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#1 Grencats

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 08:53 PM

I was looking over my Battle Beasts and I noticed that there are 2 versions of each rub sign. Here are some pics of the different ones. Has anyone else noticed this?Attached File  IMG_1812.JPG   88.52K   3 downloads 

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 09:51 PM

Yeah it seems later in production they improved the rub graphics. Almost all series three have that updated rub and the other series have it less commonly as they did their larger runs with the early rub version. First time I realized the difference I thought I got a lot with fake rubs.
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Posted 29 May 2015 - 06:10 AM

I've heard before that a lot of Beasts that were sold in Canada came with these rubs. That would make sense about the productions runs, as my experience for toys in Canada is that we get them MONTHS after the US does.


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 07:21 PM

From what I know and seen in my collection. The classic rubs are a 1st generation or 'A' run of the figure. The 2nd and 3rd run "usually" have the cartoon version of the rub symbols. That's my experience. But I have seen different and odd things with 3rd series figures?
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Posted 30 May 2015 - 01:31 AM

Draznar is correct here since so far most of the US, JP and EU Series 1 and 2 Beasts were always found with the normal B&W rub but suddenly some Series 1 Beasts with this new colored rub started to show up. When I kept an eye out for this looking at the origin of these lots the huge majority of these Series 1 and 2 with the color rubs always could be connected to Canada so if Draznar says their releases were quite a bit later than in the US this might be in line with that thought knowing that Series 3 in the US for instance was mainly released with that colored rub so that might´ve been around the same time the first Beasts hit Canada resulting in the fact they had Series 1 Beasts with this colored rub. BUT I´ve also seen Series 3 with the B&W rub (mainly from Japan) which opens up the idea that this colored rub design might have been created by the Hasbro (US) side of the BB line since I can´t even say for sure if this colored rub sign was actually available within Japan!?

 

I checked a couple of 100% sure Series 3 Beasts I have from Japan inside their original boxes and all of these have the B&W rub....


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 10:36 AM

I was wondering if they were Canadian? A big portion of the Battle Beasts we have are from my girlfriends original child hood collection here in Canada. I only noticed the difference once I got a few lots from the USA.


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Posted 01 June 2015 - 05:09 PM

Well I know my collection has several b&w versions of the same beasts and even color rubs. I even bought a penguin not to recently and it had a b&w rub! It makes for a fun time collecting! I know with my sets I am trying hard to find all originals and unmutilated figures. My goal is been fun and simple so far. Fire wood water sets, play set, weapon set, a rub set (working rubs of either b&w or color) and a rub missing set. It's a fun hobby and large collection with not to many gaps so far. I haven't even looked into the ABC molds yet? It's endless possibilities of figures, once said to me by a fellow collector
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Posted 02 June 2015 - 09:51 AM

Most of the first series Beasts that came with the chariots/bases/Bandolier that came out around the time of series 3 also had the updated rubs, many of those Beasts are also the ones with odd color variations like the pink crab/weasel and orange gorilla.  My series 3s were random, the first two boxes i got had the new rubs, but the last box had the old rubs.  I bought a few series 2 packs at that time as well and most of them were the old rubs, but there was a few scattered new rubs that were probably near the end of production.  By that time I had all of series 1 so I wasn't buying those packs (and the free beasts in the bases/chariots were dupes)  This was in the US.


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Posted 17 June 2015 - 06:30 PM

I made a website a while back that shows the different ones. Also, you can see the originals if you want to compare to repros.

www.theredwoodconnection.com/?page_id=1437


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:52 AM

I made a website a while back that shows the different ones. Also, you can see the originals if you want to compare to repros.
www.theredwoodconnection.com/?page_id=1437


Cool site!
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Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:36 AM

I can tell you that the original symbols were a helluvalot easier to reproduce than the fancy schmancy colored symbols ;)


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