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Game Boy Color Prestige IPS Shell - RetroSix

Game Boy Color Prestige IPS Shell - RetroSix

Regular price €12,95
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SKU : GBC1000

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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Based on 45 reviews

Arrived on time and as described.


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.

Orders placed with us will be fulfilled within 1 to 2 business days. Delays may occur depending on the volume we experience. This is especially true during sales and around the winter holidays. Once a package is fulfilled, we are unable to make any changes to the order or cancel it. Please review your entire order and the shipping information before completing the order for accuracy. Refunds will not be given under these circumstances. Once packages leave our warehouse, it is not in our control how fast it will get to you from there regardless of shipping option chosen. The shipping times shown are estimates, not guarantees. Refunds will not be given under these circumstances. 

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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.

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Purchases are eligible for return within 30 days of purchase. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

When you receive a backlight/LCD kit, you should perform a dry run before installing to assure that nothing has been damaged in transit. A dry run or test fit means the kit is not installed in the shell. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of adhesives, brackets, and any performed soldering. All ribbon cables should have no bends or creases in them. If you are unsure how to perform a dry run, please contact our support team and we will be happy to help. Backlight kits that have been installed are not eligible for replacement or return. If a backlight/LCD is returned and shows any signs of having been installed, it will not be eligible for a refund.

Requested returns/refunds/exchanges for items you believe to be defective, will be subject to a troubleshooting process with our support team before proceeding with a return/replacement/refund.

Modifying a product in any way, including but not limited to removing or adding components, will result in the voiding of our return/refund policy.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Defective or damaged parts are free to return within 30 days of purchase. Shipping costs are not covered for items returned at a customer's request or the refusal of the troubleshooting process with our support. Refunds for shipping costs and Route Shipping Insurance will not be given.

Please note that international orders are not eligible for a prepaid shipping label for returns on defective products. Returns must be paid for by the customer.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Returns can be sent to:
Hand Held Legend
Attn: Returns
519 Davisville Road; Unit 102
Willow Grove, PA 19090

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable).

We reserve the right to deduct an amount proportional to the chosen shipping return method from your refund if you order does not quality for a free return:

Refund Deduction Amounts by Shipping Method (USA):

  • $5.00 for USPS First Class Mail Returns
  • $10.00 for USPS Priority Mail Returns
  • $13 for all over carrier returns


Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your original method of payment, within 1-7 business days.

Refunds for shipping costs and Route Shipping Insurance will not be given.


If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account. Then contact your bank or credit card company. It may take some time before your refund is officially posted.

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We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at


You may cancel or edit orders yourself (before fulfillment) by following the steps in this guide. If you edit/cancel your order, you can expect a refund within 1 to 7 business days. Orders that have been fulfilled by our shipping team cannot have edits made or be canceled. We will do our best to assist customers in this process if needed, but it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their order and shipping information is correct before processing the order. We are not responsible for any issues that may occur due to incorrect items, shipping information, etc on orders.