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Family Computer => Famicom / Disk System => Topic started by: Miklo on October 08, 2019, 09:56:34 am

Title: Disk game boxes, new, old?
Post by: Miklo on October 08, 2019, 09:56:34 am
I have a few disk games with manuals, ect... but missing the outer clear plastic box to keep it all together.

I cant seem to find any alone in my searches, new or old. Does anyone happen to have any info?

I've thought about buying cheaper games with the boxes online? I don't know.

Some of my favorite disk games hide away because they lack the protection they need.  :'(

They are almost as old as I am... so they need help.
Title: Re: Disk game boxes, new, old?
Post by: portnoyd on October 08, 2019, 06:21:12 pm
If you're willing to deal with proxy services, I have seen lots of those clear boxes on Yahoo Japan auctions. The codes won't match more than likely to what you have, but it's the only time I've seen them in bulk and separate from the disks.

I can't help with the search, as it came up doing a search with

ファミコン ディスク

Which will pull up about 2,000 FDS listings so you'll have to dig.

If someone here is more fluent in Japanese, I am sure they'll be able to give you a more specific search term.

The price seemed reasonable (about 2,000JPY per lot), which after proxy, will probably be 4,000JPY maybe, which is still better than shucking complete games one by one. Hope this helped!
Title: Re: Disk game boxes, new, old?
Post by: Miklo on October 08, 2019, 06:38:41 pm
Great, It's a start!

Proxys... yes, fun for all! I didnt put much thought into that.. I'll see whats up.

My German is a bit better than my Japanese unfortunately...

Definite help indeed. Thank you.

I really appreciate the info, very good points.

If I come up with anything more I will follow up.

Title: Re: Disk game boxes, new, old?
Post by: P on October 09, 2019, 02:05:19 am
I'd just try with various combination of keywords ファミコン, ディスクシステム and ケース. For "clear" or "transparent" you could try 透明. Chances are that you will turn up the hard disk case instead. For box you can try 箱.
Title: Re: Disk game boxes, new, old?
Post by: Miklo on October 09, 2019, 11:43:12 am
Great, thank you!

I took a look at Yahoo auctions last night. It seems to be my best bet.

I need to find a good proxy I can use.

I really appreciate the keywords.

I've also noticed the term for these is shrouds from another recent thread.

I'm looking for some shrouds!