These Aren’t Your Average Transformers, They’re Monster Hunter Wyverns

By Sato . August 22, 2013 . 10:24pm


We’ve seen cars transforming into robots, and robots transforming into bigger robots; and just when you think you’ve seen it all, Bandai have released their latest line of kanji-transforming toys featuring wyverns from the Monster Hunter series. Game Watch gives us a closer look at the transforming toys that will be coming out this fall.


Bandai’s line of toys, known as “Cho Henkan!! Moji Bakeru,” which roughly translates to “Super Transformation!! Letter Disguise” is a unique series of various kanji letters that transform into different animals. They toy company recently collaborated with Monster Hunter to come up with the latest series called “Super Transform!! Monster Hunter Letter Disguise”


In celebration of Monster Hunter 4, which is slated for release next month in Japan, the featured monsters are based on some of the more popular monsters that will be in the game. The kanji symbols used for the monsters aren’t just any kanji figures either, they’re actually spell out the titles they’re given in the Japanese game.


Here’s a look at the four transforming Monster Hunter 4 wyverns:


Goa Magara


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The kanji symbols are “黒, 蝕, 竜” which can be read as “Black, Eclipse, Dragon”.



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Rathalos has a more simple set of kanji, which reads “雄, 火, 竜”or “Male, Fire, Dragon”.




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Rathian’s is similar to her mate’s, with “雌, 火, 竜”which stands for “Female, Fire, Dragon”.




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Finally, Zinogre’s kanji is “電, 狼, 竜”and it stands for “Thunder, Wolf, Wyvern”.


These special edition kanji transforming Monster Hunter 4 toys will be hitting stores this November for 400 yen, while Monster Hunter 4 is slates for release on September 14th for Nintendo 3DS.


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  • Zero_Destiny

    Oh wow, these are really cool. Reminds me of the old Zoids Fuzors mini-models. Those blocky-ones that could add-on to other Zoids.

    Ah nostalgia~ I had a bunch of zoids back then. ^^:

  • KuroNathan

    These are pretty cool looking but honestly if you didn’t add the name underneath each picture there’s no way I would have recognized them.

  • Chaos_Knight

    That’s…….pretty creative. :o

  • quasadra

    pre-ordered it a few weeks ago while browsing a online shop. my reaction was “what am i looking at here, i must purchase it!”

    • CK

      Can you PLEASE let me know what site you pre-ordered from? I need dis.

      • quasadra

        amiami covers all my importing needs. not sure if its okay to post links here. you can find it easily with google though.

  • XypherCode

    Very cool! :)

  • safeto20scroll

    Anyone else thought:
    still pretty cool I guess.

  • Mixkon

    Wow okay. This reminds me too much of Shinkenger / Power Rangers Samurai.

  • J_Joestar

    Is it weird that the title made me picture Uragaan with Optimus Prime yelling “Transform and ROLL OUT!”

  • WhyWai

    quite interesting concept i think…

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