The First VHS Haul of 2016

It’s no secret that tapes are getting harder and harder to find out there in wild, especially good genre material in ex-rental form, but I received a lead from a good contact and as always decided to act upon it, the only problem was that this particular lead was down on the South Coast. I say problem, as you all know I will travel the length of the country for VHS, so more of an inconvenience than anything.

With my work being national, I had some meetings in the area and a few days out on the road planned, so in the late afternoon last week dropped in to see what this guy had.


You could tell immediately as you walked in that the room hadn’t been touched in years, but at its height was displayed on bespoke racking like a video store. There was around 1000 tapes, a mixture of ex-rental pre and post-cert tapes and also generic mass produced sell throughs.

I left with 228 tapes in total, 175 of which are all doubles to me, so will soon (once sorted) be made available for trade/sale. Below is what was picked up.

To the more older hardcore collectors this will be nothing more than car boot fodder that they would leave on the turf, but for me, I grew up in the post-cert era and this is exactly the sort of material I would collect if I didn’t already own almost 85% of it.

When you pick up tapes like Dudes, Easy Money, Mirage, Secret Admirer and Blood Tracks, to name but a few, and for pence, it’s a great day in my book.

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5 thoughts on “The First VHS Haul of 2016

  1. Nikolas Bouras

    Can you find old cartoons videotapes from labels like Childrens Video Network, Comic Toons, Funhouse Video, Krypton Force, Supertron and Take 2 Plus? Can you find all of them? Can you find:
    1. VIDEOTOONS Volume Six – Krypton Force
    2. Zany Days of ABBOTT & COSTELLO – Supertron
    3. CHOPPY AND THE PRINCESS – THE PRINCESS & THE BEGGAR – Take 2 Plus
    4. CHOPPY AND THE PRINCESS – THE MAGIC HERB – Take 2 Plus
    5. CHOPPY AND THE PRINCESS – STOLEN BEAUTY – Take 2 Plus
    6. CHOPPY AND THE PRINCESS – THE POISON DART – Take 2 Plus
    7. CHOPPY AND THE PRINCESS – THE PHANTOM KNIGHT – Take 2 Plus
    8. Sport Billy Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 – Take 2 Plus
    9. Chuckle Toons Volume Three – Childrens Video Network
    10. Chuckle Toons Volume Four – Childrens Video Network
    11. Gulliver’s Travels – Comic Toons
    12. The Eastern Delight – Comic Toons
    13. Legend of The Moors Legacy – Comic Toons
    14. Teddy and Friends – Comic Toons
    15. Eastern Magic – Comic Toons
    16. The Magic Flute and Other Magic Fables – Comic Toons
    17. Don Quixote and Other Cartoon Classics – Comic Toons
    18. Toonerville Trolley – Comic Toons
    19. Mutt & Jeff in Westward Whoa and Other Cartoon Classics – Comic Toons
    20. Little Lulu II – Comic Toons
    21. The Queen of Hearts and Other Cartoon Classics – Comic Toons
    22. The Nutcracker – Comic Toons
    23. Flip The Frog and Other Cartoon Classics – Comic Toons
    Etc.

    Can you please find them as soon as you possibly can? Thanks!

    Nikolas Bouras.

