The Super Sailor Mercury figure was revealed last July at the Wonder Festival 2015 Summer. Now over a year later we have some details and a release date. The figure will come with a harp accessory which Sailor Mercury uses during her Mercury Aqua Rhapsody attack. It will be released in April 2017.
Since a standard Sailor Mercury S. H. Figuarts figure is already out the appeal of this figure seems a bit questionable. This line of figures is of a great quality and I’ve happily purchased most of them but I just can’t see myself double dipping and getting the “Super” variants of every character for another 4860 yen, about $47, a piece. Since a Sailor Moon Crystal Sailor Moon is coming in January it seems a bit much to buy three or more versions of each character. Will we be seeing Super Sailor Mars, Jupiter, Venus and the rest soon? I thought we would learn about them last summer but at this rate who knows what they’re doing.
It should be noted that this figure looks a bit different than the prototype we saw in July 2015 alongside the now released S. H. Figuarts Super Sailor Moon. This is normal as prototypes are always subject to change as release gets closer.
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This past weekend, on July 26th, the Super Sailor Mercury S. H. Figuarts figure was revealed at the Wonder Festival 2015 Summer in Chiba, Japan. This was also announced on the official Sailor Moon site. Super Sailor Mercury does not differ greatly from regular Sailor Mercury. The differences are the little semi transparent flaps on her shoulders, a heart shaped gem in the middle of her bow to replace the round one, a star on her choker, a larger bow on the back of her skirt and three ear rings per ear instead of one.
Previously Super Sailor Moon had been announced but this is the first of the other Sailor Guardians to be revealed in their powered up forms. One would expect that, following this figure’s release, the rest of the Sailor Guardians will also be released in Super forms. If the original release schedule is any indication we will next be getting Super Sailor Mars followed by Super Sailor Venus, then Super Sailor Jupiter. While it would certainly preferable to get more unique characters at this point instead of slightly different releases of existing characters, this certainly makes some sense from a business point of view. It’s a lot easier from a manufacturing and design aspect to make a new Super Sailor Guardian body mold and use mostly unchanged head and face molds from existing figures than to make entirely new figures that do not resemble any others.
There is currently no release date for Super Sailor Mercury though we can expect that this figure will be priced similarly to already released figures. You can buy some of these figures from Amazon using the links below.