You may know SH forum member Giromancy as the one who uncovered the *shocking* and bewildering connections between Midiwich Elementary School in the original PSone game and that classic 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy KINDERGARTEN COP…
Well, he’s at it again and has discovered yet 3 more new real-world references to be found in SH1. Not quite as startling as his previous find, but……………interesting nonetheless.
“I just found another 3 references in SILENT HILL, the COSPA reference i found it some time ago, the other two i found it a few hours ago.”
COSPA STORES REFERENCE
COSPA Inc. is one of the top manufacturers of character apparel, goods and costumes from anime, manga and games in Japan. We own several brands: COSPA, Nijigen COSPA, Resinya!, COSPATIO and TranTrip. Each has a unique brand concept. We were established in 1995 and have created the character goods market for everyone who loves character apparel, goods and costumes. Our goal is to share and maximize fun by creating new trends for character apparel as communication tools. Our policy is to produce only approved and properly licensed merchandise that brings original creators’ passions.
HECTOR SAXE STORES REFERENCE
Hector Saxe is a Paris based seller of board games and related accessories
French company, designer and manufacturer of Backgammon since 1978.
Hector Saxe of Paris produces a collection of backgammon sets that are second to none. Using the finest faux leathers, real leather, and other high quality fabrics, these beautiful backgammon sets are the ultimate! Each backgammon set includes 30 chips, 2 dice cups, 2 sets of matching dice, doubling cube, and cloth drawstring back to storing and protecting your backgammon. As much art as game!
COMTEMPO CASUALS STORES REFERENCE
Contempo Casuals, aka Contempo was originally launched in the 1960s by the, believe or not Neiman Marcus Group, then later sold off to Wet Seal, a clothing store formed in Newport Beach California. Wet Seal was a young women’s clothing retailer headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California which also added the clothing store Arden B. to their list. While Wet Seal mostly maintains clothing for teenage girls, Arden B. targets the urban girl or career styles.
Contempo carried moderately priced brand name and company-designed apparel along with accessories that created and induced many of the trendy fashions we now love so much on the vintage sites. Mainly from the 70s through the early 90s. They hit their triumph of fashion in the 1980s . They exposed and created the path for the avant guarde designer. They sold to their funky, chic,sexy,whistle wearers. The girls who dared to be different could find clothes at reasonable prices that would challenge mainstream dullness.
THIE TEXTURE BELOW WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE CD AND WAS NOT USED IN THE FINAL GAME, THE FINAL TEXTURE IS CONTRASTS CASUALS STORE.