GBA SP Clear Shell

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  1. Ben Ten's Dad
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    Hi All,

    Why is the SP the only system not to have a clear shell? Anyone able to shed some light on this? I'd like to have all my Gameboys in clear shells but for some reason you just cant get one for the GBA SP. If I knew who manufactured the other replacement shells I would sedn them an email, I'm sure they would sell like the proverbial hot cakes.
     


  2. Nusdogg

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    I believe thats the only handheld that didn't come with clear or anyone ever made one for them.
     
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    Same place as [INSERT NAME HERE]
    WRONG! 3DS, 3DS XL, and the New 3DS (XL) all don't have clear models
     
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    If you're talking about the 3DS being NATURALLY clear, meaning I can see the inside components, then you're correct. If you're talking about a clear shell CASE, then you're wrong. There are third party companies that make clear shell cases.
     
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    i think he means the crystal cases that protect handhelds...ya i cant find a gba sp one either
     
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    I want a clear 2DS shell. I can't believe nobody has aftermarket shells in production, given how cheap 3D printing is nowadays, and the market for them is WIDE OPEN. They literally just need to cast from official Nintendo molds, and either keep or ditch the nintendo logo.
     
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    It'd be kinda hard to make a case like that. Being a 2DS owner, I think that the thing would look kind of weird with a shell case
     
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    The Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire editions are transparent red and blue, and there is a yellow one coming out soon. They all look amazing.
     
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    That I'd have to agree with. Those will look cool
     
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    I was talking about GameBoy Pocket, Gameboy Color, GBA, and the DMG just these old school hand held. 3DS and 2DS are pointless as you can mess shit up while taking it apart.
     
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  12. Ben Ten's Dad
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    So, it is confirmed then, the SP doesn't have a clear shell aftermarket option. They would sell tons of those and they would look amazing. Wonder if there is a technical issue which makes it impossible, cant think of one though. Anyone know who makes the aftermarket kits so I can fire off an email request?
     
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    I can only think of the people who make the REVO K101, the GBA clone. They obviously make custom SP shells for theirs, so maybe they can point you in the right direction?
     
  14. Ben Ten's Dad
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    Are you saying you know these guys, or do you mean I make contact with them?
     
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    I meant you should contact them.
     
  16. Ben Ten's Dad
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    Will do. Don't think they will take my request on baord but you never know!
     
  17. IpsoFact0

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    i just bout 2 clear shell gba sp cases on ebay
     
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    Pics please....or, didn't happen :P
     
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    On ebay now, there's no clear shells as of now.
     
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    There are none full stop. For some reason the SP is the only model (apart from 3ds & 2ds that is) which don't have clear shell replacements.