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8740 Toa Hordika Matau
Canister Set
Set number 8740
Subtheme Toa Hordika
Release date Early-2005
Pieces 48
MSRP $8.99 (US)
Ages 7+

Set 8740 Toa Hordika Matau is a canister set released in early 2005, portraying the Toa Hordika Matau.

Product Description

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Raging cyclone unleashed!
The six Toa Metru returned to the city of Metru Nui, intending to save the sleeping Matoran and bring them to their new home. Ambushed by Visorak spiders, the Toa Metru are mutated into Hordika ... half Toa, half beast! Can they overcome their new enemies and their own bestial natures in time to rescue the Matoran?

Half Toa, half monster, Matau must decide between saving the Matoran and saving himself. His fang blades can slice through webs and cables, as well as charge up his Rhotuka wind spinner.

*New feature! Pull the ripcord to send the Rhotuka spinner flying!
*Includes instructions to build a Rahi rock raptor with #8739 and #8740!

Set Info

The Toa Hordika Matau set was released as one of six Toa Hordika sets in early 2005, and contains forty-eight pieces.

By combining parts of Toa Hordika Matau with 8736 Toa Hordika Vakama and 8738 Toa Hordika Whenua, one can create the Protocairn; Matau and 8739 Toa Hordika Onewa can also be combined to create the Rock Raptor.


A Rhotuka spinner can be launched from Matau's back by using a ripcord included with the set.

Matau's right forearm can be moved up and down by turning a gear near his shoulder.


Matau wears a dark green mutated Great Kanohi Mahiki. The set also includes two silver Rhotuka spinners, one of which is marked with a Kanoka Code.


See also