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- HMM Geno Breaker Repackage Ver.!


Posted: 2020-07-11 22:57:28

 Kotobukiya has just announced a Repackage Version of the original HMM Geno Breaker! Like the Geno Saurer Repackage, this includes the updated pieces used on the Raven Geno Saurer, meaning it can take a proper CPG stance. It'll also come with new decals based on Ritz' Geno Breaker and colorless clear eye parts in addition to the clear red. The kit will be released in November, for 9,200 yen.

 The blog also mentions that the HMM Death Stinger will be receiving another rerelease soon! Just as a quick note as well, many people were confused about whether the Repackage comes with the Blade Liger blade shown in the photos. No, it does not. It was just included in the review photos as a shoutout to the final chapters of Official Fan Book 2~


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Official

 

- HMM Decal Campaign


Posted: 2020-07-11 22:57:15

 Kotobukiya has announced a new decal campaign! This campaign is planned to span the summer, and if you buy 5,000 yen or more at participating stores during this period you'll receive a special decal sheet. It's based off of the decal sheet that was included in HISTORY OF ZOIDS, an exceptionally rare mail-order item released in 1985, which often sells at auction for hundreds of dollars. It's cool to have a more obtainable release of this sheet!


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Official

 

- New Zero Grizis 100 Limited!


Posted: 2020-07-11 22:56:59

 CoroCoro posted the cover for their August issue, which shows a tiny image of a new Zero Grizis! This suspiciously Death-Saurer colored Zoid is listed as their next CoroCoro 100, meaning they'll only be releasing 100 of them, likely through silver peels.



 

Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed!


Posted: 2020-07-11 22:56:44

 Game company "Outright Games" has announced their plans to localize the Nintendo Switch game, "Zoids Wild: King of Blast" as "Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed"! This is exciting news, and they've already posted trailers for localization in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and North America.

 It's also worth noting that most of these localization trailers included branding by Hasbro. The logo seen for the game is also the same as the original Hasbro announcement at Mipcon (right). That initial release showed a promo image of the Wild Liger and our first look at the new logo, and the same style of artwork was seen later in the leaked box arts that were circulating the web late last year (center). All in all, it's an exciting time for western Zoids fans! Here's hoping we hear some info on the kits or western dub later.


- Trailer



 

- Zoids Wild Zero Concepts!


Posted: 2020-07-11 22:56:30

 We also have a couple of concepts from Zoids Wild Zero this week. The True Empire Base seen in episode 35, and Part 2 of the B-Resistant Suit, which shows off the safety / parachute gear.



 

- ZW44 Zero Grizis!


Posted: 2020-06-30 00:29:20

 Zero Grizis has received a huge amount of coverage since our last update! The kit is releasing in August 8th, for 8500 yen. It was originally estimated for July 18th, but this has been pushed back. The Zoid will be an XL size kit, with LEDs and lots of moving parts. The TakaraTomy Twitter posted a size comparison next to Omega Rex as well as Kuwaganos, Genospino, and Rising Liger. They also posted the Zero Blast!

 CoroCoro has had their own coverage of the kit. An article featuring one of their diorama-style images and a twitter post with another one. A large poster was also included in CoroCoro July. You can view the kit on the TakaraTomy Mall as well as the Official website.


- Zero Grizis Info

Description:
 A mysterious super-giant Zoid that appeared suddenly, destroying the underground temple area. It shares a characteristic structure with Zero Phantoth, with its armour integrated with its bones and its blood vessel-like reactor lines exposed. It has guns sprouting from its entire body, hands that can manipulate gravity, Mind Horns that generate powerful electromagnetic waves which can control other Zoids, a Zoid Factor absorption device in its mouth, a Grizis Core in its body and so on, and seems to have extremely high combat abilities, but there are still many mysteries about it.

Excavation Site: Unknown
 It was buried deep within an underground temple, and many Zero Phantoths were buried above it as if to protect it, so mankind never detected it at all. No others of the same species have yet been discovered, so it is a unique, enigmatic being.

Above translations courtesy of Falcarius!

Zero Blast: Zi-END
Length: 15.5 m
Height: 9.8 m
Weight: 220.0 t
Max Speed: 158 km/h
IQ: 152

Weapons:
 3-Barrel Beam Gun
 Dorsal Cannon
 G Gravity Claw
 Infinity Missile
 Tail Laser

Equipment:
 Eye Brain
 Integration Armor
 Mind Horn
 Reactor Line
 Zoid Element Absorption Device

Features:
 Grizis Core
 Rider


 

- HMM Iron Kong Yeti Box Art!


Posted: 2020-06-30 00:28:57

 Kotobukiya has posted box art photos for the Iron Kong Yeti! The art features a glorious snowstorm battle against an Iron Kong PK.


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Official

 

- ZOIDS ART OF HMM News!


Posted: 2020-06-30 00:28:45

 The ZOIDS ART OF HMM twitter has made a new post showing off examples of a couple of the HMM Zoids, Shield Liger and Geno Saurer. They've also announced the details of the book! It'll be released September 17th for 3,300 yen, and consist of 176 pages in B5 format. If you buy from Kotobukiya Direct the book will come with an exclusive cover.



 

- HMM Blade Liger AB Video!


