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Sailor Moon Crystal Space Sword Antique Style Letter OpenerSailor Moon Crystal Space Sword Antique Style Letter OpenerReview

EmilliaEmillia3 года назад
Edit: Thanks to a commentor here, my confusion about the accessories has been entirely cleared up!

This is a bit of a review, but also a bit of an information/question post, for reasons that will become clear as we go along.

I ordered the Sailor Moon Crystal Sailor Uranus Space Sword Antique Style Letter Opener direct from Premium Bandai via a proxy service. It was only released in Japan around the end of January, and I just got mine in the mail yesterday. Since I had to sign for it and rush off to work, I didn't get the chance to have a proper look at it until last night and this morning.

The Outer Senshi and especially Uranus and Neptune / Haruka and Michiru are my all time favourite Sailor Moon characters, and they don't get as much merchandise as Sailor Moon herself and the Inner Senshi, so I was very excited for the release of this item. It's something unique and different, and not something that's just an Outer Senshi version of a piece of merchandise that has already been released for the Inner Senshi.

The box for the letter opener is lovely. It's a deep blue colour with golden printing that suits Sailor Uranus perfectly. The box itself is made of sturdy reinforced cardboard, sort of like you'd get with a gift box.

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Once the box is out of the plastic, we can see that the Toei sticker and product information is actually not attached in any way - it's on a separate sheet of paper.

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Here is the sword snug in the lining in its box

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And another pic out of the box.

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I really like this item, but now we get into the problem. The Space Sword Letter Opener was supposed to come with several accessories, which it seems Bandai has decided not to include after all. According to the product information page, which can be seen here p-bandai.jp/ite..., the Letter Opener was supposed to come with 5 decorative envelopes with artwork of Uranus and Neptune, as well as a white cloth storage bag. But I didn't receive those items at all. And I checked with another collector here on MFC who has also just gotten their Letter Opener, and they didn't get any of the accessories either. I've also checked Yahoo Auctions and found a seller who is selling the Letter Opener new, also just by itself, no accessories.

I have emailed my proxy to see if they can give me any further information, but if Bandai has simply not included everything they said they were going to include with this item, that is quite disappointing. As it's still only newly released in Japan, I don't think many Western collectors have gotten their hands on this yet, but I think there will be more and more upset and confused buyers as we go along. Especially as some of the Western anime stores that have this up for pre-order are charging pretty steep prices.

So, anyone else who has pre-ordered and/or received this item, I'd be very interested to hear from you. Did you get any accessories? Has anyone like your proxy etc. mentioned anything from Bandai saying that they scrapped the planned accessories? Any reasons as to why, if so?

Edit: As I've since discovered thanks to a very sensible comment from someone here, the accessories are located underneath the lining of the box. Here they are! I'm really glad they were included after all. Hopefully if anyone else is as confused as I was, this will post will help.

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So Bandai has not done anything heinous as I feared (not this time anyway), and the envelopes and the cloth bag are indeed very pretty. The envelopes are quite mini-sized to enable them to fit in the box. Incidentally, the bag is only big enough to store the knife in if the knife is loose, I guess so that someone could theoretically have the knife out for general use but still have a way to keep it protected.

Overall, I think this is a really nice item, and I'm glad I purchased it. With all its advertised accessories, lol.
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Maakie3 года назад#18149514Very interesting item to see a review from. Thanks for sharing! :D

Thank you! Despite the price tag, I'm really glad I ordered this - it's just such a nice decorative item. And the box is beautiful too.
3 года назад
Very interesting item to see a review from. Thanks for sharing! :D
3 года назад
Skaye3 года назад#18107032That's a really beautiful letter opener, and I'm glad the accessories were in the box! The illustration of Neptune and Uranus is nice :)

Thank you for reading! It's really pretty. Makes me wish I had a fancy home office where I could put it on display.
3 года назад
That's a really beautiful letter opener, and I'm glad the accessories were in the box! The illustration of Neptune and Uranus is nice :)
3 года назад
Dribz3 года назад#18101154This looks really nice. Is there an entry in the MFC database for it? I can't seem to find one.

ITEM #488360
3 года назад
This looks really nice. Is there an entry in the MFC database for it? I can't seem to find one.
3 года назад
feuilgarde3 года назад#18091885omg haha I am so amused at the hidden goodies...! (I wouldn't have thought to check either.) Sneaky.
I saw this item in promo pictures when it was first revealed and it's stunning - such a neat concept too! I would have liked to have it very much, but $$$. T_T Thank you for all the pictures!! <3


It was kinda expensive, but I wanted to get it since it's a really nice Outer Senshi item, and I must have all the Outer Senshi merch!
3 года назад
omg haha I am so amused at the hidden goodies...! (I wouldn't have thought to check either.) Sneaky.

I saw this item in promo pictures when it was first revealed and it's stunning - such a neat concept too! I would have liked to have it very much, but $$$. T_T Thank you for all the pictures!! <3
3 года назад
angelbott3 года назад#18088992Oh..I can't imagine for shipping cost. ._.; orz Yeah. TwT *sobs*
Bandai is so evil and sadistic.. Seriously? Ouch.
maybe I will see it. c:
Okay. c: you're welcome! c:


It's not terribly heavy. I had it sent to me in a box with another light item and some doujinshi, and the whole package was about 1.3 kilos. And the letter opener box is only about 21 cm long. On its own it would definitely be able to be sent via SAL or Air Mail.
3 года назад
Emillia3 года назад#18088907The letter opener is die-cast metal, so it is quite heavy. It's very well crafted too, all the detailing is really nice. I know!! Everything Sailor Moon costs way too much, and much of it gets 'rare' and becomes even more expensive way too quickly. I've only just managed to get Twinkle Dolly sets 1 & 2 and had a really hard time finding them for reasonable prices even though they're tiny key chains.
Hope you can find this for a good price eventually if you want it!
I did post some photos on my facebook as well ... which admittedly is tiny, but I could perhaps ask a few other collectors with more followers to mention it too, just in case. Thanks for commenting!

Oh..I can't imagine for shipping cost. ._.; orz Yeah. TwT *sobs*
Bandai is so evil and sadistic.. Seriously? Ouch.
maybe I will see it. c:

Okay. c: you're welcome! c:
3 года назад
Pre-owned figures in top quality and good value

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