I am wholly unimpressed by the current Minimate Battle Beasts; probably because I don't care about Minimates, but also because Battle Beasts were never buildable figures like Lego minifigures. They were little action figures with a silly 'game' gimmick and weapons. The minimate Battle Beasts just don't look like Battle Beasts to me.
If I want new Battle Beasts to fill a nostalgic hole in my heart, little limited-articulation action figures of cute animals with badass armor and tech is what I want, and Takara, the creators of the original Battle Beasts appear to be doing just that:
images via RobotKingdom and spotted at Topless Robot