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#1 Beastformers

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 12:00 PM

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Transformers, G.I. Joe, MOTU and probably a dozen more famous 80´s toys will pass before you, as a toy collector, would consider Battle Beasts as a collectible toy. So… WHY!? BATTLE BEASTS

 

New Personal Story up on the Beastformers Blog

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What´s been the most important detail(s) in the Battle Beasts line which made you decide to start collecting them? 

 

Enjoy the Beasts!


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#2 Jabroniville

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 01:41 PM

For me, they had that unique combination of looking awesome, yet being small and cheap enough that collecting an army was a simple matter in the 1980s. I had TONS of these guys, and some of them just looked amazing. Very few "Super-common/every kid had one" toys look as cool as Pirate Lion or Deer Stalker, either. Never mind the SUPER-awesome ones like the Weasel, or ultra-rare types like the Series III guys, most of which were thought of as myths in my childhood.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:14 PM

I had 12 or so when I was a kid, and I came up with my own backstory for them because I loved them so much.  they are SO imaginative, and they make you wonder what they are really all about.   


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#4 Beastformers

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:13 PM

I had 12 or so when I was a kid, and I came up with my own backstory for them because I loved them so much.  they are SO imaginative, and they make you wonder what they are really all about.   

 

True even after 30 years they make you wonder and they´re still surrounded by a lot of ???

We know a lot about them but we´ve also learned that we´ll probably never know their complete backstory and I guess that´s also what makes this line so unique!


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 08:40 AM

After reading this and based on the recommendations of other LRG members, I decided to start collecting Battle Beasts this week!

 

I remember having some randoms as a kid because they were priced relatively cheap (that was super important to a Parent & when growing up poor in the Southside of Chicago!)

 

But besides that I dont have a deeper connection like most collectors to the line (although I did see them in anime form 13 years ago!).

 

That will probably change once I start collecting them.

 

So "Why Battle Beasts?"...well why not! :)


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#6 Beastformers

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:56 PM

After reading this and based on the recommendations of other LRG members, I decided to start collecting Battle Beasts this week!

 

I remember having some randoms as a kid because they were priced relatively cheap (that was super important to a Parent & when growing up poor in the Southside of Chicago!)

 

But besides that I dont have a deeper connection like most collectors to the line (although I did see them in anime form 13 years ago!).

 

That will probably change once I start collecting them.

 

So "Why Battle Beasts?"...well why not! :)

 

Awesome, good luck building your own army of these little fellows.

I might not be as easy/cheap as back in the days but they´re still great fun.

Enjoy the Beasts!


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 06:30 AM

I found this site only a little while ago while searching to complete my 1-76 collection. Battle Beasts are the only toy I've ever collected, and the only toy that has moved with me. I had 10-15 of my own and recently begged my brothers to give me theirs.  Even now they wanted to keep 5-10 of them even though they haven't seen them or thought of them for 20+ years.  For me, I loved them for almost all the same reasons you spelled out in the link.  Animals are awesome.  Animals with armor and weapons are even better.  And I remember being able to stuff several of these little guys in my pocket to bring with me wherever I went.

 

Most of the reason I collect them is remembering all the fun I had playing with my brothers and friends.  We thought when we were little that the rub symbols delineated which army they were part of.  So we had three way wars, which was perfect for me and my two brothers.  I have learned so much more after researching the last year or so thanks to this site and the beastformers blog.  Thank you for all you have done to compile information.  

 

Now my daughter likes to play with them (She's 4 and has broken a few arms of already damaged ones, so I only let her play with my doubles).  They just have that unquantifiable "it" I think. Little kids are drawn to them and it sticks with you.  


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#8 Beastformers

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:45 AM

Most of the reason I collect them is remembering all the fun I had playing with my brothers and friends.  We thought when we were little that the rub symbols delineated which army they were part of.  So we had three way wars, which was perfect for me and my two brothers.

 

Awesome, did you always had the same ¨tribe¨ you´re fighting with or did you had to Battle out which Symbol/Army you got with your brothers first? ;)

The ¨it¨ factor together with memories like these just make this a legendary line for those of us who had to luck to be confronted with them during the 80´s.

 

Thanks for the kind words about LRG and the Beastformers Blog, Enjoy the Beasts!


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 09:50 AM

As a kid, when I had a beast or 2 in my possession, I literally believed the toy to be an inferior version of a more sophisticated model.  The tiny details always needed to light-up, transform, propel, grasp, talk, ect.  It was in those tiny details my imagination thrived.  They were usually the higher ranking figures among green army men, muscles, and food premiums.  I'll never forget the moment the earth literally shook, playing with these toys in 1989 San Fransisco.  So many unique memories and dreams of another world.

When I was introduced to toy collecting, as an adult, I felt something important was being left behind.  I didn't remember the name of the toys, but a lot of googling and ebaying brought em home.  As long as I can bring em with me, Battle Beasts will always be a part of my home.




One other thing, welcome to the LRG forums battlebeaster!  Your username is similar to mine <_<


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Posted Yesterday, 10:17 AM

Completely agree with this! Well said.
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