Take your comic book storage to the next level! These are well built, strong and sturdy comic book boxes. Ditch the cheap cardboard that wears out and gets flimsy over time, these are all you will ever need!
The Short Comic Bin from BCW is a heavy duty comic box made from acid-free, reinforced, snap-together panels. The Comic Bin holds about 150 bagged and boarded comics and includes a movable partition that helps stand up your growing stack of comic books. Identification slots on the ends help you mark your boxes with either an index card or a toploading card holder. The lid panels feature sliding locks for added security.
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Deck boxes might be the most important Magic accessory. If we are going to spend hundreds, or even thousands of dollars on a Magic deck, we want to make sure this investment is going to last. We want to be able to play with the cards years later, or make sure they stay in good enough condition that we can trade them to get other cards we want. Having a deck box is a crucial part of this process.
Apart from buying an actual, honest-to-god deck box, our options are limited. The classic \"rubber band around your deck\" technique will definitely damage your cards over time and no one wants to be the guy who showed up to a Legacy Grand Prix with his deck in a Ziploc bag. While many companies make inexpensive deck boxes, those boxes are fragile and not ideal for protecting an expensive Modern or Commander deck.
So how do you know which deck box to buy Many deck boxes look the same; what is it that separates one brand from another We got our hands on seven different deck boxes, each costing between $10 and $20. These are the premium deck boxes designed to hold a single deck as well as possibly some dice and other accessories. We tested them. How many cards fit single sleeved How many cards fit double sleeved How comfortably do the cards fit Is the box durable How many art options are there and how durable are they What happens if you drop, shake, or scratch it Can you easily get the cards into (and out of) the box
After testing, we ranked several characteristics of each box on a scale of one to ten and handed out an overall grade. Finally, we wrap up with some meta-comments about this group of deck boxes as a whole, hand out awards, and make recommendations. Today you are going to learn everything you could possibly want to know about premium deck boxes that hold a single deck.
Aesthetics: 7/10. The Ultra Pro Mana Flip Box looks pretty sharp. The outside is leatherette, but it avoids the the tacky look that sometimes haunts the material. The mana symbol on the front and back really pops, and unlike some less expensive Ultra Pro boxes, the branding is less obvious. The inside has a nice \"premium\" black finish.
Summary: Continuing the theme of magnet topped boxes, the magnet in the Ultra Pro Mana Flip Box just isn't strong enough to keep it closed under the slightest duress. While it's not as lacking as the Max Protection Ion magnet, it's still not good. Otherwise, this is a durable, good looking, easy to access deck box. Plus, you get the iconic mana symbol thanks to Ultra Pro's licensing deal with Wizards of the Coast. Considering almost every magnetic topped deck box has a similar problem with magnet strength and the positives outweigh this negative, the overall rating is solid.
Aesthetics: 6/10. Looks a bit plasticy, with an untextured, metallic finish. From the side there is a strange gap between the top and the sides of the box, which isn't present on other comparable deck boxes. Not a bad looking box, but not pretty either.
Durability: 6/10. The outside of the box seems like it should stand up fairly well to abuse, although the material is soft enough that it will show scratches. The other issue is that the side seems weak compared to the other boxes in its class. While it held up to the weight test, it does seem like it will break down over time. Perhaps because the side stitching doesn't go all the way around the box.
Durability: 7/10. Like most boxes in this class, the Dex Protection Safari seems durable. While the outside can scratch, the textured look naturally hides small imperfections. It also survived the weight test, so I would expect the box to hold up for a while. While there are a lot of things I question about this box, durability isn't one of them.
Drop Test: 1/10. The good news is when dropped from a table, if the box lands one specific way it will not open. The bad news is if it lands on any of the other million possible ways, it not only opens, but it will sends cards spewing everywhere.
Summary: This might be the most confusing deck box I've ever seen. While I appreciate the fact Dex Protection is trying something different, the finished product isn't all that appealing to me. I really don't know who the crocodile finish is suppose to appeal to. The magnet is worst in its class, which is saying something since most of the magnets in these boxes are amazingly weak. The whole package feels a bit self-indulgent, like \"look at me, I made a fake crocodile deck box with a real velvet interior.\" Maybe I'm being too harsh. If you like the crocodile look and have a stomach for weak magnets, there's nothing wrong with this box. It just isn't for me.
