Monday, March 4, 2013

Nothing could prepare me for the cuteness of Namcot boxes

(Sorry about the terrible photography here, I'm going to redo them later)

It's the size that counts here, not the image on the cover

I knew some Famicom releases by Namcot (or Namco Home Entertainment if you're not into the whole brevity thing) came in plastic clamshell cases, but I was under the impression that they were standard VHS tape sizes. Why did I think this? I don't know. Maybe I just didn't think something like a plastic clamshell box could be as adorably small:

Pictured next to an awesome game for size reference

LOOK HOW SMALL IT IS
Even knowing that it's only as large as an NES cart isn't the same as holding it in your hand. I can't wait to make a new insert for this! Sorry...I have a weird thing about containers. I know I got this game (Family Stadium, which I'm pretty sure they give out for free in Japan when you buy a soda at the corner store) just to rebrand it as an art project, but I want all of the Namcot cases now.

They came with a small sheet of stickers too; someone put this one featuring character sprites on the back.

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  1. Ah, I assumed it was larger than it is, too! Hmmm, this is going to make me want to hunt down hard-cased copies of Pac-Man, Mappy and Dig Dug even more...

    BTW, Namco's cardboard-boxed games are pretty great, too. I really love the overall art style and branding used for the ones I've bought so far (Dig Dug, Mappy, Pac-Man, SkyKid, Tower of Druaga, Warpman, etc.).

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    1. Oh yeah, their cardboard box designs are terrific too. They were actually my influence for the Adventure Time famicom boxes.

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