IntroductionI’ve often thought that the guys at The Collection Drawer Company came up with the next great comic book collecting invention in the form of their DrawerBox™ system, and I would think their ideas of what one can do with cardboard had pretty much stopped there, but I was wrong. The latest invention to come out of The Collection Drawer Company is the BoxSort ™. BoxSort™ is an upright divider system that separates your link url=http://comicbooks.about.com/od/comicbookprotection/fr/drawerboxesrev.htm]DrawerBox™ into sections and allows you to easily divide your comics and keep them safer as well.
The PurposeHave you ever had too few comics in your long box? Ever have the dreaded comic at the front of the box that ended up with that curve to it? The BoxSort™ will take care of that. It is a set of two “rails” that fit on the left and right of the long box and has dividers with “legs” that fit between the rail and side of the long box. This makes for a very sturdy system that allows you to separate your comic system and add support to keep your comics standing nice and straight.
“BoxSort Upright Dividers actually hold your comics upright in the box and keep them from sliding around, no matter how few comics you have in it. And as the drawer fills, the divider can be adjusted by moving it back, accommodating any quantity.”
Cool ConceptLike I said before, this company does some amazing things with ordinary cardboard. The whole concept of sturdy dividers that you can use to not only separate your comics, but to give added protection to them as well is a testament to good design. This extra protection will keep your mind at ease as your collection has some extra space and padding while it grows.
The divider system also has a few other perks one might enjoy, especially if you like your DrawerBox’s™ already. One thing they allow you to do is to keep a space at the back of your DrawerBox™ to keep you from having to take the whole box out of the sleeve to access them. They can also keep spaces between your comic divisions so that you can have room to expand a title you are collecting, all the while keeping it safe and sound in its own section.
Issues?Couple of things to mention here. The first being that they only work with official DrawerBox™ storage systems. I tried them on some other long boxes I had around and they didn’t work. Can’t blame a guy for trying.
The only other issue I found was that in using the divider system, you will loose a few comic slots overall in the box, and if you try to keep certain runs separate you could end up with some empty space in your long box, forcing you to buy more comic boxes.
That’s a pretty small thing when you think about it in the long run. I don’t know how many comics I’ve found that have been damaged because the comics slid around and got bent or had their spines cracked and twisted. This prevents all that worry.
Vital SpecsCost: $2 per box for new ones and $16 for 5 for the retrofit kit.
Pros and ConsPros
- Great Construction
- Easily Inserted and Changeable
- Low Cost
- Only for DrawerBoxes™
- Can Limit Storage