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CoroCoro Limited: Liger The Arthur!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-15 10:25:51

 This month's issue of CoroCoro announced an interesting Zoid: A Rising Liger variation called Liger The Arthur. They also posted an article showing off the full image for it on their website!

 The Arthur is a limited kit obtained through a "paid service", scheduled around the May issue of CoroCoro. The closest comparison for this seems to be the Black Rhimos and Bearfighter from the NJR, where people could mail in their forms from CoroCoro to purchase the kits. Although, it's worth noting that back in the day, these kits weren't listed as "Limited", and were available to all who submitted an application. We don't know yet how limited the Arthur will be, or if Limited simply means "limited to everyone who submits an application, during the relevant time" which is certainly a possibility.

 When it was first announced, we speculated that this might refer to the Pal-Shop, also known as CoroCoro Premier (Shogakukan's mail-order site). However, after comparing the double page spread to the one where the Death Rex Purple Dragon Form was announced for rerelease (in the same shop), this seems unlikely. The Rex made multiple direct references to CoroCoro Premier, including photos of the shop. If this were going to be the outlet used, it seems likely that it would specify this clearly, as they did before. At the moment, it may end up being an actual physical mail-order item.

 On a positive note, Arthur has a lot of additional parts! This includes a basic Rising Liger with silver armor, blue secondary armor, and blue caps. The Liger also includes a new armored visor, a huge lance-like weapon on the back, new tail armor, new paw armor, etc. We'll post more as we get more information!


- CoroCoro Translation

 A special Liger with the [???] of a proud knight!!
 A super-limited new Liger that merges a Zoid with the strength and figure of a "knight" that fought in the Middle Ages!! Its armour and weapons give rise to a new storm!! Wait for entries to open in the May issue!!

 Zoids development team comments: If you take Zoids, which are mecha + lifeforms, and add the coolness of armoured knights... A Liger even greater than expected has been born!!

 An Evo Blast gimmick that pierces everything...!?
 Its body uses the strongest materials in history...!?

 The next issue will contain a special manga featuring Liger The Arthur!!

 A new Coro Coro limited Zoid will be offered as a limited-quantity paid service for applicants in the May issue!! Liger The Arthur sets out for the front!!

 We've learned that a new Liger with new parts and new colours will be sold as a Coro Coro limited! It's a super masterpiece that fans and even beginners will definitely want to obtain!

* Translations were done by Falcarius! Thank you! Because some characters were not visible in the source image, there are a couple of words missing. These will be updated as soon as a personal copy of CoroCoro has been received.


 

ZW41 Dash Breaker Unit!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-15 10:23:57

 The ZW41 Dash Breaker Unit is also available, scheduled for a March 28th release at 1,100 yen. Like the Gravity Cannon Unit, it includes new weapons in brown, and a rerelease of the Assault Boost Unit in black. The Assault Boost Unit was formerly released in silver, so this is a new color version.

New Weapons:
  Arc Knife x2
  Auto Saw x2
  Bone Blade x2
  Combat Claw x2
  Grinder Cutter x2
  Mega Lance x2

Weapon Rerelease:
  A-Z 10-Shot Maneuver Missile Pod x2
  A-Z Anti-Aircraft 4-Barreled Cannon x1
  A-Z Impact Cannon x2
  A-Z Super-Electromagnetic Blade x2
  All-Weather High Power Booster x2



 

ZW40 Gravity Cannon Unit!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-15 10:22:49

 Today, TakaraTomy revealed the source of the brown Bone Blade (mistakenly referred to earlier as the Horn Blade) we saw. It comes from the brand new Gravity Cannon Unit and the Dash Breaker Unit. These weapon sets include a series of brand new weapons in a bronze color, and a complete rerelease of the earlier weapon sets in black instead of silver.

 The Gravity Cannon Unit is scheduled to release on March 28th for 1,100 yen and comes with the equipment listed below. It contains "new weapons" (previously released at WHF in silver, but not in a wide public release) and "rerelease" weapons, which are from the Buster Radar Unit. The Buster Radar Unit originally came in silver, so these weapons sport a new black coloring.

