Zoids CP-01 Beam Cannon Unit for Shield Liger
Name: Zoids Beam Cannon Unit
Line: Full Action Model
Material: ABS, PVC, POM
Release: Oct 2011
Original Price: ¥2,000 (approx. $23AUD / $25USD)
Length: 200mm / 7.87inches
The Beam Cannon Unit comes in a similar style packaging to the Shield Liger toy, thick cardboard box houses the styrene trays which keeps the contents safe. Even the size of the box has been considered as it is the same width and height as the Liger box for easy storage of the two together. It is much thinner though but it’s nice to see that packaging hasn’t been compromised just because this is an upgrade kit.
Directly translated from the original Yamato website, the set includes Beam Cannon x 2, Energy Tank x 2, Beam Cannon Booster x 2, Missile Pod Attachment x 2. I’m not exactly sure how they came to this description but from what I can see you get two main beam cannons, back plate which you can attach the original missile pods to and two power cable pipes to connect the back plate to the cannons.
There is quite a lot of detail put into the cannons and when attached to the Shield Liger it looks really nice and definitely beefs up its offense capabilities. The cannon can sit in a few different positions on top of the Shield Liger as the base is retractable. All the parts fit onto the Liger quite well and don’t feel loose at all.
When paired with Shield Liger’s already amazing articulation it becomes simply incredible. It adds a whole new level of playability to the toy and in my opinion really completes it. With the combination of the retractable base of the cannon and Liger’s original swinging missile pod arm on the sides, the cannon can be pointed in almost any direction.
Paint app on the Beam Cannon Unit is very tidy. There is a lot of painted detail applied to bring out the design of the cannon.
The missile pods on the back plate can rotate as they simply plug into place. I love the fact that this upgrade kit doesn’t require any parts from the original toy to be discarded.
A close up look at the retractable base of the Beam Cannon reveals that the pistons actually work and the pistons are metal.
If you own a Yamato Zoids Shield Liger full action model, then you MUST buy this kit. Your Shield Liger will be ever grateful to you and you know you will have done the right thing!
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