Game Boy Advance Prestige Shell | IPS Modified

Game Boy Advance | GBA Collection by Hand Held Legend

$11.99 USD Sale price

Regular price $11.99 USD
Description

The holy grail of Game Boy Advanced Shells from our partner RetroSix.

This listing is for a shell and battery cover. Custom casted Game Boy Advance Prestige Buttons Set and GBA IPS Screen Lens are also available separately 

This shell is produced via casting and using ABS (from Japan), as oppose to all other shells on the market being made of injection molded cheap and inaccurate soft plastics.

NOTE: 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.
Contents
About
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.
Simply place your IPS screen in and push it to the top right (when looking down inside the shell installing the screen) to perfectly center it. For a professional fitting we sell a 3D bracket to hold the LCD in position.

The Pearl series have a pearl finish that reflects light differently at different angles, making the shell have an amazing glow when moving it around. The finish is matt, and treated with our own special anti-slip rubber. This gives your console an ultra-premium feel and luxury finish.

The front shell has an extra wide window opening, and inside has the wall reduced by the A/B/Start/Select buttons reduced, along with all other requirements to allow the IPS screen kits to simply drop into place.

Once you compare our shell with all the others on the market you will never look back!

History

In 2001, Nintendo delivered the next generation of portable entertainment into the hands of eager gamers. The Game Boy Advance gives you console-quality gaming in your pocket - and its bright, colorful and finger-intuitive design is still a classic. We spent over a year developing the perfect GBA shell. Spending over $20,000 that we will never get back, in the name of perfection.

After great success of our first mold, we spent a further $8,000 and made a new mold, perfecting the start/select buttons, opening out the window and altering the inside structure so that IPS screens can simply drop in with no modification whatsoever!

Cleaning

Pearl-series shells: We have tested multiple cleaning agents on the shells with success, and have heard that some individuals cleaning using a microfiber cloth along with a solvent may have the dye in the microfiber cloth come off on the shell. This has been observed only with solvents used with colored microfiber cloths.

Description

The holy grail of Game Boy Advanced Shells from our partner RetroSix.

This listing is for a shell and battery cover. Custom casted Game Boy Advance Prestige Buttons Set and GBA IPS Screen Lens are also available separately 

This shell is produced via casting and using ABS (from Japan), as oppose to all other shells on the market being made of injection molded cheap and inaccurate soft plastics.

NOTE: 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.
Contents
About
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.
Simply place your IPS screen in and push it to the top right (when looking down inside the shell installing the screen) to perfectly center it. For a professional fitting we sell a 3D bracket to hold the LCD in position.

The Pearl series have a pearl finish that reflects light differently at different angles, making the shell have an amazing glow when moving it around. The finish is matt, and treated with our own special anti-slip rubber. This gives your console an ultra-premium feel and luxury finish.

The front shell has an extra wide window opening, and inside has the wall reduced by the A/B/Start/Select buttons reduced, along with all other requirements to allow the IPS screen kits to simply drop into place.

Once you compare our shell with all the others on the market you will never look back!

History

In 2001, Nintendo delivered the next generation of portable entertainment into the hands of eager gamers. The Game Boy Advance gives you console-quality gaming in your pocket - and its bright, colorful and finger-intuitive design is still a classic. We spent over a year developing the perfect GBA shell. Spending over $20,000 that we will never get back, in the name of perfection.

After great success of our first mold, we spent a further $8,000 and made a new mold, perfecting the start/select buttons, opening out the window and altering the inside structure so that IPS screens can simply drop in with no modification whatsoever!

Cleaning

Pearl-series shells: We have tested multiple cleaning agents on the shells with success, and have heard that some individuals cleaning using a microfiber cloth along with a solvent may have the dye in the microfiber cloth come off on the shell. This has been observed only with solvents used with colored microfiber cloths.

Customer Reviews

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S.
Great quality and color

Very happy with my purchase.

C
C.L.

Game Boy Advance Prestige Shell | IPS Modified

K
K.K.
Aged like fine milk

I liked the initial look and feel overall after I purchased the pearl versions of the shell. Decided to wait a bit, around five months, and give a better review after I used it. My hunch was right. The finish while it felt good, started to yellow around the screen and the buttons. Now if this was around just the buttons I could chalk it up to me not using then with clean hands, but it yellowed all around the screen, even where my hands didn't touch. The back was another issue with this "transfer"? I did put a key chain on it and left it next to my desk when not in use, but the pattern on my key chain got imprinted. The color of the key chain was black and the transfer was black so it might have been that, but nonetheless it had black patterns on it after awhile. I guess if you do get the matted finish, take good care that you don't leave anything around it. I did like the color and the finish but I couldn't take the yellowing and the marks on the back. Other then that everything fit perfectly and the buttons felt legit like it was a new Gameboy. Bought the white shell with gold tempered screen to replace it.

S
S.R.
Beautiful case

Brought life back into my Gameboy Advance I’ve had since I was three, I’m twenty-two now. Perfect case. Even picked up an IPS mod right after putting it together.

S
S.L.
So close to perfect

First of all, I want to say the overall quality of the shells are great but there is a major flaw that I ran into. The pegs that hold the PCB to the shell are about 1 or 2 mm too long compared to an OEM shell. This I found was causing me to drop inputs on the d-pad, especially when moving diagonally. I initially thought this was due to the membranes since I had gotten the replacement ones but it seemed to happen regardless of using the replacement or OEM membranes. I was able to file them down to the correct height and now everything works as intended. This is a shame that I had to modify the shell. I included pictures that show the purple one, OEM, where I drew the line and on and the blue shell the where line is further down the peg. I hope this can be revised on further units because it's such a small oversight.

R
R.V.
Amazing!

Very happy with purchase