2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Sailor Moon anime, and with the anniversary of a big franchise like this, there’s going to be a lot of merchandise. The latest is the “Sailor Moon Eternal Premium Frame Stamp Set,” which comes in two versions.
In the first version, you get Sailor Moon-themed postcards, stamps, folders and a collector’s box. This costs 6,300 yen (which is about $47.32).
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With the second set, you get the same postcards, stamps, folders and collector’s box . . . and one of only 60 hand-made glass pens.
The glass pens are inspired by the Crisis Moon Compact in the Sailor Moon Eternal movies. The length of the pen is adorned with a pink ribbon, and the nib has a moon opal.
If you want to get this special set, it costs 60,500 yen (which is about $454.40). And while that price jumps up considerably for the set with the pen, it’s still cheaper than the more-than $13,000 they’re asking for this pair of Sailor Moon studded boots.
The basic set is available for pre-order, and the set with the fancy pen will become available for pre-order on August 10. But because more than 60 people are going to want that one-of-a-kind pen, they’re implementing a raffle. So whoever wins the raffle has the ability to get the set with the pen.
Kodansha publishes the Sailor Moon manga in English, and gave this description of the first volume:
“Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil!”
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