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Set #7116 Tahu (Bionicle Stars)

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« on: January 01, 2010, 01:51:55 pm »

Set #7116 Tahu
Canister Art:
The canister is smaller than previous years' canisters by a fair amount, but that is because of the piece count, 19 in this case. The picture on the can is still pretty cool, picturing Tahu wielding a fire sword. In the bottom right corner there is a place where it advertises the collectability of the golden pieces that you get, and in this case shows a golden Hau(golden mask) that comes with the set.
The back of the canister is taken up of a picture of Tahu wearing all of the golden pieces that come with the six stars, and which stars come with which pieces.

Building:
Only slightly harder than the Agori of yesteryear and the av-matoran of 2008. With 18 pieces I was surprised it got an instruction booklet. Really, I didn't buy this set for the building experience.

Pieces:
Although the set comes with only 19 pieces, most of them are new or recoulers. It is a very good set in this category.
New Pieces:
-Mata Red Hau
-Golden Hau
-2 Red Armour
-Orange Armour
-2 Red Feet
Recoloured Pieces:
-Av-Toran Body in Mata Red
-Legs in Orange (2)
-Arms in Orange (2)
-Ackar Flame sword

Playability:
The set has 9 points of articulation for many minutes to hours of fun. I like this set a lot, even if the arms are restricted to be bent at an angle for ever. Even a small set like this is cool and fun to play with.

Final Thoughts:
Pros:
-Lots of recoulers and new pieces
-Two masks(one of which is gold)
-The small av-toran design has been improved
-Collectable feature with the stars

Cons:
-Price that I paid was a lot more than I would have liked to pay
-Limited posability
-Av-toran head makes him seem slightly hunched over.

Overall I would recommend this set, but really only because it is one of the last 6 Bio sets for the near future, and it is Tahu(very obviously this time).Look out for a Gresh and TK review soon.
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