They came in opaque pink plastic bags without the cans. These wands are also repackaged in boxes sold individually in the US. I'm pretty sure they are the exact same thing.
I paid about US$26 to $29 per set, including shipping. They originally retail for 500yen each in the machines.
The stands are a nice addition for displaying the wands, however they are quite flimsy! Most of the wands tend to fall off the stands when wobbled or held, as they are not tightly secured or heavy enough. This may seem trivial, but I've toppled the wands many times which is very annoying to say the least.
The faceted globe on the top has an iridescent coat. It looks to be glass. Good thing I didn't crack it!
The goldtone plating on the crescent was not perfect when I received it initially. The surface was scuffed and dull on some areas, and a gold-polishing cloth did not buff it off. It could be from shipping or the packaging process so that is another thing you should expect, unless they were in the boxed form.
For some reason the gold started wearing down at that corner (left side) of the Cutie Moon Rod, revealing white!
I really don't know how that happened, so that's another piece ruined!! You can't see the flaws before unpacking as they are in opaque bags. Maybe you will have better luck!
These are cute.
Heart Moon Rod (Spiral Heart Moon Rod).
A size comparison.
The translucent pink wings can be moved a little bit manually. The 'buttons' don't actually press.
The kaleidoscope effect part is made of prism stickers sealed behind the plastic.
I prefer they include Saturn! Apologies to Chibiusa's fans but yeah give me Saturn anytime.
Obviously this set would appear more coordinated if it was all the outer senshis, but I guess Chibiusa is more popular than Saturn? Or Saturn's lip rod is just too obscure it doesn't deserve a release?
So will there be a Saturn wand after all, since the set is incomplete?
I like the planets they are nice, fat and shiny. Sorry I separated Neptune and Uranus lol. Pluto's wand is the silver one. Some fan-made cosplay Pluto wands are painted purple or gray, possibly due to the anime.
The lipstick is made entirely of plastic. It retracts, but is a bit stiff and wobbly.
Chibimoon's Pink Moon Stick is okay, but pales in comparison to Sailor Moon's.
In conclusion, the pros are: they are affordable and cute, and for someone who wants a wand set in a good display size. The cons are: the quality is lacking, and a serious collector may not like the cheap plastic material and accents.