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- Second Air Stand River Battle!

Posted: 2021-10-24 19:46:41

 Kotobukiya has announced a second Air Stand River Battle! Stand River is a massive event in Japan where people bring together their HMM Zoids and display them as either Republic or Empire, earning points for their respective side. At the end of the event, the side with the most points wins! *(There are no prizes, this is a for-fun fan participation event!)

 Last year, due to the global situation, this event was held online with a massive gallery of customs. Some international fans entered, and it seems that this was quite welcomed by Kotobukiya! This year, they've invited international fans to join, publishing the entry / rules page in both Japanese and English.

Event Overview

  So, here's the important info for the event. They intend to stream the results of the battle, and post a gallery of the submitted works. They plan to introduce the HMM Gilraptor prototype, and make a first-time announcement for various new products! They'll also be introducing a sample of the HMM Liger Zero X.

Submission Details

  For entering the event, check the link above for a full overview of the rules. The submission period ends on October 31st. For many international fans, this will be roughly around the 30th, because Japan time is quite a ways ahead. Be sure to take the time difference into account! While you can view the full rules in the link above, the most important one is that the work must not use other copyrighted materials in the build, including other Koto series like Hexa Gear, or other franchises such as Gundam, etc. This includes the decals and display base. They recommend a flat color background if possible.

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- Zoids Concept Art Exhibit!

Posted: 2021-02-07 05:07:09

 The Concept Art Exhibit has concluded, and I figured I'd go ahead and post some of the images posted on twitter since our last update. So link spammage ahead! Omega Rex's Machine Blast, The Legendary Liger Species, Iron Kong Unit, Omega Rex's Machine Blast (2), Ligers and Tigers, Early Sabertooth, Air Force, and Concept Liger.


- Zoids Infinity Coliseum!

Posted: 2021-02-07 05:06:43

 A few new episodes of Zoids Infinity Coliseum have been posted, but rather than post a whole bunch of videos, we'll be going with links. Episode 17, Episode 18, Episode 19, Episode 20.


- Zoids Concept Art Exhibit!

Posted: 2020-12-26 16:52:27

 The Concept Art Exhibit is well underway, and man, is there a lot to cover about this. I'll go ahead and start with links to all of the images posted on twitter through official channels since our last update down below. Akiba Souken posted an article with a couple images, and Dengeki Hobby also has an article, with many photos from the venue. GoFA's website also posted a page for tons of merchandise!

 GoFA has also posted their Virtual Gallery, which is currently viewable for free.

World Exploration 1
World Exploration 2
World Exploration 3
World Exploration 4
World Exploration 5
World Exploration 6
World Exploration 7
World Exploration 8
World Exploration 9
World Exploration 10
World Exploration 11
World Exploration 12
World Exploration 13
World Exploration 14
World Exploration 15

General Overview
Imachorii's Wild Liger image from the anime title screens.
General Overview
Wild Blast Concept
Instinct Release
Forced Release
Quiz 5
Death Stinger
Blade Liger
Death Saurer
Planet Zi
Shield Liger MPZ
Mad Thunder
Iron Kong


- Zoids Concept Art Exhibit Updates!

Posted: 2020-12-08 16:03:04

 The Concept Art Exhibit is coming up soon, and there's been a decent number of twitter posts on the topic. The most notable, at the moment, is a twitter campaign where users can follow the zoids_official account and retweet this post for a chance to win a special autographed T-Shirt featuring the main graphic for the event. This is for residents of Japan only. For the rest of us, there's a ton of concept art to look at!

 Zoids Official has posted one of the Death Saurer and Saber Tiger while the GoFa account posted the Saber Tiger CA, which will be featured as a print card at the shop. T2Event, which is TakaraTomy's twitter account for event announcements, posted several as well. Red Horn, Mammoth and Gordos, a random sauropod, and the logo for the event.

Tagged:  Events Official


- Zoids Concept Art Exhibit!

Posted: 2020-11-23 19:56:17

 A surprising event has been announced, a Zoids Concept Art Exhibit! This intriguing event will be held from December 12th through January 24th, and will include both in-person visits and virtual tickets run by GoFa (the Gallery of Fantastic Art). The concept art exhibit will include images in a style like the Concept Art Books, which is how the designer Tokuyama has started off many of the Zoid designs from the Wild series. An article by Akiba-Souken shows off one of the pieces, a never-before-seen concept art of Fangtiger.

