YBLTV Review & Giveaway: KakapopoTCG Vault Deck Box
When you have an expensive collection of the small pieces of cardboard known as the Magic: the Gathering trading card game, your number one priority is keeping it safe and sound. Even the slightest damage to any card can significantly diminish its value, reducing a once proud possession to so much worthless paper.
The problem is that these cards aren’t just for collecting. They’re also for playing. And as an avid player of Magic with one or more unique decks, the way they’re stored when not being played is your biggest concern.
In the past, I’ve kept my 100 card, double-sleeved Commander decks in the popular plastic containers offered by myriad companies on the cheap. The damage done to my cards during their time spent in these deck boxes has rarely been catastrophic, but that can be largely credited to luck. I’ve never accidentally dropped a deck from a large height or spilled a beverage on it. But had I done so while one was inside any of those flimsy cubes, the years spent acquiring the cards and brewing their decks would have been rendered meaningless.
That’s why the peace of mind provided by “The Vault,” KakapopoTCG’s lockable silver metal deck box, cannot be overstated. The sturdiness of the build, the clever security of the locking mechanism, and the undeniably cool appearance of the deck box makes it worthy of any overly cautious yet aesthetically conscious collector or player.
Since I first received The Vault for this review, I’ve played around a dozen games of Magic, both at home and at local game stores. Opening the case each time feels like I’m revealing an awe-inspiring McGuffin in a spy thriller to my opponent. At times, even I feel a little intimidated by the powerful-looking deck box waiting ominously for its next game.
During my extensive testing of the product, I filled The Vault with lands (bulk-produced cards with small value) and tossed it around the room with my wife to see what shape the cards were in afterward. At one point, the box bounced off a couch and landed on our concrete floor.
My wife and I looked at each other with nervous grins- this was it. Upon opening the box, we found neither scratch nor dented corner on any of the cards. And yes, the box was still in mint condition. We could find no trace of damage from the fall. When I placed my Commander deck back inside, I knew it would be safe and sound from then on.
This quality Kakapopo product isn’t only for Magic: the Gathering players. Any other TCG player could find the same level of utility as I have – or even a D&D player looking for a secure means of storing dice, counters, or other gaming supplies. Take a look at this more detailed breakdown:
Build & Dimensions:
- Metal frame, hinge, latch, and exterior plating
- Internal Dimension of Card Tray: 90mm x 80mm x 70mm
- Overall External Dimension: 110mm x 100mm x 90mm
- Removable card tray for sideboard or library
- Fits 100+ double-sleeved cards
- Two keys
So far, the only difficulty I’ve had with the product has been in deciding which of my favorite decks deserve to be featured so prominently in the Vault case instead of their old plastic homes. Fortunately, the KakapopoTCG Vault comes in an attractive solid black color that I’ll likely soon acquire for my second favorite deck.
Many competitive Commander decks range in price from $300 to $3000, so the low price of £12.99 (less than the cost of two packs of quality sleeves) should persuade any serious MTG fan. If you’re committed to protecting your investment, keep your deck in The Vault from KakapopoTCG.
“The sturdiness of the build, the clever security of the locking mechanism & the undeniably cool appearance of the Kakapopo Vault Deck Box makes it worthy of any overly cautious yet aesthetically conscious collector or player,” - Aaron Dunn, YBLTV Writer / Reviewer
Disclosure of Material Connection: YBLTV Writer / Reviewer, Aaron Dunn received The Vault for free from KakapopoTCG in consideration for a Product Review.