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A new contributor, User:JesseCortiisawesome, changed the date on this article from 1990 to 1991. Anybody have a source either way? -- Danny@Wikia (talk) 17:45, September 19, 2009 (UTC)

The original date in the article was January 1991, sourced by The Washington Post' article promoting the video and several others (Chicago Sun-Times, Orlando Sentinel, etc.), while a couple didn't mention it until February. Matt H. just changed it recently to August 22, 1990, since that's the date Amazon has. Amazon is usually reliable but not wholly infallible, and in this case the product was released before they even existed. The video content at least was definitely *produced* in 1990 (copyright at the end of the video and on the box). However, further sussing suggests that, prior to the retail release, it may have been used as a resource video for the Fire Administration, which may explain the date discrepancy (and also possibly nobody actually bothered to promote the retail release until 1991; myself, I'm inclined to suspect August may be the resource date and the videos may have debuted in December/January, possibly depending on retailers' whims or whatnot, but can find no journalistic reference to them in 1990 so far). So at this point, my own inclination would be to change the date to "produced in 1990," since that's unquestionable, and leave out release dates until such time as we find something more solid or consistent. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 17:59, September 19, 2009 (UTC)
(The copyright date is definitely 1990, according to Worldcat.) -- Zanimum 18:07, September 19, 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, that makes sense. If the copyright on the video says 1990, then I think "produced in 1990" is best. -- Danny@Wikia (talk) 18:33, September 19, 2009 (UTC)

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