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- Zoid Core Box Updates!

 Details on the upcoming Zoid Core box continue to drop! A new variation of the Stealth Stinger, recreated as a custom for the diorama revamp of Fan Book EX has been posted. This version incorporates Sniptera wing parts to make a new tail blade. It's seen again in this teaser. An intriguing image of the Zero Falcon's shattered cockpit eludes to us seeing a conclusion to the results at the end of the final Fan Book EX. CoroCoro also posted an image showing off a figure of Wolff Muroa in front of the Neo Zenebas Army! This is interesting. We'll probably be seeing these in the book, then.

 Additionally, we've got the box art for the AZ-02EX Liger Zero Ray Greg ver. This shows off a scene inspired by the old box art for the Tomy Liger Zero Phoenix kit. Finally, as a last detail, it looks like we'll get to learn more about the legendary Leomasters.

- New Century Machine Beast Zoids Core Box!

 Finally, information about the upcoming Zoids Core Box has dropped! An article was posted by Tower Records, a popular store for Japanese media. The box is scheduled to release mid-to-late December for about 27,500 yen. It's available on Amazon JP as well. Don't forget to factor the AZ Death Saurer into your budget schedule, as it releases only a couple weeks before the Zoid Core box! So, without further ado, let's get into it!

Zoids Official Fan Books Reprint: Volumes 1 ~ 4 are being reprinted as part of this box!

Zoids OFB Volume 5! The original story published through CoroCoro and other media is being compiled into a new Zoids Official Fan Book volume 5, which is suggested to contain new information about the story that we've never seen before! It'll also include diorama style images to match the other Official Fan Books, such as this image which is a recreation of the events in the second Official Fan Book EX.

AZ-02EX Liger Zero Ray Gregg Spec. (Republic Color): The kit being released with this Zoid Core Box is the blue Liger Zero piloted by Ray Gregg. For those who aren't familiar with the battle story, he was one of the most important characters of the NJR era (what this box is based on) and important to the story's conclusion. The kit will come in a blue color, while also including a Ray Gregg pilot figure.

Panoramic Seismosaurus Poster: A poster originally released through CoroCoro is also being reprinted! It's a neat one to have. The poster is quite small height wise, but still neat. At least, if it's printed at the same size.

Perfect Visual Clips: Are making a return! This was a DVD in the old Core Box containing commercials and promos. Now, NJR era commercials will be accessible through a code found in the box.

Big Zoids Expo 2023 Archive Footage: Footage of the Big Zoids Expo will be released in a 3D AR-style format.

- Zoids Battle Story Begins!

 We've officially begun work on the Zoids Battle Story, which you can find in the Books section! For those who don't know, this is the OJR era of the battle story, pre-dating the Official Fan Books. We've got the first 3 sections (plus the bit of stuff at the beginning) done and are already well into work on another update.

 Some people have been curious about why the OFBs / EX were done first. This is because the Zoids Battle Story books came with the Zoid Core Box. I'd known for years that the Core Box was high on my list of holy grails. I knew I'd have it someday, it was just a matter of when, so I refrained from buying the books separately when I knew I'd have good copies of my own eventually. (There being another core box is pretty exciting-)

Books Zoids Battle Story Site2024-05-12 00:08:25

- Zoids 40th Anniversary Encylopedia Review

 I posted a review of the 40th Anniversary Encyclopedia over in Assorted Books. This doesn't contain the full book, but gives an idea of what to expect. The book is still up for sale on Amazon JP and other sites, so if you're interested in what it has to offer, you can still pick up a copy!

40th Anniversary Project Books Reviews Site2024-05-08 18:57:44

- Official Fan Book 4 Update!

 Official Fan Book 4 has received its next and final update! This includes the BLOX segment at the end of the book which looks over BLOX lore, history, the various kits, and functionality that developed over time. There's also a final epilogue page featuring a touch more of the story.

Books Official Fan Book Site2024-04-18 21:39:49

- Avenge of Proitzen Added!

