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29Il y a 1 jourWanderingWastrelWanderingWastrel old coot
[rant mode=on]

The scale figures you referenced are the best Sailor Mars scales available. And they're likely to stay that way.

item #215164 does indeed seem mostly okay... until you place it next to the one from the same line for Sailor Mercury item #187918 and realize they used the same torso mold for both, resulting in extremely similar poses for them both (and giving Mercury a bit too much... talent*). It sticks out even more when placing them both in the group with the other three. But hey, Bandai saved some money.

This is why I claim that what is available now is the best there will ever be. Because it's Bandai. Sailor Moon has been around for 20+ years, and Bandai has done everything Sailor Moon related on the cheap. They view SM as a cash cow, to be milked and exploited with the minimal investment of funds, time, and energy. Cheap toys fit for 3 year olds are their idea of catering to the SM market, with the occasional semi-adult item like figures thrown out to keep the adult fans from burning down the Bandai buildings or something. (I will note that upon ultra-rare occasion a not-so-bad item does get created, like some dishware or something, but that's usually some other company doing something under license from Bandai. I like to think there's someone trapped in Bandai who manages to sneak something nice past the tyrannical overlords there, but they must tread lightly lest they be discovered and sent to the slave mines in Osaka.)

I mean, something as simple as releasing all nine senshi in one line of scale figures is far too benevolent an action to expect Bandai to do. The very line you reference, we only get the first five. Not the other four. No. We don't get them. Maybe in some other line with different sculpts, different scales, and utterly unsuitable for displaying together with the first five. Why? Because they hate us, that's why. SM fandom kept SM alive for decades, gives Bandai tons of money, and they hate us. Just the way it is.

In fact, the only other people to treat SM and its fans worse than Bandai does, is Toei Animation. I think some American did something terrible to someone at Toei long long ago, and in their terrible rage this person at Toei has made sure that no decent version of the Sailor Moon shows will ever be released in North America. (Sorry, Canada, another sad case of the U.S. dragging you down with us.) The original SM releases here were censored, subbed poorly, set the standard of horrible dubbing... yes, some of that was Viz's fault, but a lot was mandated by Toei. Then recently when Toei rereleased the original SM on BluRay in Japan, the 'masters' they gave to Viz for North America were, shall we say, less than ideal and not what was released in Japan. (They gave good masters to other parts of the world, but not North America.)

And as for the latest Crystal version, let us not speak of it. Ever. (pardon me whilst I retch)

But that's just the way it goes for Sailor Moon. The companies controlling it just don't give a damn about quality. You get used to it after the first few decades. (okay, so no, no you don't get used to it, you turn into bitter old fogeys who rant on message boards in futile anger at what could have been)

[rant mode=off is what I would say if my rant mode ever really went off, but it doesn't so I shouldn't so I won't]


* that's a very old joke reference related to the original North American dub of Sailor Moon; if you don't get it google "talent Sailor Jupiter" and then you'll know and wish you hadn't wasted your time
28Il y a 1 jourJenseitsJenseits
Sweet cast-off Mozzarella Stick figure
23Il y a 15 heureskanzenmuketsukanzenmuketsu
It appeared your package had boarded United by mistake.
18Il y a 1 jourHongZhiZhuHongZhiZhu
Jenseits (Il y a 1 jour) #20209768Sweet cast-off Mozzarella Stick figure

Shhh~ If others notice I'll be forced to change the rating to NSFW due to lewd mozzarella content. ;)
17Il y a 12 heureshatsuneniku99hatsuneniku99
IM WET
12Il y a 6 heurespylxipylxi
I think good smile has overpriced this two set way too much. This should be the price for the two
12Il y a 1 jourSekhmetSekhmet Killing Stalking
My precious son Nines!!!! I'm so happy, I never thought he'd get a figure. This is amazing. Bless. Little scared at how he will turn out though. I mean, those recent FF figures from Square were yikes and my oh my I can only imagine the price. Why can't Flare make the rest of this line instead.....they'd be expensive but actually worth the price. We will see.
10Il y a 1 jourMasterSoraMasterSora
Please don't screw this one up, Square :C
9Il y a 10 heuresAoi-sanAoi-san
This figure could have been very beautiful if they went for his pink skating outfit...It surprises me that they really go for the opening version which is just completely black. You could have taken muuuuuuch more potential out of this figure. Also the hair paintjob doesn't look that good...I will not judge about this figure, but still I can even say now that Megahouse didnt go for 100 percent and instead made him quite an ordinary scale which is a huge waste cause yuri on ice has such a big fanbase...I hope that Alter is gonna make some yuri on ice figures since I do not have much hope for toysworks (after their poor quality free line) and kotobukiya (not bad but not wow)...Well I am especially interested in how they did his face and wait until I can say more.
8Il y a 1 jourSeikiSeiki
Dialga (Il y a 1 jour) #20225127I'm still holding out for a re-release of all the Death Note Nendoroids ;u;

At this point, I'd honestly rather 2.0 versions. I would love a Misa, but yeesh....
7Il y a 9 heures (Il y a 9 heures)DemitriaDemitria
Don't trust postepay... If by any chance something goes wrong, you won't see your money ever again. Postepay is not like paypal at all. Even here normally people stay away from that payment method, mostly because scammers use it. Now, I'm not saying this person is a scammer, but the fact he wants to use ONLY that method is kinda fishy...
Also, as far as I know, you can actually send money from paypal to postepay.

