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FunnyPlaying GBA SP Shell - IPS ready - No trimming needed


Regular price $26.00

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New for 2023!

FunnyPlaying Game Boy Advance SP crystal clear shells. These shells are a massive step up in build and quality from the old aftermarket SP shells.

They are manufactured from a mould designed exclusively by FunnyPlaying. The build is high quality IBS plastic and pre moulded to fit many IPS screens. This means that this shell does not need cutting to fit the New Laminated GBA SP screens that we recommend.

The screws have been adjusted to be just 2 different lengths, all with Phillips heads. (The older screws were varying lengths that was complicated and time consuming to figure out which screw went where)

As these shells are crystal clear, you can see the messy part of the screen through the top of the closed shell. Blank that off with a slice / blank plate in your choice of colors for that truly professional feel. Slicers / blank plates are available here. 

Also consider upgrading the old power port to have USBC battery recharging and audio out function. This mod can be found here.

What is included;

1 x Game Boy Advance SP shell - pre moulded for IPS

1 x Screw set (7 x 6mm & 10 x 3.8mm)

1 x Power LED pipe

1 x Battery cover nut & screws

2 x LR button spring & column

1 x RF shield

1 x Nameplate Sticker (Nintendo)

1 x Screw rubber plug

2 x Shaft covers


What is not included;

GBA SP IPS Screen. Available here

GBA SP buttons.

GBA SP slice / blank plate available here.


1. The original screws should not be used with this shell.


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Shell is very high quality and has a nice glossy finish. Have purchased multiple FP shells from Retro gaming now

Daniel Tweedie
Description: Works as intended, Easy to install
Good Quality, Smooth feel

Shell is of good quality with a smooth gloss feeling texture.
Basically, no complaints on the fit and finish
Most parts included, though you still need you own shoulder buttons, power/volume slider and hinges which is standard for these kits.
Only using two different length screw is definitely a benefit.
I have an aftermarket battery from another retailer and the battery door bulges slightly, but nothing to be worried about.

Thomas Thorpe
Description: Could be better
Improvements: Absolutely nothing. You guys are great!
Not their best

I absolutely love Funnyplayings Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance shells. They make them easy to use with their IPS screens and have a good feel to them. They even include some of the “Nintendo” details other 3rd party shell makers avoid or miss.
The GBA SP is a miss though. Hinge covers were flimsy, the clamshell rubber bits were a weird, smaller size and the screws were mostly different (where in other cases they tend to use the same type of screw).
Disappointed but hopefully future releases will get better.