As some of you might know a new Checklist for the Battle Beasts line is being built on the Beastformers Blog named the Beastformers Checklist it´ll also become available to consult via Instagram under #BeastformersChecklist
The reason for this new and more in depth checklist is the fact that with the ongoing research and investigation concerning this line via the Beastformers Archaeology Project more and more insights about this line are obtained and slight details which have been overlooked or ignored for years are slowly revealed as well meaning it´s about time a more solid checklist for our beloved 80´s toy line arises. It will does not only contain original names of the Beasts in the various officially used languages but also translations and detailed pictures of the backside of each Beast as well to make things even more distinct. Because eventually this Checklist should also bring clarity to the different versions of Beasts that are around so it´ll become much easier for you to determine not only what the name of the Beast is in the various languages, what weapon it goes with but it´ll also give you insight in what version it is and in which countries it was available. Needless to say this requires a bit more research and work than just taking a couple of pictures and composing a checklist of which a dozen are already around. It has to be an addition to the BB Community that´s useful and interesting for as well the beginning collector as the more experienced ones.
Series 1, the COMMON Battle Beast, are already completed and can be consulted via the various ways mentioned above. But where Series 1 is probably the most documented and well known Series of the line as a result of their widespread release and the fact that the first 18 Beasts played a key role in the promotion of this line during the 80´s things become less obvious for Series 2 and 3.
And this is where this topic comes in because even though nowadays a lot of communication with the BB Community goes via Social Media, only @Beastformers on Instagram and Twitter are the official Social Media accounts of the Beastformers Blog, there are also collectors who are not (very) active there and also those might have valuable knowledge and insights which can be of help. Because in order to validate some of our findings and make this new checklist as solid as possible the help of the BB Community is needed!
Why? When it comes to the specific details of Beasts we´re looking into to determine whether for instance a certain figure should be considered a COMMON version it is in some cases important to have this verified by checking a multitude of Beasts in order to rule out any mistakes.
This means that you can help and contribute to building the Beastformers Checklist by simply checking some specific details on your Beasts and reply in this Topic with your findings because the more input we get the better and more complete the checklist will become.
Every now and then a specific formulated question supported with detailed pictures will be dropping in this Topic to clearly communicate and inform you about what it is that we´re looking for.
So please keep an eye out on this topic and check back every now and then to see if there might be another question awaiting.
And don´t worry if you have a small collection or maybe just only a few Beasts because if just that concerning Beast might be part of the subject it can already be a big help because every Beasts counts!
Thank you for your (future) input and...
Enjoy the Beasts!