Showcase #2: The rabbit hole of BB lead me to Beast Saga!
The first showcase I did was on my new collecting journey of Battle Beasts (on the respective section of the LRG topic thread). This showcase is about Beast Saga, once I decided to start collecting Battle Beasts it led me down the rabbit hole and now I find myself with some Beast Saga figures!
Of course being a "newbie" to the line I will apologize to the hardcore collectors as all of this is already common knowledge (thanks to Beastformers and other fellow LRG members).
I didn't really know anything about this line besides it being somewhat of sucessor to the original Battle Beast line. Usually my "Go-To" place for buying vintage or any Japanese toy lines/franchises are yahoojapan or Mandarake.
I used this for my search on yahoojapan & Mandarake: ビーストサーガ
The figures themselves are pretty economical but once you add shipping or proxy middle man charges the prices go up (sometimes significantly).
So I stumbled on a Lot of Beast Saga figures and won the auction (1 bid which was mine and no one else bid, so I assume the line is not particulary popular anymore in Japan?)
The Lot had 30 figures, all the corresponding weapons & dice, cards and some more extra dice. The seller even included a card folder for the cards (brought back memories of when I collected Marvel/DC trading cards as a kid!)
I paid 3,200 yen (circa 25,60 EUR) which I thought was a fair deal due to the figures selling for on average 300 yen each or 600 yen for the 3 pack sets (plus taking into account shipping etc).
Shipping was an additional 25 EUR (AIR SP) which winds up being 1.66 EUR per figure (I'll take that deal!).
I received the figures this week so hence my excitement!
So if you have not collected Beast Saga figures or have thought about collecting these, I highly recommend buying them now since the prices are quite reasonable (ebay prices are insane though).
The more time passes by the more it works against collectors.
I am missing 30 figures to have a complete collection but am not sure how difficult it is to have a complete set.
As far as I know from Beastformers checklist the line has 60 figures total?
But I dont think this checklist takes into account the 6 unpainted/promotional figures?
So would that be 66 figures total in the collection? Not counting the Sofubi figures (haha)
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Edited by kayfabe1985, 09 April 2018 - 12:51 PM.