 Tickets are 900 yen (or 1,200 for same-day tickets) for visitation and 300 yen for virtual. The exhibit will showcase roughly 160 original Zoids works, including the Evolution of Zoids, Battle of Planet Zoid, Zoids Wild Concepts, Infinity Blast, Art of Planet Zoid, and Art settings. There are also approximately 10 original drawings shown.

 Tokuyama will be a guest speaker along with guest artist Yuji Kaida. There will be a diorama exhibit, as well as limited event goods, including the HMM Saber Tiger Concept Art Color Version. Autographed images will be available (for a fee) and participants who attend the actual venue (not through virtual venue) will receive 5 random art cards. People who purchase the Tiger at the event will receive a yet-undisclosed super special bonus.


- 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.


- Stand River Countdown!

Posted: 2020-10-01 23:46:43

 The Youtube Link for Stand River has been posted, and features a countdown until the beginning of the event! They plan to show prototypes, discuss upcoming releases, and show tons of gorgeous customs at this event, so be sure to tune in. We'll leave the link here at the top throughout the duration of the event.

- Video

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- Hasbro PulseCon 2020 Review!

Posted: 2020-09-26 21:34:50

 Well, Hasbro has concluded their online PulseCon 2020! Although the streams were removed shortly after they concluded, recaps will be coming soon. For those who couldn't be online to see it, it was mostly an official announcement of things we already knew about from leaks, now available as formal announcements. The series has been rebranded as Zoids Mega Battlers, with the slogan "Build Them To Battle!" There were a couple minor details also included in the stream, though, which we'll cover below!

 The panel opened with a CGI Liger Zero standing in front of the new Zoids logo. Our hosts discussed what the franchise had been prior to the Zoids Wild revival, with this Liger serving as an introduction to spark the memories of older fans. They then went on to discuss how the Wild kits will be handled: As 3 different classes, Beta, Mega, and Giga Class.

 These classes are based on a combination of size and part count, which reimagines the size classes set by Tomy. For example, Liger is a higher class than Gilraptor because of its part count (45 vs. 67), and Tryke is in the same class as Liger for the same reason (63 vs. 67). These classes are reflected by new price points, and will help buyers tell at a glance how complicated a kit may be. The kits will also have additional markings on the legs to help keep track of which legs go where. For most Zoids this doesn't matter, but it'll help on ones like Needle.

 As announced on CrunchyRoll earlier, the kits hit pre-orders on various websites earlier today. Several kits are available on Amazon, Entertainment Earth has all of them, and Hasbro Pulse has all of the kits available for pre-order at their intended retail price. All kit pre-orders are scheduled to release on February 9th, but fans have observed that other Hasbro Pulse products often show up in physical stores up to a month earlier than that.

- Prices

Beta Class: $9.99
 - Pincers (Kuwaga)
 - Needle (Scorpear)
 - Rapterrix (Raptor)
 - Phobia (Spideath)

Mega Class: $19.99
 - Ruin (Gilraptor)
 - Tanks (Gannontoise)

Giga Class: $29.99
 - Liger (Wild Liger)
 - Alpha Shadow (Hunter Wolf)
 - Tryke (Triceradogos)

- Discussion

 First off, there's been a lot of discussion about what this means for Extra Large (XL) Zoids. Kits like Death Rex and Genospino. It's too early to say that these kits won't appear as a new class later, and it wouldn't make much sense to announce a class during the stream when it has no products publicly revealed yet. It's also possible they'll end up in the Giga Class, at a higher price point. Death Rex has almost the exact same number of parts as Wild Liger.

 There's also been some discussion regarding the changes to the molds. New product photos revealed quite a few with the Tryke. We discussed these changes with other Zoids in an earlier post, complete with comparison photos. While some have observed that Needle looks like all of its points have been rounded down, this is actualy an issue with the TakaraTomy product photos being sharpened for Cool Factor. The Tomy Scorpear has the same blunted points.

