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Product Alert: UNCF themed folding plastic box

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:55 pm
by Steve H
I post this mostly for August. :)

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/goods/goods_de ... GDS-100035

It's a collapsible plastic box decorated in a Yamato 2199 UNCF theme.

It's small. a little more than a foot tall which means the useable interior space is probably about 10 inches deep, so it's in no way shape or form a 'foot locker', but I think it might be a perfect way to store your Yamato 2199 BD or DVD discs, or maybe even the storyboard books and special cards and such, if you're lucky enough to have those.

It's pretty pricy for what it is, honestly. It's a novelty item. Saying all that, it's kind of cool. It would surely attract attention sitting on a shelf.

Re: Product Alert: UNCF themed folding plastic box

PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:45 am
by DanGeorge
I am sorely tempted to buy one, just so I can say I have one. Maybe store my 2199 books in it or something.

Re: Product Alert: UNCF themed folding plastic box

PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:09 am
by Steve H
DanGeorge wrote:I am sorely tempted to buy one, just so I can say I have one. Maybe store my 2199 books in it or something.


Be clear in understanding, it's a SMALL box. Like a memento or scrapbook kind of thing. Think 'shoe box' but a touch deeper.

The useful interior volume depends on just how thick the walls are. Just going by the one measurement given it looks like it could hold DVD or Blu-Ray discs, and it MIGHT be suited for storing your theater-exclusive storyboard books or the different postcards.

The problem here lies in the current nature of 'short run' production. If one waits until it becomes available in order to get some reviews, some perspective, one is likely to be unable to actually BUY the item, because it was a one-off short run product. If one buys blind, especially something like this, one runs the risk of 'buyer's remorse'.

Understand, I'm a hopeless fanboy. I've spent MUCH more money on much less than this box. The sheer goofy nature of this otherwise common folding crate seriously attracts me in ways the tin cup or the rather inelegant bag that's been produced fails completely. I'm tempted to go to an office supply store, find a similar folding crate and design my own stencils for it. I suspect I could do that for much less than $60 USD plus another $20 or so shipping. :)

But it wouldn't be an official product. So, that's the real choice.