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Yank Far East Vol.2 Issue #38 - US Army weekly Magazine (April 20th 1945)

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Yank was a weekly newspaper / magazine published by the US Army during World War 2. It was written by enlisted US soldiers with a few officers as managers and was initially only made available only to the US Army overseas and later on to serving members within the US. I really lucked out on these as I found a pile of them in a Montréal's thriftshop of all places. This is not really the kind of stuff you often come accross around here so I took the opportunity and bought them so I could digitize them and preserve them for the future. This is very interesting and they are in very decent condition for their age. They were made from fairly thin paper and I do not think anybody expected people to keep them around for long. I will most likely take a while to scan all of them because they take a while to scan because of their page size. It is a fairly big format magazine and they do not fit the bed of my scanner so I have to scan each page in two sections and later on photo-stich each of them to reconstruct the pages. In any case, I believe these are very historically important and it is well worth the effort. A few of them seem to be available online but It seem I have a few that are not available anywhere and I certainly did not find any that were scanned in any kind of higher resolution.

CD Stars Magazine Issue #1 Bonus CD - Génériques Télé Des Super Dessins Animés - Nov. 1994

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I used to lived in France when I was younger in the 90's  and brought back a lot of magazines. Here's the bonus audio disc that was incldued with issue #1 of CD Stars of November 1994 containing the theme song (French version) of Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon. Those french version were written and produced in-house by the French TV channel and are notoriously cheezy and bad. But nonetheless, they are still fondly remembered by my generation and most of the kids from that era have the lyrics inprinted in their permanent memory:p Considering the singer of the French Dragon Ball Z song Ariane Carletti unfortunatly died a few days ago, I figured I would pay homage to her by archiving this disc. Rest in peace Ariane!

Pokémon Play It! Trading Card Game - Feb. 2000

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Back in 2000, Pokémon was all the rage and Nintendo was keen to continue printing money with their recent mega-hit, released a year prior on the Game Boy. A collectable trading card game was produced and also took over the world. One of the special pack Nintendo produced was a 2 player CD-ROM Starter Set which came with a starter deck fo card and a special bundled CD-ROM game that would allow you to play and learn the card game on your PC.

Nintendo Gamecube Promotionnal Preview CD-ROM - Sep. 2001

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Shortly before the release of the Gamecube in September 2001, Nintendo distributed a promo mini CD-ROM to various retailler. It was given away to customer in an attempt to to hype up their new console and advertise their launch title. This mini CD-ROM came in a sleeve looking like a Gamecube (1:1 dimension to show how small it was going to be) and was suprisingly not a DVD-Video disc.

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My name is Vincent and this is where I am sharing all the random crap I am going to digitize and try to archive for the future! You can expect anything from old TV ads, magazine, boardgame, comic book, films reel, vacuum instructions manual and everything in between. If you ever stumbled upon a Sears Catalog ads from 1975 and wondered, ''Who the hell wasted his time doing this?'', the answer is me. I did. And in gloriously exagerated resolution! You're welcome internet.