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- Stand River New Product Reveals!


Posted: 2020-10-03 01:35:22

 Now that Stand River has concluded, we'll be covering all of the new product details that were published during the stream. It was an amazing event, and it was so cool to see everyone's customs! You can view the entire gallery here. Definitely give it a look!

 In the meantime, this post will be organized by the order that things were revealed during the event. If you missed the livestream, no worries, Kotobukiya is arranging to post videos to youtube soon! So don't mind the livestream link being broken.

- Zoids Key Charms!

 Just before Stand River, Kotobukiya announced their decision to release a set of Zoids Key Charms. The full set of metal charms consists of Wild Liger/Arashi, Gannontoise/Onigiri, Scorpear/Penne, Triceradogos/Gyoza, Hunter Wolf/Salt, and Spideath/Youkan. The set is scheduled for a January 2021 release as a Kotobukiya Direct Exclusive, for 2,000 yen each. It is not sold as a set! We have pre-order links down at the bottom of the page. Be sure to place your pre-orders by October 28th, as after that, they'll only be selling the remaining unsold stock before closing pre-orders.



- HMM Box Art Reveals

 Stand River also featured a reveal of several box arts, including the digital version for the HMM Wild Liger, the Pteras Bomber, and the Geno Breaker Repackage Ver., featuring a beautiful scene from Official Fan Book 2.



- HMM Revamps!

 Kotobukiya started off with a couple of new rerelease announcements. A new release of the HMM Panzer CAS, now in Marking Plus version, and a new Shadow Fox Marking Plus Version! So for all those who've been waiting for Fox, now's your chance!



- Wild Liger Guren Chrome Reveal!

 The final Wild Liger Guren was shown off in the event, complete with its chrome parts, clear caps, and clear purple eyes and Wild Blast parts. The camera's white balance caused most of the details to be washed out, so please excuse the lower detail.



- HMM Fangtiger Prototype Reveal!

 We got our first look at the Fangtiger model kit tonight! While we saw concept art earlier, I never would have guessed how many movable parts this Zoid has. It's really impressive. During the Wild Blast, the Panthera Armor folds out (like the moto kit) and the blades come forward. The blades are articulated so that they can take that 'spread out' pose that's used in the anime, and the pits of the blades (the lines) are also separate pieces! In other words, the blades can stretch slightly for the Wild Blast. The armor on the upper rear legs opens up to reveal some vents, a feature new and exclusive to the HMM verson of the kit.

 Like the HMM Wild Liger, the Fangtiger comes with a pilot figure. Bacon looks highly detailed. The reveal of Wild Liger's box art noted that the Zoids Wild kits will have their own designation, with Wild Liger being "W001".



- Rev Raptor Prototype Reveal!

 Fangtiger isn't the only prototype shown off. Rev Raptor's prototype was also revealed! There's a lot of detail crammed into this tiny kit, and it sports the same amount of articulation we've come to appreciate from Kotobukiya. The claws and blades also look quite sharp.



- HMM Customize Parts Pile Bunker Unit!

 The Rev Raptor is going to coincide with a release of a new HMM Customize Parts set, the Pile Bunker Unit! The unit has a movable pilebunker that can slide quite far forwards and backwards, as well as a mount that lets it tip up and down, and small movable panels on the top of the unit that can stand up or tuck back.



- HMM Raven Raptor!

 Kotobukiya also posted on Twitter that we'll be getting an HMM Raven Raptor! Many of you may recognize this as a Yuji Kaida variant. We've had several others appear in the HMM line, so this is an expected (and welcome) update. The Raven Raptor will be packaged with the Pile Bunker, just like the original motorized release.



- HMM Gilraptor 3D Model!

 Kotobukiya showed off the HMM Gilraptor's 3D Rig, in place of a prototype (as it's not quite ready yet). Although it's awesome to see, it's hard to see some of the details. So, for those who may have forgotten, here is the artwork for it that was posted at the last Stand River! It'll be full of beautiful details. You can see the X-style zig zags on the armor in the 3D model, a custom detail of the HMM.



- HMM Death Rex Reveal!

