Main
Features
 FOTD
 SDCC 2018
 Toy Fair 2018
 HasCon 2017
 SDCC 2017
 Toy Fair 2017
 SDCC 2016
 Toy Fair 2016
 SDCC 2015
 Toy Fair 2015
 SDCC 2014
 C2E2 2014
 Toy Fair 2014
 SDCC 2013
 C2E2 2013
 Toy Fair 2013
 SDCC 2012
 C2E2 2012
 Toy Fair 2012
 NYCC 2011
 SDCC 2011
 Toy Fair 2011
Archives
 Books
 DVD
 Music
 Statues
 Prop Replicas
 Toys
 Video Games
Credits
Contact



Favorite Links:
16bit Tumblr
16bit Twitter
ASM
Awesome Toy Blog
Battle Beasts
Battlegrip.com
Doomkick
EE Podcast
Galactic Hunter
Glyos News
OSM News
Parry Game Preserve
Shortpacked
Toyfinity

Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit Takara-Tomy, 2018
Day #2,013: August 14, 2018
Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit ZW-03 Kabtor
Teal, a White variant was given away at a Japanese convention to kids

Zoids Wild Small Wind-Up Toy Kit
Item No.:
???
Manufacturer: Takara-Tomy
Includes: Stickers, pilot
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $12 (1,200 yen)
Availability: June 2018
Other: Meet the Beetles

  PREVIOUS RSS NEXT  

Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure KitSince I'm really digging the new Zoids we're going to look at ZW-03 Kabtor. It has a new saber tooth tiger (or perhaps liger) faction symbol and the word "SUPREME" on it in large, friendly letters which makes this very much a great line for kids. Usually there were "Empire" and "Republic"-themed factions, but this beetle is effectively an update of the classic Saicurtis in size with different functionality. With the clips appearing online, I can only assume "Supreme" are the good guys, especially since kids friggin' love beetles in Japan.

Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure KitThe original beetle in the 1980s waddled and had wings that moved up and down when you used its wind-up motor. The new one has a similarly placed motor, but hte legs move slightly differently and now you have to move the wings manually. The motor can also power its large fork as well as a flip-out sword. It's really quite cool, as it lets kids do more with it beyond just winding it up and sending it marching across your floor. I should note, it does not like carpet.

Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit

Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure KitThe 5-inch 1:35 scale bug bot is smaller than the 1:72 scale figure of old, this time featuring a driver cast in frosty clear plastic clinging on for dear life. The hands have pegs and the knees have slots, and as far as I can tell all of the pilot figures are exactly the same. Packaging shows a painted-up figure with ninja-like details, and I will continue to complain that they aren't vac-metal silver or gold. I loved those. Those things really lit up the cockpit and they were super pretty. Of someone offers custom gold or silver drivers, I will buy them. I assume there will be anime-inspired 1:35 scale drivers soon enough, official or otherwise.

All kits in this line to date are grey robot skeletons with a colorful armor on top - this one integrates more of the bug parts in the core build, so it's not as easy to remove the teal fork or the driver's seat like the armor on the bigger toys. It's not a big toy, but it's kind of consistent with the downsizing we've seen in Transformers. It's a little simpler, the colors are pretty bright, but it's not as meaty as what you got for $10 back in the early 2000s. It doesn't feel fragile, but it's definitely a slight toy with big adorable eyes and 4 3mm hardpoints on which you could mount classic Zoids weapons if you had spares (or stole them from other kits, I don't judge.)

I almost skipped this one because it wasn't a dinosaur. The kit assembles in minutes and it's pretty swell. Even though the instructions are in Japanese, your kid could probably slap this thing together before Spongebob is over. I like the articulated wings and optional sword, so I'm going to say I'm not sorry I got it. I don't think it's worth any sort of premium pricing - scoff and run if it's more than $10-$15 before shipping - but it's plenty good enough for me.

--Adam Pawlus

Additional Images

Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit

Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit
Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit
Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit
Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit
Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit
Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit
Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit
Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit
Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit
Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit

