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by davemerrill
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: 1987 catalog of dreams and VHS tapes
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: 1987 catalog of dreams and VHS tapes

Laser discs were always a little cheaper than VHS, even domestically. I have absolutely no idea why. A deliberate move to try to spur sales of laser disc players? LDs cheaper to manufacture than VHS tapes? It's a mystery.
by davemerrill
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 26
Views: 3519

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

"Mom and pop" video store means a locally owned business, usually family owned and operated (hence "mom and pop"). Smaller cities will have mom and pop grocery stores, restaurants, hardware stores, etc. Video rental stores were a good opportunity for someone to start their own business, and while th...
by davemerrill
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Discotek stand-alone streaming panel Sept 14!
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Discotek stand-alone streaming panel Sept 14!

I hope they locate the rest of Ninja Robots!! Also looking forward to seeing that vintage dub of 1001 Nights. That's something I never thought would ever be available!
by davemerrill
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Figures/Models & Other Misc. Merchandise
Topic: Pirating anime music in the 1980s
Replies: 13
Views: 3767

Re: Pirating anime music in the 1980s

I'm unclear as to how fan-made artwork and and fan-made comics relates to the outright physical reproduction of copyrighted works, but apart from this whole COVID-19 thing, Comiket is doing just fine, cheerfully selling derivative works as usual. Japan's been prosecuting pirate sales of copyrighted ...
by davemerrill
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 26
Views: 3519

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

found some images of the VHS box art of an early American hentai release:
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by davemerrill
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 26
Views: 3519

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

if you're not at work you can look up "Offenders Of The Universe" and "Gonad The Barbarian" - these were two early hentai anime videos that were dubbed and released by an American adult video company in 1986 or thereabouts. I know one of the videos is the Cream Lemon "Star Trap" episode. So hentai a...
by davemerrill
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: 1987 catalog of dreams and VHS tapes
Replies: 6
Views: 788

1987 catalog of dreams and VHS tapes

Here's a new Let's Anime all about a mail-order (and convention table) anime merch import business and their 1987 catalog, giving us a look at exactly what the discerning and well-heeled anime fan could conceivably purchase if he had the long green to afford $160 for Final Yamato on VHS. http://lets...
by davemerrill
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Your thought on early American cartoon done by Japanese studios?
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Your thought on early American cartoon done by Japanese studios?

the best of the bunch was Mighty Orbots, which Dezaki also worked on. Bionic Six was also a pretty good show. Galaxy Rangers was another one that developed its own fan base, fan art, zines, and other fan works, which was rare for a co-production. Among my friends, these shows weren't seen as "anime"...
by davemerrill
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime can last?

How long can the craze for a merchandise-driven anime last? Well, let's see. Mobile Suit Gundam started in 1979. It's 2020. That's 41 years so far of selling lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of model kits of Mobile Suits.
by davemerrill
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 2391

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

I think my first time torrenting anime was around 2004 as well. The the most recent time I torrented anime? I found a torrent for "Comet In Moominland" a couple of weeks ago. There are still some fansubbers working the vintage end of the street, and most of their releases are via torrents; I will ha...