The 8thmanDotCom Mission: Bringing Home your Fondest TV Memories!
The 8Store: Often Imitated - but never Duplicated!  
A Handy FYI: - Recognizing Unauthorized Vendors
copying our work or taking credit for & it how it effects your
choice to obtain the finest 8th man DVDs.
Please take a moment to browse this page
And thanks for patronizing us for the labor of love we put into these series!

To continue innovation & growth at this site it's become necessary to disclose many factual details about imitators, and vendors who persist in
copying and selling our productions, some even claiming them as their own efforts. There is very little of this activity that occurs without us being
aware of it. In fact some of them were 8thman.com CUSTOMERS at some point in time.

Please consider this as "customer education" - Due to the rampant copying of our Work, our prices for 8th Man, Prince Planet, and Marine Boy are
lower than ever -
when only a scant few dollars stand between you obtaining our original source productions ...we believe you will
choose the 8Store for your hard-earned entertainment dollar! Look below to see all the good things we have contributed to vintage anime fandom!!

We also wish to inform those Vendors on eBay, Yahoo Auctions, Sell.com, etc and their own websites selling OUR Work to stop now that you are aware of the
origins of the material. If you really are a true fan of these programs you will pay due respect to this website and stop selling our hard Work as if you authored it.

WBComics did author their own 8th Man DVDs from VHS
copies obtained from us early this decade. Other vendors like "thebestcartoons" and "8thmanDVDcom"
simply RIPPED the WBcomics DVDs claiming them to be their own productions, we have samples that prove this without a doubt! To learn more about substandard
Prince Planet DVDs
click here.  We are not requesting anyone quit selling 8th Man or Prince Planet in general,  just the episodes from our films and special
productions listed below.

BE AWARE they are Derivative Works and you do not have permission from 8thman.com to copy them.

There are still 20 of the old video rarities vhs episodes that have been around for years and Prince Planet tapes so please use
them...to make DVDs and /or improve on your own.
FACT #1 - Episodes introduced Solely By 8thman.com reveal unauthorized imitators.

We have released numerous episodes that previously were never available to the collecting public, no other site is authorized to make
them available for sale as they are Derivative Works produced by 8thman.com.
Two production methods employed are:
a) 16mm film transfer of ultra rare episodes to video
b) New remastering / resyncing of rare audio elements to newer pristine quality sources.

Here is a exhaustive list of such episodes (still under construction). Anyone who also might offer ANY of these episodes got them from
8thman.com or another party that got them from us. (more details below)

Remember these episodes simply could NOT be had before we made them available and believe it or not there are vendors even claiming  
production rights -- of our efforts! If they did anything it was author some different DVD menus to our specially produced episodes. Although this
has been going on for some time we are finally doing something about, attempting to educate and indicate without mistake who produced what.
IMPORTANT:
If it wasn't for our dedication and willingness to assist other collectors, we would be the only ones with these videos - Please Don't support those
who take our efforts, claim rights to them and hide or confuse their true origins!
Support this website and we can continue to bring you the same excellence we have for many years!
Now, just look at our huge contributions to 1960's Anime Fandom below...
Series
Episode
Method
8th Man - Exclusively Released by     
8thman.com
8th Man Appearance
16mm transfer of our film is the best ever
available to date (very crude vhs also exist)
8th Man
The Cruel Clown - never available in
English on video before
Digital Remastering - re-syncing
Improved in 8thman 2.0 DVDs
8th Man
Seven Days of Terror
16mm film transfer to video
(crude vhs also exist)
8th Man
The Attack of Tarantula - never available in
English on video before
Digital Remastering - re-syncing
Improved in 8thman Legacy DVDs
8th Man
The Shadow Bandits - never available in
English on video before
Digital Remastering - re-syncing
Improved in 8thman Legacy DVDs
8th Man
The Artificial Life Valcoun - never available
in English on video before
Digital Remastering - re-syncing
8th Man
The Elevator Trap - never available in
English on video before
16mm film transfer to video
8th Man
The Black Fog Bank Mob - never available
in English on video before
16mm film transfer to video
8th Man
The Savage Fish - never available in English
on video before
Digital Remastering - re-syncing
Improved in 8thman 2.0 DVDs
8th Man
The Light That Burned - with alternate
voices & audio tracks
Exclusive rare 16mm film transfer to video
8th Man
The Silent Jets - with alternate voices &
audio tracks
Exclusive rare 16mm film transfer to video
8th Man
Dr Spectra - with alternate voices & audio
tracks
Exclusive rare 16mm film transfer to video
8th Man
   
8th Man
   
8th Man
This list goes on - continued soon...
 
