Have you ever wondered why the rest of the Sailor Team started focusing on their nails & nailpolish during their second transformations?
Or why the Outers get closeups specifically of their lipstick gliding on?
The answer is simple:
Money, Money, Money!
The real-life toy version of the Star Power Sticks - that’s the official name of the wands the Inners transformed with in R - had removable nailpolish bottles making up the ornate tops of the wands.
And the real-life toy versions of the Lip Rods - the somewhat unoriginally named wands the Outers transformed with - had tubes of lipstick in the handle.
Photo by SakkysSailormoonToys
These toys are pretty old, so in most of them, the lipstick has deteriorated or been removed - but the photo on the box shows what they would’ve looked like in their heyday.
So really, these beautiful, eye-catching but kind of baffling close-ups? Yeah, they were elaborate merchandising tie-ins.
Still, as far as shameless sales pitches go, these are some of the nicest!
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