IPS Modified Prestige Shell for Game Boy Advance - RetroSix

$11.99 USD
Color:Solid Black
In stock! Usually ships within 1-2 business days.
SKU: GBA2100
Pickup available at 519 Davisville Rd.

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Behold the holy grail of Game Boy Advance Shells from our partner RetroSix.

The fit, feel and tolerance on the RetroSix ABS shell is better than the original. The buttons are stronger with newer ABS and more accurate molds than the original, the buttons and triggers are ultra-responsive, the plastic is much stronger and free of any detects like those you get on injection-molded shells.

This listing is for a shell and battery cover. Buttons and Lens sold separately. 

These shells do not have "For Nintendo" logos. Check out other available colors on our prestige shells with "For Nintendo" logos.


  • IPS ready for GBA IPS LCD backlight mods
  • Entirely backwards compatible - Normal sized LCD fits as well as AA batteries
  • Includes battery cover
  • The Pearl series includes a Matte anti-slip finish which creates a soft touch
  • Extra wide window for IPS GBA Glass and Tempered Glass Lens


  • 1x GBA Prestige Shell
  • 1x Battery Cover
  • 1x Set of screws and LED cover
  • 1x Replacement back sticker



  • We recommend only pairing these shells with RetroSix button sets. Triggers from any other company may have fitment issues with shell.
  • Prestige shells may need some trimming near the start/select area inside shell.
  • Shell can still be used for regular GBAs without IPS screens. Just purchase regular sized screen and be aware of having to position/secure the original screen down centered in view due to the opening being larger than normal.
  • Not recommended/compatible with Laminated LCD kits.
  • Clear variants will be more frosted than crystal clear. We have Crystal Clear shells available here.
  • Created by RetroSix.


  • Use of Isopropyl Alcohol on these shells will cause the finish to wear away.
  • To clean the Pearl shells use a clean white microfiber cloth and mild solvent of your choice. When using a colored microfiber cloth, the solvent can dissolve the dye and stain your shell.
Shipping Information

Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Most products ship within 1 business day from our warehouse in Pennsylvania USA. Orders will be shipped in the order they are received. Please select a shipping speed according to your needs.

About Us

Hand Held Legend is committed to keeping retro gaming alive and better than ever. Upgrade your childhood consoles with modern tech. We strive for excellence in all that we do and aim to serve our customers well.

Customer Reviews

Based on 292 reviews
Premature case fading

After about 4 hours with the new case and its already showing signs of wear. Customer support only offering a discount on another case. It's sad I'm on my 3rd build with handheld legends, first time trying this case and there's little to no support. I guess ill be taking my business elsewhere.

Thanks for your review! We ask that customers report any issues upon receiving items to ensure that if there are any defects we can offer replacements at 100%. Once an item has been installed/used, we cannot offer full replacements because items could have been damaged at any time during the install, even if it was not noticed by you at the time. Support will do their best to work with you but we also have to keep policies in mind due to the delicate electronics/products we are working with.

Mattison Galarza

Love it! Better then the stock shell!


The picture shows more of a glossy finish, its somewhat more matte looking, definitely feels more matte to the touch, which is ok if thats what you’re looking for on a clear black shell. Quality and strength is great. the screws are absolute garbage quality, so be careful when tightening and loosening. IPS screen fit perfectly and aligned as intended, if you follow the instructions.

Didn't fit together

Nice feeling material, but the shell had a large gap along the edge between the pieces. Had to spend over an hour shaving down the **** standoffs until it finally fit together properly. The soft material also meant that one of the screwholes ended up getting stripped by the time I had fixed the gap. The lens also did not fit properly which messed up the LCD alignment.

Thanks for your review! Please reach out to us at support@handheldlegend.com so we may look into this further with you.

Great Shell and good pairing with the IPS Drop in from Vetro Gaming

Loved the shell and it brought new life to my old GBA. My only gripe is using this shell with an IPS Drop in screen from Vetro Gaming. Fits well and functions near perfectly. But when attaching the touch sensor for color modes, do light sanding on the top portion you’d attach this sensor to. If you don’t, the sensor won’t register your touch. Again this isn’t a big deal, just some knowledge that should be passed down before pairing with that part. My only guess is that it’s due to paint on the shell, but when it comes to modding, there’s always going to be some “trimming” needing to be done.


It was too small for the ips display. I didn’t fit, and according to the description it’s supposed to be extra wide and it was a lie, it fits a normal oem plastic lens on the front, and I can’t use a new funnyplaying ips screen

Thanks for the feedback! Looking at your order, it looks like you purchased an IPS kit that is not compatible with the shell you are reviewing. This is noted on the product page for the IPS kit since it requires a specific shell and the install guide for the IPS kit also mentions this - Laminated ITA TFT Backlight Kit for Game Boy Advance - Funnyplaying. If you have any questions about this, feel free to reach out to support.

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