EDIT: ALSO I think he can create a paypal account and link the postepay card or poste account.
7Il y a 12 heures (Il y a 12 heures)ellezardellezard
Umm. Okay. It's just a little snippet. No need to be worried. Don't need to think about how Megahouse has had an increasing tendency to have nice sculpts with crap paint jobs. Nope, don't need to think about that. Not at all.

It in the mean time allow me to quietly panic off to the side...
7Il y a 13 heuresAnimeGurumaAnimeGuruma
yolsync (Il y a 13 heures) #20266384We have a preview painted: [ext link ]Oh nooo I'm not liking it so far with the big hand, clumpy-looking hair, and cheap glossy look for the shirt.
Will reserve judgments until we get full pics though.
7Il y a 1 jourbellechanbellechan
Square never does a good job with hair. T~T
Hope another miracle happens and Flare make them too.
7Il y a 1 jourVeroxionVeroxion
Sebastian item #5599 and Ciel item #7993 both need a re-release. I'd prefer an updated version with a few more accessories and new bases too since I'm greedy. Honestly surprised it hasn't happened yet, since the series has gotten two sequels and an OVA.

I was also expecting the Shingeki no Kyojin Nendoroid's to re-release now that the second season has begun airing... they aren't too pricey, but it would still be nice. :P

item #136458 Sakura needs a re-release. :( She's getting more and more expensive in the aftermarket now.
6Il y a 10 heuresNagsuraNagsura
Gil's truly a prime example of what never giving up means.
6Il y a 19 heuresAoi-sanAoi-san
MiyabiRei (Il y a 14 jours) #19685067is anyone else over the yoi hype lol

How could the hype of this master piece ever be over?! <3 <3 Absolutely beautiful show and one of my favs <3
6Il y a 1 jour (Il y a 1 jour)riringoriringo
WanderingWastrel (Il y a 1 jour) #20219441View spoilerHide spoiler[rant mode=on]
The scale figures you referenced are the best Sailor Mars scales available. And they're likely to stay that way.
item #215164 does indeed seem mostly okay... until you place it next to the one from the same line for Sailor Mercury item #187918 and realize they used the same torso mold for both, resulting in extremely similar poses for them both (and giving Mercury a bit too much... talent*). It sticks out even more when placing them both in the group with the other three. But hey, Bandai saved some money.
This is why I claim that what is available now is the best there will ever be. Because it's Bandai. Sailor Moon has been around for 20+ years, and Bandai has done everything Sailor Moon related on the cheap. They view SM as a cash cow, to be milked and exploited with the minimal investment of funds, time, and energy. Cheap toys fit for 3 year olds are their idea of catering to the SM market, with the occasional semi-adult item like figures thrown out to keep the adult fans from burning down the Bandai buildings or something. (I will note that upon ultra-rare occasion a not-so-bad item does get created, like some dishware or something, but that's usually some other company doing something under license from Bandai. I like to think there's someone trapped in Bandai who manages to sneak something nice past the tyrannical overlords there, but they must tread lightly lest they be discovered and sent to the slave mines in Osaka.)
I mean, something as simple as releasing all nine senshi in one line of scale figures is far too benevolent an action to expect Bandai to do. The very line you reference, we only get the first five. Not the other four. No. We don't get them. Maybe in some other line with different sculpts, different scales, and utterly unsuitable for displaying together with the first five. Why? Because they hate us, that's why. SM fandom kept SM alive for decades, gives Bandai tons of money, and they hate us. Just the way it is.
In fact, the only other people to treat SM and its fans worse than Bandai does, is Toei Animation. I think some American did something terrible to someone at Toei long long ago, and in their terrible rage this person at Toei has made sure that no decent version of the Sailor Moon shows will ever be released in North America. (Sorry, Canada, another sad case of the U.S. dragging you down with us.) The original SM releases here were censored, subbed poorly, set the standard of horrible dubbing... yes, some of that was Viz's fault, but a lot was mandated by Toei. Then recently when Toei rereleased the original SM on BluRay in Japan, the 'masters' they gave to Viz for North America were, shall we say, less than ideal and not what was released in Japan. (They gave good masters to other parts of the world, but not North America.)
And as for the latest Crystal version, let us not speak of it. Ever. (pardon me whilst I retch)
But that's just the way it goes for Sailor Moon. The companies controlling it just don't give a damn about quality. You get used to it after the first few decades. (okay, so no, no you don't get used to it, you turn into bitter old fogeys who rant on message boards in futile anger at what could have been)
[rant mode=off is what I would say if my rant mode ever really went off, but it doesn't so I shouldn't so I won't]
* that's a very old joke reference related to the original North American dub of Sailor Moon; if you don't get it google "talent Sailor Jupiter" and then you'll know and wish you hadn't wasted your time

This is spot on, and I share your rage/indignation/etc. This is why I will probably never buy a Sailor Moon figure. Bandai treats the franchise and its fans with no respect whatsoever, and I'm not going to PAY for them to basically spit in my face. SM (and its fans) deserve so much better, but Bandai can't even treat them as more than just an ATM. They can take their lazy exploitation and fuck the right off.
6Il y a 1 jourMasterSoraMasterSora
I really hope people aren't gonna pay $300+ for ONLY this small figure when the Flare one is on the way.

At least sell the the whole collector's edition smh

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