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HMM Saber Tiger CA Color Version!


Posted: 2020-11-23 19:56:03

 In an unexpected update, Kotobukiya announced that there would be a new Saber Tiger variation released at the Zoids Concept Art Exhibit! This unique "Saber Tiger CA Color Ver." is based off of the Concept Art Book iteration of the design, complete with black-red color separation. To achieve this look, the kit has several sprues cast in both black and red, similar to how the Liger Zero EM was handled earlier. You can use the all-red sprues to create a Saber that looks quite close to the original motorized colors!

 This kit is being handled similarly to the Bone Zoids. It'll have an early pre-sale at the venue starting December 24th, and will then be made available on Kotobukiya Direct at a later date. This means you'll need a proxy to order. It's also worth mentioning that the CA does not include decals.



- HMM Release and Re-Release News!


 Hobby Japan Magazine posted a nice, short video looking at the HMM Wild Liger. It's a fully finished example with custom painting and detailing.

- HJM Video



- Pteras Bomber Article!

 Kotobukiya has posted a blog entry detailing the Pteras Bomber released in October. They show off an early concept sketch for the box art, as well as a completed example of the kit itself.



- Rerelease Information!

 Kotobukiya has confirmed a few rereleases recently! This includes the HMM Liger Zero Schneider Marking Plus Ver., scheduled to be released in March for 8,800 yen. While the CAS-specific kit was already confirmed, we now know the full unit will also be available. Similarly, the Liger Zero Panzer Marking Plus Ver. was announced for April, for 8,400 yen. Also on the list are the Iron Kong PK, released in March for 16,800 yen, and the Berserk Fueher Repackage Ver., released in April for 8,800 yen.



 

- 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.



 

- HMM Lightning Saix Marking Plus Ver.!


Posted: 2020-09-23 17:08:07

 Kotobukiya has posted a blog entry for the HMM Lightning Saix Marking Plus Ver. Although the kit uses the original box art, the blog does go on to say that Mercy's next original artworks will include the Pteras Bomber, Geno Breaker, Wild Liger Guren, and Gun Sniper Wild Weasel Spec. This kit will be released on September 17th, for 5,200 yen.

 The blog also announced rereleased for the HMM Command Wolf Repackage Ver., Dark Horn, and Death Stinger. A twitter post following soon after announced that the Liger Zero Jager Unit "Marking Plus" would be released.



 

- HMM Gun Sniper Wild Weasel Spec.!


Posted: 2020-09-23 17:07:51

 Kotobukiya has announced their next recolor kit, the HMM Gun Sniper Wild Weasel Spec.! It's scheduled for a January 2021 release, for 4,800 yen. This recolor kit will include a new blue color combined with silver armor, providing a color scheme much more accurate to the NJR release of the kit. The legs will come in multiple sprue colors, meaning you can have blue legs, silver legs, or a mix of the two, as illustrated in the LABO article.

 The kit of course comes with the WW unit, as its name implies. Parts for the normal Gun Sniper are included, if you prefer just the booster look. Like most other kit revamps, it comes with a greatly expanded decal sheet. For those who are wondering about the jump in price, Kotobukiya has been quite honest about the price being impacted by the current state of the world. They specified that even if they removed the WW unit, the price would only be different by a few hundred yen, so they felt going with the complete item was the best choice.



 

- HMM Zoid Rereleases!


Posted: 2020-08-11 21:19:26

 Kotobukiya posted a blog entry on the HMM Dibison Marking Plus Version. It goes over a lot of nice photos, including what a Dibison might look like with Gojulas Cannons!



 

- HMM Lightning Saix Marking Plus Ver.!


Posted: 2020-05-27 11:45:00

 Kotobukiya has announced a rerelease of the Lightning Saix, in the form of a Marking Plus Version! Like other MPVs, this will come with clear colorless pieces in addition to the normal clear orange, additional decals, and a general pilot figure. These new decals include the Lightning Saix BS decals! The kit is scheduled for release in September, for 5,200 yen.



 

HMM Great Saber Marking Plus Ver.!


Posted: 2020-04-22 21:07:42

 Kotobukiya posted a blog entry on the HMM Great Sabre Marking Plus Ver., which confirms the same box art and shows off some excellent examples of the kit with new decals. They also mention that their next blog post will cover upcoming MPV Zoids, and that the next will be a Zoid in similar color to the Great Sabre. This seems most likely to be the Lightning Saix, but we shall see!