Posted: 2020-06-30 00:28:32

 Kotobukiya surprisingly posted a video featuring the build of their recent Blade Liger AB. We get a lot of kit videos for Wild, and it would be wonderful if we saw more of these for HMM in the future!

- Video



 

- Rare Zoids Footage!


Posted: 2020-06-30 00:28:18

 User AGE43 on Twitter recently posted a video showing off some incredibly rare footage from a traditionally-animated Zoids short. This footage shares a very strong resemblence to an '84 promotional video, which was lost to time. Only a few screenshots surfaced in various print media, but this may be our first look at the actual animation of it. It is unconfirmed to be associated, but shares the same Zoids and animation style.


Tagged:  Official Videos

 

- Zoids Concepts!


Posted: 2020-06-30 00:27:54

 Speaking of rare things, Mizuho Takayama, a manga artist and animation concept artist recently posted a twitter thread showing off some of the work he did for Zoids Genesis. Mainly, the early concepts of the Bamburian, including the rough concepts for its original pilot. This matches a slide of Zoids Genesis concepts we saw very early into its development, with quite a few other slides in this style. It's amazing to see concepts like this surfacing so many years after the project. It's a whole new look at these Zoids.

 We also have a couple of concepts from Zoids Wild Zero! A concept showing the B-Suit doubling as a parachute, and Leo's Father's Notebook.



 

- Zoids Wild 2: Volume 2!


Posted: 2020-06-30 00:27:39

 Zoids Wild 2 is releasing its second manga volume on June 26th! This manga has an excellent style, so I highly recommend picking it up. You can get a copy at Amazon Japan for 670 yen (about $6). Amazon JP requires a separate account from your US amazon account, but you can pay with your normal cards. Some chapter previews were posted over on twitter showing off the more recent chapter art, including the Zero Grizis.



 

- Zoids Wild EX-ZERO Blog!


Posted: 2020-06-30 00:27:27

 A new blog has been started by Revolver which shows off some additional photos of the customs appearing in Zoids Wild EX-ZERO. It also has some character art, which was formerly only shown off at Wonder Festival! The blog states that EX-ZERO will run for a total of 6 chapters, and the most recent chapter, originally scheduled for the July issue, has been moved to the August issue due to Corona. So if you're collecting, be sure to pick up August!



 

- Zoids Wild Battle Card Hunter!


Posted: 2020-06-30 00:27:12

 We have some new large images from BCH, starting with the Genospino Ramage Form, some of the amazing story cards, and the Omega Rex secret rare card!



 

- ZW44 Zero Grizis Product Photos!


Posted: 2020-06-05 01:08:13

 TakaraTomyToys has posted some initial product photos for the giganotosaurus-type Zoid, the ZW44 Zero Grizis! This thing looks to be a moster with bulky proportions. In a reply they also posted the old box art for the Gojulas!



 

- HMM Pteras Bomber Marking Plus Ver.!


Posted: 2020-06-05 01:08:03

 Kotobukiya has announced their next MPV, the Pteras Bomber Marking Plus Ver.! It is scheduled for October 2020, for 4800 yen. This guy gets the usual treatment, with new decals and clear colorless copies of the orange parts, but in a surprising twist the article mentions it may be getting all new box art! This would be the biggest change for an MPV to date. The article also mentions that their next posts will consist of a sample of the Iron Kong Yeti, the next Repackage product announcement, and a Wild Liger test shot introduction.


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Official

 

- Zoids Battle Card Hunter Updates!


Posted: 2020-06-05 01:07:50

 BCH posted a tweet with images for the Drei Panther Blood, appearing June 11th and themed after the Descat, along with another post including the Rising Liger GCU, Omega Rex Breaker, and Gatling Fox Shadow. They'll be rerunning the boss cards between July 2nd and August 5th, to help out people who were unable to attend earlier limited boss events.



- 3rd Bulletin: Commercial #6



 

Zoids Concept Art Book Images!


Posted: 2020-06-05 01:07:37

 Imachorii, over on twitter posted some beautiful images of a couple of concepts from the Concept Art Books! Always nice seeing clean digital images of these!



 

- The Art Of HMM Art Book!


Posted: 2020-06-01 09:29:48

 The twitter for HMMZ_Art has revealed their plans for this twitter account! It was created to advertise the upcoming art book, ZOIDS ART OF HMM 2006~2020, an amazing collection of box art, concept art, and story info, with over 80 pieces of package art from the HMM series. This book is being printed with high-saturation printing technology to maximize its beautiful artwork. Not only will it include the concept sketches seen in the instruction manuals and the art along the side of the box, but it'll also contain the battle stories that were written for each Zoid. Many of these stories have aspects unique to HMM. We're looking forward to hearing more about this project!


Tagged:  Books HMM Official

 

- Zero Phantoth Build Review Video!


Posted: 2020-06-01 09:29:37

 TakaraTomy posted a build review video of the ZW43 Zero Phantoth! It shows off the full kit, along with its Wild Blast gimmicks. It also has a few shots showing hints of the Zero Grizis in the background, which gives us a decent idea of its size (Phantoth is a large-scale Zoid, so around the size)

- Zero Phantoth Build Review Video



 
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