 All figures will have the following changes: Eyes pre-assembled and attached to the head, two-tone body colors, and additional pilot figures based on the anime pilots. The official product still shows stats for the Beta Class Zoids, and even includes a Rider Role. Boxes have been reimagined, and each kit will come with a playmat for the Battler aspect.

Triceradogos Changes:
 Our newest updated Zoid Design! The Tryke reimagines how Triceradogos works. Instead of the huge spike coming out of its forehead, the entire frill shield moves forward, with the two horns attached to the top. There's been mixed reception about this change, but personally, I find it more fitting of the Triceratops stereotypes. I'll categorize the changes below.

Blue: The horns are now attached to the frill itself.

Purple: The entire frill comes forward, instead of the spike jutting out.

Green: To accommodate this change, the spike has been redesigned from the ground up to look like a mechanicam rail.

Red: Additional mechanical parts have been aded behind the head to flesh out that space, now that the rail sits higher than the spike. A result of its smaller size.

- Official Information

 In the Zoids Wild animated series, Zoids beasts are massive mechanical creatures that resemble animals we know today. While many roam free, others have been captured by the evil Dark Metal Empire who hack their systems and force them to be their weapons. The heroic Team Freedom have banded together with Zoids partners to fight the Dark Metal threat.

 ⚫In the Zoids Wild animated series and video game, Zoids beasts are massive mechanical creatures that resemble animals we know today. Their giant animatronic bodies are heavily armorized and house technologically advanced weaponry based on their unique forms.

 ⚫Includes a battle mat where 2 Mega Battlers figures can face-off in epic battles! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

 ⚫Each Zoids toy comes with an attachable mini figure of their human partner.


 Zoids figures are building toys that battle. This Mega Battlers pack comes with 29 pieces to build the beetle-type Pincers figure. Once built, wind it up to activate its animatronic motion. As the figure moves, reposition it into a dynamic battle move called a Dark Blast and unleash the Pincer Jab move!

 Includes a battle mat where Mega Battlers figures can face-off in epic battles! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

Type: Beetle-type
Dark Bast: Pincer Jab
Team: Dark Metal
Skill: Ambush
Rider: Router
Rider Role: Messenger
Characteristics: Predatory winged hexapod beetle Zoid. Wing speed is higher than can be observed by the naked eye. Known for antler-like pincers used to jab at opponents.

Battle Stats:
 Speed = 7
 Attack = 5
 Stamina = 6
 Defense = 5
 Dark Blast = 5
 IQ = 3


 Zoids figures are building toys that battle. This Mega Battlers pack comes with 33 pieces to build the scorpion-type Needle figure. Once built, wind it up to activate its animatronic motion. As the figure moves, reposition it into a dynamic battle move called a Wild Blast and unleash its Sting Spear move!

 Includes a detailed battle mat where Mega Battlers figures can face-off in epic battles! Each Zoids figure comes with an attachable human partner figure. This Needle figure comes with a detailed Battalia figure that can ride on its back!

Zoid Type: Scorpion-type
Wild Blast: Sting Spear
TEAM: Freedom
Skill: Surprise Attacks
Rider: Battalia
Rider Role: Mechanic
Characteristics: Predatory octopod arachnid Zoid. Small, hides easily for surprise attacks. Can see in the dark. Known for grasping pedipalps and venomous stinger. Poison from stinger can melt other Zoids.

 Speed = 5
 Attack = 5
 Stamina = 6
 Defense = 4
 Wild Blast = 6
 IQ = 6


 Zoids figures are building toys that battle. This Mega Battlers pack comes with 27 pieces to build the Velociraptor-type Rapterrix figure. Once built, wind it up to activate its animatronic motion. As the figure moves, reposition it into a dynamic battle move called a Dark Blast and unleash its Velocistrike move!

 Includes a battle mat where Mega Battlers figures can face-off in epic battles! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.) Each figure comes with an attachable human partner figure. This Rapterrix toy comes with a detailed Deleters figure that can ride on its back!

Type: V-Raptor-type
Dark Blast: Velocistrike
Team: Dark Metal
Skill: Group Combat
Rider: Deleters
Rider Role: Grunt
Characteristics: Predatory bipedal dinosaur Zoids. Smaller than their D-Raptor cousins, but bear similar sickle-shaped talons used for slashing. Low intelligence. Most effective in groups.

