Today I have come into possession of another lovely Sailor Moon doll (looks like I'm only buying SM now). This doll belongs to Sailor Moon World series, which means it's attributed to Sera Myu universe. (Just in case you didn't know, Sera Myu is the short name for musicals staged in Japan). The title is Sailor Moon Collection 1, but no 2 or 3 were released, with the exception of a deluxe set. This Sailor Moon doll is rather expensive in the aftermarket, so I only managed to get her because her box was badly dented and squeezed.
BTW, there are two box types (made in 1999 and 2001) with pictures of two different actresses playing Sailor Moon. Mine has Hara Fumina, while the second variant might feature Kuroki Marina. I'm not sure though. Another thing to be mentioned is that the doll wears her Eternal outfit, but the front image on my box is that of Super Sailor Moon, which was corrected for the second type of the box.
That's what the doll looks like inside the box. You may notice that Sera Myu version of her sailor fuku has some differences from the anime uniform. The glossy parts will fade with time, unfortunately, I've seen this happening to other dolls.
The Eternal Rod, the tiara and gloves are packed separately.
Plastic rings keep the doll's hair straight and smooth - not for long, because I will release her from the box.
There are two character cards inside, Super Sailor Moon (why?) and Hara Fumina.
Inside the box I found a kind of a handbill of Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) Natsuyasumi! Houseki Tankentai, 1999 Sera Myu musical.
The doll is out of her box, dirty with time but still shiny!
Still, the odangos are made of buttons, as usual.
The doll itself is basic, with none of her limbs bending. Her body is hollow.
This is her outfit when taken off.
Eternal Sailor Moon in all her regalia.
It took me a long time to hunt this doll down, so I'm really happy to own her. Even if her body is far from being perfect, her outfit is bright and detailed. Anyway, there aren't so many Sera Myu dolls! Doesn't that make her precious?
- Written by Yoruno