Ok, so here's an update. Evidently these Battle Beasts have nothing to do with the Battle Beasts of yore. They just happen to be animals that fight each other and have a collectible figure line with the same name. So there is no return, these are new.
I loooooooooooooooooved Battle Beasts when I was a kid. What could be better than a bunch of heavily armed, anthropomorphic creatures that wanted to whoop each others behinds? Then you add in their holograms that had a rock-paper-scissor effect on the outcome of their fights and it was everything a kid could ask for. And a nightmare for parents because there were tons of these things and you had to get them all or you were a loser. Thank God someone finally wised up and is resurrecting this toy line. The folks at Diamond Select Toys are making some pretty killer updates to this classic franchise. The toys are now much more articulate, as they are built as Minimates, and they look a lot tougher. There's even going to be a comic book from IDW to go along with these new figures.
They gave away this awesome clear red ram dude at C2E2 this past weekend and I'm sure he's going to be heavily sought after. Actually, I know this for a fact because people are already trying to get $100 for one on eBay. There was also a solid grey version as well that is commanding some big bucks.