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Giants vs Tigers Baseball Super Record Game

They Might Be (Yomiuri) Giants. Or Tigers, The Choice Is Yours.

Audio samples i’ve recorded are available at the bottom of the page!

No sooner had I finished discussing the wonders of parallel records and mentioning that there is an extremely rare Baseball Super Record Game vinyl in my recent blog entry, than the inevitable happened. A copy of said extremely rare record shows up for sale. And yes, I bought it.

As it turns out, this rare little ball yard beaut is quite the handsome offering.

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Horoscope Super Record Game 1977

Defecating in bookshops, the Daily Mirror and the stone cold parallel grooves betwixt East and West

Posted on August 20, 2017

I like odd stuff. I’ve mentioned that several times. I like to look for odd stuff in strange places too. It’s where the best stuff is. If you are a regular to my little corner of the Internet you’ll know that too. But I never expected to buy a bunch of stuff that would then open up a world of, well, a world of odd.

Parallel records are nothing new. In fact they’ve been around since 1901 apparently. Essentially they are a vinyl record made up concentric grooves. The design and manufacturing process allows a parallel record to hold several different tracks on one side. What’s new about that? Well, depending on where you drop the needle at the lead-in point, the record will then latch on at a random location and begin to play. Thus you’d play a record and never know what track would be played. The design also meant that records were limited in length and thus they were really only used as novelties.

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Tower Theatre 2012

Tower Theatre Japan 2012 (Booklet)

This booklet has been scanned in at 300 dpi. It is a Tower Records pamphlet, titled, Tower Theatre. I picked this up during my visit to Japan in 2012, the Miyazaki cover art caught my eye. I popped it in to a document folder and brought it home to scan 3 years later!

You can download the booklet by clicking the icon below. What do you think? Do any items catch your eye? Let everyone know in the comments section!

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Akihabara Map 2012

What was Akihabara like in 2012?

In 2012 I was lucky enough to visit Japan. During my stay I visited Akihabara and picked up an English language map of the area. You can download a 300 dpi PDF of the complete map from my website, just click the link below!

How does Akihabara compare today with the Akihabara from 2012? Can you spot any of your favourite stores or game centers? Let me know in the comments below!

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