Battle Stats:
 Speed = 4
 Attack = 4
 Stamina = 7
 Defense = 2
 Dark Blast = 6
 IQ = 4


 Zoids figures are building toys that battle. This Mega Battlers pack comes with 35 pieces to build the spider-type Phobia figure. Once built, wind it up to activate its animatronic motion. As the figure moves, reposition it into a dynamic battle move called a Wild Blast and unleash its Capture Claw move!

 Includes a battle mat where Mega Battlers figures can face-off in epic battles! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.) Each figure comes with an attachable human partner figure. This Phobia toy comes with a detailed Snare figure that can ride on its back!

Type: Spider-type
Wild Blast: Capture Claw
Team: Freedom
Skill: Capture
Rider: Snare
Rider Role: Infiltration
Characteristics: Predatory octopod arachnid Zoid. Stealthy. Quick reflexes. Known to track and trap \ prey within the grip of eight cage-like legs or tangle them within silk.

Battle Stats:
 Speed = 5
 Attack = 4
 Stamina = 7
 Defense = 5
 Wild Blast = 5
 IQ = 7


 Zoids figures are building toys that battle. This pack comes with 45 pieces to build the Deinonychus raptor-type Ruin figure. Once built, switch on to activate motion. The figure's motion automatically unleashes a motorized battle move called a Dark Blast! As the Ruin figure moves, his Dark Claw Dark Blast move will activate!

 Includes a battle mat where Mega Battlers figures can face-off in epic battles! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.) Each figure comes with an attachable human partner figure. This Ruin toy comes with a detailed Drake figure that can ride on his back!

Type: D-Raptor-type
Dark Blast: Dark Claw
Team: Dark Metal
Skill: Blitz Attacks
Rider: Drake
Rider Role: Striker (Dark Warrior)
Characteristics: Predatory bipedal dinosaur Zoid. Fast-moving. Bears large, sickle-shaped talons including two on back used for striking at prey.

(The Mega+ Zoids do not have stats listed on the website)


 Zoids figures are building toys that battle! This pack comes with 53 pieces to build the turtle-type Tanks figure. Once built, switch on to activate motion. The toy's motion automatically unleashes a motorized battle move called a Wild Blast! As the Tanks figure moves, his Laser Canon Wild Blast move will activate!

 Includes a battle mat where Mega Battlers figures can face-off in epic battles! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.) Each Zoids toy comes with an attachable human partner figure. This Tanks figure comes with a detailed Analog figure that can ride on his back!

Type: Turtle-type
Wild Blast: Laser Cannon
Team: Team Freedom
Skill: Long-range Attacks
Rider: Analog
Rider Role: Intel
Characteristics: Defensive quadrupedal amphibious Zoid. Can withstand powerful attacks due to tough outer armor. Slow. Bears a large hidden cannon used at long range to keep back attackers.


 Zoids figures are building toys that battle! This pack comes with 63 pieces to build the triceratops-type Tryke figure. Once built, switch on to activate motion. The toy's motion automatically unleashes a motorized battle move called a Wild Blast! As the Tryke figure moves, his Wrecking Ram Wild Blast move will activate!

 Includes a battle mat where Giga Battlers figures can face-off in epic battles! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.) Each Zoids figure comes with an attachable human partner figure. This Tryke toy comes with a detailed Bastion figure that can ride on his back!

Type: Triceratops-type
Wild Blast: Wrecking Ram
Team: Team Freedom
Skill: Close-range Combat
Rider: Bastion
Rider Role: Defense
Characteristics: Defensive quadrupedal dinosaur Zoid. Slow. Known for large cranial horns and shields used for powerful ramming attacks and fending off attacks at close range.

Alpha Shadow:

 Zoids figures are building toys that battle! This pack comes with 58 pieces to build the wolf-type Alpha Shadow toy. Once built, switch on to activate motion. The toy's motion automatically unleashes a motorized battle move called a Wild Blast! As Alpha Shadow figure moves, his Sonic Howl Wild Blast move will activate!

