|EPZ-004 / EZ-065|
|Maximum Speed||150 km/h|
|Weapons||High Pressure Focused Sulfuric Acid Sprayer, TEZ 20mm Linear Laser Gun (2), Surface-to-Surface Missile Pod, AEZ 20mm Linear Laser Gun (2)|
|Equipment||All-Weather 3D Radar, Infrared Laser Searcher, Chaff Dispenser (2), Command Sensor Unit|
The Dimetrodon (EZ-065, ディメトロドン) is a Dimetrodon Type of Zoid, and one of over 200 species of bio-mechanical lifeforms that form the Zoid race depicted in TOMY's Zoids Franchise.
The Dimetrodon is intended to act as a communications Zoid, possessing advanced scanning and jamming systems.
Battle Story Appearances
- This section is about the events in Battle Story, which is primarily in Japanese. Information in this section may require additional citations.
Created in cooperation with Guylos forces during the Zenebas retreat to Nyx, the Dimetrodon was in all ways an improvement on the Gator platform. Far larger and more deadly than its predecessor, the Dimetrodon made its debut in ZAC 2042 during the Zenebas D-Day assault, scrambling Republic transmissions and throwing their army into chaos. Confused and beaten, the Republic retreated.
The Dimetrodon continued to serve, though never in quite as crucial a capacity, throughout the first war, but went extinct during the meteor shower along with the Zenebas Empire. Guylos, unable to recreate the zoid, recommissioned the Gator and that appeared to be the last of the Dimetrodon. The Neo-Zenebas Empire would resurrect the design, using it as a cheaper alternative to the Dark Spiner.
During the central continent war of ZAC 2106, a platoon containing a Dimetrodon piloted by Sergeant Capri Conrad was ambushed by a Republican ace pilot driving a Liger Zero. The lone Zero took out the entire platoon, which included a Geno Saurer, and began to hunt down Capri and his Zoid. He attempted to catch the Zero off-guard with a surprise attack, but his Dimetrodon was overwhelmed by the Liger's brute physical strength. Unwilling to abandon his Zoid, Capri used the Dimetrodon's electromagnetic waves in conjunction with its chaff to fry himself and the Zero's pilot, killing them both but leaving their Zoids intact.
The Dimetrodon was featured as part of the Empire Booster packs for the Original Battle Game of Zoids Trading Cards.
Dimetrodon was seen in the Zoids Cyber Drive game.
The Dimetrodon was first introduced as part of the Zoids (1983) line.
The Dimetrodon is molded in maroon and black, with silver weapons. The stout nature of the Dimetrodon caused the Zoid to have a somewhat awkward walking motion.
Super 1000 Zoids
Release as part of the Super 1000 Zoids line, the Zoid was called Spinefin. As it was released late in the line, its comic appearance was only in passing. It was described as one of the new "renegade" Zoids that had been built to fight Krark's united Zoid army, and shown squaring off against Shield Tiger. Some European Spinefin were packaged in a Japanese box, but with a big sticker on the front covering all the box and showing the alternative box art.
The Zoid was released in the Zoids 2 line under the name Spinefin. It was colored grey, dark green, and chrome silver with a green canopy and silver pilot.
The Dimetrodon was released as one of the last Zoids in the Zoids (1999) line. The Zoid had a smoother walking motion and featured a new shade of red.
A chromed version was released by Leoshop of Taiwan.
A purple Dimetrodon was supposed to be released for the US market, but never made it into production. It only appeared once in a Hasbro catalogue.
Hasbro Action Figure
A purple Dimetrodon was released as part of the Hasbro Action Figures line.
A kit used to advertise Takara Tomy's Dark Zoids Army. The kit was released on July of 2009.