Idols♥ very much like beauty while timeless go through fashion trends and the like being a sign of the times and with each issue presented here each Friday I’ll be selecting a few articles to scan or sharing old clips to give a visual and text so you’ll be able to see the ever changing evolution of idols♥ in a chronological timeline of sorts. Check in each Friday for more from this ongoing series =).
Happy Friday~♥!…okay as promised last week I’ll continue here with more of this binders contents as now we’ll take a look at BOMB magazine’s original trading card series~.
A year earlier than UTB’s series, BOMB’s trading cards began appearing in issues back in 1997 and if you take a look at them adjacent to one another you’ll notice quite a difference in the idols whom appeared in each of these rival publications, of course though there are idols too whom have graced both publications regularly over the years but for the most part a lot of them were exclusive to each magazine which made having subscriptions to both back then very much worthwhile in adding to your collection. The BOMB trading cards too are quite different from UTB’s in that they would regularly feature each girl’s vital stats including birthplace, birthdate, 3~sizes, blood type, height and yes~! even their individual hobbies =D. In addition they would also feature special retro~cover cards going through the years of their history and cosplay cards..and if go through them you’ll even see an appearance of “La Femme Nikita” cosplay as well as Natalie Portman’s young character in “Leon” aka “The Professional” (“Leon’s” better, uncut) being cosplayed as well. Of course there’s also the naughty sexy nurse, neko~girl and lots of seifuku♥, etc.. too!
Just as with UTB’s original series, BOMB’s cards began as sequential inclusions with every issue where you would receive a complete set every month but as time went on that also changed where you’d need to literally purchase multiple copies in hopes of having the complete numbered sequence of cards or trade with friends in order to collect those you are missing. Two of the coolest~* unique features though are the cards which feature engraved printed autographs and I especially love those in kanji and they just appear cooler and the other are some of the cards forming larger images when placed adjacent to one another in sequenced order. In fact some set of nine cards would create one complete collage type image when placed together and this would be true for both fronts and backs of the trading cards at times. Once again some very prominent names in idols♥ appear in this collection…enjoy the cuteness!