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2015 was the first year of second-generation BIONICLE sets and the eleventh year of sets overall.

History

The "Power Up" feature

Five years after its cancellation, BIONICLE was announced to be returning at the 2014 New York Comic-Con. The new wave, released at the beginning of the year 2015, followed a similar structure to previous pre-cancellation BIONICLE waves, though it also took some influence from the Hero Factory line. A specially colored mask was also distributed at the New York Comic-Con, called the "Transparent Tahu Mask" (the mask would later be officially identified as the Mask of Fire).

Though the new generation of BIONICLE is set in an entirely new continuity, the six Toa characters were designed and named after the original Toa Mata. Three of the Toa were of medium size, and three were large. One medium-sized set also depicted the primary villain of the wave, the Lord of Skull Spiders. Every Toa came with a golden version of their respective masks, as well as a Skull Spider; the Lord of Skull Spiders did not include a Skull Spider, but the Golden Mask of Skull Spiders. Six small sets, the Protectors, were released.

The summer wave, first revealed at the London Toy Fair in 2015, debuted the Skull villains, utilizing the same motif as the villains of the winter wave. Each villain, most of the medium-sized variety, comes with a skull-themed mask, and the wave also contains recolored versions of several of the Toa masks. The largest set, Mask Maker vs. Skull Grinder, contains a Protector-sized figure fighting against one of the Skull villains over the Mask of Creation, the first thing revealed of the new wave.

A promotional BIONICLE "Hero Pack", made available as a free gift-with-purchase, was released in March (February in several regions) and contained a Skull Spider, sticker sheet, booklets, and a unique transparent-orange Mask of Fire.

Featured Elements

The BIONICLE reboot used pieces from the Creature Character Building System (CCBS), a ball-and-socket modular building system developed for BIONICLE's original successor, Hero Factory. Each Toa utilized gear features, as well as dual-function weapons and a new mask type that could be knocked off with a trigger. Many of these features were intended to echo designs used at the beginning of BIONICLE's first generation.

Each Protector bore a six-shot Elemental Blaster, and were advertised to help "power up" their respective Toa allies. All six came with small Skull Spiders, antagonists that could be attached to the Protector's faces like their masks.

Collectibles, after being absent from BIONICLE for many years, made their return in 2015. Though there were no randomized packs, each character included at least one mask, and unique variants of masks were made available through special events such as San Diego Comic-Con.

Small


2015 Small Sets
Protector of Jungle.jpg Protector of Stone.jpg Protector of Water.jpg Protector of Earth.jpg Protector of Ice.jpg Protector of Fire.jpg
Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number
Protector of Jungle 70 70778 Protector of Stone 73 70779 Protector of Water 71 70780 Protector of Earth 66 70781 Protector of Ice 68 70782 Protector of Fire 69 70783

Medium


2015 Medium Sets (Winter)
70784 Lewa Master of Jungle Art.jpg 70785 Pohatu Master of Stone Art.jpg 70786 Gali Master of Water Art.jpg Lord of Skull Spiders.jpg
Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number
Lewa - Master of Jungle 85 70784 Pohatu - Master of Stone 66 70785 Gali -
Master of Water
87 70786 Lord of Skull Spiders 145 70790


2015 Medium Sets (Summer)
Skull Warrior CGI.jpeg Skull Slicer CGI.jpeg Skull Basher CGI.jpeg Skull Scorpio CGI.jpeg
Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number
Skull Warrior 102 70791 Skull Slicer 71 70792 Skull Basher 72 70793 Skull Scorpio 107 70794

Large


2015 Large Sets (Winter)
70787 Tahu Master of Fire Art.jpg 70788 Kopaka Master of Ice Art.jpg 70789 Onua Master of Earth Art.jpg
Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number
Tahu - Master of Fire 89 70787 Kopaka - Master of Ice 97 70788 Onua - Master of Earth 108 70789


2015 Large Sets (Summer)
70795 Mask Maker vs Skull Grinder Art.jpg
Name Pieces Set Number
Mask Maker vs. Skull Grinder 171 70795

Promotional


2015 Promotional Sets
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Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number
Hero Pack 9 5002941 Villain Pack 15 5002942

Collections


2015 Small Sets
Protector of Fire.jpg
70787 Tahu Master of Fire Art.jpg
Protector of Ice.jpg
70788 Kopaka Master of Ice Art.jpg
Protector of Jungle.jpg
70784 Lewa Master of Jungle Art.jpg
Protector of Stone.jpg
70785 Pohatu Master of Stone Art.jpg
Protector of Earth.jpg
70789 Onua Master of Earth Art.jpg
Protector of Water.jpg
70786 Gali Master of Water Art.jpg
Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number Name Pieces Set Number
Protector of Fire - Power Up 5004459 Protector of Ice - Power Up 5004462 Protector of Jungle - Power Up 5004463 Protector of Stone - Power Up 5004465 Protector of Earth - Power Up 5004466 Protector of Water - Power Up 5004467

See also