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Expanding my Figuarts Sailor Moon collectionExpanding my Figuarts Sailor Moon collection

general-radixgeneral-radix9 months agoDiary
Some idle thoughts on my collection of Figuarts Sailor Moon.

I actually started with Sailor Mercury, being somewhat hesitant to go straight for Sailor Moon due to stories of less-than-stellar quality control (also, I think Mercury was less expensive at the time); got her from Amazon as part of my first-ever order there with a gift card. From there, I found Neptune at The Deep (local comic store), and eventually found Sailor Moon at Mini-Hamacon (second release version).

And that was it for a while, until Dad took my sisters and I to Toys 'R Us in its closing days to see what was discounted; there was one Crystal!Moon left, and while I hadn't initially planned on getting her, I also don't like passing up opportunities like that, so into the Christmas stash she went. (I'm ultimately glad I got her, as she's a very pretty figure)

In the past few months alone I've acquired Venus (from MFC user Pankoujou), Pluto (Hamacon 2018), and Jupiter (a US-based seller on eBay; don't worry, the figure's legit); as of this writing, I'm waiting on Mars. Of these four, I'd say Jupiter was the biggest acquisition--I had to pay about $60, but that's still less than what the Amazon sellers want for her.

So, in terms of "normal" figures (as opposed to bizarre variants like Zoisite-Moon, or the still uber-expensive Wicked Lady), that leaves Uranus, Saturn, Chibi Moon, and Tuxedo Mask. Uranus is definitely my first priority, but I want to see how much money I have after the upcoming Hunstville Comic-Con before I try getting her. (If only I'd had enough to get her when she was available at The Deep or MovieStop years ago, grumble curse mutter...)

After I snag Uranus...well, I'd like to grab Saturn next, but given what she usually goes for, something tells me that I'll own Chibi Moon and/or Tuxedo Mask before her. I guess Sailor V will be one of those "if a certain recurring vendor at Hamacon happens to have one this year" things.


(PS: Tamashii, please make the Starlights at some point in the future)
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KnighTalisman (9 months ago) #47348021Oh yes, I'm familiar with this rabbit hole. A couple of friends got me Mars and Mercury years ago as birthday gifts and I figured from there, I may as well get the whole set.

Hehe. XD I'm not sure if I'll get the Super forms of the Inners yet, either, not just for monetary but for space reasons (my desk is only so wide and I kinda need the scanner to be on it...).

nammy (9 months ago) #47348343i cant even tell if theyre going to continue this line. im missing black lady, crystal moon, and the inners super forms. they are all like 70 each, its insane.

Dang, even Crystal!Moon goes for that much now? DX

Enricraigal (9 months ago) #47348479
Get black lady too to end the line. Its true that its a very fragile figure ( a lot of people ended with hands and pigtails broken ) but at the same time its easily a top 5 of the line.


If I can ever find her for under $100, I'll be very careful with her. XD

FlyingToNowhere (9 months ago) #47353645It was this line that got me into figure collecting too. I started out with Mars, which I even bought damaged at the time to save money. I expected to just pick up my favorites, but ended up really liking the line and did ultimately buy all ten senshi, with a few extras like Sailor V.
I guess I'm in the minority of people who loved that they made Zoicite's Imposter Moon into a figure, because the "Jupiter Strikes Back" VHS was one of the few Sailor Moon things I owned as a kid and I watched it a ton, so that episode is really memorable to me.
It's a shame the line seems to be dead, at least for now. I'd love some villain figuarts, and the starlights would look great too.


I don't necessarily dislike Zoisite-Moon; it just makes me wish that we'd gotten a normal Zoisite figure to go with him. XD; (And the rest of the Shitennou. I'm not exactly a Shitennou/Inners shipper, but setting up scenes between the two teams would be fun...) Really hope the line starts up again someday.

moonangelica (9 months ago) #47355928I have 4 of the inner senshi - just missing Jupiter - and Tuxedo Mask. My initial plans were to get all of them and Chibi Moon and make a small diorama of them but have really lost interest. The hair annoys me as it's constantly in the way of the stand, and I find they're often hard to pose even in advertised poses.
I have the Usagi and Mamoru GK that Bandai just did as a chouette which hopefully will eventually turn out good enough to be my Sailor Moon centrepiece. The Figuarts can just stay in the cupboard.


Venus's hair caused me no small amount of annoyance when I tried to get the claw-thingy around her waist. XD;; (Though if nothing else, whenever I want to swap out hands/faces I can just pick her up) I gotta wonder now: do Super Sailors Mars and Venus come with the kind of stand-arm that Pluto does? It's not perfect, but it's still easier to get under her hair than it would be with a normal stand arm.

ghirahim (9 months ago) #47385370Saying that, I'd definitely buy the Starlights if Bandai get around to making them

They should. XD (Heck, have the Starlights ever gotten any figures that weren't trading/gashapon or dolls?)
9 months ago
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ghirahim Needs more Kyouko
I started collecting the Sailor Moon figuarts when they came out, but I ended up selling mine except for Moon and Mercury. Saying that, I'd definitely buy the Starlights if Bandai get around to making them
9 months ago
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I have 4 of the inner senshi - just missing Jupiter - and Tuxedo Mask. My initial plans were to get all of them and Chibi Moon and make a small diorama of them but have really lost interest. The hair annoys me as it's constantly in the way of the stand, and I find they're often hard to pose even in advertised poses.

I have the Usagi and Mamoru GK that Bandai just did as a chouette which hopefully will eventually turn out good enough to be my Sailor Moon centrepiece. The Figuarts can just stay in the cupboard.
9 months ago
2pt
It was this line that got me into figure collecting too. I started out with Mars, which I even bought damaged at the time to save money. I expected to just pick up my favorites, but ended up really liking the line and did ultimately buy all ten senshi, with a few extras like Sailor V.

I guess I'm in the minority of people who loved that they made Zoicite's Imposter Moon into a figure, because the "Jupiter Strikes Back" VHS was one of the few Sailor Moon things I owned as a kid and I watched it a ton, so that episode is really memorable to me.

It's a shame the line seems to be dead, at least for now. I'd love some villain figuarts, and the starlights would look great too.
9 months ago
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This line made me get into this collecting world and since the line is basically dead to Bandai ( it doesnt seem they have any interest in producing it ) I ve lost a lot of interest in collecting since Tamashii Nations dont release any Sailor Moon figures and when they do, they are crap ( like the last figuarts zero chouette of Moon ).

Get black lady too to end the line. Its true that its a very fragile figure ( a lot of people ended with hands and pigtails broken ) but at the same time its easily a top 5 of the line.
9 months ago
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i cant even tell if theyre going to continue this line. im missing black lady, crystal moon, and the inners super forms. they are all like 70 each, its insane.
9 months ago
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Oh yes, I'm familiar with this rabbit hole. A couple of friends got me Mars and Mercury years ago as birthday gifts and I figured from there, I may as well get the whole set.

Long story short I managed to complete the Inner Senshi, then some stuff happened and I had to start over from Mercury and Super Mercury, slowly building back up with Jupiter and 1st release Moon back in my possession. I'm not sure how willing I am to get the Super forms for the other senshi though, although I do appreciate the additional expressions.
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