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- ZWR06 Psycho Genospino!


Posted: 2021-10-24 19:47:09

 On September 29th, Zoids Official tweeted this teaser of the next Zoids Wild Biographies kit. This kit is still available on the TT Mall for 9,350 yen, and will remain available until November 15th. It's scheduled to be released in March of 2022. You can read the Japanese version of the Biographies story on the TakaraTomy Website.


- Promo Video

 In the last couple days a promo video was released for the Psycho Genospino reveal, which mentioned the end of Zoids Wild Senki. It spent a short time describing the history of the Psycho Genospino, including that it inherited the Zoid Factor of the Zero Grizis, and is able to absorb the Zoid Factor of other Zoids using the purple Reactor Bones. What was formerly a flamethrower on the default Genospino has been converted into an Infinity Buster, a weapon that gathers the absorbed Zoid Factor from its body and fires it. The Psycho Geno Sawzer on the back is also able to improve its sharpness by charging the blades with Zoid Factor.

 For now, it seems implied that the Psycho Genospino story is the conclusion of the Zoids Wild Senki series. The end of the below video mentioned that TT will be publishing a new Photorama sequel to Zoids Wild Senki. Given that this is essentially what the Biographies line has been so far (stories with photo diorama images), we can probably expect it to be the same format, possibly carried out through Zoids Wild Biographies.

 The story and video also elude to a new lion-type that the Republic planned to donate to the Empire. This will likely be a new variant like the Psycho Genospino, but we don't know much yet.



 

- Sniptera Imperial Guard Promo Video!


Posted: 2021-10-24 19:46:56

 ZWR05 Sniptera Imperial Guard got a brief promo video over on twitter! This kit is already past its pre-order date, but will be releasing soon. For now, you can check out its images and story over on the official website.



 

- 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.


Tagged:  Events HMM Official

 

- HMM Liger Zero X Video


Posted: 2021-10-24 19:46:20

 The HMM Liger Zero X has gotten a preview video! This kit is releasing in December for 9,680 yen. The Koto Direct version includes clear colorless shoulder armor.



 

- HMM Rev Raptor Video!


Posted: 2021-10-24 19:46:03

 Kotobukiya TV posted a video of the full HMM Rev Raptor build! This kit is quite simple, so for those of you who struggle to find the time to build HMMs, this may be the perfect Zoid for you. It's also lightweight enough for it to hang off of other objects without assistance, which is fun. If you haven't ordered the item yet, it's available domestically on Amazon as a pre-order for $49.99 (shipping included), scheduled to be released on November 24th. If you want it now, it's also available on Amazon JP for 4,091 Yen + Shipping.


- Build Video



 

- 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.



 

- 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.



 

- Zoids Wild 2+ Book Release!


Posted: 2021-08-03 19:10:20

 Zoids Wild 2+ has been released as a book! This is a manga full of tons of high-detail Zoids art centered around the Senki Zoids (Xenorex and Burning Liger). Its cover art has been revealed, and we've also gotten to see some new illustrations made just for the book!



 

- 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

 

- Zoids Wild EX-ZERO Book!


Posted: 2021-06-19 12:34:49

 Zoids Wild EX-ZERO, the official side-story published in Hobby Japan Magazine during 2020, has announced a brand new book! This book will include the entire story as it was posted earlier, as well as some additional content, apparently, including a new story written exclusively for the book. For now we've removed our EX-ZERO section out of respect for this upcoming sale. At the time that it was posted, I honestly hadn't expected a book! It's scheduled to be released in late July for 3,300 Yen, and is currently available on sites like HLJ and Amazon JP! HJM's twitter posted some clean images of the first Chapter, while Revolver posted teasers of the new story, Senki EX, which is still running on HJM.

Synopsis: Republican unit Blood Blood Corps is a unique task force with the intent purpose of capturing and testing upcoming Imperial technology. The group is led by Shishio Ryuu and his Armd Liger, a specialized liger with auxiliary arms used to snatch weapons off of its opponents from the Empire. As the story evolves, they discover the earliest Laser weapons, considered to be a gateway weapon to Zi's most devastating power, the Charged Particle Cannon. The Blue Bloods make it a top priority to capture this laser equipment, to prevent the Republic from losing irreparable distance in the arms race. With each new battle, Shishio's Armd Liger gains more and more equipment from its defeated opponents. Every chapter features a newly remodeled and evolved Armd Liger. Necessary changes for our team to keep up their fight with Lieutenant Cutter, a strange young man from the Empire who has an unusual effect on the Zoids that he pilots.

Timeline: Zoids Wild EX-ZERO is unique in that it's carefully crafted to fit within the world of Zoids Wild ZERO, the anime. The story begins before the anime series and makes numerous references to the show. This includes a new Regeneration Cube side-story, a chapter exploring the recovery of additional Genospino parts, and ultimately even meeting characters from the Zoids Wild ZERO anime. If you liked the anime, and understand Japanese, you'll enjoy this story. If you don't understand Japanese, it still has lots of nice diorama style images (as seen in this post), customizing examples, and hopefully more!



 
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