You know how in ’80s toy commercials (after politicians of reagonomy deregulated advertising to children) The BoyTM would exist in contradistinction to The GirlTM? How The Girl, like The MomTM, would just not understand the freckled snaggle-toothed boyneed for carnage and excitement? She’d stand in the door of the room with her hair in curlers and some kind of green face mask, appalled at what The BoyTM and his little chums would be up to, with their hypermasculine toys. She would be like, “Gross!” and the boychilder would exchange the highest of fives at her dismay.
Anyway, if you were once The BoyTM, regardless of your gender du jour, tell me. Battle Beasts were an action figure with a built-in game mechanic. Unusual. Did you ever use that game mechanic, and if so, did you use it for gambling? Like shooting marbles for keeps.
I didn’t know enough other Battle Beast -havers for there to be any element of surprise when their elements were compared. My brother and I knew the lion man was wood and the pangolin man was fire. I think it may have come up in the scenarios we constructed, but not as a real game. But I imagine somewhere some sad kid lost his little animal mans to this system. Was it you?