Thursday, June 16, 2016

Review: Onell Design Glyos Armorvor Neo Nonilla Action Figure

Onell Design Glyos Armorvor Neo Nonilla Action FigureThink pink with the clear glittery Armorvor Neo Nonilla. Colored like a rabid Lisa Frank binder, this nifty figure brings you the Neo Granthan head with the classic wolf helmet and a backpack. And glitter. So much glitter.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Eledram Burst Action Figure


Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Eledram Burst Action FigureIf you loved Eledram, you'll like Eledram Burst. The elephant Beast Saga toy was redecorated and blind-packed for a pretty fair price, and odds are you didn't buy one.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Aljaylo Burst Action Figure


Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Aljaylo Burst Action FigureThey're here, they're clear, and people didn't get used to it. Aljaylo Burst is part of the third and final series of blind-boxed figures from this line, and he came at three per shipping case of 24 figures. He's a lot like regular Aljaylo, minus paint and opacity. The weapons and plastic form are virtually identical.
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Friday, December 11, 2015

Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Bunikis Action Figure


Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Bunikis Action FigureThe 1980s and 1990s were packed with toys remembered fondly by today's adults thanks to a large amount of marketing and a ton of print. Things like Bunikis and Beast Saga are probably going to be remembered by a few Japanese kids and American toy bloggers - nobody else seems to have much memory of this line already. I was hoping for a huge line that eclipsed the original Battle Beasts. While we got a few awesome figures, it fizzled out quickly - but hey, we got a rabbit!
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Review: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Buffam Action Figure


Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Buffam Action FigureI can't believe it, but Buffam has been sitting on the edge of my photo studio waiting for me to review him for over two years. I bought the entire figure line - blind boxes and all - because man, was I excited about Battle Beasts. Diamond Select's new line petered out after a wave, the Armorvor has had only one beast head added since its introduction, and Beast Saga died in about a year. It didn't get ported to the USA, and it didn't really achieve much of an impact - it's doomed to obscurity, so it's time to write about this bull.
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Review: Hasbro Battle Beasts Bodacious Bovine


Hasbro Battle Beasts Bodacious Bovine Action FigureHave a cow, man! The Bodacious Bovine came out as part of an eight-pack. It's a cow, but udder-ly devoid of feminine characteristics. You're going to love this.
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Review: Hasbro Battle Beasts Eager Beaver

Hasbro Battle Beasts Eager Beaver Action FigureMost of the figures I tracked down as a kid were aquatic in nature - so Eager Beaver was another no-brainer. The figure shows that whole quasi futuristic vibe you've come to love from Takara and Hasbro, with big armor and not much in the way of pants. This unique style was largely cribbed in Beast Saga, and it's not too dissimilar from Masters of the Universe. The outfit is unique in that it doesn't feel slavish to the creature's habitat, and also shows off some of the more distinctive features of the anatomy.[ READ THE FULL REVIEW ]