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The prestige Game Boy Advance SP shell from RetroSix is a custom made high quality ABS shell. These shells are great for restorations or IPS installs with just a few easy trims.
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It's a solid build and looks great, but the screw holes are not designed for more than once attempt at putting it together, so in my case, if a fuse blows, the screw holes get more and more stripped every time you put it back together
I want to leave a good review because they have awesome products but I am missing the battery cover speaker and Nintendo logo from my order
So this was already in this description & it’s a given but this feels way cheaper than I initially thought it would be. I know it wasn’t gonna be the same, but it legit feels like you’re holding a toy rather than a compact video game handheld. That type of cheap, even for an aftermarket GBA SP shell, is actually bad for my standards.
Number two was the wait time. Maybe it could’ve been when I ordered it but this thing took almost over an entire week to arrive. It took forever for the damn thing to even ship!
And I would’ve forgave the horrible feel of quality and the long wait time if the screws that came with the shell WOULD ACTUALLY FIT. I had the hardest time trying to reassemble my the top portion of the shell after installing the screen but because of all the fiddling and struggling it actually DAMAGED my screen. Keep in mind this is a FunnyPlaying IPS screen which isn’t cheap at all & is a beautiful screen gone to waste.
After asking around, people actually told me that my first mistake was getting a RetroSix shell. To be honest, I was already worried before it even arrived because of certain reviews regarding the RetroSix shell for the original GBA and now I totally stand behind them when I also say that I WILL be going for another product.
I’d definitely ask for a refund but at this point I’m legit so fed up with RetroSix as a whole that I’m willing to take my losses solely because I do not want to waste my energy on them or anything to DO with them. That’s how angry and frustrated this product got me after these three mere issues.
If you want a shell, take my word & everyone else’s words and LOOK SOMEWHERE ELSE. I’ve seen plenty of other shells that I definitelty will try but stay away from RetroSix shells. For your sake & for your [potential] GBA’s sake.
Bought it for my cousin. He really likes it
I saw the ultimate sp so I decided to make my own. It came out beautiful with the shell 😎👍
I bought the clear blue shell after my OEM shell hinge cover fell off. This shell is exactly what I wanted. I also bought black buttons from HHL that worked amazingly with this reproduction shell. The tips I would have to anyone purchasing this shell are to make sure the old gba sp shell is open to the correct angle when removing the hinges. Also make sure you use the correct hinge on the correct side of the shell. Typically, the OEM hinges have one white and one black so make sure you put the left hinge from the old shell in the left hinge of the new shell and right of old in right of new. This shell looks so good, I even left off the bottom AGS-001 sticker provided for the bottom so I can see the game cart that's inserted. One thing to note is this shell also doesn't have the cut-out for the Nintendo sticker that typically is on the lid if you're looking for one with one. This didn't bother me though since I like having an unobstructed view of the inside of the gameboy since mine is a clear shell.
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