Loyal Toy Wizards readers– do you by chance remember the anecdote I love to tell on loop (because that’s how we nerds nerd the nerd) about how when I was a 14 year old Youngtaku I pulled a broken, bootleg Sailor Mars figure out of the trash and loved her and cherished her and nurtured her because that was life as a broke teenager and anime toys were not easy to come by? Well, that figure was a bootleg HGIF! (I know, it came so close to making sense and being relevant, just roll with it.) I think to this day I have some bootleg Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune HGIF figures. These toys were affordable, small, non-poseable and gosh darn it, we were just happy to have some sort of Sailor Moon representation on our shelves.
Today, these figures are bigger and more detailed than gashapon but less fancy than something like S.H. Figuarts. They come to you in about three pieces (torso, legs, and skirt) and it is your job to click them together. Ideally while character appropriate transformation music blares in the background and you drive your loved ones crazy by doing your best impressions of everyone calling out their attacks.
Official product description via BigBadToyStore:
The gorgeous HGIF Sailor Moon Collection—originally released at the time of the anime broadcast 18 years ago—has been completely revamped with delicate modeling and a beautiful pearlescent finish! In order to show off its fine modeling and vivid coloring, this collectible has been recreated larger than before.
- Sailor Moon: 4.4 inches (11.2cm)
- Sailor Mercury: 4.37 inches (11.1cm)
- Sailor Mars: 2.67 inches (6.8cm)
- Sailor Jupiter: 4.53 inches (11.5cm)
- Sailor Venus: 2.2 inches (5.6cm)
- Made of ABS and PVC
- Based on the original Sailor Moon series
- High Grade Imagination Figure line
- Non articulated
- This set does not include pedestal/base
- Sailor Moon figure
- Sailor Mercury figure
- Sailor Mars figure
- Sailor Jupiter figure
- Sailor Venus figure