Toppic Video

From Audiovisual Identity Database

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Captures by

Video captures courtesy of
AdjustTracking and Craig Anderson


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Logo: We see a variation of a standby screen. On the top half of the screen, there are eight vertical bars that are each a different color (white, yellow, light blue, green, pink, red, dark blue, and black). The bottom half is a red background; on this background, we see the word Video (in a retro font, with a blue dot on the "i" and a white "e"). The standby screen fades out. Then, on a black background, the same "Video" used in the standby screen fades in, and a residue trail of "Videos" appears. We then zoom into the blue dot on the "i", which makes a box containing the word "Toppic" (in the same retro font, but not italicized) with a star replaced the dot of the i, tunnel in.


  • Some tapes leave out the "stand by" screen and simply begin with "Video".
  • The logo has a closing variant: we begin with "Video" in chyron/video feedback trail which has a larger amount of the text expanding in a trail and the text somewhat being smaller. Then the "Video" trail all simply transitions into a chyron trail of the Toppic logo.

Technique: Cel animation.

Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the movie. The video on the right is one instance of the opening theme being used: it begins with a woman screaming in horror (apparently from the end of a preceding promo), which rather jarringly transitions into an upbeat disco tune. On an Australian release, it has what a appears to be a romantic tune or an opening theme.

Availability: Extremely rare. Can be seen on some German tapes distributed by Polyband and WVG or just Toppic itself. This may also be found on some Australian tapes. The Toppic logo has been long out of print in many German DVDs and Blu-Rays distributed by "Polyband & Toppic Video/WVG" with only the Polyband print logo added in it.

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