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PostSubject: Sailor Moon Merchandise Reviews   22nd February 2016, 6:59 pm


Sailor Moon Merchandise Review Form 


Thank you for offering to provide a review of Sailor Moon-related merchandise! For this review, you should pick one Sailor Moon-related merchandise to write your review about. This merchandise can be official or fan-made and the merchandise can be newly purchased or a long-time piece of your Sailor Moon collection.


Fill out the form included in this thread and PM your review to Luna.


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[b]Name of Merchandise:[/b] Use the official title of the merchandise or, if it does not have an official title, then provide a short title that describes the merchandise.


[b]Insert an Image of the Merchandise here[/b]. The image can be the official image advertised by the seller or retailer, or it can be an image you took of the product. Please do not include more than 3 pictures.


[b]Where the Merchandise was Bought:[/b] If you can, provide the name of the store and a URL of the product page where the merchandise can be purchased. If you don’t remember where you bought your merchandise, then do your best to find some place else your merchandise can be purchased.[/size]

[b]Review:[/b] Write your review here! Your review can include, but is not limited to: the experience you had while purchasing the product, the durability and quality of the product, whether or not you would buy this product again, how you plan to or have used the product, etc. There is no word count minimum or maximum, but I will encourage you to write more than 50 words.

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PostSubject: Re: Sailor Moon Merchandise Reviews   1st March 2016, 4:48 pm

Bump! If you have any questions, please let me know in this thread. This is open to any member of the Galaxy Cauldron Forums. You do not have to be a staff member, a previous buyer or seller, or a Lotus Crystal. If you are a member of the forums, then I'll accept your review.

The product also does not have to be new merchandise. It can be something you've owned since you were a child or something you bought last week.

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PostSubject: Re: Sailor Moon Merchandise Reviews   3rd May 2016, 6:28 pm

Our first review is from Small Lady!



Name of Merchandise:
Bandai Tamashii Nations Sailor Moon S.H. Figuarts

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This is one I have of it:


Couple of Images from Amazon:

                             

Where the Merchandise was Bought:
Amazon.com I have also seen them at Barnes & Noble but the price is higher than Amazon, depending on the seller you get it from on Amazon.

Review:
I pre-ordered the Sailor Moon S.H. Figuart around the time it was announced several years ago. The pre-order process on Amazon is really easy and they have a price guarantee as well, usually what has happened is the price has dropped and I got the lower price. When it came in, I was so excited! I'm not really a huge figure collector and not really the best at spotting what is considered good or not, but to me this figure was amazing! The details and painting are really nice. I love how she is posable and comes with little accessories to switch out. My only complaint was that her hand joints were a little loose as well as the stand for her so I have a harder time posing her. I have bought a few other SH Figuarts since this one and they were much better in that aspect. I think that may have been due to this being a first run. There is a second run of the Sailor Moon Figuart and its possible they improved that with the Sailor Moon one.  I love the little Luna that she comes with as well as the fact that I can pose her doing the Moon Tiara attack and with the Moon Stick. Her crying face is hilarious and you could do some silly poses with the other Figuarts if you have them. All in all I really love having her and highly recommend this figure to any Sailor Moon fan!

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PostSubject: Re: Sailor Moon Merchandise Reviews   15th May 2016, 11:21 am

Our next review is from Henshinyo!

Name of Merchandise: Sailor Moon Gourmandise iPhone 6s Flip Case[/size]

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Stitching failing: x
Chipped corners: x
Case separation: x

Where the Merchandise was Bought: Amazon

Review: I'm a big fan of cute and functional things, so I was hoping this phone case would have it all! A dual purpose wallet and phone case, I had high hopes for this little wonder. Unfortunately, it doesn't hold up well to regular use. I purchased one in both pink and blue.

Let's start with the outside of the case: the blue one is made of a pleather material, it's very easy to clean which is a big bonus and the designs are printed nice and clearly. The pink one is made of a stiff, jeans fabric material and becomes dirty very easily (and is impossible to clean!). This case closes with a snap rather than a magnet and the snap is very strong - it's never come open on it's own or felt like it was weakening. It makes a small "pop" noise when opened or closed which may or may not annoy you. Inside are three inner pockets for holding cards and a small pocket behind them for a small amount of bills or paper.

Unfortunately this is where the benefits end. After very light use, multiple corners of the case began to chip (which only got worse once I dropped it). The stitching on the outside is also starting to come lose, and the adhesive which holds the plastic case to the fabric outer shell is failing. I learned the hard way that the plastic inner case is not deep enough to protect the screen after I dropped my phone and it landed with the case open, screen side down, cracking the glass screen protector. I paid around $40 for one case and was hoping to keep it for some time as a useful collector's item to show off my love of Sailor Moon. This isn't an item meant for display, but for functionality, and in that regard it fails.

Considering the cost and the minimal use I was able to get out of it I can't recommend it and wouldn't buy it again!

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PostSubject: Re: Sailor Moon Merchandise Reviews   15th May 2016, 12:33 pm

Oh, FYI, you can discuss the merchandise and ask questions of the reviewers.

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PostSubject: Re: Sailor Moon Merchandise Reviews   27th May 2016, 8:20 am

Our third review is from Hikari-chan! 

Name of Merchandise: Banpresto Figure Sailor Moon

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Where the Merchandise was Bought: I bought this item on Amazon. I think I got her for $25, the price ranges from 19-28 depending on when Amazon has the item on sale.

