Sailor Moon Merchandise Article in “B-Club” Magazine Jan 1993

This article in the January 1993 issue of “B-Club” Magazine (published in December 1992) summarizes the Sailor Moon merchandise of 1992. At the end are shown three further Sailor Moon-related pages appearing in the same issue. Also, untranslated scans of the whole issue can be found here.

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B-CLUB Newest Goods Selection

At long last this year is at an end! If we take a look back, of all the characters there really was a lot of “Sailor Moon” information among them. And so this time we put together a special feature on “Usagi-chan goods”!

PART 1: Sailor Moon special feature

TOYS

Sailor Moon merchandise: senshi figurines sold by Bandai Sailor Cute
Full collection debut
V-chan! Mako-chan!! Even Naru-chan!!!

Tax included: 803 yen*

These are probably the most sought-after of the products to collect. SD (super-deformed) sailors measuring in at a little under 6 centimeters high. Regular members Usagi, Ami-chan, Rei-chan, Luna, Tuxedo Mask were previously released (everyone collected them, right?!). And now “Sailor Jupiter,” “Sailor Venus,” and “Good Friend Naru-chan” are on sale. (Now to just remodel Luna to make Artemis)

*Luna is only 597 yen tax included

Sailor Moon merchandise: Moon Stick sold by Bandai Moon Stick
Tax included: 3399 yen

It seems that there’s still some sort of item that’s refreshing the youma… If you press the button in the center of the toy, LEDs will blink and it plays “Moon Healing Escalation”

Starry Sky Music Box
Tax included: 2575 yen

Pendant-style music box that plays the theme song, “Moonlight Legend.” When the center dome is open, the crescent moon inside moves along with the song.

Sailor Moon merchandise: music box sold by Bandai
Sailor Moon merchandise: pendant and compact sold by Bandai Moon Chip Series
Pendant

Tax included: 2060 yen
Compact
Tax included: 2575 yen

Genuine accessory series. It’d be a shame to call it a toy.

Phantom Silver Crystal
Tax included: 2369 yen

Set within a crescent-moon-shaped compact is the item that causes such a fuss, the Phantom Silver Crystal. When removed from the compact, it becomes a ring. The attached chain lets you wear it as a necklace. The crystal can also be attached to the aforementioned Moon Stick so they can be played with together.

Sailor Moon merchandise: crescent-shaped compact sold by Bandai

Carddass

Sailor Moon merchandise: Carddass cards sold by Bandai 20 yen per turn1

It goes without saying that Carddass featuring “Sailor Moon” are always popular! Stores were selling out left and right. As soon as they arrive in stores you should buy them up. Right now the first set, which contains 28 types, is on sale. In February the second set of 42 types will be in preparation!

Computer Note

Sailor Moon merchandise: organizer sold by Bandai Tax included: 8034 yen

An electronic organizer that could be mistaken for Ami-chan’s personal small computer. This exceptional item naturally includes a calculator, but also records addresses and such. You wouldn’t let it out of your sight! A necessity for a Japanese business man!!

Sailor Moon merchandise: organizer sold by Bandai

Shampoo ・ Bath powder

Sailor Moon merchandise: bath powder and shampoo sold by Bandai Medicinal Bath Powder
Transformation Time

Tax included: 618 yen

Refreshes you when you are exhausted from studying or work. Works well on… eczema, chapped and frostbitten skin, pimples and more. A mixture of honey and squalane (a natural moisturizer) will make your skin silky smooth. Includes five different colors and scents to enjoy. Oh so relaxing.

Prism Power Shampoo
Tax included: 391 yen

Hypoallergenic shampoo that is safe to use and won’t sting the eyes. An exceptional product that acts as a two-in-one shampoo and conditioner. Transform your hair! Its clear pink color is also vibrant!! We want Ami-chan’s “Two-in-One Bubble Spray” too!

Stationary Set

Sailor Moon merchandise: stationary set sold by Bandai Present from the Moon
Tax included: 2060 yen

Contained within a clear case, this stationary set could cast a spell. Set includes a pencil board (shitajiki), spell cards, stamp, tin case, letter paper, scented pen and for some reason a mirror. Items that will bring you happiness. Use them for study or work and your efficiency goes up. You’re on the fast track to success!

Sailor Moon merchandise: stationary set sold by Bandai

Small toys (often sold with food)

Sailor Moon merchandise: pendant pouch sold by Bandai Sailor Moon pouch
Tax included: 206 yen

Pouch and accessory set available in five types. Each set includes a pendant, hair ornament, or bracelet — items young girls would love to have. Nevertheless, it is the fate of a true fan to collect them all, right? Though, we would rather the gentlemen readers refrain from wearing them.

