Game Boy Color Prestige IPS Shell - RetroSix

CHF 11
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SKU: GBC3001
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The Game Boy Color Prestige IPS Ready Shell is a custom made high quality ABS shell made by RetroSix. These shells are designed for drop-in Q5 IPS LCD installs with just a few cuts of the posts inside the shells. 


  • Custom molded made with high quality ABS plastic
  • Molded for standard IPS display mods
  • Q5 brackets have fitting issues with these shells.
  • For Q5 displays, you only need to cut off the few alignment pins on the inside of the shell. For standard IPS displays, such as V2/V3, you will need to trim the pins, top tab, and a small portion of the D-pad area. Please see the Trim Guide under "Documentation" for more details.
  • Does not include buttons, membranes, or lenses





  • Not recommended for GBC Q5 Retro Pixel Laminated Lens kit. 
  • There is no logo on these shells.
  • On the front half of the shell there is a post on the middle left that has less plastic on one side. This is part of the design to fit the LCD. Please thread and screw this post very carefully and accordingly as to not split the post. Refunds/replacements will not be accepted 
  • Clear variants will be more frosted than crystal clear.
  • "Matte" means the shell will have a soft texture.
  • Created by RetroSix.
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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 44 reviews

Great Product! Very clean assembly!

Ryan Thomas
Really bad, buyer beware

Avoid these shells at all cost. I purchased noticing these were in the clearance section and wow… yeah, you get what you pay for, apparently.

The screws are too short and do not properly **** in. I ordered two shells and both had over half their **** holes strip when trying to close the case. Likewise, I’ve noticed that the battery compartment won’t close if the batteries are in! So basically let your game boy be a half, closer paperweight or a half closed system with no battery cover on that does technically turn on. This isn’t even mentioning that the force required to *try* to get the screws to catch into the hole broke one of my two screens so I’ve had to pay to get a new one sent to me.

I’m sure this will be a return/refund situation but looking at past reviews, I’m surprised this was ever sold in the first place and has given me a new view on HHL’s products. I’ve purchased several displays from here before but I don’t really think there’s much they can do to get me to buy from them again.

Thanks for your review! Regarding the force to get the screws in, there is nothing for the screws to catch right away. Screw posts in all aftermarket shells are not pre-threaded. This is for several reasons but mainly if you need to open the shell back up again, the more you do so, the more likely it is for the posts threads to strip and/or the post may break. This does create resistance when putting the screws in for the first time.

We would like to look into the issue with the screws and battery covers with you further. If you haven't already, please reach out to

Ash Gardooni
Easy to install, works great!

Title says it all.


The matte-black finish on this shell is really amazing. Super clean looking.

Brian S.
Go to case for non laminated ips screens for the gbc

Great case. Easy to work with. Eliminates the hassle of misalignment. Only problems I noticed were that the power button is a bit ruff to move (I sand the inside of the button down a bit), the battery cover doesn't have the gameboy logo on it (Some people like the clean look but some like the original stickers on the console) and, the included screws you have to be careful with, can easily ruin the case if you over tighten which isn't hard because the builds usually don't fit together perfectly snug.

Worked out great!

Very happy with the shell. This, along with new buttons, and a new screen made a used GBC feel refreshed and distinctly mine.

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