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- Zoids News From Hasbro!


Posted: 2020-09-23 17:07:35

 An article posted by Crunchy Roll discusses a recent Hasbro announcement regarding the Zoids franchise. The article introduced Tanks (Gannontoise) and Ruin (Gilraptor), two "Mega Battler" packs (model kits) that'll be released by Hasbro. These kits are listed at a retail price of $19.99, which is almost $10 less than their Japanese counterparts (retail $30), with both kits being released on February 9th, 2021. Kits are recommended for ages 8 and up.

 As we already knew, Hasbro kits will include figures of the pilot characters that they have in the show, making all Hasbro kits distinct from the Japanese release. They will also have two-toned bodies instead of black, and a few will have mold changes. They'll be available at most major retailers, and also available for pre-order on HasbroPulse.com starting September 26th at 5:00 PM ET. More information will be revealed in the Zoids panel at Pulse Con, on September 26th, 10:50am ET.

 Aside from toy news, the article also announces that the remaining Zoids Wild (Hasbro dub) episodes will be released on Netflix on October 1st. All in all, lots of exciting news!



 

- Hasbro Zoid Instructions!


Posted: 2020-08-30 21:02:05

 You've probably already heard about this all over social media, but a couple week ago, a whole slew of Zoids instructions surfaced on Hasbro's Customer Care website. This included large images of the box arts, names, and designs of several of the Zoids, including: Tanks (Gannontoise), Alpha Shadow (Hunter Wolf), Tryke (Triceradogos), Liger (Wild Liger), Ruin (Gilraptor), Needle (Scorpear), Pincers (Kuwaga), and Rapterrix (Raptor). Zoids were divided into 3 classes: Giga, Mega, and Beta.

 The instructions included manga-style artwork done by Moritya himself, the artist of the Zoids Wild and Zoids Wild 2 mangas. Much of this artwork is brand new, which was an exciting development. To improve playability, the boxes for these kits fold out into a playmat, which can be used for a wrestling game. Who doesn't love pitting their Zoids against each other? Besides Arashi

 ZOIDS BATTLE RULES


1. Start with Zoids battler on the orange hexagon with all feet on the mat.

2. Ready, Set, Unleash! Knock your opponent's battler off the mat to score 1 point. Having two or more feet off the mat means the battler has been knocked off.

3. First battler to 3 points wins the match!

 Aside from that, all kits have continued the trend from last year's leaks, with each kit's body color being divided into 2 colors. The eyes are pre-attached, and with beautiful artwork and every Zoid getting a pilot figure, these are considerably different from their Japanese counterparts. We have no release date or price at the moment, but keep your eyes peeled for more news!



 

Supposed Hasbro Zoid Leaks!   [Possible Leak]


Posted: 2019-10-07 05:00:00

    The internet has been flooded with images of Zoids Wild kits from Hasbro. Fans have been waiting for this for a long time, and a lot has developed in the last few days. Where is this leak from, and what do we know? We'll go over everything below.




    We first learned about Hasbro's handling of Zoids Wild at Mipcom. We saw a brand new logo, which matches these boxes. The tag line was "Build Them To Life!", which has been changed to "Build Them To Battle". We also recently heard from TakaraTomy's 2019 financial report that they planned to see Zoids Wild aired on tv and toys distributed in the UK and US markets during fiscal 2019, which in Japan lasts until the end of March. So, this leak was released at a good moment to fit in with our current timeline.

    It originally surfaced from In Demand Toys on Facebook, a shop in the UK that sells a variety of products. They responded to inquiries about the source, answering that the images came from Hasbro itself. This likely means a mass dispatched catalog sent out to stores and distributors.


    What do we know about the toys themselves? Well, to start with, they'll be in plastic packaging with a small window, showing viewers that the kits come pre cut, with no hassle or sharp tools needed. The toys will also have some minor differences from the Japanese release.

    The first and most minor is that the bodies of the model kits appear to be split into two different colors. Black and a faint brown. The clear caps also seem to have different colors, shades, and transparencies from their overseas counterpart.

    Second, out of the five different kits we saw this week, two had significant mold changes. The most notable is the Gannontoise, which is a complete overhaul. Some fans have theorized this is due to the strict regulations of how gun toys must look in the US, but at this time that is only conjecture. We've color coded the changes below.

    Gannontoise Changes: See Image
    - Hinge joint on neck is changed (blue)
    - Gun barrel is changed (purple)
    - Gun attachment is changed (pink)
    - Back cover now attaches using a large hinge on the lower back (orange)
    - Spine no longer opens up with back shell (yellow)
    - Attachment for side armor is changed, may or may not still open up (green)
    - Caps have become a more solid color (cyan)

    Spideath Changes: See Image
    - Back armor plate now covers entire abdomen
    - This covers the black body underneath (red)
    - It also fuses the detail plate on the top (pink)
    - A weapon peg has been removed from both sides (green)
    - The caps have been changed to a less transparent purple (orange)

    These changes are hit or miss, and not all fans are happy. Especially those who have been waiting for Wild to come overseas so that they could buy the same kits without paying international shipping fees. On the other hand, people who want both versions will be happier knowing that they will have some differences between them.

    Aside from that, the renewed boxes are excellent. The amazingly detailed artwork will draw immediate attention to these toys, along with their crisp packaging design. It's a huge step up from what Hasbro has offered in the past. Even if some names are uh. Interesting.

    - Gannontoise --> Tanks
    - Gilraptor --> Ruin
    - Kuwaga --> Pincers
    - Raptor --> Rapterrix
    - Scorpear --> Needle
    - Spideath --> Phobia

    Perhaps most hyped about this announcement is the appearance of small pilot figures to ride on the Zoids. Though these are not 100% confirmed, they are present on the unpainted, unfinished product photos, which strongly implies that they'll be a part of the kit. Fans have wanted the individual pilots since Wild began, and if they are present, it's a big difference between domestic and international releases.

    It's important to remember that these aren't likely marketing product photos. They've not been painted or touched up, and some details may change between now and their final release.


 
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