Ok, here´s some additional info I managed to get extracted from the seller who seems to have been overwhelmed about the amount of interest these patches get from us BB collectors. Initially they were listed for $6.99 each while they´re updated to $7.99 each now which is still not a bad price for such an nostalgic item.
Like mentioned above the seller bought out a company ending up with a lot of over 200.000 patches, most likely new old stock it looks like, and these BB Patches showed up once sorting those. For now it looks like there´s only 3 (Snake, Gorilla, Lion) but to be honest I wouldn´t be surprised if some more show up. They came on a roll of 36 each and were made in 1986 for ironing on hats and clothing. The Company where these came from was located in Avon Massachusetts and were in business for over 50 years, but closed about 2 years ago, and they made hats in the early to late 80´s I asked for the company name but the seller has to go after this since the stock was sold via an auction company and the name of the company was not shared. He seemed to have purchased this lot due to the Sports patches, made by National Emblem, as that´s his specialty and those were all legit and original as he expected.
A final interesting thing to mention is that apart from those BB patches there were also other patches from this same era from the following lines; Heman, Smurfs, Thundercats and others. I´m not sure if those were all under the license of Hasbro as well, guess this was the case back in the late 80´s, because if so there´s a big chance they were actually licensed by Hasbro to produce/release these unless they´re willing to take the risk and produce all these lines without any license.......
So its not really clear if the company where these came from actually produced them but most likely this was just old stock that was left and it originally was purchased from the company/factory who produced them.
Still some open ends but part of the story is filled in with this info so for those LRG members who´ve considered buying one or more I´d suggest to get them as long as they´re still available since they are a piece of Battle Beasts history and most likely even produced under the license of Hasbro.
@108KickBack Please change the header name of this Topic in such a way it´ll include the name Battle Beasts Patches in it so it´ll be more easy to find this topic back in the future while using the search option. Thanks!
Edited by Beastformers, 25 January 2015 - 05:20 AM.