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#1 ValkerieSilk OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:58 PM

I wanted to have some plastic display cases made for the following ‘New in Box’ items.  If anyone has the time, can you provide/confirm the measurements of the following items if you own them. 

Also, can anyone recommend a place to have these display cases custom made?  I’m basically looking to put these inside a display case as close to the same size of the box as possible.  Something that would preserve the packaging as well as display nicely over time.  Your suggestions and measurements will be very much appreciated, and 'Thank You' in advance.  

 

- Colecovision Console

- Expansion Module – 1 (Atari 2600 Adapter)

- Expansion Module – 2 (Steering Wheel)

- Roller Controller

- Super Action Controllers

- Super Game Module (Opcode)



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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:48 AM

If anyone has the time, can you provide/confirm the measurements of the following items if you own them. 

 

Metric or Imperial/US Customary?



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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:03 AM

silly question, if you own them can't you measure them?



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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:17 AM

The class of thing you ask when you don't have a measuring tape at hand :) or you have a Chinese one and want to confirm ;)

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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:36 PM

 

Metric or Imperial/US Customary?

 

Metric would be awesome...



#6 ValkerieSilk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:44 PM

silly question, if you own them can't you measure them?

 

The idea is to confirm the measurements from several boxes (CBS, US etc..) ... Though I'm sure they're the same, it doesn't hurt to confirm, this way after I have the display cases made I can share the dimensions with relative confidence in the event someone in the community wants to get the same thing done. Not so silly really ...



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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:46 PM

I can confirm that the following variants are in boxes exactly the same size as each other:

 

US and CBS Roller Controller

US and CBS Exp. Module No.1

 

I suspect the driving controllers are the same as well but only have the CBS ones myself.



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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:05 PM

Thank You

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Posted Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:30 PM

Thx for the PM's, a lot of varying measurements, weird...



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Posted Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:01 PM

Measure twice, cut once! :P



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Posted Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:27 PM

These will look awesome once you have them made!

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Posted Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:22 AM

Bringing the Colecovision Console, Expansion Module – 1 (Atari 2600 Adapter), Expansion Module – 2 (Steering Wheel), Roller Controller & Super Action Controllers to South Bay Plastic Depot today.   They'll be confirming all the measurements and then manufacturing the display cases.  I'll post all exact measurements and where to order these in the event anyone else is interested. 


Edited by ValkerieSilk, Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:25 AM.


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Posted Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:03 PM

I'm DEFINITELY  intrested in this and will take advantage of it once you post the info.

 

Now I just need to find box protectors for my SGM and Super Sketch....



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Posted Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:10 PM

I thought Toby could do acrylic cases for systems and games? I looked into it a while back but got sidetracked and never pursued it much more than that. I'm sure they'd have the measurements at the very least



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Posted Fri Apr 1, 2016 8:44 AM

He was the first one I emailed, but didn't hear back... He's probably pretty busy ... My cases are being made now and I'll post the company info and measurements hopefully today. I'm having museum quality UV cases made (whatever that means), and they're kinda expensive, but the company has all kinds of different material that can be used. BTW: It's ganna take 3 to 4 weeks to make them as the place is kinda busy right now...

Edited by ValkerieSilk, Fri Apr 1, 2016 8:45 AM.


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Posted Fri Apr 1, 2016 12:24 PM

Here's the measurements and the place I'm having these done if anyone else is interested.  The Super Game Module box is not included here as I'm having these 5 cases made first, the SGM will be in round 2.   From the feedback I received, these measurements appear to work with the CBS boxes as well.

 

Plastic Depot, Inc
PO Box 844006
Los Angeles, CA 90084-4006
(310) 217-7080
 
 
 
Fabrication Expansion module- 3/16" UV blocking, museum grade clear acrylic w/ 1/2" base: ID 11 1/4" x 4 3/8" x 7 1/2" (fabricator to add 1/2" spacing), drill holes on sides
 
Fabrication Roller controller- 3/16" UV blocking, museum grade clear acrylic w/ 1/2" base: ID 11" x 5 1/4" x 14 3/16" (fabricator to add 1/2" spacing), drill holes on sides
 
Fabrication Arcade video game system- 3/16" UV blocking, museum grade clear acrylic w/ 1/2" base: 19" x 5 1/4" x 12 7/16" (fabricator to add 1/2" spacing), drill holes on sides
 
Fabrication Expansion module #2- 3/16" UV blocking, museum grade clear acrylic w/ 1/2" base: 9" x 7 5/8" x 12" (fabricator to add 1/2" spacing), drill holes on sides
 
Fabrication Super action controller set- 3/16" UV blocking, museum grade clear acrylic w/ 1/2" base: 10 1/8" x 8 1/4" x 12 1/4" (fabricator to add 1/2" spacing), drill holes on sides


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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:08 PM

I've been meaning to post an update, but here are the display cases I had made based on the measurements above...  (sorry, video quality is not the best). 

 

http://www.colecovis...sts/display.mp4



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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:49 PM

The first thing that I noticed is that you are also a VAN HALEN FAN!!!!!!!!

:music:



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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:50 PM

The first thing that I noticed is that you are also a VAN HALEN FAN!!!!!!!!

:music:

Is their anyone that's not? !!!  :grin:



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Posted Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:59 AM

Is their anyone that's not? !!!  :grin:

I wasn't but come to think of it you really got me so I might as well jump.


Edited by coleconut, Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:01 AM.


#21 SiLic0ne t0aD OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:30 AM

Bad ass collection..hard to top that. :lust:

I don't know about an acrylic case but I wish I could get a box protector for my 1st run SGM.







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