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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 - $0.85

50 = $40.00

100 = $75.00

 

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!


Edited by toymailman, Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:19 AM.


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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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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...



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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.



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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:37 PM

Wow, these are nice!



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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:25 PM

Love these! :)

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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.

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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.



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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!

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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.



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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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Posted Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:23 AM

New inventory is on its way!

 

Costs were more than I had calculated for.  Prices adjusted accordingly so I'm not selling below cost.  :-D

 

However, I will honor the previous price for all orders placed to date.

 

Thanks everyone!



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Posted Tue Jan 1, 2019 7:17 PM

This 

 

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 could not agree more!  These are a perfect fit and solution.  If you've been thinking about buying this product, buy with confidence. :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:



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Posted Tue Jan 1, 2019 7:34 PM

I bought these old CGE Proto Repro’s from someone on the AAFB Marketplace. The carts were bouncing around inside with no type of inserts. 

Now, these are locked into place as they should be.

 

 

 

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#16 toymailman OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2019 2:36 PM

Thanks so much guys!!

 

I have plenty of inventory now if anyone needs some.



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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2019 7:58 PM

Very clever



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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:42 PM

Are these still available?



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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:02 PM

Are these still available?

 

They better be! I'm about to shoot toymailman a PM to order another 10. They are the perfect homebrew solution. Al should also get in touch with him, as they should replace the AA Store cartridge trays ASAP. 



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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:58 PM

Yeah I'd be interested in getting some of these for the CGE releases I got back in 2002 that are literally carts flopping around in a box. Wonder if they could be made to work in Intellivision as well? My Diner and Thunder Castle could use something like this.



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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:37 PM

Yeah I'd be interested in getting some of these for the CGE releases I got back in 2002 that are literally carts flopping around in a box. Wonder if they could be made to work in Intellivision as well? My Diner and Thunder Castle could use something like this.

I hear ya...Some of the later-released Activision games just flop around in a box, too. Double Dragon for 2600 rings a bell. Still waiting to hear back on my PM but I have to remind myself that not everyone is on the forums every day hahaha



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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:50 AM

Looks like he was last on AA on 3/12/19, so I shot him an email inquiry (had it from our PayPal transaction). Will keep you all posted!



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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:12 PM

Yep, I have lots of inventory left.  :-D

 

Just shoot me a PM for how many you would like.






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