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  • Foreshadowing: A lot of fans would be rather surprised and yet amused to hear that a lot of staff in the anime will end up producing the first incarnation of the Sailor Moon anime. Not to mention some of the characters and voice actor will have a good and funny relationship to this anime.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The entire series was released in Spain on DVD under its Spanish title La Aldea del Arce and select episodes were released in Hungary. Unless you have access to discs from these countries, good luck getting any physical copies of Maple Town. In the 4th quarter of 2013, the original Maple Town series along with part of Palm Town were finally put on DVD in Japan. No word yet on whether we'll see it in any other country. Good luck finding the English dub of the anime while you're at it, although a few VHS cassettes were released in the U.S..
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  • The Merch: While Maple Town and its sequel had the usual fare like puzzles, coloring books, paper dolls, etc, it's best remembered by fans and collectors for the figurines, play sets and vehicles. Bandai released the figurines in Japan and Europe with Tonka handling North American releases.
  • Missing Episode: For the North American English dub. Rumor has it that all 52 episodes were dubbed into English but withheld from Nickelodeon and American syndication for reasons unknown. A few have claimed to have seen the remaining unaired episodes in Canada; these dubbed episodes were said to not have Mrs. Maple at all unlike the earlier episodes. This rumor though has not been verified yet.
  • Name's the Same:
    • One character in the North American dub was named Skippy Squirrel - not to be confused with the other Skippy Squirrel.
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    • A character is named Bobby "Bear". Bobby "Bare" is the name of a well known country singer whose career began in the late 1950s.
  • No Export for You: A great deal of the later episodes never made it to the U.S. market. The same goes for the video compilations from Family Home Entertainment in North America, and an obscure distributor going by the name of M.S.D. in the U.K. Moreover, the sequel series, Palm Town, was never shown in English.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • It was planned for the US broadcast to be a 65-Episode Cartoon, but even the entire 52 episodes were never completely dubbed for said market. Considering that Maple Town had only 52 episodes, we can only speculate how the remaining 13 episode slots would have been filled to meet the 65-episode count.
    • Production art included in the 2013 Japanese DVD release shows Patty with a slightly different design, having a ribbon around her ear instead of the bead decoration in her final form. Her original proposed name was going to be Cathy or Cassie.
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    • The DVD production notes reveal that Patty's older sister was originally going to be Maple Town's protagonist.
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