Game Boy Color (AGS-101) Machined Aluminum Shells - Boxy Pixel
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Game Boy Color Machined Aluminum Shells - IPS
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Game Boy Color Machined Aluminum Shells - IPS
Game Boy Color Machined Aluminum Shells - IPS

Game Boy Color Machined Aluminum Shells - IPS

Regular price $0.00 $69.00 Sale

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 game boy shells are compatible with the multiple screens:

  • IPS screen from Funnyplaying - No adapter needed
  • Stock gameboy screen: These fit with adapter
  • 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.
  • McWill backlit screen.  Simply add this adapter.

Clear or colored anodizing protects the surface from scratches and 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 micro usb board to upgrade to rechargeable battery (AA batteries are no longer needed)
  • The power switch detent (the 'click') is maintained!
  • The small Nintendo logo will be omitted from the front housing
  • Click Here for an assembly guide 
  • If you would like, I can also build a finished unit for you.


The following are other Game Boy Color parts to complete your custom build:

3d printed battery holder is used to aide in assembly (purchased separately, and I can share cad files if desired). This battery holder precisely locates a micro usb board that powers a rechargeable battery.  If you have a printer, 3D print the stl file yourself:

Micro USB charge board (Type C also available)  This is mounted to the above 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 boxypixel for US customers only as I cannot ship batteries individually.

Replacement screens, colored buttons, and replacement silicone are also available on

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