On the fourteenth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series, hosts Hideyoshi and Cody revealed six alternate artwork prints of Booster 1: NEW EVOLUTION‘s Super Rares, alongside the set’s two Secret Rares: a V-dramon and a Virus Metal Greymon. Both Digimon are particularly evocative for old school Digimon fans, as the viral Metal Greymon was an early franchise mascot used in the 1990s virtual pets and original Digimon World video game, while V-dramon starred in the Digimon V-Tamer 01 manga and served as a mascot for Digimon World 2.
The set’s alternate artwork cards cut away the borders of the frame so that the card artwork encompasses the entire space of the card. Their distribution rate was not stated, but they are likely rarer than the standard Super Rares.
|Card Type||Digimon||Play Cost||8|
|Main Effect||<<Security Attack +2>> (Increase the number of Security this Digimon checks by +2.)|
[When it attacks] Memory -5.
|Source Effect||[During your turn] This Digimon gets +3000 DP.|
|Card Type||Digimon||Play Cost||6|
|Digimon Type||Mythical Dragon||DP||6000|
|Main Effect||[When it attacks] [Once per turn] If you have a Tamer, make this Digimon Active.|
|Source Effect||[During both turns] While you have a Blue Tamer, this Digimon gets +1000 DP.|
Of note is that V-dramon can also be used for the effect of the V-Tamer 01 Yagami Taichi promotional card, out in the next issue of V Jump magazine. V-Tamer 01 will be having a special crossover manga chapter with the 2020 Digimon Adventure: anime reboot, though the anime is currently on hiatus as a result of Coronavirus closures.