These are the cases that I got from the Kickstarter Campaign earlier this year and from Ebay. I got a transparent, a blue and a couple of beige ones. The transparent now holds my C64 Reloaded with precision sockets board while the blue has my C64 Reloaded with ZIF sockets. The two beige ones will be used for my old C64C PCBs. The finish of the cases is really good and they should not turn yellow as time passes by like the old cases do.
The following images are with a Breadbox keyboard installed to make it look more in use.
UPDATE: The original molds have since been sent to Germany and new cases can be purchased from the Pixelwizard shop (link). I have a case in black. A review of the case can be found here (link).
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25 thoughts on “New C64C Cases”
So nice those transparant cases and of course the other colors! Will they ever be for sale?
I don’t think the transparent cases will ever come on sale again 🙁 They were a part of the Kickstarter campaign a few years back. However, if the owners of the molds decide to make another batch in transparent, they may be produced again. Fingers crossed 🙂
The molds are no longer in Dallas’ possession. He sold them to the guys in Germany who in turn are selling new cases for 5x the price Dallas sold them for.
Yes, the cases are being sold by pixelwizard’s shop on Germany now. The price is a little higher than the US$ price. However, for people living in Europe the price is actually a little cheaper as we do not have to pay import charges, custom fees etc. like we had to when ordering from the US. But for Americans the price has increased 🙁
@C64Love – How is 50 euros (just under $58), five times the price of the $35 dollars the cases were on Kickstarter? Even with postage its still under $90.
Where can I buy a case in green?
Hi jonas, I’m pretty sure these cases were never made in green. Your best option would therefore be to paint an old case if you want it green 🙂
Hi Adrian, I don’t have any spare cases but they can usually be found on Ebay 🙂 New cases can be purchased from the Pixelwizard shop (link)
Do these cases fit the original C64 boards?
Yes they do 🙂
I would love building a pc in a c64c case, any ever made in metal?
I have never heard of a Commodore 64 case made in metal. The ones I kow of, are all made of plastic. However, you may be able to source a Commodore C64x somewhere. That machine came with a PC build in 🙂
Hi , I need a C64 G case.
Hi, You can probably find a nice white C64G breadbox case on Ebay or similar places. The cases on this page will also fit whatever C64 hardware is inside your C64G 🙂
Hi, based on your experience, do believe it is possible to reproduce in quantities the old type C64G breadbox (No commodore label) without licensing or going into legal issues?
Hi Maher, based on the original slim C64C Kickstarter campaign, I don’t think Dallas Moore ran into any legal issues when he started up the production of new cases. However, it was done in the US and different copyright rules may apply there. Also, the moulds were made by Commodore and not by a third party manufacturer. When the moulds was purchased by Pixelwizard in Germany, I don’t know if they applied for a license to release their cases in Europe (+ the rest of the World).
As I understand it, you are talking about creating brand new moulds for producing new breadbox/breadbin styled Commodore 64 cases, right? Again, I don’t know if there is a diference between that and what Dalls Moore did. Nevertheles, I know for a fact that I would certainly by a few cases if you ever decide to go on with such an gigantic project 🙂
Hi MtnBuffalo, True, that is what I meant, creating brand new molds for producing new Commodore64 breadboxes, with seamless changes that should not spoil the original design. It carries all attributes of beauty besides its enclosure that can house all add-ons whatever. I am still fascinated by this style. Before going on with this long way process, a few issues to consider: check license matters (if any), feasibility study, and what are the minor changes that make an added value to the original design. Anyway if I decide to go on with this project I will be glad to share my thoughts about any issues.
I have to mention that I am impressed by the work been done concerning MechBoard 64 process to get the final product, wow… I do believe that it matches manufacturing’s highest standards. I do believe it will motivate and inspire many Commodore 64 enthusiasts from around the world.
Hi Maher, thanks for the nice words. If you decide to go on with this, you should consider doing a Kickstarter/Indiegogo campaign. I’m sure heaps of people will be interested in getting new breadbox cases. Regardring the copyright matters, you could reach out to Tommes from Pixelwizard and ask him what they did with their C64C slim cases. I’m sure there should be no issues as a new case is basically like the campaigns running new C64 keycaps. Just a thought and good luck with the project 🙂
The first comment deserves this answer, from about a year ago Dec 13, 2019 (link). Pixelwizard Retro Shop in collaboration with Individual Computers produced new transparent Commodore C64C cases. But this time made of polycarbonate. Even though there are some optical issues due to the molds and the production process the cases are looking awesome and they are a great addition to our gorgeous previous collection of retro colors (link). It also turns out Pixelwizard got licensing from Commodore (?!?!?). In America, I think rights would be forfeited with sale of the mold, and might even require whole entire systems to be sold in order to pose any danger of violating anything. At least in the US and its territories.
While the original C64C molds still exist finding any of the new cases that have been molded from them seems to be an exercise in futility at this time. After the Kickstarter Dallas sold the molds to Pixelwizard, who with went through with at least one production run and have sold out. While still list the product on their website as “out of stock” they inform me that they have resold the case molds to icomp.de, which has no info on their website about their purchase or availability. Time will tell if they do a production run, resell the molds, or just sit on them. In the meantime repo cases sell for ridiculous 3 digit figures $$$ on Ebay.
Hi Joe, Thanks for your comment. To my knowledge Pixelwizard (Tommes) and icomp.de (Jens Schönfeld) bought the molds together from Dallas Moore. I’m pretty sure that Jens will deliver new cases eventually. You may be able to source more information on forum64.de (German C64 forum). Until then, the cases will be silly expensive on Ebay 🙁
@MtnBuffalo Hi, thanks. I didn’t know the relation between them and it would seem that Pixelwizard has exited the arrangement and any further production will be at Jens direction. That was my takeaway from the email. I may have inquired about it via the icomp.de website after PW’s reply? I don’t recall now, but if i did I haven’t gotten a response yet. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Dumb question— can you refit an original c64 in a c64c case?
Yes, all long boards should fit the slim cases wihtout any issues 🙂