- 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



 

- ZW34 Zero Grizis!


Posted: 2020-05-27 11:46:52

CoroCoro has revealed the final boss of Zoids Wild, Zero Grizis! It is one of two Zoids that begin a new type, with a unique appearance. This begins the return of ancient Zoids, and we can assume that the Grizis is going to be a massive kit. Hopefully rivaling the large Zoids from older lines!

"Zoids are roughly divided into two "seeds." Evolution Zoids, such as the Rising Liger, and Weapon Zoids, such as the Omega Rex! But now... "ZERO", a new species that strikes out to challenge those two species, has been launched from ancient times!"

- The Third Faction

 Through these two Zoids we've learned a lot about the upcoming third faction. We'll list them all below.

 ⚫ Zero Zoids have been excavated from ancient times, with the Phantoth found in an underground temple. It is unclear what the true origin of these unique Zoids is!

 ⚫ In this new type of Zoid, armor and bone are integrated into a single form! This means that their limbs lack a skeletal base, and instead take after a purely mechanical look.

 ⚫ Zero Zoids are notable for their reactor cores, which aren't found in other Zoids. These cores pump a substance called Bio-Acid in the Phantoth lore through Reactor Lines, which form an arterial pattern throughout the entire body. This substance acts as an energy source for the Zoids, and it's rumored that Grizis' reactor core has enough power to destroy the planet.

 ⚫ Normal Z-O Visors have been replaced by unusual, circular-patterned visors. The Phantoth refers to these as eye brains.

 ⚫ Unusual nodules appear to stick out of the back of their heads. The Phantoth refers to these as Mind Horns, and they're present on both of the existing Zero Zoids.



 

- ZW33 Zero Phantoth!


Posted: 2020-05-27 11:46:32

 Just before we saw the major reveal for the Zero Greizis, the Zero Phantoth was announced! Originally, we heard of this Zoid just being called the "Phantoth", but it follows the same scheme: White with purple trim, unusual eyes, horns, etc. So let's get into what we know of this Zoid! You can view the images and box art for it over on the TakaraTomy Mall.


 An elephant-type Zoid that suddenly appeared from an underground temple area, a land unexplored by humans. Its existence is a mystery that doesn't belong to any power. It has unique limbs, which lack a bone frame, and reactor lines that resemble blood vessels running through its entire exterior. The venom Bio-Acid flows and flickers inside of them. The destructive power of the A-Z Sling Bombs that are thrown by the Power Nose are comparable to modern-day heavy weaponry.

Excavation Site: Northwest of Continent, Underground Temple

 It has been excavated several times by mankind, who discovered it by chance, but one after another those people were killed by the poison of the Bio-Acid as they worked. Therefore, it was feared as the Zoid of Taboo, and they were compelled to give up the restoration of this machine. It's said that there is no one in all of mankind that has completed its excavation.


Wild Blast: Dissolve Bomb
Length: 6.7 m
Height: 5.0 m
Weight: 59.0 t
Max Speed: 138 km/h
IQ: 149

Weapons:
  A-Z Anchor Fang
  A-Z Sling Bomb
  Power Nose

Equipment:
  Core Reactor
  Ear Shields
  Eye Brain
  Mind Horn
  Reactor Line
  Sling Bomb Magazine
  Venom Tank



 

- Liger The Arthur Released!


Posted: 2020-05-27 11:46:00

 Liger The Arthur has been officially released! This kit saw some shipping delays as a result of the pandemic, so not all arrived at their destination on time. The kit came with additional instructions, with a few story and weapon notes. A special video for it was also posted on CoroCoro Channel, featuring a customized gold Arthur!



Azure Knight

 A lion-type Zoid that has been modified from the Rising Liger, as a machine used by Arthur Lancelot. It specializes in charging attacks using the A-Z Arthur Lance equipped to its back. Each part, including the Arthur Armor and Arthur Frill, has had a special coating applied to reduce the damage from enemy attacks and improve its defensive power. Its Evo Blast, Gungnir, uses the penetrating power of the A-Z Arthur Lance and strikes at the enemy in a straight forward line. The special shape of the A-Z Arthur Lance also supports sweeping attacks.

Arthur Armor
 An armor with a special coating for increased durability. It has excellent stealth capabilities.

Arthur Frill
 Silver frills with a special coating that increases their durability. They also protect the rider.

Arthur Helm
 A special helmet that can intercept physical attacks from enemy Zoids. It's said that the dome on top of the head, used to protect the rider, expresses its loyalty to its rider.

A-Z Arthur Lance
 A high-penetration lance that can concentrate the force of impact onto a single point. With the edges protruding in all directions, it's also possible to land slashes on the enemy when swinging it downwards.

A-Z Machinegun
 An artificially-made machinegun. It can mow down small Zoids.

