Game Boy Color Prestige IPS Ready Shell - RetroSix

$10.99 USD
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SKU: GBC3002
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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.
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.

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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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
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.

Worked out great!

Very happy with the shell. This, along with new buttons, and a new screen made a used GBC feel refreshed and distinctly mine.

Kenneth DeLeon

Shell was a cool color and pretty sturdy for a softer plastic.

David Melgar
Confusing Description

Very upset with my experience. Initially ordered this shell as it was provided in the link that was on the IPS laminated screen stating that these specific shells were supported. When it arrived come to find out that it isn’t and that you have to manually cut it to fit the screen. I tried to reach out to support and both Brad and Jeff provided no assistance in providing an RMA for the return. The descriptions both have IPS in the titles and I specifically purchased the clear case and they look identical. Very unhappy with how they couldn’t provide an RMA for this error. They’re happy to take your money but will do little to give you any actually support besides provide pictures.

Thanks for your review! We allowed the return of the shell but were unable to provide you with a pre-paid return label (as per our policy for items purchased by mistake within 30 days of purchase) as this shell page has plenty of information to help aid in any confusion that may ensue in regards to what shell is compatible with which IPS kit. For example, on this product page, we specifically list in the notes 'Not recommended for GBC Q5 Retro Pixel Laminated Lens kit.' It is a good idea to read over all product pages for each item purchased, including install guides that will also provide this information, thoroughly and click on the links provided that take you to the correct products pages for compatible products.

Love this shell.

Made it easier to upgrade the screen by purchasing this shell with it. Well-made, durable & great colors.

Brandon Rogers

The prestige ips shell was a excellent upgrade to my old Gameboy color

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