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- HMM Gilraptor Prototype!


Posted: 2021-10-24 19:45:47

 Back in August, Kotobukiya showed off the Gilraptor Prototype! The kit looks amazing, and we should be seeing more of it at Stand River.


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Official

 

- HMM Reissues!


Posted: 2021-10-24 19:45:27

Godos Marking Plus Ver.:A LABO article back in September mentioned an upcoming RZ-014 Godos Marking Plus Ver. This kit will feature the common cockpit introduced in the Former Republic Ver. in a new, darker color. Both styles of canopies will be included in clear colorless versions. It'll include new decals, and is also able to carry the new Pile Bunker. This kit is available on AmazonJP for 4,267 yen, scheduled for a January 31st 2022 release. It's available domestically on Amazon for $49.99 (shipping included), with a further out release date of March 30th, 2022.

Iguan Marking Plus Ver.:Since then Koto has also announced an Iguan Marking Plus Ver., sporting metallic gunmetal and a slightly darker red color. It'll also include clear colorless parts, added decals, and will be able to hold the new Pile Bunker as a weapon (not included). It's available on HLJ for 4,275 Yen, scheduled to be released in March. It's available domestically on Amazon for $44.99, with a later release date of May 25th.

Command Wolf Repackage Ver.: Last but not least, Koto announced a reissue of the RHI-3 Command Wolf Repackage Version. Wufs are popular so this good boy is selling out fast. You can still pre-order one domestically on Amazon for $49.99 with a pre-order date of April 27th, 2022. The JP release seems to be mostly sold out, but will be releasing in February.



 

Big Sale on Hasbro Zoids Wild Kits


Posted: 2021-10-24 19:45:05

 Hasbro has started a big Ebay sale on the Zoids Wild kits that hit the US. While Liger and Alpha Shadow are sold out, there are still a good few kits to pick up for 50% off. This means picking up a Raptor for $5, or a Triceradogos for $15 (including shipping!) If you've been on the fence about picking these Zoids up, now's the time.



 

- HMM Zoid Story Updates!


Posted: 2021-08-03 19:13:25

 We've got a chunky update for the HMM Model Kit Section! The following profiles have been updated to include not only the concept art in the instruction manuals, but also machine-translated stories. Kotobukiya significantly expands on the lore of existing Zoids with their own alternative of the Battle Story. So if you like tons of story details, it's worth checking out~ The updated profiles include: Berserk Fuehrer, Liger Zero Panzer, Lightning Saix, and Sturm Tyrann. More are being actively worked on.


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Site

 

- Sniptera Melville Version!


Posted: 2021-08-03 19:11:09

 The next Zoid in the Zoids Biographies lineup was announced a little while ago. The Sniptera Melville Version! This beautiful blue Sniptera is much closer to the mass production specs used in the anime, which makes a cool addition to any airforce style setup. It's scheduled for release in January 2022, for 4000 yen. You can already view it on the TakaraTomy Mall and TT's website, which also has the story posted. It was posted with one teaser image.

 In celebration of this kit, two pieces of artwork were posted to the Zoids Official twitter account. There was another (unrelated) piece posted a while ago on Father's Day.



 

- Hunter Wolf Victor Spiegel Version!


Posted: 2021-08-03 19:10:55

 While the pre-order period for this particular Zoid has already ended, it received a pretty solid twitter coverage. You can check out the posts to see a lot of large photos of this nicely-detailed Zoid. Link, Link, Link, Link.



 

- HMM Liger Zero X Article!


Posted: 2021-08-03 19:10:42

 Kotobukiya's upcoming Liger Zero X kit has finally been added to the website, and they've posted an in-depth article taking a look at what all the kit has to offer. The kit is scheduled to release in December for 9,680 yen. It'll be released alongside the Liger Zero Empire Marking Plus Ver. (6,930) and the X CAS Unit (armor only) for 4,200 yen.

 So what do you need to know? First, the Empire will include a couple changes from the original release. It'll now include clear colorless parts for the eyes and such. However, since the X CAS will now include black armor pieces for the jaw, the P runner will now only be molded in gold.

 Second, since we have a lot of Donner fans out there, it's worth mentioning that Kotobukiya's site only lists clear colorless shoulder armor for the Kotobukiya Direct X CAS Unit (armor only) set. These pieces aren't listed for the full X kit that includes a base body. Thankfully, it seems these exclusives are now reaching US distributors, such as USA Gundam Store! So it is much easier to obtain them than before.

