Pauline French – She/They
Expert in all things Moonie, Bootleg, and Thrifting
Art Portfolios and Shops
I am a nerdy Sailor-Moon-loving, bootleg-hating artist looking to share not only my collection but as much information as I have about Sailor Moon. I worked in manufacturing from 2006-2021, specifically in plastics for 7 of that from labourer to quality control, and even a bit of floor management. I prefer to use my knowledge for good and teach people how to identify bootlegs. As of September 2021, I am a freelance artist.
As an artist who loves exploring different mediums and combining them for each of my new projects, I love sharing my finished pieces and talking about how I made them. Combining different methods of art is absolutely something I love to push. Check out my WordPress Art Portfolio above.
I also love conventions and would love to host a panel at your event!
|Panels I Host||Professionally Nerdy Resume|
|Sailor Moon Fan Panel|
Discuss news, and theories, and debunk rumours.
How to Identify bootlegs
Learn the ins and outs of bootleg identification and stop getting ripped off.
How to Shop For Anime Merch!
Where to get the best prices, avoid bootlegs, and how shipping works!
How to Start Collecting
The basics of shopping, bootleg identification, displaying your collection and caring for it later.
|+2010 Created SailorMoonCollection.com|
+2012 Edmonton Sailor Moon Fans Began.
+2013 began hosting Sailor Moon panels.
+2015-2016 Hosted Edmonton, Alberta International Sailor Moon Day event
+2015-2020 Animethon Hall Policy Team.
+2018 Artist Alley Assistant.
+2019-Present Vendor Hall Coordinator.
|1. How long have you been collecting Sailor Moon items?||I’ve been a collector since 2006. Fan since 5 years old.|
|2. How many items are in your collection?||As of May 2022 – Approx. 2000 items.|
|3. Do you keep your items in the box or are you a ‘de-boxer’?||A mixture. I like seeing my items, but some items look good in the box.|
|4. How do you display your collection?||Currently on bookshelves.|
|5. What was the first piece that started the whole thing?||As a kid, it was the Cutie Moon Rod. My current collection started with the early 2000’s DVDs.|
|6. What is your favourite/most treasured/meaningful piece in your collection?||The 3′ tall Super Sailor Moon plush from Bandai. When I found her I was having a rough day and was therapy shopping at Value Village. Sailor Moon was just sitting there marked at $10 instead of the hundreds she goes for online. I immediately snatched her up, drove her home and fixed her up. She took a horrible day and made it 100% better.|
|7. What is your most desired collection piece that has yet to be acquired?||90’s Spiral Heart Rod.|
|8. What is your favourite category (dolls, cels, etc) for collecting from and why?||Figures and dolls. I love the detail, I love the ability to pose them. As a photographer and artist, they’re the most fun to work with.|
|9. Is there any item/character that you wish had been made into a toy?||More car merchandise! I’ve been making my own, but official would be much cooler.|
|10. Where do/did you find most of the items in/for your collection?||Most of my items come from local collectors, or shops in Japan directly.|
|11. What is the greatest length you have gone to for a particular item?||Travelling to other cities for events to find vintage items.|
|12. What is the most expensive item in your collection?||2 Sailor Moon production art books.|
|13. What was the best bargain you’ve ever managed to get?||The 3′ tall Bandai Sailor Moon for $10.|
|14. How do you feel about bootlegs?||I discourage bootlegs for the problems associated with them, and discourage them, but understand that for some collectors it is where they begin.|
|15. Do you have plans to sell your collection in the future?||When I die lol.|
|16. Do any of the items in your collection have a neat story behind them?||The best is probably my custom Cutie Moon Rod.|
|17. What do your friends/family think of your hobby?||My family sometimes doesn’t understand it, but they support me.|
|18. Do you collect anything else or just Sailor Moon-related items?||I collect Rapunzel and Ariel, as well as certain Disney Limited Edition dolls.|
|19. What do you think the lowest quality/least desired kind of Sailor moon item is?||The lowest quality is in some of the 90’s gashapon toys, but the least desired is probably the ADV purple box sets now that we have multiple DVD sets available.|
|20. Is there anything else you’d like to add?||I enjoy being friendly and helpful to the Sailor Moon community. I’ve built a lot of knowledge, and I want to share it.|