FACT #2 - WHO are Vendors that bought from us - and deducing where other vendors also
obtained our works to sell them.

World's Best Comics - ebay = Bunnytoe, WBDvd - (
Old VHS based 8th Man - to 9 DVDs)
TheBestCartoons - (WBC's 8th Man 9 DVD set, Prince Planet 6 DVD
substandard see detail)
eBay seller - Landpackages (8th Man also WBC VHS to 9 DVD set)
eBay seller - Masterickis (8thman.com Old Seven DVD set)
Sell.com seller - Filmshardtofind (8th Man also WBC VHS to 9 DVD set)
Sell com seller -
The ink was hardly dry on 8thman.com's first 8th Man DVD set when others who had purchased all our 8th Man episodes on VHS tape also
authored DVD sets of their own.
(Do NOTE that our current 8th Man 2.0 DVDs have nothing in common with our original DVDs - they are completely new)

In the past we have not named names, but for customers to be educated the time has come.

The first was World's Best Comics, they still sell the same VHS based episodes they got from us in 2003  Important note - WB made a
NINE DVD set from
copies of VHS tapes obtained from 8thman.com. (number of DVDs will identify where others obtained their copies). We
are on good terms with this vendor and they link back to our site, but our 8th Man DVDs are superior (and less expensive FYI)

For more information about the very real "evils" of repeated copying of DVDs, see the bottom of this page under DVD FACTS.

Another Point that is related here - Many of these vendors claiming rights to or selling the episodes we poured heart & soul into -- ALSO
have sold or are Active on eBay or other auctions.

In haste to create a "product" these vendors will often use any kind of images or artwork they can copy/paste from the Internet, and yes, that
includes this site as well. Their "art" is slapped together from a hodge-podge of stolen graphics and we eventually reveal where they are
getting the images from here on this page.

So who else sells a NINE DVD set of 8th Man episodes?

A site called "the Best Cartoons" fits that description, we have obtained samples of these "Century 22 Productions" and they are nothing but
Ripped Copies of the "World's Best Comics DVDs" with their intro and logos all intact. The WB DVDs are made from copies of our VHS tapes
produced by us in the old days with our exclusive contributions of 8th Man episodes like Monster Bird, Black Fog Bank Mob and Elevator
Trap, episodes only 8thman.com owns the master films in 16mm format -- plus our exclusive remastered works like The Savage Fish and the
Cruel Clown using rare audio tracks, from a private collection unavailable to the public.

Our CURRENT 8th Man 2.0 and Legacy DVDs are the absolute FINEST 8th Man DVDs you can obtain today, bar
none.  
Dear Customer:
Please patronize this Site, and not those who copied 8thman.com's hard work and/or lay claim to our work, hurting
this site that has given so much to fandom of Vintage Anime. Other vendors selling 8thman DVDs that claim to be
remastered are made from copies of VHS TAPES that we made for fans years and years ago before anyone put them
on DVDs. If they claim that what they sell is better than 16mm film sources its not TRUE!

They also give 8thman.com no CREDIT for the many exclusive episodes we transferred from FILM and YOU wouldn't
have access to whatsoever if we had just decided to keep them for our own use.

No we don't claim to have 6 channel Dolby sound - So what! All the original 8thman sound tracks are MONO anyway
so multi-channel sound means little to nothing.

Our site has been on the Web since 2002 - If these competitors sites look like they were hastily thrown up in a jiffy to
make a fast buck You Can Imagine the product they sell is has just as much substance. Dont be Fooled...by cajoling
you into buying their wares with a lot of fancy talk - they have no real goods to sell you aside from really old copies of
our old taped material.