either for storage or to be used as a jetpack.

The lid of Toa Vakama's canister can be attached to the lid of another Toa Metru set's canister to form a Matoran Sphere.

Some copies of the set included Vakama's Toa Metru Mini Promo CD.


Vakama wears a dark red Great Huna. This set also included a transparent red Kanoka disk with black printing, featuring Vakama's mask and name.


See also