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bmathison1972

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Beetle Battle, Series 1 and 2 (Epoch)
« on: December 27, 2018, 12:31:20 AM »
Reviews of the complete sets Beetle Battle by Epoch. Both sets were originally released in 2005. These were always sets I said I would get if the opportunity came up, but I never aggressively pursued them. Now that I have them they are nicer than I thought. Both sets have 6 figures.

Minimal assembly is required, and the come with a base and an elevated peg on which to display them. The two sets have different colored bases and pegs. The concept is they can be 'locked in battle'; the bases even loosely connect to one another. They are small, similar in size to early Kaiyodo or Furuta figures, or standard TOOB/tube-sized figures. Some of the species are common, and one (as far as I know) is unique.

Thanks to @Beetle guy for selling them to me  ^-^

Set 1:

Dynastes hercules vs. Dynastes neptunus.



Cyclommatus metallifer vs. Prosopocoilus inclinatus.
Cyclommatus species don't get a lot of attention so good to see one here!



Allomyrina dichotoma vs. Lucanus maculifemoratus.




Set 2:

Odontolabis lacordairei vs. Hexarthrius parryi.
The O. lacordairei is, to my knowledge, a unique figure.



Allotopus rosenbergi vs. Megasoma elephas.



Augosoma centaurus vs. Chalcosoma moellennkanmpi.
A. centaurus doesn't get a lot of attention, so nice to see it here!



« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 12:37:47 AM by bmathison1972 »


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Re: Beetle Battle, Series 1 and 2 (Epoch)
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 02:42:47 PM »
The first set was sold with the gray trunks. Later they sold them with sand coloured (two beetles per blister package).
The ones with the grey stands (that you have now ;-)) have better colours than the ones they released later.

 
 
« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 02:44:19 PM by Beetle guy »
To beetle or not to beetle.

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Re: Beetle Battle, Series 1 and 2 (Epoch)
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2018, 03:54:45 PM »
Oh I see they sold them as fighting pairs, LOL. I just randomly paired them for the images.

The image you showed there, those must be from a later set? I don't remember (and I am at work now so I cannot check) but I think the accompanying papers did not have Latin names?!?

I really like these sets!!!!! Even without the bases, the beetles themselves are very nice!
« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 03:56:03 PM by bmathison1972 »

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Re: Beetle Battle, Series 1 and 2 (Epoch)
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 03:39:39 PM »
Yes they are! I like that they fit with the style of the Epoch flying ones also.
To beetle or not to beetle.