Whether you associate it with feminism and Girl Power or you see it as a super fun, groundbreaking entry in the magical girls’ genre, there is no doubt that Sailor Moon, with the sales over 35 million copies worldwide and numerous anime and movie adaptations, is a global phenomenon. With the newest anime series currently airing, there is no better time to go back in time and look for the best figures that the series produced. To properly celebrate the cherished history of Sailor Moon, we are doing a two-part special, where we’ll look at the best figures, both old and new. This week we are going to present the best of the newer figures before we dive into some vintage gold!
Our list this week opens with a figure of Sailor Mercury. This figure of Sailor Mercury comes from Bandai and it was released in October 2014.The fluid figure of the Sailor Mercury was originally a Tamashii Web Store exclusive. This pre-painted Ami Mizuno figure is made from the mix of ABS and PVC. The figure is 19 cm (7.41 inches) tall. This size allowed the sculptors to show some fine details on this figure. The figure elegantly shows of characters aquatic abilities with energetic and dynamic water effects that rise around the figure. This figure from the Figuarts Zero line can cost you up to 17,220 yen (around 161 US dollars).
We are continuing our list with a figure of Minako Aino. This figure of Sailor Venus comes as a part of Megahouse’s World Uniform Operations line. MegaHouse released this lovely figure in January 2016. The interesting thing is that the last name of this valiant guardian begins with the character for “love” which is connected with the planet Venus which in Roman mythology represented the goddess of love, while her name has the characters for the words “beautiful” and “child”. Her name is even a homonym of the phrase “Beautiful Child of Love” in Japanese. This character is one of the most popular Sailor Moon characters so it is no surprise that MegaHouse included this 16 cm (6.24 inches) tall figure into their Sailor Moon line. This Minako Aino figure is made from ABS and PVC. The sculptor of this cute figure is Fumiyoshi Tokunaga, while the coloring was done by Nana Moriyama from Revolve. This figure can be yours for only 25,990 yen (around 240 US dollars).
This next Sailor Moon figure also comes from Bandai. We again have a figure of the Sailor Venus but this time we have a figure from Bandai’s Figuarts Zero line. The prototype for this figure first appeared at Wonder Festival 2014 and the figure was officially released in October 2014. This Tamashii web store exclusive is 19 cm (7.41 inches) tall. To bring this figure to life, the sculptors used both ABS and PVC. The figure is bright and enthusiastic which perfectly reflects Sailor Venus’ cheery personality. Also for added effect, the painting was done with pearlescent paint. She is sculpted mid-motion while performing her special move “Venus Love Chain”. You can make this powerful figure a part of your collection for only about 33,150 yen (around 301 US dollars).
The next figure on our list is the figure of Mamoru Chiba also known as Tuxedo Mask. This highly popular character gets a Pullip Doll Taeyang treatment. This may look like a regular Pullip doll but it is actually a Taeyang doll, a male equivalent of the Pullip doll, which are, if you don’t know, high quality collectible dolls with slightly disproportionate heads. The doll was released in March 2015. Like all Pullip dolls, it has a jointed body with 1/6 scale. The doll is made using ABS, HIPS, POM, TPR, and cotton among other materials. If you fancy this figure be sure to make a lot of room on your shelf for it because it is an astounding 31 cm (approx. 12.20 inches) tall. This Tuxedo Mask doll possesses short black hair and blue eyes. It also comes with a top hat, mask, cape, tuxedo, profile card, and a stand. The doll can open and close its eyes and it is also highly poseable. Own this one of a kind figure for only about 62,050 yen (around 580 US dollars).
We finally come to our last figure. The top spot on the list belongs to the main character of the Sailor Moon Usagi Tsukino. Like Tuxedo Mask before her, she is part of the premium Pullip dolls Sailor Moon line. The figure of the only heroine which shows in every act of the manga was released in July 2014. Sailor Moon is 31 cm (approx. 12.20 inches) tall. The figure is made using numerous materials like ABS, HIPS, POM, TPR, while cotton is used for her real fabric clothing. With this doll you will also get a hair accessory, tiara, moon stick, and a stand. Make this amazing doll a part of your Sailor Moon collection for only about 62,050 yen (around 580 US dollars).
There you go Sailor Moon fans, five figures to keep you on the edge of your seat till next week, where we show you the best vintage Sailor Moon figures!