As the 80s wore on, the action figures toys progress from G.I.
Joe, to crazy looking man-beast, dinosaur-looking, crazy things
like this Battle Beast (called BeastFormers in Japan).
This Hasbro toy line was essentially anthropomorphic animals
geared up for battle. There left hands were typically
replaced with some type of personalized weapon. Each
character had a heat sensitive area on their chest that
demonstrated their area of strength (fire, wood, water, and a
The Battle Beasts were
spin-offs from a Transformer episode called "Rebellion on Planet
Beast". There was a second line of these toys called Laser
Beasts (Shadow Warriors) that were popular in Japan with a
limited released in the USA and the Europe. Some of the
Battle Beast characers included White Leo, Big Serow, Goldar,
Fly Kick, Elephan, Gray Sharp, Power Jaguar, Dark Raccoon, etc.