There are a lot of "rare" Scooby-Doo VHS tapes out there, but some are so expensive that they're simply not worth buying anymore given that they have episodes that have already been released on them. So, which Scooby VHS tapes do you need to both have rare yet practical tapes that have never-before released episodes?
The first of these is titled Hanna-Barbera Super Stars: Rompin' Romance. It was released in 1989, and while it does have episodes from other cartoons like The Flintstones and Yogi Bear on it, there is one never-before-released Yabba-Doo short from The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour, "Bride and Gloom," on the VHS tape.
Scooby-Doo's Puppy Dog Tales, also released in 1989, features "Scooby and the Beanstalk" from The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Hour which has not been released on any other piece of Scooby-Doo home media to this date.
Scooby-Doo in Swamp Witch features another Scrappy short that has never made it to DVD, "Scooby at the Center of the World." I remember always wanting this one as a kid, but I could never find it!
These next two were both released in 1996 and have "Wedding Bell Boos" and "A Halloween Hassle in Dracula's Castle" on them, respectively, which have never been released on DVD. I actually own both of these! The Halloween Hassle one oddly has the back cover mention "Scooby-Dum" instead of Scrappy-Doo, which is probably one of the hugest typos I've ever seen on a piece of Scooby media haha.
And lastly, if you want to get something really rare, this Hanna-Barbera Personal Favorites: Scooby-Doo laserdisc includes four episodes: "What a Night for a Knight," "The Secret of Shark Island," "Scooby Gumbo" and "Wizards and Warlocks," the last of which has shockingly never been released on any other medium except laserdisc. This is nearly impossible to find though, much less to be lucky enough to have a laserdisc player, so you're truly a super Scooby fan if you're ever able to find this one!
Edit: I just realized this laserdisc compilation is also available on VHS!
I hope this brief article was both helpful and interesting for you all, regardless of where you are in Scooby collecting journey! :)
~ WildwindVampire ~