Breakdown - 21 Zoids total; 14 Small Coilspring, 5 Powered and 1 Battery Operated
Series Overview - As with the original Japanese line, Robostrux models were divided into the two warring factions of Helic and Zenevas. However, this is where the similarities end - many models underwent faction switches, some slight design changes took place and the faction colour schemes were different with Helic being blue and silver and Zenevas being maroon, brown, green or beige.
Oddly, Robostrux models could come in one of two different colour schemes; the true Robostrux colours or the colours used for models in the European line. Two box types also exist (both of which bear the Robostrux logo and the kit's correct name), one has a striped backgound with a picture of the real Robostrux kit whereas one feautures recycled OER box art. The box design has no relevance to the content; as such a Krark could come in a box showing Radox and vice versa.
A comic series is believed to have been planned but did not go into production.
Small Coilspring Zoids : Unnamed (Glidoler), Batlar, Reptex, Runna, Sekta, Slithor and Stunra Powered and Battery Operated Zoids : Brutox, Badox, Terox and Fangz
Unnamed Zoid (Glidoler) Bird Type
Parts - 18 Caps - 10 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 3 (standard size)
Kit Overview - This model was available as a mail-away offer and came in an unmarked plastic bag rather than a box. Once wound up, it will roll forwards whilst rotating blips on the motor push the wings up and down. The feet also move in a ‘walking?movement, these are attached to the wheels via pegs.
Batlar (Geruder) Dinosaur Type
Parts - 19 Caps - 8 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 1 (standard size)
Kit Overview - Batlar shares many parts with Brox and utilises an interesting pop-out weaponry gimmick - if you slide the back lever forwards the tri-barrel laser will emerge through the head.
Reptex (Gator) Dinosaur Type
Parts - 18 Caps - 8 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 3 (standard size)
Kit Overview - Reptex is very basic yet it utilises an unusual walking mechanism similar to that of Stang's. The front right leg is connected solidly to the back left and the back right leg is connected to the front left, making for a surprisingly smooth walk. However, Reptex's only other feature is that its Gatling gun can be manually turned ?this tends to become loose over time to the point that it will no longer stay on securely.
Runna (Merda) Dinosaur Type
Parts - 17 Caps - 6 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 3 (standard size)
Kit Overview - Runna is a farly simple kit and doesn’t have much in the way of features but it comes with two interchangeable weapons, has a swift and well-balanced walk and looks good to boot. It’s a pity there’s not been a re-release.
Sekta (Spiker) Insect Type
Parts - 20 Caps - 12 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 4 (standard size)
Kit Overview - On first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking Sekta walks on its feet like other 4-legged Zoids. It doesn’t. Rather, it walks on the 4 grey ‘stilts?below the motor which the legs are attached to and can manage a fair pace. The upper body can be tilted forwards and back manually and the arms can be positioned.
Slithor (Malder) Insect Type
Parts - 25 Caps - 6 Pilots - 2 Hardpoints - 1 (standard size)
Kit Overview - Slithor is jam-packed full of gimmicks and features. As it rolls forwards, the shell tips back and forth and the head pokes in and out in a very snail-like motion whilst the side gun moves up and down. The front and side panels can also be manually opened - the side panel houses an extra pilot and fold-out gun whilst the front panel contains a feature unique among small Zoids - a firing missile launcher.
Stunra (Sinker) Insect Type
Parts - 28 Caps - 10 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 8 (standard size) Motor - Small Coilspring
Kit Overview - Stunra is the only model in the Robostrux line to be capable of movement on water and is powered by a a small propeller under the tail which moves it along at a decent speed. A nice feature is the inclusion of a rudder - you can position it so that Stunra swims straight ahead or in circles. In addition to the swimming movement, Stunra flaps its wings and has undercarriage wheels which allow it to travel on land.
Brutox (Redhorn) Dinosaur Type
Parts - 43 Caps - 16 Pilots - 3 Hardpoints - 11 (standard size) Motor - 2AA Battery
Kit Overview - Once activated, Brutox will walk along at a fair pace whilst its mouth opens and closes and the front gun on its back rotates.
Badox (Iron Kong) Gorilla Type
Parts - 90 Caps - 27 Pilots - 3 Hardpoints - 8 (standard size) Motor - 2AA + 2AA (lights)
Kit Overview - Badox is covered in moving parts and unique features. As it walks forwards, the head turns from side to side, the back missiles spin, the lights flash (providing the extra batteries are fitted) and the motor makes a mechanical growl at set intervals. Badox comes with the same missile launcher that was originally used on the OER Gore and also comes with an additional sprue of weapons that no other version of Iron Kong has.
