Thursday, March 25, 2010

Battle Beast toy line making a comeback!

Being the 80's toy nerd that I am, you can imagine how excited I was to learn of the resurrection of the Battle Beasts toyline. These combined so many of my favorite things when I was a kid, action figures, animals, and a desire to rule the world.

The originals had a key feature though that made Battle Beasts Battle Beasts - the color changing chest emblem. You would rub the little sticker and it would reveal either a water, fire, or wood icon which would indicate that figure's alliance and power source. It was like rock, paper, and scissors.

The new figures don't appear to have that sticker!!? Let me first say that I love the new sculpts and details, its awesome they are part of the Minimates line, I'd buy a ton, etc. - but! - that little team icon crest was a key feature of the original and should definitely be part of the new line. Missing it is like Jedi without lightsabers. Its like Visionaries without their holograms. Its like Starcom without their magnet boots!

As an appeal from a huge fan of the original line and an eager anticipator of the new line. Please stop the presses and add in the sticker. It really should be front and center and prominently displayed, like that bowling trophy you got in 3rd grade. (I actually got mine in kindergarten, but I think at that point they still handed them out to everyone. You didn't hit the real score until you turned 8 and could handle the emotional defeat of not being top striker.)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Enter the Artifactorium!!

I keep having people ask me about my collection or those who have visited in person wish to be able to share the awesomeness with others who haven't had the immense life altering pleasure and so I'm posting a bunch o' pictures here. The shear force of cool that radiates from this nerditorium keeps all jocks at bay (unfortunately, it has the same effect on girls) (good thing I'm already married) (and yes that's to a real girl and not some fat guy's avatar in World of Warcraft) (I learned from that mistake before) (from my friend's mistake, not mine.) (although that bearded dwarf does bring in a lot of gold...)

I'll have to detail these a bit later. For now, I'm just trying to get the pics up. I don't know why it underlined everything. Can't figure out how to undo that. I can build a flux capicator, but I can't figure out how to un-underline a bunch of text.