I have been working the last couple weeks to get more of my collection into Box Protectors. As I find less games I still need I want to better protect and store what I do have
I have had long chats with Dan over at http://www.retroprotection.com/ trying to figure out what protectors might work for less common systems and odd ball sizes for more common systems.
As I would love to someday have nearly all my things in the nice clear box protectors.
Dan seems to have the best number of various sizes available and he has shown a willingness to create some new custom sizes based on interest shown here at atariage.
So my goal with this thread is to make a repository for listing the various game systems and the box protectors that they use (or the closest current fit available) and include links on where to get them.
I have found some great fits for some odd things and would love to find more or get people together to have special sizes custom made.
Please post any links you have found with great fits or any odd size items you would like special size protectors made for. (Or any other relevant info you can think of related to this.)
So I will get started now with a updatable list! This was the best section I could think of to start this in since it definitely has to do with showing off your collection!!
The majority of games for the 2600 fit in a protector made for it, the 5200, the 7800, short intellivision and the standard Colecovision games.
These also fit a few other systems which I will mention under those systems heading.
I have some protectors from retroprotection.com and videogameboxprotectors.com and kollector_protector on ebay.
The ones from retroprotection.com fit nice and snug while the ones from videogameboxprotectors have a bit of extra space.
The ones from kollector_protector are also very snug and have a center tab on the top and bottom for added closure.....cant decide if I like that especially or not.
I believe I prefer the ones from retroprotection.com here:
There were 9 games made by sega in tall boxes. These fit great in the tall intellivision protectors here:
These will not fit the epyx games which have an even taller box....currently looking for a solution for the 3 epyx titles.
Mythicon made 3 games for the 2600 in very small boxes. No box I know currently fits them perfect.
But the VHS Size fits them pretty good with some extra space:
The Track and Field box that was packed with a controller will fit nicely with just a very small amount of wiggle room in the Super Smash Bros WiiU protector here:
This will also fit the Keyboard controllers box and the driving controllers box. However it is about 1/2" thicker than these 2, but looks very good from the front view.
*EDIT: I just found out today these are also an excellent fit for the Star Raiders big box set!
*EDIT: I also found that the standard 2600 protectors from retroprotection will not quite fit the 20th Century Fox 2600 games. But the ones from videogameboxprotectors which are slightly larger will.
Dan at retroprotection is currently making a small batch of custom sized protectors for the Atari 2600 adult games (Playaround/Mystique) which are an odd size (these should also fit the 5 Video Gems games pretty close) you can preorder those here:
*EDIT(2-28-18): These are completed and order info will be available soon!!
*EDIT(2-28-18): I have found a perfect fit for the Phaser Patrol game by starpath that includes the supercharger hardware! This is for the standard size 1, not the rare big box supercharger set.
It fits perfectly in a protector for Zelda Skyward Sword from retroprotection. Available here:
*EDIT(2-28-18): I have found a pretty decent fit also for the big box Indy 500 set. Near perfect on height and thickness and about 1/2 wider than necessary. Which is of course not see if its on a bookshelf.
These fit in the windwaker protector from retroprotection.com. Available here:
*EDIT(2-28-18): This was a wonderful find! The fat box activision games like Ghostbusters for the 2600 fit exactly in the protectors for Super Mario all stars Wii. Note these fit the coleco and 5200 fat activision boxes too!
Available here: https://retroprotect...m?categoryId=-1
*EDIT(8-28-18): The newer Atari 7800 big box absolute protectors will fit the 3 epyx titles. They are very good on the height and thickness but about 1 1/4" too wide. But as of now the only known thing they fit in.
Available here: https://www.mortoffg...h=box protector
(I will be adding other additional special sizes soon.)
Here are some 2600 games that are odd sized and I currenly don't know of a protector for:
Berenstain Bears, Boing!, Omega Race, Back to School box set,
the 3 titles by Epyx, Indy 500 big box set, Atari Racing box set, Phaser Patrol.
*EDIT(2-28-18): Retroprotection also carries nice protectors for the loose 2600 carts too. This fits any of the standard size carts as well as colecovision carts:
Most of the games for the 5200 use the standard Atari box protectors (CBS, Parker Bros, Meteorites, Quintana Roo and most Atari and some Activision titles) they are here:
*Note that these can be a bit tight on the parker bros 2 piece boxes and you may prefer the ones from videogameboxprotectors.com for those.