Terox (Gojulas) Dinosaur Type
Parts - 70 Caps - 43 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 11 (large size) Motor - 2C + 2AA (lights)
Kit Overview - Flip the motor switch and Terox will walk forwards fairly slowly, move its arms up and down, turn its head left to right and open and close its mouth. The light feature works separately to the main motor; the switch is located on its backpack and when activated, a bulb in its head will flash to illuminate the eyes and mouth with a red blinking glow. The tail of this Zoid is its weakest point and will readily snap off if given a sharp knock, so be careful.
Fangz (Shield Liger) Lion Type
- Picture for illustrative purposes only - colour of legs and body may differ -
Parts - 65 Caps - 25 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 10 (standard size) Motor - 1AA Battery
Kit Overview - Once activated, Fangz will walk forwards and open and close its mouth. The head shields, missile pod 'arms' and tail can be manually positioned and there is also a fold-out weapon concealed on its back. Fangz is the rarest of the known Robo Strux models.
Small Coilspring Zoids : Brox, Chompz, Kreep, Legz, Rado, Spartak and Stang Powered and Battery Operated Zoids : Radox and Gordox
Brox (Zatton) Dinosaur Type
Parts - 18 Caps - 10 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 4 (standard size)
Kit Overview - Brox shares several parts with Batlar (yet does a good job hiding this) and utilises the same pop-out weaponry gimmick ?if you slide the back lever forwards the tri-barrel laser will emerge through the front.
Chompz (Barigator) Crocodile Type
Parts - 35 Caps - 7 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 6 (standard size), 2 (on weapons)
Kit Overview - In addition to the Zoid's walking movement, its head and tail move from side to side - unfortunately, it cannot swim like the other aquatic-type Zoids. Its jaws can also be manually opened and closed. Chompz is very fragile and is prone to falling apart during movement.
Kreep (Molga) Insect Type
Parts - 24 Caps - 8 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 1 (standard size)
Kit Overview - Kreep's movement is very unique ?as it rolls forwards, its head, body and tail all bob up and down at different intervals. The concealed tail weapon is also a nice touch ?lift the back segment up the Zoid doesn't look quite so harmless anymore.
Legz (Garantula) Insect Type
Parts - 23 Caps - 12 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 6 (standard size)
Kit Overview - Legz utilises the very ingenious 8-legged walking mechanism that owners of Stang will be familiar with - once wound up it will scurry off with an uncannily spider-like gait. Legz is one of the few Robostrux models to only be available in a colour scheme identical to its European counterpart.
Rado (Pteras) Winged Dragon Type
Parts - 34 Caps - 10 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 5 (standard size)
Kit Overview - Once wound up, Rado will walk along and flap its wings. The outer wing segments can also be manually rotated into either a 'flying' or 'storage' position but they can prove to be fragile so be careful. Rado is one of the few Robostrux models to only be available in a colour scheme identical to its European counterpart.
Spartak (Godos) Dinosaur Type
Parts - 34 Caps - 10 Pilots - 2 Hardpoints - 8 (standard size)
Kit Overview - Spartak is structured around a body identical to its predecessor Garius and thus features the same walking/arm waving motion. As with Stang, Spartak comes with a set of interchangeable weapons and an extra cockpit.
Stang (Guysack) Insect Type
Parts - 39 Caps - 16 Pilots - 2 Hardpoints - 6 (standard size)
Kit Overview - Stang utilises many parts of Legz and as such shares the same ingenious 8-legged walking mechanism. As with Spartak, Stang also comes with a set of interchangeable weapons and a second cockpit. The tail and claw arms can be manually positioned.
Radox (Salamander) Winged Dragon Type
Parts - 75 Caps - 47 Pilots - 3 Hardpoints - 19 (standard size) Motor - 2AA Battery
Kit Overview - As Radox walks forwards, its wings flap whilst expanding and contracting, its tail moves from side to side, its head moves up and down and its mouth opens and closes - all this movement is run off a single axle! Sadly, whilst Radox's missile launchers are capable of firing missiles, none are included. The 'backpack' has 2 different configurations; the missile launchers can either be fitted onto the little pegs or into the square holes. Radox comes with an additional sprue of weapons that no other version of Salamander has.
Gordox (Gordos) Dinosaur Type
Parts - 88 Caps - 38 Pilots - 2 Hardpoints - 12 (large size) Motor - 2C Battery
Kit Overview - In addition to Gordox's walking movement, its neck moves side to side, its mouth opens and closes and its back cannons alternate moving up and down.
Kit Overview - A legendary Robostrux Zoid mentioned in passing on a now-dead Japanese site. No details are known.