Rainbow Jerk is a Peafowl-type Zoid (sometimes known as Rainbow Jark), one of over 200 species of biomechanical lifeforms depicted by TOMY's Zoids model, toy, and media franchise. The Rainbow Jerk is unique to the Zoids: Genesis anime and the related Genesis model line, and is one of the seven protagonist Zoids.
The only protagonist Zoid in Zoids Genesis that can fly. It resembles a hybrid of peacock and crane. Due to a lack of apparent engines and its sheer size, it is likely that the Rainbow Jerk uses some form of resonance-levitation to fly. Its ornate wing feathers are made of metal Zi. Its long range weapon can only be activated when standing, in which the tail plates unfold sideways like a fan and generate an intense ultrasonic pulse that disorients opponents. Zoids who are underground are unaffected, such as Molga or Viper-types, as are Bio Zoids.
Battle Story appearances
The Rainbow Jerk is an ancient Zoid from the Era of Technolgy found by the thief who infiltrated Kotona's clan.
Rainbow Jerk distinguishes itself as an excellent scout or fast transport Zoid. For much of the first half of the series, Digald has no effective counter to it save using Bio Raptors as anti-aircraft units. After the Bio Ptera and Bio Raptor Gui entered service, Rainbow Jerk has a harder time in aerial combat. Rainbow Jerk was upgraded with the Wind Dancer booster midway through the show, allowing it to temporarily boost its speed and outrun pursuing opponents.
- Assembly required. (Snap-together, no glue needed. Scissors or X-acto knife recommended for trimming off excess plastic bits.)
- The model's colours are moulded into the plastic, and it does not need any paint.
The Rainbow Jerk is the eleventh model in the Genesis line. The kit comes with five plastic sprues, one, transparent sprue for the eyes and canopy, six separate pieces for the wings, a pre-assembled tail, twelve rubber caps, one pilot and two sticker sheets.
The kit does not need batteries. When built the model can be manually positioned into either Stationary or Flight mode. The tail could also be manually folded or displayed. The beak can be manually positioned and canopy opened.
The Rainbow Jerk can be upgraded with the Wind Dancer booster included in the Power Up Parts Set A.
Rainbow jerk Wind
A special edition version was released that included the Power Up Part. The kit's color scheme is more anime-specific, having a darker tone than the original. It also comes with a Kotona figurine.