New Weapons:
  Attachment Frame x2
  Long Assault Rifle x2
  Panzer Faust x2
  Power Rifle x2
  Square Shield x2
  Wing Cutter x2

Weapon Rerelease:
  A-Z Impact Cannon x2
  A-Z 2-Barrel Cannon x2
  A-Z 3-Shot Charge Missile x2
  Extensive Radome x1
  Flexible Arm x2



 

ZW39 Sonic Bird!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-15 10:21:41

 When the Dash Breaker Unit went up on the TakaraTomy Mall, they slipped in two cheeky teaser images. These images featured a brand new type of Archeopteryx Zoid, featured wearing the weapons unit. This Zoid is the ZW39 Sonic Bird, scheduled for release in late April.

 TakaraTomy Toys over on Twitter also posted some teaser images of the default Zoid, giving us a great look at it. Although it uses the Gilraptor body there's an extraordinary number of new parts, including fully foldable wings, and arm pegs that've been repurposed as gun mounts.



 

ZW38 Omega Rex!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-15 10:19:17

 The Omega Rex has shown up on the TakaraTomy Mall, scheduled for a March 28th release for 7,700 yen (tax included)! On a fun note it seems that the Rex's particle cannon, which we've known about for a while, uses a stunning green color. It'll be interesting to see how it is used in the show, whenever it shows up. CoroCoro also has a page showing off a new diorama style image, citing the particle cannon as a weapon that can blow up an entire city in just one blast.



- Omega Rex White Fortress Ver.

CoroCoro has posted a new article showing off the Omega Rex White Fortress Ver. It shows the particle gun charging up and being used. These images are for the silver peel, which is essentially a scratch off that buyers of CoroCoro can mail in for a chance to win. Like most other CoroCoro limiteds, it'll be limited to 100 kits total.



 

Horn Blade Weapon Teaser!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-12 20:20:08

 After teasing the Omega Rex last night, Zoids Official has teased a mysterious weapon variation: A brown Horn Blade. Although Horn Blades were obtained at earlier events like the remodeling both at World Hobby Fair in Tokyo, every iteration we've seen of this so far (including leaks) were in a gray color. So what will this weapon turn out to be from? Will its wider public release be updated to brown? If so, we'll likely see color variations of other weapons as well!



 

ZW38 Omega Rex!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-12 04:53:46

 TakaraTomy and CoroCoro have steadily been teasing Omega Rex for months, and this beast has already appeared in the Zoids Wild 2 manga. Back in mid-January, CoroCoro posted an article discussing an upcoming CoroCoro 100 based on this Zoid, but it also contained an awesome, rainy image of it. Just yesterday, the Zoids Official twitter account posted our first big, clean product images!

- Omega Rex Teasing New Zoid!?

 A cheeky posted from the Zoids Official Twitter exhibited photos of the work place where they're developing the commercial for the upcoming Omega Rex. It contains some customs, but most interestingly -- a familiar little mantis in the foreground. We've heared whispers of these little Kill Scythes for a while, but this is a clever way to introduce them!



 

Omega Rex White Fortress Ver.!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-12 04:52:27

 Although we first heard about the Omega Rex White Fortress Ver. in earlier CoroCoro issues, there were no images of it. Now, we've gotten our first glimpse! This image is from the upper left corner of the CoroCoro Comic March issue's cover. Tonight it was also shown off in CoroCoro's video presentation for the March issue of CoroCoro Comic. Fortress resembles a fossilized rex, a cool color choice! It is our next CoroCoro 100 Limited.


- CoroCoro March Video Presentation



 

ZW37 Kuwaganos!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-12 04:51:34

 With Kuwaganos planned to appear in the next episode, now's the time to cover their info! The Kuwaganos is a subspecies of Kuwaga, which differentiates itself by the ability to crystalize sap. This crystalization forms an unknown type of metal, which is used for the Amber Jaws and Amber Wings. Components made out of this Amber material have a self-healing ability, and will repair within minutes if damaged.

Wild Blast: Storm Scissors
Length: 4.9 m
Height: 2.0 m
Weight: 9.6
Maximum Speed: 212 km/h
IQ: 42

Equipment List: Amber Jaw, Amber Wing, Big Jaws, Radar Tube, Wings

 TakaraTomy has posted a couple of images showing off this Zoid next to the original Kuwaga. From earlier images it looked like the Amber equipment would have a rough texture, but in these unpainted photos it is super sleek, looking like genuine amber. It's a cool distinction! The Zoid is also up on the TakaraTomy Mall and is scheduled for a February 22nd release, for 1,500 Yen. Dengeki Hobby also happened to post an article on it, with some additional photos. We've already set up this Zoids page over in the Wild model kit section if you want to read more!


