Sunday, 30 October 2016

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon!

The title says it all. 

That's right, Sailor Moon & The Sailor Guardians is what we're unboxing this week! Before we start unboxing the Funko Pop!s, let's have a brief introduction on Sailor Moon & The Sailor Guardians.

Sailor Moon was originally a Japanese manga series & was later adapted to an anime series that was first aired on television in 1992. Some time later, there are different series of Sailor Moon which includes Sailor Moon R, Sailor Moon S, Sailor Moon Super S, Sailor Moon Sailor Stars & the newest of all would be Sailor Moon Crystal which is a reboot.

The original series in 1992 follows the adventure of Usagi Tsukino also known as Sailor Moon where she fights against villains from the Dark Kingdom that was led by Queen Beryl. During her adventure, Sailor Moon was joined by 4 other girls who was called The Sailor Guardians. 

The first of the four was the brain of the group & it's none other than Ami Mizuno who is also Sailor Mercury. Next up, she met Rei Hino who is the most practical and disciplined soldier. The third soldier Usagi met was the tomboyish but romantic Makoto Kino also known as Sailor Jupiter & lastly Minako Aino code name Sailor Venus (initially known as Sailor V) who possesses powers associated with love and beauty. Sailor Moon & The Sailor Guardians are often supported by the mysterious Tuxedo Mask where his alter ego is Mamoru Chiba (who will eventually become Usagi's romantic interest). 

Earlier this year during the New York Toy Fair 2016, Funko displayed sneak peaks of Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus & Tuxedo Mask at their booth. Around July this year, the Sailor Moon Funko Pop!s vinyl figures was released under the Pop! Animation category. There are a total of seven figures including one pop! under the Hot Topic exclusive. 

The 7 pop!s with it's number are:

  • Sailor Moon & Luna (89)
  • Sailor Moon with Moon Stick & Luna - Hot Topic (90)
  • Sailor Mercury (91)
  • Sailor Mars (92)
  • Sailor Jupiter (93)
  • Sailor Venus & Artemis (94)
  • Tuxedo Mask (95)
Let's proceed with the pop!s that we have unboxed where we have all of the vinyl figures from the Sailor Moon series apart from number 90 which is under the Hot Topic exclusive & that is Sailor Moon with Moon Stick & Luna.

"For Love and Justice, the pretty sailor suited soldier Sailor Moon!
In the name of the moon, I will punish you!"

Starting off at number 89, we have Sailor Moon (a.k.a Neo-Queen Serenity) and Luna. You might think that Sailor Moon might not be stable once she's out of the box but because of her long hair, she technically has "four legs". Her pigtails are supporting her so she's the most stable Pop! out of the Sailor Moon lineup. Accompanying Sailor Moon, is her black cat with a crescent on her forehead, Luna. Sailor Moon is decked out with her red, white, and blue sailor uniform together with her red boots and her signature hand pose. Even though Sailor Moon is able to stand by herself, there is a clear stand for the Sailor Moon Pop in the box.

A closer look at Luna
Next up at number 91, we have Sailor Mercury who is decked out with her usual blue and white uniform and blue boots and her matching blue hair. Unlike Sailor Moon with her hand pose, Sailor Mercury is shown in the midst of using her special power which has a bubble of some sort. Like Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury comes with a clear stand in her box. As you can see below, Sailor Mercury is unable to stand by herself so she needs the clear stand if you'd like to display her out of her box.

"Protected by Mercury, the planet of water, Guardian of Wisdom, Sailor Mercury!
Douse yourself in water, and repent!"
At number 92, we have Sailor Mars who is in her red & white, paired with her purple bow and red heels. Sailor Mars is shown placing her hands together before she uses her special power. Sailor Mars is also able to stand by herself without the assistance of the clear stand and yes, a clear stand also comes together with her in the box.

"Protected by Mars, the planet of fire, Guardian of War, Sailor Mars!
In the name of Mars, I'll chastise you!" 
Up next at number 93, we have Sailor Jupiter in her fighting pose and decked out with her green & white uniform paired with a light pink bow and green boots. Sailor Jupiter is also unable to stand by herself and requires the clear stand if you'd like to display her out of her box.

"Protected by Jupiter, the planet of thunder, Guardian of Protection, Sailor Jupiter!
I'll make you feel so much regret, it'll leave you numb!"
Up next at number 94, we have Sailor Venus (formerly known as Sailor V) and Artemis. Sailor Venus is decked out with her orange and white uniform, paired with a blue bow and orange heels. Like Luna, Artemis also has a crescent on his forehead. Sailor Venus is also unable to stand without the assistance of the clear stand. Even though at least 3 of the Sailor Guardians are unable to stand without the assistance, the clear stand comes in all the boxes of the Sailor Moon lineup.

"Protected by Venus, the planet of beauty, Guardian of Love, Sailor Venus!
Allow me to punish you with the power of love!"
A closer look at Artemis
Finally, we have Tuxedo Mask (a.k.a King Endymion) at number 95. He is decked out in his signature tuxedo, paired with a red cape and top hat. Not forgetting his mask and rose that he will always have with him. As mentioned above, the clear stand is also included in Tuxedo Mask's box but he is able to stand by himself. You might think that his top hat might be heavy and it'll throw off his balance but this Pop is really stable.

Now, for our favourites!

Mark's favourite
Dinesha's favourite
That's all we have for you this week :)

To conclude Unboxing Sunday, Sailor Moon series from Funko Pop! Animation that we have reviewed are available at The Loot Chest for purchase. The price of each Pop!s goes at RM61.10 each & if you purchase 2 or more pop!s, it will be RM58.05 each.

If you are interested in these Pop!s, you can get it at:

The Loot Chest Sdn Bhd

Da Men 04-23
No 1 Persiaran Kewajipan USJ 1
47600 Subang Jaya

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Thank you for reading this week's Unboxing Sunday & do continue to support

Till next Sunday!!!
~Dinesha & Mark~

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