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(...what? No. Those are only OJR Zoids.)
 
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[[Image:Z2ironKong.png|thumb|Iron Kong displaying a typically bright Zoids2 colour scheme]]
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| Release_name = Zoids 2
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| ImageName = Zoids2logo.png‎
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| Caption = Zoids 2 logo
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| Start_Date = 1994 (Europe), 1998 (Asia)
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| End_Date = 1995 (Europe)
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| Inherited_From = Zoids
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| Regions = Europe, Asia
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| Designation =
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'''Zoids2''' was the second incarnation of the [[Zoids]] line to be issued in Europe and went on sale in 1994 and 1995. It was a bold new take on the line with bright colour schemes and metallic chromed parts but was discontinued after a very short time, in part due to poor sales but possibly also because a fire at the production plant was reported to have broken out around this time.
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'''Zoids 2''' was a [[TOMY]] line of Zoids released in Europe and Asia. The European release came significantly before the Asian release, and multiple different colour schemes exist for Zoids in this line.
   
Although the line was generally of a fair quality, the very nature of the chroming process meant that some parts were chromed inproperly with either too much or too little chrome being applied. Similarly, colour pigments were applied to the chrome in varying amounts which has led to a great deal of variation in tone (Sabre can range from almost silver through to bright pinky-purple).
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==Overview==
   
The line was given a comic-book backstory loosely based on (but not a continuation of) the UK Zoid comic, with the Zoids invading Earth and humanity's last hope being to turn the Zoids back against each other. One issue is known to exist with a second being possible.
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The line was given a comic-book backstory loosely based on (but not a continuation of) the UK Zoid comic, with the Zoids invading Earth and humanity's last hope being to turn the Zoids back against each other.
   
 
Factions in the Zoids2 line are indistinct but the Zoids can be divided into the Gold team (gold stickers and predominantly coloured chrome) and the red team (red stickers and silver chrome).
 
Factions in the Zoids2 line are indistinct but the Zoids can be divided into the Gold team (gold stickers and predominantly coloured chrome) and the red team (red stickers and silver chrome).
   
Although Tarantulon shares its name with the OER version, it has a Republican-style cockpit instead of the Imperial clamshell-style cockpit that the OER version used.
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==Release==
   
Redhorn's name is misleading, it is actually a Black Rhimos. Its name apparently confused the comic's artist too as it is drawn with OJR Redhorn parts.
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Zoids 2 was first released in Europe, around 1994. It was cancelled shortly after. Later (1998) Zoids 2 models were seen in places like Japan. Colour schemes varied by region.
   
Trooperzoid was featured in the comic and Hydrazoid and Stegazoid were shown on the tops of boxes but it is unknown whether these three Zoids were planned for production.
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==Zoids==
   
Supposedly, a mail-away offer for parts from the OJR Empire Customize Set and OJR Republic Customize set was planned but never started. Tokens from the boxes would have been cut out and sent off to redeem the following prizes:
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The '''Red Team''' consists of 8 models:
*Zoidzilla Weapon Set (CP-10)
 
*Claw Weapon Set (CP-01)
 
*Sabre Weapon Set (CP-02)
 
*Iron Kong Weapon Set (Either PK Weapons or CP-11)
 
   
Further details are unknown.
 
 
A second run of Zoids2 was made in Asia, and were seen in Japan at a toy show. This release was taking part with the pre-NJR line (with Darkhorn and Deadborder). It seems that several colour variants of the Zoids2 are coming from this Asian production, even if others are fron the original 1994 line. The Zoids2, even if it is one of the line that possesses the less models, has a lot of colour variants, one model like Slitherzoid could have three variants.
 
 
== '''The Models''' ==
 
 
The '''Red Team''' consists of 8 models:
 
 
* Slither ([[Molga]])
 
* Slither ([[Molga]])
 
*Hellrunner ([[Marder]])
 
*Hellrunner ([[Marder]])
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The '''Gold Team''' consists of 8 models:
 
The '''Gold Team''' consists of 8 models:
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*Aquazoid ([[Aquadon]])
 
*Aquazoid ([[Aquadon]])
 
*Tarantulon ([[Gargantulus]])
 
*Tarantulon ([[Gargantulus]])
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*Claw ([[Shield Liger]])
 
*Claw ([[Shield Liger]])
 
*Iron Kong ([[Iron Kong]])
 
*Iron Kong ([[Iron Kong]])
 
==External links==
 
===Official Sites===
 
*[http://www.tomy.co.jp/zoids/ Tomy's Zoids Page]
 
*[http://zoids.hasbro.com/ Hasbro's Zoids Page]
 
 
===Information===
 
*[http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/Blood/Zoids/Index.html Blood For The Baron!!!] Marvel UK Zoids comic scans
 
*[http://kryptotoyz.com/goj/ Gojulas' Lair (Fan site with vintage collection photos)]
 
*[http://www.creativeinsanity.net/zoids Tilly's Zoids Page]
 
*[http://perso.orange.fr/Ultrasaurus.Red/index.html Lionel's website, info and pics of rare and unreleased items]
 
 
[[Category:Zoids releases]]
 
[[Category:Zoids releases]]
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[[Category:Zoids 2]]

Latest revision as of 07:51, March 6, 2015

Zoids 2
Zoids2logo
Zoids 2 logo
Start Date 1994 (Europe), 1998 (Asia)
End Date 1995 (Europe)
Includes Zoids From Zoids
Regions Europe, Asia
Designation


Zoids 2 was a TOMY line of Zoids released in Europe and Asia. The European release came significantly before the Asian release, and multiple different colour schemes exist for Zoids in this line.

OverviewEdit

The line was given a comic-book backstory loosely based on (but not a continuation of) the UK Zoid comic, with the Zoids invading Earth and humanity's last hope being to turn the Zoids back against each other.

Factions in the Zoids2 line are indistinct but the Zoids can be divided into the Gold team (gold stickers and predominantly coloured chrome) and the red team (red stickers and silver chrome).

ReleaseEdit

Zoids 2 was first released in Europe, around 1994. It was cancelled shortly after. Later (1998) Zoids 2 models were seen in places like Japan. Colour schemes varied by region.

ZoidsEdit

The Red Team consists of 8 models:

The Gold Team consists of 8 models:

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