Status: SOLD, I don't remember when
Last Modified: 2016-03-06
First Posted: 2008-05-30
Before the Bio Zoids, I would have been annoyed at something that didn’t have a motor and didn’t even look like a zoid, but this was too cool to pass up. #7 was done with a laser pointer. #8-9 are of the handy display stand. Last six (added June 2006): I messed around with some new poses, finally taking advantage of Bio zoids’ flexibility. This one is based on a pose my “special lady” made, which worked out well since this guy’s legs are totally loose now. For a while he sat atop my monitor at work.
This one is bigger than I expected it to be (somewhere between Genosaurer and Gojulas Giga), but still a bit small (bio zoids always seem to be 1/100 scale, if you’re going by the anime sizes). Also, the claws were begging to be painted a shiny gold. They don’t quite match the teeth yet, but that might be ok, or at least better than the dull flat gold they were.
This was one of the uber-baddies of the anime. For having the same understructure as Bio Kentro, Tricera is a lot bulkier. The armor is so thick that it’s hard to get good leg movement. It’s not apparent from my crappy pics, but the armor actually has a brownish tint to it. Chocolate Hell Armor™, people!
I was interested in Bio Ptera since it came out (clear blue!), but didn’t want to pay $20 (plus shipping!) for such a tiny model. Enter ebay user akitoys, with their $6.50 buy it now. Last four pics show the display stand I stole from a Marvel Legends figure, because it allows for much better flight poses.
Char Aznable’s Zairin’s mid-season upgrade. It has the same frame as Bio Megs, but the armor is a lot thicker, so it looks beefier and three times more intimidating. All the “crystal shards” don’t hurt either. I can almost never get this guy posed without the assistance of the display stand.
Tied with Kreep for best color scheme! Tied with Zabat and Hebby Rhimos for worst stickers, as far as actually sticking to things goes. Some people haven’t had problems with the stickers on Genesis kits, some have. Quality Control was very spotty in this line.
More pics when I sort this sticker mess out AH, SCREW IT.
Zabat was originally introduced in the NJR, but the colors didn’t grab me like these do. Zabat’s not motorized, but there’s a fussy button you can press to flap the wings, and there is a cruise missile with a pullback motor to deploy. There are two different heads you can use: one that is more bat-like, for automated drone mode, and one that can fit a pilot, which I prefer. There is also a handy stand for hanging upside down when not in use. (Take the pilot out first, for his sake!)
Sword Wolf is one of the hero zoids of the anime. It’s a recolor of Whitz Wolf, with added swords and such. I had W.W. back when it came out, and wasn’t impressed, so I ignored this release until I saw a photo at the right angle and realized it was cool. The swords really complete the kit. I’m going to repaint this one–some day. (Thanks to Alteka for the “SHAWINGUUUU” text in the last pic.)
Soul Tiger is what Rayse Tiger should have been, all with the backpack and the tubes and such. They rewired it so that the lights are controlled by the backpack instead of the motor switch, so that means good pics of the light up action! Also, check him out under the blacklight!
Decalto Dragon, the Genesis recolor/repackage of Deathraser/Parablade. I didn’t like the orginal’s colors that much, but these new ones really work, since they seemed to have the dragon mode in mind when they picked them. (As such, the separate kits don’t look so hot, but that’s ok.)
The reissue no one thought would happen. The stickers were a lot higher quality than usual—very thin and nicely trimmed. That didn’t stop me from messing up the cockpit one TWICE, though. Check out my cat Dora hanging out on Gildy’s shelf.
Last 4 pics: While most people prefer the original Gilvader’s colors and horns, I really like the white/blue. Just in case anyone hasn’t seen Gildy with the old horns, here ya go.