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90s nostalgia, Meijer, Ontario OH, rare VHS, special interest VHS -

By Josh Schafer   Let’s rewind back to this very day in 1993, Tapeheads. Why today, you ask? Excellent question. Because on Tuesday, May 18th, 1993, midwest based supercenter chain Meijer opened their new megastore in Ontario, OH - and they marketed that launch with an ingenious VHSplash!  Meijer’s advertising team knew how to get into people’s line of sight, and it was via their VCR. The following 10 minute video isn’t just any old VHS tape: this video will change the way you shop for food, clothing, beauty supplies, and even the way you rent videos. The best part?...

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Carpenter VHS collection, Chlller Theater, horror VHS, John Carpenter, John Carpenter VHS, Sinister Cinema, VHS collecting -

By Josh Schafer / Ted Gilbert   On April 13th, 2022 legendary filmmaker, composer, and genre favorite John Carpenter announced he was selling off his entire VHS collection. The news was met with an abundance of awe and wild enthusiasm, and the limited number of 10-tape mystery boxes (which also came with a signed photo of Carpenter) were VHSnatched up like everyone was in fast forward. Even with an $80 price tag, it's easy to imagine why this sale caused such a fervent stir; few figures are as universally admired by horror and sci-fi collectors far and wide, and it's...

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1985 Games, RPG Dice, VHS aesthetic, VHS Dice, VHS RPG Dice -

By Ted Gilbert   Every time we press play on a new day it feels like VHS aesthetic is gaining a bigger foothold into nearly every aspect of culture. Sometimes it's unexpected and mildly unbelievable (see Kylie Jenner's recent make-up line), or sometimes it feels a little random (these VHS playing cards) or just plain funny (like this plush dog toy, and there a few out there). But sometimes, it just makes perfect VHSense, as is the case with these rewind-inclined RPG accoutrements from 1985 Games.     A quick glance at the $67,000 and counting this project has raised on Kickstarter so...

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Beyond Video, mini video store, miniature video store, Miniatures, VHS art, Video Rental, Video Stores -

Interview with Marina Totino by Ted Gilbert   Video store nostalgia has been hitting a high note in the last few years. The Last Blockbuster arguably led the way by reminding Americans that video stores still exist, and rekindling our collective cultural love affair with them.   Well, how about a video store that fits on your mantle, or even better:  a VHSpecial little place on your video shelf? We've previously praised the radical rewind-inclined miniature work of GLAZY UK, and Melissa Kay’s utterly amazing MK Video, but recently the work of Marina Totino caught our Videovore eye, and we...

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blank VHS, gold VHS, just for kids scotch VHS, rare VHS, unusual VHS -

By Josh Schafer   Through our many years of roaming and rummaging through the vast rewind-inclined world, we’ve uncovered some truly radical slabs of VHS stock variants. We thought it proper to VHShare some of our favorites with you, Tapeheads! Here are five of the most fantastic VHSpecimens we’ve come across. Let’s press play!   SCOTCH JUST FOR KIDS If you’re looking for the most wacky, fun and wonderfully ridiculous VHS blank ever created, this has our vote, Tapeheads. These Scotch Just For Kids videocassettes are strikingly unique, and were engineered to help kids use videotapes with ease. These JFK...

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