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#1 toymailman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:27 AM

Hi all, I've created a new cartridge tray that lets you access the game and manual without having to remove the tray from the box.  For me, it is much easier to extract and insert both the cartridge and manual with this new design.  Pictures below.

 

Old / New

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The tray looks like this before folding.

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This is what it looks like after folding.

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Here is how it looks in the box.  Easy to access the cart and manual!

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This is designed to fit the standard size homebrew boxes for Atari 2600 and 7800 (and carts of course), but will also fit anything of similar dimensions.

 

I am selling these so all can enjoy this convenience!  :-D

Prices (not including shipping) are below.

1 - $0.75

50 = $30.00

100 = $50.00

 

Just send me a PM if you would like some.

 

I still need to get the inventory in hand, but wanted to gauge the interest to see how many I should get first.  I'll probably give this a couple weeks and then get my inventory up and send out orders beginning of December.

 

Thanks!



#2 groundtrooper OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:31 AM

Wow. These are awesome. I will be in touch once do some inventory.


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#3 sixersfan105 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:34 AM

Oh HELL YES! Gimme 10. While everything about the AtariAge experience is top-notch quality, I have long wondered why the cartridge tray wasn't designed like the vast majority of Atari 2600/7800 boxes. Great work! PM incoming...



#4 bfstats OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:56 PM

Back in the day, most Atari-cartridge manufacturing companies produced trays, like that shown above, that held the cart in the top half of the box. There are numerous boxes in my collection that have "caved-in" hollow bottom halves due to the usual handling by distributors, retailers, and end-users.

 

The purpose of the box-centered design that Albert uses is meant to protect the structure of the BOX as well as the cart. This is not a critique of toymailman's design, just an explanation for why AtariAge uses it. The cost-per-box for a hobbyist/homebrewer is much greater than what mass-producers paid for the same thing in the '70's and '80's. It is clear that Albert wants to produce quality, professional-looking game packaging that stands the test of time. Works for me.



#5 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:37 PM

Wow, these are nice!



#6 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:25 PM

Love these! :)

#7 ArcadeJunkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 10:51 PM

Agreed! Have many boxes with "jimmy rigged" insert solutions. Gotta get my hands on a few of these.

#8 groundtrooper OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 6:11 PM

I received my shipment yesterday. - These are amazing. The perfect solution for homebrews. It holds the cart perfectly like regular retail boxes and it also helps reinforce and keep the box's shape. 

I jumped in with both feet and ordered enough for all of my homebrews plus the new ones coming hopefully before Christmas. 

 

They were packaged and shipped very well and arrived in perfect condition. 

 

Count me as a very satisfied customer. 

 

Nice work Toymailman.



#9 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 6:34 PM

I received my shipment yesterday. - These are amazing. The perfect solution for homebrews. It holds the cart perfectly like regular retail boxes and it also helps reinforce and keep the box's shape. 
I jumped in with both feet and ordered enough for all of my homebrews plus the new ones coming hopefully before Christmas. 
 
They were packaged and shipped very well and arrived in perfect condition. 
 
Count me as a very satisfied customer. 
 
Nice work Toymailman.


You just sold me on these.

PM sent!

#10 sixersfan105 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2018 12:33 AM

Big fan! Highly recommend them! Way to go, Toymailman.

#11 toymailman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2018 1:25 PM

Thanks guys!  I appreciate the compliments.  :-D

 

Just waiting on more inventory and I can fill more orders.



#12 groundtrooper OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2018 9:58 PM

Thanks guys!  I appreciate the compliments.  :-D

 

Just waiting on more inventory and I can fill more orders.

 

Sorry man, I didn't mean to totally clean you out with my 1st order. ;)






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