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Protecting N64/SNES/NES boxes

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:00 pm
by Gamerforlife
I wonder if anyone makes any kind of case or container for protecting these things. I don't really obsess over protecting cd jewel cases or dvd cases for games on PS1, Saturn,PS2, etc, etc. because I can easily remove the insert, instructions and CD/DVD and put it into another case, but boxes for cartridge based games are unique and not so easily replaceable.

I've seen pictures of clear plastic containers for things like PS 1 games or Gameboy games, but not NES,SNES or N64 games.

I'd also like to know if I can these things cheap.

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:52 am
by selfdestroyer
Are you looking for something like this ... _Code=USCG

you can read up on the cases on "The Cover Project" forums.. ... ?board=2.0

I have bought a box of 100 of them and they work great.. you can even cut them up a bit on the inside to fit a NES game.

Hope this helps.

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:38 pm
by Gamerforlife
Those slim covers are interesting, but I was thinking of something that could hold not just the game and instructions but the cardboard boxes themselves. I remember seeing somewhere on the net these plastic, clear cases that you could slide an NES game into and close it. I'd like to get something like that for SNES and N64 games.

That forum looks interesting, though I'm more interesting in collecting and preserving original or I guess you could say, official, game boxes. Oddly enough, I find boxes for cartridge games to be a bit more valuable than the games themselves. I mean they tend to be harder to find than their respective games are, and it's harder to keep those boxes in good condition than the sturdy, built to last cartridges.

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:46 pm
by HeavyMetalMe
I apologize, I don't recall the dimensions of the boxes you speak up, but are old plastic VHS boxes too small? That's be convenient if the boxes could fit into those...

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:45 am
by selfdestroyer
There is stuff like this..

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:49 am
by obi-shawn
I'm also a Star Wars collector and this site makes custom acrylic cases. Probably not as cheap as you would want, but perfect to protect more rare boxes. All you have to do is email him with the dimensions of the box and he will give you a quote.

I am a regular at a Star Wars collecting site called rebelscum. There is a thread there with pics of several custom cases he has made here

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:37 pm
by Gamerforlife
I sort of forgot about this topic I created, but some helpful suggestions there. Thanks.

I sort of have a goal of collecting every S-NES, N64, Genesis and Nintendo game that I have ever had an interest in complete with box and instructions. I'm not looking for truly complete collections, just the games that interest me the most. At some point I realized I'd probably want something to preserve those boxes since I'm going to the trouble of getting them, while most gamers go the easier route of just buying loose cartridges.

Thanks for the responses obi-shawn, selfdestroyer and HeavyMetalMe. Those are all things I will look into.

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:58 pm
by vlame
fold them up and put them in a rubbermaid crate?

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:18 am
by ZeroAX
well i just put them in a shoe box since those are kind of sturdy and easy to store.

Re: Protecting N64/SNES/NES boxes

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:33 am
by Drakon
well, here's one thing I found ... dZViewItem

great if you collect super famicom games. I got one with my complete copy of super metroid sfc. Works great, very strongly built. Protects the box well without obstructing you from being able to look at it. A little pricey for me though so I just used this solution for now


yay for glass cabinets that people throw out.