Yes, this is perfect bootleg replica of all times. I never seen such a ideally imitation of P+O Pallas "pixel" font. BUT(T):
1. Fact. Pallas started to press CDs in 1987 (Matrix of this boot says 09-86 = September of 1986)
2. "Made In Germany" on CD face. It must be written "Made in W.Germany" in 1986
3. I don't know any other CD pressed on Pallas by Roadrunner label. AFAIK they never used this plant. RR used CTA in Japan (real slimlines from 1984-1985), then Polygram, Hanover (only a few very rare CDs in 1986) and since late 1986-1987 usual Sonopress.
4. My Sinner "Dangerous Charm" http://www.discogs.com/Sinner-Dangerous ... se/4397243
among the very earliest releases pressed by this plant in 1987 has 0626-A in matrix code, but this metallica boot has 1029-A (have to be 1988?).
This CD has many small mistakes, but if you don't know all this specific details it may looks like real thing, but of course it's not!
Unfortunately somebody removed P+O Pallas page from Discogs few days ago and i can't check other releases. I think bootleggers stole this code 1029-A from matrix of another release and invented other details to made it looks "naturally"
Also it was printed (interesting in which quantities?) on official pressing plant somewhere. Another similar examples: Sentenced "Shadows.." with wrong matrix which looks so professional that many old collectors still believe this is real first press, Hades "Resisting Success", Burzum "Det Som Engang Var" (TSD EYE01 in matrix) and many others.
I tried to quote old Yakish post from Collector Porn 2013 about German slimline releases to Roadrunner Slimlines thread, and I'll try to put my opinion about it.
First of all about 15 years ago I saw on ebay and I can confirm M80 - Maniac's Revenge Roadrunner CD. It was in ordinary jewel case without back sticker, as the original one was destroyed as the seller had explained. It didn't have the insert either. So I can't confirm the existence of slimline version, but I do confirm existence of the CD and I do remember the disc had had layout similar to slimlines rather than to jewel case versions , comparing e.g. to Metallica. I wasn't collecting slimlines at that time, but it was sold definitely for less than 100 US. The seller was from Germany, but I didn't write down either seller or buyer ID at that time.
Secondly in my personal opinion all German slimlines are originals. If they were fake they wouldn't have been so extremaly rare. Please note that Metallica's slimline version and jewel case version have completely different discs inside. As I wrote before in this thread, I heard the rumour that all German releases were pressed in so bad quality that Roadrunner decided to withdraw and destroy all copies before putting them into market. I don't believe the rumour that 500 copies were made of each. They wouldn't be so rare then. If somebody listened to any German slimline, his/her brief review would be appreciated. Perhaps for example CD skips without noticeable scratches or is faulty by some other feature. Anyway I'm just speculating at this point about possible withdrawal.
The fact that there is "Made in Germany" instead of "Made in West Germany", is no by any means any indication towards being counterfeit. If you check other releases from that time you could see that in many cases it's written simply Germany, even on Japanese slimlines on back sticker you can see Germany. Here is the link to second Roadrunner MF Melissa release:
http://www.subirimagenes.com/otros-meli ... 14068.html
Finally and the most important thing, if you know anyone who's got access to ebay archive, I could share ebay auctions numbers where Manowar - Hail To England, and Jaguar - This Time had been listed. Maybe it would be possible to extract the photos of the CD's in the auction description, which were very detailed as far as I remember. I have the seller's ID, but they didn't reply to my inquiries. Unfortunately I wasn't foreseeing enough to download and archive the pictures at that time.
Twisted Sister - Under The Blade slimline CD does exist. It's Japanese release not German but oddly almost all release was put into ordinary jewel case. However I saw perfect slimline version about seven years ago, but I was outbid. It was sold for 516 USD. It's definitely rarest slimline except those four "German" ones.
Roadrunner's Mad Max - Rollin' Thunder also exists in jewel case version. It was release circa 1985/1986 in Germany - and I don't mean common Roadrunner boot released later. If I come across a photo of that one I could compare it to other P+O Pallas releases.
Since slimline Cd's are kind of my obsession, any further discussion is gladly awaited:))
P.S. If admin could possibly move the posts concerning Slimlines from Collector Porn 2013 (bottom of page 10 and almost all page 11) into this thread it would be great. There are some other posts worth mentioning, and I couldn't quote them all by myself.