2018-09-19-BF1903-snakecharmer


1903 Snake Charmer.

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I can’t remember if I talked about Beast Saga here or not. I forget what things I talk about on the Discord server & what I don’t. I’m just going to assume I haven’t written about it here.

Okay, so… Beast Saga is like the spiritual successor to Beastformers. In America they were known as Battle Beasts. They were a spin off product of the Transformers franchise, if you’re too young to remember them. They are little anthropomorphic animals in armor with weapons. They have heat activated sigils on their chests like violent Care Bears. They allow you to play a rock paper scissors game with wood, water, and fire. In the very early pages of the comic they are they toys Thomas and John use to fight over Jess. Well the company that made them originally updated the concept. This time there’s a dice/card game connected to the figures AND a cartoon of their own. It’s been over since 2013, but the stuff is just now getting noticed over here. In any case all the American attempts to resurrect the franchise have been garbage, but these toys are very cool and exactly manage to be new but also perfectly encompass what an updated version should be like. Some of the rare figures are impossible to find now, but the common ones are pretty widely available for cheap. There’s a gift set of 6 guys for $24 bucks you find all over if you look them up. The individual figures are about $11 so 6 for $24 is a good deal. Of course the rare figures are $60-$90 and tend to be army builder figures like the frogs. Anyway I loved Battle Beasts as a kid so I got a few to go with my Transformers. I really think they should do a US release but I couldn’t say if there’s a market for sure or not. I’m way out of that loop. I only bring it up in case any of you are fans of Battle beasts and want to indulge your nostalgia. The anime is pretty standard stuff but I love the character names. Most of them are really on the nose with them basically being the English names said with a Japanese accent. It’s a fun deal and I wish I had been aware of it when they were still being produced.