Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Consumer Alert: Fake Sailor Moon Soundtrack Album, Book, And Hats

Counterfeit Sailor Moon products are everywhere. In the past, Moon Chase has told you about a fake plushie in the shape of Sailor Moon. Not only is it time to add hats and books to the "fakes list", but we have to add... an MP3 album being sold through Amazon's MP3 Store? I guess whoever handles the "checking to make sure the company that wants to sell their music on our store actually owns it" process at Amazon's MP3 division took a day off? No matter the reason, one thing is clear--the following products SHOULD NOT be purchased. 


Sailor Moon The Complete Series One Soundtrack Amazon MP3 Store Album: WOW! Just... WOW! I don't even know where to begin with this. The terrible album art? The incorrect song title and artist info? Maybe the horrible, ripped-from-the-TV audio quality? Everything about this album is screams "unlicensed". That makes perfect sense since this album is faker than Lisa Rinna's lips. Save your $8 and avoid at all costs.


Luna and Artemis Costume Hats: Cute faces? Check. Nice design? That's a go. Official license? Yeah, not so much. As neat as they look, they're, unfortunately, not real Sailor Moon products. As such, they aren't worth your time or money. Do not buy.


Unofficial Sailor Moon Episode Guide Book: At least this product is honest about the whole "unofficial" thing. This episode guide is "made by fans for fans". Problem is that the product description for this book shows how knowledgeable the "fans" who made this really are. "This guide has over 100 pages of Sailor Moon information and includes episode summaries for all 193 english episodes (there are no summaries for the 7 episodes that were cut from season one and two.) spanning five wonderful seasons." If you're one of the 1,500+ who took part in the latest phase of Operation Moonrise, you already know what's wrong with that quote.

I know that it's hard not to buy everything Sailor Moon-branded that comes down the road(speaking from personal experience here), but save your money and do not buy any of these knock-offs.

6 comments:

Senshi said...

Oh wow! Those are obvious they are fake, though the Luna hat is cute. Thanks for letting us know!

Fighter4luv said...

I wouldn't care if the cat beanies weren't licensed. They still look awesome, and if Toei aren't gonna make them - why deprive the world? They are uber cute ^_^

Anonymous said...

Just for anyones reference, this fake album is also available for $9.99 in the iTunes Music Store as well.

Lauren ;) said...

I agree with Fighter4Luv, if they aren't made my Toei, I'd still buy them. I'd be representing Sailor Moon anyway. I wonder how many people who recognize Luna. :D
Maybe bring a little nostalgia to my town. Haha.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing wrong with the Luna hat :/ who cares if it isn't licensed?

Sakky said...

I love those hats! I would totally buy one but if I wanted one I'd probably just make it myself. I'd rather buy custom from another fan than get a mass-produced one I suppose :)