There is also a reason Aniplex priced it lower than anything else of there's...
True. The same complaints were made over the cost of Anime Limiteds releases of FMA 03 vs Funimations though which wasn't entirely fair.I'd argue the pricing of a new release and the pricing of a release that's been on the market for the better part of a decade kind of skews this. There's a reason the UK complete collection can be had for like ~£40 now.
That still makes it cost far more than your average anime release, although I'll grant you, it isn't as expensive as it could have been.
I picked up both Aniplex box sets of FMA:B for $79.99 each at Tokyo Otaku Mode during their 20% Off sale, and I sold off my Funimation two-part Blu-ray set for $60, so the two Aniplex sets basically cost me only $99.98 total, or about £78. I'm good with that. I do still own Funi's original 5-part Blu-rays as a backup. I love the metallic-finish side-load slipboxes Funi used for those, so I didn't want to part with them. But the AoA box sets are exceptionally nice, as are the challenge coins that came with them.In America it’s far cheaper than what people were scalping and paying for FMAB. The show is well loved and I’m sure this gonna end one of AoA best sellers and I love my part 1 already top 5 sets I own (western) . It’s meant for hardcore as it’s streaming everywhere
Can't say I'm a fan of the first one, but the later is usually not my thing and ended up really liking it.. give it a try.I got my Mystery box from MVM today like others here. Buying these has almost doubled my meager collection lol.
As for what was included I'm not sure that Love and Lies and Skip Beat appeal to me to be honest.