Oct 14
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1/100 Z A03 TYPE-K Z Knight by Kotobukiya (Available From HobbyLink Japan – HLJ.com)

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The Z A03 Type-K is the workhorse mecha from the old school Z-Knight series. Let’s see how it is in its new 1/100 scale from Kotobukiya!

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Cool cover art with a nice battleground scene. You may notice the familiar HMM in the top corner, nicely showing the connection with Zoids.

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The box is smaller than a regular Master Grade.

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The side art has the same pose but with a clean white background, where you can see the price of 6500 JPY. Don’t forget you can get 20% off at HLJ.com!

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Some gimmicks are shown on the side of the box, like an opening cockpit hatch and Metal Heart.

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When you crack open the box, it’s actually more colorful than I expected.

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The manual reminds me of Master Grade and Armored Core lines. Very sharp art!

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The first page of the manual kicks things off with a comic.

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And upon quick inspection, the building process seems a bit more complicated than most kits of this size.

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The nice looking color guide is in the back as usual.

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Here are the plates shown in alphabetical order.

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Water slides and a face part are in included in separate plastic bags.

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Some final thoughts. I was quite surprised when I heard the news about this kit, as I didn’t know very much about this series going in, as the originals are fairly old. However, it seems that the quality is quite promising, and as it’s a spinoff of Zoids, I’m encouraged. However, 6500 JPY for such a small box may scare some people away. But because it’s Kotobukiya, and Zoids, I think it should be fun to build and display.  So how about the overall quality, mobility and details? Stick around, let’s find out more!  Thanks for checking this out.

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Let’s try some boxing instead!

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