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Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Dacker Burst Action Figure Takara-Tomy, 2013
Day #1,496: July 28, 2016
Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Dacker Burst Action Figure Dacker Burst
The Clear Duck

Beast Saga Blind-Boxed Action Figures
Item No.:
BS-40
Manufacturer: Takara-Tomy
Includes: Lance, shield, 2 dice, trading card
Action Feature: Dice launch out of stomach
Retail: 525 yen (or about $7)
Availability: March 2013
Other: Also translated as "Dacka" early on

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Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Dacker Burst Action FigureOh, what a few difference a few years of hindsight can offer! Dacker Burst was part of the third and final wave of clear blind-boxed figures from this nifty, short-lived line. Around 2010 it seemed that we were on the cusp of a revival of Battle Beasts-style mini-figures - little 2-3-inch animal dudes in armor were whispered across the toy blogosphere, with Minimates and Glyos and other rumblings. It all pretty much fizzled out by 2013. Of all of the lines, this one offered up the most stuff - nearly unique sculpts plus a bevy of redecorated figures, capsule toys, and a micro line you should all just ignore. It never made it out to the USA, it does not appear terribly popular, and it's probably something you can live without. But I can't, so I got 'em.

Surprising no one, Dacker Burst has 4 joints and stands 3-inches tall. You can move her shoulders and hips, and each fist can fit roughly 3mm weapons. Molded in color (mostly), the figure is an example of cost-cutting creativity in action. The only paint on the actual figure is the painted goggles - everything else is molded in clear color, printed on a die, or a sticker on the plunger of the dice launcher. It's nothing if not economical, doubly so when you consider that they double-dipped with a Dacker [FOTD #846] too.

The dark green plastic makes this figure something of a gem. Hold it up to the light and color bursts forth form the murky plastics - the green coming off as a very thick Coke bottle glass, and the brown/orange parts looking more like the beverage inside. While there is considerable sculpted detail on the figure, the clear plastic does a good job of absorbing it. The good news is that it gives the figure a different quality than the painted counterpart, while the bad part is you can't really easily tell if the painted one is any good. It is, it's nicely done with jet engine shoulders, boat-like feet, and a head that was no doubt inspired by one Launchpad McQuack.

Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Dacker Burst Action Figure

If you want a set of these guys, the price is kind of low thanks to the non-interest. I'd have been better off waiting, I bought a whole case and now you can get a set of 8 for about $27. Such is life. I'd say snag 'em if the price is right, because I'm willing to bet the small armored animal fad has exhausted its fuel and now you won't see more unless it's a small, fan-driven low-run affair. I'd love to be proven wrong. (C'mon, Beastformers Redux.)

--Adam Pawlus

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