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 Post subject: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:42 am 
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We've noted for a while that all of the 25th anniversary merchandise only goes through SuperS, and there's nothing representing Stars. Why do you think that is?
I see the only thing that has been hinted at is some Stars items being used as part of the newer "wands and lockets" motif on some stationary items.
I started getting really curious when, in the new Proplica survey, they include everything up until Stars, but nothing from Stars as an option. (The really weird part is they show Stars items in the graphic leading to the survey link on the main site.)
Why do you think there is such an aversion to the final season? I know a lot of people might point fingers at Naoko Takeuchi, but can you think of any other reasons?


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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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Just give it some time. If they're still releasing stuff from the first season, chances are they aren't done with releasing stuff from the other seasons as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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Last I checked they're doing a lot of S stuff lately.

Even in the U.S. too. Give it time and we'll get more SuperS and Sailor Stars stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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Classic-S are definitely the most iconic and popular among fans, from what I've experienced. So naturally items from that time period would be the best candidates for keeping the cash cow going. I think there will be Supers and Stars stuff eventually like everyone else, but it will still take a little bit of time.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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Classic-S are definitely the most iconic and popular among fans, from what I've experienced. So naturally items from that time period would be the best candidates for keeping the cash cow going. I think there will be Supers and Stars stuff eventually like everyone else, but it will still take a little bit of time.

We need Super Senshi plushies and figures! :love:

And an Eternal Sailor Moon people.

Though if Proplica releases a star locket, I'm buying it.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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kadytheredpanda wrote:
Classic-S are definitely the most iconic and popular among fans, from what I've experienced. So naturally items from that time period would be the best candidates for keeping the cash cow going. I think there will be Supers and Stars stuff eventually like everyone else, but it will still take a little bit of time.

We need Super Senshi plushies and figures! :love:

And an Eternal Sailor Moon people.

Though if Proplica releases a star locket, I'm buying it.

I wish Cosmos stuff existed. I'd buy it as soon as my paycheck came in XD

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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kadytheredpanda wrote:
NeoQueenSerenity18 wrote:
kadytheredpanda wrote:
Classic-S are definitely the most iconic and popular among fans, from what I've experienced. So naturally items from that time period would be the best candidates for keeping the cash cow going. I think there will be Supers and Stars stuff eventually like everyone else, but it will still take a little bit of time.

We need Super Senshi plushies and figures! :love:

And an Eternal Sailor Moon people.

Though if Proplica releases a star locket, I'm buying it.

I wish Cosmos stuff existed. I'd buy it as soon as my paycheck came in XD

Would be nice to see the figarts of Saturn's (taller/bigger) S & (shorter/smaller) Stars versions displayed side-by-side. :cool:

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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^That would be epic amazing

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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I feel like they'd make much less money selling Stars merch than everything else, because less people have seen it. It's my favorite and I would absolutely love it if they sold Stars stuff, but 1) Some people only want to watch the dub, which doesn't include Stars and 2) Some people start watching SM from the beginning and stop before they get to Stars.

However, some of the Stars merch would probably sell for a lot more, so really they could make more money out of it if they wanted to.


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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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This might sound stupid, so excuse me if it does. I've never looked into it.

My thoughts on why they're neglecting Stars is because they don't have a license for it??? Does each season have different licenses? I don't have one clue.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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Simple. They aren't doing it because they haven't produced/conceived anything from it yet. I am sure its only a matter of time before the storm up some Stars merch to make us throw money at them for.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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Daisy wrote:
This might sound stupid, so excuse me if it does. I've never looked into it.

My thoughts on why they're neglecting Stars is because they don't have a license for it??? Does each season have different licenses? I don't have one clue.

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It doesn't sound stupid at all- I have no idea how these things work. It is still Toei Animation though I thought.
Everyone's explanations sound decent enough for me. Here's what initially made me think of the question:

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/t_sailor/imgs/2/e/2ecc31ec.jpg

This is the button they use to direct people to the online survey (Which I think is still open). See the two items that are from Stars in the graphic?
The survey doesn't include them as options.
They have on the list:
1 item from Sailor Moon (classic- and they already released the Moon Stick)
2 items from Sailor Moon R
5 items from Sailor Moon S
3 items from Sailor Moon SuperS
0 items even considered for Sailor Moon Stars
Please note, I didn't include the transformation stick in the numbers, because I didn't know which they were referring to. I think they might mean the Star Power Sticks? In that case it'd fit in with R. Either way I don't think they mean anything from Stars.

I know a lot of the merchandise hasn't dealt with SuperS yet, but I was a little sad that they weren't even considering anything for the Proplica line in terms of Stars. I understand the Eternal Tier because that would be difficult to make, but the brooch?

I voted for the star locket anyways ;)
I'm being patient :) Just was curious if there was any other reason I wasn't thinking of. Thanks for the replies!


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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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I voted for the star locket anyways ;)


Me, too!!

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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This has been bugging me for awhile too!

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My thoughts on why they're neglecting Stars is because they don't have a license for it???


Actually, I've heard something along these lines that that's why. Compared to SM classic through SuperS, Sailor Stars is considered a different series (like in Japan, DB vs DBZ). But if all of Sailor Moon falls under Toei, I don't understand why licensing would be an issue to begin with? :? Maybe it's something related to Kodansha or Naoko? I mean, you don't think she was that pissed off about certain changes in Sailor Stars (mainly, the Starlights) that she wouldn't allow new merchandise in 2013/2014, right?

...I just want some beautiful-looking Eternal Sailor Moon goods to lovingly gawk at, darnit! lol

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:39 pm 
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I happened to notice on GE's FB page that they updated their cover page with a pic of the Starlights. Maybe here in America will get some Stars merchandise one day.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you think Stars is being neglected?
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Link here ^^ https://www.facebook.com/GEAnimation

Great Eastern recently mentioned they're looking into Crystal merchandise, which is cool.

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