 

HMM Dibison Marking Plus Ver.!!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-03-08 14:31:30

 Kotobukiya has announced a reissue of the Dibison, in the form of a Dibison Marking Plus Ver.! Like other Marking Plus variations, it contains new decals, a standard pilot, and clear colorless parts in addition to the standard color. It will also contain a new silver color for the horns and hooves, based on the silver used for the Gojulas Gunner. It is scheduled to release in July, for a retail price of 9,800 yen, but you can find it cheaper in your online store of choice.

 To set this Zoid apart, the Dibison is using the old registration number, RBOZ-006 instead of RZ-031. The decal set is the same as the Saber Tiger, with the exception of the Republican logos and registration numbers (which include both RBOZ and RZ designations.) You can read all about it in Kotobukiya's LABO article.


- HMM Model Kit Reissues

Aside from Dibison, Kotobukiya also announced a few reissues for July. This includes the Iguan (4,200 Yen), which is seeing its first ever reissue, along with the Gojulas Cannon Set Customize Parts (4,800 Yen) and the Berserk Führer Repackage (8,800 yen). There are no physical differences between this Repackage and the last one released, but Kotobukiya decided to reissue it so soon because of how fast it sold out the last time. It will supposedly include some decals that were missed the last time, though.

 As a final footnote, Kotobukiya mentioned that they'll soon be making more progress on the prototype (Wild Liger) displayed at Wonder Festival last month.



 

HMM Model Kit News!  [Official]


Posted: 2020-01-11 23:03:01

 Kotobukiya has been teasing us about some upcoming images that aren't done yet, but soon! Perhaps this is related to the unpainted Wild Liger we saw earlier. Either way, let's go over other HMM news from the past couple of months while we wait.

- Great Sabre Marking Plus

 The Great Sabre is scheduled for a rerelease as the Marking Plus version! Like other Marking Plus, this will contain new decals as well as clear (colorless) parts in addition to the normal clear eye color, etc. It is scheduled to release in April 2020, for 7,800 yen.



- Saber Tiger Marking Plus

 Aside from Great Sabre, the original Saber Tiger was released a month or so ago, with modified box art. This box art contains a new atmosphere, and suits the Saber Tiger incredibly well! It also contained new decals and clear eye, etc. pieces.



- Shield Liger DCS-J

 The HMM Shield Liger DCS-J was released in November for 7,800 yen, and Kotobukiya has posted a blog post. This post shows off the kit as well as several different pose concepts, concepts that could have been for the box art! I think they chose the best one. It carries so much gravity for the battle story. We will get back to work on the Official Fan Books soon!



- Gojulas Gunner

 The Gojulas Gunner was released in November, for 29,800 yen. This kit was a Kotobukiya Direct exclusive. If you pre-ordered the kit you'd get all of the parts that came with Gojulas the Ogre, but if you purchased the kit after the release date, you only got the typical "Gunner" parts, which excluded some of the Ogre equipment. Kotobukiya made a blog post showing off this kit, along with its box art!



- HMM Rereleases!

 Kotobukiya has announced a slew of rereleases over the coming months! In April we have the Command Wolf Repackage for 4,800 yen. This is the white Command Wolf that comes with all of the different weapon loadouts. Also being released in April are the Molga and Molga With Canory Unit, as well as the Molga AA & Molga Carrier. Both Molga sets are releasing at 4,200 yen. Finally, we have the Storm Sworder rereleasing in May for 8,300 yen.



 

HMM Saber Tiger Marking Plus!   [Official]


Posted: 2019-08-17 04:00:00

    Saber Tiger Marking Plus Ver. is now online at the Kotobukiya Website, where it lists a December 2019 release date at a retail price of 6,000 yen. Not only does this kitty include new decals, but it also comes with both clear green and clear colorless eyes. This gives customizers the ability to make transparent eyes in any color they want!




 

New HMM Reissues!   [Official]


Posted: 2019-08-17 01:00:00

    Kotobukiya has announced some new reissues, including the Dark Horn, Beam Gatling Set, and Death Stinger! Dengeki Hobby has the Dark Horn and Beam Gatling Set both scheduled for a November 2019 release, at 6,800 yen and 2,300 yen respectively. The Death Stinger is scheduled for a December 2019 rerelease at 14,800 yen retail price.

Tagged:  HMM Official Reissues

 

Liger Zero Marking Plus Reissue!  [Official]


Posted: 2019-03-10 04:00:00

    The HMM Liger Zero "Marking Plus Ver." has sold so well that they've already decided on a reissue, even before the kit was officially released. The reissue is scheduled for August, for 6,804 Yen~ The upcoming event on the 27th will be their new kit announcement! Participants are also able to receive a special badge.