Then there are 4 tall box games that sega made for the 5200, they fit in the tall box intellivision protectors perfectly:
Then Activision made games for the 5200 and some are the standard 5200 size but some are a thicker box with a tray inside, like hero, zone rangers, space shuttle, pitfall 2, and zenji came in.
These are a size I very much want to get somebody to make as Activision also used this size for some colecovision, Atari 8 bit and commodore games.
Currently I know of no protector that fits these well, at least not closely. The new 2600 Adult game box protectors will fit them but will be larger than needed in thickness and width. *EDIT: these Jaguar CD protectors will fit the fat box activision games. They are about 1" to tall tought and 3/16" too wide. But the only option I know of currently: https://www.mortoffg...&product_id=933
*EDIT(2-28-18): Update! The super Mario all stars wii protectors fit the 5 fat box activision games perfectly! From retroprotection.com here:
Then there are the 2 big box 5200 games by Atari - robotron 2084 and space dungeon.
These will fit in a box protector made for super smash bros. They are just about 1/2" thicker than needed, but from the front view fit excellent:
Miner 2049er is wider than most titles and wont fit any box I know, but would fit the new 2600 adult boxes being made(they would just be about 1/2" thicker than needed:
I believe that leaves only the huge box for bounty bob. I don t have this sadly so I don't know the size or if there is a protector it fits in.
*Info and measurements would be great on this 1!
*EDIT(2-28-18): Retroprotection also now carries nice protectors for the loose 5200 carts too. This fits any of the standard size carts:
These should also prove to fit some oddball small box stuff.....for instance they are pretty good for mega duck boxes
Atari 7800 (*Protectors now exist for all games!)
Again most of the games fit in the standard Atari protectors (Activision, Froggo, standard size Absolute and all Atari brand) they are here:
There are 5 big box games made by Absolute t
hat currently nothing I know of fits.
A member here says he has them in production though and they will be available soon!:
*EDIT(2-28-18): Update!! Much needed big box absolute protectors are now available here from mortoff games! Thanks William!!:
*I believe 7800 is covered by these 2 sizes above.
Intellivision (*Protectors now exist for all games!)
I believe all the 125 titles will fit in 2 size protectors.
The shorter games like those from intv, imagic, parker bros, coleco, dextell, interphase and atarisoft all use the standard Atari protectors here:
Then the taller ones like the Mattel gatefold boxes, the Activision titles and Segas congo bongo all use the "tall intellivision" protector here:
*I believe these 2 sizes cover all the intellivision games.
Channel F (*Protectors now exist for all games!)
I was very happy to find that all the Channel F games (and probably all the clones, but this is not yet confirmed) fit near perfect in the Japanese Gamecube Double Disc protectors here:
*I believe as Lazzeri recently noted that these will also probably fit all the clone games as well!
All the standard size games in the gold boxes as well as the 2 spectrecade titles fit very nice in the standard Atari protectors here:
*EDIT(2-28-18): The original bally releases that came on the black and white card will fit tightly in DVD protectors (Such as the demo cart) Available here:
*I will need to update with any other special sizes there might be for the astrocade. Offhand the only others I can think of are the 2 big box basic sets.
A special custom made size that fits these perfect is available here:
*EDIT(2-28-18): The light box set with the fold out side carded box (usa version only) will fit nicely in a neo geo aes protector if the card is folded over against the box. Available here:
*This leaves only a protector needed for the 3d imager box. Somebody make this please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No protector I know of fits these perfect, but the standard commodore ones I have and spinnaker will fit in the Vectrex protector but they are just over 1/2" wider than needed:
*Probably more sizes for the Vic 20 but I don't have any others to check currently.
Tomy Pyuuta (*Protectors now exist for all games!)
I was thrilled to find all these beautiful games fit exactly in the VHS box protectors here!:
Actionmax (*Protectors now exist for all games!)
Since thes are vhs tape games they fit the vhs protectors here exactly:
Arcadia 2001 (*Protectors now exist for all games!)
I mentioned that the standard Atari protectors are a bit loose on Atari games compared to the ones at retroprotection.com....but this does come in handy for the slightly fatter arcadia boxes!
The ones retroprotection.com has will NOT fit arcadia games. They fit all the other consoles games this size great but arcadia will not quite fit in them.
The slightly larger Atari style boxes that fit Arcadia can be purchased here:
Tomy Tutor (*Protectors now exist for all games!)
All the games for the Tomy Tutor fit well in the standard Atari protectors here:
Odyssey 2 & Videopac (*Protectors now exist for all games!)
