VHS Variations and Rarities


VHS Variations and Rarities

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This page showcases all of the variations of Robin Hood I own in my personal collection, as well as some rarities too! If there are any extra variations I am unaware of, please contact me at aria.moonbriar@gmail.com so I may keep a list of tapes I need :) Please note that I am most interested in collecting all of the U.S. NTSC variants, although I enjoy collecting foreign releases as well, as you will see below

Note: These releases are in chronological order as far as my knowledge goes, excluding foreign releases

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Dealer Sales and Preview Tape

This tape was released as an incentive for retailers to order Robin Hood tapes for their stores. This tape is incredibly rare.

Manufacture date of this tape is 10/2/1984

Black Diamond 228VS

Manufacture date of this tape is 10/22/1985

Black Diamond 228VF

Canadian variant of 228VS. Manufacture date is not printed on this tape. Instead, the numbers 2338 and 2132 (which partially covers 2338) are printed on the tape. I am unsure what these nubmers mean, possibly manufacturing codes

Black Diamond 228V

Above picture of the tape label has been censored, as the previous owner stamped their address on the label

Manufacture date of this tape is 9/29/1986

228V Label Variant

This is a variant label of 228V that is missing the "NTSC Standard". This label also sports the MPAA logo to the right of the rating.
Strangely, this tape was manufactured three days (9/26/1986) before my other copy.

Black Diamond 1189 (1189-1)

Manufacture date of this tape is 6/7/1991

Black Diamond 1189 Demo Tape (1189-1)

Demo version of the above tape (1189-1) given out to video rental stores.
Manufacture date of this tape is 4/29/1991

Black Diamond 1189 French Language Release (1189/23/25)

French language Canadian release of Black Diamond 1189. Interestingly, this tape is not close captioned like the other Black Diamond tapes. Another interesting detail is the "Non Classe" rating given to the tape on the label, as depicted in the fourth image. Similarly to my copy of the Canadian Black Diamond 228VF, there is no clear display of the manufacture date. The last image shows a close-up of the bottom of the tape. I can only make out the last two digits ("90"), so I'm unsure if this is the manufacture date or if it is another production code of some sort. Not pictured is a small label on the top of the tape which has another set of production codes of some kind.

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