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I’ve started putting my games in covers, just to give them some protection.

I thought it might be nice to have a resource thread for game protectors so we have a one stop shop for all your cover needs.

 

So far I have the following:

 

10mm CD covers - pack of 200, £3.99

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00VM0223A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Will protect standard CDs but won’t cover thicker or double disk games. Plastic is pretty thin and they’re a super snug fit, which is cool but you have to learn to put them in otherwise you can split them trying to force it

 

Just bought these

14 mm DVD covers - pack of 200 is £4.99

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/14mm-DVD-CASE-WRAP-PROTECTIVE-CASE-COVER-25-MICRON-DVD-CASE-WRAPPER-200-PACK/192431089232?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

 

nothing to say on these yet, will see when they arrive.

 

Would like people’s thoughts on larger CD covers, NES, Famicom, Megadrive, SNES etc. As well as other options for CD and DVD. Also, options for like cart only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I got these for my SNES  and N64 games.    They work fine to protect the cardboard. Obviously they'll do shit if you sit on them.  

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-x-GP6-SNES-N64-Game-Box-Protectors-for-Super-Nintendo-0-4mm-PET-Display-Case/152978815536

 

 

Harder acrylic ones here

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nintendo-SNES-Game-Display-Case-Clear-Acrylic-Dust-Case-Collection-Protector/293068714105

 

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When I began building up my snes collection I wanted to prevent damage to the already tatty boxes foolishly sticky back plasticed the lot....still have them in the garage somewhere.

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3 hours ago, mwaawm said:

When I began building up my snes collection I wanted to prevent damage to the already tatty boxes foolishly sticky back plasticed the lot....still have them in the garage somewhere.

 

You stuck plastic to the boxes?   haha.  Wowsers.  :)

 

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Bought from these guys for my loose N64 carts, they're pretty great. Very sturdy. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-x-Cart-Protector-Box-for-N64-Game-Cartridge-STRONG-0-4m-Plastic-Display-Case/222801645239?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

 

For my snes games I bothered doing custom cases (16bit stuff deserves being cased). Extra protecting Mega Drive/Master System games when they have great cases already would be silly. Dreamcast...sometimes tempted to move them all into proper jewelcases, considering how the PAL cases are (which look fine on a shelf, just fragile as hell to pick up and use).

I'm surprised noone does after market game boy cartridge cases similar to the official nintendo ones this many years on. That's all I'd do for those, forever living in a shoebox.

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9 hours ago, rafaqat said:

 

You stuck plastic to the boxes?   haha.  Wowsers.  :)

 

Just like certain school books were expected to be protected seemed a great idea in the days before custom cases. Of course now they all have a plasticy sheen that makes them look like cheap after market reproductions instead of the originals that they are.

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