Beast Saga Blind-Boxed Action Figures
Item No.: BS-22 Manufacturer:Takara-Tomy Includes:Sword, shield, 2 dice, trading card Action Feature:Dice launch out of stomach Retail:525 yen (or about $7) Availability: December 2012 Other: Clear Blue and Clear Orange
I think I like Kannigal Burst more than the painted version - which proved to be tough to get in the USA for some reason, a few distributors seemingly didn't have any to ship out. This version reminded me a bunch of the character from Rocket Knight Adventures as well as the kangaroo mascot from the now-defunct toy store chain, Lionel Play World. You get a largely unpainted blind-boxed figure, 3 per case of 24 blind boxes. He has gold eyes and the rest of his person is plastic - there's blue, there's orange, and sadly there are no red boxing gloves. Science has informed us that the kangaroo is nature's most pugilistic marsupial. I have seen it in documentaries.
Unlike the original Battle Beasts toy which sports a punching fist, this guy has two normal blue hands used for holding his sword and shield - just like real kangaroos in Australia. He's a little hunched over, with his neck lurching forward This provides a nice contrast with the long-necked giraffe figures which tend to merely stand tall. At 2 1/2-inches high this figure isn't particularly sizable, but feels that he has a commanding presence on the toy shelf.
His gear is the same sword and shield that came with single-carded Liorga, or the bat, or many other figures - Takara-Tomy did not spring a lot of cash in accessory development for this line. An orange arrow die is joined by a red one specific to all releases of Kannigal, which oddly does sport boxing gloves on one side.
The dice-launcher works fairly well and he has no trouble standing, making it an ideal collectible for kids of any age. The shoulders and hips are articulated, plus Kannigal has some of the biggest feet in this line - or almost any other line. Seriously, they're huge. Other versions of Kannigal include an opaque but unpainted promotional figure, plus a fully-painted release which was sold on an individual card for the same price as a blind-box figure. If the price is right I'd suggest getting the clear one just because it feels so oddly charming in this form - the colors are fairly chipper and the hairy texture doesn't get in the way of the jewel-like coloring.
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