B-Force Blue Stinger
Review by JoshB
As part of the Beetleborgs Force line, in 1997, Bandai created an all-new toy of the Blue Stinger character by taking a toy from a Japanese Metal Hero show called Janperson, and giving it a recolor and a Blue Stinger Head. The Result is the B Force Blue Stinger Beetleborg.
The toy is about 12" tall, highly articulated, and comes with a variety of weapons and accessories, although a fraction of its original Japanese Counterpart.
This toy featured a light up chest gimmick, powered by 2 "AA" batteries. You can remove the chest plate to get a better view of the lights. Some of the other neat things you can do with this toy:
- The right fist launches off
- The right knee opens to reveal a missile launcher
- The left thigh has a hidden gun panel
- The left forearm has a hidden compartment that houses a weapon
- The chest panel is removable
- He has a gun that fits in his holster
The toy may have had more accessories and features, but I got him loose, and there is precious little information available about this toy. He is a tough one to find, for sure. If anyone has a box photo, let me know.