Sunday, February 13, 2011

Battle Beasts Minimates Not Quite Dead!

Hey everybody! I had a brief chat with Diamond Select today and they told me that the Minimates Battle Beasts line is NOT dead yet! No new products were shown, but apparently the concept still has some life in it. More as I can find it!

For the curious, no promotional Minimates were distributed at Toy Fair 2011. And not just Battle Beasts-- none at all were handed out this year, not even blank figures.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Review: Diamond Select Battle Beasts Minimates SDCC Gold Alligator

Depending on who you ask, Battle Beasts were either an unforgettable toy line of the 1980s, or cheap rubber trash. I loved the little guys, and I went absolutely nuts when a promotional Minimates Battle Beasts Alligator was given away at Toy Fair 2010-- and another at Comic-Con, and another at C2E2 and yet another with a carry case. So far only this one creature is being released, and according to Diamond Select they sadly have no plans to do any more. It's really a pity, as this little guy is awesome.