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Post Reply Anybody here start out on the VHS in the 90's?
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Posted 11/13/17

nukadude wrote:

I saw the Atari Jaguar appear, desired it, forgot it, and desire it again.


I really wanted the Jag as a kid but went with the Sega Saturn a couple of years later. The funny thing about the Jaguar is my friends and I all wanted one as a kid but no one I knew ever got one. Picking consoles was crazy back in those days. xD

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Posted 11/13/17
well, yes and no.
I was born in 1995 so I got to see and use a vhs but I mostly don't remember cuz they were getting out of the market by then.
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Posted 11/14/17
Yep. And also when Netflix was starting out and had a few shows they mailed via dvd.
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Posted 11/15/17
Been watching anime on VHS since the 80's
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Posted 11/15/17
I had hundreds of VHS tapes of anime. Hunting them down was always a challenge, and it was impossible to get full sets half the time.

I recently was going to be moving to a different state and found someone who's son loved anime who wanted all my VHS tapes. I asked her how old her son was because they are mostly not child appropriate. She said he was 28. LOL. So he got them all.

Part of me still misses them, but all the ones I loved, I just got DVDs of them. I mean, the quality is ridiculously better. I remember my Goldenboy tapes were giving me issues because that was the first anime I would introduce my friends to, in hopes they would like anime and watch it with me too. Sadly, it didn't really work out so well in my favor. haha!
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Posted 11/15/17 , edited 11/15/17

Hypomouth wrote:


niotabunny wrote: I don't have a device that could record as a kid, so that trusty hand me down was well worth the choice, better than nothing at all


Same. There was late night showings on a cable tv channel (I can't remember the name) and I would record those onto VHS as well. Sadly I don't have any of those gems, but things like the lensman, dominion tank police, wicked city, monster city and other fantastic shows were mindblowing to me as a kid.

I need to go to some car boot sales and see if I can pick some up


Can definitely relate. I used to buy blank tapes and record as much as I could. Was particularly stoked to get Princess Mononoke off of Toonami when they used to play Miyazaki movies a few days in a row.
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Posted 11/15/17 , edited 11/15/17
I still have My Neighbor Totoro VHS tape, which was the first anime movie I watched.
Other than that though, was just a little broke kid back then so if I wanted to watch something it was either get up for Saturday morning cartoons, watch the rerun the following week on WB Kids or entirely miss an episode. Most big name shows that ended up on VHS only gave you 4 or so episodes so they were too cost prohibitive to actually own.

Blockbuster did have its purpose though if I wanted to binge watch Yugioh or something. Threads like this make me feel old

VHS didn't really die out for me until the early 2000s though since the only way to watch DVDs was watching it them on the computer which really sucked due to the small screen size compared to the TV. I still have 100s of VHS tapes and a player to watch them. Not going to throw out something that still works after all.
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Posted 11/19/17 , edited 11/19/17
VHS...

I had some in the 90's but not anime. I got rid of them since i dont have a player but I found some Voltes V anime in VHS , and I kept those
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Posted 11/19/17
Yes, indeed. At first it was a friend who started bringing home episodes and OVAs on VHS and showing them to us. Always out of sequence. Stuff like Record of Lodoss War, Robot Carnival, Black Magic M-66, Vampire Princess Miyu, Riding Bean, Bubblegum Crisis, and others.

When I got to college, joined gaming and anime clubs and discovered conventions, I also discovered the hidden world of trading these tapes in front of towers of VCRs.

Also recall what a huge deal laser disc was at the time.
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Posted 11/21/17
Hell, I remember the Funimation logo when it was drawn in crayon.
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