Battle Beasts Series 1 Hits Toys “R” Us with New Battle Beasts Animated Short!
February 17, 2013

The Toys “R” Us-exclusive assortment of Battle Beasts Minimates has started to pop up in stores, and Diamond Select Toys is celebrating with a new stop-motion animated short film!


Featuring alternate paint schemes from the specialty assortment, as well as two different characters, fans of the existing figures will want to expand their Battle Beast collections with this new batch of Beasts from Toys “R” Us! The line-up includes:

- Vorin the Ram vs. Scorpus the Scorpion (new decos)
- Merk the Falcon vs. Spidron the Tarantula (new decos)
- Gruntos the Walrus vs. Scalpus the Snake (new decos)
- Antalor the Moose vs. Nychirix the Bat (exclusive)

Check out the animated short by Alex Kropinak featuring all of these characters below! If you like what you see, pick up the Battle Beasts comics and graphic novel from IDW Publishing!

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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