Re: Nostalgia of TOS on VHS!
The reason I bought my first VCR in 1985 was to buy and watch the Star Trek episodes that were being released on VHS. I think three or four tapes were issued at a time, so it took a while to get the entire series. I still have the tapes on my shelf and still haven't purchased TOS on DVD.
You must have been buying them around the same time I was. The ones I was getting (my copy of Private Little War has a 1986 copyright date on the box) were being released in lots of 10 about every 4 or 6 months in USA. I'd go to my local store and special order the entire lot as they were released. They probably really loved me for that as they always treated me well.
Moe: I'll take the blonde!
Larry: I'll take the brunette!
Curly: I'll take the Black and Tan!
--Wee Wee Monsieur (1938)