If you enjoyed last year’s AKB48 Official Calendar Box set then this year’s edition is all that and much more! Upon opening via outer slip case and the same ingenious packaging within greets here which also houses a wall calendar (full glossy, folded gently so no creases) along with a A2 size ‘pants poster’, two sided clear file, 3 randomly inserted member photos (also featuring the ‘pants theme’), 9 sticker glossy sticker sheets and yes an actual pair of said ‘IDOLL’ pants =O! All in all there are six possible colors for the IDOLL pants including pink, orange and yellow and I have to say it’s one of the more unusual items to ever be included in a calendar box set…like ever!
The theme for AKB48’s♥ 2013 official calendar is…..?? Yes you guessed it “IDOLL.” The ‘doll’ stature here taking on a life all its own as only AKB48 can do! And in addition to all of the ‘doll’ ~like poses the girls are posing as throughout this release there’s also a most interactive feature included here which was quite the sweet surprise! ↓↓↓
As you can see above the aforementioned 9 glossy sticker sheets are actually to be used with the also glossy wall calendar. Each sticker sheet is designated by the month(s) they are intended to decorate and the accessories are specially designed and sized to perfectly dress up the girls and scenery with more happy~happy~joy~joy then you can shake a stick at =D!
First here is the wall calendar you can customize and decorate yourself:
↑↑↑ And check the extra November/December page above which is entirely empty so with the included sticker sheet for these months you can place the girls in the order and place among the circular platforms wherever you wish~* ↑↑↑.
A pretty fun feature for this year’s edition! Of course I think Yuko♥ looks just fine atop the platform~center =D.
~Glossy sticker sheet scans complete~
(Each labeled for their designated months, note: some months have two sided sticker sheets while most have a single sheet to decorate the calendar).
Next is the clear file and I must say it’s one of the prettiest clear files I’ve seen yet!
And here are the three (randomly inserted) member photos I received….and what luck~* as I’ve got Sasshi♥, Ricchan♥ and Matsui Jurina!! Sure I would’ve loved receiving Yuko♥ however Sasshi’s♥ just as near as Mayuyu♥ is to my Oshimen =D.
And the aforementioned and most surprising addition to this year’s box set, the IDOLL pants……
And last but certainly not least is the A2 size IDOLL♥ ‘pants’ poster…I did scans of each section however Yuko♥ and Mayuyu♥ are pictured in the center here so they are a bit obscured by the crease mark placement XD.