Konami Box Protectors

By Sebbeug

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26-04-2019, 20:02

Hi guys,

Do you know some tips to protect our favourite Konami Boxes ?

I Found this :

- For first generation = ATARI2600/2700/COLECOVISION PROTECTOR

- For Konami Mini Euro = FAMICOM BOX PROTECTOR

- But nothing for Konami Euros...

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By uberjack

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27-04-2019, 08:34

There's a guy on ebay (barcelonaretroclass) who sells ones specifically tailored for Japanese (e.g. Usas) and 1st gen (e.g. Road Fighter) - although he's currently looking for a new manufacturer of the 1st gen. boxes - he sold out of his existing stock.

The Japanese ones aren't perfect, but they fit well (although a bit too snug for my taste). The 1st gen ones - I've been waiting for him to get them for a few months now. I've been considering the 2600 boxes, but they're considerably fatter than the actual box (I don't mind them being too tall). Maybe if enough of us bug barcelonaretroclass, he can try harder - I think he's getting tired of my incessant messages ;)

As for the mini (not micro) Euros, I haven't found anything for those - not yet. I emailed a seller once, asking if he had anything close - everything even remotely close was too large.

By Sebbeug

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27-04-2019, 10:07

Think for mini Euros (not micro), we have to create a new model...
But no idea about a potential manufacturer.

By uberjack

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29-04-2019, 19:11

Yeah, except those things aren't cheap, unfortunately. You're looking at spending several thousand US dollars to buy a batch of a few hundred/thousand; then getting enough people to buy it, so that you can break even.

Even if you have enough money for the initial batch, given the small quantity of the Euro mini boxes and the even smaller quantity of people willing to pay for protectors for those boxes, it would take someone with disposable income (meaning, someone who can afford to throw money away) to afford something like this.

Sad, but true :/

By perfectnarcosis

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04-05-2019, 10:01

Hey guys! Since my own German supplier also ran out for the regular Konami (JP and EU) boxes, I approached a Dutch seller of all kinds of box protectors who doesn't have any MSX sized box protectors yet. He's going to sample 3 sizes, the large Konami Japanese box, the regular Konami box (EU and JP versions) and the EU mini, just not the micros as I don't have those myself and couldn't provide measurements, and they're probably not the most interesting for him to sell as not many are available to begin with.

The sampling process will probably take a bit, but he seemed very keen of adding them to his webshop. I'lll update this thread in the very near future once I have an update Smile

By Abi

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04-05-2019, 14:01

Nice to hear! I am interested as well. Smile

By uberjack

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04-05-2019, 17:29

That's amazing, thanks for the note.
I'm definitely interested.

By Sebbeug

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05-05-2019, 08:13

Very nice news!

By perfectnarcosis

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24-05-2019, 08:18

Update: samples have been made and should be with me for testing them out very soon. Will update again with pictures and the results once they're in! Smile

By uberjack

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24-05-2019, 08:53

perfectnarcosis wrote:

Update: samples have been made and should be with me for testing them out very soon. Will update again with pictures and the results once they're in! Smile

That's excellent news! I'm also interested in regular/medium-size protectors as well (e.g. Road Fighter, etc.), if any are available. The 2600 boxes are too wide.

By Sebbeug

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24-05-2019, 09:00

perfectnarcosis wrote:

Update: samples have been made and should be with me for testing them out very soon. Will update again with pictures and the results once they're in! Smile

Yeah !

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