New C64 cases from Dallas Moore Kickstarter

Today I got my C64 cases from the Kickstarter project.

I thought I’d got a nice well packed package all the way from USA,

that wasn’t the case, a handful of chips was all that “protected” the 2 cases.

1Unboxing, I just removed the tape opening up to this well protected sight.2Removing the clear case.3Plenty of protection, nothing is saved. Packed in America means something again.4Inspecting the plasticbags shows signs of a human knife or similar + the 2 objects really have gone at it with eachother in those close quaters.5Close up of that knife. And no the knife cut isn’t mine as I don’t cut like that.6First inspection, it doesn’t look good, has this been on the blue it wouldn’t have been a problem, but as this can be seen through, I’m not satisfied.7Someone being close up with a solder iron? Strangely enough this mark isn’t on the transparent case, thus Dallas excuses that it’s an old mold.

8The blue is really light blue, and there is a visible but slight nuance difference between the top and bottom.9And the transparent.10You can see the inner text, etc through this.

27776f1a778528cd1b23d3f3223363dd_originalCheck out those colours, specially the navy blue one.

Dallas Moore’s reply for these damages is that the molds are old – and they did their best.

While the damages are small, It is far from a pleasent experience receiving something in bad condition. And wrong colours for that matter.

Now I’m just waiting for the keys ordered on Indigogo.


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Carsten is a Commodore enthusiast with the goal of preserving as much Commodore information as possible, whether it being hardcopy or digital. Besides scanning for this site, he also dumps tapes and disks for preservation and contributes to the TOSEC database.

2 thoughts on “New C64 cases from Dallas Moore Kickstarter

  1. Glad i didn’t back this project after seeing this. Quality is really far from what you should expect by a professional moldform. Seems they had no real idea on how to do the job. Packaging says the same.

    • You’re right about that.Though several people are happy with theirs.
      It’s a shame really. It had the potential of being the same or better quality as Commodore made them, but in the wrong hands it’s just sad.

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