- Build Review Video



 

ZW01 Wild Liger Ash Model!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-12 04:50:22

 We heard earlier about the PSO2 (Phantasy Star Online) collaboration with TakaraTomy, which would allow players of PSO2 to obtain Wild Liger helmet items in-game. This collab would also feature a special sticker sheet for the Wild Liger based on one of the game's characters, Ash. This variation is now available on the TakaraTomy Mall, scheduled for a March 5th release at 3,300 yen. It includes a special sticker set and the ZW01 Wild Liger model kit.



 

HMM Wild Liger Updates!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-12 04:49:36

 Kotobukiya displayed their HMM Wild Liger at Wonder Festival last weekend, this time with the Wild Blast on display! Still no colored example, but it's looking cool so far. Kotobukiya posted an image of the display on Twitter. You can see the Wild Blast flame effect part (which will be green, hopefully transparent) and the Mane Claws extended. The Arashi figure also has a Wild Blast look! Dengeki Hobby Magazine posted three more pictures here, here, and here. We still don't have an exact price or release date, but it was originally estimated for June or July. That time may be subject to change.



 

HMM-016 Blade Liger AB Updates!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-12 04:48:54

 In a recent LABO article, the box art for the HMM-16 Blade Liger AB was released! As usual, this article was filled with references and beautiful photos, but also with some concepts for other poses that the box art could've had. They went with one of the most iconic scenes, and it was an excellent choice! This kit is scheduled for a February 17th release, for 7,800 yen. It will feature a transparent, colorless sprue for both the Blade Liger canopy and the Shield Liger canopy + other transparent parts, in addition to the transparent orange.

 There are many battlestory references in this box art, which we'll cover below!
  • The original promo poster is based off of the cover of Official Fan Book 2.

  • A Geno Breaker on the left hillside references Arthur Borgman's fight against it just before discovering the Stinger.

  • The heap of dead Zoids underneath of the Death Stinger reference the Zoids graveyard, in the ruins where it was found. As an aside, these ruins were also featured on the Death Stinger box art!

  • The change in color tones, towards the eerie blue, was meant to give the impression that the valley was filled with the spirits of fallen Zoids.

  • They even kept the red and blue moon, which matches the Blade Liger's first confrontation against the Geno Breaker. A pose concept from the Labo article also referenced this scene! In this way, they fused the two scenes, to preserve the essence of both.

  • The pose chosen for the Blade Liger was a tribute to the very first ever HMM Blade Liger box art, which was drawn by Koji Nakakita. His Blade Liger was iconic for its white-trimmed cockpit, and this detail was ommitted as a reference to the original Tomy kits, which had a fully transparent canopy. The diagonally-angled Blades are a reference to numerous Battle Story images, including the one on the back of the original Tomy box art.

  • Last but not least, while this isn't visible in Koto's photo, those who get this kit may notice that the box art features a pilot, visible through the canopy. This pilot has a rather distinctive beard~



Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Official

 

HMM Iron Kong Yeti!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-12 04:48:10

 In a surprise announcement, Kotobukiya informed us that they'll be releasing an HMM Iron Kong Yeti! This is the first Kong we've had in a while, and it has quite a unique color scheme. It is scheduled for a June 2020 release, for 16,000 yen. The kit comes with a clear colorless canopy and other transparent parts, in addition to the clear green. It also comes with additional decals, and alternate right shoulder equipment. Most notable, the gatling gun which closely mirrors its optional equipment from the Delusional War Record online comics, better known as the old Zoids Web Comic.

 Amazingly, when this kit was announced, the artist for its original web comic, Tanimeso posted two tweets with beautiful, clean images of it from the web comic. This shows the alternate equipment as well as some of the characters that appeared in the comic.

 It's worth mentioning that at the time of this announcement, a Twitter user posted images of other webcomic Zoids like the Geno Breaker Jet, Gojulas Mariner number 17, etc. Some users mistook this as a confirmation or teaser that these Zoids were going to appear as the next webcomic / Yuji Kaida HMM kits. This is not the case. It was another fan's musings about if it was possible that we'd get these kits too. HMM has done a number of kits from this series, and it is more than possible that they will do more in the future, but I wanted to clear this up because it has been thrown around as fact in a couple of circles.


