Despite not even remotely being unpacked from the move I’ll be at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend!
Catch me at table B14 in the Artist Alley all weekend, or in my panel “How to Identify Bootlegs” Saturday at 5pm in room 101.
Otafest was this weekend. Russ and I only went for Saturday since we really didn’t plan on going at all. Last minute he decided he wanted autographs ^^0 This is my haul from the dealers. Unfortunately the three figurines are bootlegs, as are the small plastic Sailor Moon key chains. I didn’t know until I had bought them, drove home to Edmonton and looked them up on Myfigurinecollection.net.
Asuka and Rei were a total of $70
Shinku was $55
Mini Sailor Moon plush were $70
Key chains were $30 (Mercury and Mini Moon are missing from photo)
The Sailor Moon fan art was $20. There’s an Ariel poster in the bag as well that was also $20.
Does anyone know who the artist of the fanart is? I was at her table but never got her username on DA. Her art is amazing.
Overall Otafest was fun. We really only went to see Synaptic Chaos Theater. I highly suggest them. They’re fricken hilarious. If you use to see the 404’s and wondered what happened to the members SCT is the name of the new group they’ve formed.
Since those figurines are bootlegs I think I’ll make custom bases for them. Anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking about making a small cafe diorama for the Evangelion girls. Now I’m not so sure. I’m watching the series for the first time and I don’t think these outfits suit their personalities.
So I haven’t updated in ages (again), but I’ve added and edited plenty of things on the website. One day I should begin taking photos of my Disney stuff before I have waaay to much of it. Oh right, too late XD
With the Italian revival of Sailor Moon I’ve bought some items from a seller on Livejournal who has been kind enough to send them to people looking. What I’m really hoping for is to find some of these dolls at conventions. Probably not much of a chance of that though. Not with the shipping cost.
Anyways, here’s my haul from the last week.
This has been a lot of fun. Last Saturday was A Taste of Animethon. While there I picked up the Mokona plush ($15), and the key chain set ($20). Then on Monday (Valentines day!) I got the large Sailor Saturn kit in the mail. This is her fully painted, but I’ve yet to finish her base or glaive… so it’s a sneak peek for you. Picked her up from E2046.com for $35. Then I got the Venus pin, El key chain, Mercury and Venus plush plus 2 key chain plush (not pictured) for $25 including shipping from Fairyland on Ebay. They had a sale I caught the end of. The Small Saturn gashapon was bought from a user on deviantArt.com and I got her for a steal! She was only $25 (saying only for a figurine that size is painful lol). The manga was advertised as Sailor Moon #1, but it’s actually Sailor Moon S #1… and yes there is a difference for you non Moonies. Thankfully I didn’t have it and it was only $5, despite going on Ebay for $45 right now ❤ The Tangled folder in the back contains lithographs that you get from the Disney Store when you pre-order the DVD there. We also preordered the special edition doll.
I’m SO excited!!!
Along with all of this I have two Italian posters on the way and I’m waiting to be able to pay for a set of Italian dolls. Their international shipping is killing me. It costs more to ship than the actual dolls cost.
I’m going to end this with some updated collection photos for you 😉 Click for bigger shots.
So, not one of my best collection photos ever. I never used my normal pink blanket for the back drop since my photo area is MIA at the moment. Not really sure where or how I want to set up a new one.
In this photo you see a Rapunzel doll on the left. She’s fully posable, as are the Tiana and Mulan dolls beside her. They’re generally from the same line. Got them at the Disney Store for 2 for $25. I believe Rapunzel was $20 alone because she’s a new character. The larger Rapunzel doll is from their toddler line. Got her today for $40 at the Disney store. her expression BEGGED me to buy her. I’ve also got the Ariel version of thse dolls, but I found out today that her clothing is damaged. Her shoulder strap is missing it’s flowers. Oh well. I love her anyways. The Diana coin purse came from Warp 1 on Whyte Ave (Edmonton). Got her for $10. The Pikachu slippers are official. Got them from a vendor at the Pop Culture Fair today for $20. They’re SO comfy and warm <33333 . The Eternal Sailor moon plushie is the one I mentioned in my last post. I got her for $15 at Warp 1 the same time I got the coin purse. Below her are my Nightmare before Christmas and Tangled CDs which I got from HMV. Today at the Pop Culture Fair I also managed to pick up that Spiderman Loves Mary Jane book for $20, Aladdin and the King of Theives for $15, Power Puff Girls movie for $15, and Paprika for $10. Kirby’s Epic Yarn was purchased new at Walmart for $50, while Wave Race and the Metabots game were found at a flea market today for $25 for both of them.
NOT pictured are several CDs, Disney movies, a Jem and the Holograms bootleg shirt, and awesome things I probably can’t remember at the moment. Things will (hopefully) slow down now. Christmas is coming and I need to be able to afford it D= Today was SO expensive.
And for the record, most of this was purchased a while ago. Just never got pictures of it.
Updated the Custom by me page with my custom Sailor Chibi Moon figure finally.
Updated my Disney DVD List. Holey 80+ movies batman.
