This is something a little different from my collection—Sailormoon drinking glasses from Japan. These were released in 1992 by Animation International and were a Christmas gift from my grandfather in 1997-1998-ish.
Taking photos of these glasses reminded me that my grandparents were pretty cool. They were notorious for giving ugly sweaters for Christmas, but a couple years after my grandma passed away, my grandfather bought me a bunch of Sailormoon stuff for Christmas. Well, he gave the money to my parents to pick it out (there was a little booth in the mall that carried Japanese anime videos and merchandise), but ended up tricking me into thinking I was getting the obligatory ugly sweater that year. I was really surprised when I opened this (along with a Sailormoon wallet, address book, and T-Shirt). It just reminded me that my grandparents were pretty accepting, or at least tolerant, of my unusual-ness and general awkward-ness. And that’s pretty alright!