 Avenge of Proitzen, a sort of "3.5" book that came out with the Zoid Core Box before OFB4 was released has also been added to the Official Fan Books page! The story segment is more or less the same as OFB4 so has been excluded from the book's page. The additional images can be found at the start, and all remaining book content (the fact files for Helic, Guylos, and Zenebas Zoids) has already been posted. This includes basic stats and descriptions for kits that didn't get to get profiles in OFB4, such as some of the Yuji Kaida Zoids and some of the customized model kits.

 From here it's finally time to move on to the Zoids Battle Story books, which many of you will know better as the "OJR" Battle Story! Work on this is already underway, and there'll be another news post once a solid update / section is prepared for it.

Books Official Fan Book Site2024-04-18 21:39:25

- Zoids Official Fan Books

 Zoids Official Fan Book 4 has been updated! This includes profiles for the various Zoids that appeared throughout the book. We now also have a complete stats file for the combat ratings of each Zoid, so there's plenty to cross compare. Both Guylos and Zenebas get organization charts. After this, there's just one more short section of the book to go! Then we'll circle around and do some profiles for Revenge of Proitzen.

Books Official Fan Book Site2024-04-10 06:56:14

- Zi-Report Page!

 A new page has been added for Zi-Report, a small pamphlet that was given out with some of the NJR motorized model kits. You can find this under the Stories section of the Books page! Only the story segment is translated, as I'm not currently working on the game portion of the BCG stuff. From now on, pamphlets that include story segments (and not just lore blurbs) will also be copied to the stories section.

Books Site2024-02-08 04:52:39

- Art of HMM Updates!

 The sequel volume to Art of HMM has just released, and we're seeing more previews of it! This video shows off a flip through the book and they've recently posted the glorious Gojulas MPV box art. Mercy Rabbit also showed off some preview images of the various materials.

ZOIDS ART OF HMM Books Official2024-02-08 04:50:18

- Official Fan Book 4 Update!

 After a long pause, we're back! Official Fan Book 4 has updated once more! This update includes everything on the Republic side, from the overall Zoid profiles, to the organization chart, to the long-awaited stat tables which rate each Zoid's specific capabilities, such as how they operate in various terrain, and how their weapons rank in overall power. Next will be the Empire side!

Books Official Fan Book Site2024-01-30 13:55:30

- Reading Page!

 A new reading page has been added to the site, accessed through the top of the Books page. This is probably incomplete by some margin, but it was added to help fans who are new to the written Zoids lore find their way through the available material in a somewhat-organized fashion. It's not necessarily meant to be in absolute chronological order, but instead filters everything into categories. Interviews, side material, stories, etc. It's categorized this way because a huge portion of Zoids material simply doesn't fit into an exact timeline.

Books Site2024-01-30 13:55:19

- Zoids Wild EX-ZERO Makes A Return!

 Zoids Wild EX-ZERO will once again be available through the stories section of the Books page! You can find the introductions, prologue, and the first chapter available at the moment. In case you're wondering why it's just the first chapter, when before we had more, it's because I made the decision to go back and redo these chapters. They were done quite a long time ago and are now outdated with many inaccuracies. Though they'll still contain some errors, I feel this is an important step to take before publishing them on the website, as the former quality just isn't up to the current standard.

 The chapters will now merge both book content and magazine content. In some places this is going to get a little chaotic, as the content for the profiles, for example, doesn't always match.

Books Site Zoids Wild Zoids Wild EX ZERO2024-01-30 13:54:57

- 40th Anniversary Zoids Encyclopedia

 Hobby Japan is releasing a 40th Anniversary Zoids Encyclopedia, which is exciting news! This book will be released on February 28th and will cover more than 600 items throughout Zoids history, including event items, game and magazine benefit items, and even concept art. This is exciting as we haven't had much supplementary book material for Zoids since Wild. Shogakukan's site listed the book at 168 pages, and it'll be released for 4,950 yen. You can pre-order yours on Amazon Japan.

40th Anniversary Project Books HJM Official2024-01-30 13:51:25

- Art of HMM Plus!