Claw Guard
 Armor that reduces the impact of the claws when they make contact with an enemy. By extending forward, it's also possible to land a strong impact pinpoint.

High-Performance Radiation Fins
 A part that instantly releases the heat accumulated in the body.

Impact Revolver
 A magazine that gives explosive power when using the A-Z Arthur Lance.

Rising Unit
 A back unit designed for arming and strengthening the Beast Liger.

Spear Tail
 Armor for the tail that is designed for physical attacks. The lighter weight makes it easier to swing around.

- Custom Video



 

- Wild Liger Crystal Twitter Campaign


Posted: 2020-05-27 11:45:39

 The TakaraTomy Twitter acc held a brief twitter campaign, in which 3 lucky winners who retweeted and followed the account would win a Wild Liger Crystal and Assault Boost Unit Clear Ver.



 

- HMM Wild Liger Updates!


Posted: 2020-05-27 11:45:24

 Kotobukiya has posted a couple of blog entries for the upcoming HMM Wild Liger! The first introduces our first look at a fully painted sample kit, which also introduced the fact that the armor will have removable 3mm pegs for adding equipment, or hiding the holes when not necessary. The second article talks about the Wild Blast gimmicks, with plenty of photos. In the HMM version of Wild Liger, the radiator fins on the legs can also open up, like the earlier Blade Liger.



 

- 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.



 

- The Art Of HMM??


Posted: 2020-05-27 11:44:47

 Not long ago, Kotobukiya made a cheeky mention of something upcoming for HMM Zoids, that was not a new model kit. Not long after, an ZOIDS ART OF HMM Twitter Account was created! Although we don't know the full details, it is something to keep an eye on. Perhaps an art book? Who knows!


Tagged:  HMM Official

 

- Operation Manual Z


Posted: 2020-05-27 11:44:35

 TT has posted their latest booklet, Operation Manual Z, for free online in consideration of customers being unable to go out! It was in this book that we got our first full look at the Zero Phantoth. It also shows off some nice custom examples, tiny concept art thumbnails, etc.



 

- My Zoid Contest 2020 Results!


Posted: 2020-05-27 11:44:21

 Several videos have been posted announcing the winners of the My Zoid Contest 2020, held in Japan by TakaraTomy! There were a lot of cool entries to these contests, so it's definitely worth checking out.

- MZC Parent-Child Category Winners



- MZC Overall Winners



- MZC General Category Winners



- Edion Zoids Contest 2020

 The Japanese store, Edion, held a Zoids Contest 2020. This contest spans from March 28th until May 31st. It included various CoroCoro and event limiteds as prizes, including the Wild Liger Extreme Release Form, Beast Liger Optical Camouflage Spec., Geno Spino Silver Dragon Form, Gatling Fox Night Blue Ver., and Kuwaga Rare White.


 

- Zoids Wild Zero Hiatus


Posted: 2020-05-27 11:43:44

 After May 29th, which will likely be a clip show, Zoids Wild Zero will be going on hiatus for an undetermined amount of time. This is following many recent delays as a result of the pandemic. Hopefully the series will be back before too long, and in the mean time, we wish everyone at the studio well!

Zoids Wild Zero Concepts

 Even so, there's plenty of concept art for us to take a look at! So let's get started. We have... Christa (Sally's Mother), Hannah Melville (age 5, 14, and Adult - B-Suit), Hannah Melville (Age 14) and Fiona's Everyday Wear, Frank Land (Rejuvinated) and Expressions, Omega Rex's Generator Part, Spiegel, Republic Pilot Helmet, Empire Pilot Helmet, and some assorted Republic and Empire scientists.



 

- Zoids Wild Battle Card Hunter Updates


Posted: 2020-05-27 11:43:08

 Battle Card Hunter is rolling strong with their latest expansion, which introduces story cards and a number of new Zoid varieties. Their latest commercial showed off the Gatling Fox Shadow! And some other cool things.

Rising Liger GCU showed up as a new boss starting on April 30th. Omega Rex was available from April 30th as well. Liger The Arthur is available as a boss from May 28th until July 1st, alongside Sonic Bird DBU. We also have images for Raptoria Raffine, and the Sonic Bird Secret Rare card.

Battle Hunter Senki 3B, Commercial 5



Battle Hunter Senki 3B, Commercial 4



Battle Hunter Senki 3B, Commercial 3



 

- Zoids Artwork


Posted: 2020-05-27 11:42:17

 The artist of the two Zoids Wild Wixoss collaboration cards has posted the images over on Pixiv! Yuji Kaida has also posted a large, beautiful image of an old fan favorite, the Gojulas Mariner!


Tagged:  Official Zoids Wild

 

CoroCoro Liger the Arthur Video!


Posted: 2020-04-22 21:07:55

 CoroCoro has posted a video going through the various Ligers released throughout the generations! They also show off Liger The Arthur, which looks amazing in the metallic silver. You can see the various armor additions, the Wild Blast, etc.



