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Background: Strand VCI Entertainment (later "Strand Home Video") was the North American division of Video Collection International that distributed special interest and children's videos.


1st Logo
(1988-1993)
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Logo
: On a white background, an amber rectangle turns many different colors as different colored rectangles from all parts of the screen (except for the left), while "ENTERTAINMENT" in a dark gray Triple Condensed Gothic font scrolls right-to-left across the screen. The rectangle turns gray with the "ENTERTAINMENT" text wiping in at the bottom at the bottom. A red rectangle with the words "STRAND VCI" with the "V" colored golden yellow, flips from the bottom of the screen. After
the rectangle plasters itself on the screen, the "V" in VCI turns gray.

Variant: Some Thomas & Friends tapes like Tenders and Turntables,Trust Thomas and Better Late Than Ever have a white "V" flipping in from the bottom of the screen before the red rectangle, and the "V" fades to gray (on the regular version, the V just suddenly turns gray ant the blink of an eye in sync with the "BANG!"). This may have been an animation timing error.


FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: Early computer graphics. Cool as well. The yellow "V" turning to gray may not have been intentional, though.

Music/Sounds: Three light synth chords, then a loud "BANG".

Availability: Notably seen on 1988-1993 video tapes and early Thomas the Tank Engine releases in the U.S. from late 1990 to 1993, but was also seen on The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Runaway Ralph, Ripley's Believe It or Not, and The Jungle Book anime.

Scare Factor: Minimal to medium, mainly because of the music, which makes it a bit ominous.



2nd Logo
(1993-1995)
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Logo: On a starry sky background, we see a gray model of the Earth spin around from the bottom left of the screen. After it stops at North America, a white grid pattern is wiped onto the globe from top to bottom. A black 3D rectangle flips from the top of the screen. "STRAND", in a Windsor Elognated font in a red rectangle, flies from the right of the screen. Once
they come together, they flash and the "HOME VIDEO" text appears, in a Futura font.

Trivia: Since Strand Home Video was the American counterpart of The Video Collection, a white spark appears on the globe right where London is.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The globe spinning (a cheap one), the 3D rectangles, and the forming of "HOME VIDEO".

Music/Sounds: The VCI music from 1986.

Availability: Can be seen on later Thomas the Tank Engine releases in the US from 1993 to 1995. Also seen on Kino's Storytime.

Scare Factor: Same as the VCI logo.


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