ZW12 Death Rex

The big bad Zoid of the first Wild Anime, Death Rex is one of the “large size” Zoids from the Zoids Wild toyline. Second big Zoid released after Grachiosaururs.

While not as big as classic large Zoids like the Ultrasaurus or Deathsaurer, the Death Rex is a pretty decent size, probably closer to a Death Stinger. Assembly is fairly simple, despite the kit being on the bigger side, the amount of parts isn’t as much as a that of a classic kit. The parts are just chunky sized!

The Death Rex also has one of the coolest gimmicks in my opinion, with it’s jaws opening up revealing a mouth cannon of sorts that spins and lights up, and the “claw like wings” on its shoulders move forward to cover the sides of the face.

Instructions:

Decals:

I also had a Custom Death Rex armor made, you can find it here.

Display Stands and Acrylic Risers

On several occasions I’ve been asked what I use to display my Zoids, particularly my HMM’s and articulated customs. Coming from other collectible fandoms I’ve carried over to my Zoids collecting some ideas I’ve wanted to apply to make my Zoids look more dynamic when displayed.

Stands:

While most people who collect mecha model kits go for ones like the Bandai Action Base. I far prefer the Tamashii Stage Act series. Mainly because their smaller, and I far like the look of the clear arms and base more. Which when combined with acrylic risers, give a more clear look to the display. To me these help avoid making the display look cluttered.

Tamashii Stage Act 4., designed with standard figures like the DragonBall Figuarts series in mind. And the Tamashii Stage Act. 5, designed with the idea of displaying figures like the Robot Spirits series . Despite the target figure scale being a bit smaller than Zoids, this stands can actually hold most standard sized Zoids pretty well.

Both initial releases of Stage Act 4 and Stage Act 5 come with three bases and three arms. I mention this mainly because the newert release of the Stage Act 4 base and arm only comes with two.

Credit to La Frontera del Juguete for this image. http://lafronteradeljuguete.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=243

Above is the packaging of the new release that only has two stands. Initially I was disappointed with it, specially after a mixup with Amazon where I had ordered and payed for a three pack (even described as such on the listing). Eventually I found these for a good deal at 9.99 a set. (The original Stage Acts 4 & 5 would run me about 20-25 for three stands/arms).

The best thing about the new Stage Act 4 two pack release is this new claw they’ve included which can probably fit a Zoids’ body better.

Above are the standard claws of the Stage Act 4 & 5. I have been able to utilized these two as well on Zoids.

Aside from these I’ve also been able to incorporate other Tamashii display products like effects or other stands and arms from different sets. But these two are the core of my display approach when it comes to posing figures.

Risers:

The purpose of the acrylic risers is to put a figure on a higher level. It helps utilize maximum shelf space, and fill up and extra space on the upper part of the shelf level.

With motorized Zoids it can help organize them more, and gives a little bit of flair or style to the set up, instead of them remaining static as they’re not poseable figures and are stuck in one pose.

With HMM and poseable Zoids it allows for more poseabilty and even the potential for diorama like displays.

There are different kinds of acrylic risers, and what you decide to buy really depends on what you want to do for your display. The ones pictured above are the ones I’ve bought the most of. The long one helps me utilize the upper space of the shelf a lot, specially with motorized Zoids. While the ones of the set of three allows for more versatility in the space they’re going to take up. Depending on the display, I sometimes mix and match different types of acrylic risers.

Both the Tamashii Stage Act stands and the acrylic risers can be found easily by googling the terms. You can also find them on Ebay and Amazon.

ZW01 Wild Liger Extreme Release Form (Clear Ver.)

Wild Liger Extreme Release Form, or Clear Wild Liger like most in the fandom call it. This release is one of the CoroCoro 100 limited kits from a monthly sweepstakes, and has become one of the most sought after kits of the wild line.

It is so far the only fully clear Zoids Wild model. The beautiful blue on colorless clear make it a very beautiful peace.

Clear Wild Liger with Saber Fang Holotech.
Clear Wild Liger with HMM Clear Liger Zero.
Left Clear Wild Liger Cap, right regular Wild Liger Cap
Clear Wild Liger with some of the other Wild Liger variants.

Instructions:

The instructions this version of Wild Liger brings are the same as the standard first release.

For the other (many) Wild Liger variants, click below.

The Plans for this blog site

This little blog site is something that I have been slowly, and I really mean slowly, working on. My goal is to catalog everything I can about each Zoid I own. As I’ve had some for many years, their pages may not be as thorough as some of the newer ones. And what I mean by thorough, is instructions, before assembly pictures, decal pictures ect. Some stuff I could cover, like scanning some of the Zoid Wild stuff (instructions, card ect.) didn’t occur to me until today, so I know I haven’t held onto every little piece of paper/information my kits have come with.

Today I also set up some “place holder” page posts that I will follow back with and add info and pictures to.

When that will be I am not sure. Again this site is a little side project.