Bootleg By Definition

One of the most common questions I get in my “How to Spot Bootlegs” panel is “What is the difference between a ‘bootleg’ and ‘unlicensed’ merchandise?” The difference is massive, so I’m here to explain. Throughout my time as a collector, I’ve noticed that “bootleg” is often used as an umbrella term for merchandise thatContinue reading “Bootleg By Definition”

The Dua Lipa Video is Not Animated to Look Like Sailor Moon

There’s a new magical girl in town and for some reason everyone is talking about how cool it is that her new music video is animated to look like Sailor Moon. There’s just one problem. It’s not. It’s no secret that Dua Lipa is a bit of a nerd. In 2019 she released “Swan Song”Continue reading “The Dua Lipa Video is Not Animated to Look Like Sailor Moon”

Bootlegs When a Creator is Problematic

As a Sailor Moon blog/site I just want to clarify that Naoko Takeuchi has NOT been outed as a problematic creator. In fact, she’s quite private, and it’s rare that even fans see her in public. If she is, it would be difficult for us to know. This post was initially created as a FacebookContinue reading “Bootlegs When a Creator is Problematic”

Cutie Moon rod – Eye Catch Custom & Restoration

This eye catch inspired a great custom project, but in order to get to the end product we have to start WAAAAYYYY back at the start, with a damaged wand base that was donated by a friend. Hold on to your hats, friends. I’ve got a roller coaster for you. This wand was a TRIP.Continue reading “Cutie Moon rod – Eye Catch Custom & Restoration”

Etsy Shop – Art and Collectibles

Hey Moonies! I recently opened an Etsy Shop for selling both my own art and Sailor Moon collectibles. This is in ADDITION to my Redbubble and Spoonflower. I know. It might be a little much for now, but both places can offer items I won’t be able to carry due to cost and space atContinue reading “Etsy Shop – Art and Collectibles”

ROHTO Lycee Eye Drops

Release Date: 2020Manufacturer: ROHTOWebsite: ROHTO Lycee These ROHTO Lycee eye drops are formulated for fatigued, tired eyes and treat redness. As far as I can tell this particular design released in early 2020, but it’s not the first time ROHTO has collaborated with Sailor Moon. There are lots of unique bottle designs available. Unfortunately theyContinue reading “ROHTO Lycee Eye Drops”

How To: Remove Plastic Yellowing

The sad reality of collecting vintage toys is that even if you take the BEST care of them they can turn yellow. For some items it can be a chemical reaction in the plastic due to heat or simply age, for others it can be sun fading from being left outside or in a windowContinue reading “How To: Remove Plastic Yellowing”

Chibi Usa Isn’t In Love With Her Father

Over the years I’ve seen a lot of people hate on Chibi Usa for a lot of reasons. Most of them come down to her acting like a brat, or for one iconic scene that appears in every version of Sailor Moon where she appears. The Black Lady x Tuxedo Mask kiss is one ofContinue reading “Chibi Usa Isn’t In Love With Her Father”

Happy New Year!

As usual, better late than never! LOL I haven’t posted any articles because I’ve been busy with some personal projects, as well as the holidays. For Christmas I painted all of my gifts in water colour. In 2 weeks I painted 5 full paintings. It drained me for a while, but now that I’m upContinue reading “Happy New Year!”