25 February 2011
We were talking about favorite childhood toys today, so here is one of my favorites: Battle Beasts. These were little 2" figurines of weapon-wielding and armor-clad animals such as Pirate Lion, Killer Koala, and War Weasel. Each warrior belonged to a different tribe, which could be discovered by pressing on a heat-activated shield on their chest. There were fire, water, and wood tribes which faced off in a never-ending rock-paper-scissors war of attrition. I have no idea why these--out of all the toys that Marsh and I played with and fought over--are ones that most readily come to mind.