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  2. Nikolas Bouras

    Hello Lloyd!
    Can you find old public domain cartoon videotapes from the 80’s and 90’s with labels like Children’s Video Network, Comic Toons, Funhouse Video, Krypton Force, Supertron and Take 2 Plus? Can you find all of them?
    Here’s a list you to find by the following:
    Take 2 Plus VHS tapes:
    1. CHOPPY AND THE PRINCESS – THREE WISHES
    2. CHOPPY AND THE PRINCESS – THE PRINCESS & THE BEGGAR
    3. CHOPPY AND THE PRINCESS – THE MAGIC HERB
    4. CHOPPY AND THE PRINCESS – STOLEN BEAUTY
    5. CHOPPY AND THE PRINCESS – THE POISON DART
    6. CHOPPY AND THE PRINCESS – THE PHANTOM KNIGHT
    7. SPORT BILLY Vol. 1
    8. SPORT BILLY Vol. 2
    9. SPORT BILLY Vol. 3
    10. SPORT BILLY Vol. 4
    Etc.
    Krypton Force VHS tapes:
    1. VIDEOTOONS Volume One
    2. VIDEOTOONS Volume Two
    3. VIDEOTOONS Volume Three
    4. The Adventures of Don Quixote Volume One: Rescue to The Ride
    5. The Adventures of Don Quixote Volume Two: Queen Marlina The Evil
    6. The Adventures of Don Quixote Volume Three: The Monster of Hopeadopeadople
    7. VIDEOTOONS Volume Four
    8. VIDEOTOONS Volume Five
    9. VIDEOTOONS Volume Six
    Supertron Cartoon Videos VHS tapes:
    1. CASPER THE GHOST & FRIENDS
    2. CASPER THE GHOST & FRIENDS – VOLUME TWO
    3. Loony Times of ABBOTT & COSTELLO
    4. Tales of ABBOTT & COSTELLO
    5. Zany Days of ABBOTT & COSTELLO
    Etc.
    Children’s Video Network VHS tapes:
    1. CHUCKLE TOONS Volume One
    2. CHUCKLE TOONS Volume Two
    3. CHUCKLE TOONS Volume Three
    4. CHUCKLE TOONS VOLUME FOUR
    5. THE TWO LITTLE PUPS
    6. CHUCKLE TOONS VOLUME FIVE
    7. ALADDIN & HIS MAGIC LAMP
    8. HECKLE & JECKLE & FRIENDS
    9. THE ADVENTURES OF MOLLY MOO COW
    Etc.
    Comictoons VHS tapes:
    1. GULLIVER’S TRAVELS
    2. THE EASTERN DELIGHT
    3. THE COSSACKS Volume One
    4. THE COSSACKS Volume Two
    5. LABYRINTH
    6. THE HIPPO & THE CROCODILE
    7. LEGEND OF THE MOOR’S LEGACY
    8. GNOME SWEET GNOME
    9. TEDDY AND FRIENDS
    10. EASTERN MAGIC
    11. THE BIG BAD WOLF
    12. THE COSSACKS Volume 3
    13. THE BIG BAD WOLF Volume 2
    14. PORKY’S MOVING DAY AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    15. POPEYE THE SAILOR IN ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP
    16. THE MAGIC FLUTE AND OTHER MAGIC FABLES
    17. THE LITTLE DUTCH MILL AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    18. THE BRAVE TIN SOLDIER AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    19. LITTLE BOY BLUE AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    20. HUMPTY DUMPTY AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    21. WINKY THE WATCHMAN AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    22. HUNKY & SPUNKY
    23. BIMBO AND FRIENDS
    24. MARY’S LITTLE LAMB AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    25. LITTLE LULU
    26. BUGS BUNNY
    27. SUPERMAN
    28. SINBAD THE SAILOR AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    29. PORKY PIG
    30. THE FOX & THE RABBIT AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    31. POPEYE THE SAILOR
    32. THE LITTLE RED HEN AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    33. PUSS IN BOOTS AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    34. SIMPLE SIMON AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    35. RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    36. DON QUIXOTE AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    37. TOONERVILLE TROLLEY
    38. SUPERMAN II
    39. CASPER THE GHOST AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    40. MUTT & JEFF IN WESTWARD WHOA AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    41. THE ADVENTURES OF DAFFY DUCK
    42. LITTLE LULU II
    43. DICK WHITTINGTON’S CAT & OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    44. THE QUEEN OF HEARTS AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    45. THE NUTCRACKER
    46. FLIP THE FROG AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    Etc.
    Funhouse Video VHS tapes:
    1. TOM THUMB AND OTHER CARTOON FABLES
    2. DAFFY DUCK & Co.
    3. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND OTHER CARTOON FABLES
    4. PORKY & FRIENDS
    5. BUGS BUNNY & Co.
    6. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    7. FARMER AL FAFA & FRIENDS
    8. TOYLAND BROADCAST AND OTHER CARTOON CLASSICS
    9. GABBY AND FRIENDS
    Etc.
    Screen Original VHS tapes:
    1. THE AMOS & ANDY SHOW
    2. The Mighty Mouse Show Featuring Heckle & Jeckle, Yankee Doodle Donkey and Buzzy The Mocking Bird
    3. THE Felix The Cat SHOW
    4. Woody Woodpecker and the Leprechauns Show
    5. THE Daffy Duck SHOW
    6. THE POPEYE SHOW
    7. THE Bugs Bunny SHOW
    8. THE Herman The Mouse SHOW
    Can you please find them in charity shops, car boot sales, videotape shops and other shops around the UK as soon as you possibly can?
    Will you sell them on the website? Thanks!

    Nikolas Bouras.

    P.S. Here are some clues for you to find the video titles with labels:
    The Children’s Video Network label has a rainbow background and has a silver ring with silver letters saying ‘CVN’.
    The Comictoons label has a pink background with white letters on top saying ‘Comic Toons’ with a black shadow figure of Jiminy Cricket down below.
    The Funhouse Video label has a yellow background with black letter’s saying ‘Funhouse Video’ with a smiley face in the centre.
    The Take 2 Plus label has a clapper board thing that has a number ‘2’ in the centre of ‘Take’ on the left and ‘Plus’ on the right.
    The Supertron Cartoon Videos label has a picture of a dog’s head with rainbow letters saying ‘Supertron’
    The Krpton Force label has a red vertical triangle with white letters saying ‘Krypton’ and a yellow rectangle with white letters saying ‘Force’.
    The Screen Original label has a black background of blue film and a black ‘Woody Woodpecker’ with blue eyes.
    So remember, they need to be in good clean condition, not in wear and tear, and make sure this is the right VHS tape.
    Thanks for reading!

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    1. Wendy Jansen

      Hi, I see you have ‘Gnome Sweet Gnome’ listed above. I have a VHS tape titled ‘Gnome Sweet Gnome’ from the Childrens Video Network and am unable to find any information about it. My mother-in-law gave this to my son in the early ’90’s. It doesn’t have it’s cover any more. I am having trouble finding any information on this.

      Thanks
      Wendy

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  3. Lee Sanders

    Hi, I’m looking for 6 original big box videos and wondered if you had any for sale?? They are:

    1. Naked Vengeance (Vestron)
    2. Enemy Territory (EIV)
    3. Close Your Eyes and Pray (Trans-Global)
    4. Strays (1991 TV movie – CIC Video)
    5. Fair Game (Embassy Video)
    6. The Damning (Braveworld)

    If you can let me know, my email address is: [email protected], thanks.

    Lee

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  4. John Leask

    brilliant site mate,love the post of photos of old video libraries and what they are now,i pass the one on fulham palace road on my way to work most days.anyway i have a question for you.do you know if the george romero film Land of the Dead was ever released as a rental or sell thru in the UK?i know there is a US sell thru but im having no luck with info on a UK one.tanks very much

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