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Rigid plastic shell for 2600 cardboard game boxes?

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#1 Domino8282 OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2012 9:43 PM

I was just curious if anyone knew of some kind of plastic outer case you could put cardboard Atari game boxes inside of to protect them on the shelf. Basically just a transparent, rigid/semi-rigid plastic box a little larger than a 2600 cardboard game box would work. Anyone seen anything like this for sale anywhere to preserve boxes from getting crushed?

#2 Domino8282 OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2012 9:56 PM

Hey sorry for answering my own question, but I found this:


Have to measure an Atari box to see if any of these sizes will work... It looks like a "PVC tuck-style box" is what I had in mind, so searching the web for that may yield more results... Anyone have experience using these for video games?

Edited by Domino8282, Sun Aug 5, 2012 9:58 PM.

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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2012 10:13 PM

Have you seen these?


They offer Atari protectors which fit standard 2600, 5200, and 7800 boxes. I've been using them for a long time, and I'm very happy with them.

#4 Domino8282 OFFLINE  


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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2012 3:59 PM

Oh perfect! Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for jaybird3rd!

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2012 8:27 PM

I bought mine here at clearbags.com. There is a size of PVC ones that is 1" thick. It's 5 7/8 x 1 x 7 13/16 and gave me a little extra room which I was fine with. I ordered 300 of them and paid under 60 cents each shipped.


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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012 8:45 PM

I'm happy to see this thread. There used to be a Game Exchange shop here in Chattanooga and they sold N64 and Sega Genesis games in these kinds of boxes, which were also perfect for 2600/7800 games. I have a few, but never knew where to get any more once the shop closed.

Edited by littleman jack, Wed Aug 8, 2012 8:45 PM.

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