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Protect Your Retro Games! Should You Buy Replacement Cartridge Cases from

Protect Your Retro Games! Should You Buy Replacement Cartridge Cases from

In this video, we unbox and check out the different offerings to protect your retro games from It never fails, you go and pick up an awesome new game for your collection & the box is either missing, damaged, or there's some other issue with it. You can go and try to hunt down and original box, and depending on the title that can be stupid expensive. Another problem you have with boxes, unless they're Sega boxes, they're made out of cardboard meaning they will eventually deteriorate. This is where the folks from come in to play, with their awesome looking storage solutions for multiple systems. What sent me down this rabbit hole was I needed to get boxes for two of my Virtual Boy games. I had seen this ad pop up in my Facebook feed repeatedly for their website, and the ad was focusing specifically on Virtual Boy boxes. I finally reached out to them and placed an order. But in addition to my Virtual Boy games, I also wanted to get some cases for some of my NES, Super NES, and N64 titles. The cases themselves are molded out of a fairly resilient composite, and they are also available in number of different colors. Red, black, clear, just to name a few. On the inside of all of the game cases are two tabs to hold a manual on the left hand side of the case. This is a feature I remember from rental cases back in the day, and I'm glad to see them add it here. One of the neatest features they offer is the ability to order box art in either a portrait or landscape orientations. This allows you to have your games displayed on a shelf and whichever fashion you prefer. Have a low profile shelf? Landscaped will work for you. height not an issue? You want the original what? That's where the portrait orientation would come into play. The artwork on each of the boxes look to be a very good quality. The colors are vibrant, and the original box hard copy is all there. You can see some instances where you can tell that it is a reprint, something you would totally expect, but I will tell you those issues are few and far between. They definitely do not look like someone just spit them out of an inkjet printer! Why It RoX: - Available for a wide variety of cartridges and systems - Landscape and portrait artwork available - The outside of the cases are completely flush, making for easy storage and stacking - Integrated storage for memory cards and manuals - Box artwork looks spot-on - Multiple case color options available What could be improved: - In some instances the cases are more expensive than the games - Fitment of the games can be a little tight initially until broken in - Takes up more room on a shelf than loose cartridges Should you buy it? Going into this project, my main goal was to get my cases for my Virtual Boy games, and man I fell into a rabbit hole! I love the way these cases look, and the level of protection they provide is outstanding. I can relax knowing some of my most valuable titles, and I'm not just talkin monetary value, are now extremely well protected while looking great. My autographed Darkwing Duck, my NWC repro cart, Mario 64, these are games that I want to see maintained for the foreseeable future without any deterioration. And thanks to the Custom crew, I have that opportunity to protect my collection. #CustomGameCases #VideoGameStorage #RetroGames The footage used in this review are used under the Fair Use laws, referenced below: Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include— (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors. (Pub. L. 94–553, title I, § 101, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2546; Pub. L. 101–650, title VI, § 607, Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5132; Pub. L. 102–492, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 3145.)
Custom Game Cases - Full Product Line Overview

Custom Game Cases - Full Product Line Overview

There are many different sources of cartridge games cases, let’s take a closer look at one that caught my eye: the cases designed and made by Custom Game Cases. Also known as Shadow Fox cases. ********** ********** At 11:54 I point out what I assumed was a minor print quality problem. It has since been pointed out to me that these lines are a part of the original box's art aesthetic ( that I had forgotten about. I apologize for my error. Thankfully that means I found no other quality control issues in these cases! Thank you. ********** My related videos mentioned: UniKeep's Latest Gaming Product - Store & Organize your Game Boy Advance Cartridges Three New, Easier Game Boy Game Display Solutions | Game Room Ideas The First Two Resident Evil 2 REmakes - Collection Highlights Problems & Solutions - Printing Custom Cover Art Inserts for your Video Game Cases | Game Room Ideas Solving Nintendo Game Boy cartridge storage / display (+ many others) | Game Room Ideas ********** Follow my blog and join the discussions Like my facebook page Follow me on Twitter ********** I really hope to be able to take a look at other brands of game cases in the future. My bottom line at the time of this video’s production is as follows. Most blank plastic cases can be sourced for a dollar or under, especially when purchased in bulk. Custom Game Cases are quite a bit more expensive than just a generic Universal Game Case. What can you expect for that extra expense? Ideally, the quality and design of each of these cases are superior to less expensive offerings. I can’t yet compare the differences between brands, but I can vouch for the build quality and the design of each case shown. Secondly, one thing that I’ve learned from my DIY videos is that some people are more comfortable buying a completed product that they don’t have to customize themselves. In that respect, Custom Game Cases would be a better choice than unlabeled UGC’s. And their finished and labeled upgrade is only a pittance more than buying an unlabeled Custom Game Case. Buying cases for a cartridge collection is a high-end way to display your games. I can easily justify the expense of any of these cases on a singular basis, but to do a whole collection (through Custom Game Cases) would be a massive expense, and expense that I can’t personally justify at my income and savings level. But as I stated, I have every intention of picking up a small number of these for a variety of handheld games and for my Virtual Boy games. I won’t be getting any NES, SNES, or N64 cases. My Master System / Genesis collection is thankfully already CIB, other than Zero Tolerance and Virtua Racing. I am aware of a few different brands of cases. Let me know if there is one that you'd like me to try to take a look at. ********** Amazon links: My Amazon Store ********** Music Credits: To a New Adventure! - Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (NDS) Flower Garden - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) Bridge Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Game Gear) Grass Land Theme - Super Mario Bros 3 (NES) Overworld - Super Mario World (SNES) Main Theme - Super Mario 64 (N64) Emerald Hill Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Genesis) Title Screen - Sonic Mania The Elevator - Wario Land (Virtual Boy) Title Theme - The Legend of Zelda - Oracle of Ages Powerup - YouTube Music Library **********
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