 As fans have pondered for many months, Kotobukiya has now announced an HMM Death Rex! The initial artwork looks amazing, and you can see that this kit is full of anime-accurate details. This includes the brown on the large Jaws and even the anime accurate sharp claws! It also looks like it'll have a rather intricate Uvula Drill, which, if the kit matches the artwork, can completely retract and also extend quite far past the jaws like in the show.

 The Death Rex Purple Dragon Form was also confirmed as a store exclusive, though there were no images shown for it during the event.



- HMM Liger Zero X!

 As Kotobukiya wrapped up their live build of the HMM Wild Liger, they dropped a final surprise reveal on us! The HMM Liger Zero X! This kit looks amazing, and it's one that people have been wanting for a long, long time. It was great to see a prototype, and it looks to really honor all of the X's design scheme.



 

- New Poster!


Posted: 2020-09-23 17:08:52

 The Assorted section has been given a facelift to match the rest of the site, along with a more organized layout and a few new additions. First, the 20th Anniversary "1/72 Real Scale Panorama Poster" has been added to CoroCoro Posters, and a separate page has been added for the Big Zoids Expo Ticket.


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- Zoids Postcards!


Posted: 2020-09-23 17:08:36

 A set of postcards from the Big Zoids Expo has been added to the assorted section, with their own page. This is one of 2 sets sold at the expo, and each card has its own slogan! A nice look at some of the NJR box art, especially art featured on the back of the boxes, which rarely gets nice scans.


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TakaraTomy 2019 Financial Report!   [Official]


Posted: 2019-10-07 01:00:00

    Although this is somewhat old news, TakaraTomy recently posted their Annual Report 2019, which had some interesting bits of information regarding Zoids. We're going to include all of the relevant info below.



Zoids Wild:
    The latest series of this original brand launched in 1983. Based on animal and dinosaur motifs, ZOIDS are called “classic examples of animal-type mechanical organisms as an assembled toy that moves and uses weapons via springs or motors


    As for toys exported overseas, in November 2018,an international tournament was held in France for the next-generation spinning top BEYBLADE BURST that generated popularity for this toy overseas and led to increased sales. We enhanced the product capabilities of trading card game DUEL MASTERS by revising card content, while a tournament held in March 2019 successfully increased this product’s popularity. Additionally, since the June 2018 launch of merchandise related to dinosaur and animal-themed ZOIDS WILD, we have proactively promoted related content development, including television animation broadcasts that began in July, an amusement machine that was released in January 2019, and in February, sales of video game software were launched.


    Additionally, the ZOIDS WILDS TV animation began broadcasting in South Korea in October 2018, then Hong Kong and Thailand in November and in Taiwan in December.


    Further more in addition to our core products, we will continuously launch new products. TOMY plans to proactively launch of new products targeting hit content such as boy’s hobby toy BAKUGAN, the third series, PHANTOMIRAGE! live-action television drama and popular movies Toy Story 4 and Frozen 2. Already having global content including BEYBLADE and TRANSFORMERS, at present we are proactively developing ZOIDS to create the next new wave in the trough of sales generated by these businesses.


Cultivating ZOIDS WILD as a Third Pillar, Promoting Further Investment in New Content
    We are focusing efforts on cultivating ZOIDS WILD as a third pillar after BEYBLADE and TRANSFORMERS. In terms of deployment, toys were released in Japan in July 2018, and animation broadcasts began. Overseas, animation broadcasts began in July 2018 in nine countries and regions, including China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia. During fiscal 2019, we are planning animation broadcasts and toys in Europe and the United States as we enter the stage where ZOIDS WILD toy sales and animation broadcasts will begin worldwide. As ZOIDS WILD is a TOMY original global brand IP, we will promote expansions into a variety of business areas, including toys, apparel, accessories, game machine cabinets and video game software. ... (Diagram shows)
    - Apparel: T-Shorts, Pajamas, Socks, etc.
    - Toys (Domestic)
    - Toys (Overseas)
    - TV anime cartoon
    - Game software
    - Enclosure
    - Miscellaneous goods (Puzzle game, kite, etc.)
    Expand Business in the Asian Market
    Proactive Development of Core Products, ZOIDS WILD and BAKUGAN redundant
    To further strengthen development in the Asian market, where sales have grown steadily in recent years, we will aggressively develop our own original content, including ZOIDS WILD and battle hobby toy BAKUGAN in addition to our core products. We will also proactively deploy visual content successful in Japan throughout Asia.