Shake Test: 9/10. I can't believe I'm writing this, but Ultimate Guard has a magnet system that actually keeps the box closed. You can shake this box upside down, throw it around, and it never comes open. Very impressive, considering how lacking the magnets are for other boxes in this group.
Summary: If you're looking to buy a nice, single-deck box, I would highly recommend the Ultimate Guard Deck Case XenoSkin. While it is similar to other boxes in the group, it has one characteristics far above the others: a magnetic closure that actually holds the box closed. It seems like such a simple thing. If you are going to market your deck box based on its magnetic closure, make sure the magnet actually works! The Ultimate Guard Deck Case XenoSkin is the only box in its class to pass the shake and drop test.
Shake Test: 9/10. The Satin Tower can be shook open, but it takes a lot of hard shaking for it to happen. Unlike other boxes in this class, I wouldn't worry about this box opening in normal circumstances.
Summary: I'm having a hard time finding much to dislike about the Ultra Pro Satin Tower. It holds up to all the tests as good or better than other boxes in its class. It's reasonably priced at $10.99. It comes with storage spaces for dice and other small accessories. It very unlikely to open accidentally. It is scratch proof and damage resistant. It holds enough cards to fit a double-sleeved Commander deck along with some tokens or a sideboard. If I had one issue, it would be that the box is plain looking, especially compared the flashier designs we've been discussing. But as far as functionality, durability, and size, it's a great box.
Summary: Basically the Ultimate Guard version of the Ultra Pro Satin Tower, the boxes score similarly in most categories. Both fit a double-sleeved Commander deck with sideboard. Both are extremely durable. They even look similar. However, the Ultra Pro build is clearly the better box, simply because the Ultimate Guard Monolith scratches so easily. While I wouldn't discourage you from buying this box, I see little reason to purchase the slightly worse Monolith over the Satin Tower.
Durability: 7/10. Generally a solid feeling box, although there does seem to be a weak spot along the front left side. Whereas all the other edges have the support of an outer wall, the front left of the box is where you access the cards, and it does not get this advantage. This characteristic isn't a really a problem, but it is worth being aware of. A strong, direct hit (e.g. the corner of a text book) in this area could damage the box and maybe even the cards inside.
Aesthetics: 6/10. Basically the exact same box as the BCW Deck Locker, with the only real difference being a different logo on the front and bottom. There might be a slight difference between the outer material, but if there is it's so small it's hard to tell the difference. Both are textured, solid color boxes. Both are scratch resistant but will wear down eventually, leaving the box looking dull.
Durability: 8/10. The Ultimate Guard has one advantage over the BCW Deck Locker. While both boxes pass the weight test without a problem, the Ultimate Guard Flip'n'Tray comes with an inner, removable deck tray. The main purpose of this tray is to hold your decks, but it actually strengthens the weakness along the left side of the box caused by the lack of a supportive outer wall. As a result, Ultimate Guard scores slightly higher in durability.
Drop Test: 7/10. Like their other boxes, the Ultimate Guard Flip'n'Tray has the strongest magnetic closure system of any box in its class. While it still opens when it lands just the right way, it doesn't happen frequently.
Summary: Very similar to the BCW Deck Locker, the Ultimate Guard Flip'n'Tray scores slightly higher for a few reasons. First, you get more for your money. Since the boxes are priced comparably, getting the inner deck tray is a reason to buy the Ultimate Guard Flip'n'Tray over the Deck Locker. Even though you may or may not even use it, it's hard to argue with getting additional value for free. Second, the deck tray adds additional stability and durability to a weak spot on the box. Third, it has the Ultimate Guard magnet, which has consistently proved to be the best out of all deck box magnets. And lastly, it comes in more available colors. While I think either box is a fine purchase, I like the Flip'n'Tray a little bit more. 59ce067264