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.