Holiday cards are a great way to remind friends and family that you care. While social media, emails and texts are convenient for normal messages, sending holiday cards is a classic holiday tradition. Families often display the cards they’ve received on the fireplace mantel or in a festive basket. Don’t discard these cards after the holidays. It’s easy to protect and organize your cards, making them a part of your family’s history.
BCW offers several solutions for protecting, displaying, and organizing holiday cards, including:
Let’s say you’re at a local convention and you see the Barbie or GI Joe you used to have. It’s in its original box and it has a crazy-high price tag. You think to yourself, “If I kept just a few of my old toys in their original boxes, they could be worth hundreds now”. Well, here’s your chance to protect your POP! figs so they’ll be in mint condition 30 years from now. BCW offers clear boxes to protect POP! figs in their original box. Yes! A box in a protective box makes sense after you see the value of those familiar old toys.
BCW POP! Figure Boxes are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), an archival-quality, crystal-clear plastic that is semi-rigid and impact resistant. BCW offers protective boxes for the standard 4-inch figs and the larger 6-inch figs. Do not confuse these large figs with the even larger “vehicles”.
BCW Supplies is seeking motivated individuals for the positions listed below! BCW is a manufacturer of hobby supplies, offering over 900 products, with a focus on comic books, gaming cards, sports cards, sports memorabilia, coin & currency, and record sleeves. BCW’s headquarters is located at 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, Indiana, USA. Learn more
Facility Maintenance Manager (posted 4/12/17)
This associate will be responsible to identify, troubleshoot, repair and maintain equipment and the facility. The individual must have previous experience or training in the following:
Fork lift maintenance
Basic electrical & plumbing knowledge
The applicant needs excellent problem solving skills. Compensation will be subject to previous experience. Qualified applicants can send their résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manufacturing / Warehousing / Shipping
BCW is always accepting applications for manufacturing, warehousing, and shipping positions. Manufacturing and warehousing jobs normally have a 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. shift. The Shipping Department staff normally works from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Individuals can apply at BCW Supplies, 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, IN, or send their résumé to email@example.com.
Toploading holders are an affordable method to protect and display photos, documents, posters, and other large art prints. These toploaders are made from a clear PVC which does not contain chemicals that will damage the enclosed prints.
BCW offers a range of sizes of toploaders. Below are the poster sizes in inches. You can view smaller sizes for cards, photos, and specialty items here.
Inserting documents into toploaders can be tricky if the document is glossy, as static electricity between the glossy document and the plastic prevent sliding the piece into the toploader. To help, blow into the toploader as you insert the document, creating a thin cushion of air between the glossy document and the plastic. Just make sure you don’t spit on the document.
BCW Toploaders are designed to store prints on a shelf or in a box, hence they do not have a hanging mechanism. If your goal is to display the print on a wall, a little MacGyvering is needed. For small to medium toploaders, you can adhere these hang tabs on the back of the toploaders. Adhesive backed flat magnets or Velcro work great in many instances. You can also look in the hardware aisle at your local home center or craft store to find hanging systems from 3M and others. For the larger posters shown above, we drilled small holes in the upper corners of the toploaders and hung them with small finishing nails.
CrystalCommerce is a system for hobby shops to manage their inventory and market their products to customers in their brick and mortar store, e-commerce site, and affiliate marketplaces. This system was originally developed to sell Magic: The Gathering cards, but other products such as comics and board games are listed in the CrystalCommerce system. Most of BCW’s gaming supplies are already loaded in the CrystalCommerce network. This means the roughly 875 hobby shops that use CrystalCommerce can quickly import BCW products from their CrystalCommerce admin page and start selling!
Hobby Shops can learn more about CrystalCommerce here.
CrystalCommerce partners can learn how to import products on their site here.
Hellboy in Hell is the newest addition to BCW’s line of printed comic boxes. This short comic box features the artwork of Mike Mignola from the Hellboy in Hell comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics. BCW Short Comic Boxes are strong, stackable boxes that can hold 150 to 175 comics in bags and boards.
