2.07.2012

Badass buy of the day - Star Wars 1st Ever VHS release! 1982 Video Rental Library Edition!


I knew if I was patient, I'd come across one of these for a decent price.

This was the very first "ever" VHS release of Star Wars. Released in 1982, this was released only to libraries for rental as stated on the front cover, spine and back cover. Later that same year they eventually released the first "retail" version in a cardboard "drawer case" edition, which you can find here.

So now I'm a very happy man. Not only do I now possess the first VHS retail edition of Star Wars, but I can now add the very first ever Star Wars VHS release. It's not terribly rare, depending on when you scour eBay for it. But depending on the condition, you can expect to pay a pretty steep price just based solely on what I've seen seller ask for it just this past year alone. Average it runs for about $40-$50, but I've seen it go for up to $100. What I paid for is nowhere near those figures, which is awesome considering this is in near mint condition.

This on top of the very nice package of German Big Box VHS tapes my good buddy Ingo sent me that I also received recently makes me a very happy man indeed. Expect those badass VHS tapes to be posted soon.

9 comments:

  1. Sweet purchase. Gotta love those unaltered editions.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jack! I'm just super stoked that I got it for the price I did as I've been eyeing this particular edition forever. :)

      Delete
  2. That looks very nice..patience paid off..congrats...cant wait for the posting of the german tapes..and we both know there are more to come...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yea buddy! Just don't know where to start! lol

      Delete
  3. Nice find! Other movies should have gone straight to library too. For example: The King's Speech, The Lincoln Lawyer and The Queen. Haha.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nice! This was the first VHS I ever owned and I still have it prominently displayed. I played the Hell out of it too!

    --Mitch, The Video Vacuum

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's awesome Mitch. I wish I was smart enough or had the foresight to keep all my old "original" tapes when I was young. Pssh, who knows what beauties I'd have by now.

      Delete