Something I'm going to try
to do once a month, on my barley breathing blog. And that's to showcase some of the peculiar creatures from the obscure history of Japan's Pachimon bromide cards
is the collective short hand for various Japanese postcards, playing cards, and trading cards from late 1960's and early 1970's that featured original Kaiju illustrations. Along with full-blown 'rip-offs' loosely based on more famous Kaiju from film and television, often created through photography effects and editing.
Despite the wealth of fully original characters from these bromide cards, it was the 'stolen monsters' that gave Pachimon (also Japanese for 'stolen monsters') its infamous name and reputation.
Terrible shame of inaccuracy and people's misconceptions, really.
And I'm no better either, by starting off my Showcase series with two Pachimon spawned from The King of the Monsters himself! Pachimon Showcase For July 2014