 

Zoids Graffart Collaboration!  [Official]


Posted: 2019-06-25 03:00:00

    TT has announced a collaboration with Graffart Shop to feature some Zoids merchandise! This will include a few different types of items, mostly in the generic merch categories (keychains and the like). It features some cute art of the Zoids and their characters. Check here for a better look at the items, and here for more.




 

Zoids Puzzle Rubber Game Figures!  [Official]


Posted: 2019-06-25 02:00:00

    A set of Puzzle Rubber Game figures has been announced! These are small rubber figures split into multiple parts (namely body, head, legs, and tail). You can then mix and match the parts, putting rex limbs on a Liger, or a raptor tail on Fang Tiger. The set includes 5 Zoids: Death Rex, Dimepulsar, Fang Tiger, Gilraptor, and Wild Liger. A box set can be ordered on sites like amiami for around 3,480 yen.




 

Zoids Wild Chess Pieces!  [Official]


Posted: 2019-04-29 06:00:00

    TakaraTomy recently posted a tweet showing off the chess piece prototypes. These are special chess pieces scheduled to be released in late June. Pre-orders are already available, for a box including 10 pieces. Buying the box set will net you all 10 types. Each Zoid comes in gold and silver.




 

Zoids Wild Various Items!  [Official]


Posted: 2019-03-10 12:00:00

    A korean website called gmarket has started stocking some of the various Zoids Wild merchandise, including sticker books, lunch boxes, game books, coloring books, and more! There are a ton of items to choose from, and they're all quite cheap, so take a look!




 

Zoids Wild Assemble Models 2!  [Official]


Posted: 2019-03-10 10:00:00

    The next set of Assemble Models for Zoids Wild have popped up for pre-order! This set includes the Fang Tiger, Gilraptor Commander, Dimepulsar, and Wild Liger. Which is a little unusual because the Wild Liger showed up before in the first issue. You can pre-order this on some sites for 4,104 ish yen (not including discount) for a box of 10. This means there will be some extras.




 

Zoids Posters Added!  [Official]


Posted: 2019-03-08 07:00:00

    Two new posters have been added to the CoroCoro Posters page (under Assorted)! This includes a nice battlestory poster, as well as our second Super Real CG poster.





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Wild Blast Mini Collection Part 2!  [Official]


Posted: 2019-03-08 05:00:00

    Part 2 of the Zoids Wild: Wild Blast Mini Collection has been announced! These are small figures with movable parts to form their wild blasts. It looks like Part 2 will include Gabrigator, Knuckle Kong, and Triceradogos. There's a tweet about it here~ They'll be available in gachas in Japan for 300 yen each. Usually you can find this type of thing on Ebay, Yahoo Japan, and Rakuten Global as well.




 

Wendy's First Kitchen Campaign!  [Official]


Posted: 2019-01-08 09:00:00

    Over the last month or so, Wendy's held a campaign where patrons could receive some Zoids Related items. This was primarily geared towards the First Kitchen Stickers and was limited to Japan. There were other benefits, however, ranging from smokey fries to a Zoids Wild fast food paper bag. It's amazing to see Zoids branching out into such promotions again! Zoids Official even posted a nice dinner photo with Wild Liger and Gannontoise~

- First Kitchen Stickers

    These special stickers included decals for the Wild Liger, with four different sets. The sheets also included small stickers of the Zoid characters themselves. A good example can be seen here. Some people have posted photos of the stickers actually applied to the Zoids, which can be seen here, here, and here. You can see a shot of all four sets, along with the bag which had Wild Liger on one side and Gilraptor on the other side here. The stickers included a QR code that could be scanned to enter a lottery for the First Kitchen Colored Papers (below.)




