This has to be my favorite Chap Mei figure in my collection. He or rather "it" arrived in my mail box just a couple of days ago from eBay. Lizoid was released early on in Chap Mei's history and I never seen one until now. Humanoids vs Lizoid was a Sci Fi based line pitting tiny human figures against giant reptilian aliens. StarRunn has done a very excellent description complete with photos of some mint packaged Lizoid figures right here-->chapmeitoys.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=field&action=display&thread=1850. Basically the figure comes with a pair of cybernetic arm claws and 4 smaller figures giving him more of a Godzilla appearance. However my Lizoid did not come with any accessories which is fine, in fact I appreciate him more in scale as a 3 3/4"-4" figure. He doesn't seem to have any trouble holding 3 3/4" weapons in his right hand. Lizoid's only articulation is in his arms, legs and tail. I like how his legs are splayed out to the side giving him a more reptilian looking stance. Someone at Chap Mei R&D has been studying there reptile anatomy Another key piece of anatomy I noticed was the 3 fingered hands and toes. While his name might be Lizoid he actually has more characteristics to that of Theropod dinosaur like T rex and Velociraptor. So Lizoid is in fact some sort of evolved dinosauroid. Whatever he may be Lizoid is an awesome figure ready to tear your other action figures to shreds. Lizoid does have an action feature, if you press the button on his belt his head lights up as if he is breathing fire or expelling some other sort of energy blast. If you do come across a Lizoid be sure to remove the old batteries should the light feature not work. Batteries corrode and can permanently damaging the light up feature inside.
Last Edit: Jun 26, 2011 15:39:33 GMT -5 by dinoviper
Here’s my original Lizoid report that dinoviper mentioned above.
Back in 1989, Galoob introduced X-PANDERS, a line of military vehicles that, at the touch of a button, could expand and transform into new configurations brisling with weapons. An armored 4x4 changed into a gun battery; a helicopter could become an assault base.
Supplementing the vehicles was a card of 20 action figures. There were 6 different; 4 in combat poses and 2 drivers. These figures were approximately 1 3/16” tall, or 1/60 scale. Chap Mei made very nice copies of the 4 figures in fighting poses and included them in several lines, including Humanoids Vs Lizoid.
Lizoid appears to be a one-shot item designed to ride the wave of Godzilla merchandise. There is no copyright date on the figure or packaging. A loose figure was sent to me from France in 2001, and I found some old stock here in the U.S. in 2007.
The head is molded in transparent plastic and then painted to emphasize the light-up eyes and mouth. In scale with the soldiers, Lizoid would be 22½ feet tall, but the creature seems more at home with 3.75” figures.
The only things on the back of the card are the UPC and battery replacement instructions.