 Kotobukiya's Art of HMM Plus, a sequel to their Art of HMM book is scheduled to be released in February for 2,970 Yen! This book will include art from about 20 kits not featured in the previous book, will include most of the instruction manual information, and more. It's listed on some sites as 168 pages. The latest post contains a video showing off a flip through this book with its incredible full color images.

 Those who order from Kotobukiya Direct will receive a special cover which features the HMM Geno Breaker Repackage boxart. Please be warned, however, that a similar promotion was run for the previous book, and Kotobukiya was shipping these covers in a ridiculously long box with the book and cover lined up side by side, and cling wrapped to a cardboard backing. This meant that shipping was way more expensive than it needed to be (6000+ yen). We are unsure if this practice is still in play.

ZOIDS ART OF HMM Books HMM Official2024-01-30 13:50:56

- Official Fan Book 4 Update!

 After a period of silence during a cross country move, I'm ready to jump back into projects, starting with Official Fan Book 4! I know a lot of people have been reading up on this story lately and I wanted to thank everyone for waiting patiently while I get everything sorted out.

 Chapters 7, 8, and 9 of OFB 4 are now available, concluding the main story segment of the book. As the story nears its end, Wolff Muroa and the Eisen Dragoons invade Delpoi under the flag of the Neo Zenebas Empire. President Camford must face the stark realities of the war she has so been fighting so desperately, while the Republic makes a last-ditch effort to save their leadership.

Books Official Fan Book Site2023-10-06 04:46:58

- Sequel to Kotobukiya's Art of HMM!

HMMZ_Art, the account associated with Kotobukiya's Art of HMM art book, has announced that there will be a sequel to this amazing collection of Zoids art and lore! We don't know many details yet, but updates will continue to be posted on the account.

Books HMM Official2023-10-06 04:26:56

- Official Fan Book Update!

 As we near the end of the story segment, Chapter 6 of Official Fan Book 4 has been added! The Dark Continent War is ending, but as Hermann stands on the battlefield, he has a startling realization of what this vicious fight was for. We have 3 more chapters of this book!

Books Official Fan Book Site2023-06-22 09:11:58

- Official Fan Book 4 Update!

 Zoids Official Fan Book Volume 4 Chapter 5 is now available! In this chapter, Death Saurer watches TV two emperors confront one another as the darker context of Prozen's ambitions come to light. What does this mean for the rise of the Neo Zenebas Empire?

 One chapter may seem like a short update, but don't worry, the next should be up within a week or so. I just wanted to push this one alongside these updates because it was already done.

Books Official Fan Book Site2023-06-18 08:43:55

- Official Fan Book 4 Update!

 Official Fan Book 4 has been updated with Chapters 3 and 4! In these chapters, Prozen's sinister plans really start to kick off, but it isn't over yet. The Republic has their own old war machine to fall back on.

 Starting with this chapter the OFBs will also use the large full-width images for the primary page images. In addition, each section of the page will no longer be split up based on their page number in the physical copy of the books. This forces images to appear out of sequence. Instead, the headers will be dispersed over major images in the story (the main page graphics), hopefully providing a more natural reading flow while keeping things less cluttered overall. This change has not yet been applied retroactively to earlier books.

Books Official Fan Book Site2023-02-19 22:26:12

- Official Fan Book 4 Begins!

 We've got the first block of Zoids Official Fan Book 4 now available! This includes the Prologue, Nyx Map, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2. Some familiar characters make a return in this volume, and this time around, the two armies must contend with an invisible enemy far more deadly than any Helcat.

 With this update there were also some minor changes to how the books are formatted. For starters, each complete book will now include a full navigation at the bottom of each page. The Fan Books contain a lot of information and this will hopefully help people skip between sections while looking for something without needing to go back to the index page and open tons of tabs.

 The next change is that all of the little thumbnail images throughout the story sections have been placed beside the text. This may still be subject to change. However, print media can be limited on where and how it can place images, often resulting in images that, when reading in web format, often result in spoilers for what happens next. These limitations don't exist in a pageless web format, so I wanted the images to be located closest to their relevant text, as was done for Zoids Generations (Not forgotten, updates coming soon!)

Books Official Fan Book Site2022-09-27 13:39:30

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