Among one of the interesting and perhaps obscure things that I brought back was a Transformers LP. In other words, a Transformers "gramophone 'long play' record" - you know, those things that has been around for more than a century and were popular in the '60s long before the iPod came along?
Himawari from TFW 2005 asked to see more pics of this and that is what prompted this entry.
To be completely honest, I know very little about this piece of TF history and I certainly don't know what all the Japanese words are saying. However, as a piece of TF memorabilia, it holds a lot of value to me for one key reason - there is a fairly sizable and unobstructed G1 Bluestreak box artwork at the back of the LP's sleeve.
Bluestreak will always have a special place in my heart. I never got him when I was young.
This is the front of the sleeve. It has the 1985 back of box battle scene from Japanese boxed Transformers.
Close up of the information strip, which appears to contain a song listing.
Back of the sleeve showing the glorious Bluestreak box art.
Song list in English. I wonder whether the songs are in English. I'll probably never find out because I don't own a gramophone player nor do I know anyone that does.
Details of the information strip
Close up of LP - Side 1
Close up of LP - Side 2
To my surprise, I discovered that the LP comes with an insert poster! (I didn't even look inside when I bought it, I just wanted the Bluestreak box art)
Hey, the LP is actually worth 3 Robot Points!
This is the back of the poster
Close up of write up at the back of the poster
The poster opens up into a double spread with huge box art representations of Convoy and Megatron
The singer? Somehow, I don't think that's Berlinda Carlise.
Bar code detail of LP
Manufacturing details -"Manufactured and distributed by Victor Musical Industries Inc., Tokyo, Japan, 1985".