S. H. Figuarts Sailor Moon Figure Review Resale Edition

S. H. Figuarts Sailor Moon Figure Review Resale Edition


Hi everyone! Welcome back to Collectibles Euphoria and this video review will be about a classic Japanese anime figure review of Sailor Moon by Bandai Tamashii Nations. This anime is an old school favorite by yours truly, and I would like to share my overview of this 20th anniversary figure from S. H. Figuarts. Stay tuned! As for packaging, the box itself is colorful and eye catching. You can see the image of Sailor moon on
the left side of the box, her name written vertically on the right and the 20th anniversary image of Sailor Moon on the lower left hand side. Now this is an
important part that you have to take note of to ensure your figure is not a bootleg. The box should have a small sticker that states Toei animation certificate of license
grant which is found on the bottom of the box and logos of Tamashii Nations and Bandai on the bottom right side. If
the box look like this with all the missing sticker and logos then you definitely purchased a bootleg. So be vigilant about non-authentic Sailor Moon figures, you can tell it apart since the bootleg comes in a low quality box and their color is dull pale, not sharp and vivid like the original. Now let’s continue with the box
description: On the top and each sides of the box, you will see
different poses of Sailor Moon and on the back, you will see different Sailor Moon images and poses with all Japanese letterings
in it. The figure is Japan import so all information are written in Japanese. On the very bottom the box, you will see warning information. It comes with a figure’s instruction all written in Japanese which is not really a problem because the figure is pretty much self-explanatory. However, if you want to take the time to
understand the instructions, it just pretty much wanted to let you
know how many interchangeable hands you’ll be getting and what they look like, how to attach and remove the faces and
how to assemble the stand carefully without breaking it. The Sailor Moon figure is overall very nice with the entire paint job spot on. She
is true to the original character design. They got every little last details of Sailor Moon’s character design down to a T. Even her accessories
are very detailed and are nicely painted. It is truly astounding on how they fit so much small details on a fairly small figure. Her blonde hair is
translucent at the tips of her bangs and the tips of her pigtails which add a nice touch to the figure. It could have been better
though, if they had added some sort of shading on her hair to give it a nice effect. She stands at five and a half inches tall which
is smaller than most SH Figuarts which are usually six
inches. The most likely explanation for it is
the fact that Sailor Moon is a teenage girl and she is in scale with the rest of the Sailor Soldiers that is why she appears to be smaller. The body sculpt and clothing were also captured perfectly
including the sailor uniform she is wearing her moon choker gloves and booths. The skirt is soft and is made of thin plastic which I really like because it improves her flexibility on her hip
joint making her more versatile. She is very visually appealing and I really appreciate all the effort
made to ensure all the small details of her physical appearance and personality captured perfectly. The entire outfit including the boots has pearlescent finish on it which helps
highlight uniform’s best features. Now for her
accessories, Sailor Moon comes with interchangeable
hands and faces. This figure is the resale addition
so it doesn’t come with the two bonus faces: the crying and the winking faces so to keep that in mind if you’re planning on buying the resale edition. It still has the handy plastic packaging though for safely storing the other faces. It has a standard
release shouting face, a serious face and battle-ready face without her tiara and a default happy face. Changing the face on the figure is easy. You just had to pull off the bangs first then afterwards, pull the face forward without applying excessive force since she is small and fragile. It has 3 pegs on the back and all you need to do is align it to her face and pop on a new one. She comes with 10 interchangeable hands in total including the hand with her tiara for recreating the moon tiara action. The other hands includes a pair of straight open hands, a pair of closed fist hands, semi-closed hands with an extended finger, one piece of hand reproducing the iconic Sailor Moon pose, one closed fist for holding the moon stick, a hand with three fingers extended and one hand with the thumb and forefinger extended. The hands are easy to interchange and they stay on securely. She also comes with two variants of the Moon stick, the standard version and one with the silver
crystal attached. She also comes with her trustworthy
cat friend, Luna. Luna has two points of articulations located on her tail, can rotate at 360 degrees. Articulation wise, Sailor Moon figure can
pull off some very dynamic poses including all her famous poses as seen in the anime. She has a wide range of movement which
includes the ability to bend and extend her neck, tilt side to side and rotate at 360 degrees. She also has a ball joint articulation on her pigtail that allows you to move her hair up and down. Her shoulder can rotate 360 degrees but can only raise her arms sideways about shoulder level due
to her sailor collar hindering the movement. She can bend and extend her elbow and wrist. She also has a wrist swivel. She has some ab crunch on her torso and a little bit tilting
side to side on her trunk. She can do the splits, hips forward and backwards. She can bend and extend her knee She can move her feet up and down, tilt side to side and can rotate at 360-degrees. Overall, she has great articulation all around. Sailor Moon comes with a customized stand which is a clear heart shaped base with her name printed in pink with a floral pattern and with
a crescent moon symbol on the base. Her name and symbols though, are printed on the stand upside down. The stand pole is very flexible and can also be
adjusted to your liking to help achieve her iconic poses. At the very end, it has a clamp that you can place on her waist to make her stand. The stand however, is very flimsy and is also very fragile so better
handle it with care. The figure is simply art at its finest and is a well
worthy purchase for action figure collectors especially
avid fans of Sailor Moon. She is anime accurate and comes with
tons of accessories most likely being this is her 20th anniversary. She is visually stunning with all her
facial expressions captured perfectly and she is very
versatile. If you are in doubt which figure to purchase, the first edition version or the resale
version, I highly suggest you get the first edition version if money is not an issue since she can no
longer be purchased at retail. The first release comes with the bonus crying face and a winking face but if it doesn’t
bother you not having the two bonus faces then might as well get the resale edition which is still available for purchase at
retail. This figure is a must have for all Sailor Moon fans and action figure collectors in general. If you are interested to see all others
Sailor Senshi figures from S. H. Figuarts, I will continue to review this entire line so you better keep an eye on my next video reviews. Have a great day! Bye!

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