Most BCW cardboard boxes are only large enough to hold standard 2½” x 3½” cards or cards in sleeves. However several boxes have wider rows to accommodate cards in protective holders such as semi-rigids, toploaders, 1-screws, magnetics or other holders or cases. Some BCW boxes are designed to hold graded cards or other tall cards. A few boxes have both wide rows and increased height.
If you are trying to decide which BCW boxes are right for your collection, the list below shows the basic sizes. If you store cards in protective holders, you’ll need a box with WIDE rows. If you have graded cards, other tall cards, or you have 4-screw card holders, get a box labelled GRADED.
Note the length of the card boxes are often named by the number of cards they can hold, such as a 930-ct. Box, however these sizes are based on the thickness of a traditional sports card. Modern sports cards are often thicker than traditional Topps baseball cards. The 1,000 ct. Box is based on thinner gaming cards. Learn more
Team Metagame Gurus is a skilled Magic: The Gathering group focusing on the Starcitygames.com circuit. The team was formed to share their knowledge of Magic with other players and to help grow the game. Metagame Gurus is comprised of some of the most successful players on the SCG Tour, the most watched tournament circuit in the game. Meet the Metagame Gurus:
Pete is perhaps the most versatile member of Team MGG, and this has led him to success at almost every level of the game across a wide variety of formats.
Andrew is widely known as one of the best Legacy Elves players, with a finals appearance at the SCG Tour Open Worcester in 2015, and is also a very skilled pilot of Modern Infect and Modern Affinity.
Decks that Kevin likes to play are notoriously difficult to play against and his innovation has shaped formats more than once – most notably the Jeskai deck he used to win the SCG Tour Open in New Jersey in 2014.
While Dan is very comfortable going with whatever has the highest power level in Standard, in Legacy he has always stuck to his guns as a Temur Delver player with a number of excellent finishes under his belt with the deck.
With their bold Metagame Gurus shirts, finding the team at SCG tournaments is easy. They’ll be at these upcoming events. When they’re not competing, say hello and share you deck ideas or get some advice. The team will be protecting their cards with BCW Deck Guards and Deck Cases, and they’ll be providing BCW with their expert advice about what gaming supplies are needed in the game. If you have any questions about BCW gaming supplies, ask the Gurus or comment below.
National Geographic has been publishing some of the best photography, social stories and science news for over a century. For collectors that want to preserve their yellow-bordered magazine collection, BCW bags, backing boards, and boxes are an ideal solution. While BCW offers supplies to protect traditionally-sized magazines, BCW’s products sized for Silver Age comics books are perfect for National Geographic. The Silver Age is an era in comic book publishing from 1956 to 1969 when comics were similar in dimensions to National Geographics.
BCW evaluates the best options for shipping your hobby supplies. For small parcels, UPS Ground or FedEx Ground are our normal shipping options, as these services have a good balance of speed, cost and reliability.
To send parcels at a better rate, BCW now offers UPS SurePost. This service is ideal for shipments under 10-lbs. sent to residential addresses in the 48 contiguous United States. SurePost orders leave the BCW warehouse with UPS, but the shipment is given to the US Postal Service for final delivery.
Using this hybrid delivery system offers a great shipping price, but there are some limitations you should consider before selecting your shipment method on a BCW order. First, when using UPS SurePost, the parcel is not trackable. Second, a UPS SurePost parcel is insured for $100 while the package is with UPS. After the parcel is given to the USPS, the insurance is no longer valid. Third, UPS SurePost normally takes one day longer in transit compared to UPS Ground, however the US Postal Service delivers on Saturdays so you may benefit from UPS SurePost. If the US Postal Service’s lack of tracking or insurance, or the delivery time are not acceptable for the delivery of your order, you should not select UPS SurePost as your delivery method. UPS Ground and other options are available for receiving your BCW Supplies’ order.