This originally was selling for 13,333 yen (about $171 USD). It was a hard item to get and is even hard to find today. I have actually had this for a couple years and just the chance to photograph it. When I picked this up off of eBay, I was lucky enough to get it for only $125 USD.
This plain exterior hides a treasure trove of lovely items from his series Ghost in the Shell. Here are the shots of the exterior and interior boxing.
You even got a printed note from Shirow about the box. I just wish I could read the damn thing. If anyone can translate this, I would be quite happy to know what it says.
In this great box, you get several items that you can see below. You don't just one, but 2 Fuchikoma's (Tachikoma) and everything is in silver. I will do a more detailed photoshoot of the clear version of the Fuchikoma later in this post. Here is the list of items as noted on the box top and then the photos.
- Book 01 ~ The Ghost in the Shell ~ B5 size
- Book 02 ~ Manmachine Interface ~ B5 size
- Poster ~ Manmachine Interface ~ A2 size
- Minibook ~ Manmachine Interface ~ CD size in a CD case
- Clear File ~ Manmachine Interface ~ A4 size
- Action Figure Fuchikoma ~ Clear Plastic Type
As you can see, you get a small color insert showing some of the artwork. Though only a size of a CD, it is packed with colorful illustrations.
Here are some of the interior pages for the 2 books (in Japanese of course) of the Ghost in the Shell series. It is just cool have a silver hardcover edition of these now.
As promised, here are the detail shots of the Crystal Clear version of the Tachikoma.
If you can get your hands on this - DO IT! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND it for any GitS's collection.