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Official

 

Zoids Wild Custom Examples!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-02-12 04:45:36

 We have a variety of custom examples based on official Zoids! We have Rising Liger Flight Prototype, Cannon Bull Anti-Air Long-Range Artillery Spec., Stylaser Cold District Spec., and Bazootle Heavy Artillery Medium-Range Bombardment Spec. (which also has a WIP post). An article from Dengeki Hobby covers WIP shots of some of the older custom examples.



 

ZW Model Kit Section Update!  [Site]


Posted: 2020-01-11 23:09:51

 The Zoids Wild model kit section has been brought up to date, to include basic product details on all currently announced (standard-release) Wild kits. This includes build videos, weapon names, etc. We've got a lot of Wild kit news to cover in the official franchise announcements below!



 

ZW35 Drei Panther!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-01-11 23:08:16

 We have a ton of Wild and HMM kit news to sort through, so let's start with the Drei Panther! This cat was released on December 26th, for a price of 4,000 yen. It gets its name (Drei - German for Three) from the three blades hidden inside of its Shadow Shields. The whole unit is designed to emphasize stealth, silently sniping enemies with the guns on its back. As a side note, the Drei Panther is the smartest of all currently released feline Zoids in Zoids Wild, by far.

 TakaraTomy posted a couple of videos of its Machine Blast on twitter, and you can view its images and box art on the TakaraTomy Mall. It has a build video up on youtube already. You can also check out this tweet to see its beautiful smile~

Technical Information:
  Wild Blast: Drei Slasher, Length: 8.1 m, Height: 4.2 m, Weight: 49.8 t, Max Speed: 206 km/h, IQ: 145

Equipment:
  3-Barreled Silent Gun
  A-Z Drei Blade
  Air Intake
  Horizontal Armour
  Night Vision Scope
  Shadow Claw
  Shadow Shield
  Stabilizer Armour
  Z-O Visor



 

ZW36 Rising Liger!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-01-11 23:07:56

 The ZW36 Rising Liger was also announced! This kit is scheduled to be released on January 25th for 4000 Yen, and has been one of the more heavily debated kits thus far. Originally leaked with an unpainted photo, the kits colors left a lot to be desired. However, as it turns out, the Rising Liger will be released in a beautiful painted gold (for all gold parts except the Evo Blast unit). The recent product photos make the kit look worlds better, and not only was it featured as the cover to the Zoids Wild Fan Book, but many theorize that it will (quite likely) have a major role in the anime soon.

 This kit is focused on a revolver scheme, with a spinning chamber and a gunblade on the front. It has a lot of heavy armor, and a new paw design. It is known to puff up its Rising Frill (Mane) and intimidate enemies with the Roar Cannon (unlisted). You can see a build review video with customization examples on TakaraTomy's channel, and a shorter build review video on CoroCoro Next. Here are some other posts on this Liger! Evo Blast Video, Photos, Close Up, Another Photo, and the Dengeki Hobby Article (with additional product photos).

Technical Information:
  Wild Blast: Rising Gun Slasher / Rising Buster Blade, Length: 8.7 m, Height: 4.8 m, Weight: 53.5 t, Max Speed: 225 km/h, IQ: 107

Equipment:
  A-Z Autocannon
  A-Z Mane Blade
  Heavy Tail
  High Efficiency Radiation Fin
  Impact Revolver
  Rising Armour
  Rising Claw
  Rising Frill



- Rising Liger Commercial



 

Death Rex Purple Dragon Form Rerelease!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-01-11 23:07:34

 TakaraTomy has announced that the Death Rex Purple Dragon Form will see a wider rerelease! This kit is already up for sale through Pal-Shop, Shogakukan's web order shop, for 8,250 yen (tax included). This set comes with both the purple dragon armor and the base Death Rex. There are a limited quantity available and orders will begin shipping out in late January, in the order that they were received. You can use proxy services like From Japan, Celga, etc. to order this kit!



 

Beast Liger Optical Camou. Spec.!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-01-11 23:07:14

 The Beast Liger "Optical Camouflage Spec.", which was originally announced as a CoroCoro 100 Ltd., has already been announced for a rerelease at the next World Hobby Fair! This event will take place on January 25th, and the Liger will be on sale at the event for 3,850 yen.



 

Beast Liger Zero!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-01-11 23:06:41

 Zoids Wild Battle Card Hunter has released its new armor parts set, the Beast Liger Zero! This set features all new gold pieces to replace most of the red on the Beast Liger, along with transparent white armor. Paying homage to the Liger Zero, it's a kit worth picking up! A video showing off this kit was posted on CoroCoro Channel.



 
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