OJR Hammer Rock
|EMZ-26, EZ-056 (1999)|
|Maximum Speed||180 km/h|
|Weapons||Hammer Knuckle (2)|
The Hammer Rock (ハンマーロック) is a Gorilla-type of Zoid affiliated with the Zenebas Empire, and is one of over 200 species of bio-mechanical lifeforms that form the Zoid race depicted in TOMY's Zoids franchise.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Hammer Rock is a Gorilla-type Zoid created and used by the Zenebas Empire.
It was one of the early model Zoids. It is a miniaturized version of the Iron Kong, which specializes in independent special duties.
Media Appearances[edit | edit source]
Video Games[edit | edit source]
The Hammer Rock appears in the Zoids Saga series, usually as a grunt unit. In Zoids Legacy, the Hammer Rock is an early boss.
Trading Cards[edit | edit source]
The Hammer Rock was featured as part of the Empire Booster Packs for the Original Battle Card Game of Zoids Trading Cards.
Model[edit | edit source]
Zoids (1983)[edit | edit source]
The Hammer Rock was released in Japan as part of the Zoids (1983) line. It was introduced in 1986.
The Hammer Rock comes on four frames along with a small wind-up motor, a separate head piece, a clear canopy, two sprues of six rubber caps each, a small silver-chrome pilot and label sheets. The Hammer Rock is molded in maroon and silver with a red canopy. The head was shared with several other Imperial Zoids, including the Malder and Molga.
The Zoid uses a simple wind-up motor for its motion; once wound, the Zoid walks forwards at a reasonable pace. The Zoid's head, chest armor, shoulder and back weapons can all be manually positioned, and the canopy opened.
A gold-chromed Hammer Rock was released by Tomy as a contest prize. It is one of the sole official chromes from the 1983 line.
Spider-Man and Zoids[edit | edit source]
The kit was issued in Europe as part of the Spider-Man and Zoids line. It bore the name Zore. It is grey and black, with an orange canopy. It is part of the blue Zoid faction.
Zoids (1999)[edit | edit source]
Generations[edit | edit source]
A heavily customized version was done by Dengeki Hobby Magazine accompanied by a customized Blade Hawk which it could also combine with. Named Tobizaru, the Zoid appeared in the Zoids: Generations storyline. A custom was made that features a new color scheme, shoulder-mounted weapons and the ability to wield a sword because of the customized hands.
Zoids Graphics[edit | edit source]
The original kit was re-issued as part of the new Zoids Graphics line.
References[edit | edit source]