1. Series One Battle Beasts:
This original series of toys was released in the 1980s and featured various characters with unique weapons and armor. Some of these figures also included translucent "heat sensitive" parts that changed color when placed near heat sources.
2. Series Two Battle Beasts:
The second series of Battle Beasts introduced a new set of characters, many of whom were more significant than those in the first set. These figures came with more detailed armor and weapons and often had intricate paint details that made them stand out from the previous lineup.
3. Laser Beasts:
This subline of Battle Beasts featured all new characters with unique laser guns as their only weapon instead of swords or axes like in earlier series.
4. Laser Beasts: Special Edition:
This special edition line was released in the late 1980s and featured all new characters with glow-in-the-dark armor and guns that lit up when exposed to bright light.
5. Zoids Battle Beasts:
The Zoids subline of Battle Beasts introduced mechanical animal figures, each of which came with its unique weapon or accessory. These figures are now highly sought after by collectors due to their relative rarity.
6. Beast Saga Battle Beasts:
This line of toys was released in the late 2000s and featured all new designs based on classic Japanese manga series such as Dragon Ball, Ranma 1/2, and Mazinger Z. Each figure came with its unique weapon and accessories.
7. Battle Beasts: Rebooted:
This modern line of toys was released in the early 2010s and featured all new designs with more detailed armor and weapons than previous lines. These figures also have highly articulated joints and are compatible with other action figures such as Lego mini figures.