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06 November 2007 @ 11:37 pm
Looking for DVD Volume 1 + Black Tin  
Solved, thanks everyone!

I understand that asking where one can acquire the anime is, per our illustrious rules, not allowed. However, I checked the Memories and did not see anything pertaining to my specific question... or quest, as it were.

I am hunting down the black tin box that came with the first volume. I have seen it referred to as several things:
Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 1: The Curse (Starter Set)
Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 1: The Curse + Art Box
Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 1: The Curse [2 discs]
Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 1 + Black Tin

I am having one helluva time tracking this little monster down. It seems to have been discontinued by FUNi. The thing is, I started collecting the series backwards (because I'm an idiot), and I have my heart set on having all three tins.

At this point, I'd be willing to purchase even just the tin itself without the DVD and OST. I'm open to negotiation for prices (REASONABLE ONES), would pay shipping, and would be open to suggestion for payment method.

Alternately, I'll do something very nice for anyone who can find me a legitimate link to a site selling the tin. "Nice" means buy you icon space here on LJ, or Gaia Ca$h, or make you a set of custom icons, or provide you with many many mp3s, whatever you wish.

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Canadian on Strikeangathol on November 7th, 2007 08:21 am (UTC)

Found this one, but the price is ridiculous. I had no idea it had gotten so expensive...
corinn on November 7th, 2007 08:58 am (UTC)
No, if you inspect it, it's the COMPLETE SERIES. All three tins, all the contents-- 13 DVDs, plus Movie DVD, plus all OSTs.

They've stopped making the first tin; I'm still finding the second and third tins in shops here in California, but no one has the first one. I was able to get a used third tin a week or so ago for about $20; it only had a couple scratches. Now that I have two of three, I'm stubbornly pursuing the other one. I'm one of those obsessive people who wants to have a uniform presentation of a set of items-- which is why I get furious when manga publishers change formats mid-series. Like Dark Horse with the Ah! Megamisama series grr arr

Thanks for looking, though~<3
The Icon Alchemistsky_dark on November 7th, 2007 11:23 am (UTC)
good luck. I've been looking for one off and on for a while. They will hit ebay occasionally, but they bid over $100.00 each time. I'll let you know if I find anything else.
corinn: [ling x ran fan]corinn on November 9th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
Long time no talk, yo! *reminisces* <3

I'm making arrangements with fireun, but maybe you can negotiate with komori_tifa from later in the post....

I have plans for the series tins. I plan to bring my mother into The FMA Fandom Fold. I am determined to get her to like an anime series... so far, I've gotten her to like several movies and a lukewarm interest in Princess Tutu... I think FMA will be the coup de grâce~ Wish me luck~

*uses only icon with Ling content*
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corinn on November 8th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
I love you, April. Serious, overflowing, copious amounts of love.

*moves to private LJ for negotiations*

*dances and sings*
fullmetalrosefullmetalrose on November 7th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
I bought mine back when it was first released from Toywiz.com ... don't know if they still have it in stock or not.
Greed/Ed otp fangirlgreedy_lover on November 7th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
good luck. will keep my eyes open for you. i bought it on the day it was released
baby_kitty_toesbaby_kitty_toes on November 7th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
the tin is worth that much? dang, i hated the tin and only got the first one as a gift from my bf.
Kristi Barrera: Journey//by komori_tifakomori_tifa on November 7th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
I think I can let mine go. I haven't really been collecting the DVD tins, I only have the one you're looking for. It's a little dented on the side (but it was in worse condition when I bought it) and I can even throw in the OST if you want.

Email me at TwiliMidna@gmail.com or AIM me (my screen name is SweetNoodlePop)
Star: mobuta.com <lj user=" title="Star: mobuta.com " />hoshi_shouri on November 8th, 2007 09:11 am (UTC)
The tins were a limited edition which is why you're having so much trouble finding it. Sounds like a few people on here can help you though, so lucky you! ^_^