So I bought the silver shell with the blood crystal buttons. Pretty cool. Mostly it was exactly what I expected. I will say the silver paint on the shell seems a bit rough looking, not quite as consistent as I'd have hoped. Other than that the plastic feels slightly cheaper than what's on the original GBA. Other than the initial paint observation, once the whole thing was put together it looks and feels very nice. Because of the backlit screen that was already inside of the system when I bought it pre-modded I had to sandpaper the insides to make it fit. That's not the shell's fault, just thought that's something to mention in case any one else got a pre-modded GBA and wanted to get a custom shell for it.
The clear screen glass cover with the Pokémon characters on it was damaged when I received it like something was dragged across it when they made the picture on it and I was very disappointed... I was looking forward to that detail!! It also didn’t include new serial barcode stickers like some kits do and that was a shame but overall it was a beautiful case!
Awesome shell! Ordered it along with the glass screen to replace my old GBA one! Happy customer for sure!
I messed up my gameboy years ago and this restored it, but it had been so long I forgot what it looked like when new. Note of caution though: don't use old screws, they're somehow slightly wider threads (JP vs US?), so it's a tight fit. The screws that come with this kit are perfect on the other hand.
Game Boy Advance Shell