- GSC's Hagane Works Blade Liger!


Posted: 2020-07-20 23:04:31

 We have news on the Good Smile Company's Hagane Works Blade Liger! The kit will be released in November 2020, for 25,364 yen. The product weighs approximately 630 grams (before packaging) and has a total length of about 370mm. Surprisingly, it comes with the Attack Boosters already included! And there's no mention of pre-order or store-exclusive items, meaning you can pick your store of choice.

 To brush up on older details, Hagane Works is a relatively new line from Good Smile that focuses on part plastic (ABS), part diecast metal (zinc alloy) figures. The product line spans multiple series, so we may or may not see more Zoids. This could easily be a one-off. The figure is 1/72 scale, and will come fully painted. It'll also include 2 generic soldier pilots, with a double-seater cockpit. Since this product uses ABS plastic, please avoid pour-type pens for detailing, as they've been known to damage ABS plastic.

 This kit is still hitting stores for pre-order, and can only be pre-ordered until September 1st. This is because the product is being created-to-order, meaning they are basing the number of figures produced on the number of pre-orders received. So make sure that you can afford it before placing your order, as after that, you may not be able to cancel it! You can probably find it at your store of choice. Amazon JP seems to be the leader in best price Vs. shipping ratio right now, averaging just below retail after shipping.



 

- HMM Red Horn Reissue!


Posted: 2020-07-20 23:04:09

 Kotobukiya has announced a reissue for the original HMM Red Horn! This kit will be rereleased in November for 7,480 yen. If you missed these last time around, now's your chance to grab one.


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Official

 

- Zoids Wild Zero New Ending Theme!


Posted: 2020-07-20 23:03:51

 Starting this Friday, Zoids Wild Zero's Episode 38 will be aired with a new ending theme! Nameless Journey, by Hazuki Senda, the voice actor who plays Sally Land. It's always exciting to see new openings and endings, so let's look forward to it!



 

- ZW44 Zero Grizis Commercial!


Posted: 2020-07-19 22:16:47

 Grizis is making the rounds, with a remodeling example posted in CoroCoro Comic and a brand new commercial that shows off this Zoid's Zero Blast, Zi End! The Zero Blast effects look great, and the commercial has some interesting implications. We'll see if the anime matches up!

- Zero Grizis Commercial



 

- Next CoroCoro 100: Zero Grizis Dark Form!


Posted: 2020-07-19 22:16:24

 CoroCoro has also announced the Zero Grizis to be the basis for their next CoroCoro 100 Limited, the Zero Grizis Dark Form! As usual, there'll only be 100 copies of this kit released through the CoroCoro Silver Peel campaign. There are so many recolored parts to this Zoid that it may well be an entirely new kit instead of the typical parts swap. We will see when they start hitting Yahoo Japan! In the mean time, Zoids Official has posted two new images of this monster.



 

- New Zoids Wild Campaign Weapons!


Posted: 2020-07-19 22:16:05

 A new campaign has started in Japan. Starting on August 8th, fans who purchase 3,000 yen or more worth of Zoids Wild items at participating stores will receive the A-Z Laser Gun (top left) and A-Z Impact Laser Gun (top right), which can be combined together to create the A-Z Long Range Laser Gun Metallic Purple Version (bottom). This is our first purple weapon, and the images look like they have photoshopped colors, so we'll have to wait and see what the final version looks like. Either way, it's neat to have new colors for Zoids Wild's combinable weapons!



 

- HMM Dibison Marking Plus Ver. Art!


Posted: 2020-07-19 22:15:42

 Kotobukiya has posted our first look at the box art for the HMM Dibison Marking Plus Ver.! This entirely new art features the Dibison running alongside the Old Republic Godos, with some very cool light and texture effects.


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Official

 

- Zoids Wild: Infinity Blast!


Posted: 2020-07-19 22:15:18

 A name has been dropped for the new Zoids Wild Switch game, Zoids Wild: Infinity Blast! With that announcement we've seen some nice clean screenshots from the game posted over on Twitter. They show off the weapon customization, color customization and what I'd guess is one of the loading screens. We also see some brand new Zoids colors in there!



 

- Zoids Concept Art!


Posted: 2020-07-19 22:14:55

 Recently we saw a tweet with concept art of Electra Gate, a rebel mentioned in Zoids Wild Zero, which confirmed some plot details that were being discussed. We also got concept art for the Flying Continent in Episode 36. Just today, we got to see a cool look into the development of the Blue Blood Corps logo from Zoids Wild EX-ZERO on Revolver's Blog.



 

- 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.



 
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