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Game Boy Advance IPS Modified Prestige Shell - RetroSix

Game Boy Advance IPS Modified Prestige Shell - RetroSix

Regular price $ 234.00 MXN
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Solid Black

SKU : GBA1000

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 will no longer have the "For Nintendo" logo. We have a separate listing for the shells that still have the "For Nintendo" logo here.


  • 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.
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Based on 293 reviews
Looks Amazing!!

Very easy installation, the shell, buttons, and screen were all easy to install - no soldering required. I added the USB-C to the mod and love it!! Took about 1 hour to do the whole thing. Overall 10/10

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 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.

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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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.