The Mechabonica series (derived from the phrase 'mechanical bones') was the first ever incarnation of Zoids to be produced and went on sale in 1981. Sadly, the series did very poorly and was discontinued after only three models had been issued.
However, a year later, the line was re-released under the name 'Zoids' and proved very popular - the rest, as they say, is history.
Parts - 22 Caps - 10 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 5 (standard size)
Kit Overview - A very simple yet effective design. Once wound up, the model will walk forwards and wave its arms up and down.
Mechatoros Re-released as Glidoler
Parts - 18 Caps - 10 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 3 (standard size)
Kit Overview - Once wound up, the model 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.
Mechaphantos Re-released as Elephantus
Parts - 24 Caps - 7 Pilots - 1 Hardpoints - 5 (standard size)
Kit Overview - Once wound up, the kit will wobble and slide forwards whilst the ears flap.