GBA SP All Colour Variants (UK?)

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  1. AnotherMuggle
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    AnotherMuggle Member

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    Does anyone know where I can see all the GBA SP colour variants that were released in the UK?
    I am trying to establish whether a unit for sale on eBay is a back or front lit unit. It is a fairly dark blue colour!

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  2. Demonbart

    Demonbart GBATemp's guitar hero

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    Wikipedia maybe?
     
  3. AnotherMuggle
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    They have some nice information but no images of the colour variants.
     
  4. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    I thought backlit SP was only released for sale in USA...

    It certainly didn't make it to Australia... that's for sure...
     
  5. UltraMagnus

    UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

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    hi, the easiest way to establish that is to ask them the model number, frontlit SPs had the serial number AGS-001, whereas backlit models have the number AGS-101. I belive that the AGS-101 was only released in a light metallic blue and a light metallic blue, along a spongebob version... they were only released in the USA though, and maybe japan.

    I ended up buying my two from the USA with crappy shells and re-casing them, the metallic shells seemed to wear really easily so are neigh on impossible to find in good condition, not to mention the colours are [​IMG] . It was definately worth the effort and expense though, the 101 is the best handheld to play GBA and GBC games on (even better than the DS).

    edit: ok, looking at wikipedia it seems a very small number did make it to europe, in dark blue, pink, and "tribal", good luck finding one though.
     
  6. trans am

    trans am Advanced Member

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    They aren't hard to find in Europe, I've seen many Tribal AGS-101, point taken all colors are not very good if you prefer mute colors.
     
  7. Danny600kill

    Danny600kill xD

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    I've got a Tribal one laying around al see what serial number to tell you if they are back or front lit

    Edit : Its backlit if that helps
     
  8. UltraMagnus

    UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

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    maybe they all ended up in Portugal [​IMG]
     
  9. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

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    I've seen them advertised over here; never got one though. I have a frontlit SP and I think I had a DS by then.
     
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