Review: I own almost the whole senshi or these. I absolutely love them. I know you cannot pose them, but I love having them on display. Sailor Moon is a decent size. She is larger than my figurearts figure. I feel the detail is vry well done. She is very easy to assemble. I would 100% recommend this product to anyone who collects Sailor Moon merchandise....now if they could make a Tuxedo Mask to go with my moon, that would be lovely.

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PostSubject: Re: Sailor Moon Merchandise Reviews   19th June 2016, 6:57 pm

Another review from Hikari-Chan!


Name of Merchandise: Sailor Moon Transformation Pendant Rod Set

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Where the Merchandise was Bought: ebay

Review:I know this is most likely bootleg merchandise, but I thought it was beautiful so I bought it. My only complaint is I wish it was silver, because I do not like gold. I think the pendants are good size, the chain is pretty sturdy and the links on the chain are large enough, but not too large. The chain is also a good length. Not too long, not too short, like goldielocks, its just right.

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PostSubject: Re: Sailor Moon Merchandise Reviews   20th June 2016, 5:58 pm

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Name of Merchandise: Princess Serenity Q Posket


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Where the Merchandise was Bought: My sister bought me this at an anime con, but you can find them on Amazon.

Review:This was a gift, so I cannot complain too much. Serenity is cute, but she kinda reminds me of those ridiculously expensive dolls...which I also find kind of creepy. This is not something I would pick out for myself, but she is a cute addition to my collection. She is a bit smaller than she looks. She has a big head, but she is smaller than most of my banpresto figures I have purchased.

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PostSubject: Re: Sailor Moon Merchandise Reviews   22nd June 2016, 4:54 pm

Hikari-chanName of Merchandise: Sailor Moon Kaleidomoon Scope Necklace


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Where the Merchandise was Bought: I bought this at a store in Japantown in San Francisco. They have a large selction or Sailor Moon and other anime things: plushies, key chains, jewelry etc. I think I paid 9-10 for this one. I found an online store where you can purchase this neckalce.

Review: This is probably one of my favorite Sailor Moon necklaces. I wore it to work one day and I swear everyone loved it. Many of my students kept telling me how pretty it is. It is a bit heavier for a necklace, but it is not too heavy. I do wish it came with a silver chain, but I can handle the gold on this one. I love the feel of the moon rod. It has a good weight to it. I do not feel like this necklace will break easily.



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PostSubject: Re: Sailor Moon Merchandise Reviews   4th July 2016, 8:01 pm

Name of Merchandise: Sailor Moon (Season 1) Part 1 (Eps 1-24) Limited Edition 
Sailor Moon (Season 1) Part 2 (Eps 25-46)


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Where the Merchandise was Bought: The limited edition of Part 1 is no longer available, but I bought both of these from JB Hi-Fi and imported them to the US. They are also available on Madman's site.

Review: I personally love these sets and I think they're the best available for English-speaking Sailor Moon fans. They are region 4 DVDs, so I had to purchase a region-free DVD player in order to play them. I opted for a region-free Blu-Ray player since all Blu-Ray players have upscaling technology to convert to 1080p and I have to say it looks absolutely STUNNING on my HDTV. The colors are vibrant, the lines are crisp, and there are minimal artifacts on screen without it looking like heavy DNR was applied.
I also love the VIZ dub. The cast is great and it stays true to the original Japanese version, while allowing certain creative liberties with dialogue without changing context. Best of all, now I get to enjoy the VIZ dub and support them without having to sit through the atrocious video of their Blu-Ray releases  

The only downside is this set doesn't have a lot of DVD extras, and the booklet it comes with doesn't actually fit into the cardboard DVD box it came with! If you try to cram it in there along with both sets 1 and 2, everything will get stuck and ruined. But I would definitely recommend these products!

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PostSubject: Re: Sailor Moon Merchandise Reviews   2nd August 2016, 5:09 pm

Our latest review is from mangaka-chan! 

mangaka-chanName of Merchandise: Megahouse Sailor Moon Petit Chara Black Moon Set

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Where the Merchandise was Bought: eBay

Review: 
I wanted to get the Black Moon Petit Chara because they seemed to be fairly detailed despite being chibi-fied, scaled down versions of the Black Moon clan characters. I wasn't disappointed, as the details on Prince Diamond's shirt, the silver tassels on Sapphire's jacket are all carefully painted onto the figurines. The hair shading on the characters are also quite nice, and is most noticeable for Diamond, Esmerald, and Black Lady. Black Lady's hair deserves extra mention, as her hair transitions from clear to opaque as you go up her pigtails. While this isn't canon to any art work, it does make her stand out more, and I think for fans who like to go the extra mile and light up their figurine display cases, you can get some pretty cool lighting effects with her hair that way. There is a tiny blemish on the face of my Black Lady figurine, but the dot is so small you won't notice it unless you study the figurine. The figurines' heads can rotate, but their range of motion is quite limited. The plastic stand the characters stand on are color coded according to the character's signature color, and is made of a clear plastic with a simple but elegant Black Moon crescent mark on the front.

The package the Petit Chara set came in was also surprisingly nice. The figurines are stored in a foam block inside their box so they won't rattle around during transport. There's also an outer sleeve around the box, with the pictures of the Black Moon clan printed on it. The box itself feels has the figurines' silhouette printed in silver on the lid, and is nice and sturdy, so much so that I couldn't make myself throw such as nice box away and have held onto it to be used as a future storage container.

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