What's the Deal with Sailor Fantasy?

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MementoNepenthe

Aurorae Lunares
Mar 8, 2012
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Over on Twitter, Tuxedo Unmasked recently shared a picture of a Sailor Moon toy I don't recall ever having seen before: The Sailor Stars Mysterious Fantasy Palace. The toy itself isn't anything special, but that picture of Usagi dressed as a magician certainly is since it's not the usual commercial stock image Bandai would usually employ for a toy like this. Not only is she not wearing an outfit from the anime, she's holding a wand that never appears in the anime (or manga or musicals), too. A wand that appears in the "SAILORFANTASY" logo. A wand that was sold as a toy called the Magical Power Cane (マジカルパワーステッキ Majikarupawaasutekki, compare to ムーン・スティック Muun Suteikku) and that was also part of a jewelry box toy also sold under the SAILORFANTASY umbrella.

I find the "SAILORFANTASY" logo thing weird. Magician!Usagi is weird. That wand is weird. Like, was it possibly supposed to show up in the anime, only to end up scrapped? I'm so confused. Can someone shed some light on this?
 
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I'm going on a limb here.That it might just been some extra art in production.They decide to let the company use , or it was something random the company use for their products ?
 
May 18, 2016
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Over on Twitter, Tuxedo Unmasked recently shared a picture of a Sailor Moon toy I don't recall ever having seen before: The Sailor Stars Mysterious Fantasy Palace. The toy itself isn't anything special, but that picture of Usagi dressed as a magician certainly is since it's not the usual commercial stock image Bandai would usually employ for a toy like this. Not only is she not wearing an outfit from the anime, she's holding a wand that never appears in the anime (or manga or musicals), too. A wand that appears in the "SAILORFANTASY" logo. A wand that was sold as a toy called the Magical Power Cane (マジカルパワーステッキ Majikarupawaasutekki, compare to ムーン・スティック Muun Suteikku) and that was also part of a jewelry box toy also sold under the SAILORFANTASY umbrella.

I find the "SAILORFANTASY" logo thing weird. Magician!Usagi is weird. That wand is weird. Like, was it possibly supposed to show up in the anime, only to end up scrapped? I'm so confused. Can someone shed some light on this?
I actually saw this on a collection of Sailor Stars commercials several years ago, watch it about 3 minutes and 10 seconds in:

There was also a jewelry chest, so I'm guessing it was more just a piece of merchandise or something. Luna's reactions are both cute and hilarious to watch. :lol:
 

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Luna Crescens
Nov 16, 2016
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I'm pretty sure they just drew Usagi in a cute magician outfit for the toys. It kinda reminds me of CardCaptor Sakura in a sense.
I love how the animation for the Stars commercials looked better than the actual season :P
You gotta put your best foot forward for the advertising, after all. (Look up all the commercials on YouTube. Shinya Hasegawa, Mari Tominaga, Ikuko Itoh and several other "A team" animatiors worked on them.)