OJR King Baron
|Maximum Speed||270 km/h (167 mph)|
|Weapons||Mega Vulcan (2), Accelerated Beam Cannon (6), Machinegun (3), Side Missile Pod (2), Laser Blade (4), Bean Needle, Thermal Beam Gun|
|Equipment||Electromagnetic Shield (4), Energy Acceleration Device (2), 3-D Rear Radar, Power Connector|
The King Baron (キングバロン) is a Lion-type of Zoid affiliated with the Helic Republic, and is one of over 200 species of bio-mechanical lifeforms that form the Zoid race depicted in TOMY's Zoids franchise.
The King Baron is a Lion-type Zoid, though one could also call it a Liger, as it is an improved version of the Helic Republic's King Liger design. Much as Ice Blazer was a faster, better-armed, and more chrome-covered version of the Zeekdober, the King Baron adds to the King Liger in terms of firepower and maneuverability, compensating for added weight and weapons with energy acceleration devices. It still retains the King Liger's Electromagnetic Shield.
Battle Story Appearances
The King Baron mostly saw service in the polar regions of Nyx near the end of the Republic's invasion in the 2050s. Like its predecessor, the King Liger, it was a popular choice among platoon commanders, though none saw a starring role in the Battle story. As the kit was never reissued, it never appeared in-story outside of the late OJR.
The King Baron appears in Genobreaker Story, usually alongside either King Liger or (oddly) one of its rivals, like Zeekdober and Ice Blazer. The King Baron can be caught on their own, or upgraded from King Liger. Their electromagnetic shield is rather unique; like Mad Thunder and Gunbluster, they can learn a move that entirely negates charged particle attacks, making them useful against Death Saurer, Gungyarados, etc.
Grade Up Zoids
The King Baron is colored white, red, black, and gray with gold chromed weapons. It also comes with a gold chrome pilot figure. The zoid's design is based off of the King liger, which it shares many parts with. In addition, the King Baron's canopy style was re-used in the RCZ King Liger instead of the old one.
It has not been re-issued.
The King Baron was released in 1989, with production continuing until 1990.
A rare version of the King Baron exists with silver chrome instead of the standard gold chrome.