Comic Supplies Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has concluded. Congratulations to our winners, listed below.

Enter on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win the prize pack listed below.

Two identical prizes will be awarded. One winner will be chosen from the eligible Facebook entries, and one winner will be awarded from the eligible Twitter entries.

To enter on Facebook, users must locate the relevant BCW Supplies Facebook post from 3/24/17, and share the post by 4/2/17.

To enter on Twitter, users must follow BCW Supplies (@bcwsupplies), locate the relevant BCW Supplies tweet from 3/24/17, and retweet (RT) the post by 4/2/17.

No purchase is necessary to enter. On or around 4/3/17, winners will be randomly selected.

The Facebook winner will be selected from the eligible entries. The Facebook winner will be notified by a Facebook private message and the user’s Facebook settings must allow the person to receive private messages.

Congratulations to the winner on Facebook, Anthony W.

The Twitter winner will be selected from the eligible entries. The Twitter winner will be notified by a Twitter Direct Message (DM), hence the user must follow BCW Supplies (@bcwsupplies).

Congratulations to the winner on Twitter, James S.

After the winners are messaged, they will have 72 hours to respond and claim their prize by providing their name and mailing address. BCW will pay for the shipping, provided the winner resides in the 48 contiguous United States. If a potential winner does not respond and claim their prize within 72 hours of notification, that person will be disqualified, and another potential winner will be selected, and so forth, until the prizes are awarded.

This sweepstakes is sponsored by BCW Supplies, Anderson, IN, USA. Dark Horse Comics, Mike Mignola, ComicsPRO, Facebook, Twitter, and their affiliates are not responsible for the management of this sweepstakes.

BCW Card Boxes are Ideal for Model Trains

At BCW, we love it when hobbyists find uses for our products in ways we never envisioned. One great example comes from model train collectors. BCW has developed numerous corrugated boxes designed to protect trading cards. In the hands of a model train collector, these boxes are perfect for storing and shipping miniature trains. Model trains come in several scales that fit nicely in the various sizes of BCW boxes, leaving just the right amount of space to add bubble wrap or tissue.

John from The Virginia Foundry and Model Works stated, “I make and sell HO scale kits and ship them in your boxes. I have made literally hundreds of shipments in your boxes with not a single claim of any damage due to the box. … They’re just great for this purpose and stand up admirably to any post office abuse. And many of my kits have been shipped overseas with the same excellent results.”

BCW Boxes are perfect for model trainsPlease measure your model trains to get the box that’s the correct dimensions for storing or shipping your models trains.

Box Name Rows Interior Box Dimensions in Inches
100 ct. Box 1 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
200 ct. Box 1 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
300 ct. Box 1 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
330 ct. Box 1 4 7/8 x 3 x 3 7/8
400 ct. Box 1 7 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
500 ct. Box 1 9 x 3 x 3 7/8
550 ct. Box 1 9 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
660 ct. Box 1 11 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
1000 ct. Box 1 12 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
800 ct. Box 1 14 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
800 ct. Box (2 Piece) 1 14 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
930 ct. Box 1 16 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
Graded Trading Card Box 1 8 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/8
Vault Box 1 15 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 4 1/2
Super Vault Box 1 16 x 6 x 3 3/4
Shoe  Box 2 13 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 4 (3 1/8 row width)
Graded Shoe Box 2 7 1/8 x 5 3/4 x 14 1/8 (3 3/4 row width)
Super Shoe Box 3 9 7/8 x 4 1/4 x 17 7/8 (3 1/8 row width)
Monster Box 4 14 x 12 3/4 x 3 7/8 (2 7/8 row width)
3200 ct. Box (Full Lid) 4 14 1/8 x 12 x 3 3/4 (2 3/4 row width)
Super Monster Box 5 17 x 15 7/8 x 3 7/8 (2 7/8 row width)
5000 ct. Box (Full Lid) 5 17 5/8 x 15 1/8 x 3 3/4 (2 3/4 row width)

BCW also offers Card Houses and Shoe Box Houses, used to organize their respective boxes. These can be used to store a large amount of model trains.

Injection Molded Hobby Supplies

Many products offered by BCW Supplies are made through an injection molding process. This includes magnetic card holders, coin tubes, and most ball display cases. Injection molding involves pressing a molten plastic into a mold. The mold, or tool, is a steel or aluminum form with a cavity that will be filled by the plastic. The hot plastic is pressed into the mold in a location that will best allow the plastic to fill throughout the cavity. After the plastic has cooled inside the mold, the cast piece is removed from the mold.

The point at which the plastic was injected will remain as a small mark. This point is called a birthmark. These molds also have a few points that allow the air inside the mold to escape when the cavity is filled with plastic. These points are not imperfections, simply marks that are inherent to the injection molding process.

Along the edge of this BallQube, you can see the point where the mold was injected.