 Includes a battle mat where Giga Battlers figures can face-off in epic battles! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.) Each Zoids toy comes with an attachable human partner figure. This Alpha Shadow toy comes with a detailed Apex figure that can ride on his back!

Type: Wolf-type
Wild Blast: Sonic Howl
Team: Team Freedom
Skill: Tracking
Rider: Apex
Rider Role: Warrior
Characteristics: Predatory quadrupedal canine Zoid. Slender and powerfully built, this type is known for its speed, agility, and tracking senses.


 Zoids figures are building toys that battle! This pack comes with 67 pieces to build the lion-type Liger figure. Once built, switch on to activate motion. The toy's motion automatically unleashes a motorized battle move called a Wild Blast! As the Liger figure moves, his King Claw Wild Blast move will activate!

 Includes a battle mat where Mega Battlers figures can face-off in epic battles! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.) Each figure comes with an attachable human partner figure. This Liger toy comes with a detailed Arashi figure that can ride on his back.

Type: Lion-type
Wild Blast: King Claw
Team: Team Freedom
Skill: Forward Attacks
Rider: Arashi
Rider Role: Leader
Characteristics: Predatory quadrupedal lion-tiger hybrid Zoid. Legendary. Very rare. Proud. Known for massive claws and teeth. Often distrustful and not easily bonded.

- Final Word

 It's only fitting that Hasbro PulseCon is The Iron Bible's 777th documented News Post. May it be symbol of good luck, and I look forward to seeing more news from Hasbro!


- Catch Hasbro PulseCon on Youtube!

Posted: 2020-09-24 16:34:27

 We know Hasbro has made some announcements recently regarding the Zoids Wild Series, but the franchise is also getting a 20 minute panel at Hasbro's PulseCon. Which, due to current limitations, is being streamed live on youtube at 10:50 ET on the 26th. If you're interested in other Hasbro brands, the con will begin on the 25th at 11 AM ET. You can view a live countdown timer here. We'll keep you posted on any announcements made at the panel!


- My Zoids Contest 2021!

Posted: 2020-09-23 17:03:52

 Takara Tomy has posted an announcement for a My Zoids Contest 2021! The placeholder page is here, and if it's anything like the last one, it'll include three categories with various rare items as prizes.


- Air Stand River Battle!

Posted: 2020-08-11 21:20:05

 Kotobukiya announced that the next Stand River Battle will be held online, and livestreamed on youtube! This comes with a ton of exciting announcements, and will take place on October 3rd, 2020, streamed live to Youtube at 13:00! Aside from a live assembly of the HMM Wild Liger, we'll also be seeing announcements of new MPV versions of Zoids. Even more exciting, prototypes for the HMM Gilraptor, HMM Fangtiger, and HMM Rev Raptor will be shown for the very first time! These are Zoids that have previously only been shown off as illustrations. If that weren't enough, they're planning to announce another brand new HMM Zoid during the live broadcast!

 What is Stand River? It's an event held in Japan, where typically people bring in customs that they align with the Empire or the Republic, and set them up on the appropriate tables. Each Zoid is judged for a certain number of points, and at the end of the event, the side with the most points wins! However, since they are holding the event virtually in respect for the ongoing pandemic, there are no participation prizes or rewards for entering. Still, it will be exciting to see!

 Kotobukiya has a page discussing the details of the event. This will likely still be limited to residents of Japan, but we're posting the details for archiving purposes.

 - Submission date is September 1st, 2020 ~ September 13th, 11:59 PM. The results will be announced on Oct 3rd.
Participation Regulations:
 - The completed custom must be based on an HMM Zoid.
 - It must be a 1/72 scale piece.
 - Works such as Zoids Girls and other military-model based works, such as AFVs or other copyrighted works are prohibited.
 - You can only enter a single Zoid, and only to one side. You cannot participate in both armies.
 - You can only use HMM Zoids, TT Zoids Products (including older Tomy products), MSG goods, or unlicensed / scratch built materials. The decals must also be based on this content. Basically, it must be appropriate to the series and not step on any trademark toes.
 - Works that infringe on other intellectual properties won't be permitted. Although this is unlikely to cause problems, any consequences of evading this rule will be carried out at the expense of the person who entered the work.
 - They also reserve the right to disqualify entries that: Violate public order and morals, have visible personal information that can be read, slander a specific person or group, imitate or plagiarize, or works that do not fit the purpose of the contest.

