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 Post subject: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:22 pm 
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Things are finally shaping up in a big way for DST's Battle Beasts line.

It appears the line will be unveiled this weekend at C2E2.

This page goes live in 7-1/2 hours from when I type this:

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/battle-beasts.html

IDW announced a new comic book based on the DST line:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... e&id=38110

The promo figure and the control art look pretty sweet. I can't wait to find out more! I just wish I knew someone who was going to C2E2 to nab me a copy of the ashcan comic!

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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:10 pm 
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Crap--

So much for me saving money since Mattel cancelled DC -----


And now all these people are going to get Nostalgia and drive the laser beast prices up even more... And now I also get to feel the pain of Minimate collectors trying to find exclusives all over the world..

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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Sweet.

I've been looking forward to theses for a couple years now! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:23 am 
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My son turned to me while at a Toy show recently and said he wanted to buy every Battle Beast that was on display at the show.

I dropped my jaw and laughed at him because that would've been way over his $20 price limit.

Now I can start him on this collection at a much more reasonable pace and price point (I hope)

Yay!

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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:28 am 
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So the countdown clock was just so they could say "the count is over"? Did I miss something? If I didn't miss it, then it's pretty funny that they made a countdown clock to zero new content.


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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:54 am 
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Agreed. It's a bit of a letdown.

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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:00 am 
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SOrry guys, I got the email eariler today.

The Countdown clock was supposed to tell everyone that the figures would be available to order through their new partner site: Digital River.

We should actually see the new stuff in a bout a week or so.








:wink: :P :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:50 am 
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I guess Takara said-- hold on a minute-- nobody does it better--

Except now its blindboxing and a Card game as well :cry:




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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:18 am 
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Well, I guess I'm out then.

I don't want blind box crap. I want to pick and choose the characters that interest me. Ah, well.

More money for Legos, I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:35 am 
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I think some of us are confusing lines here.

Takara is putting out something in the "Battle Beasts" vein that seems to be a card/dice game of some sort. Those may be blind boxed but you can order them from import sources per actual figure so that shouldn't affect us much.

DST is also seemingly putting out a Battle Beasts line, but theirs' is apparently a MiniMates offshoot.

I don't think the 2 lines are the same thing.
If I am wrong, I apologize. But with what I am seeing/hearing, there are going to be options that should satisfy all of us.

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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:00 am 
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bnjmnrlyr wrote:
I don't think the 2 lines are the same thing. If I am wrong, I apologize. But with what I am seeing/hearing, there are going to be options that should satisfy all of us.


No, you are absolutely correct. One has nothing to do with the other.

The DST effort is an all-new line taking it's name and inspiration from the classic toys. Hasbro allowed the trademark on the name Battle Beasts to lapse. DST nabbed it.

The Takara line appears to hold truer to the classic designs.

But, both seem to be coming out around the same time meaning that I'll need to sell a kidney. Throw in the possibility I may be living in New Zealand by the time these lines hit...and...oy...I don't even want to think about that yet...

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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:04 pm 
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I'm liking the sculpts on the Takara Beast Saga figures more than the recycled Minimate bodies of the DST "Battle Beasts" (which, aside from sharing a name, apparently have nothing to do with the vintage Battle Beasts line whatsoever). I think the Beast Saga figures have pretty much stolen the thunder from these new Battle Beasts.

If DST really want their version of the Battle Beasts to make a splash, they have to use the trademark in a way that can't be too easily contrasted to what Takara is doing, and do it really well. Say for example on a larger scale action figure line. DST could commission the Four Horsemen to reissue some of their Seventh Kingdom figures under the Battle Beasts name. Have them sculpt a new breastplate or two, slap on new paint schemes for the figures, give them new names, release them in limited quantities - voila! - instant 7" scale Battle Beasts. Sure, they may not represent actual characters from IDW's new comic, but think of them as "Concept Figures," just for testing the market's reaction to Battle Beasts in this format. Heck, if they prove popular enough, maybe IDW can write them into the comic, and the figures could be used to gauge interest in seeing the actual characters from the comic turned into 7" action figures.


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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:22 pm 
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I'm so confused.

Are the Battle Saga figures even going to be sold in the USA? What kind of articulation will they have?

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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Shellhead wrote:
Are the Battle Saga figures even going to be sold in the USA? What kind of articulation will they have?


These details aren't known yet.

However, let's keep the Battle Saga figures discussion in the dedicated thread in the Foreign Objects forum:

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=23904

This thread is for the DST product. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Battle Beasts - DST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:25 pm 
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Shellhead wrote:
I'm so confused.

Are the Battle Saga figures even going to be sold in the USA? What kind of articulation will they have?

I don't know about in the US, but BBTS has them up for pre-order. I can't tell the artic.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2955


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