 As a closing note, we've also seen the HMM Death Stinger ZS Box Art. The HMM Lightning Saix Marking Plus Version is also scheduled to be rereleased in January for 5,200 yen.



 

- ZWR01 Wild Liger Clive Dias Version!


Posted: 2021-06-19 12:36:49

 So, since it has been so long since we've posted news, we have some catching up to do here. Most of these Biographies kits are no longer on sale, but I'll be covering the details nonetheless.

 While we've already shown the announcements for the Clive Dias liger, some interesting updates have been posted since then. First is an image of the box which shows that they'll have brown cardboard boxes with black printed details. This is also the first time we'll be seeing more solid English spellings for some of the Wild ZERO characters. Another post from Zoids Official shows what looks to be an out-of-the-box photo set. The kit and all of its painted details really do look great! Last but not least, you can now view the official product page and TT Mall page. Its pre-order period is already over, but it was sold for 4,500 yen (+ tax) and is scheduled to release in July.


- Introduction Video



 

- ZWR02 Fangtiger Douglas Aldridge Version!


Posted: 2021-06-19 12:36:34

 Our second reveal for Biographies was the Fangtiger Douglas Aldridge Version! This kit held its pre-order period during April, and is scheduled to release in September for 4,500 Yen. Zoids Official posted the following Teasers for it: Teaser 1, Teaser 2, Teaser 3, and Teaser 4.

 This kit includes newly molded features, including the option to have the Z-O Visor or not, and has additional equipment in the form of the A-Z Rocket Launcher, All-Weather High-Powered Boosters, and A-Z Laser Guns. New attachment parts have been added to the Panthera Armor on its back to allow the weapons to be attached, and the Twinned Fangs on the back are painted with metallic red. You can view its official product page here and its TT Mall page here.


- Introduction Video



 

- ZWR03 Proto Beast Liger!


Posted: 2021-06-19 12:36:18

 The next kit announced was Proto Beast Liger! This little Liger from the beginning of Wild ZERO is immensely popular. There've been a huge number of customs people have made for it, and it's no surprise that it received so many added posts. Both the official product page and TT Mall page are already up. The kit had its pre-order period in May, and is scheduled to release in October for 4,500 Yen. With this particular kit, Zoids Official also posted a Video teaser! Here are the initial images: Teaser 1, Teaser 2, Teaser 3, and Teaser 4.

 Let's get to the many twitter posts. This post shows a close-up of the boosters attacked to its back, using new joint parts. In the show, Leo used these to try to jump Aegis Valley. The kit includes all of the parts necessary to make a full Beast Liger, armor complete, in the Proto colors! Either with boosters, or without. You can see a comparison between Proto and normal Beast Liger here. It's the first kit in the Wild series to feature painted cylinders. The armor around the jaw has been customized to mirror how it looked in the anime. This is a nice touch, since they could've just left it an open gap where the armor attaches. The final molded parts difference is the leg armor which removes all of the white fins from the normal kit.



- Commercial Video


- Introduction Video



 

- ZWR04 Hunter Wolf Victor Spiegel Version!


Posted: 2021-06-19 12:36:01

 The fourth, and currently-available pre-order for Zoids Wild Biographies is the Hunter Wolf Victor Spiegel Version! My personal favorite, this kit is once again based on the pilot version from Zoids Wild ZERO. You can view its official product page here and its TT Mall page here. The kit is scheduled to release in November for 5,390 Yen (Tax Included).

 Like Aldridge's Fangtiger, this kit includes the option to have the Z-O Visor or not. It's equipped with the A-Z Super Electromagnetic Blade, All-Weather High-Powered Boosters, and the Sniptera's Force Barrel Gatlings. New molded attachment points have been added to its back to accomodate the additional weapons. The A-Z Super Electromagnetic Blades are painted in red metallics. It includes the head parts to make the original Hunter Wolf (without the ZO Visor).
* Spelling is still out on this one. The video uses Spieger, but the Fangtiger video also uses both Aldridge and Aldrich, so we'll wait to see what spelling the box uses.


- Introduction Video



 

- HMM Rev Raptor Updates!


Posted: 2021-06-19 12:35:44

 Back in April, LABO posted a blog entry on the HMM Rev Raptor! This shows off a painted sample of the upcoming model kit, which is scheduled to release in September for 4,800 Yen. It's the first completely new small-scale Zoid since the Pteras Bomber, as Godos and Iguan both reuse parts.


