Wednesday, April 10

VHSCollector.com's Rebuttal to Charles Band, the Wizard Video VHS saga continues...

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I'm officially busting out the popcorn! Personally, I'm not convinced about Band's claim yesterday that the logo/layout variations between the old and "new/found" big boxes are due to print runs from different places spanning several years; if that was the case, these differences would have already been established long ago by diehard collectors who've owned piles of copies through the years. Band's other claim about the difficulty of getting big boxes printed today also seems fishy.

As a collective, VHS hobbyists are just as obsessive about even the smallest of details, especially variants which might indicate rarity, as other collectors. The close-up of the new Headless Eyes big box in Paul's first video exhibiting a rectangle of "scanned" ex-rental sticker residue embedded on the artwork is especially damning to Band's insistence that these are legitimate old, "found" boxes. We're not that stupid and more explanation is definitely needed.

3 comments:

Hellbilly Hollywood said...

You know, I was barely on the fence to start with, but with this newest video, and the points you have made on Facebook, I think shady business is afoot.

The Chooper said...

Paul over at VHSCollector.com has nailed this one on the head. Fuzzy type, color issues, and logo discrepancies. What an idiot Charles Band is... and even worse, he thinks the folks that collect VHS are even dumber than he is. I applaud the video and agree wholeheartedly with your assessment as well.

Jayson K said...

Yeah, that might piss me off just as much as his lies. It's like VHS collectors are stupid merely because they collect a dead format and Band thinks (falsely) that Wizard BBs are so scarce that he can simply lie some more about print runs and such and no one will call him on his BS. Like Chris Alexander of Fangoria saying "Anything is possible" in response to those questioning Band. Please! Haha

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