|Maximum Speed||105 km/h (65 mph)|
|Weapons||Maxer 20mm Beam Gun (2), Missile Launcher (2)|
Known for its naturally obedient disposition, the Gorgodos is a small-scale Stegosaurus type Zoid created by the Helic Republic to serve as a support unit (possibly for the slightly stronger Elephantus). It was one of the first Zoids to dabble in electric warfare, and it did so with a satisfying success rate (though it was also retired relatively quickly). It later became the inspiration for the larger-scale Gordos design.
Battle Story Appearances
The Gorgodos is a Republic Zoid that was used as a support unit for other front line Zoids at the time. Some upgraded versions of the Zoid were one of the few to have radar jamming equipment at the time (located in the Zoid's dorsal fins and acting as radar as well). The success of the new upgraded Zoid led to the upgrade of the Gorgodos units. The standard Zoid version was pulled off the front line, equipped with the equipment, and then served as transporter guards and other support roles. However, it was more noticeable as an effective spy unit, as at the time no current Zoid would have been able to detect it passing into enemy territory. Afterwards, it was retired as it was no longer considered "up to date" in comparison to the newer Zenebas Zoids.
The Gorgodos appears as a catchable Zoid in Genobreaker's Story, like other small windup Zoids of its time.
The Gorgodos was first introduced in the Zoids (1983) line.
It is a snap together kit, without paint or glue needed. The Zoid is based of the Elephantus design. It is colored the same as most of the earlier Helic model kits: grey and black, with off-white "whitehead" cockpit (shared by all small Zoids of the era), smoke cockpit glass, and dark blue caps. The Zoid could be customized with many parts from the windup remodeling set later released separately (such as additional guns and missiles).
Spider-Man and Zoids
The Gorgodos was released in Europe in 1984 under the name Stegazoid as part of the Spider-Man and Zoids line. The Zoid was identical to the 1983 version except for the packaging. Some Stegazoid models were Made in France.
Several Stegazoid parts were seen on Zoids 2 boxes. This may suggest that the Zoid was planned for release in the line. The Zoid did not reach production.
Toy's Dream Project
The Zoid was released as a part of Toy's Dream Project Helic Memorial Box Set II.