ZW25 Beast Liger

The first Zoid of phase 2, the successor to Wild Liger, Beast Liger!

The Beast Liger carriers over most of the design elements of the Wild Liger, but manages to improve on some of them. Bigger claws are one thing to note of the skeletal design. Peg holes have been added to make it more customisable with the new weapon accessories.

The other upgrade is the thicker armor and longer blades. The Beast Liger design has an overall “wilder” design than the Wild Liger.

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Card:

This card comes with the model kit. It’s for the Japanese arcade game, Zoids Wild Battle Card Hunter.

ZW24 Pachycedos

The last model from the first phase of the Zoids Wild Liger, Pachycedos reuses the same core body from Gilraptor, but adds enough new parts to make it distinguishable.

The Pachycedos gimmick is very interesting and makes it stand out among other Zoids in the Wild line. The first Pachycephalosaurus Zoid in the franchise, the inclusion of “Wild Blast gimmicks” made it the perfect timing for the introduction of such a Zoid.

RZ 028 Blade Liger (NJR)

The Blade Liger is one of the most iconic Zoids alongisde Shield Liger, Liger Zero and Gojulas. Featured as the main Zoid of the first anime, Zoids Chaotic Century, and featured in some episodes of Zoids New Century and Zoids Fuzors.

The blue variation of the Blade Liger, the one piloted by Van, did not see a release in the regions handled soley by Hasbro. While they did show a prototype at a Toy Fair, their version of the kit barely went beyond that,

The biggest difference between the Tomy and Hasbro Blade Ligers aside from the color lies in the fangs and teeth. On any Tomy Blade Liger they’re diecast metal, while on the Hasbro releases they’re plastic.

Another thing that did not see a release in the Hasbro handled regions was the CP 12 Attack Booster accessory that could be bought for the Blade Liger motorized kit.

The Blade Liger is a medium sized Zoid, with a fairly easy level of assembly.

RZ 41 Liger Zero Falcon (NAR)

The Hasbro Jet Falcon was a kit released almost to the end of the NAR. One of the rarer kits, it was something close to a grail for me to own again. I had owned one as a child, but had lost it in the 2012 flood.

As a CAS unit I always liked the sharper look the Falcon gave the Liger Zero in relation to the Phoenix. The “claws” on the back also feel like a nice shout out to the Berserk Fury’s.

The Hasbro (NAR) Falcon is recognized in the Zoids community as the brightly colored variant and sometimes joked of because of its really attention drawing color pallet.

For the Jet Falcon as a Blox unit click here,

Murasame Liger Battle Damage Articulated Custom

This Murasame is the results of trying to salvage a kit twice. The initial “form” of this individual was the Toys R Us limited Murasame Liger that came with the Ruuji figure. But after suffering a flood back in 2012 that cost me most of my Zoids and most remaining ones to loose parts, I was left with a midly incomplete Murasame Liger. I had taken and modified surviving parts from my other Murasame that perished to try to complete this one. Some of the head fins are actually the same fins twice (has to of the same right fin, but modified the second to fit the left).

Eventually I managed to get my hands on the Tateishi Store resin kit. And decided to try it out since my Murasame was incomplete. Thought I wasn’t gonna loose much by experimenting with it. I had never worked with a resin kit before. The result had been passable, but the paint could be easily scratched of.

With time I got better at customizing Zoids and felt it was time to pay another visit to this old boy. Removing the old paint was going to be to much of a hassle, so I decided to do something different and just make it look like a weathered and battle damaged Zoid.

Realizing the resin was starting to break in some joints I decided to add Lego ball joints to it, which in turn also made it more poseable. The tail also was missing a bit, so I took some bits from a spare Schneider armor I had and use some of it’s blade tips to do the job.

ZW 19 Fang Tiger

The Fang Tiger was one of the most anticipated releases from the initial Zoids Wild launch. Appearing early on in the anime, and portrayed as a powerful combative Zoid, the Fang Tiger was a really awesome Zoid to look forward to. The model kit delivers well, a cool design and sharp look, a motorized gimmick it shares with the Wild Liger, but with its own take on the back blades, and a fairly easy build. People of all ages can get on board with this medium sized kit.

For veteran Zoid fans the size is comparable to a Liger Zero’s or Saber Tiger’s. But the new building mechanic makes it a much simpler task to take on.

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The three Fang Tiger variants.

For the Fang Tiger variants, click below

Fang Tiger Saber | Fang Tiger White Tiger Form