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Background: Code 82 Corporated was a home video distributor created by El TV Kadsre in 1982 to distribute foreign children's programs during the 1980s. In 1994, the name changed into El TV Kadsre Kids Home Entertainment.

1st Logo
(1982-1985)

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Code 82 Corp. Logo (1982-1984) (w

Code 82 Corp. Logo (1982-1984) (w. Warning Screen)

Nicknames: "Code of Boredom", "Code 82's Bright Side"

Logo: On the light blue background, after the warning, we fade to the logo of the company, witch looks like this, there is the white text "82" on the flat block font with "CODE" on top of the logo and "CORP" at the bottom of the logo. Below it is "PRESENTS" in Cooper Black font.

FX/SFX: The fade-in of the logo after the warning screen.

Music/Sounds: None from 1982 to 1984. From 1984 onwards, it has an upbeat synth-rock score, which is taken from "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai".

Availability: Ultra rare. The videotapes who have this logo are extremely hard to find in op shops. It was found in Mr. Men, Roobarb, DoDo - The Kid from Outer Space, early episode of James the Cat and Jamie's got Tentacles on VHS.

Editor’s Note: The music on the 1984 variant is really catchy.

2nd Logo
(1985-1986)

Nickname: "Code 82's Bright Side II: Electric Boogaloo"

Logo: On a blue/white gradient background with teal rectangular blocks at the bottom, grey lines appear from the lower-left-hand corner and become a series of grey bars as a silver sphere flies above in shadow. The bars disappear and reappear at a different position, then fly to the right, reappear at a further distance from the camera, and fly towards the lower-right-hand corner. Then the "Code 82" part of the logo files in from the left, and the silver sphere floats down and through it as the grey bars morph into the "Corporated" text. As this happens, the action fades to a white screen with a black version of the Code 82 logo.

FX/SFX: It’s all in scanimation effects, which don't look that bad for 1985 standards, but this logo lasted for only 1 year and was and downgraded to the next logo.

Music/Sounds: A catchy Vlokpop theme composed by Ryota Yamada consisting of ten bars of synthesized warbling, followed by a synthpop fanfare.

Availability: Like before, the tapes are extremely hard to find in op shops, but it maybe seen on VHS releases during that time.

Editor’s Note: The logo might be scary for some (it depends on what you think of the things that happen in the logo), but it’s harmless when compared to the next one.....

3rd Logo
(1986-1988)

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Code 82 Corp Logo (1984-1988) (w.Warning Screen)

Code 82 Corp. (1987, Grey ver

Code 82 Corp. (1987, Grey ver.)

WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS EXTREMELY LOUD! IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TURN DOWN YOUR VOLUME BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO WATCH THIS VIDEO!

Nicknames: "There Goes Your Ears!", "Code 82's Dark Side"

Logo: On a black background, The previous logo on dark blue flashes down from the same color from the upper left of the screen to the center of the screen where the dark blue fades away. leaving the same logo from before but in dark blue. This is then followed by the black screen with "PRESENTS" on dark blue.

Variant: Starting in 1987, The logo is in the grey background with diagonal Code 82 Corp. logos on it. The logo is light blue and "PRESENTS" in white.

FX/SFX: The zooming of the logo and the revelation of "PRESENTS"

Music/Sounds: A loud whoosh, which is a white noise swooping up and down with the distortion effect.

Music/Sound Variants:

  • Earlier releases had an incredibly louder whoosh (as with the first video above). Most tapes with this variant were recalled and are hard to find.
  • Some tapes have an announcer (Noach Irwin) on it.

Availability: Same as the previous logo.

Editor’s Note: Unlike its American sub-label 3-G Home Video, which used to be known as one of the loudest logos ever, thanks to the first video uploaded showing the logo, but this was proven false, this is actually one of the loudest logos ever, thanks to the whooshing sound used in the logo. However, it was later on turned down on the 1987 variant. The original variant was also considered scary for that whoosh and the darkness of the logo, but the 1987 variant was made less scarier by a quieter whoosh and lighter background, however, the earlier variant was a lot scarier than compared to the regular variant, due to the whoosh being a lot louder and it even almost sounds like an ear-rape version of this logo.

4th Logo
(1988-1994)

Code 82 1988

Nicknames: "Code 82's Bright Side III", "Code 82 in Space", "Golden Code 82", "Flying Explosive Pyramids", "The Code of Gold"

Logo: In the starry space background, we see the planet Earth. Then suddenly, the gold pyramid flies around the planet and the pyramid explodes and reforming into the Code 82 logo. The logo zooms towards us and another pyramid appears, explodes like its logo and reforms the words "PRESENTS". The words does the same.

FX/SFX: Flying pyramids exploding and reforming and the logo revolving.

Music/Sounds: A dramatic and powerful 40-note jingle, followed by four ascending tubular sounds, finally leading into a two-note orchestral finish.

Availability: Extremely rare. Appears on Galidor VHS reissues. This logo might be seen on other tapes aswell.

Editor’s Note: None.

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