See more Takara-Tomy figures in Figure of the Day:
Day 180: Takara-Tomy Transformers Animated Ironhide (Bulkhead) Key Chain
Day 435: Takara-Tomy Transformers Prime Gacha Arms Micron Optimus Prime Blaster
Day 476: Takara-Tomy Transformers Prime Bumblebee Sword Action Figure
Day 495: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Raioga Action Figure
Day 529: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Kingdom of Sea Death Action Figure Set
Day 534: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Dolphin Burst Action Figure
Day 540: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Kingdom of Gloria Action Figure Set
Day 544: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Aldyle Action Figure
Day 549: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Dorfan Action Figure
Day 551: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Eledram Elephant Action Figure
Day 564: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga DX Starter Set Action Figure Set
Day 568: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Tarlock Action Figure
Day 573: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Long Giraf Action Figure
Day 579: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Garrison G Action Figure
Day 580: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga GachaBooster General Hawk Knight Action Figure
Day 585: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Beast Machines Sky Darling Vehicle
Day 586: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Killer Shark Burst Action Figure
Day 593: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Rynas Action Figure
Day 595: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Seylas Action Figure
Day 597: Takara-Tomy Transformers Prime Zad Action Figure
Day 601: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Bamet Burst Action Figure
Day 616: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Long Giraf Burst Action Figure
Day 622: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Bamet Action Figure
Day 626: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Killer Shark Action Figure
Day 637: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Liorga Action Figure
Day 642: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Aldyle Burst Action Figure
Day 663: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Janjan Action Figure
Day 669: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Ogre Burst Action Figure
Day 678: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Swordbill Action Figure
Day 693: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Guarl Burst Action Figure
Day 715: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Guarl Action Figure
Day 824: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Mantaray Action Figure
Day 828: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Aljaylo Action Figure
Day 839: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Ogre Action Figure
Day 846: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Dakker Action Figure
Day 856: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Moreek Action Figure
Day 873: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Wonderriver Action Figure
Day 905: Takara-Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Edition Lambor G-2 Ver.
Day 937: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Rynas Burst Action Figure
Day 974: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Super Win Deck Impact Set Action Figure Set
Day 993: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Kannigal Burst Action Figure
Day 1,127: Takara-Tomy Transformers Sega Genesis Megatron Action Figure
Day 1,207: Takara-Tomy Transformers United Rumble & Frenzy
Day 1,224: Takara-Tomy Transformers Adventure Roadblock
Day 1,242: Takara-Tomy Transformers Go! Go
Day 1,247: Takara-Tomy Transformers Go! Sen
Day 1,259: Takara-Tomy Transformers Go! Geki
Day 1,262: Takara-Tomy Transformers Masterpiece Bumble G-2 Ver.
Day 1,273: Takara-Tomy Transformers Go! Ex
Day 1,284: Takara-Tomy Transformers Go! Shou
Day 1,310: Takara-Tomy Transformers Legends Slipstream
Day 1,327: Takara-Tomy Transformers Unite Warriors Grand Scourge
Day 1,328: Takara-Tomy Transformers Unite Warriors Nightbird Shadow
Day 1,326: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Buffam Action Figure
Day 1,328: Takara-Tomy Transformers Adventure Override
Day 1,332: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Bunikis Action Figure
Day 1,339: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Aljaylo Burst Action Figure
Day 1,357: Takara-Tomy Transformers United Stepper
Day 1,381: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Eledram Burst Action Figure
Day 1,429: Takara-Tomy Transformers Legends Armada Starscream Super Mode
Day 1,468: Takara-Tomy Transformers Unite Warriors Grand Galvatron
Day 1,471: Takara-Tomy Zoids Masterpiece Shield Liger
Day 1,496: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Dacker Burst Action Figure
Day 1,627: Takara-Tomy Transformers Legends Convobat
Day 1,670: Takara-Tomy Transformers Legends Leo Prime
Day 1,814: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Mantaray Burst Action Figure
Day 1,842: Takara-Tomy Transformers Legends Blackarachnia
Day 1,911: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Wolfen Burst Action Figure
Day 1,964: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Buffam Burst Action Figure
Day 2,000: Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-05 Gannontoise Figure Kit
Day 2,006: Takara-Tomy Beast Saga Raioga Burst Action Figure
Day 2,008: Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-01 Wild Liger Figure Kit
Day 2,013: Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit
Day 2,017: Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-04 Scorpear Figure Kit
Day 2,039: Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-06 Gabrigator Figure Kit

See more Zoids, Robostrux, and Techno-Zoids in Figure of the Day:
Day 170: Tomy Zoids Wardick
Day 263: Tomy Zoids Gorgodos Action Figure
Day 364: Tomy Robostrux Brutox Figure Kit
Day 382: Tomy Robostrux Slithor Figure Kit
Day 406: Tomy Zoids Twinhorn Action Figure
Day 484: Tomy Robostrux Brox Figure Kit
Day 486: Tomy Zoids 24 Scale Neptune Figure Kit
Day 1,352: Tomy Robostrux Batlar Figure Kit
Day 1,422: Tomy Zoids Gator Figure Kit
Day 1,471: Takara-Tomy Zoids Masterpiece Shield Liger
Day 2,000: Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-05 Gannontoise Figure Kit
Day 2,008: Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-01 Wild Liger Figure Kit
Day 2,013: Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-03 Kabtor Figure Kit
Day 2,017: Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-04 Scorpear Figure Kit
Day 2,039: Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-06 Gabrigator Figure Kit

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...

Featured Toy Video

Click Here for 2017
Figure of the
Day 2018
January 2018
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
February 2018
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728
March 2018
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
April 2018
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930
May 2018
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
June 2018
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
July 2018
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
August 2018
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
September 2018
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
Octoberf 2018
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
November 2018
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
December 2018
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031

16bit.com is best not viewed in Apple's Safari browser, we don't know why. All material on this site copyright their respective copyright holders. All materials appear hear for informative and entertainment purposes. 16bit.com is not to be held responsible for anything, ever. Photos taken by the 16bit.com staff. Site design, graphics, writing, and whatnot credited on the credits page. Be cool-- don't steal.
We know where you live and we'll break your friggin' legs.