Friday, April 29, 2011

MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdiscs, Store is Functional!

Got a few Hi-Vision / MUSE discs in stock and have added them to the store. Also had Jurassic Park, Out of Africa, and Cliffhanger, but they have already been sold. With Ebay raising their fees once again (now charging a percentage of the shipping price!), I've decided to try to sell more through the website and other venues. Sorry for the slowness and bad design of the store - it's a work in progress!

This week on Ebay it's a lot of Sci-Fi, especially Star Wars. Some highlights include:
  • Cherry 2000 SF047-5352
  • SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (Making Of) PILF-2080
  • Nemesis (uncut) PILF-1588
  • Thunderbirds IR Boxes 1 and 2 BELL-533 and BELL-534
  • Terminator 2 Squeeze PILF-2187
  • The Making of Star Wars PILF-2079
  • Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi PILF-2081
  • Godzilla 40th Anniversary LD-BOX TLL-2235
  • Star Wars Collector's Set PILF-2070

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Anime and Tokusatsu LD Boxes, Music, Repaired Victor VHD Player

Plowing through the hundreds of LDs and LD boxes slowly but surely. The condition of the latest haul is just amazing, most of it looks like it came right out of the factory. Here's some of the anime and tokusatsu items that I was able to take pictures of.

LD Boxes for Getter Robo, Hurricane Polymer, Reideen Perfect Collection, Ashita no Joe, Jumborg Ace, Mahha GoGoGo, Mighty Jack, Iron Man 28, Mirror Man, Rainbowman, Space Avenger Magma Taisi, Tiger Mask, Red Baron, Iron King, Mazinger Z, Ultraman, Masked Rider, Eight Man, Dororo, and many others!! The items above are just a fraction of the total number of LD boxes in stock, so if you're looking for something in particular, feel free to email me and I can check to see if it's in stock.

Also recently Good Squid got a bunch of music discs in stock, many of which were still sealed. Some of these are up on Ebay now and others will be put out there next week. Hightlights include:
  • Ready Steady Go Volumes 1-3 (TOLW-3150, TOLW-3151, TOLW-3152)
  • Rick Astley Video Hits BVLP-1
  • Dead or Alive - Rip It Up 35-4P-114 and Rip It Up Live35-4P-115
  • Lita Ford - Live (BVLP-2) and Midnight Snack (BVLP-25)
  • Lots of Beatles and John Lennon discs
  • Best of Blondie POLP-1802
  • Vanessa Paradis - Tous ses Clips POLP-1023
  • Tina Turner - Simply the Best Video Collection TOLW-3099, What's Love Got to Do With It PILF-1880, What's Love Live TOLW-3196, Break Every Rule L050-1084, Do You Want Some Action - Live From Barcelona VALP-3218, Live in Rio de Janeiro VAL-3060
  • Glam Rock CRLR-80029
  • Culture Club - This Time First 4 Year SM058-3177
  • The Julie London Show TOLW-3124
  • Journey - American Tour TE-D037
  • Metallica - Cunning Stunts (SRLM-1540~1) and 2 of 1 (25LP-135)
  • Abba Gold POLP-1005 and More Abba Gold POLP-1011
  • Squeeze Greatest Hits POLM-1002
  • Bridget Bardot Show BB Special COLM-6170
Lastly I got an old Victor VHD player in stock this week. The model is HD-V1. I think the HD-V1 was the higher end model of the VHD machines that Victor released. When this one arrived, it would attempt to read discs, and then get hung up and stop trying. Opening up the case, I saw that everything was spinning and moving properly, but after a few seconds, it would just stop and the eject button would light up. So I found a special screw on an electronic panel that had some little tooth-like contacts on it. These were not quite in contact with the metal post that they were supposed to be touching, so after twisting the screw around, contact was made again and the video displayed properly. I also took the time to clean the metal post off with some rubbing alcohol - figured it couldn't hurt. Here's a video of the machine being fixed.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Good Squid Hit the Motherload

First off, THANK YOU to everyone who bid on discs this week!! There still are some donation auctions running this week so the amount will increase, but at this point the donation amount to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund is $94.30. The disaster in Japan continues to unfold and people are still in need and will be in need for a long time as families are relocated around the country, starting from scratch. Hope to have another round of donations in the near future!

The second big piece of news this week is that Good Squid hit the motherload and got around 2000 discs in stock this week, most of them in near mint condition. There were so many that I had to rent out a storage container room. Many of the discs are Japanese anime and tokusatsu discs and box sets, but there are aslo some music and movies mixed in. In addition to all those discs, some models, toys, and other collector items were mixed in. Haven't really dealt with these but it will be fun to try.

Included in the motherload this week were both Time Tunnel boxes (PILF-1986 and PILF-1987), lots of Gerry Anderson items, Mission Impossible 2 (PILF-2865), Les Rivieres Pourpres (PILF-2869), The Beach (PILF-2854), Anna and the King (PILF-2843), and Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (PILF-2806).

Also picked up a couple nice LD players while I was at it - two Pioneer DVL-909 machines.

And of course, auctions continue on Ebay. This week it's all horror with the nice Zombie the Conclusion LD-BOX set BILF-9003 set included in the mix. A few highlights:
  • Rocktober Blood G88F5355
  • From Beyond H.P. Lovecraft G98F5406
  • Ghoulies 2 G98F5425
  • David Cronenberg LD-BOX BELL-920
  • Basket Case 2 HBLM-60125
  • CHUD LVB-1017