When Diamond Select announced their plan to revive the Battle Beasts brand this year, that was my cue to jump on the vintage guys before things blew up in a big way later in the year. Anarchy was one of the few Laser Beasts I picked up as he wasn't too pricey, and was about as cool as another mole in this series. With a drill arm and a drill weapon, thematically, he's pretty awesome as a construction/destruction/explorer type.
As with all figures in the line, he's roughly 2-inches tall and has two joints-- just the shoulders. His right arm is a normal hand, and his left arm is permanently a weapon (or tool, depending on your imagination.) What I found particularly delightful about this little guy, aside from his fat little face, were the wacky 2015-by-way-of-1988 goggles on the little guy. It's like he's from some amazingly inefficient future.
He's not the only mole in the line-- two versions of Miner Mole were sold in series 2, painted up in a delightfully goofy purple skin tone with black or purple armor. Anarchy is unquestionably neater, but he ain't cheap. Without a weapon, $10-$20 is normal, while figures with the weapon may set you back $40 or more.
The figure includes a drill weapon which matches his arm nicely, and has what appears to be a a little paw just over the handle. It also has a giant ammo clip and a ribbed tip for her pleasure. Cast in silver, it also has a number "80" sculpted on it so you may easily pair it with the figure, which is also numbered.
The US release sports a Hasbro logo and, oddly, is probably rarer than a lot of other collectible figure lines from the era. Vintage Star Wars, if you just collect a loose set, is cheaper than Battle Beasts. I like this guy a lot, and I like how the furry texture and design sensibility improved as the line went on. The current secondary prices, I could do without. But if you can get one for a fair price-- maybe $30 with a gun-- I don't think that you'd regret it. (Assuming you're OK wasting big money on tiny tiny toys, of course.)
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