Mtg Cube Storage

Mtg Cube Storage

Hi everyone, Simple_man here. EldraziLackey asked me to write a brief review for the aluminum case and the Cube Vault, so here we go: As for the aluminum case , the one I got was the two-rowed box. One row fit my double-sleeved, 450-sized Cube comfortably, and I used the other row for lands, tokens and dice. The frame of the box itself was made with wood, with an aluminum sheet for the exterior. The inside was lined with synthetic leather, a black sponge for the lid lining, and had metallic hinges and a plastic handle. I had the aluminum case for about 2 years, and overall I was satisfied with it. It had a very sleek look, and the sponge ensured that the cards stayed snug during transport. It was also very light, compared to other options such as wood or steel, allowing for ease of transport. The box also came with a set of dividers, so lands and tokens can be categorized accordingly. There were flaws, however; it wasn't very sturdy, as one of the latches broke in the first 2 months, and the aluminum sheet scratched very easily, causing scuff marks to appear on the metallic surface. The plastic handle also felt very cheap, and I was afraid it would break off one day. There was also no security features to speak of, and no way to fix a lock on it. I felt the need to give my Cube additional protection from both thieves and the elements, which prompted me to purchase a Cube Vault. The Cube Vault is a powder-coated steel box, with two triple-combination latches. The inside can be lined with a custom liner. Each row of the Cube Vault can accommodate 325 double-sleeved cards. It's a sturdy, durable box with a metallic handle to match the rest of the box, which offered the security my previous box didn't. Some cons of the Cube Vault would be its weight; it weights close to 10 pounds by itself, so filling it with your Cube brings it close to 20 pounds total. The combination locks also aren't great, as the hinge on them can become “loose”. This doesn't actually hurt the security feature, but it means that it looks a bit awkward when the Vault is open, as one of my latch looks “droopy”. The box is also a much looser fit that the aluminum case, which means that cards do tend to shift more during transport. There is also a flap near the hinge of the case which cards can get under, causing it to fold in half; a common remedy would be to add a divider to separate your cards from this hinge flap. I solved both problems by housing my cards in individual deck boxes, 45 cards in each one, representing a draft set. All in all, aluminum case 8/10, Cube Vault 9/10. I've used everything from cardboard boxes, to the Holiday Gift Boxes, to the KMC Card Carrier Box (an excellent, budget-friendly option but a bit hard to find), to custom wooden boxes, and I would rate the aluminum case and Cube Vault above them all.
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Mtg Cube Storage

I bought the bundle of a 3 cube storage you get also 2 collapsible fabric storage in the deal. LOVE them (black and white) matches my room theme, my friends came over and love them as well they're planning to get the storage cube and fabrics. They seem very durable and I'm planning to get more for my closet. Ps. Bookshelf cube storage (easy to assemble) as you know i got them from the bundle deal if you get the 3 cube storage you get a 2 fabric included, and the desk is also from WalMart from design2go NO TOOLS NEEDED student desk (literally no tools, very sturdy and 15 mins or less to assemble.
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Mtg Cube Storage

The first thing anyone will see of your cube is the box you bring it in. Your cube costs hundreds or thousands of dollars, so why would you not want a good house for it?1 If you're looking to make a cube for the first time, or if you're looking to upgrade your current cube's storage, this guide will hopefully help you understand some of your options.
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Mtg Cube Storage

The Cube Vault is a powder-coated steel box, with two triple-combination latches. The inside can be lined with a custom liner. Each row of the Cube Vault can accommodate 325 double-sleeved cards. It's a sturdy, durable box with a metallic handle to match the rest of the box, which offered the security my previous box didn't. Some cons of the Cube Vault would be its weight; it weights close to 10 pounds by itself, so filling it with your Cube brings it close to 20 pounds total. The combination locks also aren't great, as the hinge on them can become “loose”. This doesn't actually hurt the security feature, but it means that it looks a bit awkward when the Vault is open, as one of my latch looks “droopy”. The box is also a much looser fit that the aluminum case, which means that cards do tend to shift more during transport. There is also a flap near the hinge of the case which cards can get under, causing it to fold in half; a common remedy would be to add a divider to separate your cards from this hinge flap. I solved both problems by housing my cards in individual deck boxes, 45 cards in each one, representing a draft set.
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Mtg Cube Storage

smokedoor5 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children)Anyone had any luck with other cases that are not specifically made with MTG in mind? I'm trying to find a case for my cube that's lockable and is also waterproof. I'm looking into Pelican cases and the like, but it would be nice to have something a little less bulky. A waterproofed CubeVault would be perfect, but it doesn't sound like those are made for that. permalinkembedsavegive gold
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Mtg Cube Storage

Anyone had any luck with other cases that are not specifically made with MTG in mind? I'm trying to find a case for my cube that's lockable and is also waterproof. I'm looking into Pelican cases and the like, but it would be nice to have something a little less bulky. A waterproofed CubeVault would be perfect, but it doesn't sound like those are made for that.
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Mtg Cube Storage

Quote from iceage4lifeI had one and I’m pretty sure they are designed to hold deck boxes not cards. The dividers between the rows are not flush in the front and back. Don’t think this damaged any of my cards but did scare me plenty. Also the big one is unreal heavy, adds a ton of weight to your cube. it realyl does not hold deck boxes that well to be honest. i have those $1 Ultra Pro Boxes and they *barely* fit. it says 1500 sleeved cards (as one of their selling pts), so. yeah. it holds my stuff fine. it is a bit heavier but with the suitcase type handle, i dont see it as that big of a deal. Still lighther than carrying poker chips around. Private Mod Note (): Rollback Post to Revision RollBack Aznopium’s Cube on Cubetuor Opm’s Cube on MTGS Wife’s Etsy Store (Hair Accessories for Girls)
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Mtg Cube Storage

If you don’t sleeve the cards at all, you will need a corrugated box with 8.38 inches interior space. Depending upon what thickness sleeves you are using, your cube will fit somewhere between 11″-15″ (sleeve thickness doubled, since there are 2 sides). You can get a box that fits your cube snugly, or a slightly longer box so it is easier to remove cards. You can always use deckboxes to pad the extra space, or split the cube from the basic lands.
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I highly suggest a cardboard box. I got a 1600 size box for about $10. On the topic of lands and tokens, I keep 60 of each basic land (so 300 in total) with the cube at all times sleeved. my cube is from Khans/fate/dragons so tokens aren’t really an issue, however I keep 10 of each token sleeved in a different color. I don’t recommend using the cub3 from ultra pro. Even though it can handily hold every card and land in my cube, I find it too large to travel with. Hope this helps. JLD
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A large cube needs more maintenance as new sets comes out. Much more cards are printed that are playable or fringe playable in a 720 each set than a 360 cards cube. So much so, that in many sets the ratio is 5:1 or higher! If you want to keep a large cube at the best shape possible in a given time, you just have to acquire and test many more cards constantly. Which ties to the next point.
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I wouldn’t use booster pack boxes or shoe boxes. Booster boxes are too flimsy, because the are designed for display purposes. You might spill your cards everywhere. Shoeboxes do not have trading card dimensions (Each MtG card is approximately 63 x 88 mm in size), so it will be more difficult to keep the cards in order as you will have several stacks.