Battle Beasts- Full Descriptions & Notes
Posted 30 December 2019 - 01:35 AM
Posted 03 January 2020 - 07:13 AM
Edited by Jabroniville, 03 January 2020 - 07:14 AM.
Posted 03 January 2020 - 10:20 AM
I have been quietly enjoying the thread this whole time.
Hoo boy, this is weird. I’m almost entirely done. Only five Beasts left- the goat, deer, dinosaurs and Grin Reefer. I guess 2+ years is enough time to finally hammer this one out, though it’s a bit sad so many posters kind of faded out during it.
I find it very fun, and enjoy the way you have gone about describing each beast.
Posted 03 January 2020 - 11:34 AM
I'v been reading these from when you first started. It's awesome how much time and effort you put into this.
Posted 05 January 2020 - 05:32 AM
That's great- glad you guys are still into it . I'd have been done ages ago if I didn't forget to do these every once in a while, lol. I always intended to do one a week, but then I'll randomly go a month or two because I forgot!
Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:05 PM
Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:36 PM
Keep up the great work!
Searching for any middle 12 or higher 12 lasers- happy with just the figures don't need weapons/shields/sled
Killer Hound, Fighthorn
Searching for Greek Fox set: Purple
Searching for any Zebra's in any condition
Posted 25 January 2020 - 09:00 PM
Posted 26 January 2020 - 09:54 PM
Posted 31 January 2020 - 03:37 AM
Posted 02 February 2020 - 04:22 PM
Still love looking forward to these and sad it’s coming to an end.
Keep up the great work!
Glad you're still into it!
While I'm only two from the end, what I was thinking of doing was adding notes on the animals NOT used by the line- I've done enough past writing on "could-be" Beasts that I think it still fits the theming of this thread, and is on-topic for Battle Beasts. Maybe some notes on "how to" design such a figure?
Posted 07 February 2020 - 11:29 AM
Grin has a hell of a smile
Also, yes, notes on could be beasts. I've built a ton, but always hunting new ideas.
Posted 25 February 2020 - 12:04 AM
Edited by Jabroniville, 25 February 2020 - 12:05 AM.
Posted 10 March 2020 - 11:39 AM
#103: SLAG KING
-It's no surprise sometimes what makes some dinosaur species famous, and others not. First off, it helps to be a REALLY old name that was discovered in the late 1800s, because 100 years of pop culture has helped make you famous. An easily-pronouncable name is a must- none of that "Amphicoelias" or "Therizinosaurus" crap will do. Keep it simple. Pteranodon. Tyrannosaurus. Pachycephalosaurus is an exception, the rest are mainly simple. Being the largest of an accepted species type is a BIG help, as humans have always been obsessed with size. Triceratops, Pachycephalosaurus, etc., are all good examples there. An iconic appearance is the next big thing. Pteranodon is BY FAR the most famous pterosaur thanks to its iconic name and head-crest, which helps out since it's lacking a bit in the size department (being "only" 30 feet in terms of wingspan).
-Pteranodon's fame gives it some pretty out-there depictions in the media, to the point where you have to determine some of the logistics, here. Sadly, such a creature only weighs about 40-100 lbs. or so, and could IN NO WAY keep a human being mounted on it's back. It also couldn't pick one up and carry it somewhere, and likely didn't prey on many terrestrial creatures at all- it mainly hunted fish. One of the big flaws in "Jurassic Park III", realism-wise, was these guys flying around at advanced size and tossing humans about in predatory manner. I mean, that beak's not exactly designed for tearing chunks of meat off of things.
Toy Description: And finally, we come to Slag King- another Beast based off of an extinct reptile. Slag here is likely a Pteranodon, albeit with a more upturned crest (probably due to plastic moulds being unable to have things project that far back, especially with his forward-projecting beak). His colouring is a little plain, and I never much cared for “bare arm & leg” Beasts, but the clawed wings look very cool. His beak is long, with two nostrils on the side, and his eyes are rimmed with wrinkles. His crest sticks up in an arc, and is pretty small, with his wings are plain, but have a long outer finger and three small claws at the peaks.
Colors: Four- his base color is a dark grey, and his armor olive green with orange and yellow.
Armor: his green armor has a ton of bits on it, actually- three large round yellow lights (set up in triangular formation, with two big and one little), twin projections on his shoulder pads(with red vents inside), which are plain and blocky, but with raised “circuits” on them. His codpiece has an orange thing in it, too.
Weapon: A very long pteranodon head, with both a top crest and a smaller one beneath it.
Hands & Feet: One plain “mitten” hand, and a weird right hand with three open claws. His feet are extremely long, with three detailed toes with long phalanges up front, and blunt clawed tors on the rear.
Easily-Broken Bits: probably the crest.
Do I Have One?: Nope.
Overall Score: 8/10 (I never care for bare limbs, but he cuts an impressive, detailed figure)
Edited by Jabroniville, 11 March 2020 - 02:12 AM.
Posted 13 March 2020 - 05:20 AM
And that's it! I'm totally done the entire list!! Now THAT took a good long while- I didn't even realize I'd started it all the way back in late 2016. The forum here was SLIGHTLY busier back then, but not too much so (the Beasts were never a top-tier toyline, I suppose). I never meant this to be a 3+ year thing- like I've said before, I'd often forget to update it for a month or so, or things like that. Me getting wordier and wordier with the descriptions (just look at the first couple of pages) didn't help. But wow, it's fun to be completed after all this time .
Overall, I'd have to say I'm more a fan of the Battle Beasts than the Laser Beasts, though the LBs typically have a higher percentage of great toys. The BBs just seem to have more originality to them, with crazier shapes, interesting armor, and more. The LB "Central Marble" kind of locks them into one body type and armor plan.
I'll probably make a list of all the ratings I gave and try to put them in order.
Thanks everyone who stuck around and kept reading, even through the delays. A lot of the animal descriptions were things I'd written ages ago for another site (one themed around statlines for RPGs), so that part was actually the easiest one to do for these!
Next up, I'll probably do what I suggested before- descriptions of animals that never received Beasts, and possible ideas for them.
Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:58 AM
Certainly some cool looking characters there, out of interest how tall all these figures?
Edited by SamuraiCC, 14 March 2020 - 08:58 AM.
Posted 14 March 2020 - 05:23 PM
I’m glad you liked my thread ! Thanks a lot for responding.
Edited by Jabroniville, 14 March 2020 - 05:24 PM.
Posted 15 March 2020 - 05:29 AM
Very interesting & detailed figures being only about 2 inches tall, I can see why you guys collect them.
From the pics my favourite is probably the Anteater!
Edited by SamuraiCC, 15 March 2020 - 05:30 AM.
Posted 15 March 2020 - 07:55 AM
Toy Description: And finally, we come to Slag King- another Beast based off of an extinct reptile. Slag here is likely a Pteranodon, albeit with a more upturned crest (probably due to plastic moulds being unable to have things project that far back, especially with his forward-projecting beak).
Several species used to be ascribed to the genus Pteranodon, some of which have upturned crests that are less like the most well-known and most commonly depicted version, P. longiceps. Paleontologists also have recognized sexual dimorphism in crest size, where even female P. longiceps might look a little closer to this one.
Of course, these facts could also be a convenient coincidental explanation! There isn’t any good source to verify any such design intents, at least not translated.
Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:48 PM
Posted 22 March 2020 - 05:58 PM