Don’t call it a comeback… on second thought, maybe you should because BATTLE BEASTS are back!
You might remember that we covered Hasbro’s Battle Beasts as part of our Time Machine Toychest series (if not be sure to check it out!). In short, Battle Beasts were a series of small action figures with “powers” that represented natural elements. They were sort of like the original Pokemon, only WAY more kick-ass. Their small stature made them easy to carry around, much like Monsters in My Pocket, and each figure had their own signature look and “personality.” It was pretty cool concept overall – they even crossed over into an episode of Transformers (Rebellion on Planet Beast – a must see)!
Now, IDW and MiniMates are apparently teaming up to revive the franchise with a comic miniseries and toy line – both of which are featured on the new Battle Beasts website. While the comic, subtitled Infernal Machinery, shows some promise the promo toys shown so far are… well, less impressive. Both are set to premiere this July.