sabato 30 settembre 2017

IT'S COSBABY TIME!

MICHAEL JACKSON
JAPAN MINI-COSBABY SET
(1ST EDITION)


Today there's not a record in this space, but a wonderful set of mini cosbaby; Cosbaby are little figures representing celebrities with a baby face. Each cosbaby stands 3 inches/7 cm tall. Michael Jackson got 8 different versions, each with its unique design from some of his music videos and live performances.

This set is made of 9 figures,
6 designs + 1 secret version + 2 extra version:
- Billie Jean
- History
- Black or White
- Moonwalker
- Thriller ( regular version)
- Thriller ( werewolf version)
- Plus one SECRET version (Thriller Yellow eye)
- Plus one SPECIAL version (Thriller college jacket)

- Plus one VARIANT version (Thriller Zombie) 

SECRET Cosbaby and SPECIAL cosbaby are the rarest among the whole lot. The special one (with the iconic Thriller college jacket) comes with a different red box.
What you can see in this picture is the VERY FIRST cosbaby edition, with a Moonwalker-designed little box and a display box for shops!
Lately, the whole cosbaby set have been reissued with a black box package including MJ classic logo.
















mercoledì 27 settembre 2017

The showroom is going to celebrate...
a threatening
frightning
scary
ghoulish
HALLOWEEN!!!!!!

From October 1st, to October 31 -  the night of the witches and full of "TRICK OR TREATS" - The Showroom celebrates the release of the new "SCREAM" cd, as well as the launch of the 3-D remaster of "Making Michael Jackson's Thriller" video, with a large selection of THRILLING items, waiting for HALLOWEEN!

Please, remember to visit also the Showroom page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/michaeljacksonshowroom/

The HALLOWEEN weeks will start on Facebook on October 17 with different posts!!!
Don't miss it!!!!

IS THIS SCARY???


domenica 24 settembre 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK :
HISTORY PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE BOOK I

"IN STORE PLAY CD"
USA PROMO 2 CD SET
EPIC/SONY 25K7122



Well, I really love this item:it's an "in-store play cd", that means this is an advanced copy given to shops to let it play the days before its release, and of course during the promotion of the album. The cd they let you play and listen with headphones, exactly. It's a 2-cd set that comes with a totally black artwork double fat case, with the title on front and the tracklist on the back. Some copies include a little booklet, exclusive for its size:it's smaller than the classic you can find on every cd copy, and bigger than the one used for minidiscs set.
A similar release that comes from Canada, have the same artwork but the sleeve background is white, and it has a thin 2-cd set case.



mercoledì 20 settembre 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK:
THRILLER
 

HOLLAND/GERMANY "CLUB EDITION" LP
EPIC EPCCL46725 8 


Look at this "Thriller" lp. It looks like the common dutch version, isn't it. Well, it's not. This is a super rare "Club edition" released (obviously) for Clubs use in Germany, and if you take a look on the back...you can clearly see a different catalogue number, and the writing "Club edition"!!! Beware, the different catalogue is ONLY on the sleeve, the record inside is a classic dutch press, blue labeled, with a dutch catalogue number!

Thriller nights are coming...watch out here what's happening in October....
CAN YOU DIG IT?



domenica 17 settembre 2017

THE RECORD(S) OF THE WEEK:
MICHAEL JACKSON BEST II LP

MUSIC DESIGN RECORDS/AFIDNO MDRC-1063
MICHAEL JACKSON BEST II CD
DAIKEI/AFIDNO DRC-347

 
Among the obscure releases all over the world, here we have a set of korean best of - lp & cd format - that a lot of collectors consider as an official release. In deed, at the time it was hard to determine which press was official - and legally authorized - and which not. A lot of releases from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were officially licensed by Epic records and released with minor companies, so this could be one of that. By the way, the wonderful sleeve worth the purchase, even though the lp looks more a professional release than the cd itself. The set contains a selection of tracks from 2 Michael Jackson's album ("Thriller" and "Bad" - so no "Off the wall" or Jacksons tracks), for a total of 12 tracks.






giovedì 14 settembre 2017

TODAY'S WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM:
THE WIZ JAPAN LASER DISCS
1ST RELEASE (PINK OBI) : 

CICVIDEO SF098-0084
2ND RELEASE (BLUE OBI) : 

CICVIDEO PILF1067
 
A wonderful double set of laser discs joins today the Showroom.
Both laserdiscs come from Japan, and they're the very first release of "The Wiz" with a pink obi, and the "special price" reissue with a blue obi, parft of the "EverGreen" collection released by Cicvideo.
Curiously, I think that the second release is rarer than the first press. I often saw the pink obi version on auction sites, but never - before my purchase - the blue one.






domenica 10 settembre 2017

THE RECORD(S) OF THE WEEK:
HISTORY BEGINS
-HISTORY BEGINS PROMO 1 TRACK (BLUE) XPCD654
-HISTORY BEGINS PROMO 4 TRACKS (RED) XPCD655
-HISTORY BEGINS PROMO ADVANCE ALBUM (GREEN) 

 15 TRACKS XPCD656

This week, the item(s) chosen for the prestigious "Record of the week" place, are 3 papaersleeve cds sent to radio stations, to promote the forthcoming (at the time) release of the "HIStory" album. All 3 cds have a white background artwork, with the title "HIStory begins" on it in 3 different colours : blue, red and green.
The blue version contains only 1 track (a special megamix of the hits included on the first HIStory cd), the red one have 4 tracks (Rock with you, Beat it, Billie Jean & Don't stop), while the green version is a truly "sampler" album including the full content of the "HIStory" cd 1.
Each cd have a colour artwork matching the one on the sleeve, and all 3 report the writing "limited edition".
I can't say whcih one is the rarest, but the 'red' one with 4 tracks seems the most difficult to find, and the 'green' one the most common.





HISTORY BEGINS XPCD654



HISTORY BEGINS XPC655



HISTORY BEGINS XPCD656

mercoledì 6 settembre 2017

Today's WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM:
MOONWALKER ITALY PC GAME
FUTURA GAMES/KIXX

A relevant new item arrived today in the Showroom : it's an italian version of the "Moonwalker" game, released by FuturaGames in conjuction with the KIXX, exclusive release for pc, at the time.
It is housed in a large box (8'' tall and 6'' large) and it contains the Moonwalker game splitted on 2 floppy disks, as well as a little booklet with a brief story and instructions.
This is one of the rarest edition of the game "Moonwalker".






domenica 3 settembre 2017

RECORD OF THE WEEK : 
UNIQUE MUSICA MEGAMIX SAMPLER
SOUTH AFRICA 

EPIC/SONY CDSAMPLER 5

With its unique picture sleeve and the wonderful "blood-splattered" picture cd, this promo cardsleeve has become highly sought-after among MJ collectors.
Released in 1997 in South Africa ONLY, in conjuction with the "Blood on the dancefloor" album release and for a contemporary promotion of the previous 2-discs set "HIStory", it contains 3 megamixes (MJ Megamix 4'58'' - MJ Megaremix 10'33" - MJ Urban megamix 4'58'') produced by Tony Moran, which make of this cd the exact compendium of several promotional EU/USA releases (Megamix/Megaremix EU cd for example, or the american "The Megamixes" promo).