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1:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Figuarts Zero Sailor Mars goes up for pre-order

Figuarts Zero Sailor Mars is about ready to go up for pre-order in Japan, with reservations for the Tamashii Shop-exclusive figure starting at 4 p.m. Japan Standard Time (or about 13 hours from this post). Shipping out in Feb...

Brian Szabelski


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




3:00 PM on 08.08.2014

Bandai is releasing functional Sailor Moon transformation wands

By now, we’ve seen pretty much everything Bandai could make from Sailor Moon. So that’s why it’s been a long time since I’ve been excited about any new Sailor Moon releases. Well, now it’s retur...

Vanessa Cubillo



SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations - Sailor Moon photo
SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations - Sailor Moon
by Brian Szabelski

It wasn't too hard to spot the Sailor Moon merchandise in Bluefin/Tamashii Nations' booth this year, with plenty of folks gathered around the cases, snapping photos of the figures inside. All eight currently announced S.H. Figuarts Sailor Moon pieces were all there, including Sailors Uranus, Neptune and Saturn.

If you've been following Tomopop, none of the figures there will be new announcements to you, but it's still nice to see them in person. They look to be pretty standard fare for the S.H. Figuarts Sailor Moon line, so if you liked (or disliked) the other Senshi they've done, you'll probably feel the same about these three. And since Neptune and Uranus are Tamashii Web Shop exclusives in Japan, they are apparently going to cost more here as well at US$50 each.

Figuarts Zero Sailor Venus and Mercury were also at the booth, joined by Figuarts Zero Sailor Moon. Of the two, Mercury is probably going to be the one to get your attention with the effects parts/base she'll be coming with. Venus looks alright as well, though she doesn't have as lively of a feel as Mercury does. Some of you guys and gals weren't so hot on Figuarts Zero Sailor Moon for various sculpting reasons, but are Mercury and Venus something you're more excited about? 

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SDCC 2014: A first look at Tamashii Buddies photo
SDCC 2014: A first look at Tamashii Buddies
by Brian Szabelski

Bluefin and Tamashii Nations set aside a corner display at their booth to show off the new Tamashii Buddies line. It's a series of 3.5-inch trading figures, each coming with a unique backdrop and base to display them on, which are apparently also stackable so you can display them on top of each other on your shelving.

The figures themselves look to have the same quality as their bigger counterparts in the Figuarts Zero line, and so far both Dragonball/Dragonball Z and Sailor Moon have been announced. Sailor Moon was the only figure on display from her series, while Dragonball fans can look forward to the likes of Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, Trunks, Freeza, Broly, Cell, Super Saiyan Gohan and even Kid Goku from the original series. That last one is the one I know I want!

You'll have to wait until November for the Tamashii Buddies to become available in Japan, and presumably a little longer after that for a North American release.

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Anime Expo 2014: Banpresto photo
Anime Expo 2014: Banpresto
by Scarecroodle

Banpresto's booth featured an assortment of One Piece, Dragon Ball, and other anime figures, some of which were recent or upcoming with some older items as well (that cool-looking Shirahoshi, for instance, was released around last Summer).

I recognize a few items that I had hoped to pick up but couldn't find a place in my budget (or shelves) for them (and while I may not have picked up that Shirahoshi, or Megahouse's P.O.P. version, I at least bought the *other* Banpresto Shirahoshi). Highlights include a seated Number 18, a child Chichi on the Flying Nimbus, the chibi Sailor Moon figures, and, well, a ton of cool One Piece items.

Be sure to check out the gallery.

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9:30 AM on 07.03.2014

Get your preview of S.H. Figuarts Sailor Uranus and Neptune

Sailors Moon through Saturn have all either been released or announced, so the next logical step was for Neptune and Uranus to get their announcement. That news did come last month, with the two being released at the turn of ...

Andres Cerrato



Tomopop Review: Proplica Sailor Moon Moon Stick photo
Tomopop Review: Proplica Sailor Moon Moon Stick
by Andres Cerrato

You will do just about anything to feel like you're really there. Bandai has long made products to make you feel as if it were real to you and that's their goal with the new Proplica line. The first entry into the new series is Sailor Moon's Moon Stick, which if done correctly, should transform you into a magical girl. Unfortunately, that didn't work for me so I'll have to live with just lights and sounds. Maybe it'll work better for you.

Follow the jump for today's video review of the Proplica Sailor Moon Moon Stick!

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Upcoming Sailor Moon Ichiban Kuji are downright dreamy photo
Upcoming Sailor Moon Ichiban Kuji are downright dreamy
by Natalie Kipper

Japan-based Sailor Moon fans are in for a treat come November when the sailor-suited soldier of justice will be getting her own Ichiban Kuji series. And, oh my stars, those prizes sure are pretty. The "A prize," the Sailor Moon Dreamy figure with the titular magical girl resting on crescent moon amidst colorful, translucent stars, is sure to catch the eye of many a fan. Although, I know I wouldn't object to a cute bow tied Luna plush, either. Just saying.

Here's the full rundown of the available lottery prizes:

  • A prize: Sailor Moon Dreamy figure
  • B prize: bath towel
  • C prize: Luna plush
  • D prize: Crystal Star pouch
  • E prize: collection glass
  • F prize: reflection charm
  • G prize: hand towel
  • last ticket prize: transformation brooch pocket watch
  • double chance campaign: Sailor Moon Dreamy figure

Each play attempt costs ¥620. Good luck to all you Moonies out there!

[via Sailor Moon Collectibles]

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Tomopop Review: Bandai's Figuarts Zero Sailor Moon photo
Tomopop Review: Bandai's Figuarts Zero Sailor Moon
by Brian Szabelski

So far, Bandai's put the Sailor Moon license to good use on their S.H. Figuarts line, as they've been very busy churning out the entire cast (sans Tuxedo Mask ... really, guys, come on). However, it's been years since we've seen a new scaled Sailor Moon figure, which makes the release of Figuarts Zero Sailor Moon all the better

My past experiences with the Figuarts Zero line have been relatively positive, but does the first Sailor Senshi from Bandai hold up to those expectations? 

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11:30 PM on 06.11.2014

Everyone's favorite Sailor Scouts that aren't cousins get Figuarts

The announcement was inevitable, but nonetheless special. It was just last month that the duo was unveiled at the Tamashii Summer Collection, but at the dawn of the Tokyo Toy Show, the pair is shown in their full glory. The p...

Andres Cerrato

10:00 AM on 06.10.2014

Now you can even smell like Sailor Moon with Miracle Romance Eau de Toilette

Bandai’s Sailor Moon Miracle Romance makeup collection is still going. So far they’ve released shining powder, nail polish, eye liner, lipstick, and lip balm. Now, here we have a Miracle Romance eau de toilette. ...

Vanessa Cubillo



10:15 PM on 06.05.2014

Become an even stronger magical girl with PROPLICA Sailor Moon Rod

By now, you've already seen the trailer promoting the new Sailor Moon series. Bandai has done a good job of milking this by releasing their first of PROPLICA series, the Moon Stick. With the series launch ever closer, now it'...

Andres Cerrato