With all of these products coming out soon Sailor Moon fans are all wondering what options they have for purchasing these items in North America. Luckily between online stores YesAsia and J-List a lot of these products are currently up for pre-order.
YesAsia currently has pre-orders up for the Crystal Star Brooch “Sailor Moon R Moon Miracle Romance Shining Powder” as well as the Star Power Stick nail polish “Sailor Moon R Miracle Romance Nail Collection”. J-List has pre-orders available for the Crisis Moon Compact gold and silver rings and Bandai’s new Sailor Mercury S. H. Figuarts figure.
None of these stores are affiliated with ours so we make no guarantees but they are well established online stores that have been operating for years. Since these are import toys you will notice that you are paying a premium price for being able to order any of these.
Yet another Sailor Moon make up accessory is now up for pre-order from Bandai and Creer Beaute. The “Sailor Moon R Miracle Romance Nail Collection” is a set of nail polishes that come in bottles that resemble the tops of the Star Power Sticks, the transformation items used in Sailor Moon R. These aren’t as convincing cosplay items as Bandai’s Crystal Star Brooch because the bottles do not resemble the entire items but rather just the tops. Though five of these bottles exist there were only four Star Power Sticks in Sailor Moon R. Sailor Moon transformed with her Crystal Star Brooch but a pink bottle similar to the others is done in Sailor Moon’s style.
This item was announced on the official Sailor Moon site and will be released in October for a price of 5250 yen, which is about $55 US. For now Japanese collectors can pre-order this set from this page, but these pre-orders sell out quickly! There are no sites currently offering this item to international collectors. Pre-orders are being limited to two per purchaser and so other retailers aren’t able to make bulk orders. If this set becomes available through some other means we will be sure to let you know.
Source: Sailor Moon Collectibles and Moon Chase!
June 12th 2013 Update: This item is no longer available on J-List’s store.
The “Sailor Moon R Moon Miracle Romance Shining Powder” compact that Bandai is putting out is hard to come by! Pre-orders sold out almost immediately in Japan. For now the item is available, for a premium, from the online store J-List. This item is being sold for $70, while the Japanese MSRP is the equivalent of $41, so there’s quite a bit of overhead here. I can’t tell you whether or not it’s worth it as only time will tell how hard this item will be to get your hands on through other stores.
We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop if we find any other retailers who have this item available in the future. Japanese collectors will be able to get in on the second round of pre-orders on the 12th using this link.
Bandai has a new toy out that will have you screaming “Moon Crystal Power, Make Up!”. It’s Sailor Moon’s Crystal Star Brooch that she uses to transform in the Sailor Moon R series, but it’s also completely functional with make up included! It’s full convoluted Japanese name which is entirely composed of English words is the “Sailor Moon R Moon Miracle Romance Shining Powder”. The product is made by Japanese company Creer Beaute. The outside of the brooch looks just like it does in the show and the inside even includes an image of the Silver Crystal and other designs seen inside the brooch during Sailor Moon’s transformation sequence.
I’m not a huge make up guy but according to the official site the powder will prevent oily looking skin, has moisturizer included and is a pink glitter colour. Now if you’re caught with glitter on you, the excuse you can give to your jealous spouse can be that you were simply playing with your Sailor Moon toy. But hold that excuse until October when the toy will be released! The toy will be 3980 yen which is about $41 American.