Posted 29 March 2016 - 05:03 AM
I'm sure this has been discussed before but all I could find was a thread on the most hated beasts lol. A poll would be cool but seems a bit involved.
My personal favorites all reside in series one; Web Slinging Spider, Rubberneck Giraffe and Blitzkreig Bat. I figure Pirate Lion and King Cobra may be some of the more favored characters.
So what say you? Of the 76 original Beasts which are your favorites? And maybe just as important, what do you think are the most iconic figures of the line are? Which figures do you first think of when you hear 'Battle Beasts'?
My girlfriend is trying to sketch out a group shot but in no way is trying to take on the task of 76 figures.
Posted 29 March 2016 - 05:57 AM
My all time favorite Battle Beast is the Knight Owl, as he was the only one I owned as a kid that I picked up from a flea market since Beasts were a little before my time.
My other favorites are: Horny Toad, Ossified Orangatang, & Manic Mandrill
Posted 29 March 2016 - 08:30 AM
My favourite battle beasts are: Sawtooth Shark, King Cobra and Hunchback Camel. Also really like Delta Chameleon as I think Chameleons are such cool animals. But there are so many awesome sculpts so it's really hard to choose just two or three of them all.
Posted 29 March 2016 - 11:51 AM
Personal favorite: Ferocious Tiger
General favorites for cutting and pasting: Carp, Bat, Sheep, Iguana, Sloth, Hawk
Posted 29 March 2016 - 12:12 PM
I had never heard of a pangolin before. Off to the World Book Encyclopedia at the Public Library.
Edited by steverotters, 29 March 2016 - 12:17 PM.
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Posted 29 March 2016 - 05:17 PM
Cuttlefish and the platypus!
(I also like the sloth)
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Posted 29 March 2016 - 05:58 PM
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Posted 29 March 2016 - 06:01 PM
The only Battle Beast I had growing up was the Walrus. They were released when I was 4 or 5. He wasn't my favorite but it was great to have one. One of my only Transformers was Long Tooth the Pretender also a Walrus.
2 of my favorite Battle Beats are the Bear and Black Panther.
Posted 29 March 2016 - 08:22 PM
As a kid always had Killer Carp and Triple threat snake, love them all now.
Posted 30 March 2016 - 08:25 AM
All time fave would be the Eagle, loved the way he looked and the mold in general.
runner ups would be the: water buffalo, tortoise, owl, hawk and the crow. the ones with wings always seemed to stand out more.
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Posted 30 March 2016 - 08:35 AM
is my favorite, but as an adult I was disappointed that his name is Duckbill and not Platypus.
Posted 30 March 2016 - 03:15 PM
I´ve to stick, like some above, to my first ever BB because of the nostalgia that comes with it so....... the Rabbit it is.
As for the most Iconic figures within the BB lines (LB excluded) Pirate Lion is definitely #1 in that list as well because he´s the representative of the BB line but with him I think all the first 18 Beasts were probably the most remembered simply because of them and their artwork being the most wide spread (they appeared in the comics). But beside the Rhino and the Lion also the Ram was pretty present on the artwork for the line so think he´s also remembered quite a bit by many kids from the 80´s. Looking into the figs outside the first Series Beasts I don´t think there are any Series 2 or 3 Beasts really jumping into the eye or at least that´s how I feel because most of the advertisement and the initial launch was more focused on the original 1st Series but if I´d to call one the Cobra is an iconic Beast that´s often recognized or remembered from the higher Series of Beasts.
But as a fan naming just one Beast as your real favorite is tough.....
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Posted 30 March 2016 - 05:35 PM
Mine is Crow. lots of cultures see the Crow as a symbolism of death or bad omen and he's carrying a scythe which is the Grim Reapers weapon of choice which is the bringer of death.Such a Rad Combo!
Posted 31 March 2016 - 01:49 AM
The Crow is really great, but he actually might be a Black Bird as Crows are supposed to have black beaks. I have a Black Greek Bird with Black Rabbit arms. He totally looks like a Crow and he hangs out with the yellow beak Crows.
Posted 31 March 2016 - 11:44 AM
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Posted 05 June 2016 - 04:54 PM
Honourable mention to Sly Fox and every Laser Beast. I don't know what it is but something about the Laser Beasts orb just gives me chills about how awesome it was. Everytime I see something that reminds me of it a warm rush of nostalgia runs over me.
Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:13 AM
Going through all of these old threads, I had to dust this one off. I'm sure nobody cares but my favorites in no particular order:
Lion was always my favorite as a kid. I was given an armless one from my older brothers and sacrificed my one armed weasel and sheep to give him arms.
Now: Lion, Zebra, Panda, Bighorn Sheep (even though I stole an arm for my Lion), & Antelope.
They are all great, though!
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 08:10 PM
As a kid, my favorites were the Sly Fox and the Bodacious Bovine (who I called "Jerry" for some reason).
Now that I have been collecting them, I like:
Torrential Tapir & Armored Armadillo for their classic stances and cool looks. Web Slinging Spider is awesome too.
Least favorite is Triple Threat Snake. The head is boring with no paint on it and it just feels like it is a knockoff or something. Such a cool idea with the hands, and yet it turned out so boring.