Posted 12 February 2005 - 09:16 AM
I think it would be great to see Hasbro or some other company producing the line again. Personally, I think that if they did, they should just reissue on a few of the originals early on as "main characters" like Lion, Bat, Carp, etc.... but I don't think I would like it if all they did was reissue the entire original line. If they kept to a few reissues and produced new Battle Beasts, I would also like to see a lot more sea and ocean type creatures. I would really like to see a Hammerhead shark and a Whale. I love Marty's Orca, so I wouldn't mind seeing an "official" Killer Whale as well. I personally would love to see a few more different types of lizards, like maybe a Gecko, a Monitor, a Gila Monster, and several others. A Basilisk, Water Dragon and Bearded Dragon would be pretty cool as well.
Unfortunately I don't think this would ever happen. I got the Battle Beasts as a kid when I was 4, and a few of my friends got them as well so we would have battles, but I don't remember them being that popular. When I was a kid it seemed like they were here, and after just a short time in my area they were gone. So I am not sure how popular they were in order to warrant a revamp of the line. Stuff like GI Joe, TMNT and He-Man were mega-popular, so they knew that those lines would sell decently in the huge wave of 80's nostaglia.