Required Application:
 - Affiliation: (Republic or Empire)
 - Unit Name: (Name of the custom)
 - Pilot Name: (Name of the customizer, not the lore pilot)
 - Comment: (Any description, etc. you want to include)
 - Image: (Main image, as well as standing from the front, back, and top)
 - Used Kits and Materials: (Including things like spare parts, putty, plastic board, etc.)

Points Alotted For Each Class: (As a reference)
 - Flying Class (1 Point): Armored vehicles (cockpits, etc.)
 - Feather Class (3 Points): Cannon Tortoise, Gun Sniper, Pteras, Godos, Molga, Iguan
 - Light Class (4 Points): Command Wolf, Shadow Fox, Lightning Saix
 - Welter Class (6 Points): Shield Liger, Blade Liger, Liger Zero, Geno Saurer, Saber Tiger, Red Horn
 - Middle Class (8 Points): Dibison, Storm Sworder, Geno Breaker, Berserk Furher
 - Heavy Class (12 Points): Gojulas, Iron Kong, Death Stinger

Tagged:  Events HMM Official


2020 World Hobby Fair (Winter)!  [Official]

Posted: 2020-02-12 04:34:45

 The World Hobby Fair just happened in Japan, so we're going to go over some of the event details! This year's theme is customizing, and as such, the 30 finalists from the My Zoids Contest were lined up at the venue to be voted on. The event also had a customizing booth for visitors to display their Zoids in and add assorted equipment, as well as various other entertainment, such as music and BCH events.

 The customization contest gave the opportunity to win a number of prizes, including the Awakened Wild Liger, Kabtor Rare White, Kuwaga Rare White, Gilraptor Rare Bone, and Fang Tiger White Tiger Form.

- Weapons from WHF!

 The event had a number of weapons you could obtain through various methods, with a total of 9 separate parts. You can expect to see more of these weapons in the future, so don't worry if you aren't able to obtain them!

Remodeling Booth: You could bring your Zoids to the remodeling booth and customize them with various items! The event may have gone by a ticket number system if it turned out to be crowded. From this base, you could obtain the: Horn Blade, Arc Knife, Grinder Cutter, Attachment Frame, Auto Saw, and Panzer Faust.

Voting For The Contest: By voting for the contest, attendees could get the Wing Cutter (one per person.)

Purchase Bonus: By purchasing Zoids Wild Series products at the sales corner inside the Zoids booth, you could obtain the Square Shield and the Mega Lance.

- Beast Liger Optical Camouflage Spec.!

 The Beast Liger Optical Camouflage Spec, a former CoroCoro 100 limited was on sale at the venue for 3,850 yen. Zoids Official posted some photos of this kit, an all clear Beast Liger.

- Wild Variation Diorama & Art!

 The bottom of the event page also posted some of the artwork from the instruction manuals, which show alternate versions of the Zoids! It's awesome to see clean digital images of these variations, some of which we've seen on twitter. The twitter posts were accompanied by custom model kits of the variations, a few of which appeared in a display at the WHF event.

 The customs displayed at the event were part of a huge diorama, which showed off stock kits, variation customs, and repainted kits. It was an impressive display! Also on display were the Armd Liger and friends from the new Zoids Wild EX-ZERO story that was published in Hobby Japan Magazine. The Armd Liger was customized into the Heavy Armor Custom, which had Cannon Pull's cannons and shoulder armor equipped. This lines up with what happened at the end of the first story.


Zoids Wild Crowdfunding Campaign!  [Official]

Posted: 2020-01-11 23:09:08

 Zoids has seen the start of its first crowdfunding campaign! Measuring at a massive 50 x 44 cm, ZOIDSWILD The ART of BATTLEFIELDS is a book that showcases tons of the beautiful Zoids works seen in CoroCoro Comic and other outlets. It's wonderful to see these beautiful photos without all of the text that clutters them in the accompanying magazine.

