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Blockbuster Foam Replacement Kits
Posted on: 2019/12/12 13:00
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I am in the process of making foam kits so people can buy & fully restore their blockbuster cases. I know others already sell repo stickers for it.

Update 2: All the foam has been designed and finalized. Here is the final result. I have placed an order for 1/2 foam and then I can continue to the next step. I will be using two sheets of 2” inch foam stacked instead of 4 inch. It saves on costs and will help users
Feedback or replies greatly appreciated

-UPDATE 3: Instruction manual has been created

-UPDATE 4: pre-order (CLOSED)

UPDATE 5: available to order: https://www.deviantart.com/virtualboyshop

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Re: Blockbuster Foam Replacement Kits
Posted on: 2019/12/12 13:18
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The Lid foam photos attached

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Re: Blockbuster Foam Replacement Kits
Posted on: 2019/12/13 0:31
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Update 2 progress

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Re: Blockbuster Foam Replacement Kits
Posted on: 2019/12/14 3:26
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Order is now open:

https://www.deviantart.com/virtualboyshop

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Re: Blockbuster Foam Replacement Kits
Posted on: 2019/12/20 20:26

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This is awesome!! I have always been looking for options to replace the inside foam because mine was completely destroyed when it was shipped to me :( .
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Re: Blockbuster Foam Replacement Kits
Posted on: 2019/12/21 4:48
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Re: Blockbuster Foam Replacement Kits
Posted on: 1/8 11:15
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Here’s a photo from a user when it’s completed

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Re: Blockbuster Foam Replacement Kits
Posted on: 1/9 0:50
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More available to order: https://www.deviantart.com/virtualboyshop
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#9
Re: Blockbuster Foam Replacement Kits
Posted on: 2/6 4:38

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It's awesome you made repair foam! I'll probably grab a set!
If you don't mind, had some feedback I noticed compared to the original that perhaps you could incorporate into a 2nd revision?

In the picture, it sort of looks like the virtual boy visor is being pushed on and distorted by the case foam whereas in the original there is a gap that keeps it away.

Also noticed in the original, there is some gap by the controller buttons so the foam doesnt put pressure on them and weaken their spring over time.

See the photos I attached. Could probably also just cut the existing foam but thought I'd give the feedback to get your thoughts!

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Re: Blockbuster Foam Replacement Kits
Posted on: 2/6 12:21
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These were preview photos, not even assembled in a case and glued since I didn’t have a way to test these for quit some time. The visor won’t have any distortion. The controller is a little snug but do not need to worry about springs. This is mostly due to my foam being firmer:more durable than the original foam.

Original was most likely charcoal foam while this is Polyethylene Foam

This photo is from the vb decade case so ignore the extra cut outs

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