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Diamond Selects Comics and IDW Bringing Back the Battle Beasts!

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Re: Diamond Selects Comics and IDW Bringing Back the Battle Beasts!

Postby Screamfleet » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:05 pm

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I don't like that they are based on Minimates. If they were 100% newly designed figures, I would definitely be interested.


I'm not too keen on this either. I have the universal monsters minimates, and they feel cheap and kind of crappy. They come apart, don't balance well and their parts can get in the way. The appeal of minimates is they're little versions of things you know.

Making completely original designs on a toy that really is mostly a parody does concern me.
I do love the papo mutants, they're 4-5 inch solid figures, they're anthropomorphic warriors, more a medieval theme, though the gorilla is a a cyborg.
So I'm interested in a new line of animal warriors with possibility.
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Re: Diamond Selects Comics and IDW Bringing Back the Battle Beasts!

Postby Crisdecal » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:56 am

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I love Battle Beasts. This has got to be my second favorite toy behind Transformers....a very distant second I might add. I have the 4 gator convention exclusives and I like them. By the looks of this next convention exclusive they're changing the design of the toys. I would have liked if they would have made them closer to the originals but looks like Takara is trying to capitalize on this revival as well. Either way, more Battle Beasts for me!
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Re: Diamond Selects Comics and IDW Bringing Back the Battle Beasts!

Postby Downbeat » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:38 am

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Ehhhh. Comic looked okay, not great. bit too bloody for my tastes. I have the gold gator because I wanted some form of battle beast, but the ram looks awful and I'm not expecting much better for the future beasts. Might ebay some of the original 80s beasts, orrrrrr
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I might get some of these guys when they come out. TakaraTomy is working on armored beasts that look just like modernizations of the 80s figures, as opposed to the Diamond minimates. I hope that Hasbro brings these over in some way since they (foolishly, in my opinion) gave up the Battle Beasts license. If not, might just import from Takara.
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Re: Diamond Selects Comics and IDW Bringing Back the Battle Beasts!

Postby Screamfleet » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:10 am

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The takara battle beasts look ok, but they look really gimmicky, or too super deformed. They have the original style though.

Would have been nice to have something in between what diamond is doing and what takara is doing.
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Re: Diamond Selects Comics and IDW Bringing Back the Battle Beasts!

Postby Dead Metal » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:54 pm

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Moved due to new evidence pointing towards this having nothing to do with the old TF related Battle Beasts.
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