Good morning VGA readers, I haven’t done a focus on Final Fantasy auctions for some time so I thought I’d zone in on my expertise when it comes to FF merchandise today. Take a look at the Final Fantasy VII Aerith music Box. It’s looks authentic from far, but it is in fact FAR from authentic. This is a reproduction done by an individual who sent the music note to Sankyo. The cost? Maybe around $600-$800 to get done, then add an additional $300 to get the exact oak wooden box, the blue Sankyo box and of course the paper on the inner top of the box inside. You can go to the Sankyo website yourself and ask them, I am sure they’ll quote you the same. So looking at this one would think it’s original but unfortunately it is not. The original has a bronze plate on the inner top of the box, the Digicube certificate and a “play” sticker in front. It’s done very well, and probably plays even better then an original, however if you ask me, if it ain’t original, there’s no value. This fake has come a long way. The same guy/girl/thing that made the fake about 3-5 years ago got the mechanism right, but the wooden box was ugly and weird (something out of my grandmas glass cabinet). Then this person/thing got smarter as the years went on and has evolved to the point it’s at now. I doubt this person will get the bronze plate, but when in doubt, google it. Here is an example of the bronze plate: Final Fantasy VII Original with Bronze Metal Plate. That’s my rant for the day, don’t be fooled by fakes, and always double check before you spend any money or you’ll regret it. Enjoy the auctions!
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