 In addition, if the project is funded, everyone who pledged the required 11,000 yen (roughly $110) will receive the Fang Tiger "White Tiger Form" armor parts set, a set that was currently one of CoroCoro's 100 limiteds. They will also receive a special poster of the cast from the Chaotic Century manga. The poster is printed in the same size as the book, so there will be no creases in it.

 The cover of the book features a 1/1 scale Wild Liger cap, which is fitting for the recent series. The book also has a double fold to see the panorama style diorama images.

 So, what do we need to know? First off, the crowdfounding is available to residents of Japan only. If you try to support from another country, your pledge will be cancelled. However, services like From Japan, Celga, and White Rabbit Express will be able to help you relay your support. The project is currently 15% funded with 27 days to go, ending on January 31st.

  End Date: January 31st
  Crowdfunding Rewards: * Pledge costs 11,000 Yen
   x1 "ZOIDSWILD The ART of BATTLEFIELDS" book (50 x 44 cm)
   x1 Fang Tiger "White Tiger Form" armor parts set
   x1 Large Poster by Michiro Ueyama
  Proposed Schedule: (In the event of successful funding
   Project Starts December 27th, 2019
   Project ends January 31st, 2020
   Book Delivery planned for mid April 2020
   Armor parts delivery planned for late May 2020
* Crowdfunding schedules are subject to change
* Price includes shipping and taxes

 The Zoids Crowfunding Twitter account has posted a lot of the interior art, at a nice, clear resolution. Definitely take a look, and expect even more beautiful pieces in the actual book, should it get funded~

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Beast Liger Optical Camou. Spec.!  [Official]

Posted: 2020-01-11 23:07:14

 The Beast Liger "Optical Camouflage Spec.", which was originally announced as a CoroCoro 100 Ltd., has already been announced for a rerelease at the next World Hobby Fair! This event will take place on January 25th, and the Liger will be on sale at the event for 3,850 yen.


Next Generation World Hobby Fair!  [Official]

Posted: 2019-06-25 10:00:00

    The Next Generation World Hobby Fair is upon is, only one day after the Zoids Wild anime is scheduled to end! Like earlier WHFs, there will be a featured Zoid Building event. This time, for a brand new Kuwaga Rare White. During this build event you can use a variety of new weapons to arm your Zoid! There'll also be pre-sales of the Beast Liger at this event, giving visitors a chance to grab this Zoid early.


Stand River 2nd Battle Event!  [Official]

Posted: 2019-04-27 10:00:00

    We've all been waiting for Kotobukiya's new kit announcements, said to be revealed at the Stand River 2nd Battle event. This custom model event showed off a ton of fantastic modifications to HMM and Wild kits, and shortly after, a wave of news announcements hit social media.

- HMM Zoids Wild Kits

    Let's start with some of the new kits! Kotobukiya has announced several Zoids Wild kits that are currently being reimagined as HMMs. Two of these were announced with concept art, the Wild Liger and Fang Tiger. They also announced that the Gilraptor is currently in development, but they currently do not have images of it. With Zoids Wild wrapping up around the middle of the year, and the last remaining kits coming out a bit later, it's a good time for Kotobukiya to pick up the designs.

- HMM Rev Raptor!

    So, so many people have asked for an HMM Rev Raptor, and it's finally here! This Zoid is iconic to the anime, and as a small scale kit it'll be easy to obtain. Kotobukiya posted a tweet with some concept art, and it's the fourth brand new HMM Zoid announced at the event, following the Zoids Wild kit announcements.

- HMM Gojulas Gunner

    The first kit announced in the evening was the Gojulas Gunner! This huge Zoid rereleases the Ogre parts in a traditional Gojulas theme. It'll be a Kotobukiya Shop Exclusive, meaning you'll need a proxy to order. You can see the official tweet here and a photo from Mercy Rabbit here!

- HMM Geno Saurer/Gun Sniper Bone Color

    The announcements included a new set of color variations! The Geno Saurer and Gun Sniper Bone Color Versions. These, like the motorized Zoids before them, will be released at the Dino Expo between June 15th~16th. Afterwards, they'll be available as Kotobukiya Shop Exclusives, meaning you'll need a proxy to order them. You can see both Zoids in this twitter post, as well as some additional photos posted by Mercy Rabbit.