A protector was just recently made as an exact fit for Odyssey 2.
They should also fit Videopac but I need to verify this.
I currently have an order coming for these and I will report back with more info on them.
*EDIT: got these in the mail and they work great for the odyssey 2 and video pac games! They have an extra closure tab in the center of the top and bottom...I believe all his protectors do.
They are available here:
He also currently sells a protector that fits the Odyssey 2 console box at the link above. (*EDIT:I bought 1 of these too but he did not ship it with my order though...not sure why yet?)
And he is making custom protectors to fit the 3 Odyssey 2 big box board game titles. These are still in production. These will be wonderful to have!
*EDIT: I now got the new odyssey 2 console protector. It looks great and is a great fit. Sadly mine got some damage in shipping but he will now be sending them in stiff cardboard tubes to avoid damage.
*EDIT(2-28-18): The protectors from mortoff games for the 3 big box board game titles are done and ready to order here!!:
Also the 2 Imagic games will fit perfectly in the standard 2600 protectors here:
RCA Studio 2
Currently nothing fits these games that is not quite oversized. Please post if you find a solution that works well...or fairly well *EDIT: You can fit 2 rca studio 2 games in a standard Atari protector from videogame protectors. They fit perfect on height and thickness but are about 1/2" wider than needed. The ones from retroprotection are too tight though. These are probably the best solution currently (but its for 2 games in 1 protector!):
*EDIT(2-28-18): Mortoff games made custom protectors for the RCA Studio 2 games!!!! I believe this is for the standard ones and not the big school house 1.
I will verify this when I receive mine shortly:
Creativision (*Protectors now exist for all games!)
All the games for the Creativision fit well in the standard Atari protectors. Except for BASIC. This is another possible one that may fit the new 2600 adult protectors (this needs to still be verified).
The ones that fit all the games besides BASIC are available here:
EDIT: (8-28-18): I have verified that the fat box activision protectors are a perfect fit for the BASIC program for creativision. Available here:
MPT-03 & ORMATU (*Protectors now exist for all games!)
These arcadia clones fit good in the standard Atari 2600 protectors. There is just about 3/16" extra width but they still work and look good:
SHEEN 2001 & M1800, INTERVISION 2001 & 3001, INNOHIT 2001 & Possibly others from this family. (*Protectors now exist for all games!)
These Arcadia clones fit nearly perfect in the Odyssey 2 protectors from Mortoff.
Available here: https://www.mortoffg...tegory&path=299
MPT-05 (*Protectors now exist for all games!)
These are a clone version of the interton family of games. They fit excellent in the new odyssey 2 protectors here:
These games that came in a blister packet will fit in the new odyssey 2 protectors from mortoff games.
They fit perfect on the thickness and the height works good but you do have to bend the hang tab over slightly.
On the width they are a bit over 1/2" wider than necessary.
These protectors will not fit the Coco 2 silver boxes though...still looking for an option for them.
The ones that fit coco 3 are here:
Colecovision (This section under construction)
I have yet to finish documenting the coleco games. But I do want to mention that the 4 fat box activision games as well as the champ adapter fit perfectly in these protectors from retroprotection.com:
And most of the colecovision games fit in the standard size 2600 protector here:
Hopefully some new fits for some of the big box games soon!
I have been in talks to get William from Mortoff games to make some custom boxes for the 10 original odyssey long box games!
Fingers crossed this will happen! Want these soooo bad!!
Will update as I know more!
*EDIT (8-28-18): For now these probably aren't happening anytime soon sadly.
The blister pack releases by goldnation that were how the games were released in the USA and other areas too fit perfectly in DVD case protectors.
Available here: https://retroprotect...tectors_c52.htm
The cardboard style releases that were released outside the USA, like Europe and many out of Germany will fit in the same protectors as the channel f games.
However they fit VERY tight. You may want to just get a couple to try and see if you are satisfied with them.
Otherwise they fit exact on the width and thickness with about 1/4" extra space on the top. *Note these do not fit the larger carded hangtab type.
Available here: http://www.retroprot...ectors_c213.htm
No perfect protector for these, but they are almost the same size as the Vic 20 cart boxes and they will fit in the Vectrex protectors. Good on height and thickness but about 1/2" too wide.
Available here: http://www.retroprot...Vectrex_c71.htm
thanks and hopefully lots more info to add soon!!!
Edited by stupus, Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:49 PM.