 

New HMM Zoids & Reissues!  [Official]


Posted: 2019-01-08 18:00:00

    Kotobukiya has some major announcements coming up! An event has been announced, Stand River: 2nd Battle. This was an event that was featured once before, with participants bringing customs of HMM Zoids to be displayed either for the Empire or Republic side. The Zoids are individually scored and the team with the most points win. At this event, Kotobukiya has announced that they'll be showing off a prototype of their brand new HMM kit, and discussing several more minor announcements.




- HMM Zoid Reissues

    Kotobukiya is also pushing out several reissues & updates. The first batch includes the Liger Zero, Jager, Panzer, and Schneider (complete kits) all referred to as the "Marking Plus Version." These versions of the Liger and its various armors will include updated decal sheets based more off of the battle story. As such they won't include the anime-specific pilots.

    The Berserk Furher is also getting a repackage version, which means it'll also be getting a new box art. Like the Zero, it will not come with the anime-specific pilot, but a generic one. Accompanying it will be a reissue of the Sturm CAS (not the Tyrann, just the armor set.)

    The current Kotobukiya release calender looks like this. We've also updated our preorder table. It's... down there... somewhere in the abyss-

    April:
        - Liger Zero Marking Plus Ver. (6,300 Yen)

    May:
        - Liger Zero Jager Marking Plus Ver. (7,600 Yen)
        - Liger Zero Panzer Marking Plus Ver. (8,400 Yen)
        - Liger Zero Schneider Marking Plus Ver. (8,000 Yen)

    April:
        - Berserk Furher Repackage Ver. (8,800 Yen)
        - Sturm Unit for Berserk Furher (5,800 Yen)




 

HMM Zoid Rereleases!  [Official]


Posted: 2016-04-17 01:00:00

    We've recently found a release date for the Iron Kong PK: August 2016. It's up for pre-order in all the usual places. They've also announced a ton of rereleases for May. The Godos, Pteras Bomber, Molga & Molga Canory, Red Horn, Buster Tortoise, and Lightning Saix. This may be the first Red Horn re-release, atleast that we can remember. May well be worth picking up some of these earlier kits!

    They've also put the HMM Berserk Furher and Shadow Fox up for pre-order in April. With the last pre-order, the ZA Mugen Liger, the list has gotten huge! Most are re-releases, but still.


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Reissues

 

HMM Kit Rereleases!  [Official]


Posted: 2015-08-07 01:00:00

    Kotobukiya has announced a huge number of re-releases. Not that there are too many, but this is the longest our pre-order table has been in a LONG time! Rejoice! In August we have the HMM Shadow Fox and Zero Panzer. In September we have the HMM Geno Breaker Raven, Zero Jager (CAS only), Schneider (CAS and full kit), and Lightning Saix. In October we've added the HMM Berserk Furher, Zero Jager (Full kit), and Geno Saurer Raven.



Tagged:  HMM Official Reissues

 

HMM Dark Horn Rerelease!  [Official]


Posted: 2015-04-30 01:00:00

    In the mean time they've also announced a rerelease of the Dark Horn. So far as I'm aware this kit has never had a rerelease so it is recommended to snap it up while you can! We have updated our preorder column with all recent Zoid items.


Tagged:  HMM Official Reissues

 

HMM Command Wolf LC & AC Reissue!  [Official]


Posted: 2014-10-20 02:00:00

    Kotobukiya has also announced that the Command Wolf LC & AC Brad Version will be rereleased in December. This is a limited kit so be sure to pick it up while you can!


Tagged:  HMM Official Reissues

 

HMM Kit Reissues!  [Official]


Posted: 2014-09-14 01:00:00

    Koto has announced the Liger Zero Jager and Berserk Furher HMM kits to be rereleased in November! Pre-order links added to the upcoming release table.


Tagged:  HMM Official Reissues

 

HMM Zero Panzer Reissue!  [Official]


Posted: 2014-09-02 01:00:00

    The Kotobukiya Liger Zero Panzer is scheduled to be rereleased in late October! A pre-order link has been added to purchase this kit.


Tagged:  HMM Reissues

 

Blade Liger Renewal Ver.!  [Official]


Posted: 2014-07-02 01:00:00

    Kotobukiya has finally added a page for the HMM Blade Liger Leon. This was clarified as a new "Renewal Version" that which will be a seperate release from the original. It will come with a new pilot figure and decals. You can find more information about this release in the Upcoming Releases article!


Tagged:  HMM Official Reissues

 
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