With yesterday’s post showcasing a bunch of awesome music boxes, our friend Alex has submitted yet another music box. Actually, it’s not just any music box but a KINGDOM HEARTS MUSIC BOX! Whoa… never ever have I seen this music box before! It’s totally awesome and I’m pretty sure that it’s never been sold on eBay, ever!
The seller says: “On offer is a rare Kingdom Hearts music box that plays the theme song, “Hikari” by Hikaru Utada. This song was released as “Simple and Clean” in English. This is a Japanese import item whose movement is manufactured by Sankyo. Sankyo is the same company who manufactured the well-known Aerith’s Theme music box. The “Sankyo” logo is stamped on a black component inside the music box; it’s located just below they key that you turn to wind the box. I tried to take a photo of the logo but it didn’t come out too well. It’s easier to see in person. The metal base of the movement is stamped as “U.S.P. 4458573 JAPAN” indicating the US Patent number.
The “antenna” looking attachment on the corner of the box is actually a button that you can depress to temporarily pause the music. There is one spot of damage: I accidentally dropped it once (d’oh!!!!!) and there is a small crack on one of the corners of the box. You can see it in the photos.
I purchased this wonderful item from a Japanese auction site awhile back and have never seen another one like it. Considering the extremely high demand for the Final Fantasy VII Aerith Music Box within the FF collecting community, I thought I would put this on eBay to gauge the demand.
I would be very reluctant to part with this item, thus the asking price. If this reaches a serious buyer, great, but otherwise, I am more than content to keep this item in my collection, as the Kingdom Hearts series ranks among my most favorite games ever.
As you can see in the video I have uploaded below, this music box plays the melody to “Hikari,” the theme song to Kingdom Hearts, which was composed by legend Hikaru Utada (who is one of the best-selling artists in Japanese recording history). The box itself measures about 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 2″.
This item will be shipped securely inside a box with lots of padding. Insurance will be included in the price. See actual photos below! This item is already extremely scarce, and I sincerely doubt there will be another one on eBay anytime in the foreseeable future.”
Some clips of the music box:
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