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    Default Ianoid's Box Protectors for Vectrex, Intellivision, 2600 and much more!

    I love the box protectors that Justabum created for Atari 2600 boxed games. I found that a few exceptional 2600 boxes just didn't fit in those boxes. Nor did my standard Intellivision, Vectrex or many other boxed computer games (Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and VIC-20). So I set out to design and manufacture a new collector's box protector for much of the rest of my collection.

    And so was born: Ianoid's Large Box Protectors!
    I personally designed these box protectors to my specifications to be most useful for long term archival, storage, and display of video game and computer game boxes. Boxes are made from acid-free archival quality PPE plastic, recommended for long term storage of your valuable collectible items.

    Protect your investment. With Ianoid Box Protectors.

    Box measurements:
    6.75" x 9.063" x 1.125"

    Boxes open on top. They fit a wide variety of computer and video game boxes. Only very large format boxes do not fit in these box protectors. Many smaller boxes fit in these protectors, although I recommend the other custom designs by Justabum and others for standard box sizes like Atari 2600 and Nintendo NES.

    Pricing including shipping, per box:
    Domestic (inside the US):
    1(sample)$3.00 each
    2 $2.50 each
    3-12 $1.55 each
    13-49 $1.35 each
    50-99 $1.25 each
    100+ $1.15 each

    Canada:
    1(sample)$3.50 each
    2-8 $1.75 each
    9-99 $1.50 each
    100+ $1.25 each

    International (outside of Canada):
    1 (sample)$5.00 each
    2-13 $3.00 each
    14-69 $2.00 each
    70-99 $1.75 each
    100+ $1.60 each

    I prefer paypal payments, but I'll consider other methods of payment at my discretion for larger orders.

    Some questions you might be asking:
    Why do these cost more than the other boxes?
    The increased size, materials consumption, and shipping costs (both to me and from me) increase the wholesale cost of these.

    Why do they cost less if I order more?
    There is only one reason I can give a volume discount, which is that shipping costs decreases per piece with volume orders. I'm not making more or less on any volume, I created a price scale based entirely on shipping costs by USPS. And I suspect other vendors have done the same.

    Why don't they fit xxxxx perfectly?
    Instead of designing a custom fit box that had a singular purpose, I decided that I should create a multi-use box for those of us who have boxes of various sizes and shapes. Not only are there a variety of shapes of Atari 2600, Intellivision, and Colecovision boxes that don't fit in the standard custom fit Atari 2600 box, but there are many other computer games as well as the Vectrex boxes that need a box protector design. A larger design allows flexibility. There were two main criteria when I designed the boxes: I wanted them to fit the Atari 2600 Epyx boxes (among the longest designs), and I wanted them to fit Vectrex boxes (among the widest designs). I was able to create a box that did both and more.

    Note about shipping:
    In order to maintain the lower cost for you, your order may arrive in multiple shipments. Aside from those that arrive by Domestic Priority Mail, there is no tracking or delivery confirmation. International orders will only have a customs number (marked as gift with a value of less than $20) and have no tracking or confirmation. Loss is at your risk. I reserve the right not to ship or sell to certain countries that I've had routine problems with deliveries (Mexico comes to mind).

    Here is a link to pictures of various boxes in the box protectors. The games aren't for sale, they are part of my collection. If you are curious about a particular box type fitting, please PM me and I'll give it a try.

    Below are examples of the many boxes that fit in these box protectors:
    Vectrex
    Intellivision
    Commodore VIC-20
    Commodore 64
    SSI Gold and Silver Box AD&D PC/Commodore/Apple
    Atari 2600 Epyx (Summer Games, Winter Games, California Games)
    Atari 2600 Sega
    Atari 7800 High Score cart box
    Epyx (other computer games)
    HES
    Synapse
    Spectravideo (large boxes for VIC-20)
    OEM
    Sir-tech Wizardry
    Ultima II (original release box as pictured, later releases don't fit)
    x68000 boxes (measure them to make sure, I don't have many examples)
    First Star (slightly snug fit by length for Atari 2600 and Atari 8-bit game boxes)
    Sega Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, VIC-20, Commodore 64
    Sega Bally Midway Colecovision
    Fisher Price (paperboard boxes only, the large plastic boxes these games come in sometimes do not fit)
    Spinnaker (paperboard boxes only, the large plastic boxes these games come in sometimes do not fit)

    Which boxes do not fit?
    Atari 7800 large format Absolute boxes
    Large format Atari computer (8-bit) boxes (the huge classic ones like the original Asteroids and large silver ones)
    Large format Atarisoft boxes
    Import Atari 2600 Xonox boxes
    CBS, Spinnaker, Fisher Price plastic boxes
    Parker Bros Home Computer boxes (too snug to consider it a fit) such as Atari 8-bit, Commodore, VIC-20, TI-99
    TI-99 Texas Instruments boxes
    Mystique and Playaround Atari 2600 boxes
    Atari 2600 Indy 500 and Star Raiders and other large boxes

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