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Official

 

- HMM Shadow Fox Marking Plus Ver.!


Posted: 2021-06-19 12:35:26

 A LABO Article was posted earlier this month to discuss the newly released HMM Shadow Fox Marking Plus! This kit, which features a color-faded version of the original Fox box art, now comes with a ton of new decals. The decals are also in colors that will work well with the HMM Fire Fox.

- Blade Liger AB Reissue!

 This article also announced the reissue of the Blade Liger AB Version, which released in February 2020! This kit will be re-released in October of this year, so if you missed it the first time, grab one now!



 

- HMM Raven Raptor!


Posted: 2021-06-19 12:35:03

 Just a few days ago we received news on the HMM Raven Raptor! During the earlier announcements, many people thought this might turn out to be a Koto Exclusive, both because if being announced at the same time, and because of earlier trends. However, it seems it'll be a normal release, which is fantastic! The kit is scheduled to release in November 2021 for 6,300 Yen, and will include a Pile Bunker. Both Rev Raptor and Raven Raptor will feature new box art by Mercy Rabbit. As an exciting development, the blog also mentions their plans to post an introduction for the Liger Zero X next month!

- HMM Pile Bunker Unit!

 The Pile Bunker is also scheduled to release in November for 1,500 yen, alongside the release of the HMM Raven Raptor. These weapons attach to two attachment arms on the lower back. You can attach two at once, or use the other slot for radar parts, etc. The weapon is also compatible with Iguan and Godos, who are able to actually hold the huge weapon, holding on to the bars along the top. It includes original decals as well! At this time, Koto has said they have no intention to release the earlier-made Customize Parts as separate CP sets. So the Molga's Cannory Unit, Command Wolf's Attack Unit, and so on.


Tagged:  HMM Model Kits Official

 

- Hasbro "Pincers" Review!


Posted: 2021-03-13 19:31:41

 I've added a review for Pincers from Hasbro's "Built Them To Battle!" Zoids model kit series. I hope to review every Zoid released in this series, and while I don't have the JP version of this kit, I'll be covering the differences of any kits that I have the JP counterparts of. In the mean time this review introduces some of the standard changes between the US and JP editions, as well as box images and instructions.

 Since Zoids Wild is a new stage for Zoids model kits, both in the US and in Japan, I've separated the Hasbro release to its own model kits section. There are so many differences in these kits that I felt that they deserved its own space. This section includes a list of the Zoids, an overview of the differences, and will include all of the reviews we'll be making going forward! I'd really like to cover every kit in this line, if possible.



 

- ZW57 Xeno Evolution Arms "Buster Unit"!


Posted: 2021-03-13 19:30:05

 A review video has been posted for the ZW57 Xeno Evolution Arms "Buster Unit" and the ZW58 Xenorex Buster XA! These kits are scheduled to release on March 27th for 1,000 yen and 3,500 yen respectively, but unfortunately stock has been very low. I don't think any of the standard stores still have them available, so you may need to do some shopping around, or order through the TakaraTomy Mall.

- Introduction Video



 

- New Burning and Xeno Limited Photos!


Posted: 2021-03-13 19:29:35

 The official twitter account has posted new photos of the Burning Liger "Legend Blue" and Xenorex "Death Red"! These kits really do look nice in the opposing colors. They're part of the recent Japan-only campaign, raffled in exchange for shipped in barcodes from applicable Zoids-related purchases.



 

- HMM Sturm Tyrann Rerelease!


Posted: 2021-03-13 19:18:28

 Kotobukiya has announced a rerelease of their HMM Sturm Tyrann kit for July, sold at 12,000 yen! This kit has been highly anticipated in spite of only being rereleased a short time ago.



 

- NJR Model Kit Section Update!


Posted: 2021-02-21 01:48:24

 A huge update has been rolled out for the NJR Model Kit section! All of the standard Zoids, 1 ~ 76 now contain their own pages, similar to our Zoids Wild and HMM sections. These pages included images (if available), stats, battle story, and fuselage explanations from the boxes. They use automatic translations, so may contain errors.


Tagged:  Model Kits Site

 

- Instruction Updates!


Posted: 2021-02-21 01:47:36

 Two NJR model kit instructions have been added to the Instructions page (linked at the top of the Model Kits page), Dark Spiner and Liger Zero. The instruction manuals for these were generously donated by Rhasputin, along with a large number of others. We'll be slowly scanning them over time and trying to expand this section.


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