Its been a while since some new info around the Battle Beasts line showed up but I recently bumped into a BB Bootleg line that was completely unknown to me. Having more and more eyes and ears out all over the world in order to find information about the Battle Beasts line this time I received info from a country I didn´t expect, Indonesia! Turns out that they had their own Battle Beasts bootlegs in the late 80´s begin 90´s called Animals Robot Master;
Although it was a little bit risky and expensive I got a shot at buying a couple of them in order to check their quality and origin.
So far there´s a limited amount of info I have about them but I´m still gathering some more.
Looks like there are only 8 different figures available (the ones on the header above) in this line (in an enormous amount of color variation) and they´re randomly packed in a bag of 8. There´s no sign of any original marking on them so somehow they´ve erased this from the original figures in their molds or they´ve had some other origin for their molds because its interesting to see that the snout of the Pangolin is clearly differently shaped than the one we know. Being closer to Japan this is one of the few bootleg lines so far I know of that includes Serie 3 figures in it.
When it comes to the quality I´ve to say they´re pretty well done, like the Greek Battle Beasts (GBB), although the peg holes of the arms are not as consistent and some of the arms easily come out. The rubber used is very flexible almost Gumball BB like although the body itself is a little more sturdy and less flexible than the gumball beasts but they´re more flexible than the GBB. Looking at the first pictures I got I was wondering whether I was looking at some uncommon unknown Greek beast colors (especially seeing that Light Blue Lion) until I got confronted with their origin. Even though I managed to get a wide variety in colors this is probably only a fraction of the variety in colors they´ve had for these Indonesian bootleg Beasts.
Here are more pics;
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As mentioned above the snout of the Pangolin is different but it looks like they´ve also used some other arms on some of the Bat figures so they´re not always in the correct composition with the arms. Although for the Light Blue Bat some completely different arms might´ve been used/made because I can´t recall which Beast has that type of arms.
Don´t think weapons were included as this was new old stock and everything showed up inside the original packaging so those should´ve been there if they´d be part of this line.
Big chance these 8 figures ended up in Hong Kong or Indonesia from Japan and someone decided to have these produced in Hong Kong in order to sell them as Bootlegs in Indonesia.
They were completely new to me and they´re a pretty colorful addition to the Battle Beasts Bootleg history in my opinion and I´ll go and do my best to get some more info about these Indonesian Battle Beasts, IBB !?
As soon as I know more I´ll ad it here, wonder if anyone else out here has info about them or knows about these?
Edited by Beastformers, 15 January 2015 - 06:32 AM.