I think you've made a mistake here.
Lani made a specfic query i.e. when did it first show up in America?
I don't think placing the question 30 messages down a thread that is mostly "I like this version" is going to help the query get answered.
Do you?You may be right. I added a little emphasis to Lani's question above, and maybe that will do the trick. I've been combining threads in an attempt to eliminate duplication of information, and lessen the chance of information getting lost - but maybe I'd better let new questions like this one live on their own for a few days before combining.