We are currently redesigning and prototyping new shells. ETA is June.
These machined aluminum shells allow you to convert your Game Boy Color to have a backlit color screen. This new shell does fit the new IPS screen from Funnyplaying and also features a cutout for the IR port at the top.
These shells are compatible with several types of screens:
IPS screen from Funnyplaying - No adapter needed
Benn Venn backlit screen (Freckleshack): It may take you some time to get these screens, but if you can get one they will fit with an adapter.
This verson does NOT fit the new Q5 screen. We will need time to evaluate and determine if a new shell will be made
Clear or color anodizing protects the surface from scratches, oxidation, and fingerprints.
No matter what shell, you will receive the following:
Custom machined front and rear shells
No shell trimming
No hot glue or cutting fasteners, steel fasteners included
Side cutout for a charge board to upgrade to rechargeable battery (AA batteries are no longer needed)
The power switch detent (the 'click') is maintained!
The following are other Game Boy Color parts to complete your custom build:
3d printed battery holder is used to aide in assembly. This battery holder precisely locates a small power board that powers a rechargeable battery.
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 A huge capacity 2000 mah battery! This is available for purchase from Boxy Pixel for US customers only as I cannot ship batteries individually.
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
Please refer to our FAQ page if you have further questions.
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.
Inventory may be slightly off due to these variations and potential damage of parts-- though we adjust for it, this is difficult to predict and we may have fewer of any item than anticipated.
Please be sure to review our refund policy for cancelled and returned orders.
Please see our FAQ page for information about international orders, import fees, and tariffs. We do not change the value of the shipment.
Brass parts are custom machined one at a time after an order is placed. Brass will come as it was machined and can show some oxidation/discolor. Assume you will need to do your final surface finishing. Please allow approximately 1 month to machine.