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Here's some questions I often get about my collection.  If you have any more questions after reading this, feel free to ask! :heart:  I love talking to people about Sailormoon, Sailormoon merch, and meeting other collectors!

Is *insert item* for sale?
Probably not. Most of the stuff in my gallery and in my videos is part of my collection.  The "Price" on the entries is the price I paid.  Offering more than I paid will not make me sell an item to you.  Saying "I know this isn't for sale but..." doesn't help either.  If I have stuff for sale I will usually tweet about it.

Where did you get everything?!
Every item in the gallery says where I purchased it, but since 2012 I haven't done a great job keeping track.  Some items in the collection were received as gifts, in a trade for other merch, or in return for art.  I purchased many, many items from SeraSell, which was a private LJ community of collectors, or through personal sales with other collectors.  Some things were bought though eBay.  The rest were bought from other online stores (Mandarake, Jlist, AmiAmi, Amazon, Catzia's, etc.), anime conventions, or comic stores. Some of my oldest items (such as the DVD box sets and English manga) were purchased in stores like Suncoast, Hot Topic, and Borders in the early 2000s. I also use a personal deputy for some Japanese items.

When did you start collecting?
I had a few Sailormoon things when I was in high school and college but mostly just English comics, DVDs, a doll or two, and a Cutie Moon Rod.  I didn't start seriously collecting until 2006 after I graduated from college when I had more time for commissions and also more space for everything.  I consider 2006 as my first year of collecting, though I didn't know it was going to be a collection at the time. I had a kid in 2014 so my time to dedicate to toys is a lot less than it used to be. I try to keep up with the news!

How much stuff do you have?
I have over 600 licensed Sailormoon items in my collection.
I really need to do inventory.

How much money have you spent on this stuff? How much do you think your collection is worth?
A lot.  ^__^;

How can you afford it?  Are you rich or something?!
The vast majority of my collection was funded through my work on commissions and art sales through DA (on sakkysa) and sales at anime conventions.  Up until 2013, I did not spend any money from my ordinary work paycheck on Sailormoon toys.  Starting in 2013, art became my full time job and I had to start limited the amount of money that goes toward collection items, so the speed and volume at which I am collecting has dropped a lot. There's also so much merch being released right now that it's pretty much impossible to keep up. :'D So I try to limit myself and say within a reasonable budget for my household. I feel lucky that I was able to amass much of my collection when my income was very flexible, and grateful that I continue to be in a financial position to still add to it during this exciting revival.

How do you have room for it?
In my bedroom's back dormer there are five IKEA cases that I use to display my collection. I'm presently unable to expand anymore in that room.  I also hang up some of the nicer things like framed posters or animation cels in other rooms in the house.

How do you keep track of everything?
At some point I realized that the collection was getting too large to manage mentally so I made a spreadsheet with columns for: item name, what kind of thing it is (doll, plushie, toy, etc.), who made it, who licensed it, what year it was made, how much I paid for it, the shipping for it, what I think it's worth, where I bought it, how big it is and the corresponding image file on my computer. Unfortunately, I haven't kept up with it and the information is now many years old and out of date. So I'm kind of not keeping track anymore. ¯\_()_/¯
 
What is the purpose of collecting?
It's one way to stave off existential thoughts of doom. :heart:
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:icondeightoncourtney:
deightoncourtney Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I saw your Chibi Moon Baby Doll and I was wondering what she is worth today out of box?

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:iconsakkyssailormoontoys:
Hmm I haven't been keeping track of them too much, but the baby dolls were going for hundreds of dollars before all the prices started spiking so I'm sure they are up there now. If I had to guess, I'd probably put the SuperS Chibimoon somewhere around $400-500? I really don't know though since I've really been out of the market for them for a while. ^_^;
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ChibiSteampunk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question, Sakky!
Is it okay to use your photos for our own wishlists? :meow:
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SakkysSailormoonToys Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Sure! :D
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may-eternal-moon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha, never read it before, I love your FAQ! Specially the last question, lol :XD:
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:iconsakkyssailormoontoys:
haha thanks for reading! I'm actually going to have to update this soon since some things have changed
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KoudelkaW Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
I like your answer to the last question :XD:
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KumiUchiha Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You and :iconpikabellechu: should totally get together and talk about ur crazy collections!

But the collections are so awesome! Im working on a couple atm lolz! Sonic, Naruto, Yugioh(original), and Tinkerbell!
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:iconsakkyssailormoontoys:
It must be hard to keep track of that many! :D
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KumiUchiha Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well the Tinkerbell has been going on for some years now, its kinda crazy! My mother got me started!
Yugioh is also old, the only thing I dont collect is the cards, as I have really no use for those as I have my own collection of the cards that am happy with! Was super happy when I got the Dark Magician Girl figurine! Now Im working on getting the Yami Yugi one!
Naruto I am not working on that TOO hard as that stuff atm is easy to get.
Sonic, just started that one a few months ago. The whole hype of Sonic Generations got to me and now Im been repelled back to my childhood hero!
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:iconsakkyssailormoontoys:
Yay Sonic!! He's pretty awesome. I used to love that game
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KumiUchiha Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yea when I was little he was EVERYTHING to me! My mom started noticing it just before christmas when I begged her to get me this Sega Sonic RC car! She got it(have a pic of it in my gallery)! And I have a Sonic plush bag that has become my purse when I am going not too far, cuz he can only hold a few things in his chubby tummy! And I just got the Deluxe 10in Classic Sonic figure! Hes so cute!!! :squee: Currently looking for the Modern Sonic one too!
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:iconsakkyssailormoontoys:
happy collecting! :D
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KumiUchiha Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks you too!
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xxkurenaixshixx2 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
lol and you would think that the 2nd bedroom is for womens clothing and other stuff ^^

Someone: Oh so what is that other bedroom for? Guest?

You: Ah no, that just my Sailor Moon collection that lives there.

Someone: ^^?

lol but an AWESOME collection *_*
Like looking at them at times to do some, oOoOos and ahhhs and some man I wish that I could get that or have that ^^
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:iconsakkyssailormoontoys:
It was really fun when we had some contractors come over to look at the house. "Is this a little girl's room?" Uhhhh... ^___^;;;
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xxkurenaixshixx2 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
LOL...

uh yea, yea it is >.> <.<

thats too cute =D
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LiLMoon Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think your collection is awesome! I hope I can get a lovely collection like yours one day. Are you going to try to collect every Sailor Moon item out there?
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SakkysSailormoonToys Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Oh haha I think that's impossible :P

Thanks!
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LiLMoon Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
But you'll still keep collecting right? I like seeing your collection grow. :D I don't know if you already have said this somewhere, but what's your favorite item out of your entire collection?
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SakkysSailormoonToys Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Yeah! I will keep collecting for as far as I can see, though I'm sure that could change in the future if my priorities change. :D

Hmm that's really hard since there are a lot of things I love. I guess really my favorite thing has to be the English manga because that's the story everything else comes from.
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SaturnBunny89 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
you're crazy... crazy awesome! :P :heart:
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Super-Moogles Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Filmographer
This xD
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RyanRockz428 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
oooooh, I have a question! ^^
What was your #1 most expensive sailor moon item? =o
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:iconsakkyssailormoontoys:
Infinity, $500.
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