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It’s a question that seems to divide the preference of contemporary video collectors: do you dig those stickers you find on former rental VHS? Some Videovores see these often faded and crusty video store stickers as mere inconveniences that take away from the aesthetics of an undisturbed, otherwise pristine slice of home video heaven.   Other Tapeheads, however, see these stickers as an enhancement to the video’s aesthetic while also providing some obscure insight on its origin, ultimately adding a distinct bit of spice to their VHS collection. It’s an interesting question to be sure, and one that certainly deserves...

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Here’s a super-rad rewind-inclined historical find unearthed by the one and only David Movrin himself, Tapeheads! Sourced from the February 1985 issue of Playboy Magazine, here we have a full-page advertisement from U-Haul’s home video rental division, aptly named Haullywood Video! What’s that? You didn’t know U-Haul was in on the video rental market? They totally were, Videovores. From what information we could gather, it seems U-Haul opened seven video rental locations in Michigan in the mid-80s which offered VHS, camera and A/V equipment and more. And with this here coupon, you could get a free, portable VCR (with a...

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