Please help me to buy a music box for my wife.
(specifically, this link
) reminded me that Valentine's Day is nigh. I thought a music box might make a nice gift. I have two options in mind, but I'm having trouble sourcing either.
Option 1 - Amelie music box
includes a link to a store that sells musical jewelry and ring boxes
that play the theme from The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain
, one of my wife's favourite films (we once did a self-guided walking tour of Paris to see the movie's sights). Unfortunately, they're all 'temporarily out of stock'. Any idea where I might buy something similar?
Option 2 - Japanese music box
The YouTube video linked earlier in this post
includes a link to a Japanese site that seems to sell 33-note chromatic scale music boxes
that will play punched cards, like the one in the video. Unfortunately for me, the site is in Japanese, and Google Translate hasn't been much help in working out what's for sale, and at what price. I'd like to get one already in a box, just like the video, and then I guess I'd figure out how to punch out my wife's favourite melodies, like Amelie, Totoro etc. If somebody who can read Japanese could let me know if that's possible, and what I'd need to do to order, it'd be very much appreciated. Ditto if you know another store selling this sort of thing!
I've seen the ThinkGeek DIY kits, and separate mechanisms that play the Amelie theme - I'm really more interested in a finished, slightly more classy product (assume I'm willing to spend up to a few hundred dollars US). Please note that I'm in Australia, so any store would need to provide international shipping.