Here I was thinking I was so clever about this Star Trek blu-ray case design, but then it turned out it was already made as an actual product (see below). Not sure how I arrived at something so similar. Usually I do some checking to see if it exists or not, and the official product didn’t show up on my radar.
It was made as an exclusive for fans in Germany, Japan, and Australia, according to this article. Here it is:
There appears to be two different versions: the top one almost looks diecast, the lower one looks plastic. Both do the job, and I wouldn’t mind owning one myself. Too bad it wasn’t released for North American fans.
This design is a canister based on the cylinder-shaped parking spot in the Batcave seen in Batman: The Animated Series. A cover slides out of the way, allowing access to trays that swing out for accessing the discs. There is probably enough room for the complete series and the related films.
Continue reading ➞ Batman: The Animated Series Blu-Ray Case
(Note: this was updated April 12, 2014). This was my first-ever Blu-Ray case design, and the idea was to incorporate a Soundwave cassette tray and cassette toy into the front of a standard jewel case. I thought it would be fun to combine a toy and a movie, something that I’m starting to see more of nowadays (like Lego and DVD combos).
When I originally posted this in 2010, I was hoping to see something cool for the film’s 25th anniversary in 2011, and that didn’t happen! Maybe in 2016? I asked Shout Factory why they didn’t do a cool reissue of the film, and apparently that’s because Paramount owns the rights to all the Transformers films, and that includes the 1986 classic.
I’m very happy to revisit this post, and to also condense what was previously a few dozen images spread over several posts! I had no sense of brevity four years ago.
Here is WALL-E in his hibernation cube mode. When plugged into the wall he has a little display that illuminates to show something is powered or charging. The display is just a back-lit piece of translucent plastic, not an actual LCD display.
Note: The above image is a more recent rendering I have decided to place here.
So besides the Ghostbusters Firehouse, a few more candidates for a neat PC tower case would include: the Sandcrawler from Star Wars (oops, someone already made that); the factory press that crushed a T-800 in the first Terminator film; and the Great Fox ship from StarFox.
This is an all-in-one gadget design that is loosely-based on the Ecto Containment Unit from Ghostbusters. It’s a case for an external hard drive, USB hub, and a card reader. For fun I’d like to see it come with a USB Flash drive that looks just like a ghost trap (more on that here). The ghost trap would have it’s own dedicated port, like the one seen above.
Continue reading ➞ Ecto Containment Unit USB Hub