About damn time. After five years of sighing and shaking my head at the Hero Factory line that replaced it, LEGO's Bionicle line of "Constraction" constructable action figures returns on January 1, with a new story and new cast of colorfully masked heroes.
Sure, you could buy official Lego and official nerdy trading cards for franchises like Batman or Star Wars. The toys would probably be well-made and exactly what you'd expect them to be. It would also be booooring.