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Retro Box Protectors - Who does it best?
« on: May 22, 2019, 05:12:53 pm »
Hello everyone. I tried to search for this and was unable to find any discussion comparing these plastic box protectors that I'm sure many of us use on our boxed retro gaming items.

I've been looking/researching pricing, durability and general satisfaction with the product provided by several of the vendors I know who make these boxes but I don't see a lot of discussion in the community comparing these items. Currently, I'm looking at videogameboxprotectors.com(appears to be same as Keep Em Minty on eBay), bagsunlimited.com, and retroprotection.com. I was leaning towards Retro Protection but they appear to be out of stock of many of the items I need in the quantities I need. I'm probably looking to order several hundred box protectors

So I was wondering which box protectors you have bought in the past and what you thought of them. Do you have a preference? Are there other options out there I should check out?

Thanks for the help.
 
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Re: Retro Box Protectors - Who does it best?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 11:59:48 am »
I've only ever bought from retroprotection. They do a great job and are happy to help find a solution to boxes they don't have protectors for.
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Re: Retro Box Protectors - Who does it best?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 01:33:09 pm »
I have a couple SNES boxes I bought a couple years ago. Don't remember where they came from (probably Amazon) but they're alright. They don't stay closed all that well
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Re: Retro Box Protectors - Who does it best?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 04:27:11 pm »
I've only ever bought from retroprotection. They do a great job and are happy to help find a solution to boxes they don't have protectors for.

I second this. Never had any issues with them and are always willing to help out in finding the best fit for anything they don't cover


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Re: Retro Box Protectors - Who does it best?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 05:48:32 pm »
I’ve bought a lot from videogameboxprotectors.com. It’s good stuff. If you go search around nintendoage.com there’s a coupon code.

Edit:  The coupon code is NINTENDOAGE  for 5% off
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Re: Retro Box Protectors - Who does it best?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 10:28:59 pm »
The very best protectors I ever had were from a British merchant named Sentinel64. What set theirs apart was how sturdy and strong the protectors were. They didn't feel flimsy like all the others I've tried (including the ones mentioned above). Also their protectors actually stayed shut when you closed them! Not to mention they had a perfect fit.

Unfortunately, they are no longer in business and I'm still searching for a vendor that matches or surpasses their quality.

If anyone reading this has used Sentinel64 box protectors and knows of any place that has the same quality, then please let us know!

Here's a review from Youtube on Sentinel64 and Keep Them Minty box protectors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34skEvcTzN0

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Re: Retro Box Protectors - Who does it best?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2019, 04:46:36 am »
The very best protectors I ever had were from a British merchant named Sentinel64. What set theirs apart was how sturdy and strong the protectors were. They didn't feel flimsy like all the others I've tried (including the ones mentioned above). Also their protectors actually stayed shut when you closed them! Not to mention they had a perfect fit.

Unfortunately, they are no longer in business and I'm still searching for a vendor that matches or surpasses their quality.

If anyone reading this has used Sentinel64 box protectors and knows of any place that has the same quality, then please let us know!

Here's a review from Youtube on Sentinel64 and Keep Them Minty box protectors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34skEvcTzN0

I think shark box protectors could do the job for you

http://www.shark-protectors.com/en/#the_shark_protectors_case

They are thick not as flimsy as the normal box protectors more pricy though
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Re: Retro Box Protectors - Who does it best?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 10:29:43 am »
I've used both retro protection & video game box protectors... and those two are comparable in quality, you should choose whoever has your size available.

I usually end up focusing on the sizing, as the titles I look to protect tend to be a little more on the obscure side (not a ton of people offering Magnavox Odyssey 2 protectors, y'know.) Sometimes the specific protector isn't available and you have to experiment with close-enough sizing. Atariage has a great thread where Dan from retro protection helped figure out what protectors worked best on what random obscure sizes. It's a lil' old now (no new posts since March), but it's still a great resource for protectors.

Re: Retro Box Protectors - Who does it best?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2019, 11:14:13 pm »
The very best protectors I ever had were from a British merchant named Sentinel64. What set theirs apart was how sturdy and strong the protectors were. They didn't feel flimsy like all the others I've tried (including the ones mentioned above). Also their protectors actually stayed shut when you closed them! Not to mention they had a perfect fit.

Unfortunately, they are no longer in business and I'm still searching for a vendor that matches or surpasses their quality.

If anyone reading this has used Sentinel64 box protectors and knows of any place that has the same quality, then please let us know!

Here's a review from Youtube on Sentinel64 and Keep Them Minty box protectors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34skEvcTzN0

I think shark box protectors could do the job for you

http://www.shark-protectors.com/en/#the_shark_protectors_case

They are thick not as flimsy as the normal box protectors more pricy though

Thanks sworddude. I would have loved to try the Shark box protectors. Unfortunately, they don't sell directly and the one store in the U.S. they say sold them, don't have any.

A shame, but the search continues.

Re: Retro Box Protectors - Who does it best?
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2019, 12:36:56 am »
Thank you for all the responses. I was already leaning towards Retro Protection and it seems like many of you are happy with their product. Think I will continue to lean that way. Thanks again.
 
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