Sailor Moon merchandise: pouch and hair ornament sold by Bandai Sailor Moon merchandise: pouch and pendant sold by Bandai Sailor Moon merchandise: pouch and bracelet sold by Bandai Sailor Moon merchandise: pouch and hair ornament sold by Bandai Sailor Moon merchandise: pouch and hair ornament sold by Bandai
Sailor Moon merchandise: information card sold by Bandai Teach Me, Sailor Moon
Tax included: 206 yen

Toys with Lamune candy included. Transformation pen and secret compact complete the kit. Four kinds of secret cards are included. Each card reveals a detailed profile about a Sailor Soldier.

Sailor Moon merchandise: transformation pen, secret compact and info card on Sailor Moon sold by Bandai
Sailor Moon merchandise: transformation pen, secret compact and info card on Usagi sold by Bandai
Sailor Moon merchandise: transformation pen, secret compact and info card on Sailor Mercury sold by Bandai
Sailor Moon merchandise: transformation pen, secret compact and info card on Sailor Mars sold by Bandai
Teach Me, Sailor MoonTeach Me, Usagi-chanTeach Me, Sailor MercuryTeach Me, Sailor Mars

Video

Sailor Moon merchandise: cover of video sold by Toei Video Hero Club Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon ①
Tax included: 3193 yen

Enter the sailor soldiers fighting for love and justice!! Episode 1 to Jupiter’s appearance are included in this volume of 30-minute episodes.

CDs and Cassettes

Sailor Moon merchandise: cover of album sold by Nippon Columbia Koro-chan Pack
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon

Tax included: 1500 yen

The Koro-chan pack is becoming a manual amongst enthusiasts. Original drama with songs. Once I would have called it a record but maybe the younger readers won’t understand…

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
In Another Dream

Tax included: 2800 yen

Collection of second hits. A nice album that includes monologues and songs performed by Kotono Mitsuishi, Aya Hisakawa, Michie Tomizawa, Emi Shinohara, Rica Fukami, Tohru Furuya.

Sailor Moon merchandise: cover of album sold by Nippon Columbia
Sailor Moon merchandise: cover of single sold by Nippon Columbia Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
Princess Moon / Tuxedo Night

Tax included: 1100 yen

Includes karaoke version of new ending Moon Moon Princess Sing your heart out

Bonus pages

These three pages appear in the same issue, but are unrelated to the Sailor Moon merchandise article; the first two use Sailor Moon illustrations to introduce two further articles – about super heroines and school uniforms in anime – and the third one is the only part of those two articles that actually has anything to do with Sailor Moon.

Scan of Sailor Moon-related page in Jan 1993 B-Club MagazineScan of Sailor Moon-related page in Jan 1993 B-Club Magazine Scan of Sailor Moon-related page in Jan 1993 B-Club Magazine

SUPER HEROINE 2

“Laws” of the Heroine

Beautiful school girls
Big report

The magnificent world of school uniforms

Heroines and school uniforms. The connection couldn’t be cut even if we tried, so we are digging into this matter. School uniforms of the fictional world are generally categorized in this illustrated reference book and the uniforms of fighting heroines are classified. B-CLUB releases another big research report about the cult-like love for school uniforms!
(Article by Kiyoshi Takenaka)

Juuban Junior High School

According to rumors, its whereabouts seem to be in Azabu. As expected this sailor uniform is somewhat different from the others as well. Two large ribbons, one on the chest and one on the lower back, are main features. With bright colors and a miniskirt length that hits just above the knee, as with many junior high uniforms, it’s good to see a wholesome and appealing design.

The summer uniform has puffy half-sleeves (like paper lanterns) which have a pair of lines around the cuff. The rest is based on the winter uniform. For a junior high school that has school tradition, pierced ears or broaches adorning ribbons can be spotted among the students but it seems this isn’t put into practice at this school in particular. Could it be that it’s left to individual independence? It must be said that, for a public school, this is a pretty advanced way of thinking.

We noticed the sailor design that was refreshed on this one!

Picture of a girl (possibly Naru) dressed in the school uniform of Juuban Junior High School.

TA Girls’ Academy

Since this school is close to Juuban Junior High School, it could be located somewhere along the Yamanote line or the Hibiya Line (in the case of the subway). The uniform gives a chic impression but also has the shortest skirt among the uniforms introduced this time.

The rare coordination of a blazer on top of a sailor uniform draws attention. Summer uniform is a half-sleeved sailor uniform and a vest of the same color is worn in the winter. At that time it should be noted that the ribbon does not match the sailor color. The high socks and mini skirt go together well and give a great impression. Even more than the Juuban Junior High School, this uniform gives a lively impression within its elegance. There’s no mistaking that this is one of the most popular uniforms within the city.

Clearly a school for princesses. A daring design concept with a hint of elegance.

Picture of a girl (possibly Rei) dressed in the school uniform of TA Girls Academy.

Editor’s note

1Cardass machines vend cards and other flat objects, like stickers or temporary tattoos. You have to enter coins into the machine, and then turn a crank to get your item.

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