Game Boy DMG Prestige Shell | IPS Ready Shell

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SKU: GBD2120
Pickup available at 519 Davisville Rd.

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Behold the holy grail of Game Boy DMG shells from our partner RetroSix.

The fit, feel, and tolerance of 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.

The battery compartment allows for a drop-in fit of the CleanJuice XL without any cutting required. If you plan to purchase a CleanJuice we recommend to purchase the USB-C battery cover so you have the USB C hole in the battery cover.

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


  • IPS ready. Simplify the installation of your Game Boy DMG RIPS V5 IPS Backlight.
  • Q5 LCD kits will require the viewing window to be modified.
  • Shell can still be used for regular Game Boy's without IPS screens. Original screens still fit perfect without any modifications.
  • The Pearl series includes a Matte anti-slip finish which creates a soft touch.
  • A majority of these shells will no longer have the "For Nintendo Game Boy" text as they are being phased out. Please reach out to support to confirm if your chosen variant will have the logo.
  • Clear variants will be more frosted than crystal clear.


  • 1x DMG Prestige Shell
  • 1x Battery Cover
  • 1x Set of screws and EXT port cover



  • As of 9/26/23 - Pearl White, Pearl Red, and Pearl Purple variant are currently not a perfect color match for Pearl White, Pearl Red, and Pearl Purple shell.
  • Created by RetroSix.

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 109 reviews

Very clean shell! Quite the show stopper!

Javier Soltero-Brown

When I first received the shell I was a little put off by the texture of the paint, it’s a bit softer than the gritty plastic of the original DMG. However the install was great, a little tough to get the shell to click together at the end. The cutouts were perfect for the new screen. The power jack was a little tight across from the link jack. I got used to the texture after a while so it’s good. Also the a button is getting stuck, I might have to trime some paint.

Chris Lanceley
The Matte Finish Comes off When Cleaned with Isopropyl Alcohol

I do love the matte finish of this shell and it would have been brilliant if I hadn't had to replace the screen lens. When I was using isopropyl alcohol to clean off the old adhesive where the previous lens was I noticed that my cotton swaps were turning blue like the shell. Unfortunately it had pulled up the matte finish around the outside of that area. I'm going to replace the shell and the screen lens to get it back to perfect!

Looks and fits great

Really well made and clean. Fits OEM screen just fine.

Zach M
Disappointed in color

I ordered the pearl purple color. The plastic is not a colored resin, it is just white painted purple. I can tell because only the outside is actually painted. This makes it feel very cheap, and it is just annoying that I have to see the glossy white every time I open the battery compartment. The fact that this isn’t mentioned in the description and isn’t shown in the pictures feels shady. Also, the color on the case and battery cover (both pearl purple from HHL) do not match! It might not bother some people, but it looks really ugly to me.

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Decent shell at a great price.

I've used a few of these shells now and I have to say they are a perfect replacement. Other than a couple of loose screws holding the case together, they just work. **** holes are easy to fix though, so not a big deal. The picture of the red unit below is a little satire/parody project I did. I don't believe in the political structure it represents, but I find it funny and so do many others. Needless to say, I will be buying more when I need them. Keep up the quality products.

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