- First Kitchen Colored Paper

    By buying the relevant meals, buyers would receive a sticker sheet. The QR codes on those sheets could be scanned to enter a lottery for Zoids Wild colored paper with images of the characters and a First Kitchen logo. There were quite a few of these, so we'll link to the full size images below.
    Arashi, Drake, Gyoza, Onigiri, Penne




 

New Zoids Wild Products!  [Official]


Posted: 2018-07-20 02:00:00

    Today there were leaks of several Zoids Wild model kits, giving us a look at some of the brand new Zoids! We've already heard of most of these and have them listed down in the preorders table with released prices so far. Now we get to see some of their Wild Blasts in action!



     ZW09 Raptor: Velociraptor Type, Death Metal, Wild Blast is its back spike moving up and forwards

    ZW10 Knuckle Kong: Gorilla Type, Death Metal, Wild Blast is the outer halves of its shoulder armour sliding down to form bigger fists

    ZW11 Triceradogos: Triceratops Type, Freedom, Wild Blast is a spike stabbing out of its forehead (and also bringing most of its frill forwards)



    ZW12 Death Rex: motorised XL-size Tyrannosaurus Type, Death Metal, Wild Blast is automatic and complicated: stops mid-walk, mouth opens wide, drill inside mouth lights up and spins, side jaws swing forwards, both pairs of jaws make chomping motion, repeats actions 3 times before resuming walking

    ZW13 Gusock: Giant Isopod Type, factionless?, Wild Blast is curling into a ball and sticking its antennae out sideways

    ZW14 Stegosage: Stegosaurus Type, Death Metal, Wild Blast is its back plates folding down horizontally



    ZW15 Special Edition Wild Liger/Awakened Wild Liger: motorised M-size Lion Type, Freedom, slight changes from standard Wild Liger: armour is pearl white and metallic blue, claws are painted gold, Mane Claws are chrome gold, motor is improved for a 20% speed increase, comes with special Coro Coro minibook

    ZW16 Hunter Wolf: Wolf Type, Freedom, two-stage Wild Blast is back panels swivelling upwards and gun flipping up

    ZW17 Catalga: Silkworm Type, factionless?, Wild Blast is chin lifting to reveal drills, comes with carrier trailer


 

Zoids Wild Keychains!  [Official]


Posted: 2018-07-20 01:00:00

    A set of five "Deformed Figure Keychains" has also been announced. This includes five of the first wave, but oddly not in order (we're missing Kabtor). Almost all of the first wave of kits even still. Perhaps we'll see more later on down the line!



 

Giant Wild Liger Statue!  [Official]


Posted: 2018-02-26 09:00:00

    This announcement also featured a huge Wild Liger. This isn't a product, of course, but it warms the hearts of older Zoids fans who may remember the giant Molga and other large-scale statues such as the Leoblaze and Unenlagia featured at earlier conventions.

    The news we have so far is that a new combination of media will begin in April 2018, presumeably the anime, of course, and a new serialized comic featured in Corocoro Magazine. Then in June 2018 toys will hit the shelves nationwide, with the first two released in June. The Wild Liger and the Gilraptor, which will be selling for 3,000 yen each. This is an eyecatcher to older fans who have often reflected on the motorized kits of old, which were sold at more affordable prices. This is also a decent price range for children, the series target audience, and will hopefully produce a successful launch of the new toy line.



 

WF Baggy!  [Official]


Posted: 2015-08-07 02:00:00

    At Wonderfest they also included a little baggy! Of course, it's not for mass sale but it's still a really interesting little extra. Always nice to see small things like that!


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HMM Zoid Posters!  [Site]


Posted: 2015-03-16 04:00:00

    We've uploaded the two available HMM Zoid Posters to the Assorted > Posters section! This includes the only two that are known, Blade Liger Mirage and Saber Tiger Gold.


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New Posters Section!  [Site]


Posted: 2014-12-05 03:00:00

    A new section has been added to the Assorted page for posters! So far we've got a couple of the CoroCoro releases and some free official ones. Looking to add more soon!


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New Art Boards Section!  [Site]


Posted: 2014-12-05 02:00:00

    A second section is added in Assorted, for Art Boards! All of the ones currently from CoroCoro, but they're still pretty neat.


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Customize Sticker Book!  [Site]


Posted: 2014-06-13 07:00:00

    A review for the Zoids Customize Sticker Book has been uploaded to the Books section. This includes photos of two of the Zoids that have customize stickers included, but we unfortunately don't have the other Zoids. Someday!


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