The prototype Piraka models were some of the few instances when I wanted them over the finalized product. The prototype Makuta in 2008 were also cool in my book.
Oh, I remember this image! It's on the cover of the 2nd Bionicle Legends book.
I always liked the slight changes from the final models. Subtle, but something people notice. Reidak's third eye sticks out to me the most.
Actually, this poster wasn't unused; it was the front cover for a BIONICLE chapter book in 2006.
Yes, you are totally right. It was used on a Scholastic book later on but when I write "unused" I mean that it was not used directly in the campaign. It worked as a pitch of ideas for how the Piraka look should be and as you may remember it ended up in a more "edgy" direction with name tags and street look.
The book Dark Destiny is one of my favourites mostly because this was on the front cover :)
Yo yo, PIRAKA! :p
Piraka teaser mixed media poster from 2005 using early concept models. ... ebioniclepiraka.blogspot.com