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If you really want to know, I would suggest identifying the most unusual part in a bag, then using that part, search for what sets it has appeared in recently. Each piece usually has a small number printed on it. Use this part number on bricklink, or peeron to search for the part, and then click the link that shows you what sets it has appeared in. ...
It's from a LEGO UFO set from the late 1990s. You can see all the sets in this theme here: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=S&catString=34.311. What you have is most likely the #6975 Alien Avenger: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=6975-1
gev has the exact name of the piece, but I'd like to add one more point that could be helpful. When trying to identify pieces as Lego or non-Lego, pay attention to the more obscure standard connections. The small ball above the hinge is a standard small ball joint connection, recently revitalized by the Mixels series (among other things). It connects to the ...
The yellow one is the Glatorian-era Mata Nui, the red one with the staff is a Toa Nuva-era Rahkshi (Turahk, to be specific), and the green spider-thing is a Toa Hordika-era Visorak (Keelerak) that has been placed upside-down. The other four are Metru Nui Matoran, without their masks; the lighting makes it hard to tell what elements they correspond to, but ...
The torso is from Lando Calrissian. The rest of the parts are from Kithaba. They both came in the 2012 Desert Skiff Star Wars set
Those appear to be Bionicle figures, a theme that was active from 2001 to 2009 (and making a comeback in 2015, I hear). The line focused on buildable "action figures" (aka "constraction figures"). See here: http://brickset.com/sets/theme-Bionicle
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