 

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 Wild Liger!


Posted: 2020-04-18 20:37:15

 We have some exciting new updates for the HMM Wild Liger! In lieu of colored product photos, Kotobukiya has set up the Wild Liger page with some high-detail CG images. They have assured us that the CG images, however, all use poses that are 100% possible with the physical model. HMM Wild Liger is scheduled to release in August, for 8,800 yen. Ordering from Kotobukiya Direct will get you the Z Caps Freedom Blue Ver.

 There's also a LABO Article discussing the kit, and what we can expect!

Liger Details:
 ●The kit is 1/35 scale.
 ●The colors are based on the anime-version, including tail tip, rib color, etc.
 ●The joint caps and eyes will use clear parts.
 ●It will include a Zoid Core.
 ●The tail is split into 7 different sections, on a 3mm axis joint for maximum articulation.
 ●Many of the pose images are based on anime-specific scenes.
 ●The eyes are on a vertical axis and can be rotated forwards and backwards.
 ●The eye direction can be reversed to reveal a 3mm hole for the Wild Blast attachment.
 ●HMM Wild Liger has roughly 350 parts.

Arashi Details:
 ●The included Arashi pilot also has alternative parts for the Wild Blast.
 ●A 9mm Zoid Key is included and can actually be jammed into the Wild Liger's neck.
 ●The fully painted Arashi figure is one of the big contributors to the Liger's price.
 ●Arashi comes with 3 parts: Normal Head, Wild Blast Head, and body.
 ●Some details have been excluded from the painted figure (Freedom badge, etc.) but are included as decals.

Other Details:
 ●August will have no other Zoids/Rereleases, so users can afford the Liger more easily.


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Official

 

CoroCoro Limited: Liger The Arthur!


Posted: 2020-04-18 20:37:05

 News on Liger The Arthur is ramping up! CoroCoro posted an article with some cool new images of the kit, and Zoids Official posted a spread from the recent issue of CoroCoro Comic! Liger the Arthur will be available as a mail-in purchase using the applicable postcard from CoroCoro Comic. It will cost 4,600 yen and will be limited to the first 12,000 orders.

 So, what options are available to overseas users? While we've found one service willing to attempt the mail-in order, it would come at an additional $20 fee, and from what I can find most services that would try also have added fees. With mail already backing up on a global scale, the best bet for overseas buyers seems to be to wait for its release and use Yahoo Japan. The markup of such limited kits is usually around $10-$20 anyway, so you can avoid the hassle. Some services are offering extended warehouse storage due to these trying times, and if you use Celga, although it is manual and slower to purchase and get updates from, they have free unlimited storage. So you could have them hold your item indefinitely while we weather these difficult circumstances.



 

ZW42 Kill Scythe!


Posted: 2020-04-18 20:35:04

 TakaraTomy has announced the next new Zoid, the Kill Scythe! We've been seeing a lot of this little guy in the new Zero anime OP, various commercials and WIPs, etc. but we finally have some data. Kill Scythe is a small-scale windup kit that will be released on May 23rd for 1,500 yen. You can view it and its box art on the TakaraTomy Mall, its info page on TakaraTomy's Official Website, and a DHM article which includes a couple of additional photos. We've also added its data to the model kit section!


 A mantis-type Zoid that specializes in close-range combat. Although it has low offensive strength on its own, it's an army-type unit that becomes a threat against large Zoids when it attacks in a group. When it falls into a dying state, it drops the powerful time bomb on its stomach on the enemy. At the command of the Captain's machine, they release their Machine Blast all at once and attach to the enemy, tearing apart the enemy's armor with the electromagnetic scythe and the chainsaw knife.

Excavation Site Center of Continent, Forest Zone
 Most of the time they had dropped their time bombs before becoming fossilized, but in rare cases they can be found with them still attached. Since these cases require careful attention, the excavation takes twice as long.

Wild Blast: Kill Crush
Length: 4.2 m
Height: 3.3 m
Weight: 9.2 tons
Max Speed: 175 km/h
IQ: 90
Equipment: Chainsaw Knife, Electromagnetic Scythe, Shield Wing, Smoke Discharger, Time Bomb, Twin Radar Antenna



- Kill Scythe Build Review Video



 

Rising Liger Ruby!


Posted: 2020-04-18 20:34:44

 The page for Rising Liger Ruby has been active for a while! We also got a promo image from Zoids BCH on Twitter. As we know, this is part of the Great Excavation Event for Zoids Wild: Battle Card Hunter, where users can win Rising Liger Ruby 'ticket' cards to enter a raffle for a chance to win. 150 lucky winners will walk away with a Rising Liger Ruby, and 1000 winners will walk away with a Gravity Cannon Unit Red Clear Ver. A short commercial for the new expansion also shows off this Zoid.



 
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