Osaka Swag

As you may know if you follow me on Twitter I went to Japan last month.  There is much I want to say on the subject that I will save for another post. The easiest thing to do first is a swag check. This will be the non-Sailor Moon items post as I want to go into detail about those…

It’s typical for Japanese travelers to bring back souvenirs for family and co-workers when they travel anywhere. Being that this was a special dream trip I also wanted to follow that tradition with picking up as much as my budget would allow. I also knew I wanted to keep an eye out for strange kitkats & beauty products.

Each item I got stayed on the couch as I acquired them throughout the week

Yay I got it all to fit in the spare suitcase.

Without further ado. Swag!
~ with commentary if you click on it~

That’s almost everything. I know I left a few things out like my Yuri On Ice coin purse I got out of necessity because there are SO MANY coins in Japan, some foaming face wash, a dog toy, and a couple sweets that I forgot to photograph before I gave them away.

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Coffee time onesie

Finished up another onesie a little bit ago and just now took some pics.  My love of a good cup of coffee is all over this one. I went in for the Black Friday fleece sale and got the fabric at 70% off so this was nice and affordable. Materials came to something just over $20 for both fabrics and zipper. An excellent deal to have my garments actually cover my long arms and legs properly.
This time I tried out a permanently attached flat hood with trim. The leopard print one I made has a detachable one. I wanted to see if I would like a hood that will keep my neck and head warm. I totally do!



This should be my last one as now I have a collection of 3 which is enough to rotate out for the winter. I like to wear a shirt and shorts under them so they can be worn a couple times between washings.

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Sailor Moon Gashapon Locket Set 2

A 2nd set of lockets were announced by Bandai! This time they it isn’t strictly Sailor Moon/Chibi’s henshin brooches. Also included are the Star Locket and Sailor V’s crescent compact. That’s a real treat for fans who couldn’t get their hands on those items back in the day and can’t now cause of the price. I’ve luckily got both so there is a size and color comparison at the end.

Lets open them up.



コズミック・ハート・コンパクト Cosmic Heart Compact
In this set is an alternate color. This one is deep red instead of dark pink. I prefer the red so I’ll probably sell the pink one at some point. No use having both really. Also the little cabochons look better on this one.



エターナル・ムーン・アーティクル Eternal Moon Article
This one is special. It’s the only one with a painted inside due to the outside being transparent. The color is a rather nicely done rainbow metallic.



プリズム・ハート・コンパクトPrism Heart Compact
ChibiMoon’s first brooch. It’s got a pretty well done pink crystal and gold band that I like.



コンパクト Compact
Sailor V’s weapon of choice. Here in North America they released it as a toy and didn’t give any explanation of how it was tied to Sailor Moon. The full sized one has a ring inside you can take out. The remake here has the jewel but you can’t remove it.



オルゴール Orgel
Known as the Star Locket here this was quite the coveted item back in the day. This smaller toy lacks the wind up song apparatus and the full sticker decoration inside. Interestingly enough the back has the mold for the wind up just like the full size toy. Well detailed shell and the crescent inside can spin.



Now for a couple comparison shots. On the left are the original 90s toys.


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