Pocket (GBC) Machined Aluminum Shell


Finish: Clear Anodize
Sale price$72.00


This shell set has the look of a Game Boy Pocket on the outside, but uses Game Boy Color electronics inside.  

This CNC machined aluminum front and rear shell allows you to convert your Game Boy Color to a Game Boy Pocket styling by removing the IR Led's. This includes both front and rear aluminum housings, and a metal bezel.

This requires a rechargeable battery to be soldered in and also uses the laminated GBC Q5 screen made by Funnyplaying.


  • Custom aluminum CNC machined front and rear housings
  • Oval side cutout for use of a Type-C DC conversion board
  • Steel fasteners included
  • Click Here for an assembly guides (Updates coming soon)
  • Fastener thread size is M2
  • Touch sensors can be tricky, so we have created features on the top to use pins.  The brightness touch sensor wire can be soldered to this, and seems to work well in our testing.
  • Slightly larger exterior dimensions than an OEM pocket. The game cartridges will sit slightly above the top

The following are other parts to complete your custom build:

3d printed type-C holder is used to aid in assembly. This locates a small power board that powers a rechargeable battery.  

Type-C Charge board  This is mounted to the 3d printed battery holder and connects to a rechargeable battery.  2 wires connect to rechargeable battery, 2 wires connect to Nintendo PCB.  

Rechargeable battery  Our 1700 mah battery fits. This is available for purchase from Boxy Pixel for US customers only as I cannot ship batteries internationally.

GBC Buttons - This uses GBC buttons, power switch and silicone (NOT pocket).  Choose plastic or our metal buttons.

GBC Retro Pixel 2.0 Q5 laminated backlit screen made by Funnyplaying,

Touch sensor pins - If you would like to add brightness control

If you find a part out of stock, visit our central location for part availability. It shows what colors are on order and also an estimated time to receive parts.  Unfortunately, we cannot yet order every color as the volume of parts would be too large for us.  Typically, we order 3 colors at a time, so you may need to wait until a color is made.   https://www.boxypixel.com/pages/product-availability   

To view all of our Pocket products

See our assembly guides for details on how to put yours together.

If you would rather have a fully functional custom unit built for you, contact one of the builders from our list:  Builders List

 Please refer to our FAQ page if you have further questions.


  1. These parts are not mass produced and  we use multiple machine shops, so surface finish, texture, and color may vary between batches. Colors may also look different depending on your screen, the lighting, and variations in anodizing.  Colors can vary from part to part - black is the least noticeable.
  2. Please be sure to review our refund policy for canceled and returned orders.
  3. Please see our FAQ page for information about international orders, import fees, and tariffs. We do not change the value of the shipment and we do not have control over your particular country's fee/tariffs/taxes.
  4. Brass parts come as machined and may show oxidation/discolor.  Assume you will need to do your final surface finishing using a flexible 3M sanding pad.  (The 3M 7448 usually works well).  Then, apply clearcoat, poly, or other coating to maintain the shine.


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