- HMM Shield Liger DCS-J

    The Shield Liger DCS-J is a kit many people have waited a long time for, and it's finally here! This amazing Zoid was announced at the event, with some nice concept art. (For those who may have read the original tweet, it was mistakenly said that the DCS-J would be on exhibit. This was an error. There is still the pretty concept art, though~)

- Saber Tiger Marking Plus Ver.

    Saber Tiger has been slotted for a Marking Plus Version rerelease. This Zoid hasn't been rereleased since 2012. That is WAY back. Like the Liger Zeros, we can expect it to get some new decals.

- Geno Saurer Repackage Ver.

    Speaking of Zoids that go way back, the Geno Saurer didn't receive a reissue after its initial release in 2007. Now almost 12 years old, the Zoid is scheduled for a rerelease as the Repackage Version, which, if former repackages are any indication will receive new box art! We can also probably expect it to have the updated parts found in the Raven versions, which improved its charged particle stance, gave it the launching cable claws, etc. You can view the tweet here.

- Godos Old Republic Spec.

    Godos is receiving a new variant called the Old Republic Spec. This version of the Godos will feature a new color scheme as well as a new head design, which is based on the older motorized Zoids. You can view the tweet here.

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World Hobby Fair 2019 (Winter)!  [Official]

Posted: 2019-01-08 16:00:00

    On January 19th ~ 20th TakaraTomy will be holding assorted Zoid events at the World Hobby Fair. The first of these is the Zoids Wild Large Renovation Lab, where a larger than 1/1 scale Death Rex will appear! (a cardboard cutout most likely.) The large Wild Liger statue will also make an appearance.

    At the renovation lab, kids who enter the event can build a Kabtor (Rare White) Arashi Ver. Zoiders in elementary school will construct the Zoid at the event, then be given the Arashi Ver. stickers to decorate it with. Afterwards, they'll be able to choose from one of three weapons (Bazooka, Middle-Range Gun, or Gatling Gun) to install to it. Finally, if users take a photo of their Zoid at the special diaroma displayed in the booth, they'll receive a small Arashi figure as a free gift.

    The booth will also have a freely playable trial of Zoids Wild: King of Blast, the upcoming Nintendo Switch game. Participants can play as any Zoid in the game, and all in game Zoids will be unlocked for the event (though not all color schemes will be available.) People who play the game will receive a Zoid Fighter License of the Zoid that they used, with up to 10 varieties to collect. At the King of Blast Special Stage participants can participate in game matches. Mr. Takei will be participating to tell players the best way to defeat certain Zoids (on the first day at the Tokyo venue.)

    There'll be a special stage held at the event with a number of activities. The first stage will be the Modified Zoids Challenge, where Mr. Katayama will hold a workshop course on customizing Zoids, and even a corner where participants can actively participate in modifying their Zoids!

    A third stage, the Zoids Wild Quiz & Janken (Rock-Paper-Scissors) Tournament Stage, users can participate to win assorted prizes.

    During the event they'll also be showing off a Zoid not yet released! This is probably the Dimepulsar, but could possibly be some of the others we've seen teased. The event will also contain a massive diaroma that was used in the shooting of Eastern Front.


Zoids FOR Event!  [Official]

Posted: 2018-02-26 03:00:00

    Although this event is nearly over, the Gojulas the Ogre event also has excellent prizes. We recommend anyone joining the game to jump in on it! The News page in the FOR section has been updated to include the February 14th announcements, which are still relevant until tomorrow.


Zoids Material Hunters Event!  [Official]

Posted: 2014-09-22 01:00:00

    The Zoids: Material Hunters website has updated with reports from the Tokyo Hobby Show! These provided images of the large Shield Liger, some gameplay images, etc. At the event a pamphlette was handed out by the young ladies you see standing around the liger. It was a single 3-part fold out that contained images of brand new Zoids!

    Video can be viewed on the G-Cluster Facebook page. The game style seems very reminiscent of those old 2D fighter plane games where you had to avoid the oncoming missiles. The event coverage is split into two pages, Part One and Part Two. The event also gave out some small metal pins of the shown Zoids. A small promo is shown below from the G-Cluster Youtube channel!

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