Final Fantasy VII has to be the biggest RPG of all time. The marketing that went into it, the time to develop the game. Everything about this game screams epic adventure. With a huge game comes many collectibles such as toys, jackets, and even music boxes. Now if you haven’t heard of the Aerith Music box then you’ll get a quick review here. Squaresoft lauched the Aerith Music Box as part of the FFVII product line. This was done through Digicube, the sister company who made these music boxes. While in production Digicube went bankrupt therefore only releasing what many believe to have been 100 music boxes.
They pop up on eBay almost once every two years if that. They fetch a high price given the demand. the lowest I’ve seen it go for is $2000. The highest was $4200. Now one Aerith Music Box has surfaced on eBay recently, but it is a fake. I’ve read the history of this specific fake. It’s only a “copy” or a “bootleg” if I can use the term so freely. It’s none other than a custom job trying to fool collectors, or new ones at least. The history claim seems to be fabricated. I wont go into the details but I will post the “Fake” music box and follwing that the “Real” music box to give everyone an idea. As well it must be noted that this “Fake” music box was selling on Yahoo Japan for 40,000 YEN ($400). I’m sure the intention was sincere in releasing something a fan can purchase affordably but at $2500, the cost of an original music box I am very disgusted. It’s a RIP OFF. I wouldn’t say anything if it was selling at it’s original price of $400 but this is clearly robbery.
Fake music box:
REAL MUSIC BOX
So as you can see the boxes are not the same, there is no serial or name on the fake one. But hey… if you want to check out the sleezy fake one click here and see for yourself:
Metal Gear Solid 2 Signed Hideo & Yoji & Artwork Rare. Really really nice combo of Hideo and Yoji signatures on a MGS2 Japanese cover and it’s a great deal too.