Operation Moonrise Phase 7 Survey Update

Hi Moonies! Unfortunately, Kwiksurveys has been hacked to the point where the service has to shut down. We have downloaded the results but it appears we have lost another 20 or so again. We have decided to therefore move the survey for these last few responses to esurveyspro.com. Since there are 4 new T-shirts as well as a new place to purchase the costumes, we are looking for 200 responses within the next week. We know that there are at least several times that many of you who read this page daily, so we would appreciate if you could take the time to please take the survey and share your comments on the merchandise that has been released so far. We are sad to see Kwiksurveys shut down – our successes would not have been possible without the service. We sincerely hope that those who have harmed the company are brought to justice. Click below for the new link!

Operation Moonrise – Moonie Merchandise Matters Phase 4 Update

Greetings moonies! We really apologize for the shutdown of the kwiksurveys server over the last week that put a halt to our fourth version of the merchandise survey. The website breakdown completely caught the staff at Moon Chase off guard, and it has been very tough trying to get a hold of their technical support staff – while the problem was being fixed, some of our e-mails went completely unanswered. Also, please note that we were not the only website affected by the shutdown over the last week, and that some of the other websites affected have had a similar experience with the kwiksurveys staff.

We lost quite a few surveys as a result of the shutdown, plus it’s hard to find any patterns with the information that was saved – the lost surveys were completely at random. So whether or not you have taken the survey before the kwiksurveys crash, could you please take it again? We especially need comments on the last two t-shirts (Q and R) that were released – their release was the primary reason we decided on a fourth version of the survey, and they will need fair representation on our final report to the merchandising companies involved.

Operation Moonrise Phase 7 Update 4

Hey Moonies! We’ve updated the survey yet again to include the new Hastings shirt as well as Hastings as a store option. For those of you who are wondering about accuracy, there is no need to worry. The number of survey retakers is actually a lot smaller than we had thought, but the most important thing that we have noticed is that the trends in each version have been very similar and consistent, which is the only thing that matters. We will definitely mention that the changing lineup had forced us to change this survey 3 times from the original.

We only want about 200 surveys for this iteration so we can get at least 100 comments on the Hastings T-shirt. We still need a few more on Sailor Uranus’s T-shirt as well. If you are going to take this version of the survey, please comment on designs Q and R if you have already commented on the others! This is the last version of the survey and we are hoping to be done this in about two weeks so we can get the shortened report sent off to everyone that needs to get it.

A few words about Hastings: The store has 121 stores in the United States, of which most are located in west, south, and central parts of the country. This is almost the opposite of FYE which is largely concentrated on the East Coast. Hastings will only ship to addresses in the United States.

May Survey Update – Version 3 Now Added

Hello moonies! We are really close to the end! We are really pleased that you have continued to keep the surveys coming in. We do have one concern however, and that is the impression that the survey is for people who have bought merchandise and are responding to their purchases. We would like to remind fans that the survey is for everyone, and we would also like to hear from fans who have not bought any merchandise to find out what their opinions are so we can pass them on.

We have now launched a third version of the survey for fans to fill out. We revised the survey again to include some of the most recent merchandise additions (like the new Sailor Uranus t-shirt). We hope to have several more comments on that t-shirt, so it is around the same as the others (which have hundreds each). We did not get as many comments on our Facebook photo as we had hoped. This photo has now been deleted (but all of your comments have been saved and retained, and they will count when we do our final tally). For those fans who wish to have the prices handy as they fill out the survey, they are as follows (note that all of these products are manufactured by Hybrid Apparel, except for the costume which is manufactured by Leg Avenue):

T-Shirts – Hot Topic prices start at $22.50

T-Shirts – FYE prices start at $16.99

Hoodies – Hot Topic prices start at $49.50

Long Sleeved Raglan Shirts – Hot Topic prices start at $26.50

Costume – Hot Topic prices start at $60.00

We have also revised the survey to include these prices for the fans to make it easier for them as they fill it out.

Right now, the current merchandise releases are the only items that are licensed for the anime versions of the Sailor Moon characters. We are aware that fans are tired of seeing merchandise without the anime at this point – we understand the situation and we do welcome comments on the very last question with respect to this. Please make sure not to specifically ask for aspects of the anime’s release (such as on DVD/BD, TV, actors etc.). We have already completed many surveys to show that there is heavy demand for it as well as what formats the anime should be released on. However, it is okay to comment that you are not motivated to buy anything because the anime has not been re-released yet. Overall, this survey will speak volumes on what is working and not working in respects to the merchandise, so once again we would like to ask Sailor Moon fans to take it!

Update – Operation Moonrise Phase 7

Hi Sailor Moon fans! We continue to be pleased with the responses that we have seen so far on Operation Moonrise Phase 7. We have obtained a lot of surveys so far, however we are still short of our goal, so we are really encouraging any fans who have not taken the survey yet to do so as soon as they can. Please note that we do have some questionable news regarding the sales of some of the latest merchandise in the survey, and that we can’t move forward until we have received a larger number of responses. The faster we can obtain responses from fans, the faster we can resolve these issues with the companies to ensure customer satisfaction for buyers. While this survey may look long at first, there are not a lot of required questions on it, and moonies will find that there is a lot of flexibility as far as stating their opinions on a particular piece of merchandise. For example, we’ve received comments from mothers stating that they would like to see clothing in children’s sizes, and that the junior sizes are just too small and they want to see more unisex sizes or regular woman’s sizes – comments like this will let the companies know that there are other demographics that they could aim Sailor Moon merchandise towards. Also, please encourage other Sailor Moon fans to take this survey – word of mouth and sharing via social media can go a long way to encouraging more survey responses for the companies to review. Overall, keep in mind that the only way these companies can learn and improve is by you the fans supplying them with feedback. Our surveys do a good job of organizing this into an easy format for them to read and consider.