Added on 12-Jul-2000
The Japanese HMV website has indicated that there could be more than one Freddie box set this year...HMV Japan lists:
'FREDDIE MERCURY COLLECTION 1973-2000' for 18,690 yen.
The box set is set for release on 23 October 2000 - not the 2 October, as was the original release date.
At the same time they also indicate the release of 'Freddie Mercury - Solo, Best Of'. This is likely to be a double CD best of compilation to support the box set.
Where it gets interesting though is that they indicate the release of:
Freddie Mercury Framed Picture Box for 65,290 yen (a fortune - $600 - 700US)
No label is known for this item as yet, or release date.