Added some scans to Sailor Moon Bottle Caps page and The Sailor Moon PC-Engine game page.
MIGHT ditch the image buttons. I’m not motivated enough to keep making them lol D=
I love my Fiancee. In fact, he’s probably the reason I’m collecting anime and Sailor Moon merchandise the way that I am right now. When we first met and began dating I was still a huge fan of Sailor Moon, but I wasn’t really into spending money on merchandise. Sure, a few key chains here and there at conventions, but NEVER shopping online and purposely searching for it the way I do now.
In the way of Sailor Moon merch. Otafest was a bust. We were expecting to meet up with a friend and buy his collection from him, but it turns out the rest of his collection was back in Edmonton… where the three of us are from anyways. So we’re going to meet up at some point and buy the stuff… if I can afford to even breath after the last 2 weeks.
Let me start this off by telling you that the lack of new updates hasn’t been because I’ve been busy or lazy. Oh no. You see, pre, during, and after Otafest both my fiancee and I were mildly sick with a small cold. He had it worse before, but was getting over it, I was fighting it off quite well with syrup and lots of meds. This didn’t work. Not only did I get REALLY sick when I got back to Edmonton after Otafest, but it turned into what the doctors called an Acute Sinus Infection. Trust me when I say acute is NOT the right word. My face swelled up, I was in so much pain that I began shaking violently. Finally the sinus infection seemed to go away, but the swelling in my face didn’t. A return to the doctors confirmed that it was Shingles.
AVOID SHINGLES. I’m telling you now. There is NOTHING that will take the pain away.
Anyways, here is my Otafest update as well as other events that have happened since.
Sailor Moon-wise, this was all I found. A single bootleg plushie ($20), which also happens to be the newest bootleg. I also got a Sailor Moon World poster ($3)(which is also probably a bootleg) and it’s absolutely beautiful.
Also pictured are 2 Shugo Chara art books (official?)($45 each), Red Shugo Chara Dumpty Key($10), various character Shugo Chara key chain($10), a Humpty Lock watch (front opens)($15), 2 fan buttons($3), Chobits 7 manga($8), entire first half of Magic Knight Rayearth manga($14). There is also a Rozen Maiden pencil board that isn’t pictured (actually it is, it’s just hiding in one of the art books *face palm*)
The Chobits art book isn’t new. I got it autographed by the Michelle Ruff, the english voice actress of Chii.
My fiancee also found Amu, Ran, Miki, and Suu plushies($25 each), as well as 2 Shugo Chara posters($3 each). We won xxholic season 1 autographed by a voice actor, as well as another anime by him that involves a frog lol. There’s also an official Otafest back pack autographed by the same voice actor. This is apparently all my fiancees though </3 No sharing lol. Of course, we also managed to pick up the entire Kare Kano manga series in the charity auction for $35. The autographed stuff in this paragraph was also for the charity auction.
This is some of the stuff I got from a friend of mine. We actually still aren’t done. I purchased a broach off of her as well, but both of us forgot about it when I went to pick up the stuff pictured above lol.
So 3 North American puzzles, and the Web of the Negaverse board game, which is also Canadian. This particular game tends to be rare, but sells for rather cheap. I owned it when Sailor Moon was still rather popular for my generation, but sold it in a garage sale. I got the games for $5 each, the game for $20, and the clock for either $5 or free? lol I’m not sure. I also got a LOAD of North American trading cards for $5.
Does anyone know if the clock is legit? I believe it may be bootleg, but the printing quality is pretty good. It appears to be yellowed, but the plastic cover over the puzzle actually has a yellow tint. I’m going to try and see if it needs cleaning or if it’s just yellow. It appeared to just be yellow though.
Some of the people at Anime-Alberta hosted a swap meet at the University of Alberta this past Saturday. It was rather… sad in terms of the turn out, but there were LOTS of vendors lol. Thank you to Blix @ Anime-Alberta who was amazing and brought lots of Sailor Moon things for me to drool over.
Pictured are the 5 house sets for each of the inner senshi (did they make them for the outers?). She was selling them for $20 for the entire set, but I thought all day that it was $20 each and that I couldn’t afford them. At the end of the day she gave me all 5 for $15 dollars!! That’s a total of $3 dollars each. YES I NEARLY PEED MY PANTS. I was SO happy and I can’t wait to assemble/set up everything so that I can photograph it. Most of the items are already taken apart and sticker’d, but it’ll still be fun.
I also got a Tuxedo Mask pencil board, Pluto key chain (official? $1), Prince Darien figurine ($1), Tuxedo Mask key chain (official? $1), Sailor Neptune pin ($1) and Tuxedo Mask pin ($1). She also sold me the Luna Pen for $3 and said she’ll send me a message if she finds the box! Then there’s also a card board Mercury card which she gave me for free, and 2 sticker sets that I paid $1 each for.
NOT pictured are 2 Card Captor Sakura official figurines that I got for $2 from another vendor.
And so it is once again proven that I can find Sailor Moon anywhere XD My poor, poor fiancee.