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Looking for Sailor Moon packages?

Looking for Sailor Moon packages?

crazycatlady331

Just a FYI any Etsy (or any other platform) seller selling Sailor Moon stuff without a license is committing copyright infringement. If you want Sailor Moon stuff legally, you will have to look for official merchandise.


rouzani

I mean, a majority of Etsy sellers are selling items that violate copyright infringements. Look at all the anime, Godzilla, cartoon, or TV show art creators. I really don't care... like I can't produce fan merchandise and the original studio isn't producing their merchandise anymore really. An original Luna plush is $580 on eBay for Auction or I can get a custom fan plush for $40 on Etsy. Please don't put down Etsy sellers, they work very hard.


Mollyscribbles

Yeah, this subreddit tends to have a very harsh view of fanart and fanworks. They seem to be convinced that customers will pick something "original" from etsy if the fanart is removed rather than leaving the site entirely. Is there something specific you had in mind, in terms of party supplies?


rouzani

Thank you Not party supplies, I'm looking to build a gift basket for her. She's turning 30 but she's always loved Sailor Moon. Ideally I want a plush in the middle (any character), with a mug and her favorite treats. It would be wrapped in cellophane in a re-usable pink basket. I have the basket and cellophane; as well as the treats and msc items. I'm looking for the main pieces of the basket rn.


IscaPlay

To be fair it’s not the subreddit that takes a harsh view it’s Etsy themself. Scroll through and you will see almost daily posts of someone who’s store has been closed down due to selling someone else’s IP. Your best bet is probably AliExpress and paying for priority shipping. Etsy really isn’t the platform for something like this as it’s USP is handmade, unique or vintage items.


Mollyscribbles

. . . I don't think you understand the concept of fanart. It's people selling their own artwork of a specific character, not just slapping stolen official art on a shirt and calling it a day.


IscaPlay

I do understand the concept and personally if I owned IP of a character then it probably wouldn’t bother me but legally it makes no different if you directly print say a Pokemon character onto a t-shirt or draw your own version of that character and print it - in both cases you cannot legally do this for commercial purposes. Let me out jt another way, fan fiction is great and something I enjoy reading from time to time. You can write a fan fiction story about say Harry Potter and make is available for free but the moment you start charging for it you would be considered to be stealing someone else’s IP. There are some exceptions so for example in the US you can sometimes argue it’s parody and be protected this way but it’s tough to prove. My comments weren’t intended to be a judgement just an explanation as to why hove been removed from Etsy.


Mollyscribbles

Considering how much fan merch I've bought from Etsy from sellers who are still offering their work without issue, it seems there's not as many takedowns as you think. Say I want to legitimately purchase Owl House merch from Disney. It's a good show, the second season's starting, the fanbase is dedicated, and . . . bupkis. They're not making anything. Two tie-in books that are basically just episode transcripts at best and that's it.


IscaPlay

I don’t know how many takedown notices they get and your right there is a lot of fab merch. My comment relates only to the legality of selling such things and the high chance that it can result in a store being closed . The fact that the holder of the IP isn’t making their own merch is not really relevant.


Mollyscribbles

Try searching just "Sailor moon" and filter to the category of party supplies. You'll have to ignore the wedding stuff, but you should be able to find what you're looking for.