Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Transformers Beast Wars II

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Name of Toy Line: Beast Wars II (Transformers) Super Deformed
Production Company: Transformer Production Company Inc./Takara Co. Ltd.
Distributor: Takara
Years of Production: 1998
Countries/Regions Available: Japan
Size/Scale: 1"
Figure Trade Markings: (c) T.P.C./T./TX/A./N./'98 CHINA
Approximate # of Figures: 8

Details: The second season of the Beast Wars CGI animation was being made in Canada but Japan could wait no longer, in 1998 a 2d animation was aired: Beast Wars II (aka Beast Wars Second). This was a good thing for mini-figure collectors as it meant more toys, and this time they got super deformed keshi!

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Strangely, as with much of the Beast Wars II merchandise the packaging still shows the CGI graphics.

This mini board game came with 8 figures, 4 red and 4 blue all semi-translucent in hard plastic, they are not the easiest of figures to photograph:

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Like many super deformed keshi they doubled as 'pencil toppers' with the hole underneath and also had detachable weapons as shown in the instruction booklet:

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You can also make out these light red weapons (just!) in the image of the board game on the back of the box:

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Here's a close up of that cool Lioconvoy grahic:

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Lets take one last close-up look at a couple of these figures, enjoy!

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